US 2010 VW Golf prices


No more Rabbit. The new one is called the Golf, again…

The new 201 will start at $ 17 500 for the 2 door model. Add about $1500 for 2 more doors.
The Diesel version will start at $22 000. Which could get up to 42 MPG.

We’ll see.

Conversation 27 comments

  1. So that's $19k (or more) for a tiny 30-MPG 4dr. (for simplicity I'll stick with HWY MPG). Or I could have a larger Malibu for $21-22 and get 33 MPG. Or I could have a big sexy Chrysler 300 Touring for $27k and get 26 MPG (2.7 V6) and a huge trunk. Why in the world would I send 20 grand to Germany– just to be jamed into a tiny ugly VW econo-box that only gets 30 MPG???

  2. Why in the world would I send 20 grand to Germany– just to be jamed into a tiny ugly VW econo-box that only gets 30 MPG???

    Because the Golf isn't a Malibu or 300. I'd be ashamed to say I owned a Chevy or Chrysler.

  3. Why would pay anyone $22K for a small hatchback with still lower MPG than any Hybrid? $4500 for little bit better MPG on Highway?!

    I'm sure we'll see a lot more diesel commercials how great they are (since they don't have a Hybrid model yet).

  4. "I'd be ashamed to say I owned a Chevy or Chrysler." GET REAL. I suppose you'd buy a Toyota Previa "Deathtrap" before getting a 5-star Dodge Caravan 4.0. Not all cars with the same brand name are identical. EVERY company has had their lemons; Toyota T100 or 1st gen Prius; the VW Beetle that Ralph Nader so totally condemed; or Ford's Edsel. And EVERY company has had a few successes: Viper, Superbird, Vette, Shelby GT500 or Shirocco (shiracco?). Tell me Mr. Name Brand Ninny; is the simplicity of ignorance as blissful as they say??

  5. Tell me Mr. Name Brand Ninny; is the simplicity of ignorance as blissful as they say??

    So far, yes. Thank you for asking.

    I like the new Golf, and I'm glad they went back to the Euro name here in the States.

    Saving my dollars for a new Golf. They drive so sweetly.

  6. Id rather have a Japanese brand. Sure they may not be perfect but they way more reliable and least they are easier and way cheaper to repair if things go wrong.
    VW repairs will drain your bank account and your wallet worse than the current recession.

  7. UGH I don't care about any of this crap. Vince, you gotta get them to bring the freakin' Scirocco here. You can do it!

  8. Forget VW, trust me.

    My 2007 GTI was the biggest mistake that I have ever made in my life. Out of the two years that I owned it it was in the shop for over 90 days.

    My best friend has had nearly the same luck with a 2008 Jetta 2.5.

    Check Consumer Reports, check JD Power. Both have done extensive reliability surveying and I should have listened to them.

    "Anonymous said…
    So that's $19k (or more) for a tiny 30-MPG 4dr. (for simplicity I'll stick with HWY MPG). Or I could have a larger Malibu for $21-22 and get 33 MPG. Or I could have a big sexy Chrysler 300 Touring for $27k and get 26 MPG (2.7 V6) and a huge trunk. Why in the world would I send 20 grand to Germany– just to be jamed into a tiny ugly VW econo-box that only gets 30 MPG???

    August 23, 2009 3:16 PM"

    What a moronic comment.

    That VW, while insanely unreliable, will undoubtedly have an interior worlds ahead of both of those vehicles you mentioned.

    Chrysler is trash, why the hell would you ever want a 300. By the way, that 300 you want is basically an old Mercedes E class. There is nothing sexy about the 300.

    GM = Government Motors.

    Chrysler = Will fail in less than 3 years.

  9. My last car was an '07 GTI. I loved it. The build quality was superb and came standard with alot of items other makes charged extra for. I can't speak to much for the reliability as I turned it in with 30k miles on it. But in that time frame I had zero problems.
    Pros: The build quality and materials used were just a notch or two lower than what you would expect in an Audi, so I was very impressed compared to other cars I looked at in this class. The 2.0FSI engine was incredibly strong and had a large power band. The styling was very appealing to me.
    The back seat was surprisingly large for what you would expect looking at the outside, and I had the 2-door model. Once you folded the seats down there was plenty of cargo space.
    Cons: It was rather expensive for the size of the vehicle and also i would have like to see more horsepower to. Front wheel drive is a huge blow. This car needs to take a que from the Corrado and be rear wheel drive to truly be incredible. Space was obviously an issue in a car this size and there are some hurltes to overcome when it's time to buy bulky items. The car was very solid but in my opinion needed to be lightened a bit.

    Overall I would say I had a good experience. I would like to see how reliablity comes into play on it once you get above 100k 150k+ miles which is where its durability and reliablity truly start to be tested.

    P.S. I'd get a Chrysler 300, but I'm not a "gangsta" with 22" rims and at no point have I ever been confused about the fact that it's the Folex of cars. Good job chrysler on making a knock off Rolls Royce. I wonder what demographic they were trageting there… Hmmm?

