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Buying Guide: What Volkswagen Golf I buy?Buying Guide: What Volkswagen Golf I buy?Buying Guide: What Volkswagen Golf I buy?Buying Guide: What Volkswagen Golf I buy?

They are over 40 years existence-and success, especially in Europe that they have made the VW Golf the best selling car in history. Or at least the model name with more sales, because, unlike Ford or VW Beetle T, there are few common elements in the Golf of seven successive generations. Golf began as a model of small size and long ago that, based on growing (albeit with rationality and moderation) is the indisputable reference compact segment. Enrollments absolute leadership has been remarkable in Germany almost from birth, and now in Spain is distinguished not only for its prestige, it also scale brazenly on the list of best sellers.

Cast despite its price, always two or three thousand euros more than other more or less equivalent rivals. This popular acceptance of a premium for the Golf (and current VW in general) was not always so. Their success in Germany decades ago cemented the popularity of their most basic and affordable versions, with which VW avowedly lost money, but more than made up the balance with gains of more expensive versions, especially the GTI. In our market, where the sports version came to represent half of the sales of the Golf, their registrations are now underpin the 5-door body and half powertrains, excellent efficiency and sufficient provision for the majority demand. Which they are also versions that are sought in the used market, where golf asserts its particular quote.

Volkswagen Golf

The reason of that success, in addition to the iconic fascination of a product that has never lost its halo and maintains a stylistic continuity widely accepted, it is in your general equilibrium, functionality and perceived quality. Golf can be considered the best compact in a few paragraphs, but especially not detract in any of the practical aspects that decide the preferences. The current (7th) generation based on MQB platform, improving the previous Golf in light weight, energy efficient and attractive. In return, the 5-door loses slightly in actual capacity boot (380 liters checked by our Technical Center, which is still estimable) and multilink rear suspension (standard on all versions of the 5th and 6th generations) is reserved for variants of 150 or more hp.

The saver: Golf 1.6 TDI Bluemotion 110

Speak in practical and real terms, no homologation figures, but if we refer to them, the 110 hp diesel and technical Bluemotion announces 3.0 l / 100 in extraurban cycle and 3.2 in mixed consumption. And the BMT tricks, the official combined consumption rises only 3.8 l / 100 km. In practice, the average cost of diesel fuel these cars clearly lower than 5 liters, prestacional maintaining a decent level. Yes, the price of the basic completion Edition 5 door no less than 18,800 euros even benefitting from the promotion for funding of at least 12,000 euros in 36 months; but it includes a free maintenance plan of 4 years or 60,000 km, before you arrive. And € 390 warranty can be extended to 4 years / 80,000 km.

They are over 40 years existence-and success, especially in Europe that they have made the VW Golf the best selling car in history. Or at least the model name with more sales, because, unlike Ford or VW Beetle T, there are few common elements in the Golf of seven successive generations. Golf began as a model of small size and long ago that, based on growing (albeit with rationality and moderation) is the indisputable reference compact segment. Enrollments absolute leadership has been remarkable in Germany almost from birth, and now in Spain is distinguished not only for its prestige, it also scale brazenly on the list of best sellers.

Cast despite its price, always two or three thousand euros more than other more or less equivalent rivals. This popular acceptance of a premium for the Golf (and current VW in general) was not always so. Their success in Germany decades ago cemented the popularity of their most basic and affordable versions, with which VW avowedly lost money, but more than made up the balance with gains of more expensive versions, especially the GTI. In our market, where the sports version came to represent half of the sales of the Golf, their registrations are now underpin the 5-door body and half powertrains, excellent efficiency and sufficient provision for the majority demand. Which they are also versions that are sought in the used market, where golf asserts its particular quote.

Volkswagen Golf

The reason of that success, in addition to the iconic fascination of a product that has never lost its halo and maintains a stylistic continuity widely accepted, it is in your general equilibrium, functionality and perceived quality. Golf can be considered the best compact in a few paragraphs, but especially not detract in any of the practical aspects that decide the preferences. The current (7th) generation based on MQB platform, improving the previous Golf in light weight, energy efficient and attractive. In return, the 5-door loses slightly in actual capacity boot (380 liters checked by our Technical Center, which is still estimable) and multilink rear suspension (standard on all versions of the 5th and 6th generations) is reserved for variants of 150 or more hp.

The saver: Golf 1.6 TDI Bluemotion 110

Speak in practical and real terms, no homologation figures, but if we refer to them, the 110 hp diesel and technical Bluemotion announces 3.0 l / 100 in extraurban cycle and 3.2 in mixed consumption. And the BMT tricks, the official combined consumption rises only 3.8 l / 100 km. In practice, the average cost of diesel fuel these cars clearly lower than 5 liters, prestacional maintaining a decent level. Yes, the price of the basic completion Edition 5 door no less than 18,800 euros even benefitting from the promotion for funding of at least 12,000 euros in 36 months; but it includes a free maintenance plan of 4 years or 60,000 km, before you arrive. And € 390 warranty can be extended to 4 years / 80,000 km.

