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great compact car
love my golf- its great for getting round the city and a great size. can fit 5 people in the car and go for a few hours out of the city with no problems. runs really well and diesel lasts really well. love the heated seats - wouldn't change the car
Bought an ex demonstrator GTI from Leichhardt Golf in Sydney. Have been using it for day to day for a few months and I have to say it's a little ripper!
It's a manual, with optioned leather seats and sunroof.
Performance wise, you couldn't ask more for a little hot hatchback. First gear is a bit underwhelming, but second gear races out and takes you above 100kmh with ease.
The different driving modes do actually make a difference to how the car drives, surprisingly. Sport mode tightens up the steering considerably, and the suspension ...is much less forgiving. Comfort mode and normal mode are pretty much the same feel. Internally the looks are great. The red trim and LEDs on the front internal doors all add up to a great looking car. The optioned leather bucket seats are very comfortable and do their job when racing round a corner. The infotainment unit has Apple Car Play, and works reasonably well. The gear stick has the golf ball top which is a nice touch.
- Golf Mk.7 Hatchback 110TDI (2013-2017)
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Golf MK 7.5 Mid 2017 - Facelift
Golf MK 7.5 TDI
- Driver Assist Package
- Infotainment Package
- R-Line Package
I have had my golf for about a month now and thought it would be worth posting my impressions since I spent a lot of time looking for a good consumer review of this exact model before buying it. Most Consumer reviews have focused in on the GTI and R which is understandable.
- Too many to list, see below, I actually just really like this car.
- Golf Mk.7 Hatchback 90TSI (2013-2015)
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Wonderful Car is most respects, except reliability.
Brought our Golf used at 54k, great car to drive, super comfy, crazy fuel efficient, great amount of power.
However, lots of issues in the 2 or so years we've owned as follows;
Slip between 2nd and 3rd great with DSG, replaced under warranty would have cost me $1700 if not.
Rattle in dump gate, fixed under warranty about a year ago, has returned again, a better part which should fix this issue for good is on backorder
Informational unit - Audio unit packed it in a month back, just been completely replaced under warranty, if I held the eject button in for 10 seconds while in operation it would start back up, this included the reversing camera also. (not sure how much this would have been to fix but not cheap)
Good Overall but
Bought the brabd new comfortline version in 2016. It drives like a dream and fuel economic as we'd like it to be. The Automatic resting mode is quite irritating as we don't really need it but this little golf has more space than we thought as we managed to carry 2.4 metre length of timber in the car so it is quite big for its size
I love my Golf GTi. It's my pocket rocket and hard to keep the men folk of the family out of it. Zippy fast smooth efficient comfortable and looks hot. servicing is reasonable and is on a par with most car brands. I am so in love with this car and I know I'll have it for quite some time.
Economic in petrol but struggles even with a turbo engine
The car is slow to accelerate (dealer did advise about this) but I did expect more given the engine. It is on the economical side for fuel saving money in the long run. There is limited leg room for the back seats but given this is a hatchback it is expected. So far has been running well without any issues
For one of the safest cars around, it has a massive blindspot!
We purchased this car brand new and it is my first car to have from new, so I am happy somewhat with my Golf! It is a pleasure to drive and with the twin turbo is a very handy car. But the only thing I find hard to understand, is that for one of the safest known cars around this car has an awfully big blindspot when I am driving. I have nearly caused a few accidents from thinking I was clear to change lanes, only to find out there is a car beside me!! So now I make sure I check the mirrors but also check over my shoulder to make sure there is n...othing beside me. I know this may not be an issue with all drivers but it is for me. The fuel economy from the diesel engine is amazing, it is so much cheaper to run than my previous petrol engine car, so that is a huge plus. Also the power of this car is awesome, you know you are always safe out on the open roads to pass long trucks etc. Overall, I love my VW Golf, but I just have that issue of safety with the blindspots.
- Golf Mk.7 Hatchback 92TSI (2015-2017)
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Great , zippy car.!
This car is fantastic for the price . 7 speed dsg gearbox is a delight . Considering it only has 92kw from its 1.4 l turbo it feels like 120kw due to the smooth transition from gears . Interior is ok , but packed with electronics rear parking sensors lane assist and optional parallel park assist. Fuel consumption is average 8litres / 100km which is pretty good . Interior cabin is quite large for a hatchback . Leg room is quite roomy than most small cars . Great reliability and I would certainly buy a VW Golf again in future. Highly recommend.!!
Not the best
It looks prettier then other options in similar price range but when you are a passenger at the back you do get dizzy, and naseous. The person we bought it from even advised that it is complicated and difficult to drive and warned my father that I had to get some soft of special license before I drove it.
A leader in its class
I had always wanted a Golf, and finally got an opportunity to buy one.
I looked at all of the similar cars currently in the market, and none of them compared to the fit, finish and feel of the Golf. The design outside is understated and a little aggressive. The interior is simple and classy. The build quality is very solid and feels of a high quality- not plasticky like the Corolla, Kia or Hyundai. Driving it is a pleasure. It is zippy and enjoyable to drive. Love the automatic headlights, windscreen wipers and dimmable rear-view mirror.
