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CliveM

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403 posts

69 months

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My father is looking for a Golf Plus and I'm trying to work out the idfference between the mk1 and mk2 models - is it just the common rail diesels?

Thinking of a 2.0 TDI SE - any horror stories / thinks to look out for?

Mustard

6,880 posts

129 months

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Want a sensible car buy a hatch
Want a people carrier buy a Touran
Want a load lugged by a Golf Estate

I can't for the life of me understand the logic of the Plus...... And I ran one once as a demo

CliveM

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403 posts

69 months

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Want a sensible car but finding that the seats on your existing Golf are a little too low for you nowadays........ buy a Golf Plus.

Bitzer

2,609 posts

52 months

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CliveM said:
Want a sensible car but finding that the seats on your existing Golf are a little too low for you nowadays........ buy a Golf Plus.
This is true, I know a couple of old duffers who drive a Golf Plus for the ease of entry/exit. hehe

va1o

13,465 posts

91 months

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It is just a minor facelift really and spec/ engine changes, still the same car under the skin. Best go for the 2.0 TDI CR or 1.4 TSI in SE trim. Biggest problem with these is the heavy (for a VW) depreciation, I'd buy one a few years old as a new one will not hold its value. At one point 6-month old SE TDIs could be had for £12k from main dealers.
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Nick1point9

3,621 posts

64 months

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Mustard said:
Want a sensible car buy a hatch
Want a people carrier buy a Touran
Want a load lugged by a Golf Estate

I can't for the life of me understand the logic of the Plus...... And I ran one once as a demo
Want a sensible car with higher roof line for tall people, clever back seats, clever boot space with no draw backs over the hatch? Golf plus it is.


My wife has an altea (seat golf plus if I'm not mistaken) and I have a MK 5 golf and to be honest I really like the altea, only thing I don't like is the dash pods. And it genuinely is more practical than a golf, 6 foot + passengers appreciate it and it's much better for carrying large/awkward loads due to the extra height.

va1o

13,465 posts

91 months

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yeah but there are negatives also, they don't drive as well as a normal Golf for one thing

Nick1point9

3,621 posts

64 months

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va1o said:
yeah but there are negatives also, they don't drive as well as a normal Golf for one thing
Not a lot in it in my opinion, but I don't think it needs to drive as well, as it has other strengths.

Don't get me wrong: it's a niche car. But I think it does a really good job of feeling like a normal car when you aren't utilising it's strengths, and is then that bit better than other cars when you need it's higher roof etc etc.
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