The cleanest: Golf GTE

Volkswagen Golf GTE

This star 'plug' hybridization VW combine allows purely electrical operation of approximately 50 km starting with the high performance that means having 203 hp 'sets' (Uniting the thermal to electrical) when it is full throttle. Since the Golf GTE should have nevertheless a high price the cost of their batteries, VW equips abundantly (It has wheels 17 ", DSG, browser, full led headlamps, cruise control, fatigue detector, pre-crash, parking sensors and front and rear driving mode selector). And so, the price (discounting and Movele government grant) is estimated at 35,600 euros. He approved consumption of 1.6 l / 100 km (37 g / km CO2) is based on the first 100 km, but when it comes to rolling long road, obviously the numbers multiply.

bargain purchase: Golf 1.2 TSI 110 Edition

In the medium term, motorization Grim Reaper and most popular petrol for the Golf will be the new three-cylinder 1.0 TSI 115 hp for which an official average consumption of advertised 4.3 l / 100 km. But 'Old' four-cylinder 1.2 TSI and 110 hp (4.9 l / 100 km) still has its chance for their good qualities and softness. Especially in this promotional version without PIVE but 12,000 euros in funding at least 36 months left in the 5-door 16,300 euros and 3 door in 600 less. Funding is coupled to the free maintenance 4 years / 60,000 km. The Edition, more or less reasonable and alloy wheels, standard equipment does not include cruise control, increasing demand today,

The sportier: Golf R

Volkswagen Golf R

He GTI 3/5 doors with front-wheel drive is still a very desirable piece in the panoply Golf, and even comes a Clubsport version 265 hp with boost function that increases to 290 hp power available momentarily. Nor should we forget the possibility of combining fuel economy with the good performance of its 180 hp in the Golf GTD. But speaking of sportiness butt within this model, the current crown is for versions R 300 CV (from 44,000 euros), with the advantage of being also available with practice body Variant. Acceleration (0-100 in 4.9 seconds) is awesome, 4MOTION is an integral and dynamism of excellent performance, although the Piloted damping DCC It is, surprisingly for such a car, optional.

The most practical: Golf Variant

The familiar body Golf, known as Variant and growing acceptance, an increase of cost, weight (+80 kg) and size, elongating to 4.56 meters; but the result is positive for family use practicality, especially by the huge trunk. VW announced for 605 liters, and our Technical Center has found 555 liters, which it is still a great figure for a generous luggage. Obviously, this body It can be combined with all types of engines (Up to 300 hp R) and transmissions. But their chances load make logical minimum torque available, for example, the 1.6 TDI 110 hp (from about 22,000 euros). A more harmonious combination could occur with the 2.0 TDI 150 hp. And the Family Golf in Advance version in this manner would cost a minimum of 24,500 euros, with promotions. The use of promotional engine Special Edition version 1.2 TSI 110 hp would drop the price to 18,400 without PIVE.

Zero emissions: e-Golf

Volkswagen e-Golf

It is not a sales champion; but there is also a purely electric Golf, with 115 hp available. VW announced for a range of between 130 and 190 km before having to recharge, according to the type of driving; but the findings of the Technical Center focus real autonomy rather in the 130 km. As usual in electrical, acceleration is good with a 0-100 km / h within 10 seconds checked fair. And the maximum speed is limited to 140 km / h for the development of its unique forward gear. It announced the trunk volume is 341 liters. With the Movele grant, the e-Golf can go out 31,200 euros.

Opencast Golf Cabrio

There has always been a tradition Golf cabriolet with bodywork, and this type of offer still exists on the generation base VI, consisting of a version hood conventional fabric, although it electrified and which extends or retracts in less than 10 seconds. The trunk is reduced to 250 liters and the Golf Cabrio is offered in one version of equipment, with dual zone climate and alloy wheels 16 ". The engine 1.6 TDI 110 hp out for a 31,300 euros, and 1.4 TSI 150 hp with change DSG7 up another 2,300.

The ablest: Golf Sportsvan

In theory, this variant Sportsvan It happens to the previous Golf Plus, height slightly greater than 5 conventional doors. But repositioning the VW Touran as clearly larger minivan, would leave more ambitious than the hollow Plus, Sportsvan occupies the lead. It is a vehicle that is extended 8.5 cm to 4.34 meters; and increases clearly high, thus offering almost minivan functionality. It also increases the weight about 100 kg. The practicality It is secured also by a rear row seat longitudinal adjustment, In addition folding sector. Thus, the boot capacity checked by the CT Highway going 440 to 575 liters without replicating backups. This body, more expensive, is also the subject of promotions, and they can be obtained in Special Edition version for price 19,000 euros 1.2 TSI engine with 110 hp.

Friend of the Earth: Golf Alltrack

Volkswagen Golf Alltrack

Within the VW group, there are several bodies with family higher ground clearance and turned into all-road, all they based on the platform MQB. The del Golf, with the name that premiered Passat Alltrack years ago, is a serious offer, but certainly nothing affordable price as part of the 33.00 euros with the 2.0 TDI 150 hp with manual gearbox 6V, adding another 3,500 for the version with 180 hp DSG6 change. In addition to good performance and appropriate behavior in asphalt, Golf Alltrack not only equips always Integral 4MOTION which ensures its grip, it also has a effective descent control when things serious off-road get.

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