What's the used Volkswagen Golf hatchback like?
Park a 2003 VW Golf alongside the current model and its lineage is very clear. That’s to your benefit, because Volkswagen’s conservatism has made this fifth-generation model a very appealing used buy.
When it was introduced all the way back in 2003 we praised the addition of sophisticated multi-link rear suspension, because this made it more fun to drive than previous Golfs. While a Ford Focus is still a bit more fun, it's not as comfortable.