Volkswagen Golf estate (2009-2013): owner reviews

"The VW Golf Estate offers the comfort and quality of the standard hatchback, but boosts appeal further with a spacious and stylish boot."

Carbuyer Rating

3.5 out of 5

Owners Rating

4.4 out of 5

61%of people would recommend this car to a friend.

Owner Rating

  • 1reviews
  • 23reviews
  • 14reviews
  • 3reviews

Common Problems

  • Engine, Suspension (1 cases)
  • Other (8 cases)
  • Engine (4 cases)
  • Brakes (1 cases)
  • Gearbox / clutch (1 cases)
  • Electrics (2 cases)
  • Brakes, Electrics (1 cases)
  • Electrics, Other (1 cases)

Owner Review

1 out of 5

Version

1.6 SE

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

More than 5 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

53
Review
Fine for the first 5 years and 60,000 miles, then problem after problem. First it needed a new EGR valve - an expensive common problem. Then 3 suspension coil springs broke - again a common problem. Then the water pump, and now I think the differential is going. All these problems within a year. What next?
Reliability

1 out of 5

Terrible after 60,000 miles passed

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2002

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

More than 5 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

51
Review
Once initial problems were solved reliability has been excellent.
Running Cost

5 out of 5

Very low - tyres/brake pads - low insurance.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2007

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

45
Review
Excellent reliable comfortable and very useful as an estate I play golf and do a lot of fishing.
Running Cost

5 out of 5

No spares needed, servicing reasonable fuel usage very good.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

42
Review
Never broken down
Running Cost

3 out of 5

Diesel too expensive

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Petrol, Automatic

Year of registration

2001

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

More than 5 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

30
Review
Recent years it has been more reliable that earlier years
Running Cost

3 out of 5

Insurance reasonable, Fuel not too bad

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Petrol, Paddleshift gears

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used
Review
A very good car. Does all i want it to.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

S Bluemotion, 1.6-litre to 1.9-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

GTI, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used
Review
Not a bad car. However, the quality of the mk6 golf is not as good as previous models, wind noise, rattles etc.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

GTI, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2003

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

More than 5 years

Bought Car

Used
Review
Great car with everything needed along with a great engine. Getting a bit out of date now though.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Petrol

Year of registration

1995

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

40
Review
Minor issues (corroded brake pipes, worn wheel bearing) and routine servicing only
Running Cost

4 out of 5

Economy is not the best I've had, parts and insurance are pretty reasonable for a vehicle of this performance

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

45
Review
The car has never let me down or had to go to a garage other than normal service requirements
Running Cost

4 out of 5

Providing I am not too heavy with my right foot the car is generally very economical.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2012

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

54
Review
No squeaks or rattles has never failed to start and as yet nothing has gone wrong.
Running Cost

4 out of 5

Happy with the running costs as its less than the Honda Civic it replaced.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

53
Review
Only issue was yellow dash light and fully sorted-ECR & Flywheel- by dealer on warranty
Running Cost

5 out of 5

Only pay for service/fuel

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2004

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

More than 5 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

35
Review
IT HAS NEVER BROKEN DOWN, STILL ON THE ORIGINAL BATTERY AND EXHAUST SYSTEM
Running Cost

5 out of 5

Normal fuel costs and tyre replacements.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2012

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

50
Review
So far it has been faultless, but it is I suppose early days
Running Cost

4 out of 5

So far very little apart from fuel, tax and insurance

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Semi Auto

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

More than 20,000

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

50
Review
Only breakdown in 100,000 miles was a leak in the turbo intercooler
Running Cost

4 out of 5

Econimy good reliable so running costs have been low

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

gti, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2005

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

New
Review
Its quite simply a suprisingly good performance car with great roadholding.with normal roadcar maintenace costs.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

gti, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2001

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

More than 5 years

Bought Car

Used
Review
Overall very reliable but tax and insurance high for age of car

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

gti, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Petrol, Manual

Average annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New
Review
I really like it . it does everything very well

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used
Review
fine except a niggling issue with a 'clipping' fan or belt which is intermittent enough to not be found by the dealer. Also - the brake discs need changing already.
Running Cost

4 out of 5

careful driving does reward with 55mpg.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

53
Review
I have had no problems
Running Cost

4 out of 5

very good apart from main dealer prices

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2000

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

32
Review
never stops going
Running Cost

3 out of 5

as expected for an old car

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year of registration

2007

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

45
Review
Absolutely no problems at all
Performance

4 out of 5

WAS HAPPY UNTIL I DROVE A HIRE CAR ON HOLIDAY AND REALISED THAT IT FELT A LOT MORE NIPPY THAN MY CAR BACK HOME
Running Cost

5 out of 5

Provides very good value for money

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2012

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

51
Review
It has developed a fault namely a vibration felt through the clutch pedal
Running Cost

5 out of 5

cheap road tax , Ł20 50+ mpg reasonable price insurance, cheap 3year service plan

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

cabriolet, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Petrol, Manual

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Owner Review

3 out of 5

Version

basic, 1.0-litre to 1.5-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

1999

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

54
Review
-

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2008

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

35
Review
No problems so far, only wear and tear

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2008

Average annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

55
Review
The gulf is a very reliable, it always starts and hasnt yet broken down whilst I have owned it.
Running Cost

2 out of 5

I am dissappointed with the fuel usage I my previous car was a VW Passat estate which had the same engine and was heavier but had a better fuel usage and economy

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel

Year of registration

1997

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

More than 5 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

50
Review
Simply excellent
Running Cost

5 out of 5

Apart from the expected replacements based on use such as Battery, New Tyres, exhaust etc this has been a superb car

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Semi Auto

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

60
Review
Pretty good so far no major problems
Running Cost

4 out of 5

Fairly good mpg for the performance and use of car

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

Colour Concept, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Petrol, Automatic

Year of registration

2000

Average annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New
Review
Good reliable cabriolet motoring motoring on a budget

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

GTi, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2001

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

More than 5 years

Bought Car

New

Owner Review

3 out of 5

Version

gti, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Petrol, Automatic

Year of registration

2007

Average annual mileage

More than 20,000

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

Used
Review
Good car lousey aftersales

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

46
Review
Never missed a beat
Running Cost

4 out of 5

brilliant economy

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

2.0FSI, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2006

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

More than 5 years

Bought Car

Used
Review
Sporty, well built, reliable,stylish, good handling, quality.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

GTi, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2007

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

Used
Review
Excellent value

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

don't know, sorry, 1.6-litre to 1.9-litre, Petrol, Manual

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

New
Review
I love it! Considering it gets very little tlc from me, it is reliable and roomy enough to deal with all my trips to the dump or ferrying a friend's musical equipment or my parents suitcases when they go on holiday. It's a nice car to drive- it's not the fastest but it has yet to let me down. I'm just hoping it will keep going for as long as possible.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

R32, Above 3.0-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2006

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New
Review
It's a pretty good car, i had a rs4 from new and i couldn't see any car would give me as much fun as the rs4 did but i've been quite suprised by the r32, great fun car that sounds good too.

Owner Review

3 out of 5

Version

Cabriolet, 1.6-litre to 1.9-litre, Petrol, Manual

Average annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New
Review
An excellent car but showing its age.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

modified, 1.6-litre to 1.9-litre, Petrol, Manual

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New
Review
Its fantastic for no good reason thats what you get when you buy a older car, and in the long run more economical than having a new car made

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