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Volkswagen Golf Estate 1.9 SE TDI (115ps) 5d (2000/V)

Volkswagen Golf Estate 1.9 SE TDI (115ps) 5d (2000/V) - Owner Review

SIZE! I can get everything in. I can easily fit 5 people and all their luggage for a week long camping holiday (tents too). I can move in and out of Uni and still have space for a passenger and i can fit my 8ft long surfboard inside the car. I've not found another car i can do this in.
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Review submitted by
George Fielding on

Volkswagen Golf Estate (99-05)

Summary

4 out of 5

What does this car say about you?
I think it's quite subtle. It doesn't scream or shout and it's quiet enough to be driven by without turning a head. What impresses everyone is how practical it is.

What do your friends / family / neighbours think of the car?
They love it because it can fit everything in it. My friends love it because it's nice to drive in, my family love it because i can drive myself to university and the neighbours like it because it doesn't wake them up if i drive at night but looks smart on the road.

Would you buy this car again and why?
Yes. It's been great to me. I might buy a newer model that has air-con... My car is dark green and gets hot in the summer.

What are you likely to buy next?
IF and when this car stops working i think i will get another estate car, possibly something a bit more professional like an Audi as i am currently qualifying as an architect.

Buying experience

4 out of 5

Type of dealer you bought from?
Didn't buy from a dealer

Did you buy this car new?
Used

What price did you pay?
£1,300

When did you buy the car?
October 2006

Did you get a good deal and why?
I think i got a good deal, the car has never given me any problems, it gets a good MPG and i can fit all my stuff, including an 8ft longboard in it.

Is there any special reason why you bought this car?
I wanted an estate car that got a good MPG.

What was the dealer like?
-

Driving it

4 out of 5

What's it like to drive?
It's very pleasant to drive, both on long and short trips. There is some torque steer when pulling away quickly and on motorways i find mine pulls very slightly to one side but other than that it's fine. The visibility is helped by big rear windows.

What's it like to park?
I find it very easy to park as the visibility is good. The steering is light so it's not an effort to turn the wheel and the clutch is light enough to allow you to move slowly without putting any effort into holding it on the clutch.

Living with it

4 out of 5

Have you had any problems with the car?
The drain hole that lets the water drain from the windscreen gets blocked occasionally which results in water finding its way into the car. This meant damp carpets for ages but when we found out what it was it's never happened again. just have to remember to clear that drain hole in autumn!

What's most practical about your car?
SIZE! I can get everything in. I can easily fit 5 people and all their luggage for a week long camping holiday (tents too). I can move in and out of Uni and still have space for a passenger and i can fit my 8ft long surfboard inside the car. I've not found another car i can do this in.

Favourite gadget, option or accessory?
The sound system is surprisingly good for a standard system. I'm not the type of person that blares out music at full volume but it has a good sound quality and only starts to drop in quality when it's too loud to enjoy.

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