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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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Top2017 Volkswagen Golf 7.5 MY17 R 4MOTION Pearl Blue 6 Speed Manual Hatchback

  • 95733 km
  • Hatchback
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl

**GOLF R**2.0 TURBO**6 SPEED MANUAL**MK 7.5**ALL WHEEL DRIVE**PANORAMIC ROOF**19" WHEELS**CARPLAY**HEATED SEATS**ADAPTIVE CRUISE CONTROL**CUSTOM DRIVE MODES & DAMPER SETTINGS**EXCELLENT CONDITION** FULL-SERVICE HISTORY**REGO**RWC**20 MINS FROM MELB CBD** **INSPECTION STRICTLY BY APPOINTMENTS ONLY** **PAY NO MORE!!** PRICE INCLUDES REGO, STAMP DUTY & TRANSFER FEE (VICTORIA)** We are in the South Eastern Suburbs of Melbourne (B R A E S I D E – 3 1 9 5) only 25 minutes from the CBD. **NA

$47,990Drive Away^
Braeside, VIC

Dealer used
02/12/2021

Top2015 Volkswagen Golf VII MY15 GTI DSG Performance Graphite 6 Speed Sports Automatic Dual Clutch

  • 183557 km
  • Hatchback
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl

*Located 15 minutes from Parramatta CBD *BEST PRICES GUARANTEE !!! *Easy Finance Approval NOW AVAILABLE! Bad Credits are welcome. *Every one of our cars come with a Pink slip / PPSR and Clear Title. *We offer 1-3 Year Warranty Parts and Labor Available *24/7 Road side assistance available. *Great trade in valuations offered. *Over 150 vehicle in stock. *Test Drive Today *Be Quick at this price it won't LAST!!!!! Our Vehicles May Have Been Reduced Online Due To &q

$24,990
Minchinbury, NSW

Dealer used
02/12/2021

Top2016 Volkswagen Golf VII MY17 110TSI DSG Highline White 7 Speed Sports Automatic Dual Clutch

  • 60500 km
  • Hatchback
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl

# OPEN 7 DAYS # WE OFFER CONTACTLESS PURCHASING # As part of our unique service we provide FULL VIRTUAL VIDEO PRESENTATIONS # SAME-DAY FINANCE APPROVALS AVAILABLE # WE CAN TRADE-IN ALL MAKES & MODELS # DELIVERY AUSTRALIA-WIDE available # You could earn $150 with our unique REFERRAL PROGRAM for family & friends

$26,990
Myaree, WA

Dealer used
2 hours ago

Top2014 Volkswagen Golf VII MY14 GTI DSG Performance White 6 Speed Sports Automatic Dual Clutch

  • 45040 km
  • Hatchback
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl

# WE OFFER CONTACTLESS PURCHASING # As part of our unique service we provide FULL VIRTUAL VIDEO PRESENTATIONS # SAME-DAY FINANCE APPROVALS AVAILABLE # WE CAN TRADE-IN ALL MAKES & MODELS # DELIVERY AUSTRALIA-WIDE available # You could earn $150 with our unique REFERRAL PROGRAM for family & friends

$36,990
Myaree, WA

Dealer used
25/11/2021

Top2020 Volkswagen Golf 7.5 MY20 R DSG 4MOTION Blue 7 Speed Sports Automatic Dual Clutch Hatchback

  • 15724 km
  • Hatchback
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl

Wow! What a car! and a complete credit to the previous owner... This Golf GTI is completely kitted out with all the extras! • Great service history • Blue tooth with audio streaming • Large touch screen display • Mid muffler and also resonator delete • Sunroof • Great Paint work Plus so so much more!!! Speak to one of our staff for a Comprehensive Video on this Vehicle! With Market Leading Prices and Friendly Staff To Make Your Buying Experience Smooth And Easy With Our Fixed Priced Deals.