  10. Of the five friends I have who own Golfs or Jettas, none have had one problem with their cars. They range in years from 2001 to 2008. Mileage on the oldest one is around 74k. Regular maintenance has been pricey but only when taken to the dealership. The last Jetta my friend bought in 2008 is the Wolfsburg edition and she paid $20k for it. Leather, sunroof, aluminum wheels, great stereo, and automatic included. Nothing has been wrong with it since purchase, and she drives cars hard.

    Like some others here have said, the quality of the interior is very good on most VWs. In my experience and travels, it seems to me that smaller cars are more premium cars in Europe since most people drive them. The Euro Focus is a much nicer car than the U.S. version.

  11. You could great Pruis II for about the same price as VW Golf TDI, i would rather have the pruis than the TDI.

  12. "Anonymous said…
    Of the five friends I have who own Golfs or Jettas, none have had one problem with their cars. They range in years from 2001 to 2008. Mileage on the oldest one is around 74k. Regular maintenance has been pricey but only when taken to the dealership. The last Jetta my friend bought in 2008 is the Wolfsburg edition and she paid $20k for it. Leather, sunroof, aluminum wheels, great stereo, and automatic included. Nothing has been wrong with it since purchase, and she drives cars hard.

    August 24, 2009 9:24 AM"

    I have direct experience with a 2006 Jetta and I call BS.

    My sister's 2003 Passat was BOUGHT BACK by VW because of issues that couldn't be resolved in less than 40,000 miles of ownership. Bought back = lemoned. A lemon = junk.

    VW can take every single car they produce and stick them where the sun doesn't shine. I thought my sisters car was a one off issue but I ignored her problems and friends/magazines advice and bought a VW too. What a mistake that was, I had a little over 45,000 miles on my Jetta when I sold it. The check engine light was constantly on, had two window regulators failed, transmission was replaced within the first six months of ownership, oil consumption issues, numerous electrical issues INCLUDING leaving myself, my wife, and my 3 month old son stranded in the middle of winter. I sold the car and learned that VWs resale value sucks because people don't trust their long term reliability, I wonder WHY!!?!?

    VW of America was of no help to me and they only bought my sisters car back after legal action was threatened.

    The Jetta has been replaced with a 2007 Hyundai Santa Fe AWD Limited and I haven't had a SINGLE issue with it after 60K. My wife is still driving our old '99 Accord that she refuses to get rid of after 140,000 miles.

  13. They would have to pay me $17,500 to drive one of those shitty Golfs. I had a German-built (I made a point to avoid the Mexican or Brazilian-built models) 2001 Golf a few years ago and it was an oil guzzling rattle-pig. The airbag electronics failed 4 different times.

  14. I did see a huge number of VWs on the road in China recently. What intrigued was the Polo. They were all over the place. bring a diesel Polo here for say 16k and I would get one over the Fit.

  15. these cars are unreliable, i would rather risk my money on a crap Korean car . and that would be a risk, but less so than vw….yuk! very poor quality interiors too.

  16. Zakk: the VW Corrado was not rear wheel drive, but front wheel drive.
    and as much as i'd love to get a new Golf 5-dr to replace the Kia Sportage next year, i can't ignore CR and others' reliability information. too bad. cool car.

  17. "…. I have direct experience with a 2006 Jetta and I call BS. "

    You're laying it on way too thick with too many examples, so I just don't believe you. I've had two VWs and been very lucky with them. They've been of comparable quality to the Japanese and domestic cars I've owned. Much more enjoyable to drive.

    "very poor quality interiors too."
    Unterandferak, you don't know what the f-ck you're talking about. VW interiors is the only non luxury brand with what are ranked as "tier 1".

    As for the Golf/Rabbit name, I think it's stupid to keep flip-flopping around with the name.

  18. I own a 2001 GTI and why I had a good share of problems the car is solid when it comes to engine and transmission (knock on wood). However, the little things ruined it for me and I swear that I was in the shop every other month during warranty period. As much as I love the Golf, this must be my last one for a while until I hear different. Also, my wifes Audi started to be a POS after 100k. New control arms every year and all the other things that failed. I really wanted that car up to 150k but I doubt I will get that far.
    I learned my lesson and bought a Rav4 for my wife since the Audi is more in the garage than on the road. One problem in 3 years!!! Great car for the money too (V6). My time will come soon to buy another car but it won't be german this time. Maybe the Acura TSX or another Toyota with little to zero problems.

  19. Wow, a lot of bad experiences and I believe every single one of them.

    One of my co-workers has a tiguan or whatever you call it and he has had quite a few problems with it already.

  20. 182000 miles on a 2004 Jetta TDI, hasn't let me down yet. Body still looks new with winter driving in Canadian climate. More than I can say for the countless Ford products (bodies rot out after 5 years of driving) or Chrysler products that self destruct with 65000 miles on them (Intrepid 2.7L) I have owned in the past. The Prius is a great car for those who live in the city… Just don't drive one in the twistys… Or try towing a trailer with a small boat to the cottage.
    To each his own.

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