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Volkswagen Golf Hatchback

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2015 Golf Hatchback

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One of the pioneers in the hatchback segment, the Volkswagen has had a bit of a roller-coaster ride throughout its Debuting in Europe in 1974, it to the U.S. a year later the Rabbit nameplate. Ten years and coinciding with a redesign, VW the North American version to the Golf name. But even did not last. In 2006, after three generations of the Golf to buyers, Volkswagen had a nostalgic and renamed its economy car the Rabbit for the market.

But guess what? had yet another change of heart and back to the Golf name for Yep, it’s confusing. But hasn’t changed is this hatchback’s enticing combination of comfort and refined road along with an upscale, cabin.

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The Volkswagen Golf is a compact available in a two- or four-door style. Regardless of body the base Golf is powered by a five-cylinder engine that 170 horsepower. A five-speed manual is and a six-speed automatic is optional. equipment includes air-conditioning, power accessories, cruise a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel and an audio jack.

The Golf TDI model features a four-cylinder turbodiesel that 140 hp and a robust 236 pound-feet of torque. A manual is standard and VW’s dual-clutch automated manual is optional. EPA-estimated combined economy is an impressive 34 mpg. The TDI also adds alloy a sport-tuned suspension, Bluetooth, an stereo and an iPod interface. A system and xenon headlamps are

Like the Rabbit before it and the before that, the current Golf stands apart in the class with an overall of refinement that simply be matched. The near-luxury quality of the the European blend of smooth and driving involvement, and the subdued yet styling make the Golf’s premium worth it. Regarding the current lineup, we strongly the TDI model because of its higher of equipment, strong engine and fuel economy. The base is powerful for the class, but fuel suffers for it.

There is also a high-performance of the Golf known as the GTI, is covered in a separate review .

Volkswagen Golf Models

The Golf name returned for marking the first year for the sixth-generation model. Changes then have been to minor equipment shuffling.

to this, there was the fifth-generation which VW named the Rabbit. you be interested in a used Golf, important to keep this in

Introduced midway through the model year and sold up mid-2006, the fourth-generation Golf clean lines, an impressive features roster and the availability of power — a rarity in any let alone the economy car sector. In with tradition, three styles were available: a hatchback, a four-door hatchback and a (sold as a separate model the Cabrio name).

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Enjoyable to drive thanks to its chassis, this Golf offered a variety of engines. The GTI be had with a 2.8-liter six-cylinder VR6 (a compact, narrow-angle V6, which up to 200 hp) or a 1.8-liter turbocharged four-cylinder. The or 1.8T, as it was called, made 150 or 180 hp, depending on the year; the 150-horse was available on the standard four-door in 2000 and 2001.

Known as the the Golf’s diesel offering of a 1.9-liter turbodiesel inline-4, rated for 90 hp and capable of returning 50 mpg on the highway. Golf TDI models from 2004-’06 had an updated of the 1.9-liter that delivered 100 hp. in the model run, the limited-edition R32 was offered, sporting a 3.2-liter VR6, all-wheel drive and body accents; it was sold as a 2004 model.

Most shopping the used Volkswagen market within these however, will probably be at the volume-seller Golfs (the GL and GLS levels), most of which powered by an outdated two-valves-per-cylinder four-cylinder engine. With 115 hp — compared to the 125-150-hp of most peers — and fuel mileage, this plant offered the worst of worlds. Buyers looking at models should note both third- and fourth-generation were sold that Horsepower is the same, but the engines in the new had an upgraded cylinder head for better low-end response.

If possible, we suggest looking for a Golf with either the TDI or the 1.8-liter turbo instead. that Golf TDIs are easy to find on the used car while four-door Golf models may be hard to come by of their short, two-year If you want the turbocharged 1.8-liter you’re more likely to it in the two-door GTI.

Generally, our found this Golf to be a vehicle to drive. Compared to economy cars or hatchbacks of the the VW Golf stood out because of its list of standard features, cabin materials and generally nature. Downsides included a price when new (now negated by depreciation), the aforementioned engine and mediocre reliability.

The third generation of the VW Golf ran 1993 to mid-1999 and sported a cohesive design than models, with monochromatic that blended into the and a strong character line into the profile. The 115-hp inline-4 was the volume engine, the GTI offered the VR6, a narrow-angle V6 that provided a thrilling 172 hp. TDI models were offered during this generation, as VW had getting its 90-hp turbodiesel to meet U.S. emissions Although fun to drive, this of the Volkswagen Golf was notorious for electrical problems. Notably, Golfs can be hard to find, as a at the assembly plant limited to California and the New England states.

the years 1985-’92, the second of Volkswagen’s Beetle replacement had a version of the previous Golf/Rabbit’s styling. Power ranged a 1.6-liter, 52-hp diesel to a 131-hp 16-valve inline-4 as in the GTI. Most Golfs this era had a 1.8-liter four-cylinder. the 1.8-liter was listed at 85 hp, but it was later for 100. As this generation wasn’t known for ultimate chances are slim of finding a example in the used car market.

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