2016 Volkswagen Golf
47,756 Miles | Miami, FL
$12,699
Est $183/mo

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2016 Volkswagen Golf
28,061 Miles | Miami, FL
$10,999
Est $159/mo

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2015 Volkswagen Golf
31,651 Miles | Miami, FL
$10,399
Est $150/mo

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2016 Volkswagen Golf
13,204 Miles | West Palm Beach , FL
$13,999
Est $202/mo

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2013 Volkswagen Golf
46,698 Miles | Lakewood, CO
$12,470
Est $180/mo

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2012 Volkswagen Golf
75,940 Miles | Lakewood, CO
$9,901
Est $143/mo

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2013 Volkswagen Golf
41,278 Miles | Lakewood, CO
$12,401
Est $179/mo

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2012 Volkswagen Golf
78,092 Miles | Lakewood, CO
$9,901
Est $143/mo

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2012 Volkswagen Golf
49,647 Miles | Lakewood, CO
$11,901
Est $172/mo

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2014 Volkswagen Golf
77,475 Miles | Lakewood, CO
$12,401
Est $179/mo

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2011 Volkswagen Golf
59,926 Miles | Lakewood, CO
$11,401
Est $164/mo

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2013 Volkswagen Golf
34,028 Miles | Lakewood, CO
$15,401
Est $222/mo

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2011 Volkswagen Golf
97,058 Miles | Lakewood, CO
$8,717
Est $126/mo

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2013 Volkswagen Golf
32,546 Miles | Lakewood, CO
$14,901
Est $215/mo

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2017 Volkswagen Golf
6,085 Miles | Irvine, CA
$17,998
Est $259/mo

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2012 Volkswagen Golf
65,587 Miles | Doral, FL
$9,998
Est $144/mo

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2017 Volkswagen Golf
35,447 Miles | Doral, FL
$13,497
Est $195/mo

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2012 Volkswagen Golf
55,910 Miles | Doral, FL
$9,998
Est $144/mo

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2013 Volkswagen Golf
54,212 Miles | Doral, FL
$11,498
Est $166/mo

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2013 Volkswagen Golf
28,932 Miles | West Park, FL
$11,698
Est $169/mo

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Volkswagen Golf Buyer's Guide

Owner Reviews
4.1
50 Reviews
Overall
4.1
Value
4.1
Performance
3.9
Style
3.9
Comfort
4.0
Fuel Economy
4.2
Reliability
3.9

Volkswagen Golf Owner Ratings & Reviews

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2010 Volkswagen Golf - Much Love

Your friend
Honolulu, Hawaii
Overall
5.0
Value
5.0
Performance
5.0
Style
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Fuel Economy
5.0
Reliability
5.0
The 2010 Volkswagen Golf is a totally solid vehicle. She's fun to drive. I have a manual transmission which, in my humble opinion is a major part of the fun. She's extremely responsive, even five years old, or should I say: five-years-young? I'm proud to drive this car. She's got very clean lines, and isn't looking dated. I don't think the car will ever look dated with the proper preventative maintenance that she deserves. I know that there are the many faster, and more gutsier versions of this car, but I am extremely happy with this version. I'm pretty proud and grateful to have been in the Volkswagen family for many years now. I have always leased the cars from VW. This car is the first one I kept. I kept her because I love her. She's German engineered through and through as well as ... (more)
Story
This car is the perfect "Dog-Car." Sometimes I tell people that the car isn't mine. I tell 'em: "This is my dogs' car. I am just their driver." For some reason, Volkswagen driver/owners are dog people. Do you know what I mean? The next time you are driving about, pay special attention to that Touareg next to you at the perpendicular intersection. Yup, just as you suspect, there's a Great Dane ... (more)
Pros
I absolutely love this version of the Golf. Manual, and three doors. ZIPPY! That's a really good adjective I have for the car. Almost like "Herbie." Do you remember him? He's that classic Volkswagen Beetle from the Disney franchise. I guess watching those movies makes me think of this car. They're almost the same colors! What if I were to put a "Herbie" racing stripe and markings on my car? How fun?! The car is the base version, but that definitely doesn't mean boring in any way. So responsive, so fun, so solid. The Golf has an extremely long, and storied history. I guess that once Volkswa... (more)
Cons
Well I am quite an optimist so this may be a bit difficult for me to write about the negative. I guess I can try! She's got a bit of a ceiling droop, and that's completely correctable! The structure isn't drooping mind you! I'm talking about the headliner or whatever that's called. I suppose this can happen in any car. I intend to remedy this soon. My shift knob isn't intact. Again, cosmetic issue. The schematic for the gear position is in the glove box. Yes, it's meant to be on the shift knob! The car is a three-door. Sometimes I admire the same version of the car as another one drives pa... (more)

