Any experience with VW Golf? Looking to buy 2019 Comfortline Golf

Hi - looking to purchase my first car! Currently in the market for a 2019 Golf (Comfortline edition). EOFY sale is on - going for $29,990 drive away with 5 years warranty.

Has anyone bought one recently? Really keen to find out how much you guys think is an acceptable amount to push for when negotiating on a new car.

Also would you take a demo with < 5000k's if it saved you $2k?

How are these cars generally on petrol and are they reasonable to maintain?

Thanks so much!

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  • +60 votes

    So much for Best Luxury Car

  • +1 vote

    I bought it last year with the 1.99% finance deal. I paid $33,500 for fully loaded brand new MY18.5 silver comfortline with 5 yr warranty. I think I paid around $1k for 5 year extended warranty but now it's included in the price.

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    Also would you take a demo with < 5000k's if it saved you $2k?

    No - for me, that's not a big enough difference between new and used (yes, demo is used). You could prob negotiate some or all of that $2k off the new car or negotiate a lower driveaway price on the demo.

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      Yep sorry I meant 2k after the negotiated value of the used.

      • +1 vote

        Then I would pay the extra $2k to get brand new. (Given the difference you've said is "final", Im pretty confident you could still negotiate more off the demo - if that's what you want).

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        yeah i'd prob just pay the extra 2k to get a new one…how long has it been a demo for - because if it's like 5 months does that eat into the 5 year warrantry?
        also ppl rev engines etc in demo cars, i guess unless if you plan to sell it in 2-3 years id just go with a new one,…if you're going for a demo just buy a compeltely second hand car with 20k on it for much cheaper, at least you still have the warrantry

        e.g. https://www.carsales.com.au/cars/details/Volkswagen-Golf-201...

        • +1 vote

          because if it's like 5 months does that eat into the 5 year warrantry?

          Yes it does. It's a used car.

          also ppl rev engines etc in demo cars

          The reason to never buy a demo.

          • +1 vote

            @lostn:

            Yes it does. It's a used car.

            No, it doesn't. ACCC changed that about 2yrs ago from memory. Manufacturer's warranty starts from delivery, assuming it is a genuine demo (ie you're the first owner in the book), and the car hasn't been on-sold to the dealer.

            also ppl rev engines etc in demo cars

            Lol there's always a salesperson in the car and most people drive cautiously as they're not used to the new car.

            And I'm yet to see a salesperson hoon around in something like a standard Golf.

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      Family member got a discount on a demo VW Tiguan with ~50kms on the clock a few years ago. They made a few visits to the dealership over a period of a few months (always with a apprehensive attitude).
      They got offered a different demo every time they went (must have been selling them) always with more kms, then the final visit VW offered the ~50kms demo in the specific colour they wanted and they bought it on the spot.
      Discount was around $3k if I remember correctly, and it seemed as if they were so desperate to make a sale, they pulled a demo out of nowhere.
      Apparently they had to drive it down from another dealership far far away, and that basically must of made up for 20km of the 50kms on odometer.

      Note: They also sold their previous vehicle in private sale for $7-$8K so they were happy with the outcome.

      • +1 vote

        lucky you! it sounds like they just gave you a new car, without admitting it was a new car! haha

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          Yes I think that was the case.

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          I think in this case being fussy pays off, the colour can be an important factor for people.
          And in said family members case they must have chosen an ‘unpopular’ colour.
          So the other demo’s were passable no matter the discount.
          Once realising this dealer most likely pulled one out of the hat and said ‘here a demo model in your colour’.

      • +4 votes

        I think your definition of "far far away," 20km, and mine differ by a fair margin.

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          It may have been further, my memory is very poor. I just remember odometer was definitely under 100.

          Also it seems further when others drive off on the spot, and you are told to wait a week or so until the car gets to the dealership.

        • +2 votes

          Lying in a hospital bed and having to reach 1.5 m for a cup of tea is “far, far away”. Walking 2 km to buy a Coke is “far, far away”. Driving 200 km to buy an OzBargain car battery is “far, far away”. Flying to the other side of Australia for a Tinder date is “far, far away”.

          Not sure what I’m trying to say here.

