Iowned the vw bora se 1.9 tdi 100 bhp pd engine car before buying the golf plus we were looking for a bigger car for my family of four,we loved the bora it had been a great car for the three yearswe had it,so we were looking for a replacementhad been looking for the passat se 2.0 tdi 140 ps 6spd couldnt get one pre owned so we looked at the golf plus on the internet and found one locally took it for a test drive and bought it there and then its wolf in sheeps clothing the power just doesnt stop from 1st to 6th gear the handling is very good it out handles the bora with its lowered suspension the car is a good all ronder the only thing vw could improve it is to re vamp the interior pretty basic for the gt tdi model bucket seats are good gives you the sporty feel,BEWARE BOY RACERS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
We have owned this car since July 2006, and it hasn't missed a beat. The Golf Plus is the most reliable car that I have ever owned. My car is maintained by South Hereford Garages (VW main dealer), and all servicing has been carried out to my complete satisfaction. My only negative comment is that the boot is rather small.
Two years on and 16,000 miles later, the Golf Plus went to Peter Cooper, Portsmouth for the first service, that included aircon check and oil change. I give this garage a very good rating both in terms of attention to detail. All I have done is to put petrol in the car; some minor niggles on delivery have been resolved (or put another way I'm no longer aware of them).
On 5th August after a steady run on 30 and 40mph speed limit roads, the fuel consumption was shown as a whopping 58.7 mpg - not bad at all for a 1.6 petrol. I have got more and more used to the raised seating position and find that I am having to really struggle extracting myself from my wife's Mini Cooper!
All in all it has been a nice car and I would seriously think about buying another.
I have owned the car since June 06, having been very much a Honda man until then. The Golf Plus competes directly with my last Honda, the 2003 Civic 1.6 SE. There is no comparison. The VW is superior in every respect. Better fuel consumption, sharper feel and handling, better finishes,much better equipped. It's quieter, more comfortable and more versatile. Equipment-wise, it makes the Honda look and feel like a base model eg. auto door locks, variable radio volume, auto lights, auto wipers, cruise control, tec. A winner.
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