German manufacturer Volkswagen is one of the most popular brands in the UK and this is for good reason. They have a long history of creating reliable, comfortable, practical and affordable automobiles with a car for every type of motorist.
The Iconic Golf
The VW Golf is a good example of this and consistently one of the best selling cars in the UK. The hatchback was first unveiled back in 1974 and is now in its 7th genera-tion, but it has never gone out of style and won many awards throughout its history. So, what is so special about the Golf?
The Golf is a hatchback which is popular with every type of motorist, including young drivers, families and professionals. This is because it is an excellent all-rounder which is great value for money. Despite its compact size (which makes it ideal for city use), the Golf is surprisingly spacious inside so there is plenty of room for other passengers and storage.
The Golf also has impressive specs, and this is often the first thing that a motorist will look at when shopping for a new car. The 2013 onwards hatchback (seventh genera-tion) has the following specification:
• Power – 103 – 305 bhp
• Fuel Economy – 37 – 83 mpg
• 0-60 – 4.5 – 11.5 seconds
• Insurance Group – 7 – 39
• Road Tax – £0 – £240
As you can see, performance comes down to the type of engine that you choose and there is a huge range of efficient and powerful engines to choose from with the Golf. This means that there is one to suit every need and it is the only mainstream vehicle that has a choice of petrol, diesel, plug-in hybrid and full-EV. The advanced engine tech means that every engine is efficient and helps to keep running costs down, so this makes it appealing to both eco-conscious drivers and those on a tight budget.
Popular Second Hand
The popularity of the Golf means that there is never a shortage of them for sale sec-ond-hand. As they are so reliable, even the older ones are still a smart investment and very affordable. However, it is important to keep in mind that the number of Golf’s around means that many have changed owner’s multiple times and they are also a popular vehicle to modify. Therefore, it is vital that a vehicle check through HPI is carried out to ensure that there is no hidden past or major issues with the car.
As such a reliable, versatile and cost-effective automobile, it is no surprise the Golf remains such a popular car with so many types of motorist.