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2012 (12) Volkswagen Golf Plus 1.4 TSI SE 5dr

Ayr Toyota
Only £7988
£300 deposit
£154.79 per month

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Standard specification

Driver Convenience

'Lights On' warning buzzerBluetooth Telephone preparation
Cruise controlExterior temperature gauge
Multifunction computer - HighlineOptical parking display via audio system
Park assist steering with front/rear parking sensorsPAS - speed related
Remote fuel flap releaseRev counter
Trip and service interval displayWarning buzzer and light for front seatbelts unfastened

Exterior Features

Auto dimming rear view mirror/rain sensorAutomatic coming home lighting
Body colour bumpersBody colour door handles
Body colour door mirrors with integral indicatorsBody colour side bump strips
Cherry red rear light clusterChrome trimmed radiator grille louvre inserts
Dusk sensor + auto driving lightsElectric front windows
Electric rear windowsElectrically adjustable and heated door mirrors
Green tinted heat insulating glassHeated rear window
Range adjustable headlightsRear spoiler
Rear window wash/wipe with intermittent delayTwin exhaust tailpipe
Windscreen wipers/ intermittent wipe + 4 position delay 

Interior Features

12V power point front/rear12V socket in luggage compartment
3 rear headrests3 spoke leather trimmed steering wheel + gearknob / gaiter and handbrake grip
60/40 split folding rear seatBag hook in luggage compartment
Chrome load lashing points in boot x4Courtesy light delay
Driver and front passenger under seat drawerDriver seat height adjust
Dust/pollen filterFront centre armrest with storage/12V socket/2 rear air vents + cupholders
Front footwell illuminationFront seatback tables
Grab handlesHeight/reach adjust steering wheel
Illuminated vanity mirrorsIndependent front and rear reading lights in chrome surround
Isofix preparation for 2 rear child seatsLockable cooled glovebox
Luggage compartment coverLuggage compartment lighting
Luggage net under rear parcel shelfPassenger seat height adjuster
Rear centre armrest with 2 cupholdersSeatback storage
Sliding rear seatsStorage box in luggage compartment
Storage compartment in roof console with coverStorage compartments in doors
Storage tray on dashboardSun visors
Variable boot floor, height adjustable and removableWhite adjustable panel illumination

Packs

Smoking pack - Golf 

Safety

3 point height adj front seatbelts + pretensioners3 rear 3 point seatbelts
ABSAuto hold function
Door open warning reflectorsDriver/Front Passenger airbags
Driver/Passenger whiplash optimised head restraintsESP with EDL + ASR
Front and rear curtain airbagsFront passenger airbag deactivation
Front side airbagsHBA (Hydraulic Brake Assist)
Two tone horn 

Security

Alarm with interior protectionElectronic engine immobiliser
Remote central locking with 2 remote folding keys 

Trim

Chrome air vent surrounds 

Wheels

Steel space saver spare wheel
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Technical specification

Emissions

CO0.42CO2 (g/km)152
HC0.037Noise Level dB(A)72
NOx0.0306Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 5

Engine and Drive Train

CamshaftDOHCCatalytic ConvertorTrue
CC1390Compression Ratio10.0:1
Cylinder LayoutIN-LINECylinders4
Cylinders - Bore (mm)76.5Cylinders - Stroke (mm)75.6
Engine LayoutFRONT TRANSVERSEFuel DeliveryTURBO DIRECT INJECTION
Gears6 SPEEDNumber of Valves16
TransmissionMANUAL 

Fuel Consumption

EC Combined (mpg)43.5EC Directive 1999/100/EC AppliesTrue
EC Extra Urban (mpg)52.3EC Urban (mpg)33.6

General

Badge Engine CC1.4Badge Power122
Coin DescriptionTSICoin SeriesSE
Insurance Group 17Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 0715E
Insurance Group 2EManufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years12
Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years3EURO NCAP Front and Side Impact test - Star Rating.9
EURO NCAP Pedestrian test - Star Rating.9Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage60000
Standard manufacturers warranty - Years3Vehicle Homologation ClassM1

