In-depth Reviews

Volkswagen Golf Plus owner reviews

"The Golf Plus offers the luxury and comfort of the standard Golf hatchback with an added dose of practicality."

Carbuyer Rating

3.9 out of 5

Owners Rating

4.2 out of 5

57%of people would recommend this car to a friend.

Owner Rating

  • 16reviews
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  • 11reviews
  • 1reviews

Common Problems

  • Other (7 cases)
  • Electrics (4 cases)
  • Suspension (5 cases)
  • Brakes, Suspension (2 cases)
  • Electrics, Gearbox / clutch (1 cases)
  • Engine (1 cases)

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2011

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

55
Review
good only one problem warning light for drivers safty bag
Running Cost

5 out of 5

driven well you can achieve good fuel mpg steady 65 mph

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

New

Typical MPG

45
Review
vw's never let me down
Running Cost

5 out of 5

It never uses oil, it is cheap on fuel, tyres last over 20k miles

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1-1.5 litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2008

Average annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

38
Review
SINCE PURCHASE I HAVE NEVER HAD A PROBLEM WITH IT, AS SUCH I AM VERY PLEASED WITH THE RELIABILITY :-)
Performance

5 out of 5

EXCELLENT
Running Cost

3 out of 5

USEING BIKE TO GET TO AND FROM WORK, SO CARS RUNNING COSTS HAVE COME RIGHT DOWN.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

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

Year of registration

2006

Average annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

Luna, 1.6-litre to 1.9-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2007

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

New
Review
Great al round car

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

dune, , Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2007

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New
Review
A very good all rounder

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

gti sport, , Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2007

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

Used
Review
Well built, reliable, economical with good style

Owner Review

3 out of 5

Version

sport, 1.6-litre to 1.9-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2006

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

Used
Review
E.c.u. Unit failed 1 month out of warranty, v.w. Wanted £1500 to replace, and would maybe contribute half , leaving me with £750.HAS Happened to many v.w. Models.this is the last v.w. We will buy unless they extend their warranty period??? More money for kia or vauxhall .PITY .

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

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

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

se, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New
Review
Best car of the 24 i have owned in my lifetime

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

Luna, 1.6-litre to 1.9-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used
Review
The car is fine apart from a creaking front suspension from new but the dealer is poor

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

50
Review
only problem had air con unit replaced unber warranty
Running Cost

4 out of 5

good

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

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

50
Review
the best car I have ever had
Running Cost

5 out of 5

very good,brilliant on long runs(motorways etc.)

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2007

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

More than 5 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

52
Review
ABS pump failed under warranty. Aircon sensor replaced.
Running Cost

3 out of 5

Cam belt change expensive

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

46
Review
Very reliable
Running Cost

4 out of 5

Running costs ok but VW prices are not the cheapest.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2006

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

More than 5 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

42
Review
IT HAS NEVER LET ME DOWN
Running Cost

4 out of 5

VERY FEW FAULTS TO REPAIR. ONE SERVICE A YEAR. FILL TANK ONCE A MONTH.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1-1.5 litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2007

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

35
Review
Car has never let me down. Starts first time in minus zero conditions. I have confidence in my car.
Running Cost

3 out of 5

Petrol is the biggest bug bear. Insurance and maintainence costs are resonable good durability and low depreciation

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

Luna, 1.6-litre to 1.9-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2007

Average annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

Used
Review
Never let me down

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

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

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used
Review
Poor vw dealership

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

SE TDi, 1.6-litre to 1.9-litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year of registration

2007

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

New
Review
My vw golf plus is truly an excellent car and probably the best i have ever owned

Owner Review

3 out of 5

Version

1,4 man5 petrol

Year of registration

2005

Average annual mileage

More than 20,000

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

35
Review
Hi! Yes this car is 65.000miles odo but front disc breaks are waves. back disck are roostie. On Coil spring in back is broken and right bottom cover is broken. Last technical check was inmay 2013. After that this car need new back springs, right bottom cover, brake discs and breaks that mind parts go £280 and maintaince £140. Car price was £ 5,750.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

50
Review
had to have new air con unit fitted under warranty
Running Cost

4 out of 5

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

43
Review
its ok
Running Cost

3 out of 5

It should and could be better. All car manufactures should put more into R&D for better performance and economy.

