What’s the used Volkswagen Golf Plus hatchback like? The Golf Plus is exactly that: a Golf with a bit more boot space, passenger room and versatility. Front three-quarter visibility is still a problem, though, due to those thick A-pillars, and the Plus’s taller body means you sit slightly higher than in the Golf .
The Volkswagen Golf SV is a more practical and spacious version of the VW Golf and it’s a far more capable MPV than the Golf Plus it replaces.
At the top of the range, there are no less than four high-performance Golfs to choose from: the traditional Volkswagen Golf GTI petrol model, the more frugal (yet still quick) GTD diesel, the advanced GTE petrol-electric hybrid and the hugely fast and powerful Golf R .
If we’d tested a 1.0 TSI Golf the Polo might have won, but with this 1.5 TSI 130, the larger Golf offers a lot more for just a little extra outlay on PCP. It’s faster, comfier, better kitted out, gets more tech and has a higher-quality feel. It’s only slightly more practical, but this is enough to sway the decision.
A reliable car with the power there when needed Comfortable but the heater (unlike some other cars I have had)is slow to heat up – 3 to 4 miles. A spacious boot which will accommodate golf gear with ease and the convenience of let-down seats for excess luggage. All in all a car which suits my needs completely.
VW Golf SV to be discontinued after this generation.
VW Golf Mk6: what to look out for Volkswagen seems to have rectified a lot of the issues that befell the Mk5 , so the Mk6 is largely more reliable to own – borne out by its impressive performance in the 2011 Driver Power survey, where it finished in a highly respectable 10th place overall.
Recommended Volkswagen GTI model years The early 2006.5 and 2007 cars seem to be less reliable than the later ones, r/GolfGTI sub-Reddit users claim, which is why we recommend a 2008 or 2009 example. 2010 brought the Mk6 Volkswagen GTI , which was essentially a facelifted Mk5, Car and Driver reports.
Volkswagen Golf R
If you’ve got a teenager who needs a first car , or you are a teenager and you’re looking for a great set of first wheels, the Volkswagen Golf is your best option. Spacious, well-designed, and efficient, the Golf offers all the benefits of the Volkswagen brand at an affordable price.
Although GTI stands for Gran Turismo Iniezione on some Italian models, Volkswagen uses GTI as shorthand for Grand Touring Injection.
The Volkswagen Polo is a premium supermini, and a rival for the likes of the Ford Fiesta, Vauxhall Corsa and Renault Clio. We like the Polo because of its great interior quality, the breadth of its engine range and its long-distance refinement.