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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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Top2011 Volkswagen Golf 1K MY11 GTi Black 6 Speed Direct Shift Hatchback

  • 157510 km
  • Hatchback
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl

This 2011 VW Golf GTI 4 door hatchback offers economy and reliability. It has 2.0L turbo engine and a 6 speed auto transmission. Finished in coal black, it features red, white and black tartan fabric sports seats, full electrics, 17 inch alloys and 8 speaker sound system. Comprehensive service history available. Call us to book an appointment in our undercover showroom. We are a family owned and operated business. We give you peace of mind as all our vehicles are PPSR checked, this guarantees t

$15,999
Welshpool, WA

Dealer used
06/12/2021

Top2016 Volkswagen Golf AU MY16 GTi White 6 Speed Manual Hatchback

  • 72545 km
  • Hatchback
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl

Hard to find manual Golf GTI travelled low kms. Meticulously maintained inside and out. Endless list of exciting features, fully workshop approved and priced to sell!

$31,989
Bentley, WA

Dealer used
Yesterday

Top2008 Volkswagen Golf V MY08 GTI DSG 6 Speed Sports Automatic Dual Clutch Hatchback

  • 172321 km
  • Hatchback
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl

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

$13,990
Minchinbury, NSW

Dealer used
Yesterday

Top2014 Volkswagen Golf VII MY15 GTI DSG Performance Black 6 Speed Sports Automatic Dual Clutch

  • 82552 km
  • Hatchback
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl

Weekend Ready Volkswagen Golf GTI in pristine Deep Black, packed with loads of features like push button start, reverse camera and parking sensors, automatic headlights, dual climate controls, heated seats and much much more. Enquire today so you don't miss out! 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 chec

$28,990
Pinkenba, QLD

Dealer used
26/11/2021

Top2011 Volkswagen Golf VI MY11 GTI DSG Red 6 Speed Sports Automatic Dual Clutch Hatchback

  • 129807 km
  • Hatchback
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl

THE SMALL BUT POWERFULL GOLF GTI IS A GREAT VALUE FOR MONEY HOT HATCH, WITH A SLEEK DESIGN AND PACKED WITH TECHNOLOGY! COMES WITH BELOW FEATURES AND MUCH MORE: - BLACKED OUT WHEELS - LEATHER INTERIOR - DUAL ZONE CLIMATE CONTROL - MULTI FUNCTION MEDIA SCREEN - AUTOMATIC WIPERS - AUTOMATIC HEADLIGHTS - BLUETOOTH - CD PLAYER With Market Leading Prices and Friendly Staff To Make Your Buying Experience Smooth And Easy With Our Fixed Priced Deals. FINANCING? Why Not Ask Us About Our Quick, Easy a

$17,990
Midvale, WA

Dealer used
Yesterday

Top2015 Volkswagen Golf AU MY15 GTI Performance Black 6 Speed Direct Shift Hatchback

  • 89555 km
  • Hatchback
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl

This 2015 VOLKSWAGEN GOLF GTi PERFORMANCE HATCHBACK is a 2.0 Litre 4cyl Turbo with a 6 Speed Automatic and has travelled 89,000kms. This GTi is finished in Deep Black with Black Leather Interior and features: + 19 Inch Wheels + Sat Nav + Park Distance Control with Rear Parking Camera + Heated Front Seats + Dual Zone Climate Control + Cruise Control + Automatic Headlights + Bluetooth and Much More. Volkswagen's Golf GTI was back where it belonged with the seventh generation range headlined by

$32,800
Rozelle, NSW

Dealer used
9 hours ago

2011 MK6 GTI

  • 136000 km
  • Hatchback
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl

2011 MK6 GTI. Has been well looked after with reciepts and full logbook history. Mods - Supernova Midnight Red Tail Lights - Supernova Sequential Mirror LED - Osir Wing (Candy White) - Carbon Fibre Mirror Caps - IPE Axle Back Valve Exhaust - New mechatronic unit (1 year warranty) @132,600kms - New timing chain kit @132,600kms - Service and maintenance all up to date Driven as my daily to and from work. Rego till 16th June 2022

