The new VW Golf Estate is now on sale; four-wheel drive Alltrack model returns. The latest Volkswagen Golf Estate is now in showrooms alongside the hatchback. It features the same hi-tech interior and efficient powertrains and boasts a bigger boot than the previous model to compete with the most practical small estates
There’s no inherently bad Volkswagen Golf model, but there are particular versions in the range that represent the best used buy . As with the Mk5 Golf we’d go for the 1.4-litre TSI petrol engine in SE or Match trim. This is because the 1.4-litre petrol is generally cheaper to buy and more reliable than the diesels.
In our most recent reliability survey, the standard Golf finished midway in the table of family cars, with a respectable score of 75%. Most issues centred on non- engine electrics, but nearly all problems were fixed within a week and under warranty.
So to summarize: R models hold well, GTIs (especially lower trim levels) hold decent, Jettas suck.
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.
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Five Best Used Volkswagens You Can Buy Cheap Passat . The Passat’s been in production since 1973, so Volkswagen must have done something right with this car in order to keep producing it and to have it be one of the most popular sedans on the road today. Jetta . The Jetta is one Volkswagen that you can buy pretty cheap. Golf. Beetle . Touareg .
Two reasons: EU protectionism and economic nationalism. At this point it is well documented that VW produces some of the most unreliable cars in the industry.
If you have heard that Volkswagens are expensive to own, that’s mostly true. The majority of models in the range are more expensive to maintain than competitor vehicles, although it’s great that the German company offers a five-year capped-price plan, which is longer than a few of its biggest competitors.
The GTI is about 300 pounds lighter than the Golf R , as it doesn’t have to power the rear wheels. As a result, the GTI gets much better gas mileage. While the Golf R gets 22 mpg in the city, 29 mpg on the highway and 25 mpg combined, the GTI gets 25 mpg in the city, 33 mpg on the highway and 28 mpg combined.
The Volkswagen Golf R Goes on Hiatus The Golf R is just going on hiatus, a move that has something to do with changes made at VW’s plant in Wolfsburg, Germany.
Despite Volkswagen’s spotty reputation for reliability – the brand fairs poorly in J.D. Powers’ annual rankings of long-term dependability – its cars hold their value well. At base, Volkswagen is simply the most affordable European brand you can get in this country.