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2013 VW Golf GTI review

The Golf GTI has always brilliantly out-and-out pace with useability. However, with disparate rivals as the quick and Ford Focus ST and incredibly and focused Renault Megane this latest version to be even more GTI-like to

It is powered by VW’s 2.0-litre petrol engine but, for the time, you can have it in two states of 217bhp or 227bhp.

The standard car £25,845, while the optional Pack will set you back an £980 and gets you the power bigger brakes and a traction-boosting differential.

Both versions identical fuel economy and CO2

What’s the 2013 VW Golf GTI to drive?

Both versions 258lb ft of torque from as as 1500rpm, meaning you’re caught in the wrong gear. we’d suggest avoiding the DSG automatic gearbox unless you have an auto; it’s a option that works in normal driving, but can feel to change gear precisely you want in more spirited and ultimately takes away of the raw involvement that many look for in a hot hatch.

Of course, the real joy comes letting the engine rev through to the post-6000rpm redline, at which the real potency of the GTI becomes The standard car is seriously quick, but the Pack model has just a more anger at higher Either will deliver point-to-point pace, though.

The GTI is as fun when you need to slow with pops and bangs from the exhaust when you off the accelerator, and serious power the brakes. The Performance Pack uprated brakes feel more able to cope sustained hard use than the model’s.

Cornering is also impressive, thanks to what VW calls steering’. Essentially, the GTI’s rack is 20% quicker than the Golf’s, and while it doesn’t as much feedback as the set-up in a Focus or Renault Megane, it is weighted. The steering wheel twist and writhe in your when you accelerate hard,

The Performance Pack GTI comes a clever limited-slip differential, traction and keeping everything the way you intend. Enter a corner and the front end is hooked around, the tyres putting their down consistently and without It’s a remarkable effect.

The uprated suspension also the body flat and stable a series of bends.

We tested the GTI Pack, complete with chassis control (a £795 on UK roads. Each mode up to its title of Comfort, Normal and but most drivers will it in default Normal mode, the GTI slicky deals with surfaces.

The ride can feel a sharp over bigger but regardless of setting, the Golf GTI is easy to live with, wind- and road noise firmly in the background.

What’s the VW Golf GTI like inside?


The GTI all that’s good about the interior, adding classic touches, including a red-stitched wheel, comfortable tartan seats and GTI badging.

Climate control, a DAB radio, infotainment system and Bluetooth are included.

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The Golf’s practicality and quality remain intact. find it extremely easy to get behind the wheel, thanks to the range of adjustment and the way the clear, dashboard is angled towards the

Compared with the Focus ST or Megane Renaultsport, the VW’s is far classier, and is lavished with soft-touch materials.

Two adults can sit in the back, while the boot is an 380 litres.

The boot floor is and gives a totally flat space in its higher position.

I buy one?

The Golf GTI is far from In non-Performance Pack five-door it costs £4500 more a Ford Focus ST, which as well equipped but has an extra

Performance Pack installed, a version of the GTI costs £1500 than a Renault Megane 265 Cup, which trumps the VW by although won’t hold its as well. Go for the top-spec five-door GTI and prices edge perilously to the dramatically faster and more BMW M135i.

However, in either the GTI is far more efficient than its two rivals; with a manual it emits just 139g/km of CO2 and average economy of 47.1 To top it off, the Golf sits at five insurance groups than the Ford or Renault.

The is still the hardcore choice, and the the best for outright value. the Golf has a far classier cabin both of these rivals and is cheaper to run. It’s possibly the best all-rounder out

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