Volkswagen Golf (2009 - 2013)

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reviewed by Gary Lindley on 26 July 2019
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reviewed by Pab D on 28 June 2019
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reviewed by Paul Alllum on 8 April 2019
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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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1,6S TDI

reviewed by Comical Engineer on 30 April 2017
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Overall rating
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How it drives
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Fuel economy
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Tax/Insurance/Warranty costs
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Cost of maintenance and repairs
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Experience at the dealership
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How practical it is
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How you rate the manufacturer
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Overall reliability

Dreary, poverty spec, over-geared & under powered rattlebox

Purchased from a dealer at 1 year old, 10k miles. 1.6tdi has poor low rev torque and doesn't really pull below 2,000 rpm, this coupled with high gearing makes this car a chore to drive in town with frequent gear changes and lots of use of 1st and 2nd gears. This is a common issue with thje VW 1.6tdi. The Honda and Peugeot 1.6 diesels have much better torque between 1500-2000 rpm.
Poverty spec "S" model has no rear stereo speakers (!) so you deafen the fromt passengers while the ones in the rear can't hear. Rattled from a dozen different places that could never be found.
Oddly reliable and never broke down, but wasn't exactly a pleasure to own. Very practical overall with sufficient space for 4 adults. Reasonable boot space. Driven carefully was capable of superb mpg on a long trip (up to 70mpg), but poor economy round town. Dealers very expensive and not much good.
Summary: Nearly a good car, let down by a below average engine and stupid gearing.

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

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