Volkswagen Golf

 volkswagen golf

GOLF DIESEL HATCHBACK - 1.6 TDI S 5dr



MANUFACTURER PRICE

£21220

BEST PRICE

£18,249 

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By Jonathan Crouch


Make
Derivative
Fuel
Total Price
GOLF DIESEL HATCHBACK
1.6 TDI S 5dr
DIESEL
£18,249.20
GOLF ESTATE
1.0 TSI 115 S 5dr
PETROL
£18,330.90
GOLF DIESEL ESTATE
1.6 TDI S 5dr
DIESEL
£19,281.20
GOLF ELECTRIC HATCHBACK
99kW e-Golf 35kWh 5dr Auto
ELECTRIC
£26,131.10
GOLF HATCHBACK
1.4 TSI GTE 5dr DSG
X
£26,939.50
GOLF HATCHBACK
2.0 TSI 245 GTI Performance 5dr DSG
PETROL
£27,618.90
GOLF HATCHBACK
1.4 TSI GTE Advance 5dr DSG
X
£28,487.50
GOLF HATCHBACK
2.0 TSI 300 R 5dr 4MOTION DSG
PETROL
£30,065.60
GOLF ESTATE
2.0 TSI 300 R 5dr 4MOTION DSG
PETROL
£31,097.60
GOLF HATCHBACK
2.0 TSI 290 GTI TCR 5dr DSG
PETROL
£31,342.70

Introduction

Volkswagen's Golf is the family hatchback against which all others are judged. The seventh generation version became cleverer and classier than ever before, particularly in the improved 2017-2019-era guise we're going to look at here from a used car buyer's perspective. If you're shopping in this segment for a family hatch made in this period, you might be asking yourself why you should buy one. But perhaps the more pertinent question is whether there's really any reason why you shouldn't.

Models

4dr Saloon/ 5dr Estate (1.4 TSI, 1.4 TSI GTE Plug-in, 1.5 TSI, 2.0 TSI, 1.6 TDI, 2.0 TDI, 2.0BiTDI)

ABOUT THE CAR

Take a look at the standard options on this car and the technical specifications
Emissions - ICE
CO2 (g/km)
106
CO2 (g/km)
109
Standard Euro Emissions
EURO 6
Noise Level dB(A)
72
Engine and Drive Train
Engine Code
DDYA
Cylinders
4
Cylinder Layout
IN-LINE
Number of Valves
16
Camshaft
DOHC
Fuel Delivery
COMMON RAIL
Catalytic Convertor
True
Engine Layout
FRONT TRANSVERSE
Transmission
MANUAL
Gears
5 SPEED
CC
1598
Fuel Consumption - ICE
EC Directive 1999/100/EC Applies
True
EC Urban (mpg)
61.4
EC Urban (mpg)
60.1
EC Extra Urban (mpg)
74.3
EC Extra Urban (mpg)
72.4
EC Extra Urban (mpg)
72.4
EC Combined (mpg)
68.9
EC Combined (mpg)
67.3
WLTP - MPG - Comb - Min
57.6
WLTP - MPG - Comb - Min
56.5
WLTP - MPG - Comb - Max
54.3
WLTP - MPG - Comb - Max
54.3
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Min
4.9
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Min
5
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Max
5.2
General
Generation Mark
7
Safety Concerns?
False
Special Edition
False
Special Order
False
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 07
15E
Service Interval Mileage
10000
Service Interval Frequency - Months
24
Timing Belt Interval Mileage
75000
Timing Belt Interval Frequency - Months
60
NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %
94
NCAP Child Occupant Protection %
89
NCAP Pedestrian Protection %
65
NCAP Safety Assist %
71
NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 09
5
Badge Power
115
Badge Engine CC
1.6
Vehicle Homologation Class
M1
AdBlue
True
Coin Series
S
Coin Description
TDI
Standard manufacturers warranty - Years
3
Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage
60000
Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years
3
Man Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years
12
Performance
Engine Power - KW
85
Engine Power - RPM
3250
Engine Torque - LBS.FT
184
Engine Torque - NM
250
Engine Torque - RPM
1500
0 to 62 mph (secs)
10.2
Top Speed
123
Engine Power - BHP
115
Engine Power - PS
True
0 to 60 mph (secs)
False
Engine Torque - MKG
25.5
Test Cycles
Emissions Test Cycle
NEDC Correlated
Emissions Test Cycle
Second Act
Tyres
Alloys?
False
Space Saver?
True
Tyre Size Front
195/65 R15
Tyre Size Rear
195/65 R15
Tyre Size Spare
SPACE SAVER
Wheel Type
15" STEEL
Vehicle Dimensions
Width (including mirrors)
2027
Height
1492
Length
4258
Width
1799
Wheelbase
2620
Weight and Capacities
Minimum Kerbweight
1226
Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)
50
Gross Vehicle Weight
1800
Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)
380
No. of Seats
5
Max. Towing Weight - Braked
1500
Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked
650
Max. Loading Weight
574
Max. Roof Load
75
Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)
1270
Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb
10.9
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History

