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2014 (64) Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI SE 5dr DSG

Milngavie Vauxhall / Ford
Only £13,488
£2023 deposit
£230.83 per month

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Standard specification

Driver Convenience

'Lights On' warning buzzerAutomatic Distance Control with Front Assist
Bluetooth Telephone preparationBrake pad wear indicator warning light
Cruise control + speed limiterDriver alert system
Exterior temperature gaugeFlat tyre indicator
Instrument cluster in whiteMultifunction computer
PAS - speed relatedRev counter
TFT display screenTrip and service interval display
Warning buzzer and light for front seatbelts unfastened 

Entertainment

8 speakersCD/MP3/WMA, USB and SD card reader, aux-in
DAB Digital radioMDI with USB/iPod connection cables

Exterior Features

Auto dimming rear view mirrorAutomatic coming/leaving home lighting function
Automatic headlightsBlack front air intake and radiator grilles
Body colour bumpersBody colour door handles
Body colour door mirrors with integral indicatorsChrome louvres in grille
Daytime running lightsDusk sensor + auto driving lights
Electric front windowsElectric rear windows
Electrically adjustable and heated door mirrorsHeated rear windscreen
Rain sensorRange adjustable headlights
Rear diffuserRear roof spoiler
Rear window wash/wipe with intermittent delayTwin exhaust tailpipe
Windscreen wipers/ intermittent wipe + 4 position delay 

Interior Features

12V socket in luggage compartment3 rear headrests
3 spoke steering wheel60/40 split folding rear seat
Bag hook in luggage compartmentBoot lashing points
Courtesy light delayDust/pollen filter
Front centre armrest with storage box and rear air ventsFront reading lights
Front seat back storage pocketsGrab handles
Height/reach adjust steering wheelIlluminated vanity mirrors
Isofix preparation for 2 rear child seatsLoad through provision
Lockable, illuminated, cooled gloveboxLuggage compartment cover
Luggage compartment lightingMultifunction leather steering wheel with leather gear knob/handbrake grip
Rear centre armrest with 2 cupholdersRear cupholder
Rear reading lightsStorage box in centre console with cover
Storage box in luggage compartmentStorage compartment in roof console with cover
Storage compartments in doorsVariable boot floor, height adjustable and removable
White adjustable panel illumination 

Safety

3 point height adj front seatbelts + pretensioners3 rear 3 point seatbelts
ABSChild locks on rear doors
Door open warning reflectorsDriver/Front Passenger airbags
Driver/Passenger whiplash optimised head restraintsDrivers knee airbag
Electronic parking brake with auto holdElectronic tyre pressure monitoring
ESP with EDL + ASRFront and rear curtain airbags
Front passenger airbag deactivationFront side airbags
Fuel cut off safety deviceHBA (Hydraulic Brake Assist)
Pre crash systemWarning triangle and first aid kit holder

Security

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

Trim

Brushed stainless steel decorative inserts in dashChrome air vent surrounds
Chrome-plated light switch surround 

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

CO2 (g/km)116Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 5

Engine and Drive Train

CC1390Cylinders4
Engine LayoutFRONT TRANSVERSEFuel DeliveryTURBO DIRECT INJECTION
Gears7 SPEEDNumber of Valves8
TransmissionSEMI-AUTO 

Fuel Consumption

EC Combined (mpg)56.5EC Directive 1999/100/EC AppliesTrue
EC Extra Urban (mpg)65.7EC Urban (mpg)45.6

General

Badge Engine CC1.4Badge Power122
Coin DescriptionTSICoin SeriesSE
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 0713EManufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years12
Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years3NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %94
NCAP Child Occupant Protection %89NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 095
NCAP Pedestrian Protection %65NCAP Safety Assist %71
Service Interval Frequency - Months12Service Interval Mileage10000
Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage60000Standard manufacturers warranty - Years3
Vehicle Homologation ClassM1 

