Used Volkswagen Golf 2004 - 2009 review

Category: Family car

Section: Advice for buyers

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)

Advice for buyers

What should I look for in a used Volkswagen Golf hatchback?

More than its mainstream rivals, owners are likely to look after their Golfs properly. Check all the paperwork for regular servicing and have a good look around the body for knocks and scratches. Likewise the wheels, which are easy to kerb.

It’s not unusual for the paint on interior switches to wear off. Don’t let it be a deal breaker, though, because replacement parts are inexpensive.