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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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30 reader reviews for Volkswagen Golf Hatchback.
  • 1.4 TSI 122 SE 5dr

    Andrew Gordon , . Date: 30/07/2014
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I have recently bought this car, it is my 3rd golf after having owned a mk IV & V. My initial impressions are good, it's the familiar golf feeling of quality & safety. This particular engine is good for economy as well as a bit of power when you need it, but it's no racing car. The interior feels really well designed & built, with nice touches such as a leather steering wheel, climate control & control buttons on the steering wheel, an adjustable armrest. Without these features I think it would have felt very basic inside.

    My mk V was a GTI so I am constantly comparing the handling & driving experience to that one, which of course this one cannot compete with in reality. The handling is fine, a good blend of comfort and "feel", which adds up to a comfortable weekday commute. The fuel consumption is much better than a GTI which is bonus, so far I have managed to get 46 mpg on a fairly mixed commute and a few long journeys.

    The car had 55k miles on it when I bought it, and there were no visible defects except a few scratches on the alloys. I have since discovered a couple of very small rust spots on the lower edge of the front doors. I believe this is a known issue with the golf mk VI, so beware if you are looking to buy one. Have a good check round this area - as I understand water gathers in the space between door and body, and in cold weather can freeze which results in a bent door, damaged paint and subsequent corrosion (in the worst case). Otherwise I recommend this

  • 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.

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