2010 Volkswagen Golf
There are 9 user reviews for the 2.0L 2 Door TDI trim shown below
- So Much Fun to Drive
- Premium price for Diesel Fuel
Purchased As New
I Have put 4,000 miles on this car in the first few months. Mostly highway driving. My highway average is 43 miles per gallon. Warm weather should see a slight improvement in overall MPG as well as my first oil change which isn't until 10,000 miles. The TDI engine is awesome. I have the 6 speed manual transmission and love that 6th gear, which I really only need for over 80 MPH highway driving. The best part of this car is the low end torque and the good looks. Step on the pedal and it pins you to the seat at really low engine speed. 1800-3800 RPM is plenty. The TDI has a stiffer suspension than the base Golf and in the corners it sticks to the road. Love the wheels and tires on the dry roads, not great in the snow. It could use a set of 16" steel wheels with snowtires. My other car is a Subaru Outback Sport (which I also love especially in the snow) but to get any power from it the engine needs to be up at redline 5,000-6,000 RPM. I looked very carefully at other cars including hybrids but for all the highway driving I do the Diesel made a lot more sense than a hybrid that needs the braking to regenerate the batteries. I rarely use the brakes anyway...love to downshift. The best part is that some days I'll baby the thing, drive it like there is an egg on the gas pedal and I'll get 44 MPG. The next day, same commute, I'll drive it like I stole it and guess what...42 MPG. Well now that is just great! I plan to put at least 300,000 miles on this car. Keeping it in the garage for now, but not forever. there are some tax incentives and free maintenence which sweeten the deal considerably. This car is worth the extra buck. I'd put it up aginst a Prius or Civic hybrid anyday, any road. It's just going to be more fun.
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