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★★★★★

“Golf 2.3 V5 170 20v”

Written on: 07/09/2012

Very smooth,great power delivery and pleasant sound when accelerating. It's a bit thirsty but will typically do 30mpg at 80mph on motorway - urban around 26mpg - owned one since new - now 11 years old - has never let me down - is very reliable. Factory battery laster almost 10 years. Absolutely brilliant on long motorway drivers - and has superb acceletaion in 5th gear… Read Full Review

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“golf v5 170 bhp”

Written on: 16/12/2011 by johnnic (1 review written)

very dissapointed, everything seems to be going only80 on clock when bought, had top mount bushes,lambda sensor,discs,exhaust springs,drop links,abs sensors,belt tensoner, all this in only 2000 miles now key fob will not operate drivers door every fault says common fault on mk4 is that all parts then seems like it sick of it as fast as you sort one thing out something else goes oh and throttle body stripped and cleaned had a scooby turbo before only replaced plugs and leads in 2 years so much 4… Read Full Review

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Chill13's Response to johnnic's Review

Written on: 21/02/2014

I have had the same problem. At around 85k on the clock, the drive shaft went, throttle body which I had to replace, lambda sensors 1 and 2, back bushes, suspension arm, ball joints, water pump, cam belt, window broke. Then I have just entered details to we buy any car and they offered £715!!!! I've spent that in fixing it in the last few weeks... Gutted as I paid just over £5k a few years back..... When I first brought it though, I was amazed at the 5th gear acceleration. It's defo a motorway car, not cost effective for urban driving.

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Freddie624's reply to Chill13's Comment

Written on: 01/05/2014

Thanks I think you guys juust saved me a lot of money although the one I was loking at is low mileage.

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★★★★☆

“I have Volkswagen Golf MK4 V5 with a 150 horse power...”

Written on: 08/10/2010 by photoman (62 reviews written)

I have Volkswagen Golf MK4 V5 with a 150 horse power engine and automatic transmission.

The car runs excellent, the engine is very responsive, especially on high speeds.
Sound insulation is good, even on high speen and high revolutions it is cooperatively quiet inside the car.
The steering wheel has short ratio and a fast response, it is also quite informative.

Automatic transmission is good, gear ratios and working algorithm is okay, but it is much less reliable than the manual transmission… Read Full Review

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“this is the third golf i've had, and the best to date....”

Written on: 18/05/2010 by sirduncs (1 review written)

this is the third golf i've had, and the best to date. my requirements were simple - i needed a car which would enable me to fit children and dogs in, but wouldn't be drudgery for my daily commute. my previous mk 3 golf vr6 ticked those boxes, and when it was time to trade that in, i eyed up the volkswagen mk 4 golf VR5 as the logical upgrade.

the golf V5 i bought was by chance, really. it was in a local dealer and a good price (i ended up bargaining down to £2950), with low-ish miles (67k)… Read Full Review

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“I recently bought a Bora 1.8 T Bora, (good Deal) there...”

Written on: 02/02/2010

I recently bought a Bora 1.8 T Bora, (good Deal) there was virbrations on the cluth and slight noise from under the bonnet; thought that one of the teeth on clutch were broken but on closer inspection the sump guard was rubbing and vibrating, loose, (like a knocking noise), aswell as brakes fixed on when pressed hard, the smell is the same as burning clutch; (The garage i bought car from fitted new pads and disks, explains it)!. The engine, well I just had to turn the music up, they actually… Read Full Review

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“This is the 10 valve 150bhp model. Having driven both...”

Written on: 25/11/2009

This is the 10 valve 150bhp model. Having driven both the 1.8T and V5 these are the differences/benefits of each. The V5 benefits from improved smoothness on the road and pulls without complaint from virtually no revs. When pushed the revs climb effortlessly and progress is pleasantly rapid. Big plus of the V5 is how relaxing it is to drive, makes the drive home more pleasant. Performance wise the 1.8T is more urgent and fun to drive, however in a flat out race I doubt there would be a great… Read Full Review

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★★☆☆☆

“since buying this car ive had notting but problems with it”

Written on: 01/11/2009

since buying this car ive had notting but problems with it… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“The Volkswagen Golf 2.3 V5 truly is a unique car, It...”

Written on: 22/07/2009

The Volkswagen Golf 2.3 V5 truly is a unique car, It has lots of power, has a classy interior and most importantly of all is one hell of a car when it come to value for money and also when you are looking for something with performance and comfort. I bought my Golf V5 for £3700 and absolutely love it… Read Full Review

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“I recently bought my Volkswagen Golf 2.3 V5 170bhp...”

Written on: 21/04/2009

I recently bought my Volkswagen Golf 2.3 V5 170bhp almost by accident - I was looking for a nice Saab 9-3 but read a lot about the cracking bulkheads which put me off! At around the same time I came upon a black 2002 3 door V5 in pretty decent condition - after a test drive, I was smitten.

The car feels immediately comfortable, everything falling easily to hand - ergononics at its best. The materials chosen by VW are excellent - the plastics feel satisfying, and even after 85k miles, there are… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“A very good car . Benzene consumption is very good...”

