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So far, so good
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By graham_line
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2012 Volkswagen Golf Diesel 2.0L TDI 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl Turbodiesel 6M)


Review

After 15 months and 17000 miles, car still feels like new. Plenty of room for two people and very comfortable on 600-700 mile days. Fuel economy is averaging in low 40s for a highway/city mix.


Best Features

Far better seats than Focus and Mazda 3, and completely adjustable. High quality interior and logical dash layout


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Great ride
10 of 10 people found this review helpful
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Exterior Design
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By lspeed1983
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2012 Volkswagen Golf Diesel 2.0L TDI 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl Turbodiesel 6M)


Review

I purchased this car on 01/31/2012. The car now has 5.8K on the clock, so it's past it's first stage break-in-period. I'm now averaging 39.7K overall in mixed driving, but can easily hit 48 MPG cruizing at 72 MPH @ just under 2K RMPs. I can't believe how powerful it feels while still being so fuel efficient. The shifter feels solid and well weighted, the clutch is light without being too light, and the steering is direct / tracks well. The car as a whole is vastly superior to anyother eco compact non-lux car also evident in it's simple yet top-notch interior. For pure driving excitement the GTI wins hands down, but the TDI is a nice compromise that leaves me with no regrets.


Best Features

The 3 level heated seats, heated washer nossles, and heated side mirrors - key since a diesel takes longer to warm up than a gasser. Even as a base model, it comes more equiped than the top spec 2.5 Golf for the US.


Worst Features

Offer the USA leather seats and the true torque monster trim; the GTD.


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