Used Volkswagen Golf Cabriolet 2011-2016 review


(2011 - 2016)
Golf Cabriolet
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What alternatives should I consider to a used Volkswagen Golf sports?

The Golf’s main rival was the wonderful Audi A3 Cabriolet. Based on one of our favourite family cars, the Audi was extremely comfortable to ride in and really good to drive too, thanks to its range of efficient engines and well-sorted chassis, which gave it a fine ride and eager handling. On top of that, its interior was classy beyond all other rivals, and its resale values are still strong now.

The BMW 2 Series Convertible is great to drive, in the best traditions of the German marque, and inside is a great iDrive infotainment system and a handsome interior. The driving position is excellent, and its small size means it feels sporty and slick even when going slowly. Used prices are quite tempting, too.

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Golf Cabrio
Golf Cabriolet
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The Volkswagen Golf Cabriolet is an eager and reasonably practical drop-top that is also a good used buy. 

  • Good range of engines
  • Neat handling
  • Roof quick to lower or raise
  • Stiff ride in some versions
  • Not incredibly exciting to drive