74Volkswagen Golf

Volkswagen Golf

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3.7

320 reviews · Statistics

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Build Quality
3.8 (67)
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3.4 (67)
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3.8 (65)
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4.0 (64)
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4.5 (59)
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4.1 (60)
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4.0 (60)
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4.1 (61)
Fuel Efficiency
4.2 (62)
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4.5 (61)
Interior Design
4.3 (60)
Boot Size
4.1 (60)
Comfort
4.3 (61)
Features
4.1 (60)
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Volkswagen Golf343 reviews
Cameron
CameronNSWSydney, NSW110 posts
  Golf Mk8 Hatchback GTI
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Cameron
CameronNSWSydney, NSW110 posts
  Golf Mk8 Wagon R
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Sarah Gardner
Sarah GardnerWAPerth, WA11 posts
  Mk7.5 Wagon 110TDI

Absolute lemon

Bought brand new, absolute lemon.

Plagued with issues, namely water pump and subsequent clutch pack within the first 5 years.
Less that 45,000km on the clock.

I have lodged a complaint with ACCC, a vehicle with such low kms and in near new condition should be far more reliable and better quality.
My first new car and thought I'd avoid such headaches.

Read independent reviews on this one, so many known issues and it's (and defective plastic parts) are still sold.

Even bought extended new car warranty and they won't honour it!! What a joke.
Poor quality, crap product. Show details

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N Shariff
N Shariff2 posts
  Golf Mk8 Hatchback
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Aardvark
AardvarkWAPerth, WA
  Mk.6

Unfit for purpose

If you are in Australia read it and weep, AVOID, or you will get a 5K engine rebuild and be told it's all Australia's fault and has nothing to do with the product being unfit for purpose in the Australian environment. Engine rebuild at 120K.

https://genesiswestend.com.au/our-services/vw-118tsi-engine-problems/ Show details

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binhbui
binhbuiVICGreater Melbourne (Metropolitan), VIC21 posts
  Mk7.5 Hatchback 110TSI
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Tim D.
Tim D.VICGreater Melbourne (Inner), VIC2 posts
  Mk7.5 Hatchback 110TSI

Dont buy a VW! you will regret it

VW golf's are so nice to drive. Quiet, comfortable and fuel efficient but also unreliable and no support from VW Australia... My VW golf has let me down twice. First time was at 50,000kms and 6 months out of warranty. A bolt came loose on the cam shaft and rubbed against timing cover apparently not a manufacturing issue. I had to pay.... Now I am off the road again at 60,000kms with a fuel leak and not starting. Please I implore you the product is not great but the support from VW Australia is the worst... AVOID!! Show details
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rainerluck
rainerluck16 posts
  Mk7.5 Wagon 110TSI
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Hipages
HipagesVICGreater Melbourne (Metropolitan), VIC7 posts
  Golf Mk.7 Hatchback 90TSI

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I use this car on a very limited basis (7000 kms a year). I've got an issue with the rear left side door lock, it's totally packed up after 33,000kms. I've tried to get the issue resolved on a good will basis, but because the vehicle is six years old VW don't want to know about. I did do research about this vehicle before I acquired it and this wasn't one of the issues that was mentioned. The parts on these vehicles just haven't got the longevity that a Japanese got. Beware! Show details
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Jules
Jules2 posts
  Golf Mk.7 Hatchback 103TSI
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Mitch R.
Mitch R.QLDDarling Downs, QLD
  Mk7.5 Hatchback 110TSI
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Sarah M.
Sarah M.2 posts
  Mk7.5

A big failure

The A/C system is made in Japan by denso and this is the only good thing in this car, but the rest of thing easy to break toy plastic cooling system pipes all plastic after a few years will start cracking, it's money pit.
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moggy
moggyWAPerth, WA45 posts
  Mk7.5 Wagon R
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Only the facts
Only the factsQLDSouth East Queensland, QLD24 posts
  Fair Incentive Mk7.5 Wagon 110TSI

Exactly the right car for me

I'm on my third Golf Wagon now. Perfect for me because it has the space for dogs, surfboards etc. without the cost of an SUV. It's comfortable and quiet to drive, still fits in a small car space and has the safety features I wanted.

First two models were Diesel's and awesome.on fuel efficiency. The 2020 models only come now as petrol which doesn't get the mileage. Bring on a hybrid electric for the next one!

As with all new cars, some features like the sunroof might appeal to a few but I'd rather pay less and go without! Show details

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Anthony B.
Anthony B.2 posts
  Golf Mk.7 Hatchback 110TSI

Mk7 golf

Had the transmission done 7 gears 2 clutch’s a major service (timing belt brakes ) that’s it in 4 years still love it and I’ll keep it for a while yet  Show details
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Questions & Answers

Andrew C.
Andrew C. · Golf

What is a reasonable life expectancy / distance expected of the clutch on a VW MY14 Golf 103TSI Highline?

ken d
ken d · Golf Mk.7 (2013-2017)

does 2017.5 golf 1.4ltr have timing belt

binhbui
binhbui  

I believe it has a timing belt, but I can't be 100% certain.

