Which used Volkswagen Golf Plus hatchback should I buy?
Don't bother with the 79bhp 1.4-litre petrol engine, as it struggles. With the cabin full of family and the big boot full of clobber, holidays won't be as happy as they could be.
In summer 2006, a year after the Plus went on sale, VW introduced a 1.4-litre petrol engine (TSI) with a turbo- and a supercharger. It's something of a star, with 138bhp and 162lb ft of pulling power, and easily outguns the 1.6-litre petrol.