Used Volkswagen Golf Estate (1999 - 2005) Costs

Review by Parkers on
Last Updated: 23 Sep 2014
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Buyers love the Golf hatchback, but the estate didn't take off in the same way. In fact, it's quite rare.
3.5 out of 5

Running costs

Good on petrol but insurance can be pricey. Servicing is expensive at main dealers as are spares. Reliability hasn't been perfect either. Strong resale values make a big difference though.

* based on most recent data

Estimated fuel cost for 10,000 miles per year

Unleaded

£1,171 - £1,734 *

Diesel

£885 - £1,180 *

The estimated fuel cost figure is a guide to how much this model will cost to fuel each year, so you can compare between cars. It's calculated by using the model's average mpg (calculated from both town centre and motorway driving) and the average fuel price. It's based on the following cost-per-litre: petrol 103p and diesel 109p. Prices are updated daily.

Summary Running Costs

Servicing period

10,000 miles (minor), 20,000 miles (full)

Warranty

Mechanical 3 years, bodywork 6 years

Road tax (12 months)

£165.00 - £330.00

Vehicle excise duty (VED) varies according to the CO2 emissions and the fuel type of the vehicle. For cars registered after March 1st 2001 VED or road tax is based on the car's CO2 emissions. For cars registered before March 1st 2001 it is based on engine size.

Full running costs data

3.5 out of 5

Green credentials

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CO2 emission figure (g/km)

Fuel economy rating

The arrows indicate the best and worst CO2 bands for this model.

Emissions summary

Golf performs well on the eco front. With an average of 172 g/km CO2 across the range, its emissions are quite low for a small family estate. However, it's worth noting that the line up has a high number of diesel models, bringing the average down and giving buyers more choices of low-emission versions. Diesels typically produce less CO2 than petrol engines with similar power outputs.

Eco-conscious buyers should consider the 1.9-litre diesel, which is one of the greenest models in the range. The range is also fairly economical, averaging 42 mpg.

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