Used 2013 Volkswagen Golf Diesel

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2013 Volkswagen Golf

Pros

  • Outstanding cabin materials and construction
  • fuel-efficient diesel engine
  • spacious hatchback body style
  • refined driving dynamics.

Cons

  • Unrefined and inefficient gasoline engine
  • diesel version is costly.

Used 2013 Volkswagen Golf Diesel for Sale

Volkswagen Golf 2013 2.0L TDI 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl Turbodiesel 6AM)
67,703 miles
Used 2013
Volkswagen Golf
2.0L TDI
(7)
King Volkswagen
16.8 mi away
List$11,977
Est.Loan: $224/mo
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Volkswagen Golf 2013 2.0L TDI 4dr Hatchback w/Tech Package (2.0L 4cyl Turbodiesel 6M)
38,672 miles
Used 2013
Volkswagen Golf
2.0L TDI
(9)
Fairfax Motors
16.9 mi away
List$13,988
Est.Loan: $261/mo
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$300 Below Market
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**LOCAL VEHICLE**GAS MISER 6 SPEED with less than 39,000 MILES**TECH PKG(NAVIGATION)**POWER SUNROOF**UPGRADED DYNAUDIO STEREO**EMISSIONS MODIFICATION COMPLETED**FACTORY WARRANTY till SEPTEMBER 2023**OFF LEASE from VW**1 OWNER**CLEAN CARFAX with BUYBACK GUARANTEE** Very Low Mileage: LESS THAN 39k miles*** CARFAX 1 owner and buyback guarantee* Gas miser!!! 42 MPG Hwy!! Safety equipment includes: ABS, Xenon headlights, Traction control, Curtain airbags, Passenger Airbag...Other features include: Navigation, Bluetooth, Power locks, Power windows, Heated seats... Why pay higher prices when you can buy directly from us with our no HASSLE and HAGGLE free pricing?? Our prices are competitive in the market and compete or beat other dealerships. The buying experience with Fairfax Motors is the best! Fairfax Motors is family owned and operated in Fairfax, Virginia offering cars for sale and buying services to the DMV area for 24 years. Our owner has built successful and long term relationships with our customers with them returning to purchase cars from us time and time again. Our entire staff offers transparency with each customer from our knowledgeable sales staff to our dynamic managers and all the way to our very experienced Finance Director who has been in the business for 40 years! We offer Finance and Extended Warranty options, plus detailing services to keep your car looking beautiful. We need your cars to fill out inventory, so we take all trades and buy cars too! Stop dreading the car buying process and start having fun! Still aren't sure? Our customers love to show us love and share their buying experience with the world. Come see us at Fairfax Motors for your next vehicle purchase.
Volkswagen Golf 2013 2.0L TDI 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl Turbodiesel 6AM)
63,135 miles
Used 2013
Volkswagen Golf
2.0L TDI
(13)
Sheehy Volkswagen of Springfield
24.1 mi away
List$10,489
Est.Loan: $196/mo
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Volkswagen Golf 2013 2.0L TDI 4dr Hatchback w/Tech Package (2.0L 4cyl Turbodiesel 6AM)
67,300 miles
Used 2013
Volkswagen Golf
2.0L TDI
Autoleader
47.6 mi away
List$11,990
Est.Loan: $224/mo
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Volkswagen Golf 2013 2.0L TDI 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl Turbodiesel 6AM)
54,494 miles
Used 2013
Volkswagen Golf
2.0L TDI
(11)
Antwerpen Volkswagen
48.5 mi away
List$11,750
Est.Loan: $220/mo
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$300 Below Market
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Volkswagen Golf 2013 2.0L TDI 4dr Hatchback w/Sunroof, Navigation (2.0L 4cyl Turbodiesel 6AM)
81,586 miles
Used 2013
Volkswagen Golf
2.0L TDI
Fitzgerald Volkswagen
51.3 mi away
List$12,186
Est.Loan: $228/mo
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$640 Below Market
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Dealer Notes
"Cloth.This vehicle has passed our Fitzway 138 point inspection and is Maryland State Inspected.30/42 City/Highway MPG 2013 Volkswagen Golf TDI . Call or e-mail today for details!Awards: * Car and Driver 10 Best Cars * 2013 IIHS Top Safety PickCar and Driver
Volkswagen Golf 2013 2.0L TDI 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl Turbodiesel 6AM)
48,319 miles
Used 2013
Volkswagen Golf
2.0L TDI
(4)
Pohanka Honda of Fredericksburg
51.6 mi away
List$11,951
Est.Loan: $223/mo
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Volkswagen Golf 2013 2.0L TDI 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl Turbodiesel 6AM)
20,329 miles
Used 2013
Volkswagen Golf
2.0L TDI
(1)
Lucky Line Motors
52.5 mi away
List$14,450
Est.Loan: $270/mo
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$300 Below Market
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After business hours please contact Tamim at (540) 287-5112Brand new on our lot, we have a GREAT, 2013 Volkswagen Golf TDI! This Golf is gray, sitting on alloy wheels with GREAT tread left on the tires, and is matched inside with a CLEAN black cloth interior! Powered by a 2.0L 4 cylinder Turbo Diesel motor, paired with a SMOOTH automatic transmission, and is capable of seeing upwards of 42 MPG! LOADED with tons of great features, like the power windows, power locks, power mirrors, power seats, heated seats, cruise control, and that's just the beginning! Premium speaker system with AM/FM radio, CD player, CD changer, MP3 playback capable, blue-tooth capable, built in auxiliary cord hook up, and is even satellite radio ready! With so many great features, and so many more to see, you DO NOT want to miss out on a deal this fantastic! So hurry and call, or stop by TODAY to schedule your test drive before you miss your chance to own this BEAUTIFUL, 2013 Volkswagen Golf TDI!
Volkswagen Golf 2013 2.0L TDI 4dr Hatchback w/Sunroof, Navigation (2.0L 4cyl Turbodiesel 6AM)
33,148 miles
Used 2013
Volkswagen Golf
2.0L TDI
Hanover Volkswagen
61.4 mi away
List$14,325
Est.Loan: $268/mo
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All new tires! Clean CARFAX 1-Owner! Volkswagen Certified! Low Miles! TDI w Sunroof Navigation, Heated Seats, 17' Alloys, 6 Speed DSG Auto Trans! Very clean! Our team is professional, and we offer a no-pressure environment. We'd be happy to answer any questions that you may have. Call now to schedule a test drive. Located at Hanover Volkswagen 1850 Carlisle Pike, Hanover, PA 17331
Volkswagen Golf 2013 2.0L TDI 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl Turbodiesel 6AM)
49,974 miles
Used 2013
Volkswagen Golf
2.0L TDI
(7)
King Volkswagen
16.8 mi away
List$12,777
Est.Loan: $239/mo
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Volkswagen Golf 2013 2.0L TDI 4dr Hatchback w/Sunroof, Navigation (2.0L 4cyl Turbodiesel 6M)
63,298 miles
Used 2013
Volkswagen Golf
2.0L TDI
(13)
Sheehy Volkswagen of Springfield
24.1 mi away
List$10,989
Est.Loan: $205/mo
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Volkswagen Golf 2013 2.0L TDI 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl Turbodiesel 6AM)
69,063 miles
Used 2013
Volkswagen Golf
2.0L TDI
(13)
Sheehy Volkswagen of Springfield
24.1 mi away
List$10,489
Est.Loan: $196/mo
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Edmunds' Expert Review

