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  • Summary

    4 out of 5 4.0

    What does this car say about you?

    Understatment - it's not a flash car like the GTi but with 170bhp it's nearly as fast

    What do your friends / family / neighbours think of the car?

    They all want to drive it!

    Would you buy this car again and why?

    Yes - this is the 6th VW and the 4th Golf. We've tried Audi, BMW and keep coming back to VW. Even though we've had a few problems they've all been sorted under warranty so not an issue.

    What are you likely to buy next?

    Golf? Scirrocco? Passat CC? Probably another Golf...

  • Buying experience

    1 out of 5 1.0

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    Did you buy this car new?


    What price did you pay?


    When did you buy the car?

    August 2008

    Did you get a good deal and why?

    Pretty good deal - the car had a spec including sat nav, iPod and DSG box. Only 6 months old at the time and original cost £22k +

    Is there any special reason why you bought this car?

    Always bought VW Golfs, but wanted an auto with some oomph

    What was the dealer like?

    Rubbish. Very slovenly - only decided to buy the car as it was a genuine VW dealer

  • Driving it

    5 out of 5 5.0

    What's it like to drive?

    Superb. Pull in every gear, smooth, no roll and not at all hard over bumps given the lowered suspension and wider tyres.

    What's it like to park?

    Easy - it's not very long

  • Living with it

    5 out of 5 5.0

    Have you had any problems with the car?

    Lots of niggles: new techtronic brain for DSG box, rear cup holder keeps collapsing, new rear suspension - all sorted under warranty, but still love the car!

    What's most practical about your car?

    It's a family hatch at heart, but it looks great and goes like stink

    Favourite gadget, option or accessory?

    DSG box - it's incredibly fast and there's a sports option if you're feeling like a boy racer