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Written on: 03/07/2012 by Victorias (1 review written)
Since buying this car I have actually enjoyed driving (well almost :)) I have yet to have one single issue with it and it drives like a dream. Petrol is a bit expensive but that seems to be the only costly effort of the car. Other than that I highly recommend this gorgeous piece of machinery!… Read Full Review
Written on: 20/02/2012 by CraftyBristolian (1 review written)
Bought this car from my then employer (Lloyds Bank). Ex-company car - well looked after and only 28k on clock. Despite colour description in logbook (beige!!) everyone agrees it's a light gold metallic. Car drives like a dream. It's the 130bhp model and the it's also my first diesel. Build quality cannot be faulted - the dash is as good as a BMW. Seats comfortable and vision excellent. Climate control keeps temperature steady. Road noise can intrude on some surfaces however. Performance is… Read Full Review
Written on: 15/11/2011 by DAVE DANIELS (2 reviews written)
I have owned my golf GT TDi 130 for almost a year now and have to say that despite having to replace some consumable items i am equally as delighted with the car as the first time i drove it! the performance is incredible for a diesel! and even with the boot hard in it will still return 45+ MPG and pin your head to the headrest through every gear! and if you drive it with your slippers on it gives 66.5 mpg in 6th gear at 65mph! I have spent quite alot on repairs but only because previous… Read Full Review
Written on: 07/02/2011
I'm pretty sure that i am echoing what other people have written about the GOLF GTtdi 130 however here goes.
Amazing power to MPG ratio... How can a car be this quick and still do 40-50 mpg? Its a fun car to drive i can honestly say i enjoy driving again ( i used to love going for drives when i was 18... Always starts without any difficulty.
It must be hard wearing as its done 105k and still feels amd looks like new. Even the interior is not showing signs of wear that most cars do at 100k… Read Full Review
Written on: 04/01/2011
I bought this car fron new, and over 9 years later it is still going strong. 88,000 miles, original clutch, original exhaust and original catalytic converter. Only money i have spent has been on normal wear tear and annual serviceing.It is quick, reliable and very reasonable to run and to maintain, a great car that i would recommend without hesitation. The only minus for me, is the quality of the headlight alignment which for me is set too low, giving poor vision in nightime driving. Having… Read Full Review
Written on: 20/10/2010
Ive got a GT TDi mk4, and it has been remapped to 200bhp, its realy got some pull although abit much torque for a front wheel drive car, so cant realy get the most out of the power. :/… Read Full Review
Written on: 05/10/2010
An incredibly reliable car. Now with 135k miles and only minor parts needed replacement eg window winder and front shocks, all major parts are still original. Brilliant combination of economy and power (perhaps 130 BHP is a bit more than is needed)
The car still feels solid and no rattles, the interior (with leather seats) is still like new.
I would highly recommend the Golf… Read Full Review
Written on: 28/07/2010
This is a sensible purchase as it blends decent performance with great economy. I have had my PD130 re-mapped to about 165bhp. This gives me great flexibility - 50+mpg still achievable yet brilliant midrange power for overtaking if needed. The downside is the cars handling, suspension and weight - it's far too sloppy. Definitely a cruiser, perfect for the motorway but don't buy for genuine thrills. Check suspension and clutch before purchase… Read Full Review
Written on: 25/06/2010
Good reliable vehicle, steady power and a comfortable ride which is suitable for a familly or professional travelling long distances for instance… Read Full Review
Written on: 09/06/2010
I've had my V W Golf tdi 130 for a year now.
The performance is excellent. I am however still a bit puzzled by the interior build quality. I know Volkswagen have a reputation for quality but I really have to question the interior. Full of rattles and knocks, cheap black plastic glovebox for example. The interior lets it down and stops me giving the car 5 stars.
I would be 50/50 buying it with what I know now but performance is superb… Read Full Review
Written on: 06/06/2010
Build quality is shocking, paid too much for a poorly build car, have been to mechanics more times than anywhere else, turbo failure, clutch,. Too expensive to maintain.My old focus was far more reliable and well built.
Only plus point...... Its a golf… Read Full Review
Written on: 01/04/2010
ive owned my golf gttdi 130 for over 5 years now and have had no problems apart from the usual werar and tear, brakes, tyres, 1 wishbone, bushes etc. normal things. never failed to start. so reliable hence why ive owned it so long. reluctantly up for sale now as a new addition to the family forces me to buy a bigger car but i can honestly say that this is the best car ive ever owned. meybe ill buy another 1 for my wife when she eventually decides to take her driving lessons!… Read Full Review
Written on: 26/02/2010
Now I know i've not owned this Golf long, but I thought i'd put finger to keyboard in the hope that my witterings would assist anyone who is thinking of purchasing one of these cars.
I began hunting for a MK4 Golf as I wanted a car that was well built, with a good pedigree and was nippy yet practical.
I drove ten variants of the GTi and GT TDi in both petrol and diesel guise before taking the plunge and I have to say that the diesel, for me, is a great choice. Frugal when driven… Read Full Review
Written on: 27/01/2010
I have owned my Golf GT TDI 130 for just over a Year now, and I can honestly say this car is absolutely amazing in every way! Pulls like a train, very reliable, strong engine and superb performance! The only thing that bothers me are the cheap interior parts, which gets easily scatched and leaves a mark!… Read Full Review
Written on: 13/12/2009
i have owned mygolf for around 5 months and i am over the moon .had to changea wishbone and a brand new alternator but its worth it.dual mass flywheels are meant to be a big problem with these cars but until this happens im happy… Read Full Review
Written on: 22/07/2009
I've got the volkswagen golf gt tdi which is a fast reliable n good lookin car. Would definately recomend it to friends and family… Read Full Review
Written on: 07/07/2009 by HeloErn (1 review written)
My Volkswagen Golf Mk4 Tdi 110ps imported and owned since Mar.'99 has now 81k. Both front windows have had plastic lifters replaced by metal but apart from that has been an economical reliable car.
Disappointingly it has recently developed intermittantly a drop in power usually when driving uphill or accelerating, and first gear is sometimes difficult to engage by going into third instead. While in Germany had engine checked by a VW dealer, but their scanner came up with 'kein fehler' (no… Read Full Review
Written on: 30/05/2009 by PD130 (1 review written)
I've owned my Volkswagen Golf GT TDI 130bhp Golf for around 6 months now having owned a 270bhp Impreza before it. It's unfair to compare the 2 cars as dynamically the Impreza is far superior...However, the mix of performance, fuel economy and price is astounding on the Golf TDI 130 and 150 models. As others have said, the torque is great on these cars although don't forget that they also have a 'conservative' 130bhp to back up the torque too. In fact, midrange acceleration doesn't feel far away… Read Full Review
Written on: 22/05/2009
The Volkswagen Golf 1.9 GT TDi 130 Mk4 is a great Drive fast and reliable! Although some minor problems with the wishbone… Read Full Review
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