Volkswagen Golf 6 Hatchback 2008

This generation of Volkswagen Golf 6 3 door version has been produced from November, 2008 to January, 2012. We can provide information about 12 modifications of this generation. The car has been produced with front wheel drive (11 versions) and all four wheel (4x4) drive (1 version).

This Volkswagen (VW) is available with four petrol engines with displacement from 1.4 to 1.6 litres and power of from 80 to 160 horsepower un two diesel engines with displacement 2.0 litres and power of from 110 to 140 horsepower.
The car is available with both manual (7 versions), as well as automatic (5 versions) gearbox.

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Volkswagen Golf 6 hatchback average fuel consumption in combined cycle for petrol engine is from 6 to 7.1 litres per 100km, whereas for diesel engine - from 4.9 to 5.5 litres per 100km. The most economical Volkswagen Golf petrol engine version is Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI, consuming 6 litres per 100km. While the most economical Volkswagen Golf diesel - Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI for 100 kilometers consumes 4.9 liters of diesel.

Volkswagen Golf 6 hatchback CO2 emissions for petrol engine are from 138 to 166 grams per kilometer, whereas for diesel engine - from 128 to 145 grams per kilometer. From Volkswagen Golf with petrol engines the lowest CO2 emissions has Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI which produces an average of 138 grams of CO2 per kilometer. In turn, from the Volkswagen Golf diesels least CO2 distributes Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI - 128 grams per km.

The best acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h - 8 seconds has Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI version, conversely the tardiest one is Volkswagen Golf 1.4 16V reaching this speed only in 13.9 seconds.

Lenght of Volkswagen Golf is 420 cm, it is medium size car. For comparison - Volkswagen Golf is about 2 cm longer than Toyota Corolla hatchback, but 5 cm shorter than Opel Astra hatchback. Volkswagen Golf gross weight is from 1750 to 2000 kg (depending on modification), this car is about 14 percent heavier than the average for this age and class of vehicles.

This Volkswagen (VW) is slightly expensive - it can be purchased (in Latvia) for around 5500 $. According to user reviews, average Volkswagen Golf repair costs are 280 $ per year. Users calculated Volkswagen Golf cost of ownership for this generation, got average 2500 € cost per year and 0.19 € cost per one kilometer. Fuel costs were estimated at around 48%, while repair and maintenance costs - around 22% from total. We have an excellent car cost calculator, calculate ownership costs of Volkswagen Golf for your situation and driving habits here! Below you will find more detailed information about Volkswagen Golf prices and costs.

In user reviews Volkswagen Golf received average grade 8.7 (from 10) - better than average rate for same years cars (8.2). All authors of reviews would recommend Volkswagen Golf to the friend.

Volkswagen Golf modifications

Modification Engine Power Consumption Gearbox Drive type
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 16V Nov 2008 — Jan 2012 1.4 Petrol 80 HP 6.4 l/100km Manual (5 gears) Front wheel drive (FWD)
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI Nov 2008 — Jan 2012 1.4 Petrol 122 HP 6.2 l/100km Manual (6 gears) Front wheel drive (FWD)
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI Nov 2008 — Jan 2012 1.4 Petrol 122 HP 6 l/100km Automatic (7 gears) Front wheel drive (FWD)
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI Nov 2008 — Jan 2012 1.4 Petrol 160 HP 6.3 l/100km Manual (6 gears) Front wheel drive (FWD)
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI Nov 2008 — Jan 2012 1.4 Petrol 160 HP 6 l/100km Automatic (7 gears) Front wheel drive (FWD)
Volkswagen Golf 1.6 Nov 2008 — Jan 2012 1.6 Petrol 102 HP 7.1 l/100km Manual (5 gears) Front wheel drive (FWD)
Volkswagen Golf 1.6 Nov 2008 — Jan 2012 1.6 Petrol 102 HP 6.7 l/100km Automatic (7 gears) Front wheel drive (FWD)
Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI Nov 2008 — Jan 2012 2.0 Diesel 110 HP 4.9 l/100km Manual (6 gears) Front wheel drive (FWD)
Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI Nov 2008 — Jan 2012 2.0 Diesel 110 HP 5.3 l/100km Automatic (6 gears) Front wheel drive (FWD)
Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI Nov 2008 — Jan 2012 2.0 Diesel 140 HP 4.9 l/100km Manual (6 gears) Front wheel drive (FWD)
Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI Nov 2008 — Jan 2012 2.0 Diesel 140 HP 5.4 l/100km Automatic (6 gears) Front wheel drive (FWD)
Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI 4Motion Nov 2008 — Jan 2012 2.0 Diesel 140 HP 5.5 l/100km Manual (6 gears) All wheel drive (AWD, 4x4)

