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2014 (14) Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI GT 5dr

Falkirk Fiat / Abarth
Only £13,988
£2098 deposit
£239.39 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
Ultrasonic front and rear optical and audible parking sensorsWarning 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 indicatorsCherry red rear light cluster
Chrome louvres in grilleChrome trimmed front air intake surrounds
Chrome trimmed front fog light surroundsCornering front fog lights
Dusk sensor + auto driving lightsElectric folding door mirrors with puddle lamps
Electric front windowsElectric rear windows
Electrically adjustable and heated door mirrorsHeat insulated tinted glass 65% light absorbing from B pillar back
Heated rear windscreenRain sensor
Range adjustable headlightsRear diffuser
Rear roof spoilerRear window wash/wipe with intermittent delay
Reverse activated kerb-view adjustment on passenger's door mirrorTwin 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
Ambient lightingBag hook in luggage compartment
Boot lashing pointsChrome-plated electric mirror adjustment switch surround
Chrome-plated electric window button surroundCourtesy light delay
Dust/pollen filterFront + rear carpet mats
Front centre armrest with storage box and rear air ventsFront footwell illumination
Front reading lightsFront seat back storage pockets
Grab handlesHeight/reach adjust steering wheel
Illuminated vanity mirrorsIsofix preparation for 2 rear child seats
Load through provisionLockable, illuminated, cooled glovebox
Luggage compartment coverLuggage compartment lighting
Multifunction leather steering wheel with leather gear knob/handbrake gripRear centre armrest with 2 cupholders
Rear cupholderRear reading lights
Storage box in centre console with coverStorage box in luggage compartment
Storage compartment in roof console with coverStorage compartments in doors
Variable boot floor, height adjustable and removableWhite 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 

Technical

Diesel particulate filterLowered sports suspension

Trim

Chrome air vent surroundsChrome-plated light switch surround
Cyclone decorative insertsGloss black decorative inserts in dash

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)106Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 5

Engine and Drive Train

CC1968Cylinder LayoutIN-LINE
Cylinders4Engine LayoutFRONT TRANSVERSE
Fuel DeliveryCOMMON RAILGears6 SPEED
Number of Valves16TransmissionMANUAL

Fuel Consumption

EC Combined (mpg)68.9EC Directive 1999/100/EC AppliesTrue
EC Extra Urban (mpg)78.5EC Urban (mpg)56.5

General

Badge Engine CC2.0Badge Power150
Coin DescriptionTDICoin SeriesGT
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 0719EManufacturers 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)8.6Engine Power - BHP150
Engine Power - KW110Engine Power - PSTrue
Engine Power - RPM3500Engine Torque - LBS.FT236
Engine Torque - MKG32.6Engine Torque - NM320
Engine Torque - RPM1750Top Speed134

Tyres

Alloys?TrueSpace Saver?True
Tyre Size Front225/45 R17Tyre Size Rear225/45 R17
Tyre Size SpareSPACE SAVERWheel StyleDIJON
Wheel Type17" ALLOY 

Vehicle Dimensions

Height1452Length4255
Wheelbase2637Width1799
Width (including mirrors)2027 

Weight and Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)50Gross Vehicle Weight1860
Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)1270Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)380
Max. Loading Weight551Max. Roof Load75
Max. Towing Weight - Braked1600Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked670
Minimum Kerbweight1309No. 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 GTI Cabriolet

Volkswagen's latest soft top Golf comes in for the GTI treatment. Jonathan Crouch reports.

Ten Second Review

The Volkswagen Golf cabriolet doesn't seem like a natural candidate for the GTI treatment, but the flagship model actually makes a lot of sense, especially when fitted with the optional DSG twin clutch transmission. It's not cheap but it is very thoroughly engineered.

Background

When it comes to performance regalia, there's not a lot to top a GTI badge. Other go-faster sub-brands may come and go, but Volkswagen have nurtured the GTI badge through good years and bad since 1976, and the latest generation Golf models to wear the badge are little short of brilliant. Being something of a fundamentalist when it comes to vehicle dynamics, I've long held the view that the most effective way to ruin a great-handling car is to saw the roof off it. There are a few notable exceptions, but soft top usually spells soft-pedalling. Can Volkswagen change that script? This is the first soft top Golf on sale since the Mark 4 and if you lost track of the numbers, we're now on iteration six. Volkswagen already offers an excellent four-seat convertible built on modern Golf mechanicals called the Eos but the soft-top Golf is simpler and lighter, attributes that hint may pique the interest of the keen driver.

