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Volkswagen Golf Hatchback 1.6 TDI SE Edition 5d (2013/13)

Volkswagen Golf Hatchback 1.6 TDI SE Edition 5d (2013/13) - Owner Review

It is very reliable, provides sufficient room for 4 Adults, and is economical.

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Review submitted by
Kevin Haskins on

Volkswagen Golf Hatchback (13-20)


5 out of 5

What does this car say about you?
Company car, driver where reliability with comfort and practicality are important.

What do your friends / family / neighbours think of the car?
A golf car is acceptable to everyone.

Would you buy this car again and why?
For business use I would buy this car again. For Private use where mileage is circa 10000 miles a year I would buy the Gti.

What are you likely to buy next?
At Company change would consider another Golf as well as Jaguar XE depending on reviews of Jaguar. Reliability and practicality more important than cost.

Buying experience

5 out of 5

Type of dealer you bought from?

Did you buy this car new?

What price did you pay?

When did you buy the car?
June 2013

Did you get a good deal and why?
Company car .

Is there any special reason why you bought this car?
Looking for a practical car for daily use which provided reasonable comfort, reliability, and performance.

What was the dealer like?
Dealer was excellent. Found the car I wanted from stock. All arranged and delivered within 3 weeks..Only negative was that the stock car had no extras.

Driving it

5 out of 5

What's it like to drive?
Comfortable and sure footed. Electronic brake provides hill support , and stop start applies the brake automatically when stopped. Motorway driving is very safe as the car is sure footed in all conditions and the car has sufficient torque for safe overtaking.

What's it like to park?
Very easy. The rear window shows you accurately where the car ends .The bonnet provides the same for the front.

Living with it

5 out of 5

Have you had any problems with the car?
I have done 31000 miles in 16 months. Car has been perfect. Though nothing has gone wrong I am disappointed by the air conditioning which is feeble in power when attempting to clear window screen of moisture in Mornings.

What's most practical about your car?
It is very reliable, provides sufficient room for 4 Adults, and is economical.

Favourite gadget, option or accessory?
Adaptive Cruise Control absolutely brilliant on long journeys. It is not a gadget but the electronic brake just makes driving in town very easy .

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