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Old 09-27-2004, 23:45   #1 (permalink)
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Just thought it would be interesting to hear some opinions on the new Golf. Some pics, and a good article from drive.com.au...







For those who don't know, the engines in the new Golf range are the same as those in the Audi A3 range...1.6, and 2.0 petrol, 1.9 and 2.0 diesel.

http://www.drive.com.au/news/article...XAXGES1YD.html



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On a 140km journey in a mix of traffic conditions at the wheel of a 2.0-litre TDi Golf with DSG auto, Drive returned excellent diesel fuel efficiency of 3.8 litres/100km. At a steady 110kmh on a multi-lane highway, the economy figures were an even more thrifty 3.5 litres/100km.

Moreover, the power delivery from the turbo-diesel, though redlined at 4500rpm, offers a wonderfully swift yet effortless delivery. The 320Nm of torque peaks at a low 1750rpm, providing sensational driveability. When the DSG changes gears, it happens briskly -- one of its two clutches operates the odd-numbered gears and the other is for even numbers.

The 2.0-litre TDi with either transmission will accelerate from standstill to 100kmh in 9.3 seconds. This compares to the 1.9-litre turbo-diesel engine (with 77kW and 250Nm), which takes a more leisurely 11.1 seconds to reach 100kmh.




I'm seriously thinking about something like this for my next car. Its economical, has some poke, good quality, nice interior, good resale, etc. Its just a pity Ford aren't bringing out the diesel Focus to Oz (from what I've heard anyway).
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I think it's a fairly bland middle of the road model the diesel is ok for a diesel if you could deal with the noise etc but really not a ground breaking car & doesn't really out do any of its competitors current models like a new model really should especially at the price they are.
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The performance of the petrol engines has been shocking.
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looks ok...nothin special but i havent read the article yet
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Looks way better than Mk IV Golf. Interior great too. Although it'll have difficulty competing with Japanese hatches on price. Still top quality, affordable transport though.
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Re: New Mk5 Golf

When the new model Focus arrives in 2005, the diesel is a possibility, especially as its competitor Peugeot sell half their cars as oil burners.

I like the Golf, a friend at work has the current R32 Golf and it's a wild beast. Prefer the look of it over this new one, but just personal taste.

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To be honest i preferred the look of the previous gold (especially the R23, obviously).
Even the middle range models in the mark IV looked kinda tough. These new ones just look like shopping trolleys, too tall and narrow (looking). The IV had some class.

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I like the look of the old one. This looks like a slap together job.
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I've always been a fan of the later generation Golfs. R32 mmmm! I am sure these new donks will be very impressive, especially in diesel form.
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I like the look of the MkV. Excluding the R32, the MkIV started to look a bit bland after a while. I really like the look of the new GTi.
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