Volkswagen Golf (2009 - 2013)

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reviewed by Andrew Khaleeli on 23 February 2019
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reviewed by Roger Potts on 15 July 2018
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reviewed by Jonathan Pickard on 2 July 2018
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reviewed by SV on 27 May 2018
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reviewed by ah207 on 10 April 2018
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reviewed by Anonymous on 17 March 2018
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reviewed by Neil K on 21 February 2018
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reviewed by Atommo75 on 2 November 2017
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reviewed by Ben's Golf on 15 August 2017
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reviewed by Anonymous on 3 August 2017
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reviewed by Comical Engineer on 30 April 2017
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reviewed by halloranan on 16 June 2016
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reviewed by Petemc1960 on 10 February 2016
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reviewed by Comical Engineer on 30 October 2015
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reviewed by Alteseehund on 29 October 2013
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reviewed by Wilson78 on 26 October 2013
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reviewed by Comical Engineer on 8 April 2013
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reviewed by Anonymous on 30 January 2013
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Overall rating
4
How it drives
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Fuel economy
4
Tax/Insurance/Warranty costs
4
Cost of maintenance and repairs
5
Experience at the dealership
4
How practical it is
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How you rate the manufacturer
4
Overall reliability

Economical, sturdy and lives up to its reputation.

I bought this on the recommendation of other VW golf and polo owners and having test driven Honda Jazz, Skoda Fabia (also owned and liked for 7 years) and Ford Fusion, and being weary of going everywhere on my bicycle, without my dog. I like the solidness of the vehicle, its size suits me as a single with an elderly greyhound (rear seat passenger) and plenty of space for luggage/shopping in the boot, with the possibility of squeezing my bike in with the seats folded down, though they don't go flat. Things I don't like are to do with comfort rather than efficiency, technicals or economy, though they have proven to be irritating. These are very uncomfortable seats, not supporting my lower back (as the polo does, see later), so lots of cushion experiments, the head restraint pushes my head forward, making it uncomfortable and the distance from the seat to the outside of the car is too far for my short legs, (5'2") causing more lower back issues. The car has currently (3 weeks so far) been in the dealership (still under 12 month warranty) , to have the back seats dried out and the spare wheel well emptied of water and them trying to find out what has caused this - they say there were gaps between the metal sheets which hadn't been sealed properly. I'm enjoying driving the very comfortable Polo 1.2 '62 reg courtesy car and wonder whether that's really what I should have bought. Maybe next time.

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reviewed by JVG on 14 July 2011
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reviewed by Neverbuybluemotion on 2 June 2011
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reviewed by chiark on 15 June 2010
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reviewed by Car enthusiast on 22 May 2010

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Price£14,880–£33,710
Road TaxA–J
MPG33.2–74.3 mpg
Real MPG87.9%

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