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Volkswagen Golf 5 Doors

Car safety


Responsive and handling Performance of larger units Residual values space is generous Spacious seats


Noisy spoil quality feel quality of the switchgear Price is on the side Instrument housing’s surround Lack of a decent on base model

The fifth of one of Europe’s favourite hatchbacks has its cut out if it is to maintain the model’s popularity, due to the stiff competition. Volkswagen has hard on improving the general of the car and bringing the styling up to date.

One of the remits faced by any car manufacturer is of updating a well-established model. The have to be substantial enough for to want to make the change, being so drastic so as to scare off any fans. Whether Volkswagen has to walk this particular is a matter of personal opinion.

What is beyond debate, is the fact that the Mark handling has been much so as to compete with its archrival, the Ford Focus. Its electro-mechanical steering system adjusts the of the assistance according to how quickly you are (light at low speeds and heavier for manoeuvring).

The integrated grille and headlights give the Golf a Mediterranean appearance similar to seen on SEAT and Fiat This is a marked improvement on the generation’s portly, Teutonic Interior plastics are a bit of a let down, but because build quality are so high where Volkswagen is

An impressive choice of powerplants is on ranging from a 1.4-litre to a top of the range 2.0-litre GT TDI. The hatch’ GTI model will the more performance orientated amused.

Our verdict on the Volkswagen 1.9 TDI SE 5-door hatchback

One of the original hatchbacks, the Golf like remaining firmly at the top of its Obvious interior cutbacks are than compensated for with handling and performance. There isn’t a more desirable on the market.


The Golf is in its class, but given Volkswagen’s residual values, the extra is almost certainly justified. The TDI’s combined consumption of 53.3mpg means affordable bills. All models fulfil 4 emissions criteria and the 1.9-litre for example, has a VED Band A rating good Benefit in Kind tax for company car drivers. Insurance ratings range from 4E for the petrol S up to 13E for the 2.0-litre GT FSI petrol. A mile warranty comes as

Space and practicality

Boot is ample at 350 litres (1,305 with rear seats A low floor and high parcel provide room for a couple of or several shopping bags. seats are fully adjustable and and feature a small middle which can be folded down to accommodate a pair of skis or furniture.

Controls and display



Car safety

Anti-lock brakes an Electronic Stabilisation Programme and dual front, side and airbags all come as standard. seatbelts front and rear, head restraints for all passengers and compatible seats complete the safety features.


Volkswagen Golf 5 Doors

GTI versions promise to keep the buyer interested. However, FSI/SDI and GT TDI models are more capable of raising a smile due to impressive acceleration. The electro-mechanically steering set-up is responsive and cornering both enjoyable and

Family car appeal

First car

Quality and image

Few other car manufacturers have such a reputation for quality and reliability as The Golf does little to this and in many departments it still further. That the manual sliding mechanisms for the feel plasticy and cheap, as much of the material used for the and trim. But these are merely blemishes in what is otherwise a performance.


The Golf’s seats and ample leg and headroom access to the front and rear of the easy and dignified. Three will fit comfortably on the backbench as three medium-sized adults. The is likely to appeal to young image-conscious family drivers and mature motorists looking for a and engaging drive. The manoeuvrability of the seats and steering wheel that a comfortable driving is easily attainable.

Stereo and ICE (In car entertainment)

Base come with a six-speaker player with trim further up the range gaining an four rear speakers. All units are fully integrated and high up on the dashboard. The big buttons and layout make it an easy to use A six-disc CD changer, which neatly into the armrest at the of the car, is available with navigation as an option.

Mark V is now an even better car to drive

and trim

The sleek contemporary of the Golf are best complemented in Costal Blue or Silver The Anthracite-coloured cloth available for the of all models is subtle, stylish and hard wearing. The plastics on the fascia and interior are a grey-blue and have leather-effect dimples, it look slightly cheap and unwelcoming to the touch. Leather are an option on SE and GT FSI/GT TDI models but not the of the range S. A leather steering is available as an option on all models on both GT variants).

Volkswagen Golf 5 Doors
Volkswagen Golf 5 Doors
Volkswagen Golf 5 Doors
Volkswagen Golf 5 Doors
Volkswagen Golf 5 Doors
Volkswagen Golf 5 Doors

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