Volkswagen Golf GTD review

Category: Hot hatch

Section: Costs & verdict

Volkswagen Golf GTD
  • Volkswagen Golf GTD
  • Volkswagen Golf GTD
  • Volkswagen Golf GTD
  • Volkswagen Golf GTD
  • Volkswagen Golf GTD
  • Volkswagen Golf GTD
  • Volkswagen Golf GTD
  • Volkswagen Golf GTD
  • Volkswagen Golf GTD
  • Volkswagen Golf GTD
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Costs & verdict

Everyday costs, plus how reliable and safe it is

The Golf GTD is very much targeted towards business users yearning for something racy but with affordable benefit-in-kind payments; its relatively low CO2 emissions (as little as 122g/km for the six-speed manual) mean tax rates are relatively favourable. For private buyers, the GTD's fuel economy (officially as much as 60.1mpg) means trips to the petrol station should be few and far between – or, at least, fewer and farther than they would be in a petrol-powered hot hatch.

Like its Golf siblings, the GTD holds onto its value well, so should be worth more after three years than the majority of its rivals.

Overview

The VW Golf GTD blends hot hatch-style performance with angelic running costs, yet remains just as usable as the regular Golf

  • Fuel economy
  • Low CO2 emissions
  • Fun to drive yet remains usable
  • Touchscreen can be tricky to use
  • An equivalent Seat Leon costs less
  • Engine can feel too sensitive on the motorway
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