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Volkswagen Golf Hatchback 1.6 TDI (110bhp) Match 5d DSG (2015/65)

Volkswagen Golf Hatchback 1.6 TDI (110bhp) Match 5d DSG (2015/65) - Owner Review

Decent sized boot, good load space with rear seats folded.
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Review submitted by
Martin Hunter on

Volkswagen Golf Hatchback (13-20)

Summary

4 out of 5

What does this car say about you?
I appreciate quality and don't mind paying a bit more for it.

What do your friends / family / neighbours think of the car?
On the whole they like it.

Would you buy this car again and why?
Not the exact model, probably a 1.4tsi GT.

What are you likely to buy next?
Either another golf or Audi A4 again.

Buying experience

5 out of 5

Type of dealer you bought from?
Franchised

Did you buy this car new?
New

What price did you pay?
£23,000

When did you buy the car?
September 2015

Did you get a good deal and why?
Deal was reasonable. Had some money knocked off and free metallic paint thrown in.

Is there any special reason why you bought this car?
Also liked German cars, moved over from an Audi S4.

What was the dealer like?
Relaxed and friendly.

Driving it

4 out of 5

What's it like to drive?
Good fun through corners. Brakes have lots of feel. The car has plenty of grip and the chassis is well balanced. The 1.6 engine pulls well from a standstill but loses performance at outside lane motorway speeds. Ride is on the firm side but generally comfortable and not too crashy. I personally prefer a firmer ride. DSG is brilliant, very smooth and quick to swap ratios.

What's it like to park?
Easy with park assist.

Living with it

4 out of 5

Have you had any problems with the car?
Infotainment can be temperamental in cold weather. City brake assist is stupid, pointless and dangerous, the car did an emergency stop for a carrier bag the other week. Adaptive cruise control is incredibly irritating.

What's most practical about your car?
Decent sized boot, good load space with rear seats folded.

Favourite gadget, option or accessory?
DSG gearbox, wouldn't go back to a manual now.

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