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$16,500
Kingswood, NSW

25 minutes ago

2017 Volkswagen Golf VII MY17 GTI DSG Grey 6 Speed Sports Automatic Dual Clutch Hatchback

  • 18013 km
  • Hatchback
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl

GREAT FINANCE PACKAGES THRU TOYOTA FINANCE PERSONALIZED RATE SCHEME FIND OUT YOUR WEEKLY PAYMENT INQUIRE NOW 2017 VOLKSWAGEN GOLF GTI VERY LOW KMS INCLUDES GPS NAVIGATION, DUAL CLIMATE AIR CONDITIONING, REVERSE CAMERA & SENSORS. REGISTRATION UNTIL 04/06/2022. 2 X KEYS, SERVICE BOOKS & OWNERS MANUAL PROVIDED. FULLY INSPECTED BY OUR MECHANICS AND READY TO DRIVE TODAY. SERVICE HISTORY: 20/07/2018 4,899KMS 05/08/2019 9,364KMS 31/08/2020 12,850KMS 20/08/21 17,306KMS TRADES WELCOME, OPEN 7 DAYS

$41,888
Waterloo, NSW

Dealer used
30 minutes ago

2014 Volkswagen Golf VII MY15 GTI DSG Performance Grey 6 Speed Sports Automatic Dual Clutch

  • 46990 km
  • Hatchback
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl

2014 Volkswagen Golf VII MY15 GTI DSG Performance Sports Automatic Dual Clutch Hatchback - Call us for a Test drive We carry out a Full 130 point mechanical inspection and safety check, we also complete a service! Looking to finance? Get a quote, or easily calculate your repayments here. Trading-in your existing vehicle? We pay the best rates in Perth for top quality vehicles. Ask us for a quote when you visit the dealership, or reply to this email with details of your trade and we'll get ba

$36,999
Myaree, WA

Dealer used
40 minutes ago

2019 Volkswagen Golf 7.5 MY19.5 GTI DSG Red 7 Speed Sports Automatic Dual Clutch Hatchback

  • 94055 km
  • Hatchback
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl

2019 Volkswagen Golf 7.5 MY19.5 GTI DSG Red 7 Speed Sports Automatic Dual Clutch Hatchback

$39,990
Bayswater, WA

Dealer used
50 minutes ago

2016 Volkswagen Golf GTi Automatic Hatchback

  • 31000 km
  • Hatchback
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl

Wow only 31000 easy highway ks. This is perfectly stock never modified just like new. Ready to be someones best ever Christmas present. This will only go up in value a future classic. Dont wait this is an amazing car. Call now .

$35,000
Toowoomba, QLD

2 hours ago

2013 Volkswagen Gti

  • 154000 km
  • Hatchback
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl

Second owner to the car and a non smokers car Full service history Full leather interior Tinted windows Cruise control Usb connection for music Always used 98% petrol 6 speed automatic transmission Registration till February 2022 Kept in immaculate condition Few stone chips on the bonnet 154771 km on the clock Only driven to work and back home Can provide road worthy certificate

$13,800Negotiable
Cairnlea, VIC

2 hours ago

2005 VW GOLF GTI

  • 290000 km
  • Hatchback
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl

End Jan reg 290,0000km Good condition. Goes great. Couple of issues but not major. Interior ok in general. Drivers seat worst with base torn. Easy seat cover fix. Documented Service history. Regular services. Serviced 3000km ago. Amazing positive driving experience. I believe they’re even P plate legal. Can’t go better value than this. Inspect at Berry.

