Product Type: Volkswagen cars
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VW Golf MK5
Member Name: clarebear1974
VW Golf MK5
Advantages: Good fuel economy and comfortable ride
Disadvantages: struggling for one personally!
I bought this car 2 years ago, as a 2nd hand car. It is a 1.6 TDI model. I bought this as I was getting back pains from my old car (mini). This is such a comfortable ride, even on long journeys.
I have 2 young children and have easily fitted child seats in the back. Although they are on boosters now we did use full seats initially (again with no space problems)
The car I have has a number of extras such as auto wipers, heated mirrors and dimmer rear view mirror (which is my favorite when driving in Winter)
I have encountered a couple of problems with the car (but it is a few years old now) but one thing to watch is the wipers (front and rear) will not work if the bonnet or boot are not fully down.
Its OK on fuel consumption - I get about 35MPG but given that I mostly do motorway driving I had hoped for better.
From a family perspective Its a great family car. The boot space it plentiful (even when I had a buggy and a weeks shopping)
Summary: Great family car.