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2003 Volkswagen Golf GTi review

Several months ago I decided I needed a small run around for doing the mundane things in life. This meant I could leave the cars I actually enjoyed driving in my garage, safe from the rigors of day to day traffic and car park life. I wondered what to get. So my list of items included; small, cheap, fuel efficient in manual, zippy and maybe even fun? Importantly it had to be mechanically simple, reliable and cheap to work on...

2019 Volkswagen Golf 110 TSI Trendline review

It baffles me that you don’t see more Golf wagons on the road. It has the space of an SUV with the handling of a hatchback. The fuel economy of a sedan with the off-road nous of a full size 4WD. Okay, the 4WD ability wasn’t quite there, but I gave it a good crack on a few occasions...

2020 Volkswagen Golf 110 TSI Highline review

"You bought a Volkswagen??", "Why would you buy from the company that had that dieselgate controversy?", "Their DSG gearboxes are so unreliable so you will regret it!" Oh yes, you will hear it all and we did, particularly when going from a Mazda SP25, which is seen as more reliable...

2018 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack 132 TSI Premium review

Golf Alltrack. I was on the fence since it was launched years ago. The look and the practicality ticked all the boxes for me, but the haunting DSG saga stopped my desire dead on track. Since then, I have had an XV and the latest Impreza, but the "just enough" power in the Subaru was annoying at best and made my soul screaming for more...

2018 Volkswagen Golf R Grid Edition review

I first purchased my Grid Edition Golf R in late 2018 as a demo, although it had less than 300km on the clock! I got it for the great price of right on $50k drive-away, including window tint and a tank of fuel. I chose the wagon for two reasons; one being practicality, and the other being the sleek sleeper look...

2019 Volkswagen Golf R Special Edition review

The Golf R 7.5 might just be the best car in the world. Well almost. The family hatch, which pumps out 213kW and 380Nm from a 2.0-litre engine might have sounded a bit bonkers way back when, but now isn't so bonkers after all. Unlike its GTI sibling that drives the front wheels, this one instead powers through with the help of Volkswagen's Haldex-based all-wheel drive system, pushing this car to 100km/h in 4...

2018 Volkswagen Golf R review

I have been driving my 2018 Golf R wagon for three months now, and I have loved everything about it. It has been my daily driver, and it has been perfect so far. It is small and nippy, and is excellent for driving around the city. When you take it out of the big smoke and onto some twisty roads, its performance really shines...

2019 Volkswagen Golf 110 TSI Comfortline review

I bought this car as a first car that'd get me to footy training, uni and little errands whilst still keeping my passion for automobiles alive and not boring me to death - as do many mid-size hatchbacks. After a pool of many cars, I'd ultimately narrowed it down to a used BMW 1 Series, a new Ford Focus and this demo Golf,...

2008 Volkswagen Golf GTI review

The idea of a hot hatch is very appealing to not only me, but also to a percentage of the market. You get all the fun of a performance car with none of the usual drawbacks. I purchased my VW Golf GTI brand new back in 2008. I wanted something bigger and more usable than my previous Peugeot 205...

2010 Volkswagen Golf GTi review

The Car Story. The Golf GTi. Despite the criticisms that come with this particular VW brand; “boring”, “bland”, or “driven by accountants”, people around the world have overwhelmingly come to the conclusion that there are not many cars out there that can meet the demands of daily driving while still putting a smile on your face...

2016 Volkswagen Golf 110 TSI Highline review

This is the first brand new car I have ever bought, so it is fair to say I did a decent amount of research online before settling on a few cars I wanted to test drive. The short list came down to the Ford Focus Titanium, Mazda 3 SP25 GT and the Golf. Being self-employed I had the benefit of being able to purchase it through the company, with the idea being to turn over the car every 3-4 years...