2012 Volkswagen Golf - Great Car!

sl
Charleston, Illinois
Overall
5.0
Value
5.0
Performance
4.0
Style
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Fuel Economy
5.0
Reliability
5.0
This car is very reliable. We have had this car since 2012 and have put 90,000 miles on it. We take this car on all of our long trips. It gets awesome mileage because it is a diesel engine. We can usually get any were from 400 to 600 miles on one tank before refilling. This car looks small on the outside but is quite large on the inside. We have put many things in this car. We have yet to not be able to fit something we have purchased in this car. There is a large trunk and then you can fold down the seats.
Story
We are able to speed quite fast in it. It is a manual so we can get up quite quick and was able to beat a mustang that was trying to be faster.
Pros
Diesel, Spacious, sleek looking, durable
Cons
I really don't have any cons about this vehicle at all

2002 Volkswagen Golf - I enjoy the cars handling and responsive power but it has it's flaws.

ChristianP
Amelia, Ohio
Overall
4.0
Value
3.0
Performance
4.0
Style
5.0
Comfort
4.0
Fuel Economy
5.0
Reliability
2.0
I love the styling of this car. I've recently added the factory spoiler and it really brings out the rear of the car. The front end styling is my personal favorite, the headlight, upper and lower grilles match together flawlessly in a sporty modern way that has aged really well with newer models. The car's 1.9 Liter turbo charged diesel engine will surprise you with it's great low end torque, which provides at peak around 200FWTQ if you really push it. The car's overall acceleration is good between 0-50MPH but at any higher speed, the car does seem a little slower when moving through traffic at 60MPH. The car is also very fun to drive with the low end power, providing great commuting. The deal breaker vs other cars in its class, though, is you get all that power but all that power does... (more)
Story
I bought my first home with this car, and I really found out how big the inside of the car really is, regardless of my height of 6'1". Anyway, one of the final trips over to the old house, I ran into my neighbor at the time and they had just gotten the same generation vehicle as mine with the same diesel engine and trim line I had. I'm still friends with them today and they still have the same... (more)
Pros
Exceptional low end toque, ability to spin the tires while stock provides fun ride! The cars handling is great on the curvy hill rural area I travel daily. Great styling for a hatchback that has aged VERY well with other newer models. Very comfortable ride, seats hold you in place. Very safe with side air bags. Roomy interior, fold down seats provide plenty of room for Home Depot trips. Very cool sunroof, sporty tilted position included. 43MPG highway 37MPG city for an older car is very desirable with gas prices of today.
Cons
Runs on diesel fuel Turbo Charged Volkswagens of this model tend to have many vacuum issues. Replaced the Mass Air Flow Sensor twice for $350 each time, Volkswagen is aware of the issue with the old MAF and will not issue a manufacture recall. The maintenance is very expensive on this car, but I have had no reliability issues other than transmission grind which was fixed with recommended Transmission fluid flush and filter. Common failure of the turbo from carbon build up is also a big con on this vehicle. The car features an open valve turbo and those valves can seize with enough carbon ... (more)

Volkswagen Golf Generations

The Volkswagen Golf is a quintessential hatchback model that's produced in Germany and available worldwide. While the body style has evolved over the car's seven generations, it has still retained the original offering's classic character. The Golf is Volkswagen's best-selling vehicle, as of 2018, and it's also one of the top three best-selling vehicles in the world, alongside the Ford F-Series and Toyota Corolla.

Volkswagen Golfs are unofficially titled by generation using the European acronym 'Mk,' which means 'mark.' For example, the seventh generation is often referred to as the Golf MkVII, Mk7, or simply the Golf 7 or VII.

2012 - Present (Seventh Generation)

Although the Gulf Mk7 was originally released in 2012, it wasn't made available in the United States until 2015. While the body size was larger than the Mk6, it weighed approximately 200 pounds less, give or take, depending on the buyer's engine choice.

The Mk7 is especially noted for its excellent safety rating as well as many updated features such as an upgraded steering system that delivers sharper handling, an automatic post-collision braking system, and an integrated touchscreen.

In the U.S., the seventh-generation Golf was initially offered with a 1.8-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine that produces 170 horsepower, but eventually it was replaced by a 1.4-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder.

Golf enthusiasts seeking a more powerful engine may want to opt for the Golf GTI, as it features a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine that delivers 210 horsepower and can accelerate from 0 - 60 mph in just 6.1 seconds. While the GTI does sacrifice gas mileage, the difference in miles per gallon compared to the base model is negligible. The GTI also has a sportier exterior thanks to its modern side skirts and red-accented honeycomb mesh grille, and the GTI's interior is updated with sporty plaid seats. GTI buyers can choose between a 6-speed manual or automatic transmission.