          • +1 vote

            @Ozpit: A long time ago in a galaxy…

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            @Ozpit: Depends on the reward.

            Flying to the other side of Australia for a Tinder date is “far, far away”.

            If you get laid, the distance wouldn't matter.

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              @RSmith: You also might get stabbed, but YMMV

              Anyhow, how is 200km to buy a ozB battery a long way? I bet half of us would at least consider it… 'Is there someone near there I can visit…'

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                @resisting the urge: Tread carefully. You are getting very close to: drive 200km to get a free pair of Mickey Mouse oven mittens.

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                @resisting the urge: Shoulda said 200km there, and 200km back. 400km of fuel and the good part of a day to save what… let’s say $80? Some would do it, I guess.

                “Far, far away” is a state of mind, and one that is not always equal among OzBs; and some being far more unequal than others.

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                  @Ozpit: Distance is just another relative term.

                  And don't forget that our passage through the time-space continuum can sometimes be bent in your favour by interstellar objects on their own interplanetary journeys

                  But of course, once you have the math calculated, don't forget to consider other fqactors such as whether there are relatives you need to visit, or relatives you really need to avoid

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        It may be worth mentioning it was base model, front parking sensors as only option. With floor mats thrown in for free (they always comply with this one 100% success rate).

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      Agreed. $2k is not enough is it has over 1000KM on it.

  • +4 votes

    I just got a My19 highline with leather and sunroof on the 1.99% finance deal for 34K DA. Bloody good car very impressed and the interior looks up market compared to its competitors.

  • +1 vote

    We use this as company car (mk7 golf comfortline).

    It's been reliable. One of them had the typical dry clutch problems but replaced under warranty.

    Prefer the Corolla for linear power delivery and brakes. The Golf has a bit more too end power (or at least the feel of).

    Nice fit and finish on the Golf considering the budget price tag. Real world fuel economy not far from advertised.

  • +4 votes

    Comment above you must mean ‘low-end’ power.

  • +1 vote

    OP: considered a Skoda?

  • +1 vote

    Why would you buy a Golf now? Mk8 is due next year, and the current model isn't in run-out yet.

    • +2 votes

      I wish I didn't need a car now.

      • +6 votes

        Every other C segment car on the market from Corolla, Mazda3, i30 to Focus got a recent update. Shop there first, even if you don't think those badges are 'luxurious' enough.

        It's the worst time to buy a Golf because it'll be outclassed by Mk8 in a year, but not cheap enough without run-out sales.

  • +5 votes

    I got a comfortline last month, negotiated to $28,600 inc. metallic paint and black slimline plates. They had a 2018 demo with ~4k on the clock for $25.6k; for the extra $3k a new car and new model is a no brainer.

    Car is amazing though, quite fuel efficient and has the grunt. Can't fault anything with it.

  • +3 votes

    Have a mechanical workshop in Sydney and can say they don't last for ever.
    But in saying that I bought a golf R last year ex demo. Saved $10k off list price ($5k off the deals at the time) with 5 year warranty.
    Have owned many new and used cars over the years, and this is hands down the best car I have ever had.

    If you don't plan on keeping it for 10+ years go for it.

  • +7 votes

    My brother has a golf. It's always having issues. lel

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    How do you go from wanting a luxury car to buying a vw golf?! 😕

    • +4 votes

      Budget was 30k upwards…this is 30k

      As for luxury - I think I used the wrong term. Just wanted different options - didn't really know what I was after.

      • +2 votes

        Yes I think you used the wrong term.
        Volkswagen is considered the Toyota of Germany.
        Also ‘Volkswagen’ roughly translates to ‘People’s car’.

        • +3 votes

          Thanks marge

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          Also ‘Volkswagen’ roughly translates to ‘People’s car’.

          And it will be rather interesting to explain "who" coin that term.
          Hint: he was Austrian, dark hair, ex-army, politician, died in 1945 in Berlin, Germany.

          But I digress…
          Going back to your Volkswagen: Golf is no longer the best and first, the new (2019) Polo is about same size, cheaper and more modern.
          The new Polo is now the former Golf.

          My "guess" is that the good old Golf will evolve to the eGolf or a fully fully electric Golf. One version of such sold in the UK since yonks.

