After 3 golfs i decided to buy my V5, have owned it for just over a month and love it, certainly the best car i ve owned in terms of build and driving pleasure at 170 bhp i dont find it super quick but the delivery is smooth and swift and i would certainly buy the same car again. I was kinda lookin for a 1.8T mainly because of price but this one came along at the right price, 1 owner,3dr silver, 51 plate full heated leather etc etc and showing 34k. to me its like a new car, its a car (and its only golfs in my opinion that do this) that begs to be driven, i almost look forward to driving into work.
I'm new to this forum (and to the V5 170bhp) and am pleased to see so many with the 5 cylinder model. The VWVortex site doesn't have anything on this - so perhaps it wasn't shipped to North America. I've ordered X5 Xenon conversion kit for the low beams, modded the rear extra fog (as per this forum) and put light covers on (taking advice from this forum again). I really want the Neuspeed rear sway bar ... after test driving the Golf Mk5 2000 manual - it is a lot stiffer and more accurate in the steering and really fun [and safe] to push hard. The V5 isn't bad but it can get a little scary using the tiptronic.
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