Those who crave even more performance than the GTI delivers can turn to the Golf R. Available as a three or five-door hatchback, the Golf R is the most powerful Golf available and comes in all-wheel-drive. It features a newly developed version of the same engine that comes with the GTI, however, in this application it can produce a staggering 292 horsepower and it can travel 0 - 62 mph in just 5.1 seconds.

The Volkswagen e-Golf is another exciting addition to the lineup, combining a comfortable, spacious interior with a cutting-edge electric engine. The e-Golf's electric engine can deliver up to 115 horsepower with no gas required. The engine can run for 83 miles on a single charge, which is comparable to 105 miles per gallon on the highway or 126 miles per gallon in the city.

2008 - 2012 (Sixth Generation)

The sixth generation Golf was produced in Europe from 2008 - 2012, and in the United States from 2010 - 2014. The Golf Mk6 was heavier and lower than previous models.

The sixth generation took a design cue from the first-generation Golf, adopting the original model's classic horizontal radiator grille. The hatchback's shoulder design was more contoured for a more modern aesthetic.

Buyers could choose from three powertrains: a 2.5-liter 5-cylinder engine, a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder turbodiesel engine, and a turbocharged 4-cylinder engine (in the GTI model).

2003 - 2008 (Fifth Generation)

The fifth generation Golf was produced in Europe from 2003 - 2008 and in the United States from 2006 - 2009. The Mk5 was designed to be more comfortable than previous iterations of the vehicle, and it also had features to boost performance.

Updated features include four-link rear suspension, rain-sensing windshield wipers, a 7-speed DSG transmission, and bi-xenon headlights.

The GTI model marks the first turbocharged direct-injection gas engine, and the GT Twincharger model boasted the first turbocharged/supercharged engine. The body design was slightly larger than previous models, providing more cargo space and interior room.

VW called this generation of Golf 'the Rabbit' in an homage to the model's name from several generations earlier though it eventually dropped the 'Rabbit' name on the next-gen model and resumed calling the hatchback the Golf.

1997 - 2003 (Fourth Generation)

Although the fourth generation Golf was produced in Europe in 1997, it wasn't available in the United States until 1999.

The Mk4 offered the first all-wheel-drive Golf, as well as electronic stability control. Updated technology included an integrated navigation system and xenon headlights.

The fourth-generation Golf also came with a Haldex clutch, which eventually became the 4Motion all-wheel-drive system used today.

The vehicle offered a range of engine options, and in 2004 the high-performance all-wheel-drive R32 model was viewed as the sportiest Golf model to date, and it boasted a 3.2-liter VR6 engine that delivered up to 240 horsepower.

1991 - 1997 (Third Generation)

Although the Mk3 was available in Europe in 1991, it wasn't made available in the United States until 1994.

The third generation Golf is known for its updated safety features, including front passenger and eventually side airbags.

Other third-generation updates include the first 6-cylinder VR6 engine, the Ecomatic transmission, and cruise control.

The Mk3 came standard with a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine that delivered 115 horsepower.

Buyers who wanted more power could also select the high-performance GTI model that featured a 2.9-liter VR6 engine that could produce up to 172 horsepower.

1983 - 1991 (Second Generation)

While the second-generation Golf was produced in Europe in 1983, it wasn't available in the United States until 1985. Fans of the original Golf wanted more leg room and more interior space in general, and Volkswagen delivered with an additional 2.2 inches in body width and 6.7 inches in length.

Improvements on the first generation Golf include anti-lock brakes, power steering, and a catalytic converter.

The Mk2 came stock with a 1.8-liter 4-cylinder engine that produced 85 horsepower, or those who craved more power could opt for the GTI model that delivered 102 horsepower (or 131 horsepower, as of 1988).

1974 - 1984 (First Generation)

The original Golf was produced in Europe in 1974 to replace the Beetle. It wasn't until 1975 that U.S. buyers were able to buy the vehicle, which was sold under the name 'Rabbit.'

The first generation Golf was noted for its excellent handling and practical size -- a perfect family car.

The Golf Mk1 marks Volkswagen's switch from using rear-wheel-drive and rear-mounted, air-cooled engines in the Beetle to designing cars with front-wheel drive and front-mounted, water-cooled engines.

The original MK1's engine was a 1.5-liter 4-cylinder that delivered 70 horsepower, and Volkswagen released a slightly lower-powered diesel engine option soon after.

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