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2012 (12) Volkswagen Golf 1.2 TSI S 2dr

Rutherglen Volkswagen / MG
Only £8488
£300 deposit
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Standard specification

Driver Convenience

'Lights On' warning buzzerBluetooth Telephone preparation
Exterior temperature gaugeMultifunction computer - Highline
PAS - speed relatedRev counter
Trip and service interval displayWarning buzzer and light for front seatbelts unfastened

Entertainment

RCD 310 dash-mounted MP3 Compatible CD player with 6 speakers and aux-in for connection to external media source 

Exterior Features

Black front air intake and radiator grillesBody colour bumpers
Body colour door handlesBody colour door mirrors with integral indicators
Chrome louvres in grilleChrome trimmed front air intake surrounds
Cloth hood - BlackDaytime running lights
Electric windowsElectrically adjustable and heated door mirrors
Fully automatic electrically operated hoodGreen tinted heat insulating glass
Heated rear windscreenRange adjustable headlights
Windscreen wipers/ intermittent wipe + 4 position delay 

Interior Features

2 rear head restraints3 spoke leather steering wheel/gearknob + handbrake grip
50/50 split folding rear seat backrestAir conditioning 'Climatic' semi automatic control
Chrome-plated electric window button surroundCourtesy light delay
Dust/pollen filterEasy entry slide seats (access to rear seats)
Front comfort seats with height adjustmentFront cupholders x 2
Height/reach adjust steering wheelIsofix preparation for 2 rear child seats
Lockable, illuminated, cooled gloveboxLuggage compartment lighting
Merlin cloth upholsteryStorage compartments in doors
Vanity mirrorsWhite adjustable panel illumination

Safety

2 rear seatbelts3 point height adj front seatbelts + pretensioners
ABSDoor open warning reflectors
Driver/Front Passenger airbagsDriver/Passenger whiplash optimised head restraints
Drivers knee airbagESP with EDL + ASR
Front passenger airbag deactivationFront side airbags
HBA (Hydraulic Brake Assist)Hill hold function

Security

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

Trim

Matt chrome decorative inserts in dash 

Wheels

16" Atlanta alloy wheels with anti-theft wheel boltsSteel 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

CO2 (g/km)139Noise Level dB(A)69
Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 5 

Engine and Drive Train

CamshaftDOHCCatalytic ConvertorTrue
CC1197Cylinder LayoutIN-LINE
Cylinders4Engine LayoutFRONT TRANSVERSE
Fuel DeliveryTURBO DIRECT INJECTIONGears6 SPEED
Number of Valves8TransmissionMANUAL

Fuel Consumption

EC Combined (mpg)47.9EC Directive 1999/100/EC AppliesTrue
EC Extra Urban (mpg)55.4EC Urban (mpg)38.7

General

Badge Engine CC1.2Badge Power105
Coin DescriptionTSICoin SeriesS
Manufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years12Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years3
NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %96NCAP Child Occupant Protection %86
NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 095NCAP Pedestrian Protection %53
NCAP Safety Assist %71Service Interval Frequency - Months12
Service Interval Mileage10000Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage60000
Standard manufacturers warranty - Years3Vehicle Homologation ClassM1

Performance

0 to 62 mph (secs)11.7Engine Power - BHP105
Engine Power - KW77Engine Power - PSTrue
Engine Power - RPM5000Engine Torque - LBS.FT129
Engine Torque - MKG17.9Engine Torque - NM175
Engine Torque - RPM1550Top Speed117

Tyres

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

Vehicle Dimensions

Height1423Length4246
Wheelbase2578Width1782
Width (including mirrors)2044 

Weight and Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)55Gross Vehicle Weight1850
Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)250Max. Loading Weight434
Max. Roof Load75Max. Towing Weight - Braked1200
Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked700Minimum Kerbweight1416
No. of Seats4Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb10.9
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

The most affordable version of the seventh-generation Volkswagen Golf has a 1.2-litre TSI petrol engine. Jonathan Crouch checks it out

Ten Second Review

The Volkswagen Golf is back for its seventh go around and it's a formula that's tried, tested and popular with British buyers. This latest car feature a chassis with a choice of two rear suspension set ups, with the less sophisticated one fitted to lower order models like the petrol 1.2 TSI variants we look at here.

Background

After six model generations, 38 years and 29 million cars, it would perhaps be a little surprising if Volkswagen didn't have the hang of building Golfs by now. You certainly wouldn't expect anything radical or off-beat with the Golf Mk 7 and, without wishing to destroy a cliffhanger of a plot line, so it proves. This is a well-honed formula that works. Why mess with it? So how have we come to this point, this incrementally bigger, sleeker and more sophisticated take on an established favourite? Its predecessor, the Golf Mk 6, had been one of the more successful Golf models. Introduced in 2008, it built on the foundations of the Mk 5, offering better safety, better efficiency but a lower build cost. The Mk 7 might look like another refinement of that vehicle, but despite the evolutionary styling, it's completely fresh from the ground up but still unambiguously a Golf. Let's see how much sense it makes in its most affordable 1.2-litre TSI petrol guise.

