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Overall reader verdict 4 out of 5 stars

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

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29 reader reviews for Volkswagen Golf Hatchback.
  • 1.4 TSI 122 S 3dr

    Robert Miles , Torfaen . Date: 14/04/2014
    • 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
      40

    My car

    I recently purchased a 59 plate specimen and it is the best car I have ever owned. I've previously had a Mini Cooper and a BMW 118d Sport which were both great cars to drive, at least until the BMW developed numerous expensive problems with the fuel tank. Whilst this car is less fuel efficient than the BMW it is pretty economical, equally enjoyable to drive and a much better shape in terms of practicality. Each time I've bought a car I've contemplated a Golf and for various reasons chosen something else. The interior of the Golf is stylish and much better than it looks in pictures, it is extremely comfortable too. I should have bought one of these years ago and am really pleased that I finally made the right decision. Plus by going for the mark 6 I got an extremely competitive deal. Apparently it's not quite as good as the mark 7 but I love it and they don't look a million miles apart either. Hope this review helps.

  • 1.4 TSI 122 Match 3dr

    Jamie Hammond Date: 09/08/2013
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      44

    My car

    I have owned my MK6 VW Golf Match 1.4 TSI (122) from brand new (factory order) & have never had any problems with it apart from an airbag error which was fixed under warranty.

    The car handles & drives as we as you'd expect for a Golf & is very nippy, it doesn't feel like you're driving a 1.4 engine as it feels so much more powerful!

    Great car & good fuel consumption too.

  • 2.0 TDI 110 S 5dr

    Tony Ennis Date: 02/02/2013
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      57

    My car

    Poverty specification 1.6TDI S misses out on several things, most importantly being the lack of speakers in the rear doors meaning that you have to deafen the front passengers for the ones in the rear to hear. Installing rear speakers is time consuming and expensive. Also, no rear electric windows and no parking sensors as standard. We had parking sensors fitted.

    On the positive side, this one has been totally reliable over the past 2.5 years and will get over 60mpg on a long motorway run fully laden at 70mph. It's a Golf so totally logical inside and sufficient space for wife, 2 kids & luggage. Space saver spare (hooray, a car with a spare wheel). It's very practical and the wife loves driving it. No daft electronic parking brake.

    Dealer service is ok and has not been too pricey so far. Front tyres last 25,000 miles, rears much longer. Performance with 90bhp is adequate rather than sparkling but there is sufficient power to overtake when necessary. 1.6tdi is lumpy below 1500 rpm and also quite flat until 1600rpm is showing. Really needs a 6 speed gearbox as 1st & 2nd gears are too high but long 5th gear is great on the motorway.

    Still the best small hatchback you can buy overll.

  • 2.0 TDI 140 GT 5dr

    David Coull , Cumbria . Date: 28/12/2012
    • 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
      5 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I have owned a 2.0 GT TDI Golf for just over a year and I love it !. The car has a great level of kit including traction control, front and rear parking sensors and upgraded 18" alloy wheels.The interior is top notch, looks and feels quality,the seats are very comfortable and supportive and the ride and handling is excellent. The engine has great mid range pull making overtaking a breeze and very economical to boot. Cruise control on motorway journeys is a joy. So far I have not experienced any problems and to be honest it is very hard to find fault with this car. I thoroughly recommend this model.

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