VW Golf 1.6 Tdi Match Test Drive and Car Review

The Volkswagen Golf 1.6 Tdi Match is a compact car/ small family car. The VW Golf is front-wheel drive and has been Volkswagen’s most successful venture since the Beetle. The VW Golf has been produced in many styles; three and five-door hatchback, station wagon, convertible, and sedan form.

VW Golf Test Drive and Car Review

This is one of the ‘greener’ options in the Golf range, with near-70mpg economy and CO2 emissions of less than 110g/km if you go with the Blue motion option, although you do still achieve a good MPG on the non Blue motion version boasting and average 62.8 mpg and CO2 emissions of 119.

The VW Golf Match trim is the optimum spec, with alloys, and a smarter interior comprising of –
Alarm with interior protection
Bluetooth telephone preparation
Cruise control
DAB digital radio reception
Dusk sensor, automatic driving lights
MDI (Multi Device Interface)
Multifunction computer, Highline
Multifunction leather steering wheel
Parking sensors, front and rear
RCD 510 touch screen 6 CD auto changer/radio system
Rain sensor and automatic dimming interior rear-view mirror

The VW Golf is all the car most families will ever need. There are rivals with more prestigious badges, larger cabins, punchier engines or lower prices, but if we had to pick one model to cope with everything a family is likely to ask of a car for the next, say, three years, it would be a Golf. It’s class-leading in many areas, and there isn’t a thing that it does badly.

VW Golf Match Test Drive and Car Review

The VW Golf 1.6 TdI engine offers a smooth drive although a little slow so if you are not in a hurry this is the perfect car to get you where you are going, while using as little as the world’s resources and having the minimum drain on you pocket.

For running the kids to school, popping down to the shops and cruising on the motorway the performance for the VW Golf’s 1.6 TDI engine is adequate but should you want to accelerate quickly to squeeze into a gap you may find the performance a little disappointing as the low to mid range torque is not what you would expect from a turbo diesel, although in it’s defence the 1.6 produces as much torque as the old 2.0 litre (185lb per ft).

But when all is said and done, this is an excellent specification on a very comfortable car, that has been leading in it’s class for decades.  When you take into consideration the amount of speed cameras and police keeping an eye on us, this is the reason for having a vehicle that can drive at 100MPH when most speed limits start at 20 mph and end at 70 mph.

Interested in hearing more about this car or any other vehicle then please call us on 01903 538835 or click here to request a call back. 

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