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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.
  • 2.0 TDI 110 S 5dr

    Richard Winfieldale , Derbyshire . Date: 01/05/2012
    • Overall verdict
      4 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
      42

    My car

    I have owned a 1.4tsi petrol for 2 years, and am VERY satisfied. Get past the utilitarian looks, and it lives up to its name as the best small family car you can buy. There is an emphasis on 'small', though - this car is only just a 5-seater, and once your children get past 10, you will want to go larger. Interior quality is excellent. The sound proofing and quiet engine means that it's the quietest care I've ever owned - very relaxing. Good sound system too. The engine is a pearler - so responsive and smooth. Overall a super car. Petrol consumption is, though, about 20% less than VW claims ! Hence not 5 star from me - only 4.75.

  • 2.0 TDI 170 GTD 5dr

    Kevin Pollock , . Date: 21/04/2012
    • 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
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      55

    My car

    This is the 3rd Golf I have taken ownership of. I previously had a GTI Mk V so I knew I would be taking a hit on power but the enhanced frugality of the diesel seemed to make sense. In the first 1000 miles or so, it was driven quite gently. I am now getting about 58-60 mpg on average and that is doing about 70 mph on motorways and driving through the Highlands. The car is great to look at, very comfortable and the compatibility with iPhone means it does everything I need it to. It is not as quick off the mark as the GTI but in terms of overtaking, it still feels as powerful in the 40-60 mph range. The finish inside is very sporty. My only criticism is that it should have a cruise control. There is a notable difference in road noise from the MkV to the MkVI, even for the diesel. I wouldn't have any other model.

  • 2.0 TSI 210 GTI 5dr

    Nick Harman , north somerset . Date: 04/04/2012
    • Overall verdict
      4 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
      38.7

    My car

    I bought the Golf GTI new in August 2011, added a load of spec which should have been standard, inc, xenon, parking sensors, better hifi, bluetooth, 18" alloys. The dealer managed a discount and free servicing plan, so far so good. The car to be fair has been excellent, great performance and great to drive, ultimately a bit easy to drive quickly which for me takes the fun out of it. Although comfortable on long journeys and yes it is diluted fun when the roads get twisty, good feel throught the steering wheel as well. Also for a Petrol iv'e managed on ave. 40mpg+ on mixed runs the most so far was 46.7mpg on the computer! outstanding. The percieved quality and engineering of the car is okay but on closer inspection I found my last Honda to be better. The paint is peeling on the front bumper, bits of dirt in under the laquer, badly fitted doors & bonnet, & the windscreeen has now gone milky at the edges, door trims rattle with hifi when turned up, the gearbox is getting noisey in second, dust and dirt collects everywhere - under the doors, around the back windows & tailgate, and other places - bad design in my opinion. Not really what i was expecting. The first service is due next week as well as the warranty replacement windscreen, if there are further problems i will probably sell it, It is overall a great all round car to own and its so practical and fits my children no problem. The dealer has been very good so far with everything.

  • 1.4 TSI 160 GT 5dr

    Mark de Fleury Date: 13/03/2012
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      34

    My car

    I have had the Golf for nearly months and covered about 1300 miles. My previous car was 1.4 Audi and I have to say that the MK6 Golf has far superior chassis to the version used in the Audi(taken from the MK5 Golf).The Audi never felt particularly stable whereas the Golf has brilliant high and low speed stability and is particularly good when cornering. The engine is outstanding and you can certainly feel the extra grunt of the supercharger, the only down side is the economy. The lower powered Audi averaged 39 mpg while the Golf has averaged 34 mpg, this is certainly not a great car for urban driving. Build quality is pretty good although not quite up to the same standard as the Audi (I still don’t think that it justifies the Audis extra cost). I have had reports of piston damage and loss of compression problems with this engine, fortunately no sign so far. It is actually quite difficult to get hold of Golf with this engine and the dealer reckons that he could sell any he gets hold. In comparison to the Scirocco with the same engine the Golf seems to suffer from much heavier initial deprecation so I think it makes a good used buy (mine was nearly 3 years old and the first owner lost a lot of money). To sum up a great car but running costs can be high particularly if you buy new. However, definitely cheaper than a Scirocco or Golf GTI but still offering great performance

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