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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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LIST PRICE From $34,490
CARADVICE RATING 8.5
FUEL ECONOMY 5.2/100km
SEAT 5
ANCAP RATING
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Volkswagens on ice (and track)

It's not often you get a chance to test cars back-to-back on the snow and the race track, but in places like Queenstown, New Zealand, you're as close to snow-capped mountain peaks as you are to the local circuit. When colleague Scott Collie came back from the BMW Alpine Experience having not actually experienced much in the way of alpine driving, I wasn't sure what to expect from the Volkswagen 4Motion 'Get A Grip' showcase, given the itinerary is entirely dependent on the weather...

2019 Volkswagen Golf GTI review

By now, we know what the Golf GTI stands for. How is the formula faring as the Mk7.5 edges closer to replacement?

Cars We Own: 2016 Volkswagen Golf GTI

The Golf GTI. An icon and a benchmark, and one of the heroes in the CarAdvice stable.

2019 Volkswagen Golf R review: Special Edition

Wolfsburg's hottest hatch was already a cracking car. So has the addition of some 'special' extras improved the breed? We drive the Volkswagen Golf R Special Edition to find out.

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...

2018 Volkswagen Golf R Wolfsburg Edition hatch review

At $58K, the Wolfsburg Edition is all the Volkswagen Golf R you can eat. But do extra goodies without added performance make it desirable enough for the VW fan who wants it all?

2018 Volkswagen Golf R Wagon Wolfsburg Edition review

The Volkswagen Golf R Wagon Wolfsburg Edition offers all its hot-hatch sibling does and so much more. It's just about the most accomplished and useable performance car on the planet for under $60K.

World's greatest driving roads: Lake Garda, Italy

The heart-stopping curves, pulse-racing gradients and breathtaking elevation: the rewards that make Europe’s finest Alpine passes so compelling are, by their very nature, what also make the world’s best roads so inaccessible...