VW Golf MkV Auto Express — Volkswagen Golf Mk5

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VW Golf MkV

Demand for hatch strong – and we give you the lowdown on one second-hand.

With a brand new VW just round the corner, the MkV is to get a lot cheaper. And thanks to a huge of engines and bodystyles, there’s a for everyone, whether you’re an eco-friendly hatch or an agile

Because it has never been the model around, the Golf has been priced out of reach for However, values will once the new MkVI appears in – so here’s how to pick a good

History

The fifth incarnation of the went on sale in February There was a choice of 1.4, 1.6 or petrol engines, and 1.9 or 2.0 TDI diesels, with a normally aspirated 2.0 SDI The GTI didn’t arrive until 2005, followed by the 247bhp R32 the year.

In June 2005 the taller Plus appeared, and in the same in 2006 the 138bhp 1.4 TSI replaced the 2.0 GT. A later, the estate was launched, a 170bhp 1.4 TSI.

What to forALL MkVs had a variable indicator, but only buyers who for it had it activated. You can get it switched on no matter how old the car is – if you do high miles, as it can allow you to go as far between checks.

A squeaky on 1.9 TDI points to weak release Also, high oil levels on TDI PDs mean diesel has got into the ruining the engine.

Alternatives

the Audi A3 is worth a look to its build quality, dynamics and brakes. BMW’s 1-Series prestige and fine handling – but and practicality aren’t as good.

Less money gets a Civic, which is great to practical, looks funky and less to run. While Focus is a top all-rounder, it doesn’t its rivals’ premium image.

One of the few cars that can sell in big while still being as exclusive, the Golf is a safe to put your money. It’s plus as it’s always in it’s easy to sell on.

the car fell seven places to in our Driver Power 2008 satisfaction survey, that’s pretty good.

If your permits, this VW is well considering.

How much?

Model 57 (’08) / 56 (’07) / 55 (’06) / 54 / 53 (’04)

1.4 TSI GT 3dr — £14,295 / £12,295 / N/A / N/A / N/A

2.0 FSI GT 5dr N/A / N/A / £9,895 / £8,595 / £7,495

GTI 3dr £16,995 / £14,795 / £12,895 / / N/A

1.9 TDI SE 5dr — N/A / N/A / £8,995 / £7,895 /


2.0 GT TDI 5dr — N/A / N/A / £10,795 / £9,695 /

Golf MkV ownership starts at £5,000 for a 2004 53-plate example; for an extra £1,000 you choose between a 1.6 FSI S or a 1.9 TDI S, both on an 04- The cheapest 2.0 TDI is £8,000 (a 53-reg but if you prefer 170bhp you’ll at least £12,000.

The brilliant GTI at £10,500 for a 54-plate three-door, the earliest R32, on an 06-plate, can be up from £13,000. Five-doors a £150-£200 premium over three-door models, and an automatic typically adds £300-£500 to the price.

Running costs

Model Ins. grp / Pence per mile / % retained 3yrs / Annual fund licence

1.4 S 3dr — 4 / 34 / 59 /

2.0 FSI GT 5dr — 13 / 46 / 60 / £170

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GTI 3dr — 17 / 51 / 64 /

1.9 TDI SE 5dr — 6 / 39 / 60 / £120

2.0 GT TDI 5dr — 13 / 42 / 60 /

R32 3dr — 18 / 64 / 59 / £210

Most MkV have a variable servicing allowing up to two years or 20,000 between maintenance. However, without this set-up reap the benefits and need every 12 months or 12,000 Service costs range £160 and £280 depending on variant and the car’s build while all diesels and most engines are chain driven so no need for a fresh cambelt.

Two things to keep an eye out for are the air-conditioning, often needs recharging, and the fluid, which requires every two years. Fresh coolant is needed every years.

Partwatch

Part Dealer price / Independent

Front brake pads set) — £63.66 /

Brake disc (pair) £94.16 / £64.99

Door glass (electric) — / £34.99

Radiator — / £96.99

Extra Info

with the FSI petrol engine better on high-octane fuel; regular unleaded will running and starting problems.

On diesel models, the turbo oil can fail. This can mean the intercooler and exhaust manifold replacing – meaning a hefty bill.

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