Used Volkswagen Golf 2004 - 2009 review

Category: Family car

Section: Our recommendations

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Our recommendations

Which used Volkswagen Golf hatchback should I buy?

The diesel engines make most sense if you’ve a long commute, but if you’re running just a few miles each way to work or school then the petrol alternatives are a better bet.

Of the diesels, the noisy 1.9-litre TDI is the most widely available on the used market, but don’t think that the 2.0 SDI is a better choice due to its bigger capacity: it doesn’t have a turbo and so is extremely sluggish. The 2.0 TDI is the one you want.