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Volkswagen Golf Hatchback review

1984 - 1992 (change model)
Parkers overall rating: 3 out of 53.0

At a glance

Price new £4,967 - £17,261
Road tax cost £200 - £325
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Fuel economy Not tested to latest standards
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Pros & cons


Solid VW quality, good performance from GTi


So very Eighties, not so very practical

Written by Parkers Published: 6 June 2019 Updated: 6 June 2019


The Golf MK2 is a popular used car choice – and rightly so – with plenty of good cars still around. Its reliability and build quality have won many fans, while the performance of the GTis has allowed many to get sports car performance for family car prices. As such demand remains high.