GoAutoLogo
MENU

Car reviews - Volkswagen - Golf - 77TDI 5-dr hatch

Overview

VW's Golf is the small-car benchmark. Shame about the smaller 1.6-litre diesel

Volkswagen logo30 Dec 2009

By LUCIANO PAOLINO

SOMETIMES things are not quite what they seem, and the same goes for the latest Golf diesel. While the established 103TDI Comfortline ranks as one of the best small cars money can buy, the less expensive 77TDI diesel is something of a disappointment, not rising above the sum of its parts as the bigger engined model does. This is not to say that we don’t like the 77TDI, but against the other Mk6 Golfs, it seems to be a bit of an underachiever. Which is a pity really, because we love the idea of a reasonably priced small car with Toyota Prius-challenging economy and top-shelf dynamics.
Model release date: 1 November 2009 to 1 March 2013

Previous model

Volkswagen Mk5 Golf 1.9TDI Trendline/Edition

Released: August 2004
Ended: February 2009
Family Tree: Golf

PERHAPS the most changed Golf ever, the Mk5 introduced a sophisticated multi-link rear suspension system to take the fight up to the leading Ford Focus, while maintaining brilliant levels of comfort and refinement. The 77kW/250Nm 1.9TDI turbo diesel is an old-school Pumpe Dusse item that provides plenty of low-down torque and impressive fuel economy, although some might say it is still quite noisy against the newer common rail units. Trendline equipment levels were good for the time but lacked stability control until the Edition model took over from early 2008.

Share with your friends

Enquire on or Test Drive a New Golf

Customer Terms and Conditions – New Car Lead enquires

Agreement

This is an agreement between GoAutoMedia Pty Limited ACN 094 732 457 of PO Box 18, Beach Road, Sandringham, VIC, 3191 (“we/us”), the owner and operator of the GoAuto.com.au website (“the website”) and the person wanting GoAuto.com.au to provide them with a lead for the purchase of a new car (“you”).

By completing a New Car Lead Enquiry, you agree to the terms and conditions and disclaimers and acknowledge the policies set out below.

Terms and Conditions

  • In order for us to effect a lead you must you must complete a New Car Lead Enquiry (“Enquiry”).
  • We will call you as soon as possible after you complete the Enquiry and certainly no later than the next business day. When we call, we will discuss with you your new car requirements.
  • You consent to our passing on the Enquiry and your requirements to an appropriate authorised motor car dealer as a lead.
  • We will contact you again in approximately eight days following your initial enquiry to check on the progress of the Enquiry.
  • While we will provide the dealer with the Enquiry and details of your new car requirements, we take no responsibility for what happens after passing on that material as a lead.
  • You acknowledge that we are a new car information service providing new car editorial information, pictures and prices to our customers as a guide only. Any new car prices published on the website are the manufacturers’ recommended retail prices and do not include delivery charges and on-road costs. Any authorized motor car dealer to which we pass on your Enquiry as a lead will provide you with full details of the price at which the vehicle will be sold to you.
  • You acknowledge that we do not sell motor vehicles. Any sale of a new car to you by a dealer after we have passed on your Enquiry to that dealer as a lead, is a sale by that dealer not by us.

Privacy Policy– New Car Lead Enquires

  • We take privacy very seriously. We understand that you will only complete an Enquiry if you can trust us to protect your personal information and use it appropriately. Our policy is to ensure that the personal information collected when you make an Enquiry is only used for the purposes of connecting you with an authorised motor car dealer.
  • We do not on-sell information collected from you or any other customer.
  • From time to time, we may email you with information or promotions that may be relevant for car buyers. You will continue to receive communications from us unless you tell us that you do not want to receive any advertising or promotional information in the future by unsubscribing from these communications.
close
* Denotes required field
** Australian inquiries only
*** Prices exclude on road costs and dealer delivery fees

Golf pricing

Motor industry news

GoAutoNews is Australia’s number one automotive industry journal covering the latest news, future and new model releases, market trends, industry personnel movements, and international events.