Volkswagen Golf Cabriolet owner reviews

“Good to drive and relatively spacious inside, the Volkswagen Golf Cabriolet offers many of the good points of the hatch but with the extra appeal of a fold-away roof.”

Carbuyer Rating

3.6 out of 5

Owners Rating

3.5 out of 5

60%of people would recommend this car to a friend.

Owner Rating

  • 1reviews
  • 1reviews

Common Problems

  • Electrics (2 cases)
  • Gearbox / clutch (1 cases)

Owner Review

3 out of 5

Version

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

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Bought Car

New
Reliability

3 out of 5

good for age
Running Cost

3 out of 5

fuel econ poor

Owner Review

2 out of 5

Version

1.4 TSI Auto

Year of registration

2011

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

30
Review
I had judder from the 7 speed dsg box. It's a common issue as it's a "dry" clutch. Look online. I had a nightmare with my local Volkswagen dealer who said it was my style of driving. Once I agreed to pay the labour charges they inspected the gearbox and it was faulty. It meant a new gearbox. Fortunately it was still under warranty. Go for the 2 litre 6 speed box. Such a shame as I loved the car.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

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

Year of registration

2011

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Bought Car

Used

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

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

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Bought Car

New
Reliability

3 out of 5

Great build quality but suffers from 1 or 2 small electrical problems

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.4 TSi

Year of registration

2011

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

2 - 3 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

44
Review
Excellent in all respects and a delight to drive after owning a 2008 MX5 for 3 years.

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