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Overall reader verdict 4 out of 5 stars

  • What's it like to drive
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Running costs
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Quality, practicality and equipment
    3 out of 5 stars

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305 reader reviews for Volkswagen Golf Hatchback.
  • 3.2 R32 4MOTION 5dr

    dave spottit Date: 30/09/2008
    • Overall verdict
      1 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      1 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      1 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      1 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I have a 2006 R32 with many faults the biggest faults being the dealer and VW customer services having owned many cars over the past 20 years VW are in my mind the worst. After reading the reviews I can see I am not the only person with problems VW just do not value the customer its such a shame. Its got so bad with my car that I am having to take VW to court for breach of contract I think that just says it all.

  • 3.2 R32 4MOTION 5dr

    Simon Rutherford , Dorset . Date: 30/09/2008
    • Overall verdict
      3 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      2 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      1 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      21

    My car

    The VW R32 is a fantastic car! but it does have some major faults. Mine is an 08 plate which i have owned from new. As expected the fuel economy is not a strong point especally if you use the performance of the sweet sounding V6. The exhast note is a joy and just a pity that in the cabin you are removed from this. The handling is great and on the whole it is a fun car, prefrably used for journey work where it really comes into its own. The DSG box is a bit oversensitive and changes down in sport mode too easily when you want it in a higher gear. The big bug bear is the poor build quality of the cabin with sqeaks and rattles that remind me of my 1980 ford fiesta supersport. This is a huge disapointment for a VW. But the thing that drives me really mad with this car is the touch screen sat nav which can't navigate its way out of a paper bag! it is trully hopeless and the local dealers are not much better. This sat nav just goes round and round in circles then normally takes you down a cow phoo infested track and leaves you in a farm yard! It is absolute rubbish! On the whole, a nice car but all the niggles are making me fall out of love with it. I wish i had kept my Disco 3 and RX8 mazda which never went wrong in 4 years of use.

  • 2.0 TDI 140 GT 5dr

    David Stephenson , Hampshire . Date: 21/09/2008
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      47

    My car

    Having owned Vauxhalls and Peugeots for most of my driving life, I can honestly say I've never had a better car than my 06 plate Mk5 VW Golf TDI. I regularly get 50mpg, it has a bit of welly when you need it, it's comfortable for long trips, and I've not had a problem in the 30K that I've driven it. Highly recommendable!

  • 3.2 R32 4MOTION 3dr

    tina nuttle Date: 11/09/2008
    • Overall verdict
      1 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      1 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      1 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      1 out of 5 stars

    My car

    quite simply the worst car and dealer service ever please if you value your hard earned cash keep on walking stright past your local VW dealer

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