Is the Volkswagen Golf VI a good purchase for a retired golfer?

I would like to replace my 90,000 mile 2001 Volkswagen Bora 1.6 SE, which I have had from new, with something more modern. The Bora, despite many reports to the contrary, has served us well over the years and still looks good. I'm looking for a replacement used car and can spend around £12,000. As I'm now retired my annual mileage is only around 7000 miles. Can you suggest anything with a petrol engine which might be a suitable replacement? I've looked at Golf 1.4TSI's and similar Seat's. Whatever I get will need to have five seats and be able to accommodate a couple of sets of golf clubs and trolleys.

Asked on 10 June 2012 by DT, Lowton, Warrington.

Answered by Honest John
Stick with what you know. Yes, a Golf MkVI 1.4TSI 122 or 1.2 TSI 105 will do what you want, and the rear of the load area is hollowed out at the sides to take golf club bags lying across. Test and video: www.honestjohn.co.uk/road-tests/volkswagen/vw-golf.../ More: www.honestjohn.co.uk/carbycar/volkswagen/golf-vi-2.../
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