Volkswagen Golf

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Owner Reviews: Volkswagen / Golf

Average Rating

2008 Volkswagen Golf

Trim: R32
by FootballManager on 10-12-2012
Fabulous car...simply fabulous
Granted you don't get this car in Canada but I had the pleasure of an Euro Spec one for 2 months straight. Drove it everyday and enjoyed it to the fullest. The DSG is phenomenal. The 4Motion system doesn't let you forget that it's a front-biased vehicle but you won't need such extreme performance on regular roads unless you want to rack up tickets and insurance rates. The interior, like Audis is brilliantly done. Feels like being in a truly luxury-sports car. Fuel economy in sport mode is terrible. And like most Golfs there's a ton of space at the back.
Overall
4.0
Comfort
4/5
Performance
4/5
Fuel Economy
2/5
Interior Design
5/5
Exterior Styling
4/5
Reliability
3/5
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2008 Volkswagen Golf

Trim: GOLF CITY 2.0L 4DR HB
by IvanTrader on 10-12-2012
Great car for city driving
I've had this vehicle for 4 years on lease and it was a great car to drive by myself or with my family of 4. It's also very good for shopping even large furniture items (I've carried everything in it from desks and beds to hardwood flooring and tiles).
It's exceptional on gas. The ride is comfortable and even a bit sporty because of the type of suspension. It's perfect for a familty of 3 or even 4 (if the kids are small), however as the kids get older more room will be required.
Interior design, although basic - meets the needs. One thing's for sure - it's a very reliable automobile.
Overall
4.0
Comfort
4/5
Performance
4/5
Fuel Economy
5/5
Interior Design
3/5
Exterior Styling
3/5
Reliability
5/5
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2012 Volkswagen Golf

Trim: TDI
by Michael_Imbleau on 10-12-2012
Great little 407 Commuter Car
I drove this car for a few days to and from work to see if it would work for me as a commuter car. I was pleasantly surprised. The person who leant it to me told me the Turbo Diesel was great on gas, and they didn’t lie. I was getting 5.9L/100km on the 407 (read driving fast). So I expected great mileage, but didn’t expect how well the car would actually handle. For such a small car, and being a diesel, I wasn’t expecting the torque at high speeds. I have to say it actually had the power and performance of a much sportier car, without any whine or vibrations. The interior was also better than I had expected. The Bluetooth interface for the phone was easy to setup, and very intuitive. There were some drawbacks. The 2 gas stations closest to my work don’t have diesel. When slowing to a stop, I found the engine would engage, and slow the car quicker and jerkier than I expected (which took some getting used to). Overall I would have bought this car if it weren’t for the fact that a used one is nearly the same price as a new one. I guess some people see that as a benefit, but I’m always looking for a deal.
Overall
4.0
Comfort
4/5
Performance
4/5
Fuel Economy
5/5
Interior Design
4/5
Exterior Styling
2/5
Reliability
5/5
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