VW Volkswagen Golf 1.6 Used for Sale Cheltenham, Gloucester, Tewkesbury, Cirencester, Stroud, Gloucestershire.
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Used VW Golf Cars For Sale Cheltenham, Gloucester, Tewkesbury, Stroud, Cirencester, Gloucestershire.
The 1.2 TSI has a respectable 104bhp, but our favourite is the punchy 120bhp turbocharged 1.4 TSI, although a 158bhp version of this engine – with a supercharger – gives almost hot-hatch pace. The diesel engine range includes two 1.6s - with either 89- or 104bhp - and three 2.0s, with 109-, 138-, or 168bhp. Of these, the middle 2.0-litre model is our favourite.
Ride & Handling
No other small family car blends fun and comfort as well as the Golf. It’s incredibly composed on demanding roads thanks to lots of grip, tight body control and well-weighted steering, yet you can enjoy driving it. It’s also effortless around town. The ride is smooth and controlled at all times, which makes the optional adaptive suspension system seem unnecessary.
The Golf’s hushed cabin makes it an excellent cruiser, with minimal wind, road or engine noise intruding at speed. The engines are smooth and quiet, with the 2.0 TDI diesel particularly impressive. All of the major controls work with slick precision, which enhances the Golf’s credentials as a real smoothie.
Behind The Wheel
Drivers get comfortable using simple adjusters for the seat and steering wheel. Visibility is good all round the car, too. The dash is minimalistic, and the little switchgear that is present is well sited. The stereo has chunky buttons, or if you're willing to pay extra, you can have touchscreen controls.
Space & Practicality
The Golf provides as much passenger space as most family hatches, but there are some that do better. There’s plenty of head- and legroom, so four adults will travel comfortably. Decent shoulder room means carrying five isn't out of the question, either. The boot is big and well shaped, but, although the seats fold down, it’s disappointing that they do not fold completely flat.
Match trim, our favourite, gives you items like cruise control, electric rear windows, an upgraded DAB stereo, Bluetooth and automatic headlights and wipers. Sporty GT trim includes lowered suspension, plusher interior trim and sports seats. The GTD shares the GTI’s sporty body styling and tartan seats, but not its sporty suspension.