2023 Author: Eric Donovan | [email protected]. Last modified: 2023-05-21 15:44
The new Golf VI ensures movement in the generation of its predecessor. Thanks to its high quality, the Golf V is now becoming increasingly popular.
There is an unwritten rule in the car market: when a successful model is replaced by a successor, the dealers' sales points fill up with used vehicles from the previous generation shortly afterwards. Because a new model is always an incentive to buy for owners of the now “old” car. The replacement of the VW Golf is currently causing movement in the used market. The previous fifth generation is still regarded by experts as a very good car, which also does quite well in the ADAC breakdown statistics.
Good driving behavior
The Golf has made a name for itself with its high quality in the course of its construction. The possible defects registered by the automobile club from Munich therefore mainly affect the former Golf IV. Up until the year of construction 2003 there were malfunctions in the engine management, even electric window lifters did not always work as they should, and defective ignition coils were registered. For the Golf V, on the other hand, gasoline engines built up to 2004 and diesel engines up to 2005 were criticized for high oil consumption.
The Golf V followed the Golf IV, which appeared in 1997, in the summer of 2003. Since then, new engine variants have always been added. There were also additional body variants in addition to the conventional compact model. The Golf Plus appeared in 2005, followed by the Cross Golf and the Variant station wagon in 2007. According to ADAC, the advantages of the Golf V include good handling and good workmanship in addition to the decent amount of space.
Versatile engine program
The engine range of the Golf V is versatile. On the petrol engine side, a unit with 55 kW / 75 PS is the entry-level unit, with numerous power levels going up to 184 kW / 250 PS in the rare Golf R32 4Motion. The diesels also start at 55 kW / 75 PS, the top here being 125 kW / 170 PS.
According to the Schwacke list, used prices for a fifth generation Golf start at around 7750 euros - there is a Golf 1.4 Trendline with a petrol engine from 2003. However, the diesel versions are particularly popular: around 9800 euros will be for a Golf 2.0 SDI Comfortline due in 2004, a Golf 1.9 TDI Individual from 2007 costs around 19,100 euros. (dpa / tmn)