$62,990
Midvale, WA

Dealer used
01/12/2021

Top2013 Volkswagen Golf VII 90TSI DSG Comfortline White 7 Speed Sports Automatic Dual Clutch Hatchback

  • 80049 km
  • Hatchback
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl

This 2013 VOLKSWAGEN GOLF 90TSI COMFORTLINE VII MY14 in EXCELLENT Condition inside and out. 6 MONTHS REGO INCLUDED FROM DEALER BLUETOOTH CONNECTIVITY REVERSE CAMERA ALLOY WHEELS CRUISE CONTROL Enquire NOW for more information! WHY BUY FROM US? We are a LARGE multi-site and multi-franchise New/Used cars dealership operating since 1974. We have more than 40 years of experience selling Quality Used vehicles. All our vehicles go through a very STRINGENT inspection process and are Profe

$16,990Drive Away^
Moorooka, QLD

Dealer used
02/12/2021

2015 Volkswagen Golf VII MY15 R DSG 4MOTION White 6 Speed Sports Automatic Dual Clutch Hatchback

  • 83905 km
  • Hatchback
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl

Fully optioned, Leather, roof, driver assist As one of Queensland's largest fixed price warehouse, we offer a dynamic range of stock for our customers. Ranging from Small Automatics all the way through to Prestige and Top End Commercials. All cars undergo a 110-point safety check prior to being considered for sale. All used vehicles come with a warranty and can be extended as you see fit. As one of Australia's largest wholesalers, we have an extensive network to secure the top price for your t

$39,990
Pinkenba, QLD

Dealer used
53 minutes ago

2004 Volkswagen Golf V Comfortline Tiptronic Black 6 Speed Sports Automatic Hatchback

  • 184023 km
  • Hatchback
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl

2004 Volkswagen Golf V Comfortline Tiptronic Black 6 Speed Sports Automatic Hatchback

$5,999
Lansvale, NSW

Dealer used
2 hours ago

2016 Volkswagen Golf VII MY17 110TSI DSG Highline White 7 Speed Sports Automatic Dual Clutch

  • 60500 km
  • Hatchback
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl

# OPEN 7 DAYS # WE OFFER CONTACTLESS PURCHASING # As part of our unique service we provide FULL VIRTUAL VIDEO PRESENTATIONS # SAME-DAY FINANCE APPROVALS AVAILABLE # WE CAN TRADE-IN ALL MAKES & MODELS # DELIVERY AUSTRALIA-WIDE available # You could earn $150 with our unique REFERRAL PROGRAM for family & friends

$26,990
Myaree, WA

Dealer used
2 hours ago

2005 Volkswagen Mk 5 Golf GTI

  • 191284 km
  • Hatchback
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl

Moving state and will no longer need a car. Have owned this GTI for 5 years and will be sad to see it go. I am the second owner, and have put roughly 65,000kms on the clock. I have recently had a full service of the car and had an oil pressure fault addressed. The car still intermittently displays the oil pressure warning, however I have been told the issue has been addressed. Have also recently had the timing chain replaced which has a 2-year warrantee. The car has rego until April 2022.

Contactless
$7,250
Canberra City, ACT

3 hours ago

2016 Volkswagen Golf VII MY16 92TSI DSG Comfortline Grey 7 Speed Sports Automatic Dual Clutch

  • 100479 km
  • Hatchback
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl

LOOKING FOR YOUR FIRST CAR? THEN THIS IS THE PERFECT CAR FOR YOU! FEATURES FIRST CAR BUYERS WILL LOVE: - USB audio input - Central locking - Front cup holders - Audio controls on steering column - Front & rear power windows - Electric power assisted steering - Side airbags - Knee airbag for driver - Driver airbag - Passenger airbag ** Finance Offer Available: (Finance offer provided by a third party subject to Terms and Conditions, Credit Approval, Fees and Charges) ** Pensioner/ Centrelink

$18,950
Campbelltown, NSW

Dealer used
3 hours ago

2002 Volkswagen Golf GL SOLD AS IS

  • 132857 km
  • Hatchback
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl

SOLD AS IS NO REGO NO ROADWORTHY (HAS NOT BEEN CHECKED WILL NOT BE CHECKED BY US) WILL NOT BE IN ROADWORTHY CONDITION DRIVES AS TRADED

