Written on: 28/03/2013
I have brought a cracking gold gt 150 and drives like a train the shear torque and power from a 1.9 deisel is increadible. I driven some high powered motors and this car makes me smile just as much. full leather recaro, gun metal grey, big 18in wheels the car is the best iv owned. 110 mph in fourth gear now thats impressive for a deisel and gets there in no time. (read more)
Written on: 15/03/2013
BEST CAR I HAVE EVER OWNED. SO QUICK AT GETTING TO SIXTY. GO FROM TAUNTON TO LIVERPOOL ALOT AND AVERAGES 49.0MPG TRAVELLING BETWEEN 80-90MPH. WAS GOING GET IT REMAPPED BUT DONT THINK IT NEEDS IT DUE TO THE POWER IT HAS. ONCE BOUGHT YOU WONT REGRET IT. (read more)
Written on: 16/05/2012 by NATHANCJ (1 review written)
Bought this car from one owner a lady, i was shocked on how quick if was for a diesel. The car was chipped to 200 Bhp from 150. I think 150 is enough power. Driving this car was so smooth and comfortable no squeaks or rattles. The engine pulls like a tank through all gears and response is instant when accelerating. The mileage is now 155,000 and the fuel consumption is fantastic. I have not done a check to what miles to the gallon it does, only know that just putting a tenner in last me... (read more)
Written on: 04/01/2012 by Rob1048 (1 review written)
This car has been very reliable from day one and has never failed to start. The economy is amazing for a 150 hp turbo diesel engine. It does 55mpg+ on my occasional trips from Cornwall to London averaging 70 to 80mph. On a 10 mile journey, driven carefully, I once managed 80mpg. This compares very well with my 2 litre ZX Citroen which would only do about 30mpg. Strangely, the economy has improved since I first bought the car (at 10k miles) and has now improved by about 1.5 mpg at 50k. The... (read more)
Written on: 14/01/2011
I have always been a Golf GTI guy but decided to test a mint 150 GT TDI in Red to see what all the fuss was about, and was i not impressed!!. I loved the car so much i bought it straight away and drove home in it that day! Its such a joy to drive, all that torque is just on tap for when you want to use it to overtake, the interior is typically German and beautifully made, though a golf is quite bland inside mine has wooden steering wheel and inserts and colour coded Heated Recaros in Red. I... (read more)
Written on: 07/11/2010
Ive only had this vehicle a short while but what a car!
The interior is just so solid, well built & you instantly know your in a bit of quality engineering.
The massive power the engine produces gives you acceleration in most gears at most speeds when the engines past 1800 revs.
Im still loving every second beind the wheel & cant stop smiling every time that turbo kicks in.
All this & capable of 55+ mpg if driven frugily.
Mines 7 yrs old but looks & drives like new.
My advice, if your... (read more)
Written on: 14/09/2010
I have a GTI 150 PD Exclusive, which I bought off my father last year, it's been a great car, being the exclusive it has full cream leather which is heated, headlight washers, multi function steering wheel, VW Sat Nav which not only displays on the main unit but displays and replicates onto the main centre display on the clocks, many only have the half display but mine has the full display and it's a god send, it's only done 67k with a full main dealer history so is still a spring chicken... (read more)
Written on: 08/06/2010
Didn't like Golfs as the interior is very bland then someone said look at the 150 diesel I did took it for a test drive and the rest as they say is history. Be careful very careful in the wet or snow the front end jumps away from you with all the torque that is available, 50+ at 80 on motorways about 500 to the tank got the car with 45000 on it may be selling within the week and it will have done 115000, a few bits and pieces needed doing like the front wheel bearings had 3 front lights as... (read more)
Written on: 27/04/2010
The golf 150 diesel is a cracking car that I have owned since new without a single failure. The 6 speed box is great but also necessary as the range in the low gears is short. The car is a highly practical small family car with isofix for the kids seats and a split rear folding seat. It is a testament to the quality that while I have replaced my other car twice while I have kept my Golf. In fact I have a dilemma. At 8 years old I feel that it is time to finally replace the car and having... (read more)
Written on: 26/03/2010
I bought this car after weeks of research into the purchase, I wanted a Golf GTi, always have, it was just a case of whether to go for the 1.8 or 2.0. Thats what I thought until during my research I came across numerous write ups on the 1.9 diesel PD150. Higher MPG, lower depreciation, better performance, the choice was made for me, and I am pleased it was.
The car returns 45 MPG running to work and back, 55-60MPG motorway runs. When I want it to the acceleration makes me grin from ear to... (read more)
Written on: 22/03/2010
For the first three years I was not impressed with this car, the handling verged on dangerous and it was in and out of the dealers. The turbo and ECU were replaced unnecesaraly (Air mass sensor was the cause!). They even managed to dent the floor pan!
As soon as it was out of warranty got bilstein dampers, which tranformed the cars handling. (Later cars seemed to be better) And once away from the main dealers the car has been pretty reliable now at 185000 miles and going strong. Nearly... (read more)
Written on: 11/02/2010 by carl l (1 review written)
Over 50mpg in real-world conditions. A great car which, in countries with high fuel prices, makes petrol cars look rather silly. It won't rev like a petrol so can't be used as a true sports car but it is an a mazing daily driver- swift, frugal, safe and practical. The 6-speed 'box has a good feel and the revised damper rates, while still a little wallowy, transforms the feel of the car from the lower-end fourth generation Golfs.
