VOLKSWAGEN GOLF Car Review
A proven winner
The VW Golf reminds me a lot of the German football team, it’s a proven winner that keeps on delivering.
Like German footballers the Golf has a touch of class, it also shares the virtues of quality and dependability, which is why Golf owners keep going back time and time again.
When you drive the latest Golf it feels solid and well put together, and for a mainstream mass selling model it has just a touch more quality than its rivals.
There’s nothing flash about the Golf but it does everything well, it has top diesel and petrol engines, a smooth gearbox and precise steering that make it a solid all-round drive.
I’d go for the diesel engines, 1.6 or 2.0 litre if your priority is mpg - you’ll get 60 mpg plus, but the petrol engines are smoother and punchier, but economy drops to between 40 and 50 mpg in everyday driving.
The Golf is a nice place to travel, again not flash but smart and well screwed together with mock aluminium and chrome trim.
The cloth seats are supportive and comfortable, there’s room for five adults with a good size boot, with split folding rear seats and a handy ski hatch for long objects.
There is something reassuring about the Golf that gives you a confidence its rivals can’t quite match, and you know when you come to sell it will retain its value better than its rivals. Which is why buying a nearly new Golf is a safe, sensible and shrewd buy.
* Top quality and best prices when you come to re-sell * Great image * Strong engine line-up * Not flash but smart *