Volkswagen Golf (2009 - 2010) Midsize | Compact

Golf (2009 - 2010)

After a four year hiatus, the Volkswagen Golf has returned to North America with a new look and a new name to replace the Rabbit.

The MkVI Golf is available in two-door and four-door bodystyles and can be powered by either a 170-hp 2.5-liter inline five-cylinder gas engine, or a new 140-hp 2.0-liter TDI clean-diesel engine. The gas powered models get either a 5-speed manual transmission or 6-speed DSG Tiptronic automatic. While the TDI models can be equipped with either the 6-speed manual or 6-speed DSG auto with Tiptronic.

Standard safety features on all models include, anti-lock brakes, stability and traction control, tire pressure monitoring and six airbags. TDI models are extra equipped with features such as sport suspension, 17-inch alloy wheels/tires, leather steering wheel and shift knob, touch-screen 6-disc audio system with SIRIUS, fog lights and floor mats.

EPA estimates fuel economy to be 22 in the city and 30 on the highway for the veritable little hatchback.

User Reviews (4)

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sharon barshishat   [Jul 29, 2010]
Model Reviewed: 4 doors
Strength:

Solid structure, great quality materials in cabin, just enough power, great sound system, very refind, great road manners even with 15" wheels...

Weakness:

Very narrow seats, could do better gas milege, course engine sound, why can't we get a normal small engine from europe, ambitious diesel price

Down size from 07 BMW 530, this was a great choice, can't beleive i was considering Honda civic...

Similar Products Used: 06 jetta, yon....
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5
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5
ron   [Jul 09, 2010]
Model Reviewed: 4 door
Strength:

Great car to dreive, very sporty. love how it handles

Weakness:

haven't found any

I have owned vw's for years and like the style and got some power too. have had many vw's and this is the most fun.

Similar Products Used: none
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4
VALUE
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5
Gabriella Brusenbauch   [Jun 03, 2010]
Model Reviewed: Volkswagen City Golf Trend
Strength:

Great acceleration, immaculate interior and exterior - extremely comfortable especially for beaudacious people!

Weakness:

Not as silent as expected, could use a lower setting on windshield wipers.

Overall - what can I say it is the SHAM-WOW of small cars today, and solid, and supreme comfort, for a highway traveller who can ask for more, visibility all around is excellent not hard to do the shoulder checks, and lots of room, go ahead eat your BIG MACS you can grow in this car - Germans took the large person into consideration BRAVO!!!! No weakness in acceleration it actually scares you at the beginning WOE Nellie!!! It does not take long to get the reins under control, Phew! Better watch your speedometer, it goes like white lightning, the car is cool just awesome!!! Guarantee this car is a hidden GEM in the car market, worth every penny you put into it, now winter is coming lets see how it does there, will keep you informed.

Similar Products Used: Stay away from all other small cars, your only throwing your hard earned money away, Get the VOLKSWAGEN CITY GOLF it is made for the working guy and gal!!!
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5
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5
Brian   [Feb 16, 2010]
Model Reviewed: Golf 2.0L 2 Door TDI
Strength:

Great gas mileage. high quality of fit and finish inside & outside. This car has a lot of features. Great sounding radio. Feels solid on the road.

Weakness:

Since these cars are in demand and hard to get, people are paying at least sticker to buy this car. Little noticeable road noise. Getting used to driving a manual 6 speed diesel. Has a timing belt instead of a chain -- but I hear these belts today will last over 100k, so I guess its not a big deal these days.

Great car overall. VW has really stepped up their quality in the past several years to better compete with Toyota. I know back in the early 2000's you can read in the forums all the horror stories of VW, but in these past several years quality has improved, you can see the improved ratings in quality on consumer reports web site and other sites too. Plus the Diesel TDI if properly taken care of will last a long time.

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5
VALUE
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5
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