Our Car of the Month – VW Golf

May 3, 2022 | The Hub | 0 comments

The Volkswagen Golf really set the standard for family hatchbacks when the upgraded MK6 (Mark 6) model was released in 2009. From then on, it’s rightfully earned its place as one of the most popular cars on our roads today. But what makes it so special, and why have we made it our car of the month?

What makes the VW Golf an excellent motor?

You get a lot for your money

The Volkswagen Golf sits perfectly between other car rivals like the Ford Focus and the Mercedes Benz A Class. It’s also a great alternative to more expensive, similar models such as the BMW 1 Series or the Audi A3, while still remaining classy, elegant and smart.

For example, a used 2013-2020 Volkswagen Golf hatchback costs around £5,000 to £10,000 used for the most affordable model. While a used BMW 1 Series hatchback can be priced anywhere between £5,000 for an older model up to £15,000 – £20,000 for a newer one.

Various models to choose from

If you want a basic car that will get you from A-B then opt for the standard hatchback, but if you want something a little sportier, you have the Volkswagen Golf R versions or the Golf GTI.

Great engine choices

You’ve of course got your pick between the diesel (GTD) and petrol (TSI) engines, but VW also has an engine choice dubbed BlueMotion. This helps to increase fuel economy and reduce emissions while you’re driving. 

In terms of petrol engines you have a choice between 1.0L, 1.4L and 1.5L options and 1.6L and 2.0L diesel engines if you’re shopping for a used 2013-2020 Golf.

You get some awesome features

While the entry level S trim models aren’t extremely well equipped, we recommend moving up to the next trim level; Match, where you’ll get 16 inch alloy wheels, automatic lights and wipers, leather trimmed steering wheel, power folding door mirrors, cruise control and even Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.

It’s comfortable and stable to drive

German engineered cars are known to be some of the best, and it’s no different with the Volkswagen Golf. Even used models feel planted and stable on the road, especially when it comes to their handling around corners. They’re honestly ideal for both city driving and motorway driving; their sharp steering makes them easy to drive around congested places, while their suspension makes them extremely comfortable at higher motorway speeds.

Plenty of room for the family

As it’s marketed as a family hatchback, you’d expect it to have ample amounts of interior space, which it doesn’t disappoint on. Even for taller drivers, there’s plenty of comfortable space up front, and it’s similar in the rear for passengers. The boot is also just the right size for your weekly family shop.

If you’re interested in buying a used Golf, explore our stock today and reserve yours for just £199. Finance is also available on all our used Golf’s, which you can easily check to see if you’re eligible for and then apply on our website