Volkswagen Golf 2019
Carsguide CarsGuide Editor Malcolm Flynn had this to say at the time: You might be thinking that our findings are pretty obvious. Of course you get more grip with all-wheel drive, and you’d be right, but it’s amazing to see how seamlessly the Volkswagen systems work under extremely low grip on ice, along with a high grip race circuit, across such a broad range of products.You can read the full review here.
This is what Malcolm Flynn liked most about this particular version of the Volkswagen Golf: Allows you to drive where you can't walk, Integrates seamlessly with stability control
The 2019 Volkswagen Golf carries a braked towing capacity of up to 1500 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 2019 Price and Specs
|Volkswagen Golf Model||Body Type||Specs||Price from||Price to|
|110 TSI Comfortline||Hatchback||1.4L PULP 7 SP AUTO||$24,500||$35,990|
|110 TSI Highline||Hatchback||1.4L PULP 7 SP AUTO||$29,990||$41,051|
|110 TSI Trendline||Hatchback||1.4L PULP 7 SP AUTO||$21,489||$30,990|
|110 TSI Trendline||Hatchback||1.4L PULP 6 SP MAN||$22,990||$26,990|
|Alltrack 132 TSI||SUV||1.8L PULP 6 SP||$29,990||$39,690|
|Alltrack 132 TSI Premium||SUV||1.8L PULP 6 SP||$36,999||$47,990|
|110 TSI Comfortline||Wagon||1.4L PULP 7 SP AUTO||$24,500||$35,990|
|110 TSI Highline||Wagon||1.4L PULP 7 SP AUTO||$29,990||$41,051|
|110 TSI Trendline||Wagon||1.4L PULP 7 SP AUTO||$21,489||$30,990|
|R||Wagon||2.0L PULP 7 SP AUTO||$46,888||$62,990|
Volkswagen Golf 2019 Q&As
Check out real-world situations relating to the Volkswagen Golf here, particularly what our experts have to say about them.
What's the resale value of a Volkswagen Golf and a Toyota Corolla?
A Volkswagen Golf that is already one year old will already have done a big chunk of its depreciating. The Corolla, on the other hand, will – like all brand-new cars – dump value like crazy. That said, both cars have a fair way to go in depreciation terms. Keeping them for just a year won’t help there, either, as you’ll effectively be maximising the amount you lose.
The trade regards the Corolla (as a Toyota) very highly and, as such, resale values tend to be better than a lot of cars. The VW Golf, meanwhile, still suffers from the stigma of the reliability problems many owners experienced and can be a little more difficult to unload without resorting to selling it to a wholesaler who will make you really understand what depreciation means.
Volkswagen Golf 2019: Should I buy an Alltrack?
It all depends on where you get your information from, John. Like you, I’ve certainly read reports that the Alltrack franchise is being put to rest in North America in favour of SUVs, but a quick chat with VW Australia revealed that the concept still has legs out here. Perhaps the confusion is over the USA market axing of the cars, while the Alltracks sold here are generally sourced from the German VW factory. In any case, you can expect to see Alltracks in VW showrooms for the foreseeable future.
The big question is whether they’ll be available with a diesel engine. My VW insider “hopes so” but recent reports that all VW passenger cars will be petrol powered puts that into doubt, even if the Alltrack models are classed by some sections of the trade as light-commercials. Even if the Alltrack concept survives with a diesel engine option, count on there being a petrol-powered variant available as well.
In any case, the notion of the Alltrack becoming a depreciation victim here because the USA stops selling them is not going to be a reality.
Volkswagen Golf 2019: Does it need a 'Supplemental Service'?
Volkswagen dealers will recommend this extra service (usually at the six-month mark) for any vehicle that operates in what’s termed `extreme’ conditions. Those conditions can include high ambient temperatures, dusty conditions and even short, stop-start running. But it’s only a recommendation and not having it done shouldn’t affect your warranty or service record.
Generally, it amounts to a change of fluids and an upload of any software changes (the latter you’re entitled to for free under warranty at your next scheduled service anyhow). A lot of owners reckon this is a money grab, while others think that a year between oil changes on a high-performance engine like the Golf R’s turbocharged unit is too long in the first place. In the end, it’s up to you to check the owner’s manual and decide for yourself whether the way you drive falls into the extreme category.
What's a good car for a mid-life crisis?
There’s clearly no point in talking sense to you, your head is in a complete muddle. You want a fix for your mid-life crisis, yet you talk about resale value, warranty, fixed-price servicing and boring stuff like that. You need to think about what it is you want from your “sporty-ish” car, do you want a performance car that will be thrilling to drive, or are you a park-and-poser and just want to look good when you stop at the café for a latte. The VW Golf GTi is a thrill-a-minute hot hatch; you like the i30N, and both would be good buys. Buy the Lux if you decide on the i30N. You could also think about a BMW M3, or an older Porsche Boxster. I wouldn’t suggest a Commodore SS or a Falcon XR6T ute, they’re a bit boring.
Volkswagen Golf 2019 Colours
- Pure White
- Atlantic Blue
- Cranberry Red
- Indium Grey
- Tungsten Silver
- Deep Black Pearl
- Tornado Red
- Lapiz Blue