Is a Volkswagen Golf a good first car?

I’m saving up to buy my first car, and the Volkswagen Golf caught my eye. Is it a good car for a first-time driver?

Melanie Johnson · Answered on Dec 05, 2022
Reviewed by Shannon Martin, Licensed Insurance Agent.
Congratulations on the upcoming car purchase! The Volkswagen Golf might be a great first car because it is easy to drive and reliable.
The Volkswagen Golf is a compact hatchback with front-wheel drive **. It debuted in 1974 and was discontinued in 2021. That said, there are many opportunities to purchase a used Golf. A 2021 Volkswagen Golf typically retails for approximately **$23,000, which is above average for its class, but you can find an older Golf for as little as $6,000.
The Volkswagen Golf earns brownie points for reliability and being relatively inexpensive to fix. RepairPal rates the Golf 3.5 out of 5, ranking it 12th out of 32 for all car brands based on cost, frequency, and severity of repairs.
Before you purchase your Volkswagen Golf, don’t forget to estimate your Volkswagen insurance costs.
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