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            @LFO: Yes new Polo is same dimensions as Golf 7, except length & wheelbase +20cm for Golf. Most likely this all translates to more rear-legroom which is quite important I think.
            So although size is similar, I think Polo still translates to a ‘City car’, and Golf is still having its ‘small-car’ designation. I’m sure this is intended by VW when designing new Polo.

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            @LFO: 'died in 1945 in Berlin, Germany'
            …or did he?

        • +1 vote

          genau

  • +2 votes

    Very fuel efficient. But don't expect reliability even with routine maintenance.

    • +3 votes

      Not sure about your definition of reliability.
      It is a very good car.

      Not a truck, it is to be treated as a city car. Not a truck. Not a high performance. Not a van.

      • +4 votes

        Is it abnormal to expect a city car to not develop an engine leak, and transmission problems within the first 3 years of ownership? That's what happened to my gold despite being serviced on time regularly. It is a very good car indeed when it works.

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          Mk7 MY16 Golf Owner here: Car is 3.5 Years old, has done 35k's.
          No issues except for a loose clip on a plastic interior panel on the B-Pillar when we bought the car- fixed under warranty. No mechanical issues.
          800km easily achievable on a tank of fuel. I've gotten up to over 900km on one tank doing a long drive down a freeway.

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            @Buckshot: Engines are crazy efficient. They are way a head of Japanese manufacturers in that department. Low displacement turbo charged engines with direct injection - everyone thought they were mad. Honda didn't even have direct injection until a few years ago.

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              @mornando: True that.. one of the few cars where the advertised Fuel consumption sticker is accurate!

            • +2 votes

              @mornando: Disagree.

              The 1.4T on the Audi A1 used to run 9l/100k, city driving. S3's 2.0T sits at 9.5-10.5l/100k. 3.0t diesel on the Q7 @ 15l/100km.

              My current Mazda 2.0l skyactiv average from 6-6.8l/100km city driving. First car ever that is able to achieve what's on the sticker, or occasionally better than claimed.

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                @googleyahoo69: Those are terrible numbers. I achieved 6l/100km on my 1.4T. My corolla of the same year averages 7.2/100km in the same conditions.

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                  @mornando: City bumper to bumper.

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                  @mornando:

                  Those are terrible numbers. I achieved 6l/100km on my 1.4T. My corolla of the same year averages 7.2/100km in the same conditions.

                  You gotta also take into account the different cost of the two fuels used. 95 or 98 costs significantly more than 91, so while your L/100K might be higher, is the dollars per litre amount actually better?

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                    @lostn: Dollars per litre not better. But it's more efficient, has a bigger fuel tank as well and requires less trips to the petrol station. Feels like the fuel gauge indicator stays full longer on a golf.

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                      @mornando: I don't go when it's empty. When I go depends on the pricing of the fuel, not how much I have left in the tank. So while I may still have another 1/3 of a tank left, if I wait till it depletes, the price might have gone up.

                      Having more mileage rarely results in fewer trips to the petrol station for me. The only time is when the price is not down low enough yet, but I'm near empty. If I had more fuel economy I could afford to wait longer. But it cuts both ways.

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              @mornando: many "kraut" engineers gone to Korea so before roaring up the far away import take a test drive in a Korean. Try a diesel for bottom end grunt…

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                @payless69: Don't do enough KMs to justify a diesel car. Also, what would you call a Korean engineer? "Chi"? Lol

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                  @mornando: to give you an example: Peter Schreyer engineer that afterwards did School of Arts in London. He designed the Audi TT and many many more German cars who made the VW very profitable. Hyundai / Kia poached him and made a killing since. Peter has retired now so they poached the next one.

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          Is it abnormal to expect a city car to not develop an engine leak

          Depends how that engine is treated.
          I am thinking of flooring the engine, every cold freezing morning, without hesitation, without the right high temperature.
          I am thinking of constant short little trips, again cold engine with cold oil.
          I am thinking of mistreating the engine quite a lot. Or very very bad luck.

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        @LFO: yet that is exactly how it will be treated…

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      Family memeber had an older model (diesel). Done approx. 300K before it got sold for scraps.

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