Volkswagen Golf safety

During safety testing Volkswagen Golf has obtained 5 stars from five, which means very high safety level.
Adults (driver and passenger) safety of Volkswagen Golf is evaluated with five stars, children safety - with four stars, and for pedestrian protection Volkswagen Golf got three stars.

Volkswagen Golf prices

Volkswagen Golf 2008 - 2012 hatchback price in Latvia is from 3300 $ to 8000 $.
Comparing to analogical vehicles Volkswagen Golf price is very high - Volkswagen Golf is approximately for 31 percents more expensive then average hatchbacks of this age (compare hatchbacks 2008 - 2012 prices). Volkswagen Golf high price can be explained by its quality above average (see below), therefore this Volkswagen (VW) could be reasonable purchase in long term perspective.

YearLowestAverageHighestAvailability
Volkswagen Golf 2011 price 3900 $ 5500 $ 8000 $
Volkswagen Golf 2010 price 4900 $ 6000 $ 7000 $
Volkswagen Golf 2009 price 5000 $ 6000 $ 7000 $
Volkswagen Golf 2008 price 3300 $ 4200 $ 5500 $

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Volkswagen Golf reliability and quality

According to yearly reports of German vehicle inspection service (TÜV) Volkswagen Golf quality is good. In the roadworthiness tests carried out in 2022, defects were detected in an average of 16.6 percent of Volkswagen Golf of this generation.

Volkswagen Golf reliability and quality
Most reliable used over 15 years old cars
Most reliable over 15 years old hatchbacks

Volkswagen Golf 6 hatchback features (options)

Percentage of Volkswagen Golf with corresponding feature (option)

Conditioning
72%
Climate control
64%
Metallic paint
64%
Adjustable steering wheel
58%
Rain sensor
39%
Cruise control
35%
Rear parking sensors
27%
Front parking sensors
24%
Heated seats
24%
Tire pressure control
19%
Dimming mirrors
15%
Navigation
11%

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Volkswagen Golf reviews

Total 103 Volkswagen Golf owner reviews

Volkswagen Golf 2011 Hatchback Petrol 1.4 litres, Manual gearbox
Purchase year:2015 (age of car 4 years) Owned for:10`000 kilometers (1 year)
Average fuel consumption: 6.5 litres per 100km (60% urban driving)
Total car rating:
9/10
Review - positive and negative sides
   male, age 58
Volkswagen Golf 2008 Estate car/wagon Petrol 1.4 litres, Manual gearbox
Purchase year:2012 (age of car 4 years) Owned for:90`000 kilometers (9 years)
Average fuel consumption: 6.5 litres per 100km (80% urban driving)
Total cost of repairs: 1110 $ (~ 123 $ per year)
Total car rating:
9/10
Review - positive and negative sides
   male, age 18
Volkswagen Golf 2009 Hatchback Diesel 2.0 litres, Automatic gearbox
Purchase year:2017 (age of car 8 years) Owned for:3`000 kilometers (0 years)
Average fuel consumption: 5.1 litres per 100km (60% urban driving)
Total car rating:
8/10
Review - positive and negative sides
   male, age 30
Volkswagen Golf 2010 Hatchback Petrol 1.6 litres, Manual gearbox
Purchase year:2014 (age of car 4 years) Owned for:30`000 kilometers (2 years)
Average fuel consumption: 6.0 litres per 100km (60% urban driving)
Total cost of repairs: 1998 $ (~ 999 $ per year)
Total car rating:
7/10
Review - positive and negative sides
   female, age 29
Volkswagen Golf 2011 Estate car/wagon Diesel 1.6 litres, Manual gearbox
Purchase year:2015 (age of car 4 years) Owned for:40`000 kilometers (1 year)
Average fuel consumption: 5.0 litres per 100km (60% urban driving)
Total car rating:
8/10
Review - positive and negative sides
 
