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Latest reviews

We have 5 reviews of recent Volkswagen Golf models:

  • Volkswagen dials up the tech for new Golf

    Parkers rating: 4.6 out of 5 4.6
    New price: £0 - £0

    PROS

    • Wide range of engines to suit most drivers
    • Promise of more involving handling
    • High-tech interior and 'We Connect' services
    • Practical and spacious 

    CONS

    • Digital cockpit might put off technophobes
    • No electric version this time around
    • Rear torsion beam on cheaper cars
    • Small improvements to passenger and boot space
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  • Estate version of the best hatch isn’t the roomiest but it’s highly desirable

    Parkers rating: 4.3 out of 5 4.3
    New price: £22,185 - £37,200

    PROS

    • Commodious luggage space
    • Generous equipment levels
    • Golf R performance
    • Economical engines

    CONS

    • More expensive than rivals
    • Options on the dear side
    • Still no GTI Estate
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  • A niche product, but an alluring – if pricey one – all the same

    Parkers rating: 4.2 out of 5 4.2
    New price: £33,080 - £33,080

    PROS

    • Rugged looks
    • Spacious loadbay
    • Practical touches
    • Impressive quality

    CONS

    • Restricted engine range
    • Expensive to buy
    • More green-laner than off-roader
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Older reviews

Hatchback (13 reviews)

2013 onwards

  • Still so good, despite being so close to replacement

    Parkers rating: 4.5 out of 5 4.5
    New price: £22,345 - £37,500
    PROS
    • Spacious and high-quality interior
    • Large range of engines available
    • GTI and R provide thrills
    CONS
    • Styling is a little dull on some models
    • Optional extras can be pricey
    • Growing range of strong competition
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2009 - 2016

  • Parkers rating: 4.5 out of 5 4.5
    Used price: £1,994 - £10,636
    PROS

    Supremely refined, upmarket interior, good choice of efficient engines, low-emission BlueMotion model available

    CONS

    Not particularly striking to look at, expensive compared to similarly equipped alternatives

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  • Parkers rating: 4.5 out of 5 4.5
    Used price: £7,017 - £14,997
    PROS

    Storming performance, great usable power, aggressive looks, superbly agile and poised in corners, four-wheel-drive traction

    CONS

    Stiff ride, expensive even compared to a GTI

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  • Parkers rating: 4 out of 5 4.0
    Used price: £1,856 - £6,422
    PROS

    Easy to drive and park, plenty of rear passenger room, excellent build quality, good choice of economical engines

    CONS

    Really a facelift of the old model rather than an all new car

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2004 - 2009

1997 - 2005

1992 - 2001

1981 - 1993

Estate (3 reviews)

2009 - 2016

2004 - 2009

1997 - 2005

Convertible (4 reviews)

2009 - 2016

1992 - 2001

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