2010 Volkswagen Golf 1.2 TSI
You won't regret this tiny 1.2 TSI..
None so far, however I still consider the car new.
What a car... Great handling and great comfort, and such a sweet engine.
The engine is a gem, low displacement equals low taxes and road insurance in my country; the sound it makes is absolutely great (a very thick and torquey sound). The in-gear acceleration is something none would expect from an engine smaller than a 1.8 - once you're over 2000rpm you can easily overtake even in 4th gear. The economy is OK, I get about 5L/100km on open road if not pushed, and 6-7L depending on how much you love that sound.
Compared with the Opel Astra, it has a better roadholding and handling, better engines, better residuals and the same inside space, although it's a lot shorter and lighter than the Astra. However is not as comfortable, and it doesn't have the same value as the new Astra.
PS: MTM is preparing a 140hp M-Cantronic for this 1.2 engine. Can't wait :)
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 16th April, 2010
16th Apr 2010, 17:31
Nice review. The 1.2 TSI VW Golf arrives in Greece in a couple of weeks and I'm thinking of buying one. I have a 1990 VW Golf 1.3 CL 5-door and I'm very satisfied. Congratulations Volkswagen.
25th Aug 2010, 02:21
I'm the original reviewer, and after 10500km I didn't have any problems whatsoever.
The engine is a still a masterpiece, its power now feels way above the 1.2L/105hp official figure.
Fuel consumption is ~6.5L in city driving, and 5-5.5 on the open road (country roads, not highways).