Driving Experience

Get under the skin of this latest Volkswagen Golf and you'll find a chassis that's a lot stiffer and is almost infinitely customisable. Interior refinement has improved enormously, with very little road noise filtering back into the cabin. Tyre noise and engine sounds have also been muted to the sort of level you'd have expected from a Phaeton limousine not so long ago. Here, we're looking at the two affordable four-cylinder 1.2-litre TSI petrol units producing either 85 or 105PS. I'd avoid the least powerful of these if I were you, which doesn't really have enough about it to properly exercise this Volkswagen's lithe responses and shift along 1.2 tonnes of Golf. The 105PS version of this engine is better, improving the rest to 62mph time from 11.9 to 10.2s and raising the maximum speed from 111 to 119mph. Like all Golf models with less than 120PS, these two feature unsophisticated torsion beam suspension rather than the clever multi-link set-up found further up the range. The perfectionist in me is disappointed by this, but the pragmatist can understand their point of view: will the largely undemanding drivers who choose lower-order Golfs really notice? Almost certainly not.

Design and Build

This car's clever MQB modular chassis not only offers Volkswagen the scope to run different models spun off it down the same production line, it also pares weight right back, such that this Golf Mk 7 rolls back the years. In fact it's not significantly weightier than a Mk 4, despite boasting massively improved safety features and more interior equipment. It's miles bigger inside too. The driving position is almost unfeasibly adjustable and unlike many family hatches, you can get properly hunkered down in the car if required. The sheer amount of steering wheel rake and reach means that both shorter and taller drivers will have little difficulty achieving a perfect seating position. Nobody does it better than this. It isn't that it feels especially plush - though the quality of materials used is excellent - and far better, incidentally, in this Wolfsburg-constructed Golf than Volkswagen's similarly priced but Mexican-built compact Jetta saloon. It's just that everything is of just the right quality and feels absolutely fit for purpose. The cabin's a little wider than before, which helps with elbow room and there's also a bit more rear leg room which is a welcome touch. The boot measures a hefty 380-litres, is well shaped and features a low loading height.

Market and Model

Pricing for a 85PS 1.2 TSI petrol Golf starts from around £16,500, about £1,000 less than the 105PS variant: there's a premium of around £650 to go from the three to the five-door bodystyle. All Golf models come with seven airbags, including a driver's knee bag, five three-point seat belts, ABS braking with ESP stability control and a clever XDS electronic differential lock to get the power down out of tight corners. The entry-level 'Composition Media' system includes a 5.8-inch colour touchscreen, a DAB digital radio, a CD player, what Volkswagen calls an 'MDI interface' (for connecting iPod or MP3 player), Bluetooth telephone preparation and audio streaming for the eight-speaker stereo. Also standard is semi-automatic air conditioning, among a host of other features. Safety kit includes ISOFIX childseat fastenings, anti-whiplash head restraints, tyre pressure monitoring and seven airbags - twin front, side and curtain 'bags, plus a driver's knee 'bag. There's also a clever Automatic Post-Collision Braking System that automatically brakes the car down to 6mph after a collision - so if, say, someone hits you and, understandably, you go to pieces, the car will automatically sort itself out.

Cost of Ownership

One of Volkswagen's key priorities with this seventh-generation Golf was to reclaim its position as one of the most efficient family hatches, a position it had been struggling to maintain in the latter years of Mk 6 production. So how has it gone about achieving these efficiency gains? The big one is a weight loss plan. Then there are aerodynamic advantages, lower internal friction in the engines and optimised gearing. Added to that are the benefits of Volkswagen's 'BlueMotion Technology' programme which across the range include battery regeneration (to reclaim energy that would otherwise be lost under braking) and a Start/Stop engine system to cut the engine when you don't need it, stuck in traffic or waiting at the lights. The early petrol engine options (carried over from the previous Golf line-up) are pretty frugal - 85 and 105PS 1.2-litre TSI units that return 57.6mpg on the combined cycle and around 113g/km of CO2 To help you get somewhere near the quoted figures in everyday driving, all Golfs offer a gearchange indicator as well as an 'Eco function' on the infotainment touchscreen that offers tips for economical driving. Downsides? Well other rivals better the three year 60,000 mile warranty that Volkswagen provides. Other than that, there's little to criticise. There's a choice of fixed mileage or flexible servicing regimes, depending on whether the annual distance you cover is short or long. And industry experts reckon that residual values will be far better than mainstream Golf or Astra-type family hatchbacks (which you would expect) and better even than some premium-badged compact hatches like BMW's 1 Series (which you might not).

Summary

The Volkswagen Golf Mk 7 is an interesting vehicle and it's not always quite as up-front as you expect. The lower specification torsion-beam suspension that's fitted to less powerful models like the 1.2 TSI petrol variants we've been looking at here is certainly unsophisticated but it's an issue that many buyers shopping through the lower order trim levels won't care very much about. In most other areas, the Golf forges inexorably onwards. Less weight and more space is always a good combination and a number of efficiency measures have brought petrol engines like the 1.2 TSI unit back into sharp relevance. The styling is evolutionary but includes a number of interesting details, cabin quality is well up to par and residual values look promising. In short it's a Golf. A more polished, smarter Golf, but still a Golf. Reassuringly so.

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

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Monthly payment£164.85
Deposit£300
Term (months)60
Cash price£8488
Credit amount£8188
Completion fee£1
Total amount payable£10,192
Fixed interest rate4.1%
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