Review: Volkswagen Golf Estate (2007 – 2009)


Roomy estate made more versatile by thoughtful, clever details.

Ride may be hard if it's anything like the Golf Mk V hatch.

Recently Added To This Review

5 April 2018

No official word from VAG, but ECU testing believes that the DQ200 7-speed dry cutch Mechatronics control box was finally re-engineered in 2016. This DSG 7 control unit is a common failure with engines... Read more

23 October 2016

Owner of 46,770 mile 2012 VW Golf Estate SE 1.6 TDI 105PS asked to pay £1,365.58 for replacement of EGR valve and both the dealer and VW UK refused to offer any goodwill. Referred to Leigh Day... Read more

8 September 2016

Report of 2010 VW Golf 1.6TDI Bluemotion estate needing EGR replacement. Read more

Volkswagen Golf Estate (2007 – 2009): At A Glance

What does a Volkswagen Golf Estate (2007 – 2009) cost?

List Price from £19,925
Buy new from £17,082
Contract hire from £169.20 per month
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Real MPG average for a Volkswagen Golf Estate (2007 – 2009)

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31–64 mpg

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What have we been asked about the Volkswagen Golf Estate (2007 – 2009)?

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Want to buy a Golf estate - what should I look out for?

I want to buy a Volkswagen Golf Estate SE TDI(105) on a 58 plate with 26,000 miles. Are there any issues with it and is its DPF problem?
If it's a 1.9TDI 105 then that is VW most reliable diesel engine, far better than the 1.6TDI and the 2.0 litre TDI and with the huge advantage that it doesn't have a diesel particulate filter.
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Key attributes of the this model are: Diesel engine, Fold flat seats and Small family.

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