3Volkswagen Golf Mk.5
Part of Volkswagen Golf  3.7

Volkswagen Golf Mk.5 (2004-2010)

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3Volkswagen Golf Mk.5
3.6

60 reviews

PositivevsNegative
63%10%27%

Build Quality
3.8
Value for Money
3.3
Cleaning & Maintenance
4.0
Noise Level
3.7
Braking
4.3
Acceleration / Power
3.8
Gear Shifting
4.5
Suspension
4.8
Fuel Efficiency
3.5
Handling
4.5
Interior Design
5.0
Boot Size
4.8
Comfort
4.8
Features
4.8

Reviews

60 reviews
Lina F.
Lina F.Greater Melbourne (Metropolitan), VIC7 posts
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Mark W.
Mark W.
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Economic and powerful

Ive used this 2007 tdi Sportline manual model for 4 years now, and I do 60K kms per year.
Apart from the normal wear and tear, its been a rock.
Only use premium fuels in VWs as I believe the hi spec engines need it.
The now outdated CD navi system packed it in a couple of years ago, but big deal.
Quality of interior is in a class on its own compared to its japanese/ korean competitors.
And I live only 300 meters from the beach, and no sign of any rust.
Im buying another one...... Show details
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Smith
Smith3 posts
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Love them, best car I have ever owned

I own the volkswagen golf r32 and it is an amazing car. I like that it came with leather seats as a standard accessory. My golf it spec'd up with sat nav, parking sensors, sun roof and Bluetooth. For me, I like the sound, performance and handling of this car. I'm not impressed with the newer golfs though. Show details
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GemmaG
GemmaGSydney, NSW7 posts
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Further to this: Under Australian consumer law any product, including vehicles are expected to last the reasonable life time for that type of product.

Emz
EmzSydney4 posts
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Love it little zippy r32

Always been skeptical of vws due to bad reviews from others. However I love my little hatch it's a powerful zippy bug, put your foot down and this thing roars! Keep the services up to date and up should have no issues. Dsg gearbox needs to be serviced every 60,000 kms which is a headache, but great car.

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Keiko Appleby
Keiko ApplebySouth East Queensland, QLD6 posts
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Most reliable car I ever owned

My husband bought me a MK5 Golf Hatchback (Pacific) for my birthday and I am absolutely pleased with this car being so reliable, tough, economical and good looking. I love the torque that she's got, DSG gearbox and the way she handles. I would keep this car as long as I can :) Thanks VW!!!

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Steven
Steven4 posts
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Amazing first car

Its a perfect car for a couple rather than a family the engine is very quiet compared to other cars and the windows and overall body are very soundproof and block out outside noise. The interior is very comfortable and the dashboard is easy to read. I dislike the manual winding that is required when adjusting the seat though.

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Will
WillNewcastle7 posts
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Great Reliable Car

Very reliable car. Haven't had to spend any money on it at all. Great safety features and uses no fuel at all. I would buy another one in a heart beat. Dream car. Drives very smooth and has enough power for all my needs. Quality built. Great car would recommend to anyone. You won't be disappointed.

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jlsta
jlstaMelbourne7 posts
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mumtoseven
mumtosevenvic, 31947 posts
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Wartai
WartaiSouth East Queensland, QLD5 posts
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Brandon
Brandon
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Let the buyer beware

Had a 2007 vw golf 2.0fsi. Bought it 2015 Oct, won't change gear 3 weeks after. Had valve body changed, cost me $3500. 2 months after that, head lining fell. And then gear box had another problem... not a reliable car to buy.

I will not buy another VW golf again.

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Asher0612
Asher0612Sydney, NSW16 posts
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Keith d.
Keith d.AU19 posts
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Let the buyer beware

Have always driven German cars. VW Beetle, Mercedes, Kombi and VW Golf diesel. This, my present TDI 2.0, has been a disappointment.

Yes, good fuel economy: 1000 km from the 55 ltr tank but considering present resale value of just $10.000 for my "as new" looking Golf with just

80.000 km on the clock, bought new for $38.000 . . . . . . That makes it a very expensive car to drive.

