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Volkswagen Golf V (2004 - 2008)

Last updated 25 July 2014

 
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Dimensions
Length 4204–4246 mm
Width 1759 mm
Height 1479–1513 mm
Wheelbase 2578 mm
Boot Space 275–1305 L

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Interior

The Volkswagen Golf has an immediate air of solidity that few rivals can come close too. The soft touch leather steering wheel is great to hold and from the gearchange to the stereo controls, everything works with real precision. The cabin design may not be dramatic, but it's attractive and user-friendly.

Blue-lit dials, damped cubby lids and top notch materials provide an upmarket feel while the driving position is excellent with plenty of adjustment in both the seat and steering column. There's good room for passengers in the back too. Although the Golf isn't the widest or longest hatch around it manages to offer good legroom, although the bulky central transmission tunnel makes it a squeeze with three adults on board.

The boot is longer and wider too so the Volkswagen has the edge in terms practicality and there's plenty of stowage on board with deep door pockets both in the front and back, a good size glovebox and a dash top cubby. The rear seats don't fold down flat but this is only a minor gripe.

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