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Used Volkswagen Golf 2004 - 2009 review

Category: Family car

Section: What is it like?

Volkswagen Golf (03 - 09)
  • Volkswagen Golf (03 - 09)
  • Volkswagen Golf (03 - 09)
  • Volkswagen Golf (03 - 09)
  • Volkswagen Golf (03 - 09)
  • Volkswagen Golf (03 - 09)
  • Volkswagen Golf (03 - 09)
  • Volkswagen Golf (03 - 09)
  • Volkswagen Golf (03 - 09)
  • Volkswagen Golf (03 - 09)
  • Volkswagen Golf (03 - 09)
Used Volkswagen Golf 2004 - 2009 review
Star rating

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.