Contactless
$1,000
Westcourt, QLD

Dealer used
4 hours ago

2014 Volkswagen Golf VII MY14 R 4MOTION Grey 6 Speed Manual Hatchback

  • 80309 km
  • Hatchback
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl

RARE MANUAL You will not find a better presented or Faster Golf R in the market! Tuned with 406 newton-metre's of Torque you will not be disappointed! First person to drive will buy!!! Comes packed with features including 20" Alloys, Quad Exhaust, Typhoon Intake system, Keyless entry, Push button start, Navigation, Multifunction steering wheel and Plenty more... Get in quick this one will sell faster then it drives! Come in now for a hassle free test drive from our friendly staff! We car

$38,999
Myaree, WA

Dealer used
4 hours ago

2012 Volkswagen Golf VI MY12.5 118TSI DSG Comfortline White 7 Speed Sports Automatic Dual Clutch

  • 106221 km
  • Hatchback
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl

LOCATED ON THE SUNSHINE COAST .. IF IT IS ADVERTISED THEN IT IS AVAILABLE FOR SALE AND READY FOR IMMEDIATE DELIVERY ..TWO KEYS ,GOOD UP TO DATE SERVICE HISTORY , CURRENT SAFETY CERTIFICATE, CLEAR TITLE , STATUTORY WARRANTY . Only one hour north of Brisbane and ten minutes south of the Sunshine Coast Airport. Henderson cars is independently owned and operated and over twenty years at the same address.The Henderson name means a great deal as do our reviews. The Advertised price is exclusive of al

$12,990
Mooloolaba, QLD

Dealer used
6 hours ago

2006 Volkswagen Golf 1K GTi Akoya Silver 6 Speed Direct Shift Hatchback

  • 193000 km
  • Hatchback
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl

SALE! 2006 VOLKSWAGEN GOLF GTI V - VW 2.0L Engine Turbocharged - 230 HP - Full Body GTi Kit - 17 inch GTi Alloy Wheels - Front & Rear Sensors - Gear Shift Paddles - Reverse Camera - Sports Automatic Dual Clutch - Sports Seats/Pedals - GPS/Navigation - Dual Exhaust System - Sports Suspension. - Sunroof Electric. Selling as is as trade in (no rego, no rwc). ** GENUINE AND SERIOUS CUSTOMERS ONLY PLEASE **

$7,900
Cheltenham, VIC

Dealer used
7 hours ago

2010 VW GOLF 1.4 Tsi Supercharged

  • 115700 km
  • Wagon
  • Auto

SELLING $*****2010 VW GOLF TSI 1.4 Supercharged 115.700 KM Car starts and runs good. New battery fitted. Good tyres and brakes. Paint has few scratches but good overall. Interior is in very well condition and everything functional. GOLD COAST

$6,500Negotiable
Molendinar, QLD

9 hours ago

VW Golf 2006 FSI 2.0 Comfortline

  • 180000 km
  • Hatchback
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl

VW Golf 2006 FSI 2.0 Comfortline for sale. Car is unregistered and sold without RWC. Powerful 2.0 litre engine with new battery and tyres are as new. Contact for further details.

$2,200
Croydon, VIC

10 hours ago

2014 Volkswagen Golf 90 TSI COMFORTLINE

  • 167773 km
  • Hatchback
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl

A Great Fuel Efficient Golf Hatch with 7 Speed Auto Wholesale Vehicles Direct to the Public Workshop Tested Roadworthy Certificate NSW and QLD Rego Available Take advantage of our Hassle Free Best Price First Policy Call or Message Scott to Enquire

$10,900
West Ballina, NSW

Dealer used
11 hours ago

2009 Volkswagen Golf VI 118TSI DSG Comfortline Silver 7 Speed Sports Automatic Dual Clutch Hatchback

  • 163432 km
  • Hatchback
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl

Dear Customer/Consumer Location. MA ID ST ON NE. PK. 3012 15 mins from Melb cbd Most of our car details are supplied in the advert, if the car matches your criteria of selection we encourage you to contact us so we can further assist you. (Please note, Most of the car details are listed in the advertisement such as kilometers, year, model, fuel type, Auto/manual, are provided in the advertisement So if any of the details of the car does not much what you are looking for we do n

