2008 Volkswagen Golf V Variant 1.4 TSI 140bhp
Great little car with room to spare
Turbo sometimes refuses to start, car's top speed sometimes does not exceed 100 km/h. Lift the throttle, wait until the kompressor dies and it goes like the fireware.
This car is quite good, much better than the Golf IV. It feels sturdy, steering is a little heavy as is shifting gears.
Steering is pretty precise, you can pinpoint exactly where to go.
There is a slight turbo-lag where the turbo takes over from the compressor. Nothing serious but if the engine is cold you can feel it.
Seats are somewhat small in the shoulders.
Surprisingly much space in the backseats.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 12th January, 2009
I bought a GT TSI 140hp in Oct 08. Had few problems such as squeak when accelerating, not the turbo supposedly. And driver's seat broke within few weeks..
So far it is quite nice to drive, is the 170hp version all that much faster?
One year later. Oh, how this has changed!
The car has been in for service 6 times now in order to fix the motor management. There's a huge turbo lag now and the car feels as if it doesn't like sprinting anymore.
In the end, the car seats are a deal breaker. Sold the damn thing!