With an uncommon blend of refinement, performance and plentiful features, the 2013 Volkswagen Golf remains high on our list of hatchback picks.

vehicle overview

In a general sense, hatchbacks attempt to embody the best of all vehicles by incorporating comfort, style, utility, value and performance into one package. And among hatchbacks, the 2013 Volkswagen Golf does this better than just about any other competitor. If you consider that the Golf has been in production since 1974, perhaps this should come as no surprise.

In the 39 years since its inception, Volkswagen has had plenty of time to zero in on its target. The 2013 VW Golf definitely hits the bull's-eye in regard to its interior, with class-leading materials and construction that we're more accustomed to seeing in upscale sister brand Audi. The features list is also quite impressive, along with available options that include premium audio and navigation. Quite frankly, the Golf looks and feels far more upscale than anything else in its class -- even compared to VW's own Jetta sedan.

Out on the open road, the 2013 Volkswagen Golf further proves its worth with confident handling and a comfortable, secure ride quality. The base 2.5-liter five-cylinder engine also adds to the overall experience by providing more power than its rivals, but unfortunately this comes at the expense of fuel economy. Opting for the diesel-powered Golf TDI model will increase mileage up to class-beating levels, but this model represents the range-topping trim and proves considerably more expensive.

Among the VW Golf's competitors, we rate the 2013 Ford Focus right up there with the Golf when it comes to driving demeanor and an upscale interior. Others, like the 2013 Hyundai Elantra GT and 2013 Mazda 3 lack the VW's fit and finish, yet are praise-worthy cars nonetheless. Choosing the 2013 Volkswagen Golf will ultimately depend on where power, price, refinement and efficiency rank in your priorities.

2013 Volkswagen Golf configurations

The 2013 Volkswagen Golf is a five-passenger hatchback available in two- and four-door body styles. Each is broken into 2.5L and TDI trim levels, which correspond to engine choice. The high-performance GTI and Golf R are discussed in separate reviews.

