- Golf Mk6 1.4 TSI
STW car gurus,
I was in my wife’s Touran TDi last week when a foreign lorry driver T-boned me and the car is now a write off. I was borrowing it as my mileage (>30,000/year) makes commuting in my fantastic Hyundai 4×4 (25mpg) a bit steep!
Insurers have given us a reasonable price and my wife will drive the 4×4 (12,000/year) until we replace it with another Touran.
I was looking at a mk 6 Golf 1.4tsi DSG. Chain cam, no DPF, still reasonable (on paper) economy. (Octy banned by wife btw!)
I know the 2.0 TDi would be mega in economy terms but there is a chance my commute might drop soon too. Plus the modern diesels have been torpedoed by the drive to have economy for the EU test.
So, anyone got one? Bike rack on top? Economy? Fun? Comfort?
Cheers!Posted 4 years agosing1etrackSubscriber
Fabia engine has a supercharger bolted on as well as the turbocharger, golf tsi doesn’t, meaning it won’t be the hoot that the fabia is. Not a bad engine by all accounts, though i believe quoted economy figures are a bit optimistic on the tsi’s. It has the better 7 speed DSG rather than the 6 speed found in the more torquey models. Not sure it’ll be much fun but ticks most other boxes.Posted 4 years agosimon_gSubscriber
Yeah, the ones in the Golfs and similar are just turbocharged with 120-ish bhp. Still good engines, very refined, decent torque, like anything economy figures won’t be remotely achievable in the real world.
DSG is great though especially if you spend time in traffic, you won’t have a rough diesel idling away or DPF issues if you do shorter journeys.
The TSI actually makes more sense than TDI for people who aren’t pounding up and down the motorway all day.Posted 4 years agocarlozMember
I got one a couple of years ago. I’ve had nearly £3k repairs done on the initial 1 year VW used warrenty and a subsequent extended warrenty. The main work was replacing the gearbox and some minor electrics. I’ve been really impressed by VWs service and I’ll buy my next car from them if they still have the same cover. The TSI engine is superb, my only issue is that its so quiet I sometimes turn it on twice. Economywise it’s very efficient and Id recommend getting the upgraded interior/ with alloy wheels.Posted 4 years agojambalayaSubscriber
Personally I’d go for. 2.0TDI even if that meant buying an older car, even a Mk5. A good mate had a 1.4 turbo he liked but it needed to be driven hard to be fun and that hit economy. I drove a mk7 1.4 it went pretty well in town (London) but I do have a prejudice against these small engines in what are quite big cars. Golfs are great, very practical and as a VW owner you already know about the quality. Bikes will go on top, on a rear screen rack or inside.Posted 4 years agogribbleMember
Can’t really go wrong with a Golf, but Seat Leon offers similar. I think TSI engines are the way to go unless you are pushing out the miles.
Drove a basic Mk7 tdi 1.6 hire car last week, really nice drive and even the basic model was pretty smart inside. I have not driven a MK6, but loved my Mk5 TDI. Best car I have ever owned/had as a company car (including the BMW 320d automatic we have now).Posted 4 years agoswdanMember
I have a 59 plate A3 sportback with the 1.4 TFSI engine (the same as this one I think, approx 120 bhp) and I think it’s a cracking engine. Is as quick as I want it to be and real world mpg calcs put it around 42 mpg from a tank of petrol on a combination of London suburban driving and motorway speed cruising.
We looked at other cars and considered bigger non-turbo engines but in all honesty loved this way this drove. OK it’s not sports car but is plenty nippy enough and when you don’t want it to be just cruises round sipping fuel like any other 1.4Posted 4 years agojoeyjMember
Had the 1.4 tsi jetta gt with the 170 bhp (57 plate) and its was great no complaints with anything about the car. Wife has the 1.2 tsi polo and that is even better even though I doesn’t have as many horses. The VAG diesels are great for economy but when something goes wrong it normally costs. I had a 55 plate passatt 2.0tdi and oil pump went £2000 to sort out wasn’t worth it so sold car and bought a mark 4 golf gti 2.0 petrolPosted 4 years ago
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