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How does it feel performance wise? Having a TDi with lots of torque I'm wondering if it would feel quick enough to put a smile on my faceAs above, just ordered one but only drove the diesel. I did however drive the golf with the 1.4 engine and determined between the 2 I'll be happy.
The wife has just ordered the 1.4TSi without testing it. On the economy front, I think around 45mpg would be good, VAG have become one of those brands that promises massive economy, but you can never hit the figures.Also did you noticed the MPG you got? They quote approx 55mpg Combined so I'm wondering what it would return in the real world.
Thanks for the infoThe power I thought was quite reasonable actually. Coming from an 04 plate tdi 150pd I knew was going to be hard to match, and I like the slight lag and then turbo kick. The 1.4 had a kick to it so that appealed! Nearly got a mk2 170pd last year and the power felt too smooth so didn't really like it although it is a little quicker than my current Leon on paper. Having said that the new 1.4 is quicker than my Leon on paper too. When I took the golf out for a drive the chap that came with me used it as his company car. He gave me his honest opinion (that I believe) that he gets about 46mpg, and had a 5 mile commute.
If I had a choice I'd get the more powerful diesel but apart from the much higher cost, I'd be permanently paranoid about clogging up the dpf as I currently work 3 miles away and the engine temp needle never moves!
I think I'll be happy, apart from the wait as I was told today 12-14 weeks for delivery...