Only fault I found with the car is the brakes were... (read more)
Written on: 01/07/2009
I have owned the gti tdi for 1 year now and coming from a line of BMW's and other hot hatches this is my first DIESEL and i have to say once you get used to the typical idle noise the car is really good, the speed is awesome once the turbo kicks in around 2500-3000 rpm all hell breaks loose, the mpg is amazing returning 40-48 urban and 50+ m/way miles. The reliability is so far perfect with mine being an 02 with 88000 on the clock. My only drawback is that most peolpe think i have stuck a... (read more)
Written on: 18/10/2008
The car in general very sporty looking, cheap to run, very good torque, spacious and comfortable seats for passengers, there is nothing I dont like about the car apart from the fact that I didnt perchase it sooner. For any future buyers I would personaly recommend this car 100% (read more)
Written on: 18/10/2008 by lukec6lsb
The car in general is very sporty looking, cheap to run, torque is brilliant, and when you put your foot down you get forced back into your seat. I would definitely recommend this car 100% to any future buyer.
P.s. got to go can ' t wait to get back in it. (read more)
Written on: 14/06/2008 by niallfarl
Really nice car, economical, looks well, all its missing is an armrest! (read more)
Written on: 02/09/2007 by david shutt
Only just got the Volkswagen Golf GTI with 35,247 miles on the clock, bought from a VW approved garage in West Yorkshire. Overall the car feels great with bags of power, like someone else said the handling is not just as a true GTi, put that aside and look at the whole car then its not that big an issue. our car is rare it has heated leather seats which is a plus. Great car, hope to have it for at least 5 years, also there is such a car that has power and economy yes. (read more)
Written on: 24/08/2007 by adrover
Torque - wow did that thing pull. Cruising up that steep hill on the M5 near Bristol doing 80mph in 6th put my foot down and it was doing over a ton before I realised. The stability program really works too. Throw the car through some twisty road then do it again with it switched off, you can feel the difference. Reliable, good fuel economy, cheap insurance for a car with that sort of performance. Tank build quality. I had the anniversary bodykit fitted with the BBS alloys and it looked... (read more)
Written on: 09/04/2007 by tricky911t (1 review written)
Best car to date was a 1991 Golf GTI MK2 last of the Mk2 which was a fantastic car despite blowing the engine up several times I had that car for nearly 10 years and I kept it when I got a top of the range Saab 95 Aero which was quick but very juicy. So I flogged the Saab and stuck with the MK2 until I got the MK4 GTI with the TDI150 engine because fuel economy and performance is important for me. The Mk 4 is a nice car and if you switch the ESP (aka traction control) off you can get more... (read more)
Written on: 17/04/2006 by Elricardo (20 reviews written)
I bought this Volkswagen Golf a year and a half ago following much research on review sites. I had recently moved some distance from work and needed a comfortable car with affordable running costs and an edge of excitement when the red mist descended. I was not disappointed with the Golf Mk IV - GT TDI PD 150. It is a great all rounder for a person who wants everything in moderation.
On seeing the car I was impressed, as mentioned in a previous review the 150 sits lower on the road than... (read more)
Written on: 05/01/2006 by SWE1 (3 reviews written)
OK so the Volkswagen Golf GTI may not be a Subaru or Boxster beater, but a good car all the same - and as someone said in their comments 50mpg and the performance (near enough) of the 4Motion - just a pity it's not so good when it comes to corners, or for that matter in the snow! (read more)
Written on: 31/12/2005 by pumper1234 (1 review written)
VW Golf GTI TDI 150 mark IV.
All that said, I would still recommend the car to any body, although the new Audi A4 is a real competitor at this level.
If I now had to make the same choose I probably would have waited 6 months and got the new Audi 2.0 DSG TDI 140 BHP ( a little less power them my car), but the Audi is new and I don't know how green the grass is in Audi land, so take this recommendation for what it is. (read more)
Written on: 18/09/2004 by Johnmarvelly (4 reviews written)
I traded in my Golf GTI 1.8T for the Volkswagen Golf GTI TDi PD 150. I've had each for two years. Both family cars have the same power and fairly similar performance. I am very satisfied with both cars, if you want a comparison read on...
Overall the 1.8T is a bit more refined with the exception that at high motorway speeds the diesel engine is actually quiter than the petrol engine because of the lower engine speed and the 6th gear helps here.
The 1.8T is probably a little bit quicker in... (read more)
Written on: 13/07/2004 by marmotte (3 reviews written)
I have now had my Volkswagen Golf GTI TDi PD 150 Family Car for a year and covered 31,000 miles. I am very pleased with it. Good value for money, long service intervals and economical with fuel. I get around 55mpg with a mix of motorway, cross country and town driving. It is at it's best around decent A and B roads - with firm road holding in all weathers and little rolling around corners. Overtaking is a joy - the turbo cuts in at 2,000 rpm and pulls extremely well. I used to have a Honda... (read more)
Written on: 01/09/2003 by SWE1 (3 reviews written)
Volkswagen GOLF GTI TDI PD 150 has 50 mpg, 232lbft of torque, 6 speed gearbox - a fantastic (Porche Boxter S eater) car. For the price it is excellent value - practicle, understated, very fast and very frugal - and blows the pants of the Subaru Impreza! (read more)
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