Volkswagen Golf 2009
This is what Graham Smith liked most about this particular version of the Volkswagen Golf: Roomy, functional cabin, Good road manners, Pleasant styling
The 2009 Volkswagen Golf carries a braked towing capacity of up to 1300 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.
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Volkswagen Golf 2009 Price and Specs
|Volkswagen Golf Model||Body Type||Specs||Price from||Price to|
|1.6 Edition||Hatchback||1.6L PULP 6 SP||$3,600||$5,830|
|1.6 Edition||Hatchback||1.6L PULP 5 SP MAN||$3,100||$5,390|
|1.9 TDI Edition||Hatchback||1.9L Diesel 6 SP||$3,900||$6,380|
|1.9 TDI Edition||Hatchback||1.9L Diesel 6 SP MAN||$3,700||$5,940|
Volkswagen Golf 2009 Q&As
Check out real-world situations relating to the Volkswagen Golf 2009 here, particularly what our experts have to say about them.
My 2009 Volkswagen Golf is becoming expensive to repair, should I sell it?
This engine was a great thing to drive with superb fuel economy and plenty of performance. Unfortunately, it was also overly complex and prone to failures like the one yours has experienced. Because the car is so far out of warranty, you can probably forget about Volkswagen helping with the cost of repairs. But I’d still give its customer service department a call and state my case on the basis that 136,000km is hardly the expectation for a modern engine in terms of longevity, along with the fact that this engine has a rich history of failures exactly like yours.
If you can organise to have part of the cost taken car of by VW, then maybe it would be worth repairing the car. Beyond that, however, you’d be spending almost $6500 on a car that, even in working order, is worth something like $8000 or $9000. It doesn’t realty add up at that point, does it? Even then, you might find that other parts of the engine (like the turbocharger or supercharger or the complex system of intake plumbing that allows it all to work) might be next to go bang.Show more
Will Volkswagen '09 Golf under warranty?
Your car is now nine years old, which makes it difficult to claim on VW, but it has only done 70,000 km, so that’s in your favour. If a VW dealer had been servicing it I would attempt to convince VW to cover at least part of the cost of the replacement. Otherwise I think you will find it hard to get VW to cough up.Show more
What's a good green car to buy?
Your best option would be the 1.4-litre turbo manual in the Mk 6. It’s more fuel-efficient than the base 1.6-litre engine in the Mark 5, and being the newer model there are less likely to be any issues with getting spares for it.Show more
Golf compression problems
Yes. It is a well-documented problem with the 1.4-litre dual-charge engine; one that VW was fixing when it first cropped up a year or two ago. Your car is out of warranty so they might be reluctant to help you, but it's worth a try.Show more