Volkswagen Golf Review from Greece

2007 Volkswagen Golf GT Sport 1.4 TSI

Year of manufacture2007
First year of ownership2007
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission 1.4 TSI Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance14000 kilometres
Previous carFord Focus

Summary:

Pleasure to own

Faults:

There has been nothing wrong with the car thus far.

General Comments:

This car is quick. I have the 140bhp version, which can outperform a wide range of other cars, not only in acceleration, but in round corners going as well.

The space is more than good, and the car is very comfortable for long trips.

The fuel consumption depends highly upon your driving. If you step on the accelerator, you really go, but the car uses up a lot of petrol.

The brakes are something to be proud about.

The sound insulation of the car is exemplary, although the tires (Michelin) tend to send too much noise back at the cabin.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 14th April, 2008

22nd Apr 2008, 05:49

I have the Jetta 2008, same engine 1,4TSI 140bhp. Absolutely wonderful engine, it thrashes any car with the same rated power, and it has just humiliated a vw Bora with the 150bhp TDI engine... The sound is excellent as well, I just love the mixture between the compressor wining and the turbo whistle, especially when the by-pass valve opens every time you release the throttle. There is still some turbo lag that prevents you from balancing the car nicely through a bend with the throttle, but the overall result is great anyway.

The car itself sticks to the road, build quality is as always very good with VW's, the only complaint is the left foot rest... It is 2cm too close, I cannot understand how this major design flaw was left to reach the series production car... Anyway, I have to admit that even if I had realised it during the drive test I would have still bought the car because it is so nicely engineered, and there is absolutely nothing on the market to have an engine that comes even close to this...

My car has 5000km now, I am planning an oil change, I would have to be mad and stupid to listen to them and wait until 15000km...

Average review marks: 9.0 / 10, based on 1 review