Used 2013 Volkswagen Golf Consumer Reviews

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4.88 out of 5 stars

More solid and spacious then it looks like

yli2, 05/17/2013
2.5L PZEV 4dr Hatchback w/Convenience (2.5L 5cyl 6A)
28 of 40 people found this review helpful

Now I know why Golf is so popular in Europe after driving a while. The car is not fast; engine not quiet and the looking not sharp. Overall it has nice build quality, comfortable ride, and good handling. Very solid in and out. Many upgrades and detailed features not mentioned in specs. We had plenty of time researching before final decision. Extensively compared with Toyota Camry and RAV4, and compared within VW models. Passat feels so heavy, GTI is too dear for a collage kids; base Tiguan model looks plain and higher model is expensive. TDI does not have many benefits in America since diesel is expensive. Prefered waiting for the next generation Golf, but wife insisted buying.

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4.63 out of 5 stars

Fun and Efficient

nova_1, 09/22/2013
2.0L TDI 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl Turbodiesel 6AM)
3 of 3 people found this review helpful

Test drove: Passat TDI, Accord, Camry Hybrid, Audi A3 TDI, Acura TL... Love Audi A3 TDI fun ride and look, but too expensive. Almost bought Golf TDI on the first test drive, but prefer to wait for 2015 Golf TDI/2014 Mazda 3. I test drove Passat TDI 2 weeks later, end up bought a 2013 Golf TDI with huge discount. No regret. After 25+yrs with Japanese mid-size sedans, very happy with my first German car. High fun factor, quick acceleration, great steering and road feel, quiet at cruising, good brakes. 36-38mpg suburb, 43-51mpg on highway. Larger/quieter/cheaper than A3 TDI, with high quality interior. Sport tires can be noisy on very coarse road. Later, have to go for a drive now.. :)

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4.63 out of 5 stars

Very Happy- VW Golf TDI

hamahowa, 07/17/2014
2.0L TDI 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl Turbodiesel 6AM)
2 of 2 people found this review helpful

I purchased this car back in November 2013 to replace a 2002 Acura TL. Very happy I did. The fuel economy is outstanding- averaging 34 MPG with about 95% city driving. Easily getting over 42 MPG on the highway. Huge upgrade from the 20 MPG I was getting from the Acura. The ride comfort is amazing considering the small wheel base. The seats are outstanding and incredibly comfortable on long trips. The engine is smooth but gets a little loud when pressed hard. Not a big deal. The paddle shifters are fun to use allow for quick passing maneuvers when needed. The DSG transmission is great and works very well. I usually prefer manual transmissions but this one is just that good.

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5 out of 5 stars

A Better Car Than Most Think!

Bo Thompson, 10/09/2016
2.0L TDI 4dr Hatchback w/Tech Package (2.0L 4cyl Turbodiesel 6M)
2 of 3 people found this review helpful

Awesome car! I love this car so much that I am thinking about keeping it when VW comes out with the "Re-Buy Program" for scamming its diesel customers. What idiots! But what a car they made. Perfect for commuting in the SF Bay Area.

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5 out of 5 stars

Tempted To Buy Another

Binky, 07/04/2017
2.5L PZEV 4dr Hatchback (2.5L 5cyl 6A)
1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Such a fun car to drive and a real value. Sport mode , tiptronics are a couple of my favorite features. I have driven through intense rainy weather and serious flooding and the Golf is sure footed and relatively comfortable. Cargo is reasonable, I can fit my bicycle back after taking off the front tires, works fine for regular supermarket runs. No mechanical issues after 4 years and 60k. The only thing I would improve is the seat height for tall drivers- I have to lean to the side to see some headlights. Not great visibility on a road trip , can't see much over all the trucks and SUV's.

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