Volkswagen Golf 6

Volkswagen Golf 6 2008-2013 – reviews, used car, typical faults

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Volkswagen Golf 6 – Although it is not a completely new model, but an improved Golf V, the “six” deserves recognition for its solid 1.6 and 2.0 TDI diesel.

  • Years of production: 2008-2012
  • Engines: benz. 1.4-2.5 (80-271 hp), diesels 1.6-2.0 (90-170 hp)
  • Versions: htb 3d, 5d, kmb, cab
  • Length / wheelbase: 420-454 / 258 cm, width / height: 178 / 148-151 cm, luggage compartment: htb 350-1305 l, kmb 505-1495 l, cab 250 l

BODY FUNCTIONALITY

The starting point for the creation of the Golf VI was the platform of the “five”. The spaciousness of the interior and the suspension structure (multi-link at the rear) have not changed. On the other hand, the quality of the finishing materials has been improved and the interior has been modernized

ENGINES

Half of the offers are 1.6 and 2.0 TDI diesel, which combine durability with low fuel consumption. Gasoline engines are mainly TSI units. 1.4 / 1.6 naturally aspirated are rare. An interesting fact is the 1.6 BiFuel version with a factory LPG installation.

EMERGENCY

TSI engines cause the most problems – they can burn large amounts of oil (over 1 l / 1000 km), and they have unstable timings. This does not apply to the GTI “Edition 35” and R versions which have older generation engines (EA113) with a timing belt. Coolant pumps or DSG boxes are not an example of durability, as they begin to jolt with time.

Volkswagen Golf 6 – COSTS

Spare parts are cheap and readily available, so basic service is not expensive. The situation changes when parts of the powertrain need to be repaired.

Volkswagen Golf 6 – WORTH KNOWING

  • From a technical point of view, the Golf VI is in the “top five” after a thorough modernization.
  • The premiere of the “six” was, in a way, forced by … the competition, including the Astra IV, which made its debut in 2009. VW could not allow its hit to be overshadowed by its rivals, and the Golf V, offered since 2003, could have a problem keeping up with them.
  • The engine range was kept in the spirit of downsizing – the reduction in displacement was compensated by the turbo.

THE MOST POPULAR DRIVE UNITS – TECHNICAL DATA

ENGINE1.2 of the TSI1.4 16V1.4 TSI1.62.0 TSI (GTI)2.0 TSI (R)1.6 TDI2.0 TDI2.0 TDI
Displacement1197 cm 31390 cm 31390 cm 31595 cm 31984 cm 31984 cm 31598 cm 31968 cm 31968 cm 3
Fuelpetrol, turbopetrolpetrol, turbopetrolpetrol, turbopetrol, turboturbodieselturbodieselturbodiesel
Power105 hp80 KM122 hp102 KM211 hp270 KM105 hp140 hp170 hp
Torque175 Nm132 Nm200 Nm148 Nm280 Nm350 Nm250 Nm320 Nm350 Nm
Acceleration 0-100 km / h10.6 seconds13.9 seconds9.5 seconds11.3 seconds6.9 seconds5.7 s11.3 seconds9.4 seconds8.1 pp
Speed190 km / h172 km / h200 km / h188 km / h240 km / h250 km / h189 km / h209 km / h222 km / h
Average consumption fuel5.7 l / 100 km6.4 l / 100 km6.2 l / 100 km7.1 l / 100 km7.3 l / 100 km8.5 l / 100 km4.5 l / 100 km4.8 l / 100 km5.3 l / 100 km

Volkswagen Golf 6 – MODEL HISTORY

2008 Golf VI premiere
2009 The offer is completed by a Golf Estate, a sporty GTI, the economical and fast diesel GTD and the flagship R with 4Motion drive
2011 Introduction of a Cabriolet version
2012 premiere of the Golf VII
2013 End of production of the Golf VI Variant

Volkswagen Golf 6 – TYPICAL DEFECTS AND REPAIR COSTS

  • Oil consumption in TSI engines
    The defect most often manifests itself in the 1.8 / 2.0 TSI. Repair is the replacement of piston rings.
  • Stretching the timing chain
    When inspecting cars with 1.2 / 1.4 TSI engines, pay attention to the metallic noise.
  • Camshaft adjuster on 1.4 TSI
    The alignment of the camshaft sprocket is not very durable.
  • Repairs of DSG gearboxes
    The spectrum of possible faults is wide. Even oil and clutch changes are expensive.

ADVANTAGES AND DISADVANTAGES

+ Improved durability compared to the previous model (especially for diesel).
+ Well-finished and soundproofed interior.
+ Low prices for basic spare parts.

– The durability of gasoline engines is too low.
– DSG repair costs, risk of theft.
– The prices of well-kept copies with good equipment are still high.

WORTH BUYING

The best choice is the 1.6 and 2.0 TDI diesel, which is reflected in their prices. Gas engines rather without turbocharging.

WATCH OUT FOR

Cars without documented mileage and service or TSI engines with LPG installations are delayed ignition bombs.

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