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VOLKSWAGEN GOLF Used Car Review

The Volkswagen Golf emerged in 1974 as a hatchback that would essentially replace the famous, long-running Beetle as the German brand's car for the masses. It has since established itself as a classless vehicle with broad appeal, as well as a reputation for leading the mainstream small-car segment for quality, refinement and technology. A large range of models includes hatchbacks, wagons and cabriolets, as well as famous hot-hatch models in the form of the iconic GTI and cult all-wheel-drive R.

Pros

Cons

  • Class-leading cabin quality and refinement
  • Slick and efficient petrol and diesel drivetrains
  • Satisfying to drive with good ride and handling
  • Wide choice of models, including terrific GTI hot-hatch
  • DSG auto gearboxes prone to low-speed jerkiness
  • Relatively expensive servicing
  • Flagship Golf model, the R, not necessarily the best
  • Some engines renowned for high oil consumption
This is general information and should not be relied on as purchasing advice.
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TopFROM $90 P/WEEK ON FINANCE* 2016 VOLKSWAGEN GOLF 110TDI HIGHLINE

  • 181255 km
  • Hatchback
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl

Get your finance approved today by calling 1300 30 60 92 or apply online at http://epicfinance.com.au/application/ 2016 Volkswagen Golf Hatchback 110TDI Highline VII MY16 from just $90 per week on finance. Like the FINANCE but not the car? We CAN help! We can finance any vehicle from dealerships and private sellers all over Australia at low weekly repayments. For more info please call the office today on 1300 30 60 92. * Vehicle cash price is $18,990 or is available on finance from $90

$90
Blacktown, NSW

Dealer used
12 hours ago

Top2010 Volkswagen Golf VI MY10 103TDI DSG Comfortline Grey 6 Speed Sports Automatic Dual Clutch

  • 95334 km
  • Hatchback
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl

*** BOOKS *** LUXURY *** RARE TURBO DIESEL *** TIDY *** WOW VERY TIDY INSIDE AND OUT AND DRIVES MINT JUST BEEN SERVICED AND SAFETY CHECKED BY OUR CERTIFIED TECH TEAM GREAT SERVICE HISTORY FROM NEW * FULL LEATHER / HEATED SEATS * DUELZONE CLIMATE CONTROL * CRUISE CONTROL * ALLOYS THE LIST GOES ON AND ON ... YOU MUST SEE HOW MUCH THIS CAR HAS THIS CAR IS A PLEASURE TO DRIVE YOU WILL NOT BE DISAPPOINTED ONCE V

$14,490
Myaree, WA

Dealer used
22/01/2021

Top2016 Volkswagen Golf AU MY16 110 TDI Highline Silver 6 Speed Direct Shift Wagon

  • 128980 km
  • Wagon
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl

ONE OWNER METICULOUSLY MAINTAINED VW GOLF 110 TSI HIGHLINE WAGON. Stunning throughout with features such us full black leathertrim, satellite navigation, reverse camera, alloy wheels, log book history, two keys, near new tyres, fully workshop approved! Trade-ins welcome! We have competitive, same-day finance options and comprehensive protection plans from leading Australian providers. Our vehicles have been independently mechanically inspected and road tested for your

$18,395
Bentley, WA

Dealer used
10 hours ago

Top2016 Volkswagen Golf VII MY16 110TDI DSG Highline White 6 Speed Sports Automatic Dual Clutch

  • 27789 km
  • Hatchback
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl

This 2016 Volkswagen Golf has been kept in superb condition by the previous owner with a full mechanical service history. Also with reversing sensors, a reversing camera, Satellite navigation, leather interior, Bluetooth connectivity and cruise control it is excellent value for money. Enquire today to speak to one of our friendly and experienced sales people. Buy with added confidence with the knowledge that this vehicle has been through a comprehensive quality check- you wont get th

$23,950
Morley, WA

Dealer used
22/01/2021

Top2015 Volkswagen Golf VII MY15 110TDI DSG Highline White 6 Speed Sports Automatic Dual Clutch

  • 144427 km
  • Hatchback
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl

15 Volkswagen Golf 110TDI Highline with full service history! Extremely well maintained by the one previous owner. Purchased from us new and now up for sale in our pre-loved department. Highline model standard with leather interior, push button start, satellite navigation, reverse camera, sensors, dual zone climate control all standard. We have business managers on site to discuss finance options to suit your needs. Extended warranty & roadside assistance packages available for purchase through