The serious issues of the DSG gearbox and the latest fuel scandal seriously impacted not just the Volkswagen brand but also the "Made in Germany" logo. My VW Golf was never actually made in Germany but assembled in South Africa.

We all lost: The owners, the dealers, the Company. World wide. Not just in Australia.

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Al G
Al GSydney2 posts
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Pathetic Reliability

Incredibly unreliable. Purchased the car brand new and after 3 years and 70000 kms, below items had to be replaced or repaired:

The entire cooling system

Electrical issues

Front driver door lock (3 weeks delay)

Rear door Lock

Fuels gauge

Air conditioner

Gearbox

Engine components

And the list goes on

Highly unreliable and nothing but headache. Will never buy another VW ever again.

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Questions & Answers

George
George · Golf Mk.5 (2004-2010)

2007 got sport TDI VW golf 2ltre turbo.
What does it mean when engine light comes on, than coil light flashes and exhaust light comes on???
Also since then my turbo stopped working

tashah__
tashah__ · Golf Mk.5 (2004-2010)

Hi guys have the chance to buy 2007 Volkswagen Golf Comfortline V Manual MY08 with 167 full service history etc, are they cars reliable and will be used 95% highway driving for work

Pablo
Pablo  
Mr_coz1
Mr_coz1  

I'd go for a Japanese car

pomhall
pomhall  
Francis N.
Francis N. · Golf Mk.5 (2004-2010)

Hello chaps, I'm looking into buying a golf MK5 2005-2008 and wondering which petrol engine is the best of them all(apart from the GTI line, as I don't have the finances to match it up). And please get me a heads up on the problems I'm bout to face and ways I can "maybe" avoid them. Thanks Alot!

Pss:I'm not contemplating btn it and any other type/brand for that matter. I'm all in golf. Just not sure of the best engine to go with.

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CategoryCars and HatchbacksCars and HatchbacksCars and WagonsCars and Hatchbacks
Starting Price $44,490
Warranty Distance Unlimited kmsUnlimited kmsUnlimited kms
TransmissionAutomaticAutomaticAutomatic
Drive TypeFront Wheel Drive (FWD)Front Wheel Drive (FWD)Front Wheel Drive (FWD)
Fuel TypePetrolPetrolPetrol
Wheels18" Alloy wheels (Richmond)18" Alloy wheels (Bergamo)18" Alloy wheels (Bergamo)
Doors 444
Seats 2 to 52 to 52 to 5
Fuel Consumption7 L/100km5.8 L/100km5.8 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 50 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 recuperation
Max Power180 kW @ 5000 - 6200 rpm110 kW @ 5000 rpm110 kW @ 5000 rpm
Max Torque370 Nm @ 1600 - 4300 rpm250 Nm @ 1500 - 4000 rpm250 Nm @ 1500 - 4000 rpm
Boot Capacity374 L611 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 USB
Wireless ChargerYesYesYes
Security FeaturesImmobilizerImmobilizerImmobilizer
Companion App YesYesYes
Steering Wheel AdjustmentTelescoping (Electric)Telescoping (Electric)Telescoping (Electric)
Maximum Towing Capacity (braked)1,600 kg1,500 kg1,500 kg
Maximum Towing Capacity (unbraked)720 kg660 kg660 kg
Manufacturer Warranty5 year(s)5 year(s)5 year(s)
Keyless Features
Keyless Locking/UnlockingYesYesYes
IgnitionKeyless Start/StopKeyless Start/StopKeyless Start/Stop
Headlights
Headlight TypeLEDLEDLED
Headlight FeaturesAuto High-Beam Dip, Auto-Dimming and CorneringAuto High-Beam Dip, Auto-Dimming and CorneringAuto High-Beam Dip, Auto-Dimming and Cornering
Safety Features
CamerasRearRearRear
Cruise ControlAdaptive (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 Side
Hazard PerceptionBlind 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)
Driver Information
GaugesDigital OnlyDigital OnlyDigital Only
Built-In Navigation SystemYesYesYes
Voice ControlYesYesYes
Digital Radio (DAB+)YesYesYes
Release date
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Replaced byVolkswagen Golf Mk.6

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