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  • Summary

    5 out of 5 5.0

    What does this car say about you?

    I look for a smart, reliable motor that is nice to drive.

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

    Lovely car - seems to have aged very well.

    Would you buy this car again and why?

    Definitely - VW seem to be a very reliable brand.

    What are you likely to buy next?

    Volvo XC70 - need a larger family car this time...

  • Buying experience

    5 out of 5 5.0

    Type of dealer you bought from?

    Franchised

    Did you buy this car new?

    Yes

    What price did you pay?

    £16,000

    When did you buy the car?

    July 2007

    Did you get a good deal and why?

    Fantastic reduction on a pre-registered car.

    Is there any special reason why you bought this car?

    New version of a previous Golf.

    What was the dealer like?

    Superb - VW York.

  • Driving it

    5 out of 5 5.0

    What's it like to drive?

    Handles well around corners, feels very progressive on the road considering it only has 140bhp. Seems to soak up bumps in the road - good balance between rock-hard, racing-like handling and day-to-day comfort.

    What's it like to park?

    Easy - small and relatively square.

  • Living with it

    5 out of 5 5.0

    Have you had any problems with the car?

    The car now has 130,000 on the clock. The only thing to have required any maintenance (other than regular servicing), are the rear shocks. They had leaky seals at its last service - not bad for a sporty car though.

    What's most practical about your car?

    Plenty of space in the rear for passengers - surprising.

    Favourite gadget, option or accessory?

    The sports seats are very comfortable.