Overall reader 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
    4 out of 5 stars

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Volkswagen Golf (09-) Open
5 reader reviews for Volkswagen Golf Cabriolet.
  • 2.0 TDI 140 Bluemotion Tech SE 2dr

    Ann Gange , Lancashire . Date: 07/06/2015
    • Overall verdict
      3 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      2 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      45

    My car

    Bought this Golf May 2012 as replacement for My Wonderful Scirocco Tsi . Was on a o% finance deal for 3 years so figures stacked up. My biggest mistake was choosing this variant without first test driving it - after all the Scirocco is Golf based and It was Fab car. I am just about change my car and can say that the Golf cabriolet has been a big disappointment. Its the quality of the ride - just too hard and shaky! I have had cabriolets (hatchback based) and sports cars before - and know the difference between 'scuttle shake ' and a bad ride , and in my opinion this golf is just a bad ride. I cannot feel any of the usual characteristics . The car just felt so uncomfortable and excessively hard on the road . Even went to the expense of buying a set of smaller wheels - but this just improved the ride slightly and made the car unatractive.Several trips to the dealer and the outcome was that the car was OK. If I drove over a pound coin ! could tell you if it was 'head' or 'tails' Overall other aspects were good - fuel economy great - average 50 mpg . Good reliability and felt really well built and solid. Three years have gone and I have been counting the days for its replacement. Depreciation has not been as 'rock solid' as i would of hoped - secured deal with car buying service as they were far better than buy back price from VW. If you are interested in one of these then please test drive first!!! its a great car if you can live the ride quality

  • 1.4 TSI 160 GT 2dr

    Daniel Nicholls , . Date: 17/02/2014
    • 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
      35

    My car

    I've owned this car for a month. Drives like a Golf and has the quality feel you'd expect. Looks better in the flesh particularly with GT spec alloys to give the car a brawnier appearance. My car is white, which works particularly well as it emphasises the fabric roof and hence gives it a more sporty appearance. Very comfortable (even for a 6'4 man) and a good amount of technology without being OTT or making the cabin feel cluttered. The roof retracts quickly and there is little noise when up - you'd barely know you were in a convertible. Having previously owned a mk4 Golf TDI 130bhp it has taken a while to learn how to get the best out of the 1.4 TSI 160bhp engine. I was initially a little underwhelmed but now I am learning how and when to apply the power it doesn't disappoint! If you are set on a very sporty drive then probably best to look elsewhere but if like me you want the best of all worlds this ticks nearly all the boxes. The only exception is fuel economy which is nowhere near the official figures, especially if you want to enjoy the power the engine has on offer. I'm averaging about 35mpg mainly on B-roads and small stretches of dual carriageway. On longer stretches I've had returns of 39mpg combined but nowhere near the official 44mpg combined cycle. I'm sure I could do better if I set cruise control to 65mph and relaxed... but that's not why I selected the 160bhp engine! Not too bad though. A stylish, understated and fun car which is surprisingly powerful.

  • 1.2 TSI 105 S 2dr

    Peter Guymer Date: 15/01/2013
    • 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

    Bought this car for my wife in October 2012. It is metallic black with grey leather and has the DSG7 gearbox, Xenons, GPS etc. The car is really nice to drive with a very compliant ride and no scuttle-shake - in this respect much better than a Merc cabriolet I had before. The DSG changes gear very smoothly and helps consumption as it will shift into 7th as low as 30mph. The roof operation is very quick and it's great that it will even work without having to stop and apply the handbrake - even without the wind deflector there is little buffeting below 70mph and there's plenty of room for 4 people (although the boot will only accommodate 2 people's luggage). The engine is very smooth and the car is remarkably quiet, unless you put your foot down when the exhaust makes some beautiful music with a kind of "pop" as the DSG shifts up. My only criticisms are the clunky GPS (RNS 315), front sensors which need to be turned on each time you park and automatic headlamps which are rather slow in dipping and reverting to main beam. Amazingly I got nearly 18% discount plus a 5-year loan at a 2% fixed rate interest from VW Bank. Apparently the car was ear-marked for sale at the motor show but came back unsold. So obviously the recession isn't all bad news!

  • 1.4 TSI 122 SE 2dr

    Bram van den Berg , surrey . Date: 16/06/2012
    • Overall verdict
      5 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
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      39

    My car

    We only took delivery of our new cabriolet this month with optional onyx white paint ( looks absolutely stunning and cannot be compared to the standard white paint), red leather interior ( again, the brochure photo of the leather doesn't do it any justice) and front of lights. The car comes with DSG automatic gearbox and it an absolute pleasure to drive. The wind noise with roof down is fantastic and even better with the standard wind deflector in our SE version. The ride on the standard 17" wheels is great too. The standard specification in the SE is endless which is a really nice touch. More importantly, the rear space for our kids ( two ten year olds) is very good. I'm 6.2 foot and when I'm driving, they still have got plenty of rear legroom. It's too early to judge on mpg but the first miles have not been disappointing. Overall, a very good cabriolet for relatively good value for money.

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