$10,989Drive Away^
Maidstone, VIC

Dealer used
24 hours ago

Golf TSI

  • 84987 km
  • Hatchback
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl

2013 VW Golf TSI,Golf VII 90TSI, Engine:1.4L, 4 cyl Turbo Petrol Transmission 6spd Manual and recently serviced by VW Wangara

$11,500
Banksia Grove, WA

Yesterday

2018 Volkswagen Golf GTi 2.0T Hatchback

  • 42900 km
  • Hatchback
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl

2018 Volkswagen Golf GTI 7.5 Auto MY18 Full service history 2.0L turbo petrol 18 inch alloy wheel LED daytime running light Keyless entry and push start Reverse camera Front and rear sensors Navigation Sunroof Electric leather seats Heated seats Dual climate control Adaptive cruise control Blind spot detection Prestige Car Showroom: 38 Richland Ave Coopers plains Japanese Car Showroom: 3/347 Bradman Street Acacia Ridge. Opening hours Mon-Sat 9:30am-5:30pm, Sun & Public Holiday Closed. Call us

$41,800
Acacia Ridge, QLD

Dealer used
Yesterday

2010 Volkswagen Golf 1K MY11 118 TSI Comfortline Black 7 Speed Auto Direct Shift Hatchback

  • 86044 km
  • Hatchback
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl

2010 Volkswagen Golf TSI Automatic, Low 86,xxxKm Full logbooks OWN this from $41 per week with quick & easy on site finance. Come down and see our friendly team today! No pressure sales tactics. 112 Ferry Road, Southport WORKSHOP TESTED & SERVICED QLD RWC & ON ROAD COSTS INCLUDED 3 MONTHS STATUARY WARRANTY LOGBOOK SERVICE HISTORY Stunning black Volkswagen Golf in exceptional condition inside and out. The plush leather interior is spotless. This car drives as new and will not disappoint.

$12,990Drive Away^
Southport, QLD

Dealer used
Yesterday

2007 Volkswagen Golf GTi

  • 147288 km
  • Hatchback
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl

very tidy gti turbo golf 5 door low kilometers log books drives a1 12 months nationwide warranty cold airconditioning power steering cruise control rwc 6 months rego checked trim in new condition

Contactless
$11,990
Nerang, QLD

Dealer used
Yesterday

2017 Volkswagen Golf 7.5 MY17 GTI DSG Blue 6 Speed Sports Automatic Dual Clutch Hatchback

  • 31853 km
  • Hatchback
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl

Volkswagen Golf VII MY17 GTI DSG Automatic update series 5 Door Hatch! Dark Night Blue Metallic paintwork and Factory Glass Sunroof With many great options and the right look! In Excellent condition & full service history all up to date. We can provide clear title certificate at the time of inspection. Comes with 12 month extended warranty included. ***Vehicle Specifications*** - Transmission - DSG 6 Speed Sports Automatic Dual Clutch - Drive - Front Wheel Drive - Engine Size - 2.0

$38,788
Albion, QLD

Dealer used
Yesterday

2005 Volkswagen Golf 1K 2.0 FSI Comfortline Grey 6 Speed Manual Hatchback

  • 208853 km
  • Hatchback
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl

A VERY NICE SPORTY MANUAL HATCH PRESENTS AND DRIVES VERY NICE A GREAT VALUE PACKAGE HERE

$6,990
Stanthorpe, QLD

Dealer used
Yesterday

2015 Volkswagen Golf VII MY15 R DSG 4MOTION Black 6 Speed Sports Automatic Dual Clutch Hatchback

  • 52077 km
  • Hatchback
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl

ONLY 52 000 KMS, FULL VW SERVICE HISTORY, BLACK RIMS AND LEATHER TRIM UPGRADE. 2015 VW GOLF R AUTO HATCH PRESENTED IN BLACK. HIGH SPEC PERFORMANCE TURBO HATCHBACK THAT IS SURE TO IMPRESS IN SHOWROOM CONDITION. DO NOT DELAY ENQUIRE TODAY Call our experienced team NOW to secure this AMAZING INTERNET ONLY special price! Family owned Toyota dealership in PERTH, with the biggest range of quality used cars, with an exceptional personal touch. WHERE THE GUEST ALWAYS COMES FIRST..... Rigorously inspe

