What Car? says

3 out of 5 stars

For Solidly built; excellent image

Against Doesn’t handle very well; only average boot space

Verdict A competent, reliable and safe estate

Go for… 1.9 TDI SE

Avoid… 1.4 S

Volkswagen Golf Estate
  • 1. Timing belts need to be changed every 70,000 miles - ensure it's been done
  • 2. Engine oil needs to be changed regularly - if there's no full service history, walk away
  • 3. Boot space is not exceptional, but it's at least reasonable
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