Used Volkswagen Golf Estate (2007 - 2009) Review

Review by David Ross on
Last Updated: 12 Sep 2014
4
The estate version of the Golf wasn't introduced until three years after the hatchback came along, but it was worth waiting for. With a boot that's not much smaller than the Passat Estate, it's a surprisingly useful load carrier in a compact shape.
Volkswagen Golf Estate (07-09)
Reliable and well built, large boot space, available with frugal TDI engines, comfortable interior
Similarly priced seven-seat Touran offers more for family buyers

New price range:

£15,520 - £21,705

Used price range:

£1,125 - £4,472

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Summary

Parkers Rating:

4 out of 5

The estate version of the Golf wasn't introduced until three years after the hatchback came along, but it was worth waiting for. With a boot that's not much smaller than the Passat Estate, it's a surprisingly useful load carrier in a compact shape. Like the standard Golf, it's superbly built and extremely reliable as well as being refined inside with an excellent ride.

Volkswagen has a good range of family cars, but the Golf Estate makes a strong case for itself, especially for those who want practicality but don't want something as big as a Passat. It's available with a good range of engines including a very economical Bluemotion TDI version.

Parkers Ratings

Overall

4 out of 5

Performance

3.5 out of 5

Handling

4 out of 5

Comfort

4 out of 5

Practicality

4.5 out of 5

Behind the wheel

4.5 out of 5

Safety

4.5 out of 5

Reliability

4 out of 5

Running costs

3 out of 5

Green credentials

3.5 out of 5

Buying used

3.5 out of 5

Selling

4 out of 5

Equipment

3.5 out of 5

What owners say...

 The interior space when compared to the overall size.  

4 out of 5

Philip Andrews ,   23 Aug 2013    ... read more

 The estate is brilliant, fitting all my stuff - either a week's holiday to France with the family or fitting my whole bike in without taking the wheels off!  

5 out of 5

James Burrows ,   31 May 2013    ... read more

 We find that it's not too big for town parking but is also good on the motorway. Size is just right.  

5 out of 5

Anonymous ,   14 Apr 2009    ... read more

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