The Volkswagen Golf is also another old lady on the automotive trade market and it looks like she’s going to be around for a long time yet! Many of the new and upcoming models, not to mention its competitor models are constantly being compared to the Gold in terms of all-round goodness and somehow falling short. For that, you’ll see exceptional value retention in the car whichever version you are looking at for car financing.
The Golf is turbocharged, but very clean and economical in terms of fuel economy and emissions. You will also get stability control, the full set of airbags – a driver’s knee airbag and twin front, side and curtain ’bags, and along with the City Emergency Braking system in higher models, the whole range receives five stars in ANCAP safety ratings.
We won’t lie. We loved how the Golf handles – steering is on point, suspension makes the right comfortable with little roll and good stability on turns. Handling is superb and there’s a good balance in almost all aspects of being on the road – smooth and light yet giving the driver just the right feeling of control. And at the same time, there is little noise, even when you’re on the highways too.
If we absolutely had to pick out something wrong with how the Golf drives, it’d be how it costs so much to get the higher tiers where you get more power and 4 wheel drive to boot.
Another plus point for the Golf is its interior. The driver’s seat we found supportive and comfortable and with the extra options for adjustment, you’ll be able to get the settings just right no matter what shape or size you are. Vision in the driver’s seat is good too but the quarterlight windows might be a bit distracting when you look in front.
The entry level models come with a 6.8-inch colour touch screen as well as well as a DAB digital radio, Bluetooth phone connectivity and air-conditioning (of course) and at the same time you’ll find the dials and controls on the dash are well positioned and clearly well-thought through.
The Golf is also a comfy vehicle and you and your passengers will fit quite happily in the car. The boot of the hatchback has up to 280-litres of cargo space and that becomes a massive 1,270 litres if you have the rear seats folded down. That brings its carrying capacity to one of the highest in comparison to other cars in the same class.
We really have not much to complain about for the VW Golf, but if there was ever an example of you get what you pay for, this would be it because the Golf does not come cheap. You get the quality you pay for though and that is enough for the vehicle to stay consistently high on the popular vehicle charts. So if you’re looking to own one of these, give our consultants a call and let us help you work out car finance deals, so that you can bring one home sooner rather than later!