Volkswagen Golf 5 2.0 Comfortline

dlc

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Hi everyone, I would like to know how the fuel consumption is on the normal Volkswagen Golf 5 2.0 L (NON FSI).
I'm looking into buying one of these but have no idea how fuel consumption is going to be like and is quite a important factor these days. If anyone can comment from experience with this car it would be much appreciated. Thanks in advance.
 

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smaak the diesel dsg. this car just just looks good. reports of its popularity with the thiefs worry me though.
 

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If I had to choose any G5 except for the GTi, it would definitely be the 2.0TDi, then the 2.0FSi.
 

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Thanks for the reply so far guys.

Unfortunatley I do not have much of a choice as i am buying a 2nd hand Golf 5, and I'm going for best value for money. I had an Audi A3 2.0 FSI before and was an absolute dream car, but going for an FSI again will set me back another +- R40k. I'll be buying cash as well as it is a private deal so the extra amount for the fsi will make a big impact.
 

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I have Jetta 5 with the same normal engine. I am not sure what normal is for you but I am currently running it at around 7,2 - 7,7 l/100, obviously depending on how you drive. I have been averaging this since I got the car at 40000kms and not it is at 190000km and the fuel consumption has not really changed.

I am pretty sure the Golf will give a slight advantage since it will be slightly lighter than the Jetta
 

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A point to note is that the car is super lazy. I you have driven the FSi or the GTi for that matter you will definitely hate how slow lazy it feels. It is a 1994 engine after all (perfect for high mileage since not a lot can go wrong with the damn things)
 

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thanks again for the info.

Gringo7 - I had a test drive with the car and i know what you are saying -its pretty lazy, the 2.0 fsi is years ahead. But that was not my reason for being interested in the car. My current car is a Corsa Utitility 1.4 with no extra's. So getting central locking,power steering, aircon, leather seats, abs brakes etc etc is more where my interest lies. But thanks for all your responses, i have however decided not to continue with the purchase as I have had another look at my prioirities atm and think i should rather focus on these than buying a car. As much as i love cars, they are not good investments:(
 

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i get around 7l/100km, also depends on the way you driving.

i love my car, love the look, the feel, the drive(Acceleration not so grand, but top end is good).
 

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Thread necro!

How risky would a 2007 Golf 5 2.0 Comfortline with 200k km mileage be?
Asking price is R70k and its very clean.

The car is seriously kitted out:
Sunroof
Fog lights
Heated seats
Leather seats
6 CD shuttle
Crusie control
 

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Thread necro!

How risky would a 2007 Golf 5 2.0 Comfortline with 200k km mileage be?
Asking price is R70k and its very clean.

The car is seriously kitted out:
Sunroof
Fog lights
Heated seats
Leather seats
6 CD shuttle
Crusie control

If looked after, then not much more risky than any other car with those kms.
 

airborne

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If looked after, then not much more risky than any other car with those kms.
What do I need to look out for?

Not sure if buying a older/higher mileage car that's so kitted with things like Cruise control etc is such a good idea.

It is quite a basic engine though and manual, no turbo or auto box to break down.
 

Gringo7

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What do I need to look out for?

Not sure if buying a older/higher mileage car that's so kitted with things like Cruise control etc is such a good idea.

It is quite a basic engine though and manual, no turbo or auto box to break down.

I don't think it will be such a bad buy
The R70k is a bit steep, maybe R60k max. I have Jetta same engine with comfortline. I have been driving it since ne and I am at 302,000km now and it seem as if as long as yo service it regularly and on schedule it could theoratically run forever. These engines where extremely basic (I hope you are talking about the 85KW 2.0L and not the 110KW 2.0L because that had major problem right form out of warranty)
 

airborne

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It's the 85kw, what mistakes did they make with the 110kw version that gives it so many issues?
 

Gringo7

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It always had excessive fuel consumption. most people I know who had reported 9.0-9.5L/100km which is almost unacceptable.
There were a few oil leak issues with the same engine as well, but the main issue was always the excessive fuel consumption
 

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I have the Audi A3 2004 2.0 FSI 110KW the fuel consumption i get is around 9,9L/100k, which is very high i get 600km if i fill up with R652.
 

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My standard 2.0 85KW is still getting about 7.7L/100km (it i starting to show it's age. While still new it was 7.0L/100km)
 

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My standard 2.0 85KW is still getting about 7.7L/100km (it i starting to show it's age. While still new it was 7.0L/100km)
That is an amazing figure for a 2L engine especially at such high mileage, that for mainly urban driving or over say a months mixed driving?

At 200k milage what work do I need to check has been done or will need doing soon, cam belts/water pump etc?
 

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It is mostly between Johannesburg and Pretoria.
Cambelt service I was getting done every 90,000km. So you may need to check or get proof that these were done at 90k and 180k (I found that dealerships did not seem to agree on whether the cambelt service was every 90 or 120 - I just went with the lower one to be safe)
With every Cambelt service I got both the tensioner and water pump changed

Besides just doing the basics properly, I have not come across any major problems

Check if the gearbox has had a bearing something, something failure. That is the only thing that I can call a major failure on the vehicle (it was a known problem by VW - mine failed at 220,000km [cost R16,000 to replace the old bearing with the newer updated part])
 

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No.
I have a VW specialit who has been servicing it since 135,000km (out of warranty). He took it to a gearbox specialist for me
 
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