Other Volkswagen Golf (2004 - 2009) models:

  • Summary

    4 out of 5 4.0

    What does this car say about you?

    It says I have nothing to prove and know quality when I see it.

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

    They all know the reliability of VW. 4 family members drive Golfs or Passats.

    Would you buy this car again and why?

    Yes but probably a turbo version with a bit more poke.

    What are you likely to buy next?

    See previous answer.

  • Buying experience

    4 out of 5 4.0

    Type of dealer you bought from?


    Did you buy this car new?


    What price did you pay?


    When did you buy the car?

    September 2009

    Did you get a good deal and why?

    I believe I got a good deal because I made it clear to the dealer that I could take it or leave it and wasn't in any hurry to change my car.

    Is there any special reason why you bought this car?

    VW Golf reputation

    What was the dealer like?

    Very good, very helpful.

  • Driving it

    5 out of 5 5.0

    What's it like to drive?

    A pleasure to drive and I enjoy every minute of it, whether round town or on the motorway. I enjoy it even more when I remind myself it's giving me 55mpg.

    What's it like to park?

    Easiest car I've ever parked. As easy to drive backwards as forwards.

  • Living with it

    5 out of 5 5.0

    Have you had any problems with the car?

    Glow plug needed replacing at 50,000 and about a month later all 4 needed replacing. Bolt sheared on fuel cooler at same time. Expensive repair.

    What's most practical about your car?

    It's a decent sized hatchback which can carry all I need it to carry. I recently drove it 3000 miles to Italy and back.

    Favourite gadget, option or accessory?

    Base model so not too big on gadgets.