$5,500
Jaspers Brush, NSW

2 hours ago

2009 VW Golf GTi. 2.0L Turbo. Immaculate

  • 138000 km
  • Hatchback
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl

2009 VW Golf GTi. 2.0L Turbo. Immaculate Volkswagen GOLF GTi Ultra-fast dual clutch 6-speed transmission 2.0L Turbo Petrol. Fast and Economical Full 12 Months NSW Rego till Dec 2022 VIN: WVWZZZ1KZAW032719 Production Date: 19/06/2009 Only 138,863kms Factory Auto Sunroof All Original Log and Service Books Colour: Reflex Silver 5 seats and 4 doors Reverse Park Sensors Brand New Battery Recent Service Trim: Black Leather in immaculate condition Legendary hot hatch with low kilometres Famous VW 2.0

$14,500
Lane Cove West, NSW

2 hours ago

2016 Volkswagen Golf VII MY16 GTI DSG 40 Years Red 6 Speed Sports Automatic Dual Clutch Hatchback

  • 92057 km
  • Hatchback
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl

It has to be seen to fully realise its compact benefits & is every reason to be your next performance car. FEATURES- Passenger airbag- Knee airbag for driver- Side airbags- Driver attention detection- Driver airbag- Apple car play- Adaptive suspension (Comfort, Normal, Sport)- Adaptive Cruise Control- Sat Navigation- Blind Spot Detection- Rear vision camera and sensors- Proximity key with central locking ** Finance Offer Available: (Finance offer provided by a third party subject to Terms and

$37,950
Campbelltown, NSW

Dealer used
3 hours ago

2021 Volkswagen Golf 8 MY21 GTI DSG Blue 7 Speed Sports Automatic Dual Clutch Hatchback

  • 4518 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

$62,990
Myaree, WA

Dealer used
3 hours ago

2019 Volkswagen Golf 7.5 MY19.5 GTI DSG Grey 7 Speed Sports Automatic Dual Clutch Hatchback

  • 45514 km
  • Hatchback
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl

WE ARE OPEN FOR BUSINESS and ready to serve your every motoring need!! Our showrooms and vehicles are cleaned and sanitized daily. Obligation free trade appraisals and finance quotes are available over the phone! We can even bring the vehicle to your home or work for an inspection or send you a comprehensive video of the many features of the car. BUYING A VEHICLE HAS NEVER BEEN SO EASY! ENQUIRE NOW!!

$40,876
Hamilton, NSW

Dealer used
3 hours ago

2013 Volkswagen Golf 90 TSI

  • 124601 km
  • Hatchback
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl

Excellent Condition Golf with low kilometers! Loaded with extras and features! Gti Alloy Wheels really set this off! *Only 14990 or finance $82 per week* Comes with bluetooth Connectivity! Cruise control and much more! All our cars are workshop tested with warranty options from 1-5 years covered nationwide with unlimited claims. Ask us about our tailor-made financing packages that works around our customers needs and could have you driving away with zero deposit. JPM Motors stock only Qual

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$12,990
Maddington, WA

Dealer used
3 hours ago

2019 Volkswagen Golf 7.5 MY19.5 GTI DSG White 7 Speed Sports Automatic Dual Clutch Hatchback

  • 8232 km
  • Hatchback
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl

Sporty and style and hard to get in this condition we offer no fuss low rate finance and excellent trade in prices this x factory demo is on it's way for immediate delivery list below the features Audio - AAC Decoder Audio - Aux Input USB Socket Memory Card Reader Audio - MP3 Decoder Audio Decoder - WMA Bluetooth System Multi-function Control Screen - Colour Smart Device Integration - Android Auto Smart Device Integration - Apple CarPlay Smart Device App Display/Control CD Player 8 Speake

