VW Golf OWNER REVIEW | Does it cost more to drive a German car?

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.

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

  • Introduction
  • 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)
Marius
Marius
I know how to drive a car, but I'm definitely not a car expert. So instead, I pull my weight as OwnerDrive cofounder by being the channel producer and everything else digital person type thing... When I'm not filming and editing OwnerDrive videos with Jonathan, I do copywriting and creative writing, practice martial arts, build websites and intranets, and work for The Man.

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VW Golf OWNER REVIEW | Does it cost more to drive a German car? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rVZyWEnwHeE 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...