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Old 22-09-2017, 06:29 PM   #1
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Golf GTD/Leon FR

Hi guys,

Circumtances have changed a bit, im looking at potentially getting one of these nearly new. Just wondering if anyone has any experience or known issues with the 184ps 2.0 engines.

Also whether the golf is worth the extra money.

Has anyone got experience with seat or vw extended warranties as well? Cost wise and whether it’s decent- also servicing costs and mpg

Lots of questions, thanks for any help

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Old 25-09-2017, 09:43 AM   #2
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Golf GTD/Leon FR

Underneath they are the same car, interiors is where they differ. If you want a bargain, then it's Seat every time. VW is a nicer cabin to be in; only you can decide if it's worth the extra.

MPG should be 40-50 all day every day, same for both cars.

Don't know about warranties, sorry.


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Seat tend to depreciate in value quicker than the Golf
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Get the Golf GTD, I`ve had 2
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Just brought a Skoda with the same engine it it, very nice it is so far....

Plenty of grunt when required yet is very smooth on a long journey, best thing is on my 20mile work commute I am getting over 50mpg (according to the computer)
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Is it any better than a 1.5TSI though? The older 1.4TSI does 50mpg on a run as well and cheaper to actually buy.

I don't see the point of the GTD. Just get a GTI
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I don't see the point of the GTD. Just get a GTI
They are totally different cars which look the same that suit different drivers
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Old 26-09-2017, 11:32 AM   #8
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To be honest, I was in a GTI the other day and it felt pretty wooden to me, engine was plenty fast enough for road use but was a bit uninspiring. I can see the appeal of the diesel version.

When I drove home in the wifes Volvo it occurred to me that actually, when all was said and done, I was now sitting in a nicer place to be.

Don't Ford or Renault do a cooking diesel hatch??
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love me GTD for the money the toys as standard i think they are hard to beat. quick enough for me whilst returning decent mpg.

GTD very much has its place on the market GTI is a totally different car so both have thier places not sure why you would say you dont see the point?
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Don't Ford or Renault do a cooking diesel hatch??
not sure about Renault but I know Ford do a diesel variation of the ST which is about 180ish BHP
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