What alternatives should I consider to a used Volkswagen Golf estate?
Two of the Volkswagen Golf Estate’s closest rivals are the Seat Leon ST and Skoda Octavia Estate, both of which share many parts with the VW. However, while the Skoda is bigger and both are cheaper to buy, it is the VW that is the best of the trio to drive and should hold on to more of its value when the time comes to sell.
Other estate cars of this size with notably large boots include the Peugeot 308 SW and the Honda Civic Tourer. Both have even more luggage capacity than the Golf but can’t match it for interior fit and finish, low running costs or driver enjoyment.
The Vauxhall Astra Sports Tourer is the value option with its low purchase prices. It’s another solid all-rounder with an impressive range of petrol and diesel engines, although its interior isn’t as classy as a Golf’s.