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★☆☆☆☆

“never again”

Written on: 26/07/2013

6y old and only 44k miles, but now facing £3k bill for timing chain, gearbox. No warning lights. VW wanted a day at £100 per hour to find the problem. This gigantic bill is not even at a Vw garage. Never buying a european car again… Read Full Review

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“Great Concept, Very Poor Quality Finish!”

Written on: 17/07/2013 by ADIBUFI (1 review written)

The gear box had to be changed at 37,000 miles as when changing to second gear it made an awful noise! Guess what, 3,000 miles later and it started again! VW dealership claim ignorance and don't know why this has happened! Air-con seems to have gone. The timing belt is another one and the mirrors keep folding outwards...they are not even motorised, apparently! Every time I turn on the ignition key, one of the mirrors will just start to fold outward! All of this at only 40,000 miles!!! Well… Read Full Review

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★★★☆☆

“1.4 tsi sport ”

Written on: 27/03/2013

Plenty of Veroooom! What a great car when its not poorly. Latest Job is the rocker cover is leaking oil. A huge £600 quid to get sorted. has had heater matrix replaced, ingnition pack. and in general has been a costly car to own. But what it costs in repairs is worth it for preformance, just make sure you have very deep pockets!… Read Full Review

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“taking for a fool by volkswagen ”

Written on: 01/03/2012 by Dottybiscuit (1 review written)

have been a great lover of vw golfs for past 25 years have had mk1 mk2 mk4 and mk5 golf 1.4 gt 170bhp 07, all in 31768euros, great looking car but from day 1 have been having problems.wvwzzz1kz7b091023/blg012983.at 34000kms altenator belt tensioner and belt 353 euro at 35000kms i had to pay 500euros for a new gear box. now at only 60 000kms the timing chain has jumped and they want over 2000euros to repair it this car has not messed around with my wife does 7 to 8 kms a day its well looked… Read Full Review

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“Bought a Golf TSI 1.2. I have been pleased up to this...”

Written on: 12/04/2011 by 64miles (1 review written)

Bought a Golf TSI 1.2. I have been pleased up to this point. Nippy, light, a real pleasure to drive. Recently had a problem with the EPC light coming on.. and a sudden loss of power when it did. It usually came on when stopping at a junction. The fault would clear as soon as I restarted the engine. It turned out to be a faulty turbo. Being only a year old, driven carefully and done just 10,000 miles, I find this a little worrying. Anyone else had a similar problem?… Read Full Review

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“ Big reliability problems, two turbo,s have gone,...”

Written on: 26/03/2011

Big reliability problems, two turbo,s have gone, clutch switch replaced, chamshaft sensor replaced, timing chain stretched, alternator belt broken and i'v only done 44,000 miles.

I am a careful driver and I do not trash my car.

Do not take out Volkswagon Extended Warranty paid £600, it's a con! They don"t like to pay out when things go wrong! I'v spent close to £3000 on repairs.

Service at Alan Day, is the worst that I have ever encountered, not helpful, no courtesy car.

The only plus… Read Full Review

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★★★☆☆

“Volkswagen Golf 1.4 is a nice car, good economy, nice...”

Written on: 07/08/2009

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 is a nice car, good economy, nice cabin, good performance but I am very frustrated with it after 2 years

- Engine sounds like a diesel. Any time I take friends somewhere in it, they always so they are surprised I bought a diesel

- The turbo lag is terrible, it feels like there is no supercharger (or mines isnt working). No acceleration in any gear, bit more throttle, bit more than bang, full boost. You either drive everywhere like a normal 1.4 or you go everywhere full… Read Full Review

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Damage1's Comment

Written on: 18/04/2013

You need a diagnostic check urgently. Sounds like timing chain has stretched. This won't let the engine go into full boost due to the missalignment of the crankshaft and camshaft sensors. That is the nose too.
Roger

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★★★☆☆

“The Volkswagen Golf 1.4 is in for major work after 1...”