Standard equipment on the base 2.5L Golf includes 15-inch steel wheels, full power accessories, heated mirrors, keyless entry, cruise control, air-conditioning, a height-adjustable driver seat, front seat adjustable lumbar, a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, a height-adjustable front center armrest, a trip computer, a cooled glovebox and an eight-speaker sound system with a CD player and an auxiliary audio jack. The Convenience package adds heated front seats, leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob and Bluetooth phone connectivity. The Convenience & Sunroof package adds those aforementioned items plus a sunroof, a multifunction steering wheel, a six-CD changer, satellite radio, an iPod/USB audio interface and a touchscreen audio interface.

The Golf TDI includes all of the above equipment as standard, minus the sunroof. Also included are 17-inch alloy wheels, a sport-tuned suspension, a lower ride height, foglights, heated windshield washer nozzles and ambient lighting. The Sunroof & Navigation package adds the sunroof and a navigation system, but subtracts the compass and auxiliary audio jack. The Tech package includes the Sunroof & Navigation items, plus adaptive bi-xenon headlights, LED running lights, keyless ignition/entry and a premium Dynaudio sound system.

2013 Highlights

Other than a minor shuffling of features between trim levels, the 2013 Volkswagen Golf returns unchanged.

Performance & mpg

The 2013 Volkswagen Golf 2.5L is powered by a 2.5-liter five-cylinder that produces 170 horsepower and 177 pound-feet of torque. These Golf models are classified as partial-zero-emissions vehicles (PZEV) when sold in states with California emissions standards. A five-speed manual transmission is standard and includes a hill-holder feature, while a six-speed automatic is optional. With the automatic, the Golf 2.5L achieves an EPA-estimated 24 mpg city/31 mpg highway and 26 mpg combined. Sticking with the manual improves that to 23/33/26. But either way, that's worse fuel economy than the Golf's primary (though admittedly less powerful) competitors.

To get better fuel economy, we recommend the Golf TDI. It has a turbocharged 2.0-liter diesel inline-4 that puts out a modest 140 hp complemented by a robust 236 lb-ft of torque. A six-speed manual transmission is standard and a six-speed automated manual (DSG) is optional. In Edmunds performance testing, a Golf TDI with a manual went from zero to 60 mph in 8.7 seconds -- a quick time for this segment. EPA-estimated fuel economy for either transmission is 30/42/34 mpg, though you are likely to do better in the real world.

Safety

Standard safety features for the 2013 Volkswagen Golf include traction and stability control, antilock disc brakes, front side airbags and side curtain airbags. In Edmunds brake testing, a Golf TDI came to a stop from 60 mph in 121 feet -- a good distance for this segment.

In crash testing conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, the Golf received the highest score of "Good" in the frontal-offset, side and roof strength tests.

Driving

The 2013 Volkswagen Golf's high level of interior refinement is echoed in its composed, solid feel on the road. At highway speeds, the Golf is significantly quieter than other hatchbacks. Alternately, you can take it out on a curvy road and the well-weighted steering will inspire confidence.

The Golf's gasoline engine provides strong power throughout the rev range, but it sounds unrefined and we're betting most buyers would sacrifice some of that muscle for better fuel economy. Opting for the turbodiesel will achieve that, along with an abundance of low-end torque. The downsides are a higher price, but in general, the Golf TDI is the more appealing model.

Interior

Simply replacing the VW logo on the Golf's steering wheel with four rings just might be enough to convince you that you're in an Audi, and that's how nice the Golf's interior is. Among other compact hatchbacks, the Volkswagen's blend of top-shelf materials, refined design and quality workmanship place it above all others. The Golf's cabin is actually much nicer than that of the recently redesigned VW Jetta sedan.

We're big fans of the standard touchscreen audio interface, which in particular does a nice job of controlling an iPod/iPhone in particular. The optional navigation system is easy to program, but its map size and displayed street names are noticeably hobbled by the small display screen.

Whether you choose the two- or four-door, the Golf's passenger space remains the same. For those who plan on shuttling multiple passengers, the four-door is the obvious choice, offering a surprisingly large backseat that's notably more spacious than that of a Mazda 3. Access to the two-door Golf's rear seats is made relatively painless thanks to front seats that slide easily out of the way. Behind the rear seats, the cargo area can hold up to 12.4 cubic feet of stuff -- which is about average for other hatchbacks. Dropping the split-folding rear seats bumps that figure up to 46 cubes.


Consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2013 Volkswagen Golf.

