by jbartuski on Mar 27, 2013 Vehicle: 2010 Volkswagen Golf 2dr Hatchback (2.5L 5cyl 5M)
Bought early December 2012.
Had only 27k on the odometer.
Mine is a silver 5-speed 2.5L... base everything... only option is the Cold Weather package.
So far I absolutely love this thing.
It's sharp looking without being too flashy or attracting unwanted attention.
Sub 8 second 0-60 times... and a huge grin every time you take a corner.
Tiny outside but will swallow giant items.
It's very safe, cheap to insure, and economical at the gas pump.
No problems to report after 5,000 miles with the car itself.
El cheapo standard equipment Conti tires are garbage, and will soon be replaced.
They do not hold air in cold weather.
by vwgolf420 on Feb 28, 2011 Vehicle: 2010 Volkswagen Golf 2dr Hatchback (2.5L 5cyl 6A)
This is my third VW. I traded a 2005 Hyundai Elantra, which was a competent car, but having had a 1969 Beetle and a 1997 Jetta before, I felt called back into the VW fold, so to speak. The only car in the class that comes close to offering the same lively character in driving is the Mazda 3, but it lacks the refinement in ride quality. Having had an 03 Mazda Pr5 and the aforementioned Hyundai in between VWs, it's odd seeing that the revs are so low as I'm driving. The ummph comes in low. I'm seeing 25/26 in the city and 31/32 on the highway. Build quality appears impeccable and the material quality is on par with MB, BMW, and, most obviously, Audis in which I've ridden or driven.
by M.A. on Nov 19, 2010 Vehicle: 2010 Volkswagen Golf 2dr Hatchback (2.5L 5cyl 6A)
I purchased the car back in July,2010 and love it. It is my very first car and I was deciding between the VW, Honda Civic, Nissan Spectra, and a KIA. I decided to go with VW because of the excellent fuel economy, german engineering, and quality that VW puts into their vehicles. I drive all highway and put approximately 700km/week. Already I have put on 13,000km in 5 months. Car is super quiet. I bought the higher edition with sunroof, touch radio, fog lights, etc.
by Sarah on Nov 10, 2010 Vehicle: 2010 Volkswagen Golf 2dr Hatchback (2.5L 5cyl 5M)
My dad's first car was a 1983 Volkswagen Rabbit GTI that he still drives and it still runs great, so I knew exactly what I wanted when I was looking for my first car (GTI was my first choice, but a little pricey :/). First time manual driver, but the car is so forgiving and so fun once I figured it out. I test drove the Fit, Fiesta, Sonata, Focus, Nissan Versa, and Fusion. No other car in this price range even came close. You just can't beat the styling and drive of a German car. Has tons of room for the rear seats, drives solidly and quietly at 80+ on the highway, and also is really maneuverable in city traffic. I'm getting about 33 mpg driving on highways about 70% of the time.
by dmo on Aug 18, 2010 Vehicle: 2010 Volkswagen Golf 4dr Hatchback (2.5L 5cyl 6A)
After searching all the other cars in its class I decided the Golf was in a class of its own. So far I have had the car for a month and a half. I love the styling and drivablility. I have put 4200 miles on it going to work and a long road trip and it has been phenomenal. All driver controls are nice and trip computer was awesome on the road trip. I am getting better mileage than what is average and I drive it like it is supposed to be driven not babying it at all. So far couldn't ask for a better car. The only thing I have added since buying is the adjustable arm rest. I am 6 ft and 230 lbs and the car fits me fine
by VW on Aug 4, 2010 Vehicle: 2010 Volkswagen Golf 4dr Hatchback (2.5L 5cyl 6A)
Well after searching for 2 months and driving Honda, Toyota, Mazda, Kia, Nissan, Subaru and Suzuki, the VW Golf made it number one. It was the funnest to drive and had the best ride from my perspective. With traveling almost 90 miles a day, I was looking for Blue Tooth, Cruise and smooth ride. The Mazda was definitely very close and the Toyota was there too (too many recalls). The steering is pretty good. There is some road noise but you hardly feel the bumps. Also there is some hesitation however when in sport with the 6-spd tiptronic you hardly notice it. I drove the Jetta as well, but the ride from my perspective was better in the Golf. Great car. The 2 door was exceptional also.