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2016 Volkswagen Golf R Wagon review

Need to move a lot of gear in a hurry and hate SUVs? The Volkswagen Golf R Estate is your perfect car.

2016 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack review

The Volkswagen Golf goes off-road with the jacked-up Alltrack Estate all-wheel-drive variant.

2015 Volkswagen Golf Review : 90TSI Comfortline DSG

The Volkswagen Golf 90 TSI Comfortline hasn't changed, but its rivals have... is it still the benchmark?

2015 Volkswagen Golf R-Line Review: 103TSI

The Volkswagen Golf R-Line range includes a petrol model that pushes the warm hatch angle - and it does so convincingly.

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Volkswagen Golf GTI v Peugeot 308 GT v Alfa Romeo Giulietta QV : Five-door hot-hatch comparison

The term ‘hot-hatch’ is commonly used to describe a hatchback that straddles the line between performance and practicality. Some skew closer to performance than practicality, while others veer the other way. What happens when you have Volkswagen Golf GTI money, though, but don’t necessarily want to blend in with the tartan-clad German crowd? That’s where the French Peugeot 308 GT and Italian Alfa Romeo Giulietta QV step in...

Peugeot 308 Touring v Volkswagen Golf Wagon : Comparison review

Not everyone wants an SUV and even those who crave one may be better off with a traditional wagon – it is a line we’ve heard before, yet the sales charts scream that the people have spoken otherwise. Neither the Peugeot 308 Touring or Volkswagen Golf Wagon can provide the high driving position of a sports utility vehicle, and likewise they don’t sit high enough that you could slide a baby into a capsule without bending down into the car...

Audi S1 v Renault Megane RS275 Trophy v Volkswagen Golf R : Comparison review

The hot-hatch genre may be moving at exceptional pace across all price points, but circa-$50,000 fast hatchbacks are also defying stereotypes that used to be a given. Five years ago the Renault Sport Megane was crowned the undisputed king of a segment that stuffs an energetic engine under the bonnet of a relatively small car...

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Volkswagen Golf Owner Reviews

2012 Volkswagen Golf R Review

I have loved every single day of ownership of my 2013 GOLF R in Rising blue. Being in Real Estate I average between 400-500kms a week so I am impressed with complete urban driving to average between 9.8L and 10.5L to the 100km, mind you I do have a soft foot. The gearbox and engine work well together and the ratio's are well spaced however 6th gear is a tad short for highway cruising I find...

2014 Volkswagen Golf GTi Performance Review

Depending on who you ask, the Golf GTI is either a performance hot hatch bargain or a slow, overpriced, front-drive lemon. It’s fair to say that the truth lies somewhere in between - but spending copious amounts of time reading car websites assures me that is a car that polarises opinion. I’ve now had this car for almost two years and clocked up 20,000km in the process...

2015 Volkswagen Golf 103 TSI Highline Review

The exterior design is dated and bland but internally the car looks and feels quality (although you'll have to buy premium pack if you want leather upholstery and who wants a sunroof other than someone with a comb over?) Reviews often highlight good ergonomics but steering wheel controls are small and fiddly...

2013 Volkswagen Golf 90 TSI Comfortline Review

Great car - refined, balanced, economical - not as conservative as some say - would buy another one Manual great fun to drive - taught my daughter to drive in this car and she loves it Drove other cars but they did not have the finish that the golf has - I have driven bigger VWs and the golf parts are in the much more expensive cars so believe get a premium product Sometimes tricky with the electronic break on a hill start but get used to this My wife swears by car and wants a new one in three years - may Aldo look at the golf estate as this has good vfm against some of the bigger VWs I think the vw dealership could be better though they are very nice and professional they act as though they are just trying to get more money out of you which is a pity as they have good products to sell The dealerships need to lift their game as brand loyalty is important in purchasing cars and poor or misdirected service damages the brand - know people who have been put off by service not the product The golf is a great car and the comfortline is the best in the line for vfm - it'll be interesting whether any issues arise - at the moment nothing other than a bit if a sweaky clutch has been the issue - it's important that the gold holds it price and second ones are expensive Best small car on the market...

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Volkswagen Golf Videos

Five-door hot-hatch comparison : Volkswagen Golf GTI v Peugeot 308 GT v Alfa Romeo Giulietta QV

Read the article here. The Volkswagen Golf GTI has long been the preeminent hot-hatch for keen drivers. But what if you’re after a European small car with a little extra spice, that isn’t the Volkswagen? What are some alternatives? And how close can they get to the benchmark GTI? Taking on the Volkswagen Golf GTI today, we have the Peugeot 308 GT and Alfa Romeo Giulietta QV...

VW Golf 90 TSI Comfortline Review - Read the article here. Volkswagen Golf 90 TSI Comfortline hatch review The Volkswagen Golf is a critical darling, and we’re often asked why. It’s a good question. Indeed, it’s rare to see a Golf of any stripe losing in a comparison test to one of its small-car rivals...

Volkswagen Golf GTI Comparison : Manual v DSG

Which transmission is best, stick or paddles? David Zalstein and Tony Crawford tackle the question using one of the world's best and most popular hot-hatches, the Volkswagen Golf GTI.

Audi S3 v Subaru WRX STI v Volkswagen Golf R: $60K all-wheel-drive shoot-out

Subaru's latest WRX STi is out to find a broader audience, while the new Golf R and S3 are faster and sportier than ever before - so, which has found the sweet spot?

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Volkswagen Golf News

Volkswagen Golf R Wagon priced at $58,990

The Volkswagen Golf R Wagon will cost $58,990 plus on-road costs when it arrives in Australia in September. Volkswagen Australia will offer the Golf R Wagon in limited numbers, and has confirmed each one will arrive here with a special Wolfsburg Edition package that adds a host of unique styling and specification features...

Volkswagen V-Charge pairs automated valet parking with wireless EV charging

Volkswagen is building on its autonomous parking technology with the unveiling this week of the new V-Charge project. Developed together with Bosch and a group of international universities, V-Charge partners remote self-parking technology with a wireless charging system for electric vehicles...

Volkswagen Golf TCR racing prototype revealed, 2016 launch planned

While we wait for the promised and hotly anticipated production version of Volkswagen’s Golf R 400 concept, here’s something else to drool over: the Golf TCR racing prototype. Let’s cover some basics: 243kW and 410Nm of torque, front-wheel-drive (yes, front-wheel-drive), an enhanced six-speed DSG transmission and… look, loads of other track-specific tweaks...

Volkswagen Golf TDI sets new US fuel economy record

A Volkswagen Golf TDI has set a new fuel economy record by visiting all 48 contiguous US states and consuming less than 385 litres of diesel along the way. During the 13250.5 kilometre journey through each of the lower 48 states — that's every one except Alaska and Hawaii — the 112kW 2.0-litre turbo-diesel Golf drank an average of 2.9 l/100km...

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