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Used Volkswagen Golf 2020-present review

Category: Family car

Section: Ownership cost

2020 Volkswagen Golf dashboard
  • Volkswagen Golf 2021 Mk8 front tracking
  • 2020 Volkswagen Golf dashboard
  • 2020 Volkswagen Golf touchscreen
  • 2020 Volkswagen Golf rear seats
  • Volkswagen Golf 2021 rear panning
  • Volkswagen Golf 2020 RHD rear end detail
  • Volkswagen Golf 2021 Mk8 front tracking
  • 2020 Volkswagen Golf dashboard
  • 2020 Volkswagen Golf touchscreen
  • 2020 Volkswagen Golf rear seats
  • Volkswagen Golf 2021 rear panning
  • Volkswagen Golf 2020 RHD rear end detail
Used Volkswagen Golf 2020-present review
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Ownership cost

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

It's early days for the Mk8 Golf and prices are holding steady, but that doesn't mean there aren't some good buys out there. Starting prices are around £22,000 for a 1.0 or 1.5 2020 petrol Golf, rising to between £23,000 and £25,000 for a higher-spec or larger-engined car of the same vintage. Spend the same on a good 2021 car with the smaller engines or in a lower spec or bought privately, or between £25,000 and £28,000 on higher spec or nearly new 2021 cars bought from franchised dealers. 

How much does it cost to run a Volkswagen Golf hatchback?

Like most VWs, the Golf comes with a three-year/60,000-mile warranty and one year of roadside assistance. That's not exceptional these days, falling short of the five-year warranties Hyundai, Renault and Toyota offer, let alone the seven years of cover provided by Kia.

The Golf achieved a full five-star Euro NCAP safety rating, with excellent category scores that all but matched the best cars in the class, including the Mercedes A-Class, for adult and child protection. The protection for pedestrians and vulnerable road users isn’t as good as the A-Class's, though.

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2020 Volkswagen Golf touchscreen