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Volkswagen Golf Pricing and Specs


Volkswagen Golf
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CarsGuide has published 113 expert reviews of the Volkswagen Golf. It has an average rating of 8 out of 10. Read all the reviews here.

The Volkswagen Golf is available from $39,190 to $77,490 for the 2024 range of models in Hatchback body types.

Often the bar-setting standard for the small car segment, Volkswagen's Golf can be had in enough variants to just about qualify as its own car brand. Beyond the front-wheel drive everyday cars there's also the GTI hot hatch, the all-wheel drive Golf R performance model, a cabriolet and a more rugged and practical Alltrack version. Available with choice of engines, transmissions and in a hatch or wagon body shape in some models, the Volkswagen Golf attempts to be all things to all people. And the accessible German does a pretty good job of it, too.

The 110TSI Life starts off at $39,190, while the range-topping, R 4Motion 20 Years is priced at $77,490.

This vehicle is also known as Volkswagen Rabbit, Volkswagen Caribe.

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Volkswagen Golf FAQs

What engine oil should I use in a 2014 Volkswagen Golf VII wagon?

The trade recommends a fully synthetic oil for either the diesel or petrol engines of the Golf Mk 7. The correct grade and specification is 5W30 which will give you maximum engine protection and performance.

The other engine-oil recommendation for this car is to not skimp on checking the oil level with the dipstick. These engines – in particular the 2.0-litre petrol unit – are designed to sip a little oil between changes, so don't be caught out with too little oil in the sump as that can cause catastrophic damage to the engine. The engine does this because it's a low-friction design, but the small amount of oil you'll use will be more than offset by the fuel savings engines designs like this can deliver.

Make it a habit to check the oil level every Saturday morning; it's a simple thing to do and something that we all once had to do in the old days when most engines burned a little oil.

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What is the ideal fuel type and tyre pressure for a Golf 118TSI Comfortline

Your recommended tyre pressures can vary a bit depending on what size wheel and tyre combination is fitted to your car. But broadly speaking, you should be looking at something like 30 or 32 psi front and rear as a good starting point. If you're moving heavy loads or driving at freeway speeds in mid-summer, a little more inflation pressure might be a good idea.

As for recommended fuel, the best advice would be to stop using ethanol-blended (E10) fuel right away. That's because there's a fair bit of confusion on the subject as it relates to Volkswagen models. The Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries tells us that all post-1986 VWs with fuel-injected engines are fine with E10. The NSW government website, however, says that E10 should not be used in VWs. Some VW owners have also been told by VW head office that E10 fuel is not suitable for their cars.

So it's confusing, but if in doubt, stick with the safe option which, for your car, would be non-ethanol fuel with an octane rating of 95 or more.

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Can you increase the tow-ball capacity of a car by uprating the rear springs or dampers?

No, the tow-ball capacity is determined by the manufacturer and is not affected by what rear suspension you have in the vehicle. Theoretically, upgrading the rear springs would mean the car would sag less when you put a load on the tow-bar, but that doesn’t alter the tow-bar’s ability to cope with extra weight.

Towing is an area where there’s a lot of misinformation doing the rounds. Make sure you know the limits dictated by the car’s manufacturer, the trailer’s manufacturer and the law.

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* Price is the median price of 20 listings for the Golf for sale in the last 6 months. The Price excludes costs such as stamp duty, other government charges and options.

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