Volkswagen Golf 2010 Hatchback Petrol 1.4 litres, Manual gearbox
Purchase year:2010 (age of car 0 years) Owned for:196`000 kilometers (6 years)
Average fuel consumption: 6.0 litres per 100km (20% urban driving)
Total cost of repairs: 3552 $ (~ 592 $ per year)
Total car rating:
7/10
Review - positive and negative sides
   female, age 37
Volkswagen Golf 2008 Estate car/wagon Diesel 1.9 litres, Manual gearbox
Purchase year:2013 (age of car 5 years) Owned for:50`000 kilometers (3 years)
Average fuel consumption: 5.5 litres per 100km (60% urban driving)
Total car rating:
10/10
Review - positive and negative sides
   female, age 53
Volkswagen Golf 2008 Estate car/wagon Diesel 1.9 litres, Manual gearbox
Purchase year:2013 (age of car 5 years) Owned for:80`000 kilometers (4 years)
Average fuel consumption: 5.0 litres per 100km (50% urban driving)
Total cost of repairs: 865.8 $ (~ 216 $ per year)
Total car rating:
8/10
Review - positive and negative sides
   male, age 46
Volkswagen Golf 2010 Estate car/wagon Diesel 2.0 litres, Manual gearbox
Purchase year:2013 (age of car 3 years) Owned for:200`000 kilometers (7 years)
Average fuel consumption: 5.0 litres per 100km (60% urban driving)
Total cost of repairs: 355.2 $ (~ 50 $ per year)
Total car rating:
9/10
Review - positive and negative sides
   male, age 45
Volkswagen Golf 2011 Hatchback Diesel 1.9 litres, Manual gearbox
Purchase year:2011 (age of car 0 years) Owned for:4 years
Average fuel consumption: 5.0 litres per 100km (60% urban driving)
Total cost of repairs: 139.86 $ (~ 34 $ per year)
Total car rating:
10/10
Review - positive and negative sides
   male, age 58
Volkswagen Golf 2008 Estate car/wagon Diesel 2.0 litres, Manual gearbox
Purchase year:2012 (age of car 4 years) Owned for:64`000 kilometers (4 years)
Average fuel consumption: 5.1 litres per 100km (30% urban driving)
Total cost of repairs: 26.64 $ (~ 6 $ per year)
Total car rating:
10/10
   male, age 56
Volkswagen Golf 2012 Hatchback Petrol 1.4 litres, Manual gearbox
Purchase year:2012 (age of car 0 years) Owned for:255`000 kilometers (8 years)
Average fuel consumption: 7.8 litres per 100km (80% urban driving)
Total cost of repairs: 610.5 $ (~ 76 $ per year)
Total car rating:
7/10
   male, age 64
Volkswagen Golf 2009 Estate car/wagon Diesel 1.9 litres, Manual gearbox
Purchase year:2009 (age of car 0 years) Owned for:14`000 kilometers (0 years)
Average fuel consumption: 5.5 litres per 100km (50% urban driving)
Total cost of repairs: 5.55 $
Total car rating:
8/10
   male, age 70
Volkswagen Golf 2010 Hatchback Petrol 1.4 litres, Automatic gearbox
Purchase year:2016 (age of car 6 years) Owned for:40`000 kilometers (3 years)
Average fuel consumption: 5.3 litres per 100km (90% urban driving)
Total cost of repairs: 666 $ (~ 222 $ per year)
Total car rating:
10/10
   male, age 48
Volkswagen Golf 2009 Hatchback Diesel 2.0 litres, Manual gearbox
Purchase year:2014 (age of car 5 years) Owned for:190`000 kilometers (6 years)
Average fuel consumption: 3.9 litres per 100km (50% urban driving)
Total cost of repairs: 2963.7 $ (~ 493 $ per year)
Total car rating:
10/10
   male, age 36
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