What is it like?

Used Volkswagen Golf Plus MPV 2005 - 2009 review

(2005 - 2009)
Volkswagen Golf Plus MPV (05 - 09)
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1 Jan 2006 00:00 | Last updated: 18 Sep 2018 18:02

What's the used Volkswagen Golf Plus hatchback like?

The Golf Plus is exactly that: a Golf with a bit more boot space, passenger room and versatility. The rear seats split 60/40 and each section also slides backwards and forwards independently, so you can juggle passenger and luggage space around to suit.

At the same time, the front passenger seats can fold completely forward. None of the seats can be removed, but there are no fewer than 43 cubby holes for stowage.

Otherwise, the Plus is very much a Golf, with all its strengths and failings. The cabin is every bit as classy as the basic Golf's and, although the dashboard is different, Golf drivers will still find it all reassuringly familiar. Front three-quarter visibility is still a problem, though, due to those thick A-pillars, and the Plus's taller body means you sit slightly higher than in the Golf.

On the positive side, that tall body doesn't have too much of an effect on the Golf's fine handling, but the extra weight - 100kg of it - needs powerful engines to shift it.