$19,490Drive Away^
Nundah, QLD

Dealer used
22/01/2021

Top2012 Volkswagen Golf VI BlueMOTION Hatchback 5dr Man 5sp 1.6DT [MY13] Black Manual Hatchback

  • 99467 km
  • Hatchback
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl

FEATURES YOU WOULD LOVE IN YOUR FIRST CAR: This Volkswagen Golf BlueMOTION has air conditioning, making those summer drives a breeze. Finally this car has front cup holders, cruise control, 15'' alloy wheels, front & rear power windows, central locking and storage compartment in centre console. SAFETY FEATURES An ANCAP star rating of 5. It has driver airbag, passenger airbag, side airbags and knee airbag for driver. 7 airbags. FEATURES YOU WILL LOVE - ABS brakes - L

$11,950
Liverpool, NSW

Dealer used
23/01/2021

VW Golf - MK7 - Auto - Excellent condition - Tinted

  • 160000 km
  • Hatchback
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl

MK7 VW Golf 110TDI Highline Auto, Tinted windows , Satnav Very good condition inside and out. Always garaged and a pleasure to drive. 5 Star ancap safety rating and 7 airbags to keep you and your family safe. This model comes with Alloy wheels, Alcantara seats, foglight's and satnav as standard. Power Steering, Power Windows , air con and Bluetooth. 17Inch Alloys are perfect , Pirelli tyres with 75% tread left. 160000kms - 28th Seo 2021 Rego. Vin: WVWZZZAUZFW046532 Rego until 28th Sep 2

$15,900
Waratah, NSW

3 hours ago

2005 Volkswagen Golf 1K 1.9 TDI Comfortline Silver 6 Speed Direct Shift Hatchback

  • 269161 km
  • Hatchback
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl

The power and economy of a diesel makes this little rocket a very desirable purchase. Complete with RWC. Westside Car City 403-405 Old Geelong Road, Hoppers Crossing 3030 (Mel Ref: 203 D11) Mon - Sat 9.00am - 5.30pm PH: ********8140 OR 03******1177. We sell over 100 Cars p/mth, ALL CARS are from Victoria's Major Dealerships. No Frills, Discounted by thousands, Optional - RWC - Warranty.

$5,200Drive Away^
Hoppers Crossing, VIC

Dealer used
9 hours ago

2007 Volkswagen Golf GT SPORT - TURBO - AUTO - DIESEL - Warranty

  • 168000 km
  • Hatchback
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl

** GT! ** TURBO! ** DIESEL ! ** 15 MONTHS WARRANTY! ** BLUETOOTH! ** ROADSIDE ASSISTANCE! ** REGO! ** FULL SERVICE HISTORY! ** DRIVES A1! ** LOOKS TERRIFIC! ** ALL OUR CARS COME WITH WARRANTY ** UNBEATABLE VALUE ** THIS PRICE IS DRIVE AWAY NO MORE TO PAY! ** EASY FINANCE AVAILABLE! ** ALL ENQUIRIES WELCOME! ** WE LOOK FORWARD TO HEARING FROM YOU! ** 2007 Volkswagen Golf GT SPORT - TURBO - AUTO - DIESEL - Warranty The Finance facility available and own this from $79 per week, no deposit l

$10,990
Birkdale, QLD

Dealer used
10 hours ago

2016 Volkswagen Golf AU MY16 110 TDI Highline Silver 6 Speed Direct Shift Wagon

  • 128980 km
  • Wagon
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl

ONE OWNER METICULOUSLY MAINTAINED VW GOLF 110 TSI HIGHLINE WAGON. Stunning throughout with features such us full black leathertrim, satellite navigation, reverse camera, alloy wheels, log book history, two keys, near new tyres, fully workshop approved! Trade-ins welcome! We have competitive, same-day finance options and comprehensive protection plans from leading Australian providers. Our vehicles have been independently mechanically inspected and road tested for your

$18,395
Bentley, WA

Dealer used
10 hours ago

FROM $90 P/WEEK ON FINANCE* 2016 VOLKSWAGEN GOLF 110TDI HIGHLINE

  • 181255 km
  • Hatchback
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl

Get your finance approved today by calling 1300 30 60 92 or apply online at http://epicfinance.com.au/application/ 2016 Volkswagen Golf Hatchback 110TDI Highline VII MY16 from just $90 per week on finance. Like the FINANCE but not the car? We CAN help! We can finance any vehicle from dealerships and private sellers all over Australia at low weekly repayments. For more info please call the office today on 1300 30 60 92. * Vehicle cash price is $18,990 or is available on finance from $90

