We review the sixth generation Volkswagen Golf, which was produced from 2008 to 2013. This model was a reengineered version of the Golf MK5, aiming to lower the cost to buyers as well as addressing criticism of the interior quality being a bit on the cheap side.
VW Golf MK6 owner Bryan talks to us about his experience with his car, including whether it really is more expensive to run a Volkswagen or another German car compared to, say, a Korean or Japanese vehicle.
Bryan’s car is the 2012 VW Golf MK6 2.0 TDI (turbo diesel) Trendline. It may not be the newest car, but this review will give you a good idea of what to expect as the proud owner of a VW Golf made anytime in the past 10 years.
In this video
- Why Bryan purchased the VW Golf?
- Styling and interior space
- Cargo space
- Performance and economy
- Servicing and maintenance costs, reliability
- Electronics and dual shift gearbox (DSG)
- Driving experience, noise, turbo
- Interior comfort, roof lining (German engineering meets the Australian sun)