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

New

Typical MPG

55

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

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

Year of registration

2005

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New
Review
Great, very happy with it.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

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

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

SE, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

SE - BLUE MOTION TECHNOLOGY, 1.6-litre to 1.9-litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used
Review
Outwardly not a very glamorous or exciting car and it was with some trepidation that i downsized from a 4 x 4 but this car is extremely good and provides everything my wife and i need. A bonus being that it will fit into my garage which has proved invaluable during icy weather.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

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

Year of registration

2006

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New
Review
Versatile comfortable easy to get into and nice to drive

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

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

Year of registration

2007

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used
Review
Excellent package of space, performance, comfort and economy.

Owner Review

2 out of 5

Version

SE, 1.6-litre to 1.9-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2005

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

More than 5 years

Bought Car

Used
Review
My car has apparently a common fault in that the balanced flywheel disintegrates.According To the vw garage this happens to around five cars per week and i have found this to be true.Another Fault which i found to be common wasthat the epg warning lamp came on and this costs about £1300 pounds to fix.Again After investigation i found this to be a common fault which vw know about.This Would make me very reluctant to buy a similar vw as two such expensive faults make me most annoyed!

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2008

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2008

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

35
Review
no problems in 2 years
Running Cost

3 out of 5

engine oil quite expensive

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel

Year of registration

2011

Average annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

42
Review
Have owned five vw's and have never had any faults on any of them. 1st class reliability
Running Cost

5 out of 5

Cr has never had any need for spares and fuel consumption given the type of driving is 1stclass

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year of registration

2011

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

58
Review
I have not had any problems with the car
Running Cost

4 out of 5

Running cost are good but could be better

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

SE, 1.6-litre to 1.9-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2006

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New
Review
Didn't expect any problems with radio/cd so quite disappointed with this from a trusted brand. Otherwise great for economy and power.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

se, 1.6-litre to 1.9-litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year of registration

2008

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New
Review
So reliable , very economical for an automatic , just wish that there was a greater choice of auto diesel about . No problems always a pleasure to drive

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

SE, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Paddleshift gears

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used
Review
Very comfortable to drive long distance,good seating,excellent fuel consumptionand definitely like the dsg gearbox

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

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

Year of registration

2005

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

More than 5 years

Bought Car

Used
Review
An excellent all rounder, i have been told it will do 120 miles an hour (obviously i do not know this from personal experience) it averages 47 mpg and is big enough to fit the mother-in-law in. The only problem has been the turbo going.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.9 tdi SE

Year of registration

2005

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

More than 5 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

50
Review
Purchased at 6 months old with only 2000 miles. Now 7 years and 70,000 miles further on still a great everyday family car. Long life servicing has been a bonus, as has the average 50 mpg fuel consumption. Only ever had minor repairs (suspension drop links and one broken wire on the central locking) plus brake pads and tyres so can't complain. Now getting some rust on the tailgate but it is outside in all weathers. Would buy another if I could get my wife to part with this one.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Semi Auto

Year of registration

2011

Average annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

48
Review
reliable but many niggles rattles squeaks
Running Cost

4 out of 5

fair

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2011

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

53
Review
No problems to report other than folding mirrors twice slow to move
Running Cost

4 out of 5

As good as expected

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2011

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

55
Review
Totally reliable to date. Minor problem with condensation in one headlight.
Running Cost

4 out of 5

Economical on fuel. Service costs covered to date by fixed price servicing. Tyre wear possibly worse than expected.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2008

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

46
Review
It is a Volkswagen, so far nothing has gone wrong with it.
Running Cost

5 out of 5

Fuel cost are about Ł30 per fortnight at present, plus annual servicing which is done at a local firm specialising in VW, not a main dealer, so their costs are lower.

Owner Review

3 out of 5

Version

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

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used
Review
It's ok, but the particular model i have (bluemotion) was sold as being particularly fuel efficient, and it falls far short of providing the fuel economy that i was expecting.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

Laguna, 1.6-litre to 1.9-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2007

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

Used
Review
Excellent value

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

SE, 1.6-litre to 1.9-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2007

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New
Review
Reliable with good build quality and very practical

Owner Review

3 out of 5

Version

SE, 1.6-litre to 1.9-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used
Review
Good car, but very disappointing fuel performance compared to what is claimed to be a fuel-conscious model (se bluemotion).

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

GTi, 1.6-litre to 1.9-litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year of registration

2007

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New
Review
Good all rounded and reliable motor inexpensive to run, and i am very stisfied with the car.

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