"It was my very first car I bought myself and also learned to drive standard. I couldn't ask for a better and more reliable car myself. It is great that the dealership does all maintenance for me and its free!"
"Really a great little car. I've put 70,000 miles on mine and only had a check engine light come on once for a faulty oxygen sensor. Can consistently returns 35+mpg in town and 40-45 on the highway depending on how heavy your right foot is. Comfortable, quiet, and pretty good room all things considered."
Pros: "Solid body, great handling, loads of torque."
Cons: "Engine explodes"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 1
"97,000 meticulously maintained miles. Turbo failed pumping engine oil into intake and exhaust systems. $4000.00 and counting. Wheel bearing failed at 80,000. The repair costs are 50% of what the car is currently worth. I have a timing belt due for replacement-$1000.00 dealer cost.
Three of my co workers drive VW Diesels. All have had a catastrophic engine event. My first and last VW."
"I think the new TDI's rock! I have had mine for almost 4 months, wanted to wait until I had driven it enough to write a review. I absolutely LOVE it. I get awesome mileage, I fill up 1/2 as much as my previous car. I have owned my fair share of different makes of vehicles, and this by FAR is the best I have ever owned.... I traded in a Cruze that I honestly really didn't care for one bit. This car makes me excited to drive! I have the Manual, I can't complain about power because it def. has enough... just a bit slow off the bat. But, not a deal breaker by any means. It's got some torque, the first time someone rides in it with me, that is one of the first things that they mention.
It is comfortable to drive, handles great. I haven't driven it in the snow yet, but I can't see it being a problem. For the money I spent I think that it is a great value.
The only advice I can give is, be sure to do the 10,000 mile maintenance as advised. Don't use the cruse control until the break in period is over, and be sure you educate yourself on the break in process to ensure your TDI will last you a lifetime.
I love it. love it love it."
"Super Quality built in Germany Auto, Great Performance from the 2.5L, Decent MPG's, averaging 28 MPG : ).
Triptronic transmission extracts copious torque through all the RPM range.
Great in the City & a super ride on the highways...Comfortable seats/interior.
Hatchback design is useful for large items.
Great room in rear seats for passengers.
Great standard 8 speakers sounds system.
Great handling & controls.
Great investment for the $'s
You get what you pay for & the Golf is a great investment & super fun to drive...
It's like a little Mercedes : ) @ half the price.
I love my Golf, and I don't Golf : )
Best small car that I've owned 4-Sure."