Written on: 10/04/2009

A very good car . Benzene consumption is very good (500km when u make it full tank ) excellent acc. i get by this car 240km/hr. and i was feeling as i get 80km/hr. the stability is excellent Volkswagen Golf 2.3 V5 is a fantastic car… Read Full Review

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“Car is great. Since owned I just had to change clutch...”

Written on: 18/12/2008 by maskari gti (1 review written)

Car is great. Since owned I just had to change clutch kit twice from the hard drivng. Modifying? never ends in this car.
Awesome car… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“A smart looking car and respectable and gots lots of...”

Written on: 12/12/2008

A smart looking car and respectable and gots lots of credit. The v5 is the best of golfs, better than gti turbo, the car is like driving a elegant car with its leather seats and fat steering wheel, with a lovely engine the power makes the blood pump round your body with excitment, most cars will be left in your dust.
Perfect car solid got loads of features and added toys and power, go easy to consume petrol but motorway drives are relaxing and leather seats make it like sitting in your lounge… Read Full Review

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Golf Driver's Comment

Written on: 28/04/2009

i can not agree with the comments of this owner that this is the best of the Golfs, as I have owned a V5, GTi Turbo and a GT TDI. The turbo model is easily the best performance wise and the 150hp diesel is a very good car with economy as well. Although the 170hp V5 is a good car, it's no match for the turbo's handling and performance unfortunately. If you want a good reliable practical car with good performance, go for the GT TDi 150HP

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★★★★★

“This is a well built car, good easy drive, with the v5...”

Written on: 30/11/2008

This is a well built car, good easy drive, with the v5 engine 170 bhp she can pop along if you wish, I realy enjoy my v5 and I hope to keep it for a long time, my wife finds it very easy to drive and park, with the power steering, a very realiable car for the family or the single person… Read Full Review

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“I have the 170bhp VW Golf V5 auto tiptronic 2002 mk4...”

Written on: 26/10/2008 by Milkshaker (1 review written)

I have the 170bhp VW Golf V5 auto tiptronic 2002 mk4 model imported from Denmark with UK spec. I too have noticed vibration throughout the car as when the car is stationary and engine is running. It's a bit annoying but I can live with it. VW Slough were unable to explain - dissapointed in them. I had the car from brand new and the vibration used to be non-existant for the first 2 years or so. The vibration began to develop one autumn, and I think its slightly more pronounced during the winter… Read Full Review

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“I bought my VW Golf V5 with an after market stainless...”

Written on: 03/08/2008

I bought my VW Golf V5 with an after market stainless steel exhaust (Scorpion) and it sounds fantastic. It doesn't sound rediculous, like some boy racer, but mellow and purposeful, like a proper rally car - and that's because Scorpion know what they're doing when it comes to exhaust design. Get yourself a V5 - put a good exhaust on it - have some fun!… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“The 2.3 V5 Golf Mark IV is a very good car that could...”

Written on: 26/04/2008

The 2.3 V5 Golf Mark IV is a very good car that could be rare to find. It has a 150bhp 2.3 engine which has an interesting sound when revving up. it's easy to get to 190 km/h without being aware... very good acceleration. people think you have a normal golf, and you get out of their sight… Read Full Review

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“No long bought my VW Golf V5, 2001 model with 30000...”

Written on: 08/02/2008

No long bought my VW Golf V5, 2001 model with 30000 miles on the clock..lovely sound from engine when you go up the revs...love my car… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“My Volkswagen Golf 2.3 V5 really goes but doesn't run...”

Written on: 14/10/2006 by ninaribena (1 review written)

My Volkswagen Golf 2.3 V5 really goes but doesn't run away with you. Pretty much looks like a normal Golf but has some power under the bonnet! Love it!

Why don't they make them any more? I would like another one when the one I own gets old! I'll have to save up and get R32.

Beautiful car and you can have fun behind the wheel! It's great when you're next to someone at the traffic lights, that want to race you and think you just have a normal Golf! When you leave them standing, they wonder… Read Full Review

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“I bought my Volkswagen Golf 2.3 V5 from a car...”

Written on: 23/09/2005 by Roomzey (1 review written)

I bought my Volkswagen Golf 2.3 V5 from a car supermarket for a very respectable £8K. The car is well balanced and handles well. Its 170bhp makes it very responsive throughout the engine range and when you reach 6000rpm a personified throaty howl comes from the engine as it crys out for the next gear. Its 0-60 is around 8 secs with a top speed of of 140mph. The mid range of the engine from 3000rpm upwards responsed quite dramatically even in 5th gear. It out performs the Golf 2.0 GTI… Read Full Review

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“I brought my Volkswagen Golf 2.3 V5 in september 2004....”

Written on: 11/03/2005 by hpancholi (2 reviews written)

I brought my Volkswagen Golf 2.3 V5 in september 2004. I paid around 13k for it and its worth every penny. It's only a 2.3 petrol but its got 170BHP which is more than enough on british roads. It can get to 60 in about 7 secounds and I have done about 140 on the moterway.

I can get a full tank for about £45 and get 30mpg urban and about 250 motorway miles. You have got to get leathers in your golf as the seats warm up (great in winter). But the leather is appearing to have a few creases.

It's… Read Full Review

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