$51,988
Victoria Park, WA

Dealer used
3 hours ago

2012 Volkswagen Golf 1K MY13 GTi Black Magic 6 Speed Manual Hatchback

  • 112323 km
  • Hatchback
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl

2012 MY 2013 VW GOLF GTI 5 DOOR 6 SPEED MANUAL HATCHBACK PRESENTED IN METALLIC BLACK WITH CONTRASTING PRINCE OF WALES CHECK SPORTS TRIM SEATING FEATURES INCLUDED IN THIS HOT HATCH BY VW FRONT SPOILER REAR SPOILER BLUETOOTH PHONE BLUETOOTH MUSIC RARE 6 SPEED MANUAL FULL SERVICE HISTORY FABULOUS BUY THIS HOT HATCH BY VW WILL KEEP YOU SMILING FOR MANY YEARS ,KEPT TOTALLY STANDARD WITH ONLY THE SPOILERS ADDED BUT NO MODS ON THE ENGINE SO YOU KNOW IT HAS BEEN WELL LOOKED AFTER. FINANCE AND WAR

$19,999
Wangara, WA

Dealer used
3 hours ago

2007 Volkswagen Golf GTi

  • 178127 km
  • Hatchback
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl

POWERFUL 2.0 LITRE TURBOCHARGED ENGINE, 6 SPEED MANUAL TRANSMISSION, GREAT CONDITION, SPORTS BUCKET SEATS, BLUETOOTH, ALLOY WHEELS AND MUCH MORE... 1-5 Year EXTENDED WARRANTY and 24 hour Road side Assistance Available. Fast Easy Finance Available with all applications considered. EFTPOS Facility Available. All our vehicles are fully inspected to give you confidence with peace of mind. We are a family owned business whose aim is to offer value, convenience and a respectful, stress free expe

$12,990
Enfield, SA

Dealer used
4 hours ago

2014 Volkswagen Golf AU MY14 GTi White 6 Speed Manual Hatchback

  • 137505 km
  • Hatchback
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl

REAL SALE_____REAL DEALS PROMOTION INCLUDES: ** FREE WARRANTY. ** FREE ROADSIDE ASSISTANCE. ** FREE REGO. ** FREE CTP ** FREE MINOR SERVICE. **conditions apply**** This 2014 Compliance VOLKSWAGEN GOLF 5D HATCHBACK GTi AU MY14 in manual comes with features such as, 12 Volt Power Outlet Dual Front Airbags Package Airbag Knee Driver Anti-lock Braking Auto Climate Control with Dual Temp Zones Adjustable Front Seats - Manual Alarm System/Remote Anti Theft Adjustable Steering Wh

$24,999
Homebush, NSW

Dealer used
4 hours ago

2005 Volkswagen Golf 1K 2.0 FSI Comfortline 6 Speed Automatic Tiptronic Hatchback

  • 193293 km
  • Hatchback
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl

BARGAIN PRICED PRESTIGE MOTORING $7499 INCLUDES REGO AND RWC2005 VOLKSWAGEN GOLF HATCH2.0 LITRE PETROL ENGINE CHEAP TO RUN AND MAINTAIN YET PACKS A PUNCHAUTOMATICSERVICE HISTORYDRIVES GREATLOW KMSPACKED FULL FOR GOODIESLEATHER INTERIORSUNROOFCRUISE CONTROLABS BRAKESCLIMATE CONTROLFRONT PASSENGER AND SIDE AIR BAGSKEYLESS ENTRYDRIVES AND PRESENTS VERY WELLEUROPEAN MOTORING AT A BUDGET PRICESOLD WITH REGO AND RWCPOPULAR MODELP PLATE LEGALGREAT ON FUELWELL LOOKED AFTER$7499 Western motor sales is l

$7,490
Deer Park, VIC

Dealer used
4 hours ago

2019 Volkswagen Golf 7.5 MY20 GTI DSG Grey 7 Speed Sports Automatic Dual Clutch Hatchback

  • 29988 km
  • Hatchback
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl

**JUST ARRIVED** PREMIUM UPGRADE FACTORY SOUND SYSTEM!! ONE OWNER FROM NEW! SERVICE HISTORY AT VW! 2 x KEYS! **FIRST TO SEE WILL BUY!!** HUGE RANGE OF VEHICLES IN STOCK WITH LOW MARGINS HIGH TURNOVER.... ** HAVE A TRADE-IN?? ASK ABOUT OUR TRADE-IN BONUS!!, SAVING YOU TIME AND MONEY! ** WE GO THE EXTRA MILE WHEN OTHERS DONT** For added convenience, we have on-site finance and insurance managers who are able to discuss your finance options with super competitive repayment packages! Have confi

