Volkswagen Golf/Eos/Passat 1974-2009: Market Review 2019

By: Cliff Chambers

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Volkswagen Golf/Eos/Passat 1974-2009 market review

Later-model Volkswagens offer interesting and reasonably reliable transport with decent performance.

The R32 Golf and R36 Passat are proper performance cars that still offer practical family transport and can be found in decent shape below $15,000.

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The 2.8-litre Golf VR6 is a goer too but doesn’t rate with buyers who prefer to spend a bit more on the turbocharged GTi.

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For open air fun you can spend $5-10K on an early-1990s, retro-look Golf Cabriolet or go for the less roomy but more recent EOS.

Golf Cabriolet 1990-96 $4175 [9] 

Golf VR6 $4900 [4]

Golf GTI 1995-03 $4030 [6] 

Golf GTI 2004-08 $9780 [31]

Golf R32 2006-08 $15,065 [21] 

Eos 2007-09 $11,055 [23]

Passat R36 2008-09 $15,515 [11]

[*] = number of recorded sales

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

Numbers from our 2019 European & British Value Guide.


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