Used Volkswagen Golf 2009 - 2013 review

Category: Family car

Section: Ownership cost

Volkswagen Golf (09 - 13)
  • Volkswagen Golf (09 - 13)
  • Volkswagen Golf (09 - 13)
  • Volkswagen Golf (09 - 13)
  • Volkswagen Golf (09 - 13)
  • Volkswagen Golf (09 - 13)
  • Volkswagen Golf (09 - 13)
  • Volkswagen Golf (09 - 13)
  • Volkswagen Golf (09 - 13)
  • Volkswagen Golf (09 - 13)
  • Volkswagen Golf (09 - 13)

Ownership cost

What used Volkswagen Golf hatchback will I get for my budget?

There are plenty of sixth-generation Volkswagen Golfs to choose from, with prices starting at around £3000 for the earliest, highest-mileage examples. However, we reckon it's a better bet to spend a little more and get a car with average miles of around 10,000 per year, and a full service history, for which you'll need to pay at least £3800. And if you want a diesel model, that figure rises again, to closer to £5000.

You’ll pay significantly more for the sporting models, meanwhile, with good-quality GTIs starting at about £8500. And if you want the seriously potent, four-wheel-drive Golf R, you'll need to budget at least £14,500.