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3.5 out of 5 3.5
Parkers overall rating: 3.5 out of 5 3.5
Volkswagen Golf Hatchback (92-98) - rated 3.5 out of 5
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At a glance

New price £8,598 - £23,635
Fuel economy
Not tested to latest standards
View pre-2017 economy specs
Road tax cost £165 - £270
Insurance group 21 How much is it to insure?

PROS

Quality, reputation; reliability

CONS

Little chance of finding a bargain

Volkswagen Golf Hatchback rivals

Audi
A3
3.5 out of 5 3.5

Written by Parkers on

The MK III Golf did not deliver a class-leading performance in terms of how it drove, but it was the most desirable car in its class and has significantly more clout with buyers than the Escort and Astra. This is mainly thanks to build quality, finish, and conservative styling which has aged with dignity. But popularity has a downside and it's that Golf can be expensive to buy - so make sure you don't pay too much.

Volkswagen Golf Hatchback rivals

Audi
A3
3.5 out of 5 3.5

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