For This engine is smooth and willing, and gives the VW Golf 1.2 TSI 105 S reasonable performance.
Against That performance is no better than reasonable - at times, the engine can feel rather underpowered in a car as heavy as this.
The VW Golf 1.2 TSI 105 S is a good choice if you rate economy above performance, However, a more powerful model will be more fun.
Volkswagen now offers two convertibles that are a similar size and price: the VW Golf Cabriolet and the Eos. However, the question of which car is better largely comes down to whether you prefer the speed and convenience of the Golf’s fabric hood – it folds away in just 9.5 seconds and can be operated on the move – or the extra security and refinement that the Eos’s metal roof brings.
Assuming you decide on the Golf, there will be a wide range of engines and three trims to choose from. Our favourite all round is the 1.4 TSI 122 SE, but the 1.4 TSI 160 GT is also a very good bet for those who want more fun. For even more fun, there’s the 208bhp GTI version.
As with all Volkswagens, the Golf Cabriolet comes with a three-year/60,000-mile warranty that covers unlimited mileage for the first two years. You also get RAC roadside assistance in the UK, and European cover for a year.
Bought this car for my wife in October 2012. It is metallic black with grey leather and has the DSG7 gearbox, Xenons, GPS etc. The car is really nice…
We only took delivery of our new cabriolet this month with optional onyx white paint ( looks absolutely stunning and cannot be compared to the…
Bram van den Berg
“Could it be magic?” So went an old song and I'm asking myself the same question about the new VW Golf Cabrio GT (158HP) which I test drove the other…
The VW Golf 1.4 TSI 122 SE is the best Golf Cabriolet. The engine is flexible and refined, while SE specification provides all the kit you could want.