Volkswagen Golf 1976-2006 - 2018 Market Review

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Volkswagen Golf 1976-2006

Volkswagen Golf 1976-2006 - 2018 Market Review
Volkswagen Golf

The original VW Golf rewrote the rules for small car design and over six million were sold.

However Australia just didn’t like them and finding an excellent car in our market is difficult. VW tried again in 1989 with a Cabrio and half-baked GTI but they didn’t spark interest either. Not until the 21st Century did Aussies embrace the turbo-engined GTI and ferocious R32.

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Buyers will find plenty of both at attractive prices. The cars to watch for future growth are the ones that weren’t officially sold here; original-shape GTI two-doors that in mint condition on the European market cost A$30,000 and more.

Golf 1976-84 $3520 [4]

Golf Cabrio 1990-96 $3425 [7]

Golf VR6 $5720 [7]

Golf GTI 1995-03 $5695 [22]

Golf GTI 2004-06 $10,240 [26]

Golf R32 2004-06 $17,350 [13]

[*] = number of recorded sales

(Note: concours & special cars may demand more.)

Numbers from our 2018 Euro & Brit Car Value Guide.


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