Performance

0 to 62 mph (secs)10.2Engine Power - BHP122
Engine Power - KW90Engine Power - PSTrue
Engine Power - RPM5000Engine Torque - LBS.FT148
Engine Torque - MKG20.5Engine Torque - NM200
Engine Torque - RPM1500Top Speed121

Tyres

Alloys?TrueSpace Saver?True
Tyre Size Front205/55 R16Tyre Size Rear205/55 R16
Tyre Size SpareSPACE SAVERWheel StyleATLANTA
Wheel Type16" ALLOY 

Vehicle Dimensions

Height1592Length4204
Wheelbase2578Width1759
Width (including mirrors)1946 

Weight and Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)55Gross Vehicle Weight1970
Max. Loading Weight554Max. Roof Load75
Max. Towing Weight - Braked1300Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked700
Minimum Kerbweight1416No. of Seats5
Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb10.8
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Independent review

Review courtesy of Car and Driving

Volkswagen Golf Plus

By Andy Enright

Introduction

Volkswagen is a company well known for exploiting all manner of market niches but it found itself looking on from the sidelines as the market for small MPVs boomed. Developing a new platform would have been costly so its answer was to modify the existing Golf chassis to form the slightly more spacious Golf Plus. As a new proposition back in 2004, it met with a tepid reaction but the revised first generation version that sold between 2009 and 2013 is a slightly better bet, especially as a used buy. Read on to find out why.

History

Volkswagen first introduced the Golf Plus way back in 2004, billing it as the perfect solution for those wanting a Golf with a bit more space, but who didn't want to upgrade to the Touran MPV. The market appeared rather puzzled by the proposition. The car ran on the same wheelbase as the regular Golf hatch, so didn't offer any more rear legroom. Yes, there was more headroom in the back, but unless you were regularly carrying six-footers there, the standard car seemed to be just fine. Sales reflected this rather fuzzy market positioning and the Golf Plus never really gained the traction of other five-seat MPVs like the Ford C-MAX. Volkswagen tried again in 2009, with the launch of a revised Golf Plus. This featured the cleaner front end of the Golf MK6, but with much the same underpinnings as before. It was offered with a choice of four engines: two petrol and two diesel. These comprised the 1.4-litre 80 PS and 1.4-litre TSI 122 PS, as well as 2.0-litre common rail TDI units with 110 and 140 PS. Both manual and DSG auto gearboxes were also available. This version of the Plus spawned an economy BlueMotion special later in 2009 and the 1.6 TDI diesel was also introduced. The market though, remained lukewarm to this car and the announcement of the seventh-generation Golf in 2012 further dented Golf Plus sales, leading to its quiet withdrawal from sale at the end of 2013. Its replacement, the Golf SV, was announced in spring 2014.

What You Get

When this first generation Golf Plus was facelifted in 2009, its differences in comparison with a standard MK6 Golf hatchback became clearer. The neatly integrated roof rails are the most obvious point of differentiation and at the rear, there's a colour coded bumper and attractive red light clusters that utilise LED technology. But all this is detail stuff. The main difference between the two cars is that the Golf Plus sits 113mm higher, offering 20mm more interior headroom that enables you to sit much higher than in a standard Golf. Considering statistics which show that we're close behind the Dutch as the second tallest nation on earth, that ought to be quite useful for UK families. That higher roofline makes life a bit easier when you're trying to strap in children too. The more shapely upright seating means that there's more generous legroom front and rear, even before passengers start playing with sliding rear seats, with each section able to slide backwards or forwards by up to 160mm to prioritise either luggage space or rear legroom. You can't remove them MPV-style but they do recline to waft the kids off to sleep on long journeys, and of course, they 60/40 split-fold in the usual way, creating a virtually level 1450-litre loadspace, enhanced by a clever double-height boot floor. The middle seat can be folded to form a picnic table if you don't want to use the fold-out trays provided in the front seat backs. And there's plenty of cabin storage too, with over 43 separate receptacles dotted around the interior. Volkswagen had to redesign every one of the Golf's body panels in order to accommodate this car's extra height and as a result, the Plus' waistline is higher and the base of the windscreen further forwards. Just like an MPV in fact. Or is it? After all, despite the changes, this car is virtually no longer and actually not quite as wide as a standard Golf. Which means that the slight 45-litre increase in standard luggage space (to 395 litres) that comes as a result of the Plus' modifications is mainly to be found nestling against the ceiling. My colleagues point out that this is in the position which is least often used. I would counter that it might be very useful when it comes to bulky objects. You pays your money... What To Look For (used_look)

