This late Mk6 generation Golf is a good option for someone who needs a well made all-rounder. Though it’s just the “base” version, it offers a smooth and powerful inline five cylinder engine, a premium interior (esp. with the Convenience Package, as equipped here), as well as great road manners. The only change I’d make to this one is upgrading the steel wheels to something lighter and perhaps slightly larger, which should sharpen up the handling.
These cars were usually bought as daily drivers, so it’s rare to find one with such low miles and in such excellent shape.
Offered on craigslist HERE by a private seller in the San Diego area for $11,500, which is on the high end of reasonable. Anything under $11k would be well bought.