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There wasn't much wrong with the seventh-generation Volkswagen Golf, but the new 7.5 version borders on perfection. It's quite possibly the best all-round hatchback ever built.
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CARADVICE RATING 8.5
FUEL ECONOMY 5.2/100km
SEAT 5
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Volkswagen Golf Reviews

2019 Volkswagen Golf GTI review

Volkswagen’s hot-hatch icon steps up in performance and equipment as it plots a fightback against tough new opposition.

The Cars of Tourrettes

How do you capture the essence of a city or town? What makes a particular place hum, sing and buzz? Is it the people? The culture? The architecture? Food? It is, of course, all of these things. And more. For us at CarAdvice, it is, unsurprisingly, also the cars. We are privileged to travel around the world for our job, visiting cities, countries and far-flung corners we might otherwise never see in our lives...

2018 Volkswagen Golf GTI Original review

It's the most affordable Golf GTI in over 10 years, but does the Original prove that less is indeed more?

2018 Volkswagen Golf GTI Original: Quick drive

The 'purist' GTI is back. Three doors, limited options, and a good whack cheaper than the regular model. That's the 2018 Volkswagen Golf GTI Original. Volkswagen's Australian arm confirmed the new $37,490 offering in August last year, after having first offered the GTI Performance Edition 1 three-door at just over $10,000 more than the Original...

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Volkswagen Golf Videos

2018 Hot Hatch Mega Test Video, Part 2: Road

Welcome to Part Two video feature for our recent 2018 Hot Hatch Mega Test. To recap, we've assembled three all-wheel drives and three front-drivers from non-premium marques, with pricing ranging from $43k (i30 N) through to $57,690 (STI Spec R). It's a rich and diverse field with each competitor representing its maker's fastest and most fun-filled efforts...

2018 Hot Hatch Mega Test, Part 1: Track

It's time. With some new entries in the Australian scene, it's time to pull together some of the most compelling hot hatches to see which is most deserving.  ...

2018 Hyundai i30 N v VW Golf GTI Original 3-door: Full comparison

We've put the new Hyundai i30 N up against the Volkswagen Golf GTI five-door, but how does it go against this more affordable three-door option? Let's find out.

2018 Volkswagen Golf GTI Original review

It seems that just about every company is doing a hot hatch these days, from Hyundai to Mercedes-Benz. However, there is only one original, and that's the Volkswagen Golf GTI. The nameplate has been around for over four decades now, and those three letters continue to represent sports car performance mixed with everyday drivability and practicality...

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Volkswagen Golf Comparisons

Hyundai i30 N v Renault Megane RS v Volkswagen Golf GTI comparison

Renault and Volkswagen engineers had the great minds to think alike in 1976. Each group took their respective manufacturer’s humble three-door hatchback and beefed up it with go-faster components – creating a whole new breed of affordable performance car for enthusiasts...

2018 Toyota Corolla v Volkswagen Golf comparison

The new Toyota Corolla took us aback when it arrived a few months ago. Far from familiar, its maker has driven the market's top-selling passenger car down a bolder path. Its design is edgier, its handling sharper, its safety tech leads the class, and a hybrid drivetrain is available at all specification levels. And it’s more expensive...

2018 Hot Hatch Mega Test Video, Part 2: Road

Welcome to Part Two of the video feature for our recent 2018 Hot Hatch Mega Test. To recap, we've assembled three all-wheel-drivers and three front-drivers from non-premium marques, with pricing ranging from $43k (i30 N) through to $57,690 (STI Spec R). It's a rich and diverse field with each competitor representing its maker's fastest and most fun-filled efforts...

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Volkswagen Golf News

Volkswagen Golf GTI now $47,990 drive-away

Volkswagen Australia has announced new drive-away pricing for the 2019 Golf GTI, now kicking off at $47,990 drive-away. Priced from $45,490 before on-road costs when it initially arrived Down Under in October, the Golf GTI remains unchanged spec wise, though this year's drive-away deal also includes the brand's recently-introduced five year/unlimited kilometre warranty coverage...

CarAdvice podcast 137: 2019 Suzuki Jimny reviewed

On the podcast this week are Mandy Turner, Alborz Fallah, and Mike Stevens. Check out the classy shirts the guys are wearing below... Kez Casey joins us for car news, where we discuss the Toyota Supra sold for US$2.1 million. The 2020 Volkswagen Golf Mk8 has been snapped, while BMW and Mercedes-Benz are discussing a joint front-wheel drive platform, and Tesla has increased its Supercharger prices as it slashes seven per cent of its workforce...

2020 Volkswagen Golf 'Mk8' snapped

The next-generation Volkswagen Golf has been snapped completing a cheeky Macca's run, with photos of the all-important hatch surfacing on social media over the weekend. Much like another German icon, the Porsche 911, the Golf doesn't make huge stylistic leaps between generations. It should come as no surprise to see, then, the Mk8 posted by johannes...

2019 Volkswagen Golf GTI TCR unveiled

The production version of the Volkswagen Golf GTI TCR has been unveiled, and it looks identical to the concept car displayed at Worthersee event in May 2018. Under the bonnet the TCR has a 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine with 213kW of power to its name, up from 180kW available in the GTI Performance...

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Volkswagen Golf Owner Reviews

2011 Volkswagen Golf 118TSI Comfortline review

I won't bore you too much with my rationale for purchasing this car, but I was on the hunt for a hatchback to comfortably ferry a disabled parent, drive to work and attend sporting fixtures, all predominantly in the inner city. If I'd frequented any VW forums, I probably would've ruled out the twincharged engine...

2017 Volkswagen Golf 110TSI Highline review

We’ve had the car well over a year now and we have travelled nearly 30,000km including a road trip from Brisbane to Sydney and back with our family of five. We are so glad to have optioned the driver assistance package which has not only made the car safe for our family, but also a pleasure to drive and should help resale value as this is now standard on the new Golf Highline...

2011 Volkswagen Golf 77TSI review

I’ve always thought of the Volkswagen Golf as the McDonald’s Cheeseburger of the hatchback world. It’s not the tastiest, the fanciest or the most embellished option on the market, but it’s time-tested, solid and you know exactly what you’re getting when you buy one...

2011 Volkswagen Golf GTD review

Coming from a car that required premium petrol (having a couple of prior issues, I was sticking to 98 to keep the engine happy) and the prices going up and up, only to get average range from a tank, I wanted something zippy and different that was cheap and efficient to run. Considering a range of cars, ultimately a low kilometre, well-looked-after GTD Golf caught my eye...

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