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Used Volkswagen Golf 2004-2008 review

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In their own words

Worth searching round for the 'Match' spec - gives it a bit of of extra refinement. Still very comfortable to drive. Supportive seating and forgiving suspension over rough roads. Engine sounds a bit noisy compared with later models and gearbox becoming notchy - at 74K it may be due for replacement. Only shocking repair bill was when I took it to my local independent with faulty oil gauge and asked them to check front brake pads. They replaced the gauge sensor and pads, plus new discs - £600. All I needed as I was about to go on holiday. Only thing I miss is rear parking sensors. I had some retro-fitted on a previous Golf, but have never got round to getting it done on this car. All in all, I've been well satisfied with the build quality and reliability of this car.

How reliable do you find the car?

Air con not working when purchased, but fixed under warranty
  • How they rated it

  • Reliability: 3 out of 5 3.0
  • Meets Expectations: 5 out of 5 5.0
  • Overall Rating: 3 out of 5 3.0
  • Chris Phillips recommends this car

About their car

  • Fuel type Diesel
  • When purchased February 2014
  • Condition when bought Used
  • Current Mileage 74,000 miles
  • Average MPG 43 mpg