Chris
Chris · Golf Mk.7 (2013-2017)

G'day...

At what KM amount should the manual clutch be replaced? Can't find any info online about clutch replacement intervals for the Gold Mk 7.

moggy
moggy  

I have never had a Golf with manual transmission. I should imagine it would depend greatly on the way the car has been driven.

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CategoryCars and HatchbacksCars and WagonsCars and HatchbacksCars and Hatchbacks
Starting Price $44,490$40,990
Warranty Distance Unlimited kmsUnlimited kmsUnlimited kmsUnlimited kms
TransmissionAutomaticAutomaticAutomaticAutomatic
Drive TypeFront Wheel Drive (FWD)Front Wheel Drive (FWD)Front Wheel Drive (FWD)Front Wheel Drive (FWD)
Fuel TypePetrolPetrolPetrolPetrol
Wheels18" Alloy wheels (Richmond)18" Alloy wheels (Bergamo)18" Alloy wheels (Bergamo)17" Alloy wheels (Ventura)
Doors 4444
Seats 2 to 52 to 52 to 52 to 5
Fuel Consumption7 L/100km5.8 L/100km5.8 L/100km5.8 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 50 L50 L50 L50 L
Engine2.0 litre TSI, 1984cc, 4 cylinder inline turbocharged direct injection petrol with engine Start/Stop system and brake energy recuperation1.4 litre TSI, /1395cc, 4 cylinder inline turbocharged direct injection petrol with engine Start/Stop system and brake energy recuperation1.4 litre TSI, 1395cc, 4 cylinder inline turbocharged direct injection petrol with engine Start/Stop system and brake energy recuperation1.4 litre TSI, 1395cc, 4 cylinder inline turbocharged direct injection petrol with engine Start/Stop system and brake energy recuperation
Max Power180 kW @ 5000 - 6200 rpm110 kW @ 5000 rpm110 kW @ 5000 rpm110 kW @ 5000 rpm
Max Torque370 Nm @ 1600 - 4300 rpm250 Nm @ 1500 - 4000 rpm250 Nm @ 1500 - 4000 rpm250 Nm @ 1500 - 4000 rpm
Boot Capacity374 L611 L374 L374 L
Phone ConnectivityAndroid Auto (Wireless), Apple CarPlay (Wireless), Bluetooth and USBAndroid Auto (Wireless), Apple CarPlay (Wireless), Bluetooth and USBAndroid Auto (Wireless), Apple CarPlay (Wireless), Bluetooth and USBAndroid Auto (Wireless), Apple CarPlay (Wireless), Bluetooth and USB
Wireless ChargerYesYesYesYes
Security FeaturesImmobilizerImmobilizerImmobilizerImmobilizer
Companion App YesYesYesYes
Steering Wheel AdjustmentTelescoping (Electric)Telescoping (Electric)Telescoping (Electric)Telescoping (Electric)
Maximum Towing Capacity (braked)1,600 kg1,500 kg1,500 kg1,500 kg
Maximum Towing Capacity (unbraked)720 kg660 kg660 kg660 kg
Manufacturer Warranty5 year(s)5 year(s)5 year(s)5 year(s)
Keyless Features
Keyless Locking/UnlockingYesYesYesYes
IgnitionKeyless Start/StopKeyless Start/StopKeyless Start/StopKeyless Start/Stop
Headlights
Headlight TypeLEDLEDLEDLED
Headlight FeaturesAuto High-Beam Dip, Auto-Dimming and CorneringAuto High-Beam Dip, Auto-Dimming and CorneringAuto High-Beam Dip, Auto-Dimming and CorneringAuto High-Beam Dip and Auto-Dimming
Safety Features
CamerasRearRearRearRear
Cruise ControlAdaptive (ACC)Adaptive (ACC)Adaptive (ACC)Adaptive (ACC)
Parking SensorsCross-Traffic Alert (Rear), Front, Rear and SideCross-Traffic Alert (Rear), Front, Rear and SideCross-Traffic Alert (Rear), Front, Rear and SideCross-Traffic Alert (Rear), Front, Rear and Side
Hazard PerceptionBlind Spot Monitoring (BSM) and Forward Collision WarningBlind Spot Monitoring (BSM) and Forward Collision WarningBlind Spot Monitoring (BSM) and Forward Collision WarningBlind Spot Monitoring (BSM) and Forward Collision Warning
Lane AssistanceEmergency Lane Keeping (ELK), Lane Departure Warning (LDW) and Lane Keep Assist (LKA)Emergency Lane Keeping (ELK), Lane Departure Warning (LDW) and Lane Keep Assist (LKA)Emergency Lane Keeping (ELK), Lane Departure Warning (LDW) and Lane Keep Assist (LKA)Emergency Lane Keeping (ELK), Lane Departure Warning (LDW) and Lane Keep Assist (LKA)
Driver Information
GaugesDigital OnlyDigital OnlyDigital OnlyDigital Only
Built-In Navigation SystemYesYesYesYes
Voice ControlYesYesYesYes
Digital Radio (DAB+)YesYesYesYes
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