$37,990
Osborne Park, WA

Dealer used
02/12/2021

2016 Volkswagen Golf VII MY16 92TSI DSG Comfortline White 7 Speed Sports Automatic Dual Clutch Wagon

  • 130802 km
  • Wagon
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl

**AUTOMATIC**1.4 TURBO**SPACIOUS WAGON**BLUETOOTH**SATNAV**REVERSE CAMERA**ADAPTIVE CRUISE CONTROL**PARK ASSIST**PREDOMINANT VW SERVICE HISTORY**EXCELLENT CONDITION**REGO**RWC**20 MINS FROM MELB CBD** **INSPECTION STRICTLY BY APPOINTMENTS ONLY** **PAY NO MORE!!** PRICE INCLUDES REGO, STAMP DUTY & TRANSFER FEE (VICTORIA)** We are in the South Eastern Suburbs of Melbourne (C H E L T E N H A M – 3 1 9 2) only 25 minutes from the CBD. **NATIONWIDE TRANSPORT AVAILABLE** ** BUY with CONFIDENCE*

$16,990Drive Away^
Braeside, VIC

Dealer used
02/12/2021

2019 Volkswagen Golf 7.5 MY20 110TSI DSG Highline Blue 7 Speed Sports Automatic Dual Clutch

  • 25261 km
  • Hatchback
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl

2019 VOLKSWAGEN GOLF 110TSI HIGHLINE 7.5 MY20 25,000km Check out this popular, luxury hatch! - 6 months registration included - Remainder of new car warranty - Leather interior trim - Fast DSG transmission - Bluetooth Connectivity - Apple Carplay & Android Auto - Alloy wheels - Sunroof - Reverse camera Why buy from us? We are a large, family-owned dealer group with 40 years experience selling quality cars to SEQ buyers with customer service second to none! We really want to make things easy f

$38,888Drive Away^
Moorooka, QLD

Dealer used
02/12/2021

2017 Volkswagen Golf 7.5 MY18 110TSI DSG Comfortline White 7 Speed Sports Automatic Dual Clutch

  • 117395 km
  • Wagon
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl

FULL SERVICE HISTORY. 2017 VW GOLF 92 TSI COMFORTLINE AUTO WAGON PRESENTED IN WHITE. WELL APPOINTED EUROPREAN WAGON THAT IS SURE TO IMPRES IN SHOWROOM CONDITION. DO NOT DELAY ENQUIRE TODAY. Call our experienced team NOW to secure this AMAZING INTERNET ONLY special price! Family owned Toyota dealership in PERTH, with the biggest range of quality used cars, with an exceptional personal touch. WHERE THE GUEST ALWAYS COMES FIRST..... Rigorously inspected 100 point mechanical check. Note - all our

$17,990
Osborne Park, WA

Dealer used
02/12/2021

2013 Volkswagen Golf VII 90TSI DSG Comfortline White 7 Speed Sports Automatic Dual Clutch Hatchback

  • 80049 km
  • Hatchback
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl

This 2013 VOLKSWAGEN GOLF 90TSI COMFORTLINE VII MY14 in EXCELLENT Condition inside and out. 6 MONTHS REGO INCLUDED FROM DEALER BLUETOOTH CONNECTIVITY REVERSE CAMERA ALLOY WHEELS CRUISE CONTROL Enquire NOW for more information! WHY BUY FROM US? We are a LARGE multi-site and multi-franchise New/Used cars dealership operating since 1974. We have more than 40 years of experience selling Quality Used vehicles. All our vehicles go through a very STRINGENT inspection process and are Profe

$16,990Drive Away^
Moorooka, QLD

Dealer used
02/12/2021

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.