Performance

0 to 62 mph (secs)9.3Engine Power - BHP122
Engine Power - KW90Engine Power - PSTrue
Engine Power - RPM5000Engine Torque - LBS.FT148
Engine Torque - MKG20.4Engine Torque - NM200
Engine Torque - RPM1800Top Speed126

Tyres

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

Vehicle Dimensions

Height1452Length4255
Wheelbase2637Width1799
Width (including mirrors)2027 

Weight and Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)50Gross Vehicle Weight1750
Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)1270Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)380
Max. Loading Weight546Max. Roof Load75
Max. Towing Weight - Braked1700Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked620
Minimum Kerbweight1204No. of Seats5
Turning 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 Estate

Volkswagen's seventh-generation Golf Estate is a very complete compact load-lugger. Jonathan Crouch reports.

Ten Second Review

Compact estate cars never put much of a dent in the public consciousness and as neatly finished as this seventh-generation Golf Estate is, one suspects it's always going to remain a minority interest item. Still, it's good value in mid-range 'Match Edition' guise and, as you'd expect from Volkswagen, it's very well designed. No hurriedly cobbled together conversion, this estate is properly practical with up to 1,620-litres of load space available.

Background

Given that estates are designed to haul a hefty amount of gear around, the concept of a compact estate at first seems one destined to crash and burn. And so it has proved. No matter which hugely successful product line you choose - Volkswagen Golf, Ford Focus, Vauxhall Astra or Renault Megane - its estate variant has added but a nominal amount to the overall sales figures. Accept that this is the way it is - and is destined to stay - and it's easier to get to grips with this latest Golf Estate. Sold alongside the Golf three and five door hatches, the Golf Estate offers another alternative for those not quite prepared to step up to a Touran mini-MPV. And the car itself? Well, 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.

Driving Experience

Get under the skin of this Volkswagen Golf Estate and you'll find a chassis that's a lot stiffer and is almost infinitely customisable, being based on the modular MQB chassis that underpins everything from the Skoda Octavia to the Audi A3. All but the entry level versions get variable drive settings (Eco, Sport, Normal and Individual) and this results in a car that can entertain or cosset as required. There's also the option of Dynamic Chassis Control to consider. This features adaptive damping and a Sport setting to really give the car's ride a dual personality. Six petrol engines are available: a 1.2-litre TSI 85PS unit with a five-speed manual gearbox, plus a 1.2-litre TSI 105PS engine and a 1.0 TSI 115PS unit for BlueMotion buyers. Further up the range, there's a 1.4-litre TSI 125PS option, the clever 1.4-litre TSI ACT 150PS powerplant with cylinder deactivation and the range-topping 300PS 2.0-litre turbo Golf R unit. All variants comes with either six-speed manual or seven-speed DSG gearboxes. The diesel range is built around 90 and 110PS versions of the familiar 1.6-litre TDI unit, the latter powerplant also used for the fully-fledged, eco-friendly BlueMotion model. If you need a little more grunt, there's also a 2.0 TDI variant on offer with either 150 or 184PS. A 7-speed DSG auto 'box is available to 110PS 1.6-litre TDI buyers, with a 7-speed DSG variant available to 2.0 TDI customers. There's also an Alltrack variant with 4MOTION 4WD, this model offered with the 110PS 1.6-litre TDI unt, plus 150 and 184PS versions of the 2.0-litre TDI powerplant.

Design and Build

It's not too difficult to see the benefits of that smart MQB modular chassis. It 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 estate weighs around 105kg less than its immediate predecessor. That's despite offering more loading space, 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. 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. Volkswagen has also increased load space which is up from the 505-litres of the Mk 6 to 605-litres when loaded up to the parcel shelf. Flip the rear seats down and you get a full 1,620-litres, which is a big improvement on the 1,495-litres you got previously. What's a little dumbfounding is the fact that the Golf Estate looks far sleeker than before, the additional glasswork being neatly integrated into the trademark Golf shape. At 4,562mm, the Golf Estate is 307mm longer than the hatchback, so do bear this in mind if you're already tight for parking space with a hatchback model.

