Golf 10 tsi 85 ps test

The cheapest version des anything zu sein rarely the best, ist it? A 30p sliced white bread from ns supermarket doesn’t hauptsächlich quite ns same as an artisan sourdough bloomer, und a throwaway biro isn’t as satisfying to write through as a Montblanc.

So, brauchtums would indicate this entry-level Volkswagen golf is probably finest avoided. The £17,765 price tag ist certainly tempting (£18,420 if freundin want five doors), but surely there must be some pretty significant catches?


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2017 VW golf 1.0 TSI 85 on die road

Well, die most apparent drawback would appear kommen sie be energie – or, rather, the lack of it. Sie see, this entry-level golf makes carry out with a 1.0-litre engine the pumps out just 84bhp – die same together our favourite stadt car, die tiny Hyundai i10.

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Unsurprisingly, power isn’t specifically brisk. In fact, the golf feels downright slow on much faster A-roads and motorways, forcing you to thrash die engine if sie want to stay in the in der nähe des lane.


Mind you, there’s enough low-rev pull kommen sie scoot roughly town without working the engine auch hard. Die engine is also really smooth and quiet; you’d never ever guess it was closely associated to die one bei VW’s cheapest model, die Up.

In other respects, the golf 1.0 TSI 85 is nearly as brilliant zu drive as versions at die posher ende of ns line-up. That steers sweetly und grips keenly, but isn’t fairly as eager kommen sie change direction as die sportier models. You kann sein blame die relatively small 15in wheels and high-walled tyres weil das that, although that mix does help deliver a wonderfully supple drive – no matte how beaten up ns road surface ar is.

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2017 VW golf 1.0 TSI 85 interior

Choose ns 1.0 TSI 85 engine and you’re forced to have entry-level s trim. That means you get rather level front seats the don’t provide much an the way des lower back support, as opposed to die excellent ‘comfort’ seat that kommen sie as traditional on next-rung-up SE trim.

As an every various other Golf, most of the dashboard is soft to the touch and feels suitably well bolted together. The design is fixed exciting und the grey colour scheme is very, er, grey; yet then isn’t simplicity supposed zu be the ultimate in sophistication? and it definitely helps kommen sie make ns Golf’s dashboard remarkable easy kommen sie use.

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The fact that there’s no leather spanning on the steering wheel or gearknob ist disappointing, but tun können be corrected zum £410. The price so adds buttons on the steering wheel, permitting you kommen sie control ns stereo und trip computer while keeping your hands where they should be.


There are certainly much more spacious choices available zum the money (a Skoda Octavia has acres an ext rear foot room and a viel bigger boot), but the golf is solid cramped, either. A couple of six-footers möchte be perfect comfortable bei the back und the boot is spacious enough zum a huge Christmas shop.