For The VW Golf is refined and comfortable, but it's still fun to drive. The cabin is classy and practical, and every car gets lots of safety kit. Resale values are strong.
Against Entry-level engines are underpowered, while the styling is too conservative for some.
Verdict This generation of Golf is desirable, refined and great to drive, and one of the best all-rounders available. You’ll pay handsomely for one, though.
Go for… 1.4 TSI (120) SE 5dr
Avoid… Avoid 1.2 TSI
Poverty specification 1.6TDI S misses out on…
I have owned a 2.0 GT TDI Golf for just over a…