Used 2005 Volkswagen Golf


2005 Volkswagen Golf

2005 Highlights

With an all-new Golf on the way next year, there are no major changes for the current model.


Pros

  • Long list of standard features, high-quality cabin materials, utility of hatchback design, fuel-efficient diesel engine, fun to drive.

Cons

  • More expensive than its peers, mediocre performance of base four-cylinder, some controls difficult to use.

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Features & Specs

GL 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 4A)GLS 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 4A)GLS 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 5M)GL 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 4A)GL 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 5M)GL 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 5M)GLS TDI 4dr Hatchback (1.9L 4cyl Turbodiesel 5A)GLS TDI 4dr Hatchback (1.9L 4cyl Turbodiesel 5M)GL TDI 4dr Hatchback (1.9L 4cyl Turbodiesel 5A)GL TDI 4dr Hatchback (1.9L 4cyl Turbodiesel 5M)
MPG24242424242432352435
Seating5555555555
Transmission4-speed automatic4-speed automatic5-speed manual4-speed automatic5-speed manual5-speed manual5-speed shiftable automatic5-speed manual5-speed shiftable automatic5-speed manual
Fuelgasgasgasgasgasgasdieseldieseldieseldiesel
Horsepower115 hp @ 5200 rpm115 hp @ 5200 rpm115 hp @ 5200 rpm115 hp @ 5200 rpm115 hp @ 5200 rpm115 hp @ 5200 rpm100 hp @ 4000 rpm100 hp @ 4000 rpm100 hp @ 4000 rpm100 hp @ 4000 rpm

Safety

IIHS Rating
The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.
  • Side Impact Test
    Not Tested
  • Roof Strength Test
    Not Tested
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
    Not Tested
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    Not Tested
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test
    G
    Good

Top Consumer Reviews

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Too many problems
Bought Golf GLS M/T new Jan/2006. Had a great run for the first few years. It handles great, is a lot of fun to drive and looks good. But, once it was out of warranty, the problems started. At about 44,000 miles/7 yrs., the master cylinder (brakes) needed to be replaced, and rotors. Internal engine oil leak - new transmission needed before 50,000 miles. Hood latch broke 2x. Strange front thumping noise that cannot be diagnosed began in 9th year. Around year 6 the armrest latch broke. Around year 8 the glove compartment latch broke. And this is from a single driver - hardly ever passengers, no kids - so these things were hardly ever opened. Loved the car but would not buy again. I traded it in after 9 years and would not buy VW again, as much as I loved the car in the beginning.
golf 2005
This car is an awesome car. it is very good to drive around. I would recommend it for college students who do not have a lot of gas money. It is also very easy to find a parking space for this car due to its size.
A car to park outside...
I have had my Golf for over a month now and am impressed. It is a very fun to drive, it handles extremely well, especially on curves. Its interior build quality is impressive. It has excellent paint and exterior finish. The car feels very solid, and tight at all speeds. The manual transmission takes time to get used to. It is very effortless, but very slick. My second choice was a Honda Civic. How did I decide? A naive young boy once asked, "Should I buy a Civic or a Golf?" And the response was simple...buy the Golf if you want to park it outside, buy the Civic if you're going to garage it. This is a unique car.
Used 2005 Volkswagen Golf Overview

The Used 2005 Volkswagen Golf is offered in the following submodels: , . Available styles include GL 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 4A), GLS 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 4A), GLS 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 5M), GL 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 4A), GL 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 5M), GL 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 5M), GLS TDI 4dr Hatchback (1.9L 4cyl Turbodiesel 5M), GLS TDI 4dr Hatchback (1.9L 4cyl Turbodiesel 5A), GL TDI 4dr Hatchback (1.9L 4cyl Turbodiesel 5A), and GL TDI 4dr Hatchback (1.9L 4cyl Turbodiesel 5M).

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