$90
Blacktown, NSW

Dealer used
12 hours ago

2009 Volkswagen Golf VI 103TDI DSG Comfortline 6 Speed Sports Automatic Dual Clutch Hatchback

  • 145565 km
  • Hatchback
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl

Inspections and test drives by appointment please. Very reasonable 145k klms on the turbo diesel Golf. Five door hatch, incredible fuel economy, plenty of power and in lovely condition. Here at Margaret River Car Sales we are encouraging our customers to book an appointment for inspections and test drives. Most of our customers travel a long distance to view and buy a car so we need to manage this so they (you) arent disappointed by the sale of that car while in transit. Kindly ca

$8,500
Margaret River, WA

Dealer used
12 hours ago

2012 Volkswagen Golf VI MY12.5 103TDI DSG Comfortline Blue 6 Speed Sports Automatic Dual Clutch

  • 53720 km
  • Hatchback
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl

Come and view this 2012 Volkswagen Golf 103 TDI Comfortline Hatch and book at test drive today. Features include: *LOW KMS *ICE COLD AIRCON *DIESEL ENGINE All our pre-owned vehicles come with a 3 year Extended Warranty*, National Roadside Assist** & a 100 Point Safety Inspection. ^(^Please ask for a full copy of our terms and conditions upon enquiry of this vehicle). We have easy finance options available and will pay top dollar for your trade-in. We are one of Perth?s leading

$15,990
Morley, WA

Dealer used
13 hours ago

2010 Volkswagen Golf VI MY11 103TDI DSG Comfortline Silver 6 Speed Sports Automatic Dual Clutch

  • 165929 km
  • Wagon
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl

Roomy Golf wagon, not too big and not too small Auto headlights/Bluetooth/Rear air conditioning 2 keys/Floor mats As we are Australia's largest privately owned dealership with over 30 new car franchises and more than 1000 used cars in stock we can offer the best rates on finance, insurance and service. During these concerning times our customers and staff are our number 1 priority! We are here to guide you through your purchase and provide the best service possible, including offering our

$13,990Drive Away^
Southport, QLD

Dealer used
15 hours ago

Golf MK 5 Tdi 1.9 2008

  • 148400 km
  • Hatchback
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl

Golf VW 1,9 Tdi , 148400 km , 6 speed manual in very good condition , grey color , cold a/c , regularly service every 10 000 km , log book. The best price in Perth

$5,300
Ballajura, WA

16 hours ago

2005 Volkswagen Golf V Comfortline DSG Red 6 Speed Sports Automatic Dual Clutch Hatchback

  • 232933 km
  • Hatchback
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl

This Volkswagen Golf Hatch provides a sharp response to the road. This car represents great value at $5950, This Volkswagen Golf Hatch will keep you cool in the summer with air conditioning. In addition to all the foregoing it has cruise control, front & rear power windows, side airbags, driver airbag and passenger airbag. Rego until May 2021 ** 1-5 Years Car Warranty Available. ** Trade In Welcome. ** All Cars Are Clear Titles (PPSR IS DONE ON EVERY VEHICLE).

$5,950
Camden, NSW

Dealer used
18 hours ago

2007 Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI SPORTLINE

  • 102000 km
  • Hatchback
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl

VW Golf Sportline hatchback .2.0 TDI 6 speed manual. Travelled a low 102000 klms with 2 keys and service history ( just serviced ) and comes with air cond , cruise control , electric windows , velour trim , alloy wheels with near new tyres , window tint ect ect . Trade ins welcomed and viewing by appointment . Motorsales WA 1830 Albany Hwy Maddington DL 25425 contact Anthony .

$10,490
Maddington, WA

Dealer used
19 hours ago

2007 Volkswagen Golf 1K MY08 Upgrade GT Sport TDI Grey 6 Speed Direct Shift Hatchback

  • 190970 km
  • Hatchback
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl

With Jan 2021 Rego & 1 year Australia wide select warranty included! This Golf is a truly remarkable vehicle - Robust, reliable, durable & spacious sports car which was well looked-after by its previous owner. Surprisingly cheap to service and fuel efficient. The drive feels exceptionally smooth & comfortable, combined with a 2.0L turbo diesel engine, resulting in an overall natural, enjoyable yet powerful driving experience. This beauty is waiting for a proud owner to drive it. Havi