$43,888
Melville, WA

Dealer used
4 hours ago

2015 Volkswagen Golf AU MY15 GTi White 6 Speed Direct Shift Hatchback

  • 59028 km
  • Hatchback
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl

This 2015 VOLKSWAGEN GOLF GTi HATCHBACK is a 2.0 Litre 4cyl Turbo with a 6 Speed Automatic and has travelled 59,000kms. This GTi is finished in Pure White with Tartan Cloth Interior and features: + 18 Inch Wheels + Sat Nav + Park Distance Control with Rear Parking Camera + Dual Zone Climate Control + Cruise Control + Automatic Headlights + Bluetooth and Much More. The GTI is the first major step above the regular Golf Highline range, and as such, has quite the different look about it. The fro

$31,800
Rozelle, NSW

Dealer used
4 hours ago

2014 Volkswagen Golf VII MY14 GTi White 6 Speed Manual Hatchback

  • 133220 km
  • Hatchback
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl

New arrival! Currently undergoing our extensive 100 point safety checks. Enquire now and we'll keep you updated. Photos to follow. Call now to arrange your pre-purchase finance approval. Trade-ins welcome. Viewing by appointment to ensure vehicle is available. easyauto123 - Your one stop shop for used cars in Brisbane. With over 500 used cars onsite, most under cover, you are assured of the largest selection of used cars in Brisbane. Located just 5 minutes from both Brisbane Airport and Br

$23,661Drive Away^
Hendra, QLD

Dealer used
4 hours ago

Vw golf mk6 gti

  • 109000 km
  • Hatchback
  • Manual

2011 vw mk6 gti, manual. 109k. Stage 1 tune. Xforce exhaust rear section only, blow off valve, supernova taillights headlights and side mirrors, kenwood apple play/ Android auto head unit.

$18,500Negotiable
Clare, SA

5 hours ago

2016 Volkswagen Golf AU MY16 R Grey 6 Speed Direct Shift Hatchback

  • 71071 km
  • Hatchback
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl

Volkswagens Golf R has always played the role of the wolf in sheeps clothing extremely well, taking elements of the brands already potent GTI and turning them all the way up to 11. Great value, cracking condition in the right colour cobo.

$38,471
Jandakot, WA

Dealer used
5 hours ago

2020 Volkswagen Golf 7.5 MY20 GTI DSG Black 7 Speed Sports Automatic Dual Clutch Hatchback

  • 43200 km
  • Hatchback
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl

Sports automatic GTI 5 door hatch travelled 42,000kms with a fulyl documented serivce history. Comes with stage tune, all grade suspesion, all grade exhaust system, paddle shift, SATNAV, cruise control, climate control, digital dash, sun roof, full leather seating, rear spoiler, reverse camera plus front and rear parking sensors. Our fixed-price philosophy equals better value for you and provides a simple no-haggle, no-hassle vehicle buying experience. We have competitive, same-day finance

$49,988
Kingsley, WA

Dealer used
5 hours ago

2019 Volkswagen Golf 7.5 MY19.5 GTI DSG White 7 Speed Sports Automatic Dual Clutch Hatchback

  • 44461 km
  • Hatchback
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl

Please note all our internet specials are FIXED PRICE ONLY and not applicable with any other offer. Perth's one stop shop for TOYOTA CERTIFIED pre-owned vehicles, Our commitment to quality service begins with our customer relationships and extends throughout the entire operation. All prices you will find to be market leading, so add that to a reliable service backed by Toyota. OH WHAT A FEELING !! We provide a wide range of New and Used Toyota Cars, Hybrids, SUVs & 4WDs, Utes and Vans to view

$49,990
Midland, WA

Dealer used
5 hours ago

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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.