The secret of the popularity of VW Golf is its reliability, quality factor, as well as the high quality of assembly and finishing materials. Therefore, it is not surprising that a car with such parameters quickly won the minds and wallets of potential customers. So, for many years, from generation to generation Golf continued to be at the forefront. The Golf Variant wagon started almost at the border of the update, in 2007. In its dimensions, the car is close to cars of a class higher. Yes, and cargo capacity is not far behind - the maximum amount of luggage is a solid 1, 495 liters.
The Golf Variant wagon started almost at the border of the update, in 2007. In its dimensions, the car is close to cars of a class higher. Yes, and the cargo capacity is not far behind - the maximum trunk volume is a solid 1, 495 liters. Golf Variant wagon started almost at the border of renewal, in 2007. In its dimensions, the car is close to cars of a class higher. Yes, and cargo capacity is not far behind - the maximum amount of luggage is a solid 1, 495 l
By the number of offers in our secondary market, the three-door hatchback is slightly inferior to the five-door, which is more practical and versatile. In technical terms, including the range of engines and transmissions, both cars are completely identical. In terms of the number of offers in our secondary market, the three-door hatchback is slightly inferior to the five-door, which is more practical and versatile. In technical terms, including the range of engines and transmissions, both cars are completely identical
Golf V was produced in a wide range of bodies: 3- and 5-door hatchbacks, a sedan named after Jetta, wagon, as well as a hatchback with a high roof Golf Plus. The Russian market is dominated by cars that were previously sold with new ones. However, due to the extremely high popularity of the model in the world, they were also imported a lot from the USA, Canada and European countries even before the increase of customs duties. Nevertheless, from such a geographical diversity, preference should be given to dealer specimens.
The sedan appeared in 2005 and was initially focused on the American market, where it was traditionally called by its own name Jetta. Engines with a power of at least 102 hp were installed on the car, and the drive was only on the front wheels. The sedan appeared in 2005 and was initially oriented to the American market, where it was traditionally called Jetta by its own name. Engines with a power of at least 102 hp were installed on the machine, and the drive was only on the front wheels
Golf Plus is higher than the co-platform hatchback by 95 mm, which significantly increased its capacity. The machine differs from its donor in a modified interior with a different instrument panel. It also has expanded capabilities for transforming the passenger compartment - three separate Golf Plus seats in the back are 95 mm higher than the co-platform hatchback, which significantly increased its capacity. The machine differs from its donor in a modified interior with a different instrument panel. It also has expanded capabilities for transforming the interior - behind three separate seats
No matter where the car was brought from, its equipment will be quite generous. Moreover, despite the fact that the original equipment was, in general, Spartan. For example, the basic version - Trendline - of the Russian Golf V included ABS with brake force distribution along the axles, an electric power steering, audio training and frontal airbags (six from Europe), as well as an electric drive for the front windows and side mirrors with heating.
The standard equipment of the Golf V, including the Russian versions, was not at all generous. Even the Sportline’s maximum equipment option did not initially provide for the necessary equipment such as air conditioning and an audio system … Therefore, the first owners re-ordered this and other equipment, such as, for example, an “automatic machine” … Standard equipment Golf V, including Russian versions, was not at all generous. Even the Sportline’s maximum equipment option did not initially provide for the necessary equipment such as air conditioning and an audio system … Therefore, the first owners re-ordered this and other equipment, such as, for example, an “automatic machine” …
… leather interior … … leather interior …
The Comfortline version was complemented by 15-inch alloy wheels and cruise control. Inside - velor upholstery and more comfortable seats.
… air conditioning or climate control … … air conditioning or climate control …
… and a radio with a CD changer … and a radio with a CD changer
The Sportline option additionally included a flight computer, 16-inch alloy wheels, leather-wrapped steering wheel and gear lever, as well as front sports seats. But there are few empty cars on the market - the first owner, as a rule, paid extra for air conditioning or climate control, an audio system and other equipment.
For the VW Golf V offered a wide range of engines. These are 4-liter gasoline engines with a volume of 1.4 liters (75, 80 and 90 hp), 1.6 liters (102 and 115 hp) and 2.0 liters (150 hp), and also diesel with a volume of 1.9 liters (90 and 105 hp) and 2.0 liters (75 and 140 hp). In addition, gasoline 1.4- and 2-liter engines with direct injection and turbocharging of 170 and 200 hp were installed on the GT and GTI versions. respectively.
The engines of the FSI series are so highly efficient that in winter the stove performance is often not enough. The engines of the FSI series are so high that in winter the stove performance is often not enough.
Our dealers sold the Golf V with a slightly truncated line of powertrain: a 1.4-liter 80-horsepower, and turbodiesels - 1.9 liters (105 hp) and 2 liters (140 hp).
The most sought-after - gasoline 1.6 liter (102 hp). It is a priori reliable and durable. Of course, some problems with its electronic part arise - from our fuel lambda probes (2, 900 rubles), mass air flow sensors (3, 250 rubles) fail, and sometimes even a catalyst can order a long time (from 25, 000 rubles).). True, these malfunctions are not of a mass nature.
