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Volkswagen Golf Estate 1.9 SE TDI (130ps) 5d (2002/52)

Volkswagen Golf Estate 1.9 SE TDI (130ps) 5d (2002/52) - Owner Review

Superb acceleration, even when towing a trailer tent, excellent luggage capacity and economy of fuel - I still do 60-64 mpg on long runs.
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Review submitted by
David Rands on

Volkswagen Golf Estate (99-05)

Summary

4 out of 5

What does this car say about you?
This car has a feeling & appearance of quality, with no unnecessary decoration fitting the Bauhaus pricipal! Elegant and restrained.

What do your friends / family / neighbours think of the car?
Some taller members have complained about the limited rear legroom.

Would you buy this car again and why?
Yes, because it's a thoroughly good car!

What are you likely to buy next?
Electric - for short journeys, as my driving is now reduced through age.

Buying experience

4 out of 5

Type of dealer you bought from?
Franchised

Did you buy this car new?
New

What price did you pay?
£16,407

When did you buy the car?
September 2002

Did you get a good deal and why?
A small discount, (about 5%) was all I could get.

Is there any special reason why you bought this car?
My previous Golf estate was 10 years old & the new model seemed a significant improvement.

What was the dealer like?
Friendly & helpful.

Driving it

4 out of 5

What's it like to drive?
Six gears mean rather frequent gear-change in built-up areas, but it is very comfortable to drive, and the diesel torque means that I can accelerate in 5th gear on a 10% incline.

What's it like to park?
Easy, but My towbar has caused damage to others!

Living with it

4 out of 5

Have you had any problems with the car?
Nothing significant, apart from two major collisions - one in France which was entirely the other driver's fault and one at home which was my fault.

What's most practical about your car?
Superb acceleration, even when towing a trailer tent, excellent luggage capacity and economy of fuel - I still do 60-64 mpg on long runs.

Favourite gadget, option or accessory?
Metallic beige (which looks like gold) finish which we chose as 2002 was the year of our golden wedding anniversary, and, of course the registration number was 52 The multi-function steering wheel.

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