Selling your classic car? It's FREE to list your car on Honest John Classics | No thanks

Volkswagen Golf - First car, 08 Golf Advice?

Hi, seen this is a well respected and used forum so thought to seek some advice on here. I am in the market for a Golf DSG ideally no more than £4000 and I've come across the following. My initial worry was that it had 4 previous owners but let me know what you guys think.

2008 1.9 TDI Match Volkswagen Golf 5dr DSG with 87,000 miles. £3500.

Has full service history but only up to 78,000 miles. 4 previous owners

The car has never failed an MOT though so I think that says its in good condition?

Dealer said he'd service it and MOT it obviously before but is it too risky with 4 previous owners and that lack of servicing from 78k to 87k or is it still worth it? Tried to get more info about those previous owners from the guy but he said he couldn't give out any even though different dealers in the past often tell me?

If it helps, besides 2 minor stone chips on the bonnet, the bodywork and interior is pretty much spotless from the photos. Also I've been told this is a high price but I'm not sure if this is because it is an automatic and some are unaware of the average higher prices (little to no DSG mk5 golfs under £3000) or if car prices are just relatively high atm? All in all, what are your overall thoughts on the car, the price, condition etc?

Asked on 7 July 2021 by ahfae

Tags: used cars service history buying a used car mot test mot

1 answer

SLO76    on 18 September 2021

Don’t touch it. VW DSG automated manual twin clutch transmissions are notoriously fragile especially older examples like this and the Golf of this vintage was never a very robust car. Buy something else instead.

Add a comment

Related questions
After much thought, I picked out a 2009 Honda Jazz 1.4 manual with 62,000 miles on the clock for £4000 from a local dealer. I don't currently have a car so it's been difficult to locate a decent car for...
I bought a 10 year old BMW 3 Series cabriolet from a private seller two days ago. It had 74,000 miles on it and nearly full service history (missed 1 in 2013). I drove it for two days with an intermittent...
I'm looking at a car with a private registration number. I tried to check the MoT history, but it only goes back to when the private plate was added (two years ago). How can I find out what the original...
My 1975 MGB GT has been off the road since at least 2006. Having renewed and rebuilt the brakes and suspension, does it need an MoT before driving on the road?

Compare classic car insurance quotes and buy online. A friendly service offering access to a range of policies and benefits.

Get a quote