The interior is well equipped and good to look at. Equipment isn't really that generous for a £20K car. Not in the way that it handles, but I find it can be reluctant to cruise along on the motorway at say 80mph without a definite pressure on the throttle, and this reflects in the fuel economy. The document also has example claim forms for repears. Yes Review Date: 22nd January, 2012 Faults: Middle-lower console light bulbs. Probably due to the way the previous owner drove it. Although the audio system boasts eight speakers, it doesn't sound particularly flash, with most music being acceptable but very flat.
Makes an already strong performer stronger. There's premium audio, climate control and all the trimmings. Will buy again for another car. Luxo features like the soft and squeezable dashboard, damped overhead grab-handles, slowly dimming interior lights and a lined glovebox are still present in the current Golf. Beautifully made interior, great sound system, just all-round excellence. The paint code is normally located in the back compartment panel in the trunk.
Discussion threads can be closed at any time at our discretion. The corrosion may be found on this edge anywhere around the hood. Buttons for controlling the audio system's volume and the optional Bluetooth phone system are housed on the steering wheel's left spoke. Not much to complain about at all a really impressive package and something you could live with for years and be happy with, especially as you drive past the servo again and again. After all, when you have only got a turbo, it relies on the exhaust pressure to force more air into the cylinders. The Good The engine — small, sporty and smart. Also sounds amazingly good for a diesel, especially under heavy throttle, with a real growl from the exhaust.
The impression is somewhat ruined by the hard, cheap-feeling plastic — some of which feature sharp mould lines — around the lower dashboard and centre console areas. We've listed all relevant models here. The car handles like it's on rails, which surprised me for a front wheel drive car, and surprises a lot of other cars on the road at how quick it accelerates. Here's what our customers are saying about our Touch Up Paint: Mark S, owner of a 2007 Volkswagen Golf Excellent Paint Match, excellent products, I'm happy with the results. Yes Review Date: 16th August, 2009 Very happy so far. Also, as mentioned in my review, the particulate filter is a real pain if you only drive short distances. With rear seats dropped, it has a cavernous loading area and I have been truly amazed how much I can fit in, compared to other hatchbacks I have owned.
Our review car was a supremely comfortable on-road habitat. The fun factor is slightly ruined by the steering which, while accurate, provides little clue as to what the front wheels are doing. Yes Review Date: 2nd January, 2019 Faults: Air-con failure, common on MkV Golfs, fixed under warranty. That's a lot to pay for lighting, but if you regularly traipse across this island nation it's a worthwhile investment. Corrosion, Front Fenders, at Upper Wheel Opening U.
The only downside to the ownership experience was service time, watching the wallet empty. The performance really is awesome, especially from, say, 30mph onwards, where it will keep up with almost anything. Model year 2008 Year of manufacture 2007 First year of ownership 2018 Most recent year of ownership 2019 Engine and transmission 1. A hoot to drive, when you're keen. I especially like the way the center grab handles feel like they are made from girders, the whole car has a very solid feeling to it. Sharp steering, slightly void of feel, but very nice to use.
Yes Review Date: 10th November, 2009 Faults: Needed full set of tyres almost as soon as I bought it, at a cost of £500 for 22545R17. This is courtesy of the fact that the Twincharger engine comes with both a supercharger and a turbocharger; an unusual arrangement as engines usually only feature either a turbocharger or a supercharger. What we saw elsewhere showed different from the pictures, and the wording on the description to us described a very much different condition than what we saw. It gets really good mileage, too, if you drive gently. Although there's an abundance of torque or pulling power from low in the rev range, which means that if you're feeling lazy you'll rarely be stuck in the wrong gear. It's turbocharged, but turbo lag is virtually non-existent, boost is silky, there's plenty of torque available almost immediately and torque steer has been all but eliminated. This powerplant features double overhead camshaft valve gear, 4 cylinder layout, and 4 valves per cylinder.
The high beam indicator may be flashing in the instrument cluster as well. It's also deceptively fast, we had to set the over-speed warning at an aggressively low level to keep ourselves from losing our licence. A hard wired internet connection is also recommended. Unfortunately we do not have access to the full versions. Here comes the clever bit. The supercharger, on the other hand, runs off the engine itself.
Very long gearing, but then it has the torque to cope with it, doesn't ever really feel like it is going to stop accelerating, even in 6th gear. Have some concerns about dealer service. Six-Speed Direct Shift Gearbox In stop-and-go traffic it's a smooth-shifting automatic transmission. The car wasn't idling with the air con turned on. The highway ride might be stiff for some, but anyone expecting this level of performance might find it downright comfortable.
Faults: Driver's side window got stuck and wouldn't go up; fixed with a bit of silicone spray. The document also informs how to service the issue. Subjectively I would say the car does feel very heavy. Rocker Panel - Front Fender ¿ Corrosion Corrosion on contact surfaces of the front fender to rocker panel side member. General Comments: Excellent car to drive. The carpets unfortunately seem to get wet at times; have yet to figure out where water is getting into the car. The document also informs how to service the issue.