Driving Experience

It's won't come as any great surprise to hear that the powerplant beneath the bonnet of the Golf GTI cabriolet is the same one that powers the award-winning hatchback. In case you're not fully up to speed with the ever-changing specification of this engine, it's a 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol unit, available with either either a standard six-speed manual gearbox or optional six-speed twin-clutch DSG gearbox and producing 210 PS. The benchmark zero to 62 mph sprint is efficiently dispatched in just 7.3 seconds with either transmission, while top speed is 147mph with the manual box, while DSG drivers will have to settle for a paltry 146mph. The peak torque figure of 206 lbs ft (280 Nm) is available from just 1,700rpm to 5,300rpm and this broad torque band helps the GTI's driveability. A standard EDS electronic differential lock and XDS transverse differential lock help to ensure that the power is effectively transferred to the road. An inconvenient truth Volkswagen kept under its hat with its previous Golf Cabriolet is that it was actually a facelifted Mark 3 rather than an actual Mark 4 which means its underpinnings were that of a 1994 car. Therefore, the step forward to a current Golf Cabriolet is massive and, at first, slightly befuddling. This is genuinely based on the current Mark 6 underpinnings which means multi-link suspension front and rear and body rigidity that's from another dimension. This comes courtesy of a reinforced window frame and structural modifications to the underbody, side panels, cross-members and doors the rigidity benefits of which are manifested in improved safety, comfort and refinement.

Design and Build

It's a fact that few hatchback-based cabriolets are good looking cars. This is a bit of a problem given that most of these cars are bought to be seen in, but the GTI Cabriolet is surprisingly handsome. It carries its GTI styling cues very well and the basic shape is long enough such that it doesn't look too pram-like. Just go counting the classic design cues. The radiator grille has a honeycomb structure with red edging and GTI badge, while the front bumper incorporates a honeycomb air dam and beady-eyed fog lights. Side sill extensions help give the GTI a planted stance, while at the back you'll find a bespoke rear diffuser framed by a chrome tailpipe on either side. Smoked LED tail lights and 18-inch 'Monza Shadow' alloy wheels complete the look. There's a heated rear windscreen and a very clever feature when the roof is stowed. The upper side of the leading edge (the segment that directly mates to the windscreen frame) covers the entire top surface of the roof storage box, eliminating the need for a tonneau cover. This means that the roof can swing into position in only 9.5 seconds and it can operate at speeds of up to 18mph. The hood has a black lining while the roof pillar trims are also finished in black. With the fabric roof stowed, there's a mere 250 litres of luggage space available. Some recompense comes with the 93 million miles of headroom on offer.

Market and Model

As customers would expect from any car in the Golf family, the GTI Cabriolet is equipped with some serious safety equipment. This includes an active roll-over protection system, ABS, ESP, airbags all round and a driver's knee airbag. Prices are, as you'd expect, quite serious with a standard car rolling out of dealers at just the right side of £30,000 although this can rise quite rapidly if you opt for the DSG transmission or get a bit keen when confronted with an options list. The GTI cabriolet is a four seater, with those seats covered in a classic tartan 'Jacara' cloth upholstery. Should this bring uncomfortable Bay City Roller flashbacks, you'll be relieved to know that 'Vienna' leather upholstery is on the options list. The GTI multifunction steering wheel is trimmed in leather, as are the handbrake and gear lever gaiter, all finished with contrasting red stitching. The pedals have brushed stainless steel caps, while there are black decorative inlays on the doors and fascia.

Cost of Ownership

A 210PS turbocharged petrol engine doesn't sound the ideal recipe for decent fuel economy, but drive it with a modicum of restraint and it will actually return pretty good fuel figures. Volkswagen quotes a slightly optimistic-sounding 37.2mpg on the combined cycle for a manual car and 36.7mpg for the DSG version. Emissions are pegged at 177g/km for the manual 'box and 180g/km for the DSG transmission. All Golf GTI models do well in terms of depreciation and this models looks set to be no exception, if anything bettering the three year depreciation figure of its hard top sibling. You'll pay around £1,300 extra for the DSG-equipped car and you'll get most of that back on trade in as this transmission is something that used buyers value.

Summary

How seriously do we take the Volkswagen Golf GTI cabriolet? It mixes one of the most iconic badges in performance circles with a body configuration more readily associated with ladies of a certain age perambulating about shopping centres. As such, it's a bit of a curiosity. There's little doubt that it boasts an absolutely top drawer engine, transmission and suspension setup, but will those who hanker after a cabriolet care? I don't think they will. What buyers in this class might well want, however, is the top of the range model and, well, here it is. They'll have lucked into something quite uncommonly good. While some may find it surprising that people really do make such low involvement decisions when handing over the thick end of £30,000, it's unreasonable to expect all buyers to be petrolheads. If there's one thing the GTI badge has done, its cross many divides as a result of its success. That's brand recognition that money can't buy.

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

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Monthly payment£239.39
Deposit£2098
Term (months)60
Cash price£13,988
Credit amount£11,890
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Total amount payable£16,462.40
Fixed interest rate4.1%
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