i have a 2009 2.0 TDI 140 hp Golf. I am going to buy some parts but it's hard to tell what MK it is. Where can I find info about that? It think it is a MK5, but some people say MK7 and others say 6, so yeah...

  • Many good parts suppliers use the vin to control which parts arecsuitable.
    – Solar Mike
    Dec 4, 2020 at 10:20
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    Not sure if it's the same in other countries, but in the Netherlands, vehicle information of a licence place it public information, so on the website of many autopart stores you can enter your licence number and the website will check if the part fits your make and model
    – user60481
    Dec 4, 2020 at 10:31
  • MK ? Not everyone know what MK means.
    – Alaska Man
    Dec 4, 2020 at 19:05

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The Volkswagen Golf Mk6 was produced from 2008 to 2013 in Europe and from 2009 to 2014 in the US. Your car is a 6th generation Golf.


As the Mk5 was still produced up to 2010 even after the introduction of the Mk6 in 2008 or 2009 dependant on your territory, the year alone is not enough to tell. Plus the car could be either late or early registered.

To be honest, the easiest way to know is to look at it compared to reference pictures.

The styling of the bodywork and front grills are distinct enough to tell the difference between a Mk5: Mk5 Volkswagen Golf

and a Mk6:

Mk6 Volkswagen Golf

It can't be Mk7 as that did not arrive until 2012.

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