Used Volkswagen Golf GTI 2013-2020 review

Category: Hot hatch

Section: Our recommendations

Volkswagen Golf GTI 2013-2019 boot
  • Volkswagen Golf GTI front
  • Volkswagen Golf GTI 2013-2019 infotainment screen
  • Volkswagen Golf GTI 2013-2019 dashboard
  • Volkswagen Golf GTI 2013-2019 boot
  • Volkswagen Golf GTI side
  • Volkswagen Golf GTI 2013-2019 rear corner
  • Volkswagen Golf GTI 2013-2019 rear seat
  • Volkswagen Golf GTI front
  • Volkswagen Golf GTI 2013-2019 infotainment screen
  • Volkswagen Golf GTI 2013-2019 dashboard
  • Volkswagen Golf GTI 2013-2019 boot
  • Volkswagen Golf GTI side
  • Volkswagen Golf GTI 2013-2019 rear corner
  • Volkswagen Golf GTI 2013-2019 rear seat

Our recommendations

Which used Volkswagen Golf sports should I buy?

Buy the standard Golf GTI and you’ll be riotously happy, but if you can find a car with the Performance Pack, we’d go for that, provided the premium isn’t huge. It’s a tad more fun and a wee bit nicer to punt down a winding road – in this class, such things are important.

For our money, we’d seek out the six-speed manual version of the car rather than the seven-speed dual-clutch DSG automatic one, because it’s smooth, slick and quick in operation, and lets you connect slightly more with this fine driver’s car. However, if most of your work is in town, you might want to think about the auto option.