Written on: 14/01/2009

The Volkswagen Golf 1.4 is in for major work after 1 year and 26k miles, needs new turbo, intercooler, catalyst, exhaust system and potentially engine.

Customer service entirely lacking. Unable to determine fault so ignore it. Fail to provide alternative transport despite continued requests… Read Full Review

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★★★☆☆

“Loved this car to bits at first, it's rapid, handles...”

Written on: 28/04/2008 by yorkieboy (1 review written)

Loved this car to bits at first, it's rapid, handles like a dream, pulls admiring glances and relatively economical. The big downside is the reliability, mine has now covered 32000 miles and to date has needed, new gearbox, new aircon unit, new engine valve, new petrol tank and new suspension bushes at the back! No, the car has not been thrashed to death, I just think I have been very unlucky and it's tainted my view of VW somewhat. I would not buy this car again which is a shame… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“Superb handling without resorting to a suspension set...”

Written on: 13/03/2008 by gawoo1012 (1 review written)

Superb handling without resorting to a suspension set up that would damage your spine but this car is all about the engine. You have to continually remind yourself that your are driving a 1.4. The hum out of the engine at high revs is musical... Good specification, great A/C unit. Love the twin pipes and sharp but understated looks. Surprisingly good fuel economy. Good build quality. Nice GT badge on leather steering wheel. Great stereo and speakers. This is a lot of car for the money. I love… Read Full Review

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“I preferred driving this to the A3 equivalent,...”

Written on: 09/03/2008

I preferred driving this to the A3 equivalent, although A3 has a better finish… Read Full Review

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“Regularly returns 35+ mpg and over 40mpg is a...”

Written on: 22/02/2008 by hollep00 (1 review written)

Regularly returns 35+ mpg and over 40mpg is a possibility if you don't use all of the performance. A great A and B road car as the DSG and high performance make it great fun and a true hot hatch. A better all round option than the GTi as its more economical, has a comfier ride but has close to GTi levels of performance… Read Full Review

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“Wanted to buy a new edition 30, but when I went to...”

Written on: 29/12/2007

Wanted to buy a new edition 30, but when I went to order one, my local VW dealder said he sold the last one available only a few days earlier and no more could be ordered. He then suggested I might take a look at the new 1.4 Gt TSI, Anyway I did and couldnt believe what I was seeing. I would argue the best car for me… Read Full Review

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Leetaylor's Comment

Written on: 11/02/2008

I found this review unhelpful because...
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<br/>You say it's a good car but not what's good about it.

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★★★★★

“Superb engine that makes driving enjoyable again.”

Written on: 26/03/2007 by NKB (1 review written)

Superb engine that makes driving enjoyable again… Read Full Review

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“Jeremy Clarkson may have slagged the Volkswagen Golf...”

Written on: 06/02/2007 by andy8758 (4 reviews written)

Jeremy Clarkson may have slagged the Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 170 GT off on Top Gear, but how many of you can afford an Aston Martin? If you thought having a family meant not having a fun car any more, then this will make you think again. The small engine size (1.4 litre) may put off a lot of people, but the surprise is the 140 bhp served up by a combination of a supercharger to boost power at low revs, and a turbo charger to take over and boost power at high revs. Ever thought a 1400cc… Read Full Review

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252776_Anonymous101's Response to andy8758's Review

Written on: 14/02/2007

I haven't owned this model but I have experience of many Golf's, and I would vouch for them in pretty much every department. The only concerns I have with regards to a VW is the gearbox, though I would recommend the Golf no probs, great review!

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Damage1's Response to andy8758's Review

Written on: 18/04/2013

I quite agree, my 1.4sport twin charger has been remapped and gets out a whopping 210 bop and still hits 40 miles per gallon in town using super unleaded.
You must have this vehicle serviced and repaired by someone who knows the engine or it will be to your cost. It's very clever but complicated, many car fitters will guess, this will be at your expense.
Roger, Watford

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