What You Pay

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What to Look For

Keep a look out for cars that have been flogged by corporate users and ensure that servicing has been attended to diligently. Check the specification carefully, as some of the more desirable features, like air conditioning, weren't standard on lower spec variants. You'll also need to watch for sales staff aggressively pushing older pre-facelift models, knowing that the later models will be more popular. Other than that, the Golf Plus is a car that can be bought with confidence.

Replacement Parts

(approx based on a 2010 Golf Plus 1.4 TSI excl. VAT) Parts aren't priced too badly with a clutch assembly will be around £75 and an alternator should be close to £115. Brake pads front and rear are about £55 and £45 respectively.

On the Road

At the wheel, the first thing that owners of the standard Golf should notice is the slightly higher, MPV-style driving position. It offers a great view out, though the small quarter-light front windows and thick pillars do slightly restrict visibility through the corners. The extra 113mm of height over the ordinary model might lead you to worry about an increase in body roll but you needn't. Volkswagen increased the standard hatch's spring rates to cope and added a thicker rear anti-roll bar: as a result, there's virtually no discernible difference between the two cars from behind the wheel. Riding on the same underpinnings as the sixth generation Golf (which in turn weren't a million miles away from those of the MK5 version), the post-2009 model Golf Plus inherited the secure handling and comfortable ride that have become the trademark of the model line. It also inherited a much more up to date engine line-up than before, excepting the feeble entry-level 80PS 1.4-litre petrol that all right-thinking buyers should avoid. Both this and the 90 or 105PS 1.6-litre TDI diesel engines have a five-speed manual gearbox, while the more powerful 110 and 140PS common rail 2.0-litre diesels and the turbocharged 1.4 TSI petrol get six-speed transmissions. When new, these two more punchy units were optionally available with the slick DSG twin-clutch semi-automatic gearbox. The Golf Plus' extra 120kg of weight blunts performance a little but the fastest petrol and diesel variants will get you from rest to sixty in around 10s on the way to around 120mph, which is probably as quick as potential buyers will want to go.

Overall

Now that used prices have levelled off, the facelifted Golf Plus looks a much better bet than it ever did when new. It's still not as committed a five-seat MPV as something like a Ford C-MAX, a Citroen C4 Picasso or a Renault Scenic, but if you find those cars a bit too suburban and over-practical for your tastes, the Golf Plus makes an interesting halfway point. The limited amount of used stock available might force you into a few compromises on colour, trim or condition. After all, the Golf Plus was always out-sold forty to one by the standard hatch version in the UK. Still, if you're part of the small percentage of people who want a used Golf but a slightly more spacious one, this particular Plus could well appeal. It's certainly a much better proposition in this improved form.

Performance
60%
Handling
70%
Comfort
90%
Space
90%
Styling
60%
Build
100%
Value
80%
Equipment
80%
Economy
90%
Depreciation
60%
Insurance
70%

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Monthly payment£154.79
Deposit£300
Term (months)60
Cash price£7988
Credit amount£7688
Completion fee£1
Total amount payable£9588.40
Fixed interest rate4.1%
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