Used Volkswagen Golf Plus MPV 2005 - 2009 review

Advice for buyers

(2005 - 2009)
Volkswagen Golf Plus MPV (05 - 09)
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Advice for buyers

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

As the Plus is essentially a Golf with a bigger boot, you can expect to encounter the same sort of mechanical problems that Golf drivers face. These include problems with headlamps and electric glitches. On a more serious note, the 1.6-litre engine has suffered from faulty timing belt tensioners.

Also, check for tell-tale stains on the ground, as there have been reports of leaking fuel pumps on the diesel engine. And, avoid high-mileage diesels that produce clouds of black smoke under hard acceleration.

Although Golfs enjoy a good reliability reputation, treat your test drive as you would with any other car, paying particular attention to the clutch, gearbox and all electric components.

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