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After one week of ownership i really enjoy every minute i spend driving my new FSI Sport. I was slightly worried that the performance might be a touch on the 'feminine' side but so far it's fine, and the recent Autocar long term test says it loosens up nicely. So i was just wondering how all 'our' other 05 Golf's are performing ?
 

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Well I've had mine for a while now (6months), but I'm gonna tell you what I think about it anyway [:D] Every time I walk up to my Golf, I start to smile [;)]

I loved my Mk4, but I LOVE my Mk5 [:D] The performance continues to wow me, I've just hit 6k miles and its loosening up nicely. I look forward to long trips, and I hate the fact that I don't get to drive my car everyday [:eek:)] (I'm too paranoid about it getting keyed/bumped into at where we park at work, so I tend to take the 323i instead.)

TBH I think I've found a car that I can be happy with for a long time; I won't be replacing it for quite some time, instead my next car will be a fun car for me, like an Ariel Atom or something along the lines of a VW Concept R [^], which I'll use along side the Mk5.
 

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A great car. No rattles or loose trim and everything works as it should except the car takes longer to heat the interior than I would have expected. At least 2 miles before reasonably warm air pumps out of the vents during recent bout of very cold weather (trifle disappointed here, therefore) and was initially a bit alarmed at the amount of tyre noise permeating the car's interior but am getting used to it now.

Car gives impression of great strength and robustness and holds the road very well when I able to give it a bit of right boot. Am getting over 41 mpg on Shell's Optimax petrol. Look forward to each journey I make in my car.

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Hi my 2.0 tdi is 12mths old now fantasic car best golf yet. 8000 miles now very flexible engine.

[:(]I wish i could afford a FUN car[V] My golf is currently my bus to work, mobile shopping trolley, transforms into a van for trips to B&Q, does the school runs and occasionlly my pro rally car down the B roads[:D]
 

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I was thinking of maybe buying a MK2 Golf GTI or a series one Elise as 'fun car' but then realised that I wouldnt have the time to really drive it enough to make the most if it. Therefore, I decided to spend the money on my MKV instead.
 

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yep,as a forced company car driver (had to opt back in due to mileage) and an ex-Impreza man,and ex-Saab turbo owner,the Golf is refreshingly good,considering I had to have a diesel to keep the tax bills down

its also much better than the Mk4 (I had a 1.8T for 2 years) in mnay ways,the most startling is VW have suddenly discovered handling and steering feel,and the 17s don't feel over tyred like they did on the old Mk4

and blody hell it is fast through the gears,but first gear is awful and no fun at all,so burning of is a no-no,you have to have fun on the move

and it does make the 2.0FSI look a bit silly,that car is just a bit pointless now imo

but its not all great news,imho,there is an inperceptible drop in interior trim quality,a minute drop in the quality of the plastics maybe,the sun visors are cheap for example,the door plastics feel cheaper than the Audi A3 (they didn't in the Mk4) but its all relative,the car still feels special compared to rivals

all in all,a good company car for a small family,probably can't be beaten i think,the A3 is too expensive and slower,C4 just to ugly and the handling is a bit dull,Honda just plain dull, etc etc

all in all,considerig its still a diesel at the end of the day,I'm satisfied (but some more power is definately needed)
 

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Quote: posted by SuperMario.Dave on 10/03/2005 02:59:13

,the A3 is too expensive and slower,

?? It's the same engine!!

Plasma - you do 8K a year - why did you get a diesel again? [;)]
 

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My Golf is great. Really comfortable, refined, economical.

1.6FSI engine is lovely once it loosens up a bit, is faster than I would have expected for a heavy car with only 115hp.

Very pleased, a much better car than my last car (MINI ONE)
 

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My new golf is great (month old) one rattle (turned out to be rear view mirror) i managed to fix. so its great unlike the original that fall to bits lol
 

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Have to jump on this one too what do you mean supermario A3 slower ?!?

The A3 may be more expensive but the only reason I opted for it was I too thought the quality had dropped on the MKV, I am not knocking it in any way just in comparison to the MKiV of which I had 2 it had IMO gone downhill, the A3 on the other hand offers the sameperformance and if you buy wisely need not be too expensive.

But anyway sorry off subject a little there, MKV nice car, A3 same car different suit[!]
 

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Quote: "and it does make the 2.0FSI look a bit silly,that car is just a bit pointless now imo"

Not as a used car it doesnt. Where can I buy a UK supplied GT TDi less than 6 months old and under 3k miles for ?15k? If they are out there then a week of net trawling failed to show one up, the only Mk V GT's available being petrol powered. New the TDi's are a very sensible buy and yes they will hold their value but I did not have the extra ?1,500 to put in and the only oil burning alternative was therfore the TDi (100PS) 'Sport' model of a similar age but with less power and fewer toys.
 

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re the FSI I was refering to performance only,i never mentioned money

as for the A3,I test drove the Sportback and no way did it feel as quick as the Golf,sorry,to me,its far from being the same performance.As a guess,i would think the a3 is heavier
 

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Love my car (I had to go for a company car, and chose the Golf). 3 months and 8500 miles later and very happy with it. Love the drive and it sticks to the road really well. Massive improvement over my old 99 Passat 110Bhp Tdi Esatate Sport. Much more eager to pull (as in torque [^]) in every gear. Not owned a Golf before, so no comparison to a MKIV, but when compared to my Passat, it has far better handling and as far as I'm concerned the quality of the interior is as good. The seats are far more comfortable on longer journeys and there is plenty of room in the back for passengers and the boot can easily cope with the youngest's pushchair and the weekly shopping with ease. A happy MKV owner here [:D]
 

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Well Supermario I fail to see how a car which may weigh (slightly and by slightly I mean slightly) more could be that much slower like what you're making out.

My car certainly ain't slow for what it is and I've not experienced anything to say it wouldn't match the Golf 2.0 TDI. According to VW and Audi official figures the Golf is 0.02 of a second quicker to 60 than the A3.
 

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Supermario - have you driven a well run in 2.0FSI? If not how can you be such an expert and right it off as pointless[:p]

Some people just don't like diesel cars; the way they drive, the clatter they make at startup and idle so it is nice of VW to provide an alternative.

The 2.0FSI may not be the right choice for high mileage business users but that is not everyone.
 
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