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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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Top2020 Volkswagen Golf 7.5 MY20 110TSI DSG Highline Grey 7 Speed Sports Automatic Dual Clutch Wagon

  • 11300 km
  • Wagon
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl

2020 Volkswagen Golf 7.5 MY20 110TSI DSG Highline Grey 7 Speed Sports Automatic Dual Clutch Wagon

$44,990Drive Away^
Deer Park, VIC

Dealer used
Yesterday

Top2012 Volkswagen Golf VI MY12.5 90TSI DSG Trendline White 7 Speed Sports Automatic Dual Clutch

  • 136011 km
  • Hatchback
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl

Great Condition , 2 Keys , Full VW Service History ! Great Features Include Bluetooth , Cruise Control , Alloys , Multifunction Steering Wheel Makes For Easy Buying From A VW Dealer Drive Away ! Located in close proximity to Brisbane city, we are Brisbane's premier used vehicle specialists. Stocking only high quality pre-loved vehicles which have all been comprehensively checked by our trained technicians to offer you hassle free buying and worry free motoring. We offer no deposit finance and l

$10,990Drive Away^
Kedron, QLD

Dealer used
5 hours ago

Top2012 Volkswagen Golf VI MY13 GTI DSG Ss7 : Lake Silver 6 Speed Sports Automatic Dual Clutch

  • 99121 km
  • Hatchback
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl

Get your adrenaline running with this 2012 Volkswagen Golf GTI. Designed to produce 155kw of power and 280Nm of Torque, this hot hatch has plenty to keep you entertained without hurting your back pocket, thanks to its fuel consumption rating of 7.6 L per 100km. With 17-inch alloy wheels, cruise control and performance suspension, this vehicle has everything you need for an enjoyable ride. To top it all off, this car has a 6 CD stacker, an 8-speaker stereo with a Bluetooth system and a 2 zone c

$21,888
Myaree, WA

Dealer used
Yesterday

Top2021 Volkswagen Golf 8 MY21 GTI DSG Kings Red Metallic 7 Speed Sports Automatic Dual Clutch

  • 5100 km
  • Hatchback
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl

Enquire today on our Golf 8 GTI 2.0L Turbo Ptrl 7spd DSG 5dr Hth Options: Metallic Paint (Kings Red) Luxury Package Sound and Vision - - Buy with confidence from one of Western Sydney's largest Volkswagen Dealership. Volkswagen pride themselves o

$61,990Drive Away^
Liverpool, NSW

Dealer used
06/12/2021

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

  • 114271 km
  • Hatchback
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl

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

$22,990
Myaree, WA

Dealer used
2 hours ago

Top2018 Volkswagen Golf 7.5 MY19 R DSG 4MOTION Special Edition White 7 Speed

  • 27200 km
  • Hatchback
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl

2018 Volkswagen Golf 7.5 MY19 R DSG 4MOTION Special Edition Sports Automatic Dual Clutch Hatchback - CAR ARRIVING SOON !! - CALL US FOR MORE INFO 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

$56,990
Myaree, WA

Dealer used
6 hours ago

2016 Volkswagen Golf VII MY16 GTI DSG White 6 Speed Sports Automatic Dual Clutch Hatchback

  • 48500 km
  • Hatchback
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl

SUPER LOW KMS!!!! GOOD SERVICE HISTORY AND ONE OWNER!!!! EXTRAS INCLUDING ALLOY RIMS, TARTAN SEATS, POWERFUL 2.0 TURBO ENGINE, DISPLAY SCREEN, BLUETOOTH, REVERSE CAMERA AND HEAPS MORE!!!! WONT LAST LONG AT THIS PRICE CALL US NOW!!!! OVER 250+ VEHICLE’S IN STOCK LOW MARGINS HIGH TURNOVER....WE GO THE EXTRA MILE WHEN OTHERS DON’T!!!!! FIND OUT WHAT YOUR REPAYMENTS COULD BE ON THIS VEHICLE.... Our experienced onsite finance and insurance managers can offer competitive packages with quick and easy

$32,988
Midland, WA

Dealer used
1 minutes ago

2018 Volkswagen Golf 7.5 MY18 R DSG 4MOTION Grid Edition Black/Grey 7 Speed

  • 27017 km
  • Hatchback
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl

2018 VOLKSWAGEN GOLF R GRID AUTO IN BLACK! LOW KMS!, APPLE CAR PLAY, BLUETOOTH, ALLOYS, CLIMATE CONTROL, RING FOR FULL SPEC

$46,990
Osborne Park, WA

Dealer used
10 minutes ago

2013 Volkswagen Golf Highline

  • 106000 km
  • Hatchback
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl

2013 Volkswagen Golf Turbo Highline Very reliable car in good condition ..two keys ..service history Only 106,000km *Automatic *PARKING PACKAGE *REVERSING CAMERA *Navigation *Bluetooth Sold with road worthy certificate and QLD registration

$14,599
Broadbeach, QLD

21 minutes ago

2013 Volkswagen Golf 90 Tsi Comfortline 7 Sp Auto Direct Shift...

  • 140000 km
  • Hatchback
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl

VW golf 2013 140,000Ks Custom Sheepskin Seat Covers

$13,500Negotiable
Balmoral, QLD

26 minutes ago

2006 Volkswagen Golf R32 6 Sp Auto Direct Shift 3d Hatchback

  • 195000 km
  • Hatchback
  • Auto
  • 6 cyl

Here is my pride and joy 2006 Golf R32 Mk5, with DSG gearbox and paddle shifters. It has logbooks and 2 key fobs. Very clean for its age, very well kept and every bit of work done completed at renown Eurowerke Surry Hills (ALL receipts still kept). It has 195,000 ish kms on it but when you come inspect it, you'll understand why this car is a great purchase! Everything is stock, except the brand new Hussla Wheels (Original Wheels Are kept in storage). It has every feature purchase

