Golf Cabriolet

Used Volkswagen Golf Cabriolet 2011-2016 review

Ownership cost

(2011 - 2016)
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What used Volkswagen Golf sports will I get for my budget?

Prices start at around £5000 for a Cabrio with an average to high mileage for the year. This should buy you one in one of the lesser trims, rather than a GTI, and should find you a car with a full service history and bought from an independent dealer. Up that to £6000 to secure a car from 2011 or 2012 with an average mileage, and spend between £7000 and £9000 for a car from 2012 or 2013 that satisfies the same criteria. Increase the folding to between £10,000 and £12,000 and you’ll secure a good condition GTI model from 2013, or a lesser trimmed one from 2014 or 2015, maybe even one of the later ones from 2016.

How much does it cost to run a Volkswagen Golf sports?

The most efficient version of the Cabriolet Golf is the 1.6 TDI 105, which is capable of as much as a claimed average 70mpg, according to official government figures. In the real world, you can expect it to average 50mpg, which is still pretty respectable. Petrol-powered Golf Cabs are also able to achieve impressive economy. According to official figures, the 1.2-litre turbo is capable of up to a claimed average of 55mpg, equating to 40mpg in real-world driving, while even the 2.0-litre turbo in the GTI model is rated at a claimed 44mpg, which should mean around 35mpg out on the road.

As a result of those consumption figures, CO2 emissions are correspondingly low so the Golf Cabrio is relatively cheap to tax, especially as all of them would have been registered before the flat-rate tax changes of April 2017 came into force. Indeed, all but the performance versions fall into either the £20 or £30 tax band, while the most economical models are actually free to tax.

Meanwhile, servicing is reasonably priced, too. It won’t be quite as cheap as, say, a Vauxhall Cascada, but it compares well with most other rivals.

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