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Used Volkswagen e-Golf 2014-2020 review

Category: Electric car

Section: Advice for buyers

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Used Volkswagen e-Golf 2014-2020 review
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Advice for buyers

What should I look for in a used Volkswagen e-Golf hatchback?

All the usual caveats apply in terms of making sure the alloy wheels are in good shape, that there are no horrible scrapes along the bumpers and bodywork and that the interior doesn’t have nasty stains on the seats or carpet.

In addition to that, you’ll want to make sure that the car comes with all of its charging cables and that they’re in good condition. Replacing them can be expensive as these are not your average domestic plugs and have to safely carry large amounts of electricity to charge your car.

The door child locks may disengage without driver knowledge. Though the door remains close it is possible for the door to then be opened from the inside.

Front-wheel bearing housings with insufficient hardness may have been fitted. This can lead to a fracture of a wheel bearing housing which can affect the directional control of the vehicle.

 

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What are the most common problems with a used Volkswagen e-Golf hatchback?

Is a used Volkswagen e-Golf hatchback reliable?

There wasn’t enough information to include the e-Golf in our latest What Car? Reliability survey; however, the standard Mk7 car only managed an average 11th place position for diesels and 14th for petrols out of 27 family cars.

Volkswagen as a brand came in 20th out of 30 car manufacturers, which isn’t a stellar performance.