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$15,500Negotiable
Manly, NSW

34 minutes ago

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

  • 223995 km
  • Hatchback
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl

Be quick for this diesel turbo VW Golf Comfortline hatch. Straight clean and tidy throughout. Drives superbly and is complete with log books and service history. Be quick. WE ARE CENTRALLY LOCATED WITH EASY ACCESS FROM THE FREEWAY AND RIGHT NEAR THE TUNNEL EXIT. Aberdeen Auto Wholesale.527 Newcastle Street West Perth We are open from 8.30am to 5.30pm weekdays and until 12.30pm Saturday. ****6277 DL2531

$4,000
West Perth, WA

Dealer used
44 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
56 minutes ago

2011 Volkswagen Golf 77 Tdi Trendline 7 Sp Auto Direct Shift 5...

  • 99000 km
  • Hatchback
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl

Makes a perfect first car! This 2011 Volkswagen Golf TDI 7 speed Automatic has great fuel economy and is very Zippy. Only 99,000km on the clock with logbooks and service history. This car is tidy and is easy to drive and park with self-parking feature which parks itself. 3 months rego expiring 22/2/2022. Don't let this go at this price! Features first car buyers love: - Remote central locking – cold air conditioning – 15" alloy wheels – and 5-star safety rating. Roadworthy certificat

$7,990
Richlands, QLD

2 hours 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
2 hours ago

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

  • 114271 km
  • Hatchback
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl

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

$22,990
Myaree, WA

Dealer used
2 hours 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
2 hours ago

2017 Volkswagen Golf 110TSI mk7.5

  • 36000 km
  • Hatchback
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl

Manual Mk 7.5 1.4L 110TSI Built 2017 but compliant in 2018 Perfect condition 35,000km on the clock Comes with RWC and rego until July 2022 Never been in any accidents No finance owing Happy for a fair negotiation on price Read less

$19,999Negotiable
Aspley, QLD

2 hours ago

2014 Volkswagen Golf VII MY15 R 4MOTION White 6 Speed Manual Hatchback

  • 94234 km
  • Hatchback
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl

High performance Manual hatch with a Luxury Pack and has the sporty 2.0 litre turbo engine and comes with full VW service history and 2 keys. Equpped with: Sun Roof, Full Leather with Heated Seats, Sat Nav, Recaro styled sports seating, cruise and traction control, full body kit, alloy wheels, reverse sensors and so much more. Trade-ins are welcome and finance is available at great rates with fast approvals by our friendly team.

$36,999
Welshpool, WA

Dealer used
2 hours 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

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
3 hours ago

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
3 hours ago

2020 Volkswagen Golf AU MY20 110 TSI Highline Grey 7 Speed Auto Direct Shift Hatchback

  • 37566 km
  • Hatchback
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl

#### 2020 #### Golf Highline Auto 5 Door with R line pack 5 Seater, Auto 7 speed with cold air conditioning. Power steering, Dual airbags and Central locking. Power mirrors, power windows and alloy wheels. Sunroof, leather seats and heaps more. Fitted with the following dealer options. R-line Pack Sound and Vision Pack ACT rego until 15/03/2022. Service history, original owners manuals and still under factory warranty Great looking VW Golf Highline that is ready for it's new owner. Trade

$37,990Drive Away^
Mitchell, ACT

Dealer used
3 hours ago

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
3 hours ago

2014 Volkswagen Golf VII MY14 90TSI Comfortline Silver 6 Speed Manual Hatchback

  • 107569 km
  • Hatchback
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl

*** YOU WILL NEED TO BE QUICK - ACT NOW WHILE STOCK LASTS *** *** AUSTRALIA WIDE DELIVERY AVAILABLE *** *** Please enquire about your personalised interest rate *** 2014 Volkswagen Golf, Manual, Registered until 08/11/2021!!! 16" Alloy Wheels, Tyres in Good Condition, Aux Input USB Socket, Bluetooth System, Cruise Control. Great Reliable Vehicle, Enquire Today, This Wont Last!! ABOUT US - We can tailor a Finance Package to suit your Needs and Budget! Our expert Business Managers will pr

$13,490Drive Away^
Mackay, QLD

Dealer used
3 hours ago

2017 Volkswagen Golf 7.5 MY18 R DSG 4MOTION Wolfsburg Edition White 7 Speed

  • 76242 km
  • Wagon
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl

service history, Dynaudio sound system, (DRIVERS ASSISTANCE PACKAGE--- rear cross traffic, lane departure, passive steering, lane keeping, blind spot, parking sensors, parking assistance, distance cruise control) this is only an option when ordering New from VW it cannot be added on. Why Buy from Australia's biggest automotive group? Let me tell you why you should buy with us before you look anywhere else. Not only do we have the best finance packages we als

$45,999
Osborne Park, WA

Dealer used
3 hours ago

2018 Volkswagen Golf 7.5 MY18 110TSI DSG Comfortline Blue 7 Speed Sports Automatic Dual Clutch

  • 66000 km
  • Hatchback
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl

2018 VOLKSWAGEN GOLF 110TSI COMFORTLINE IN ATLANTIC BLUE METALLIC AUTO, SAT NAV, APPLE CAR PLAY, REVERSE CAMERA, SUTO LIGHTS, DUAL CLIMATE, FRONT AND REAR SENSORS, REVESE CAMERA AN MUCH MORE!

$22,888
Osborne Park, WA

Dealer used
3 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

3 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.