$7,920
Five Dock, NSW

Dealer used
19 hours ago

2013 Volkswagen Golf 110 Tdi Highline 6 Sp Auto Direct Shift 5...

  • 197000 km
  • Hatchback
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl

Fresh from VW service 14/1/2021. Next service in 12 months time Full service history Long rego No accident Lots of features Very good condition Very clean car and economical to drive Yes the car is available if you can see this ad. I’m upgrading to a bigger vehicle. PERFECT FIRST CAR! This car has bluetooth. My car has fantastic fuel efficiency at 4.9L per 100km. First car buyers will love these features: Luxury of 2 zone climate control. This car has audio controls on steering column. Thi

Contactless
$13,888
Seven Hills, NSW

19 hours ago

2013 Volkswagen Golf VII 110TDI DSG Highline Silver 6 Speed Sports Automatic Dual Clutch Hatchback

  • 69994 km
  • Hatchback
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl

2013 Volkswagen Golf VII 110TDI DSG Highline Silver 6 Speed Sports Automatic Dual Clutch Hatchback

$20,880Drive Away^
Collingwood, VIC

Dealer used
19 hours ago

2015 Volkswagen Golf 7 110TDI Highline Wagon 5dr DSG 6sp 2.0DT [MY15] Red

  • 184271 km
  • Wagon
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl

SAFETY FEATURES FOR YOUR PROTECTION - Side airbags - Driver airbag - Knee airbag for driver - Passenger airbag - Front parking sensors - Parking assist graphical display - Driver attention detection - Storage compartment under passenger seat - Cruise control - Rear vision / reversing camera - Front & rear power windows - Central locking - 16'' alloy wheels - USB audio input - Storage compartment in centre console - Leather steering wheel - Audi

$14,950
Liverpool, NSW

Dealer used
20 hours ago

2009 VW GOLF DIESEL AUTO TDI EXCELENT COND 6 MONTHS REGO BARGAIN

  • 214000 km
  • Hatchback
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl

This is a beautiful in excelent condition all round with 80% Tyres, ice cold air cond, full service history, Full GPS Mapping, Very Very Economical, Drives like a dream, this car has been verry well looked after, for a test drive call or text Ron on . You will be impressed

$7,750
Maraylya, NSW

21 hours ago

2011 Volkswagen Golf Gtd 6 Sp Auto Direct Shift 5d Hatchback

  • 205000 km
  • Hatchback
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl

I’ve looked after this car very well during the time that I’ve owned it, the photos do it justice. It was last serviced at the end of December 2020 and had the major service in 2019; I’ve chosen to use a VW specialist but the earlier history is from main VW dealers. The battery has been replaced recently too. It will come with three months rego. The Volkswagen Golf GTD was sold in limited numbers over a two year period in Australia, despite being more popular than its GTI sibling in Europe a

$14,500
Inglewood, WA

22 hours ago

2012 Volkswagen Golf VI MY12.5 103TDI DSG Comfortline Silver 6 Speed Sports Automatic Dual Clutch

  • 149360 km
  • Wagon
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl

*** REDUCED *** *** AUSTRALIA WIDE DELIVERY AVAILABLE *** 2012 Volkswagen Golf VI 103TDI Comfortline, Registered until 13/08/2021!! Tyre's in good condition, Allow Wheels, Aux Input USB Socket, Bluetooth System, Cruise Control, Rare 4 Cylinder Automatic, Great Economical Vehicle, This Wont Last!! *** DONT FORGET TO INQUIRE REGARDING YOUR PERSONALISED FINANCE QUOTE *** ABOUT US - We can tailor a Finance Package to suit your Needs and Budget! Our

$15,000Drive Away^
Mackay, QLD

Dealer used
22 hours ago

2006 Volkswagen Golf V Comfortline DSG Grey 6 Speed Sports Automatic Dual Clutch Hatchback

  • 271001 km
  • Hatchback
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl

Westside Car City 403-405 Old Geelong Road, Hoppers Crossing 3030 (Mel Ref: 203 D11) Mon - Sat 9.00am - 5.30pm PH: ********8140 OR 03******1177. We sell over 100 Cars p/mth, ALL CARS are from Victoria's Major Dealerships. No Frills, Discounted by thousands, Optional - RWC - Warranty.

