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My dream car
Pro: fuel economy-small engine with enough power,reverse camera with grid and sensors around the car, smooth and quiet
Con: expensive parts and accessories
I love driving this car. It's a complete different driving experience driving a golf than driving my previous Toyota Camry. I feel that I should have done this years ago.
The car is fun to drive, goes quick but i have trouble with my gear box sticking.
The autohold has failed on me a handful of times but not as much as the hand break! That button is faulty, mind you all these problems i am listing both my sisters new golf and they have the same issues.
Reverse camera hardly every works same as apple car play messaging.
Car is very small and the windows drum when you have them down.. horrible noise!
Says it runs at 4 /100kms but more like 7 and no i am not a lead foot.
Good quality seats mind you airconditioning clips have fallen off.
Gets a big fat MEH from me.. already upgraded 10 months on..
More of a first girls car.
Fantastic Ride. Feels like a Passat!
Fantastic vehicle, picked up about 2 months ago now, done about 3.5k kms and not a fault! Car feels like it's from the class above, smooth ride and outstanding build quality. Also own a BMW 3 series, and the some materials outperform that! Super speedy car, very responsive, especially with DSG. Definitely think the trendline is the sweet spot. Did budget for highline, but do you really need it? Truly, love this golf, and think ill go VW for the 3 series replacement (arteon, anyone?)
Excellent Engine and Gearbox, All the Toys
I recently bought a new top of the range Golf Alltrack and with a couple of small quibbles I have to say it is an excellent car to drive. The performance and fuel economy are way, way better than I expected with 5+ litres per 100k easily achieved. The car isn`t cheap BUT is good value, everything works and works well, the interior finish is top of the class. The damned thing is smart too, parks itself, knows when you want to move off, so releases the brake, recognises that there is a car in front of you so matches their speed unless you want t...o overtake, the list of toys just goes on and on. Right the quibbles, the car has a stop / start system to temporarily switch off the engine in traffic to supposedly save fuel (unless the climate control is active, then the engine stays on) Independent reviewers state the system in fact saves almost no fuel and as there is a slight lump when the diesel restarts, I have switched this system off. Secondly, the car is all- wheel drive and with a deliberately raised chassis is perfect for off road (gravel etc NOT big rock country) If this is the case why have the manufacturers fitted a space saver spare?? There are masses of space in the rear so a full size tyre would have made almost no difference. This is really the only cheap and nasty thing about the car. Volkswagen should sort this out if it expects to be taken seriously and challenge the Subaru Outback, a car which I considered but rejected after taking into account the laughably short service intervals, half that of the VW and the cost of those services, which are capped for the VW. If the VW had held a full size spare wheel I would have given 5 stars with an easy heart as the rest of the set up is class all the way.
Great! Screen problem solved
Perfect drive. Traded my diesel Audi q3 SUV because it just seemed wasteful lugging all that AWD weight around. The Golf is smooth and responsive. Great finish, triffic leather, sunroof, all we need. After two months the sat nav froze, the radio volume was stuck. Returned to Leichardt VW who replaced the screen- now alls fine. Think VW is actively increasing customer responsiveness. My dealer certainly is.
Questions & Answers
I have recently bought a VW golf 2018 TSI. I was wondering if leaving on the park lights for over an hour or even overnight would considerably drain the battery?
wondering if anyone else has had oil leak issues? I bought a brand new 110TDi wagon late last year took in for a service and the noticed an oil leak from the main seal, took it back to get that fixed and while they had the transmission out they noticed another oil leak this time from the gear box seal....both covered under warranty however they couldn't get a new seal for the gear box so have to replace the whole gearbox instead.
This is not my first golf and i have never had an issue before but am now concerned at what else my be wrong???
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