Is your car your pride and joy, or are you ready for a change? Let us know and you could win a £300 John Lewis voucher | No thanks

Volkswagen Reviews

New Cars
Good: Impressive off road and easy to drive off road. Refined, six-speed transmission with low range. Available with eight-speed automatic, feels solid and durable.
Bad: Standard 2.0 TDI has low CO2 and is reasonably economical but not ideal for towing work.
Good: High quality interior with impressive amounts of space, comfortable on the move.
Bad: Nothing special to drive. It's not got an Audi badge...
Good: Refreshed Caddy gets 2.0 TDI engine with improve economy.
Bad: A thorough revamp rather than an all-new van. Cargo area is still limited compared to the competition.
Good: Easy to drive. Lots of van-like practicality. Suitable for wheelchair conversion. Available with seven-seats. Petrol engines now available.
Bad: A lot more expensive than other van-based MPVs. Interior feels a little crude. 7-seats are fixed not folding.
Good: Much more refined than before. Higher quality dashboard. Improved economy. Still the coolest way to camp.
Bad: Very little improvement behind the front seats. Looks similar to predecessor. High list price. Beach models don't have ‘premium’ dashboard.
Good: Quiet and refined seven-seater. Impressive road handling for its size. Strong range of efficient diesel engines.
Bad: Expensive to buy new. Ride can get bumpy on rough roads. Rear seats are heavy and cumbersome to remove.
Good: Impressively refined and comfortable to drive. High quality interior. Excellent 2.0 TDI common rail diesel is one of the best van engines around.
Bad: Lower powered version of the TDI engine can struggle with a full load on board.
Good: Impressively swift and smooth performance. 124-mile real life range. Regenerative braking makes town driving easier. Feels similar to a petrol Golf.
Bad: Range is still limited compared to a petrol or diesel.
Good: Electric version of the Up with range of up to 100 miles. Surprisingly quick and enjoyable to drive. No compromise on boot space. Standard full charge in nine hours.
Bad: Renault Zoe is cheaper although you have to lease the battery.
Good: More rugged off-road version of the Golf Estate. Has 4Motion four-wheel drive and raised ground clearance.
Bad: Considerably more expensive than standard Golf Estate.
Good: Surefooted all-wheel drive handling. Impressive performance. Subtle styling. Three body styles.
Bad: Less exciting than a Focus RS. Estate is DSG auto only and is annoyingly intrusive. Restricted power output from September 2018 to meet WLTP targets.
Good: Sharp exterior styling. Relaxed and comfortable to drive. More practical and spacious than the Golf hatchback.
Bad: Rival small people carriers are cheaper.
Good: Seventh generation Golf sets perceived quality benchmark for class. More spacious than before. Better to drive. Refined and comfortable. Multiple award winner.
Bad: Owners report worse fuel economy from 2.0 TDI than previous Golf. Still suffering problems with 7-speed dry clutch DSG. Good to drive but too many faults to stay 5 star.
Good: Good looking and well thought out design. Probably the best compact estate car available. Volkswagen quality interior. Refined at speed.
Bad: Not cheap. Five year 90k mile warranty costs £550 extra.
Good: Refined hybrid set-up. Comfortable and practical interior. Congestion Charge exempt.
Bad: No match for a petrol-powered hot hatch. Stodgy handling. Expensive, even after the government grant. Runs out of battery after about 35 miles then uses more fuel than a conventional car.
Good: Comes in two power outputs of 220PS GTI and GTI Performance with 230PS. Has larger brake discs and a front limited-slip differential. A great all round hot hatch.
Bad: Other hot hatches like the Focus ST are cheaper. Sales suspended from September 2018 due to inability to meet WLTP NOx and CO2 targets.
Good: Electric car capable of travelling between 250 and 400 miles from a charge. Size and price of a Golf.
Bad: On sale 2020.
Good: Very comfortable and quiet on the motorway. Up to 2200kg braked towing limit. Huge boot and lots of rear leg room. Refined TDI engine is reasonably economical.
Bad: Quite a lot of body roll in the corners. More powerful 190PS engine is DSG only. Expensive list price when new.
Good: Spacious and quiet cabin. Impressive new manifold-in-head diesel engines. Passat GTE plug-in hybrid offers best petrol/hybrid range.
Bad: Expensive. Initially no petrol engines. Doesn't have the badge appeal of its premium rivals. Vastly better with a manual box than with a DSG.
Good: Relaxing and quiet to drive. Packed with the latest technology. Manifold in head diesel engines. Trailer assist works brilliantly. Spacious boot.
Bad: Expensive to buy new. No petrol engines. Vastly better with a manual gearbox than with a DSG.
Good: 30 mile electric range. Strong performance and good refinement. Low company car tax bracket.
Bad: Expensive at more than £37,000. Official economy figure is unrealistic.
Good: Impressive handling and strong performance. Very well equipped as standard. Refined and comfortable despite the firm suspension. DSG-only from launch with manual from late 2018.
Bad: Lacks the raw appeal of some hot hatches. Fiesta ST is cheaper and more fun.
Good: More Golf-like than ever before, will carry four large adults in comfort, huge boot, excellent range of petrol engines.
Bad: Rivals provide better value, bumpy ride on larger wheels, some interior trims feels a little cheap. Centre rear seatbelt cannot safely be used.
Good: Strong yet frugal diesel engines. Clever use of space inside with integrated child seats. Standard DAB digital radio. Practical and large sliding rear side door.
Bad: Rear seats don't fold into the floor in rare six-seat versions.
Good: Desirable compact SUV, lots of safety features. Available with 1.0 TSI engines.
Bad: Starts at a reasonable £16,995, but rises rapidly. Heavy emphasis on 18-inch wheels with 215/45 R18 directional tyres that preclude a standard size spare.
Good: Comfortable, spacious and supremely practical. Refined diesel engines. Plenty of modern technology.
Bad: Expensive to buy. Other SUVs offer better value. Ride quality could be better. Deliveries significantly delayed by WLTP.
Good: Very comfortable and spacious. Ideal for long journeys. High quality interior with seven seats as standard. Well equipped as standard.
Bad: Not exactly exciting to drive...
Good: Luxurious and sophisticated interior. Massive levels of storage. Excellent ride quality on air suspension. Fully digital cabin is a tour de force.
Bad: Most of the smart tech costs extra. Only marginally cheaper than the Audi Q7. Sluggish and indecisive eight-speed auto gearbox. Not a seven-seater.
Good: Hugely practical with large boot. Seven-seater versions are well-suited for family life. Flexible seating system is easy to use. Five star Euro NCAP rating.
Bad: Expensive. Bland exterior styling.
Good: Even more refined and car-like to drive. Most economical 102PS 2.0 TDI is also the best. Large range of body configurations. Lots of standard equipment.
Bad: Not an all-new Transporter rather a revamp of the T5. Lacking legroom up front which hampers the driving position.
Good: Comfortable and refined. Available with lots of personalisation.
Bad: Not as fun to drive as the SEAT Arona.
Good: Great fun to drive. 1.0 TSI engine is packed with character. High quality interior.
Bad: Doesn't really do enough to justify its premium over the Up 1.0 TSI 90PS. Extremely noisy on the motorway. Production held up by WLTP.
Good: Funky little city car. Cheap to run with low CO2. Lively and fun to drive. Large enough for four adults.
Bad: Automated manual is poor. Only a few models qualify for zero VED. High incidence of clutch failure on manuals. Timing belts need replacing at three years or 30k miles.
Used Cars
Concept Cars

Ask Honest John

Value my car