Volkswagen Golf 2005
This is what Ewan Kennedy liked most about this particular version of the Volkswagen Golf: Euro appeal , Value used, Practical
The 2005 Volkswagen Golf carries a braked towing capacity of up to 1200 Kg, but check to ensure this applies to the configuration you're considering.
The Volkswagen Golf is also known as the Volkswagen Rabbit and the Volkswagen Caribe in markets outside Australia.
What's on this page
Volkswagen Golf 2005 Price and Specs
|Volkswagen Golf Model||Body Type||Specs||Price from||Price to|
|1.6 Comfortline||Hatchback||1.6L PULP 6 SP AUTO||$2,990||$5,990|
|1.6 Comfortline||Hatchback||1.6L PULP 5 SP MAN||$3,990||$5,990|
|1.6 Trendline||Hatchback||1.6L PULP 6 SP AUTO||$2,999||$4,990|
|1.6 Trendline||Hatchback||1.6L PULP 5 SP MAN||$2,999||$4,990|
Volkswagen Golf 2005 Q&As
Check out real-world situations relating to the Volkswagen Golf here, particularly what our experts have to say about them.
Replace Golf transmission for $7k?
No, it's not. I would be looking to have the transmission rebuilt rather than replaced, but if it has to be replaced I would be looking to do it with a used gearbox instead of a new one.
Softer brake materials are coming to all cars, which is why Bendix developed its Euro+ pads. You're right about driving style having a huge influence on brake wear.
Golf DSG gearbox
Oil contamination of the wiring loom is a common problem with the DSG gearbox, one that VW is well aware of, but I'm guessing that the dealer has guessed at the cause of the problem and arrived at the wrong conclusion. I would refuse to pay for the work done in arriving at that diagnosis. Why should you pay for their incompetence? With respect to the gearbox itself, I would ask VW to cover the costs. They will possibly make you an offer of part payment, it's then up to you to accept or reject it. You are correct in believing the gearbox should last more than 71,000 km, but from the evidence we have it doesn't seem to. Your case should be a warning to anyone considering buying a VW with the DSG gearbox.
That's a lot less than the VW dealer quoted you, and speaks volumes for the value of independent mechanics.
Volkswagen Golf 2005 Dimensions
Dimensions for the 2005 Volkswagen Golf are dependent on which body type is chosen. The maximum width and height is 1759mm x 1485mm and can vary on the basis of model.
|Volkswagen Golf Model||Body Type||Height x Width x Length||Ground Clearance|
|1.6 TRENDLINE||Hatchback||1485x1759x4204 mm||142 mm|
|1.6 COMFORTLINE||Hatchback||1485x1759x4204 mm||142 mm|
|1.9 TDI TRENDLINE||Hatchback||1485x1759x4204 mm||142 mm|
|2.0 FSI COMFORTLINE||Hatchback||1485x1759x4204 mm||142 mm|