I'm on my fourth one as a company car - and I cannot say a wrong word. Fuel economy is excellent - the car achieves 60mpg regularly even during rush hour.
It's a very comfortable car even on long journeys. There's massive space for rear passengers, too, and excellent storage pockets all over the place.
Not once have I had any problem with any of the four - I'm looking forward to number five!
The car computer is excellent. Fuel economy is a great surprise - I have got 51mpg overall since day one (it has now done over 7000 miles). On a trip between Devon and London I got 64mpg - absolutely staggering!
On my initial road test, I was a bit anxious about the forward vision due to the combination of the A-pillar, quarterlight and wing mirror, but I have got used to this now. It's only an irritation at roundabouts.
If I have to nit-pick, then I would say the height of the wing mirrors is wrong - it coincided exactly with the up-and-over door mechanism of modern estate garages, so the effect is to require you to drive very carefully through an opening less than three centimetres spare each side. If the mirrors had been lowered about three centimetres I could drive confidently into my garage at speed with almost ten centimetres spare each side!
Altogether, it's a lovely car.
Well, we've had this car for a month now and are having lots of fun so far. Originally, I was going for a Golf GT but preferred the extra headroom in the Plus. Mine is in shadow blue which in my view is the best colour. There is plenty of torque to play with, although I feel the handling is a little soft for GT specification. The brakes are very good with little of no fade after a session on the B-roads.
The interior is pretty to look at, especially in the dark... the mother-in-law said 'it looks like a space-ship in here... very nice'.
The door plastic is a little on the cheap side but everywhere else is decent. I particularly like the cooler function in the glovebox. The feel and look of the steering wheel is nice but I paid extra for the aluminium GT badge insert to finish it off.
The extra headroom really makes a difference and the rear can sit three adults with ease. The boot space is smaller than I expected, although there is a compartment beneath the boot floor. Once removed there is enough depth.
The exterior looks more aggressive than the Golf hatch - the small touches like the rear LED light and front headlights stand out more, along with the wider-looking front wings.
The panels are fitted well and the doors close with a reassuring feel.
I will eventually get a set of Eibach lowering springs and a bigger set of wheels to finish it off the way I want it, but it's a very capable car in standard form.
Although having the smaller engine, the car keeps up with the flow of traffic nicely. The interior is of a good quality and very roomy.
Handling is a little on the soft side with plenty of body roll on the twisty back roads, but if you want a sporty driver's car, look elsewhere.
It's reliable, economical and spacious - all the main things we look for in a car.
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