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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

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Common Problems

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

Review 1 of 49

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year

2011

Avg annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

55
Tell us what you think about your car?
good only one problem warning light for drivers safty bag
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year

2010

Avg annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

45
Tell us what you think about your car?
vw's never let me down
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

1-1.5 litre, Petrol, Manual

Year

2008

Avg annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

38
Tell us what you think about your car?
SINCE PURCHASE I HAVE NEVER HAD A PROBLEM WITH IT, AS SUCH I AM VERY PLEASED WITH THE RELIABILITY :-)
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

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

Year

2006

Avg annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

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

Year

2007

Avg annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

New
Tell us what you think about your car?
Great al round car
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

dune, , Diesel, Manual

Year

2007

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New
Tell us what you think about your car?
A very good all rounder
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

gti sport, , Diesel, Manual

Year

2007

Avg annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

Used
Tell us what you think about your car?
Well built, reliable, economical with good style
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

3 out of 5

Car Details

Model

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

Year

2006

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

Used
Tell us what you think about your car?
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 .
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

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

Year

2010

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

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

Year

2009

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New
Tell us what you think about your car?
Best car of the 24 i have owned in my lifetime
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

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

Year

2009

Avg annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used
Tell us what you think about your car?
The car is fine apart from a creaking front suspension from new but the dealer is poor
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year

2010

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

50
Tell us what you think about your car?
only problem had air con unit replaced unber warranty
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year

2009

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

50
Tell us what you think about your car?
the best car I have ever had
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year

2007

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

More than 5 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

52
Tell us what you think about your car?
ABS pump failed under warranty. Aircon sensor replaced.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year

2009

Avg annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

46
Tell us what you think about your car?
Very reliable
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

2-3 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year

2006

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

More than 5 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

42
Tell us what you think about your car?
IT HAS NEVER LET ME DOWN
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

1-1.5 litre, Petrol, Manual

Year

2007

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

35
Tell us what you think about your car?
Car has never let me down. Starts first time in minus zero conditions. I have confidence in my car.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

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

Year

2007

Avg annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

Used
Tell us what you think about your car?
Never let me down
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

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

Year

2009

Avg annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used
Tell us what you think about your car?
Poor vw dealership
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

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

Year

2007

Avg annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

New
Tell us what you think about your car?
My vw golf plus is truly an excellent car and probably the best i have ever owned
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

3 out of 5

Car Details

Model

1,4 man5 petrol

Year

2005

Avg annual mileage

More than 20,000

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

35
Tell us what you think about your car?
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.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year

2010

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

50
Tell us what you think about your car?
had to have new air con unit fitted under warranty
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year

2009

Avg annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

43
Tell us what you think about your car?
its ok
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year

2012

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

55
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

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

Year

2005

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New
Tell us what you think about your car?
Great, very happy with it.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

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

Year

2010

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

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

Year

2010

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

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

Year

2010

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used
Tell us what you think about your car?
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.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

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

Year

2006

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New
Tell us what you think about your car?
Versatile comfortable easy to get into and nice to drive
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

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

Year

2007

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used
Tell us what you think about your car?
Excellent package of space, performance, comfort and economy.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

2 out of 5

Car Details

Model

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

Year

2005

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

More than 5 years

Bought Car

Used
Tell us what you think about your car?
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!
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year

2008

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year

2008

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

35
Tell us what you think about your car?
no problems in 2 years
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

1.5-2 litre, Diesel

Year

2011

Avg annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

42
Tell us what you think about your car?
Have owned five vw's and have never had any faults on any of them. 1st class reliability
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year

2011

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

58
Tell us what you think about your car?
I have not had any problems with the car
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

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

Year

2006

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New
Tell us what you think about your car?
Didn't expect any problems with radio/cd so quite disappointed with this from a trusted brand. Otherwise great for economy and power.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

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

Year

2008

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New
Tell us what you think about your car?
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
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

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

Year

2009

Avg annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used
Tell us what you think about your car?
Very comfortable to drive long distance,good seating,excellent fuel consumptionand definitely like the dsg gearbox
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

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

Year

2005

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

More than 5 years

Bought Car

Used
Tell us what you think about your car?
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.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

1.9 tdi SE

Year

2005

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

More than 5 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

50
Tell us what you think about your car?
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.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Semi Auto

Year

2011

Avg annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

48
Tell us what you think about your car?
reliable but many niggles rattles squeaks
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year

2011

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

53
Tell us what you think about your car?
No problems to report other than folding mirrors twice slow to move
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year

2011

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

55
Tell us what you think about your car?
Totally reliable to date. Minor problem with condensation in one headlight.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year

2008

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

46
Tell us what you think about your car?
It is a Volkswagen, so far nothing has gone wrong with it.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

3 out of 5

Car Details

Model

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

Year

2010

Avg annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used
Tell us what you think about your car?
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.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

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

Year

2007

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

Used
Tell us what you think about your car?
Excellent value
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

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

Year

2007

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New
Tell us what you think about your car?
Reliable with good build quality and very practical
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

3 out of 5

Car Details

Model

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

Year

2010

Avg annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used
Tell us what you think about your car?
Good car, but very disappointing fuel performance compared to what is claimed to be a fuel-conscious model (se bluemotion).
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

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

Year

2007

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New
Tell us what you think about your car?
Good all rounded and reliable motor inexpensive to run, and i am very stisfied with the car.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

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