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Overall reader verdict 3 out of 5 stars

  • What's it like to drive
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Running costs
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Quality, practicality and equipment
    3 out of 5 stars

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  • 1.4 TDI 70 S 5dr

    michael juffs , . Date: 29/03/2006
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I owned the pre-facelift 70hp 1.4S TDi five-door - exactly the same apart from the new grill.

    You will notice how solid it is compared to competition. It's a great car let down by awful seats which are too shallow and give no lumbar support. The back ones are also like a flat bench.

    The engine pull is fantastic - I would say almost as good as my BMW 120d. Motorway overtaking is swift, safe and assured. Torque steer is noticeable, though the car rolls a fair deal in corners. It has a great gearbox, a great finish, and returns 33mpg in city driving with the air-conditioning on and two people in it.

    It is let down by unsupportive seats and universally disinterested VW dealers - although servicing is good. I would have bought another if it wasn't for those two factors. Maybe I'll try getting sports seats (although these still do not have a deep enough base), and as for the dealers - just grin and bear it for £12,000!

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