The best-selling foreign model used, the Golf remains a safe bet in this 7th generation, particularly homogeneous and now affordable.
From 2012 to 2020, from € 8,500
Among the many generations of Golf, at the 8th second-hand sales places, the VII is an excellent choice. Restyled in 2017, it remains a… Golf, still offering the same remarkable homogeneity. By adopting the lighter MQB platform, its behavior has become more incisive, even if it does not offer the dynamism of a Peugeot 308. Son ergonomics and softness of its controls serve driving pleasure. Its quality of manufacture and finish, and its soundproofing, contribute to its comfort, even if its damping turns out to be a little firmer and faster below 120 hp (no multi-link rear axle). The rear habitability progresses, while its trunk (380 liters), very functional, passes to 605 liters on the SW station wagon. The 105 or 110 hp of its 1.2 TSi petrol and 1.6 TDi combine performance and sobriety while their enjoyment progresses further with the DSG7 robotic box.
Good reliability, in progress compared to the VI, despite the persistence of electronic problems, and on the TDi.
- All Engines : refusal to stop when the ignition is switched off (Kostal brand starter).
- 1.2 (et 1.4) TSi : loss of power (camshaft variator); overconsumption of oil.
- 1.6 TDi : engine warning light coming on (engine harness); preheating warning lights remaining on (diesel pump computer); oil filter or water cooler leaks.
- Gearboxes : noisy clutch pedal; DSG6: boxes replaced; DSG7: clutch noise, not serious.
Examples of announcements
1.2 TSi 105 BlueMotion Trendline 5 portes 2012 59 000 km 10 400 €
1.6 TDi 105 BlueMotion Trendline Business 2014 71 000 km 11 900 €
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