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VOLKSWAGEN GOLF PLUS Hatchback 2005‑2008

4.5
Based on 28 reviews
VOLKSWAGEN GOLF PLUS Hatchback 2005‑2008

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statelydriver

What a fantastic car this has been - so sad to see it go

VOLKSWAGEN GOLF PLUS 2.0 GT TDI PD 5dr DSG (Review date: 3rd October '13)

5

I have driven this wonderful car for 7 years. Bought with only 4000 miles on the clock I have part-exchanged it after taking the mileage to 91,000. Brilliantly practical, with plenty of space in the front for my tall and broad profile! And easily accessible for my 87 year old parents to get in and out of the back.

The car is quick and responsive but frugal on fuel; the DSG gearbox is a dream. I have regularly averaged 42 mpg in a strongly urban mix of driving, with 57mpg+ achieved on cruise control for long motorway rides.

I have had no breakdowns, or 'spare part surprises', so this car has just been treated to regular servicing using long life oil.

Let down the rear seats and you have a big flat area for carrying masses of stuff (particularly good when helping to move the kids to and from college).

Only one disappointment, for a car that is brilliant in both dry and wet on motorways and country roads, it becomes less controllable in ice and snow.

On balance, I can't fault this car. I have enjoyed driving it immensely and I shall be sad to hand it to the dealer when picking up my new Golf.

Practicality

5 / 5

Reliability

5 / 5

Running cost

5 / 5

How it drives

5 / 5
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haydon56

Golf Plus Best car i ever had

VOLKSWAGEN GOLF PLUS 2.0 GT TDI PD 5dr (Review date: 2nd May '13)

5

The one to have power and 45 mpg!!! Never let me down in many years best car I ever had. Buy one. Used this ever day for driving 60 miles it was also spot on.

Practicality

5 / 5

Reliability

5 / 5

Running cost

5 / 5

How it drives

5 / 5
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hillclimber

Sad to see it go - a fantastic, nippy car that looks good

VOLKSWAGEN GOLF PLUS 2.0 GT TDI PD 5dr DSG (Review date: 26th August '12)

5

I have had his car from day one and it still gives me as much pleasure to drive it today as it did when I bought it. Its reliable, fast, and comfortable.

With a busy lifestyle, I have enjoyed particularly the features that make it a pleasure to be in - rear parking sensors, 5 CD multichanger, air con, hands free phone set up, and most of all its really nippy when you want to zoom off at the traffic lights or overtaking on the motorway.

There is plenty of legroom in the back with those fold down tables, and pockets, plus loads of boot space. And if you have a dog, there's lots of space for it in the large boot.

With a focus on economy, I got around 45 to 50 mpg on the motorway and 40 mpg in the city.

I am now going to buy another new car which means saying a reluctant goodbye to this one. Whoever is the purchaser - I am sure you will enjoy driving it!

Practicality

5 / 5

Reliability

5 / 5

Running cost

5 / 5

How it drives

5 / 5
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nodyinalan

The best golf derivative for power and economy ratio

VOLKSWAGEN GOLF PLUS 1.4 Luna TSI 5dr 122 (Review date: 12th June '12)

5

We have loved this car. It is an absolute joy to drive. It has a nice ride height and more headroom than the standard golf, making it easier to get in and out of. Fantastic mix of power and economy. We average 43 mpg and have had over 50 mpg on a run. It is very responsive with the 122 PS turbo charged engine (0-62mph in 10.2 seconds and 122mph top speed). More than enough power for any situation. Usual VW solid build and still drives like new after 33000 miles. Very reasonable servicing costs. I heartily recommend this car to anyone wanting a reliable, family friendly, sporty hatchback.

Practicality

5 / 5

Reliability

5 / 5

Running cost

5 / 5

How it drives

5 / 5
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mwilson

Golf Plus review

VOLKSWAGEN GOLF PLUS 1.9 SE TDI PD 5dr (Review date: 12th February '12)

4.5

Purchased in 2008, over 60k on the clock and nothing has gone wrong with the car. 60+ MPG on the motorway with a family of 4 and luggage. Paintwork & interior still looking better than newer cars of less quality than a VW. You pay for what you get and can't go wrong with a VW. Will be running this for as long as it goes which I pressume will be another 10+ years!

Practicality

5 / 5

Reliability

5 / 5

Running cost

3 / 5

How it drives

5 / 5
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savvysue22

Super Golf Plus

VOLKSWAGEN GOLF PLUS 1.9 SE TDI PD 5dr (Review date: 22nd January '12)

4.5

Suits my current situation very well, searched for long time to find a Golf Plus as thought it would be very useful with elderly parents and flexibility with rear seats enabled transfers with wheelchair. Also easy to fit child seats in for the grandchildren. Very easy car to drive and economical. The only extra thing I would have liked is leather seats rather than cloth.

Practicality

5 / 5

Reliability

5 / 5

Running cost

4 / 5

How it drives

4 / 5
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bluestraveller3

Versatile workhorse with bags of space.

VOLKSWAGEN GOLF PLUS 1.9 SE TDI PD 5dr (Review date: 19th January '12)

4.5

Had the car for 5 years and has never let me down. It had a gear box problem but was within the 3 year warantee and therefore fixed with no cost. I get over 50 to the gallon (diesel) and I love the versatility of the vehicle. Carries 5 of us with ease but on the other hand can put rear seats down and you have huge area for carrying bulky items. Has extra space in the well of the boot area too. Also lots of little storage boxes around the vehicle, eg in roof and under seats. 2 cigar points so can plug in your SatNav and charge phone at the same time. Easy to drive as the car is slightly higher than normal Golf giving good all round visibility. Also wide opening doors are easier for elderly to get in and out. I have towed my boat through France and all over UK with no trouble. Responsive and lively engine.

Practicality

5 / 5

Reliability

5 / 5

Running cost

4 / 5

How it drives

4 / 5
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selliahS

Versatile Family Car

VOLKSWAGEN GOLF PLUS 1.9 SE TDI PD 5dr (Review date: 28th August '11)

4.5

Versatile and roomier Family car for five people to travel with comfort, Very Economical diesel Car with safety and reliability.

Practicality

4 / 5

Reliability

5 / 5

Running cost

4 / 5

How it drives

5 / 5
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sajidS

mr sajid sharif

VOLKSWAGEN GOLF PLUS 1.6 SE FSI 5dr (Review date: 23rd August '11)

4.5

very good car by volkswagen,i would definatly recomend it to family and friends,very spacious,excellent family car

Practicality

5 / 5

Reliability

5 / 5

Running cost

3 / 5

How it drives

5 / 5
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charleneR

Mrs Charlene Roe

VOLKSWAGEN GOLF PLUS 1.9 SE TDI PD DPF 5dr (Review date: 28th March '11)

3.3

I love this cars size, it is great for the kids, rear tables are fab and the rear seats which move forward and backwards to increase boot size or legroom is also a great idea. It does a good job towing a caravan. However you are always a little less confident with the engine!

MPG are great on a run about 55mpg, put just running around town you get about 30mpg.

Practicality

5 / 5

Reliability

2 / 5

Running cost

3 / 5

How it drives

3 / 5
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