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AA Cars works closely with thousands of UK used car dealers to bring you one of the largest selections of Volkswagen Golf cars on the market. You can also browse Volkswagen dealers to find a second hand car close to you today. All used Volkswagen Golf on the AA Cars website come with free 12 months breakdown cover.
The VW Golf will celebrate its thirtieth birthday in 2014, and it's never looked in ruder health. The best-selling car in Europe by an increasingly green mile, each of the Golf's six generations have finished in the top two of the European Car Awards for a set of simple reasons. The Golf's design and dimensions have remained resolutely committed to its original look; it's effortless to drive; it's rarely off the road; it's affordable at the entry point and full of performance at the top end. Golf Mk I-III were focused mainly on cost-effective driving, while MKIV to VI are a little more refined, particularly inside. The current, sixth generation, Golf offers improved aerodynamics, AC as standard and has lifted more than 20 national awards, including 2009 World Car of the Year. The Golf continues to build on its legend.
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Volkswagen Golf Back to top
Since its launch in 1974 the Volkswagen Golf has been enormously successful. One of the best selling cars of all time, the recipient of countless awards, and offering arguably one of the best all round drives on the market, it is a car against which all others are compared.
Now into its seventh generation, it remains the leader in its class, and continues to go from strength to strength. It may not be the most affordable to buy compared to its rivals, but it does deliver market leading performance, handling and reliability.
Why buy a used Golf? Back to top
The VW Golf range is market leading across the board.
Although it is soon to be entering into its fortieth year of production, the VW Golf is still a market leader. One of the all time best selling cars in the world, one of only two cars to have won the European Car of the Year twice and consistently awarded with consumer and critic gongs, it is one of the most universally lauded car ever.
Being a car of such quality, it is not easy to single out one area of the Golf as excelling over the others. Performance options are fairly consistent across the range, starting at 1.2 at the lower end, and rising up to 2.0 and further for the turbocharged, GTi, and high-performance models, with all sizes offering a good mix of power and efficiency. The sixth generation TSi 1.4 models offer a punch beyond what might be expected, while all the most recent generation cars, feature stop/start systems to ensure maximum efficiency.
In terms of economy the 1.6 diesel stands out, as it crucially emits under 100g/km CO2 - making it road tax exempt - and returns around 70mpg. The petrol engines fare well while not necessarily excelling in their class, offering returns around the 40 and 50mpg mark, which is certainly a respectable figure for a car of its quality.
Ride quality is some of the best available. Smooth on motorways at high speeds, the Golf offers a laid-back drive that makes it incredibly comfortable, if not as exciting as some of its rivals. Handling is responsive and secure, as is the suspension - particularly in the newest generation, which is especially calm.
The Golf's look hasn't changed too drastically over its life, but for good reason. Rather than following its rivals into distinctly modern territory with edgy lines and colours, the Golf has stuck with simple refinement, which means that there are no generations which feel particularly dated.
As with many other car models, the space on offer in the Golf has only increased with newer generations, and the latest generation features a substantial amount of both luggage and passenger space. The interior quality and the top spec. finishings are market leading however, and make the Golf one of the most refined on the market. With good safety figures and the characteristic Volkswagen reliability, the Golf is still one of the leading cars in not only the subcompact market, but on the roads today.
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Which used Golf should I buy? Back to top
There are a considerably large number of Golf models available to buy, so you are guaranteed to find something to suit your needs. Here are the latest generation models and their key features.
Bluetooth connectivity, Composition Media System, ESP, 15" steel wheels, front electric windows, multifunction computer, ABS, ESP, ISOFIX childseat anchor points, air conditioning with pollen filter, electrically adjustable and heated door mirrors, start/stop system.
Automatic Distance Control, 16" Toronto alloy wheels, Composition Media System, pre-crash preventative occupant protection, electric windows, Bluetooth connectivity, multi-function computer, ABS, ESP, ISOFIX childseat anchor points, air conditioning with pollen filter, electrically adjustable and heated door mirrors, rain sensor and automatic dimming interior rear-view mirror, stop/start system, cruise control.
17" Dijon alloy wheels, ambient lighting, Discover Navigation System, parking sensors, electric windows, Bluetooth connectivity, multi-function computer, ABS, ESP, ISOFIX childseat anchor points, air conditioning with pollen filter, electrically adjustable and heated door mirrors, stop/start system, cruise control.