The best ride!
Love love love this car! I previously had the Polo but I am so glad I upgraded to this model. The interior feels expensive, unlike a lot of the other cars that are a similar size from other brands. It's a very comfortable ride with power when required. I plan to have this car as my forever car.
very good shape and outside inside look ，easy handle，perfect size for me and my boyfriend， easy parking， saving petrol；quiet to drive， very stable at highway good quality and very safety to drive，the disadvantage is the market price is quite out of my budget， I can only afford second-hand Volkswagen Golf
Best car I've owned. So smith and easy to drive in. Would easily recommend to all ages. So quiet to drive. Perfect size to fit whole family but also small. Excellent handling. Absolutely amazing fuel efficiency, never got so many Liters per kilometres. Absolutely great price for a car! Easily recommend
I have had this car for 2 years now and have not had any major issues with it. Runs smooth and handles what you would expect in a golf. Fuel economy is also great & for a small car has reasonable leg space in the back. Only downfall is maybe too small a boot but that is expected. 9.10.
Perfect for high mileage highway driving
I love my Golf. I bought a manual due to ongoing concerns with the DSG. I couldn't be happier. Superb fuel economy where I always get more than 900kms per tank. Great refinement and ride comfort. Ive had 36,000 trouble free kilometers in 20 months. The only minor issues were rectified at the last service where the infotainment screen would remain completely off when the car was running. A computer reboot fixed the problem. I love the luxury touches that other cars in this class don't have when comparing base models, namely flock lined door bins...and the glovebox, leather wrapped steering wheel and gear knob, and the cloth covered central arm rest. It just makes it a nicer place to be. I will definitely consider another Golf but only a manual.
I wasn't planning on buying a Volkswagen but was open to it, I was actually leaning more towards either Mazda or Toyota but out of those only the Corolla suited our budget and needs but we got abysmal service at the Toyota dealership so went across the road to see the VWs.
We test drove the Polo because it was so much cheaper and it drove so well but the boot was just a touch too small for our stroller so we ended up getting offered an excellent deal on the Golf. We bought from these guys because they treated us like human beings instead of sa...
Our VW golf is 4 years old and although we have had it service yearly at a VW dealership, we have always had another issue every year. Most problems have been rectified by 'computer upgrades' which I don't understand why it needs to be done again after a regular service.
We have had a issue with the gearbox and although initially told it was out of the 3 year warranty, in the end they replaced it for free. This would've caused us a few grand out of pocket. They replaced it because they acknowledge there are many issues with the gearbox in the cars that weren't even on the recall list.
Our mechanic told us to sell the car now that it has a new gearbox and is problem free for now.
Very impressed. Grunty engine that makes power down really low. ( I stall the corolla after driving the Golf).
Good quality interior, handles great, amazing fuel economy. Don't let the premium fuel worry you. We run the 94 octane from BP and it is the same price as 91 most of the time. Average less than 5l phk.
We have the base model and couldn't be happier.
Love it..Have a Polo as well and is great
I love all of it.Can't fault a single thing.The drive on the golf is smooth and handles very well on the road.I have no complaints about the interior i think it is well set out and the running costs on the vehilcle is very cheap In all a great little car.
Questions & Answers
I purchased my Golf SE mk7 over 2 years ago. The infotainment system stopped working 29th June2020 my warranty ran out on 4th July, problem was I was in lock down in Spain due to Corona virus and could not get a ferry crossing until 15th July. I called Volswagon in Vera Spain and earliest appointment was 10th July. They did the second service, 18000 miles on clock and investigated infotainment system. Paid 93 euros for service and was given a quote for 1,985 euros to replace the broken system as it was over the warranty. I called the volkswagen dealer where I bought the car they said to take it to my local dealer in Shrewsbury which I did as it needed its first mot. They agreed it was broken and needed replacing. Even though it was impossible to get back before the warranty expired the would only give me 20% off the bill and I would have to pay £1600 to have it replaced. Do u think this is fair?
Hi I'm looking at purchasing a 2014 Highline TDI mk 7. It's immaculate inside and out, one owner, I can tell the car has been well loved and looked after. I've never had a euro car before, but am looking for something that is high tech, and economical. The golf seems to tick those boxes but I hear mixed reviews.. Can anyone shed some light on your experience with these cars?
I can only answer from my own experience of my Golf, purchased new in Sept 2015. It's done 107,000km and been serviced regularly (7 times). Has been a fantastic little car, fun to drive, economical yet nimble. That being said, much comes down to how it's looked after (clean oil, quality fuel, fresh air) all goes a long way to having the car serve a long, useful life - but my experience is a thumbs up and enjoy these cars!
Has anyone had a remote control car key die and found any alternative to paying the $620 VW want for a new one please? My car is a 2016 Golf TDI, auto Mark 7
Thank you, John.
Good luck John. In my experience, VW are not helpful and are very expensive. My golf does not have a remote key but you would think they would have a battery that could be replaced as other remote devices do. Maybe that’s just another way VW makes more money.
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