The 1.6-liter base engine will argue with reliability, although it is more expensive to operate due to its more complex design.
“Fours” with direct fuel injection of 1.6 liters (115 hp) and 2 liters (150 hp) are demanding on fuel quality. And engines with direct injection and turbocharging have not yet caused such problems. During their operation, it is recommended, before turning off the engine, to give it the opportunity to work a couple of minutes at idle in order to avoid overheating of the turbine bearings.
Economical turbodiesels are durable … while running on good fuel. Otherwise, the injection pump nozzles fail (25, 000 rubles). Caution should be taken to imported turbodiesel versions. The fact is that all European versions came with a particulate filter, complex in design, which, when clogged, “chokes” the motor. If his self-healing ability is lost, he will have to change. The replacement is serious - about 120, 000 rubles.
VW Golf V was equipped with mechanical 5- and 6-speed gearboxes. The latter were installed with motors from 105 hp and higher. Engines with a volume of more than 1.6 liters were available with a 6-band automatic transmission, and the DSG transmission with two clutch units operating in an oil bath was combined with turbodiesels and a 1.4 liter gasoline engine (140 hp). driving in traffic jams can twitch when changing from first gear to second, which is its design feature
Approximately one in five used cars on both MCPs wear bearings. As soon as you hear howls in the box, immediately rush to the service. The item is estimated at 2500–4800 rubles. Repair costs 17, 000–22, 000 for gray dealers, and for officials - about 30, 000 rubles. If you start the disease, then you definitely have to buy a new box.
In the hydromechanical “automatic machine” of Aisin, the valve block breaks down, which will be announced by the twitching of the car in motion. Repair will cost about 50, 000 rubles. A forced replacement of the torque converter will cost another 60, 000 rubles. In the DSG robot, oil changes every 60 thousand km. As the clutch pack wears out (16, 500 rubles), they need to be replaced - work 19, 000 rubles.
4Motion transmission (optional) with Haldex coupling installed in front of the rear gearbox is durable 4Motion transmission (option) with Haldex coupling mounted in front of the rear gearbox is durable
Chassis and body
The VW Golf V suspension is completely independent: MacPherson struts in front, a multi-link design in the rear, and both have anti-roll bars. There are practically no weak spots in it. Only stabilizer struts (from 1450 rubles) and rear silent blocks of front levers, which are quite inexpensive and change quickly and cheaply, are considered to be consumables.
The cost of the rear suspension depends entirely on the driving style.
On this generation Golf used the first independent rear suspension on wishbones For this generation Golf for the first time used the independent rear suspension on wishbones
The brake system works flawlessly. Front pads (an average of 2900 rubles.) Stably nursed 30 thousand km. And wheels (from 3000 rubles) honestly serve two or three replacement pads put by him. Rear pads (from 2200 rubles), as a rule, change every 50-60 thousand km, and disks - 100-120 thousand.
The steering rack on the Golf V is with electric power, and it cannot be repaired The steering rack on the Golf V is with electric power, and it cannot be repaired
In the steering mechanism, the rack is considered a consumable and non-repairable. In the event of knocks and backlash at official service stations, it is completely changed for 40, 000-50, 000 rubles.
The trunk on the Golf V opens with an emblem handle. An original solution, but in winter it often freezes. The trunk on the Golf V opens with an emblem handle. An original solution, but in winter it often freezes
Corrosion on this car was defeated in the third generation of the model. Therefore, even after a body repair using welding and subsequent painting, the dealer is highly resistant. True, the Golf V has one feature - on the outside of the driver’s door frame, water accumulated, which turned into ice in winter, and when the door slammed, its angle was jammed …
We check ourselves
It is no secret that the purchase of a used car is associated with a certain risk of running into a pig in a poke. Diagnostics on a proprietary or specialized service usually helps to avoid this. True, the examination takes a lot of time and, of course, money - for example, a full diagnosis from a dealer of a famous brand can reach 15, 000 rubles. In order not to just drive a car to a service station, some of its hidden defects, for example, body defects, can be identified independently.
To begin with, slowly inspect the car from all sides for hidden body damage. After all, the housing is one of the most expensive parts in the restoration of a car. The gaps between the panels should be uniform and preferably minimal - an exception may be domestic models, in which these sizes "walk" even on new machines. If you notice that some elements, for example, a wing or a door, differ in color from the rest, then this part has been repainted. Ask the seller for what purpose this was done. It’s okay if this was done in the event of a mild accident and qualitatively restored. Worse, when in a certain perspective in the light, the body element "plays with the waves." Then bargain for the amount of the upcoming repair or, in case of failure, look for another option …
- VW Golf V retains its superiority over competitor classmates in almost all disciplines, even being fairly used. And most importantly, in addition to excellent consumer and driving qualities, the car is characterized by high reliability and durability. However, everything in this life has to be paid. Buy cheap Golf V in good condition will not work. And if such an offer arrives, then this fact, on the contrary, should alert the potential client. After all, it is also popular with hijackers.
Sergey Fedorov, editor