$4,999Drive Away^
Hoppers Crossing, VIC

Dealer used
24 hours ago

2005 golf diesel

  • 304450 km
  • Hatchback
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl

2005vw golf 2lt diesel 304450 kms great car to drive In last 12 mths New brakes Tyres Aircon regarded Water pump No rego from 23/12/2020 can still be payed No rec Clear coat coming of roof and mirror

$1,400
Whittington, VIC

Yesterday

2013 Volkswagen Golf VII MY14 110TDI DSG Highline Grey 6 Speed Sports Automatic Dual Clutch

  • 110882 km
  • Hatchback
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl

5 STAR ANCAP SAFETY RATING - LOG BOOKS - SATELLITE NAVIGATION - REVERSING CAMERA - BLUE TOOTH - FRONT & REAR PARKING SENSORS - CRUISE CONTROL - USB INPUT - THIS CAR HAS HAD A FULL WRAP APPLIED AND IS A HEAD TURNER . FINANCE AVAILABLE AT BANK RATES - TRADE INS WELCOME Call Apex direct ******9108 or www.apexmotors.com.au . Bank finance available call Brian or

$15,888
Sylvania, NSW

Dealer used
Yesterday

2015 Volkswagen Golf VII MY15 110TDI DSG Highline White 6 Speed Sports Automatic Dual Clutch

  • 77256 km
  • Hatchback
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl

All our vehicles are handpicked and are backed by a 2 year Customer Care Plan up to 175,000km (on selected vehicles, conditions apply). With competitive finance deals tailored to your needs, our state of the art Mazda dealership is located in the heart of South West Sydney, 30 minutes from the CBD and a stone throw away from the M5. You are able to leave a fully refundable holding deposit on the vehicle, subject to your viewing and test drive, providing you with confident and hass

$21,990
Liverpool, NSW

Dealer used
23/01/2021

2008 Volkswagen Golf V MY08 Edition DSG White 6 Speed Sports Automatic Dual Clutch Hatchback

  • 126958 km
  • Hatchback
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl

Peter Warren Automotive Direct, is in South West Sydney and we are approximately 38 minutes from the Sydney CBD. We proudly present this 2008 Volkswagen Golf. The Golf is a 1.9 Diesel and will be popular. Please call one of our friendly team today to get a Virtual Video Presentation of this car. This New Arrival will also have photos added over the next few days. WE OFFER ``CONTACTLESS PURCHASING`` • Virtual Video Presentations • Electronic payment faciliti

$8,990
Warwick Farm, NSW

Dealer used
23/01/2021

2007 Volkswagen Golf 1K 2.0 TDI Comfortline 6 Speed Direct Shift Hatchback

  • 149564 km
  • Hatchback
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl

Volkswagon Golf Turbo Diesel Hatch Inspection By Appointment Please Contact Harry Automatic 2.0 4 Cylinder Only 149000km Turbo Diesel 5 Door 4 Brand New Tyres New Hoodlining Good Service History Drives Very Well Rwc Rego Clear Title!

$8,950
Marcoola, QLD

Dealer used
23/01/2021

Overview of the Volkswagen Golf

Overview of the Volkswagen Golf

The Volkswagen Golf emerged in 1974 as a hatchback that would essentially replace the famous, long-running Beetle as the German brand's car for the masses.

It has since established itself as a classless vehicle with broad appeal, as well as a reputation for leading the mainstream small-car segment for quality, refinement and technology.

A large range of models includes hatchbacks, wagons and cabriolets, as well as famous hot-hatch models in the form of the iconic GTI and cult all-wheel-drive R.

VOLKSWAGEN GOLF GENERATIONS (SINCE 2003)

2003-2008

2008-2012

2013-present

RUNNING COSTS

Fuel Consumption (2013 onwards)

1.4L 4-cylinder turbo petrol: 4.9 to 5.7 litres per 100km

2.0L 4-cylinder turbo diesel: 4.7 to 5.0 litres per 100km

2.0L 4-cylinder turbo petrol (GTI): 6.2 to 6.7 litres per 100km

2.0L 4-cylinder turbo petrol (R): 7.1 to 7.3 litres per 100km

= Highly economical.

= Good economy.

= Average fuel use.

= Heavy consumption.

Servicing

SIMILAR MODELS TO VOLKSWAGEN GOLF

WHAT TO LOOK OUT FOR: VOLKSWAGEN GOLF

Double-clutch gearboxes have been VW's biggest headache with the Golf. Failures are way too common, especially in versions fitted to lower-specification models. Sporty and diesel Golfs get a tougher version, but it's still not without problems.

Any shuddering when taking off, odd shift patterns or a sudden loss of drive are all grounds for concern. And a new gearbox is not cheap.

GTi versions have a track record of turbocharger failures, so a close mechanical check is in order. VW has used up to four different versions of the turbocharger, so find out which one you're dealing with.

Even when running properly, the GTi engine can consume oil between changes, so keep an eye on the dipstick.

Performance versions were also popular with tuners, but any Golf modified for more performance can amount to a hand-grenade.