Back in the Seventies, the original Golf saved its brand from bankruptcy. This revised version of the seventh generation model didn't face a task quite on that scale, but it did arrive at a post-'dieselgate' period when Volkswagen as a manufacturer urgently needed a period of solid product continuity. Loyal buyers needed to be reassured by strengthened brand values. Conquest customers needed convincing that paying a premium to own a Volkswagen was still worth doing. Quite a task. But then this was a Golf, a car that by 2017 was in its fifth decade of a production run that had previously generated over 33 million sales. When it comes to family hatchbacks, it was, we're told, 'the definitive article'. It needed to be, for by 2017, the family hatchback market was in an era when the marque needed to step up its game. Volkswagen's in-house Skoda and SEAT brands were offering Golf technology for less, the South Korean competition was improving and more familiar mainstream family hatch rivals were adding premium quality and technology that, in the words of their marketeers, made them 'more Golf-like'. In response, Volkswagen launched this car at the end of 2016, still recognisably a seventh generation Golf - but perhaps not as you might know it. There was a dazzling array of optional infotainment, with top-end technology buyers could even operate by gesture control. If specified correctly, a post-2017-era Golf could drive itself in traffic jams and take over completely if the driver was ever incapacitated. Plus there was also a fresh 1.5-litre TSI Evo petrol engine, a new 7-speed DSG auto gearbox and more power for the performance models. Along with subtle changes to cabin quality and exterior styling that took the look and feel of this Volkswagen even further up-market. In short, it was claimed that this car had been thorough rejuvenated. It sold until the all-new MK8 Golf was launched in late 2019.

What You Get

It's a Golf. You don't need us to tell you that. This is one of those cars that almost everyone recognises. What's less likely is that your friends and neighbours will pick up on the fact that you've bought into the revised post-2017-era version of this seventh generation model. The changes that distinguish this improved design were, after all, extremely subtle - intentionally so, to preserve the residual values of the previous version. The design of this car has been painstakingly evolved over more than forty years and for the 2017 model year, Volkswagen had no intention of dramatically changing it. If you're familiar with the original version of this MK7 model, you won't find the interior to be very different - which is a very good thing indeed because that design set fresh ergonomic standards in this segment that in 2017, many rivals were still struggling to match. To further underline this model's superiority in this regard, Volkswagen added new trim panels in the centre console and the doors and smartened the upholstery, but what you're more likely to notice is the bigger centre-dash infotainment screen. Previously, you only got an 8-inch monitor as large as this one if you pushed the boat out with one of the costly premium navigation packages. From 2017 onwards though, a display of this size was fitted as standard across the range, upgraded in some models to the 'Discover Navigation' system that's fitted to plusher variants and was optional lower down the range. What about back seat space? Well those of you already familiar with the MK7 Golf will know that this seventh generation model grew quite significantly in size over its predecessor, with benefits across the rear bench in both head and legroom. As a result, this Golf's back seat remained one of the more spacious rear seat areas in the segment. And the boot? Well the 380-litre space provided here is 64-litres more than you get in a rival Ford Focus, but this Golf's capacity is still significantly down on what you'd find in segment rivals from this era like Skoda's Octavia, Honda's Civic, Toyota's Auris and Peugeot's 308. Freeing up more cargo capacity is easier to do than it would be in a rival Focus from this era where you've got the faff of having to pull up the rear seat cushion before you can push forward the rear seatbacks. Here, you just push the 60:40-split backrests forward and they fold almost completely flat, creating a cargo area that's 1,270-litres in size.
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