Volkswagen Group has always made cars that are loved and honored by people. The latest being the Volkswagen Golf MK6, and its previous version was the Volkswagen Golf MK5. MK6 happens to be built upon the architecture of the Volkswagen Golf MK5.
Volkswagen Golf MK5 was first launched in the year 2003 October in the Auto Show held in Frankfurt. Like the previous versions of the car, the Volkswagen MK5 happens to be built upon the famous platform; the “PQ35” or the “Volkswagen Group A5”.
The Volkswagen Golf MK5 reached America only in 2006 with a different name “Rabbit”. During that time, the Volkswagen Rabbit turned out to be the cheapest car. This is one reason why you would find a used cars volkswagen golf at a very competitive price. If you lived in North America during that time, you might have even noticed the ads displaying this.
The team that designed the Volkswagen MK5 made a lot of changes in the transmission and engine section as such. The engine happens to have 4 cylinders and possesses Turbocharged Direct Injection system along with the new duse unit injector. The Volskwagen Golf generally have petrol based engine. The engine is of 2 liter capacity and also has Turbo Fuel Stratified Injection or FSI. The engine is able to deliver 280Nm torque and the transmission includes titronic, manual and automatic shifting with the help of DSG which stands for Direct Shift Gearbox.
Petrol Vs Diesel Engine
If you are keen on buying a used volkswagen golf mk5, then you can buy a diesel version too. 2005 onwards Volkswagen company made sure of the availability of the MK5 diesel version cars too. The choice was obviously between the TSI twin charger 1.4 liter capacity petrol engine vs the 2 liter TDI engine running on diesel.
If you are looking for Used cars volkswagen golf, then Volskwagen MK5 can be a good choice.