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Volkswagen Golf Hatchback 2.0 TDI Bluemotion Tech SE 5d DSG (2013/13)

Volkswagen Golf Hatchback 2.0 TDI Bluemotion Tech SE 5d DSG (2013/13) - Owner Review

The adoptive cruise control is great & works well with DSG auto. The electronic auto hold works well & avoids holding car on brake at junctions. Took a while to learn how to brake into auto hold and not initiate start/stop.
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Review submitted by
David Orr on

Volkswagen Golf Hatchback (13-20)

Summary

4 out of 5

What does this car say about you?
That I like understated excellence in a competent car that is a great all rounder.

What do your friends / family / neighbours think of the car?
Like smooth ride & quiet drive.

Would you buy this car again and why?
Yes but would like VW to put the petrol 150tsi ACT into the SE/Match trim to avoid costly GT trim & firm ride on GT.

What are you likely to buy next?
Another Golf or perhaps a Honda FR-V if ride good.

Buying experience

3 out of 5

Type of dealer you bought from?
Franchised

Did you buy this car new?
Used

What price did you pay?
£17,100

When did you buy the car?
July 2014

Did you get a good deal and why?
Car was ex Avis 14 months old and 12K miles so £1,100 under book in weekend sale.

Is there any special reason why you bought this car?
Wanted a Mk 7 Golf &.my first auto after 43 years a driver.

What was the dealer like?
Friendly but car damaged by salesman just before pick up and fit of VW rear parking sensors a big problem as never got to work. Eventually VW fitted factory parts and worked then. Damage rectified well but took shine off getting a new to me car.

Driving it

5 out of 5

What's it like to drive?
Mk 7 Golf so simply brilliant. Quietest diesel ever owned.

What's it like to park?
Fine once familiar with DSG auto.

Living with it

4 out of 5

Have you had any problems with the car?
Not since rear parking sensors sorted.

What's most practical about your car?
The adoptive cruise control is great & works well with DSG auto. The electronic auto hold works well & avoids holding car on brake at junctions. Took a while to learn how to brake into auto hold and not initiate start/stop.

Favourite gadget, option or accessory?
Adaptive Cruise control. Knocking DSG auto into Sport mode for swift overtaking.

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