Volkswagen Golf Mk 5

At 2.30pm on Saturday 26th June 2004, my brand new Volkswagen Golf Mk 5 1.9 TDI SE (2005 model) arrived!

My 5 door hatchback has Anthracite interior trim and 2 optional extras: Shadow Blue metallic paint and Luxury Pack 1 which adds electrically foldable door mirrors & surrounding area lighting. Read more.


Visitor comments
Posted by arkus, Sun 23 Mar 2008 3:02 pm
Hi Stuart! Thought i'd say hi - I picked up my new (second-hand, but new to me) Golf GTTDI on Friday and wanted to say thanks for your tips and tricks page. My car didn't come with the instruction manual (the dealership is sending me one in the post) and so some of the tricks in there have satisfied my curiosity for the time being! Keep up the good work on the site!
Posted by hardmonkeys, Fri 26 Apr 2013 3:04 pm
love reading your mk5 golf page, i have a 05 golf gt tdi, and i love following your progress, it gives me a inkling on whats needed on mine soon lol

mine has 137600 miles on it
Posted by sebby, Sun 22 Mar 2015 8:09 pm
Absoulutely Brilliant keep up the good work, Ive just cleaned my EGR with carb cleaner and a toothbrush worked a treat
Posted by Sayonara, Mon 17 Jul 2017 8:59 am
Thanks a lot Stuart. It is reassuring to know what this car is capable of. I recently bought an ex-Japan, SA built 2005 1.6 SRI Golf with 68000km showing. It appears to be in very clean conditon and as soon as we started the test drive I knew I had to have it. It reminds me of the road feel I enjoyed in an Alfa 156 that I regretted selling. The servicing costs may dampen my enthusiasm so I am reading all the hints & guides I can find to enable me to do as much as possible myself. All the best in your motoring adventure.
Posted by private, Sat 2 Sep 2017 9:12 am
Thank you for so much comprehensive information on the Golf Mark V you have saved me hundreds of pounds with your How to Guides. Every problem I have had so far on my Golf you have covered brilliantly in your guides.

You're a true legend Mr Dalby please keep your site up.


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