Market and Model

Prices range in the £19,000 to £35,000 bracket and represent a £765 premium over the Golf hatchback. There are 'S', 'Match Edition' and GT trim levels, plus the Golf R performance model and the 4MOTION Alltrack models for those needing extra winter traction. All Golf Estate models come with seven airbags, including a driver's knee bag, five three-point seat belts, ABS with ESP, the XDS electronic differential lock and ISOFIX preparation for two rear child seats. The entry-level Composition Media system includes a 5.8-inch colour touchscreen, a DAB digital radio, a CD player, the MDI interface (for connecting iPod or MP3 player), Bluetooth telephone preparation and audio streaming and eight speakers. Also standard is semi-automatic air conditioning, among a host of other fitments. Moving up from 'S' to 'Match Edition' trim brings a wider range of features, including 16-inch 'Dover' alloy wheels, front foglights, heated front seats, headlamp washers and the 'Discover' navigation system. Safety kit includes the ADC Automatic Distance Control with Front Assist and City Emergency Braking, which can even bring the vehicle to a complete halt if necessary. Then there's a Driver Alert System, PreCrash preventative occupant protection, Driver Profile Selection (with four modes and five on DSG-equipped cars), rain-sensitive wipers, an automatically dimming rear-view mirror and a dusk sensor.

Cost of Ownership

One of Volkswagen's key priorities with this seventh-generation load-lugging Golf was to reclaim its position as one of the most efficient compact family estates. 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 on not only the five and six speed manuals but also the six and seven speed DSG twin clutch units. All new Golf models - both diesel and petrol - come with a Stop/Start system as standard, along with battery regeneration. The petrol engine options are pretty familiar - 85 and 105PS 1.2-litre TSI units that return 57.6mpg on the combined cycle and around 113g/km of CO2, plus a 115PS 1.0 TSI three cylinder engine that gets full 'BlueMotion' badging and can return 65.7mpg on the combined cycle and 99g/km of CO2. Next up is a 122PS 1.4 TSI petrol variant that manages 53.3mpg and 123g/km of CO2. But things step up with the 110PS 1.6-litre TDI diesel. It returns a combined cycle reading of 74.3mpg and emits just 99g/km in the process, so if you're collecting petrol station loyalty points, that toaster you're saving up for won't be yours until somewhere in the region of 2019. And you'll do even better if you specify this 1.6-litre TDI engine in full 'BlueMotion' form, in which guise this car is capable of returning 88.3mpg on the combined cycle and hybrid-like CO2 emissions of 85g/km. If you'd like a bit more poke from your diesel, then the 150PS 2.0 TDI manages a very acceptable 68.9mpg on the combined cycle and 106g/km of CO2 but before automatically signing on the dotted line for one of these - as many business buyers will - we'd point out that there is a petrol alternative that's nearly as good and runs on cheaper green pump fuel - the 150PS 1.4 TSI ACT variant. 'ACT' stands for 'Active Cylinder Technology' which essentially means that this car will run on only two of its four cylinders under light throttle loads. As a result, it can return 58.9mpg on the combined cycle and 112g/km of CO2.

Summary

The Golf Estate has never been one of the brighter stars in the Volkswagen firmament. It was always too small, too overshadowed by the hatch or too dowdy to really appeal. While this Mk 7 version isn't about to outshine the hatchback version, it at least addresses these other two issues reasonably well. It's usefully spacious and the styling is agreeably sleek. The rest of the news is good too. Less weight and more space is always a good combination and a number of efficiency measures mean that estate buyers who would have automatically looked to diesel engines should also now consider powerplants like the ingenious 1.4 TSI with Active Cylinder Technology. Small estates will never be big sellers but, as Volkswagen has demonstrated, if a job's worth doing, it's worth doing well.

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

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Monthly payment£230.83
Deposit£2023
Term (months)60
Cash price£13,488
Credit amount£11,465
Completion fee£1
Total amount payable£15,873.80
Fixed interest rate4.1%
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