Overall Consumer Rating

Most helpful consumer reviews

3K mi in - 2 months
j33ie,11/30/2012
I did my homework to get my wife an economical car that would be an upgrade to her horrid corolla. Went with the TDI due to its track history. Fuel economy is better than EPA estimates. Driving it is smooth, fun and flawless. My wife loves to push its acceleration abilities. Handles brilliantly. Brakes are solid. The displays are great and intuitive. Bluetooth audio is pretty sweet as well -they don't advertise that feature. I like driving it more than my Saab 9-3 2.0T except for the fact that it is red. This car beats many Audi's in price and comfort (same maker, I know). Overall, the best car I have owned and one of the few I would buy new due to its high resale value.
EPA Has Neutered this Car
bigal11,02/04/2013
Wonderful build quality, ride, and handling. Uses 25% more fuel than my '01. About the same MPG's as my kids' '08 Civic and '12 Elantra GT, which use 15% cheaper fuel. DSG is much nicer than anticipated for a guy who usually only buys manuals, but I don't relish the thought of the very expensive tranny fluid change at 40K miles, notably just outside the free factory service interval. This car is pricey, no doubt. You pay for the structural rigidity and interior finish quality. Fr a long term car it is worth it. Do not trust stated invoice. I paid fifteen hundred under, or twenty five thousand flat after two other dealers dropped out of the bidding. The invoice is well padded from factory.
Great Car
beefoe,07/15/2013
Purchased this car four months ago and have about 12,000 miles on it. Very enjoyable to drive and car has exceeded nearly all expectations. Don't be fooled by the 140 HP rating. The diesel engine is super torquey and it has loads of power when you need it. Won't blow anyone off the line but has great pickup through the 40-80 mph which makes highway passing very easy. Handling is excellent and the car is great fun to drive. My wife has an Audi A4 and prefers the Golf. Interior design is good, but I wish they'd offer a leather seat option. But I guess if they did, it would canibalize audi a3 sales.
2013 Volkswagen Golf TDI w/ DSG automatic
dak971,02/17/2014
I just purchased the vehicle and love it! The car is extremely fun to drive. One of the main reasons was the TDI option providing over 42+ MPG which is just phenom. I was used to getting about 17Mpg-23Mpg at best in a previous vehicle. Time to go more economical and practical. The car is 4 doors and White. Looks just sweet and awesome. Really a fun car and there are so many pluses about this model.
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Features & Specs

MPG
30 city / 42 hwy
Seats 5
6-speed manual
Diesel
140 hp @ 4000 rpm
MPG
30 city / 42 hwy
Seats 5
6-speed automated manual
Diesel
140 hp @ 4000 rpm
MPG
30 city / 42 hwy
Seats 5
6-speed automated manual
Diesel
140 hp @ 4000 rpm
MPG
30 city / 42 hwy
Seats 5
6-speed automated manual
Diesel
140 hp @ 4000 rpm
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Used 2013 Volkswagen Golf Diesel Overview

The Used 2013 Volkswagen Golf Diesel is offered in the following styles: 2.0L TDI 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl Turbodiesel 6M), 2.0L TDI 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl Turbodiesel 6AM), 2.0L TDI 4dr Hatchback w/Tech Package (2.0L 4cyl Turbodiesel 6AM), 2.0L TDI 4dr Hatchback w/Sunroof, Navigation (2.0L 4cyl Turbodiesel 6AM), 2.0L TDI 4dr Hatchback w/Sunroof, Navigation (2.0L 4cyl Turbodiesel 6M), 2.0L TDI 4dr Hatchback w/Tech Package (2.0L 4cyl Turbodiesel 6M), 2.0L TDI 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl Turbodiesel 6M), 2.0L TDI 2dr Hatchback w/Tech Package (2.0L 4cyl Turbodiesel 6AM), 2.0L TDI 2dr Hatchback w/Sunroof, Navigation (2.0L 4cyl Turbodiesel 6AM), 2.0L TDI 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl Turbodiesel 6AM), 2.0L TDI 2dr Hatchback w/Tech Package (2.0L 4cyl Turbodiesel 6M), and 2.0L TDI 2dr Hatchback w/Sunroof, Navigation (2.0L 4cyl Turbodiesel 6M).

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  • The Used 2013 Volkswagen Golf Diesel 2.0L TDI is priced between $10,489 and$14,450 with odometer readings between 20329 and81586 miles.

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Should I lease or buy a 2013 Volkswagen Golf?

Is it better to lease or buy a car? Ask most people and they'll probably tell you that car buying is the way to go. And from a financial perspective, it's true, provided you're willing to make higher monthly payments, pay off the loan in full and keep the car for a few years. Leasing, on the other hand, can be a less expensive option on a month-to-month basis. It's also good if you're someone who likes to drive a new car every three years or so.

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