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Used Volkswagen Golf TDi for Sale

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Volkswagen GOLF 2.0 TDI SE

£12,060
LONDON
2013 (13) 42,737 miles Diesel Manual
AA Dealer Promise
020 3018 3934* View details

Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI GT 5dr DSG

£19,999 was £23,000
London
2016 (16) 4,199 miles N/A Semi Auto
Franchised Dealer
020 3018 2063* View details

Volkswagen Golf 1.6 TDI 105 Match 5dr DSG

£18,999 was £19,999
London
2016 (16) 40 miles N/A Semi Auto
Franchised Dealer
020 3018 2063* View details

Volkswagen Golf 1.6 TDI 105 Match 5dr DSG

£17,999 was £20,000
London
2016 (16) 9,264 miles Diesel Semi Auto
Franchised Dealer
020 3018 2063* View details

Volkswagen Golf SV 1.6 TDI 110 SE 5dr DSG

£17,299
London
2015 (65) 6,735 miles Diesel Semi Auto
Franchised Dealer
020 3018 2063* View details

Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI SE 3dr

£11,999 was £12,499
London
2013 (13) 27,072 miles Diesel Manual
Franchised Dealer
020 3018 2063* View details

Volkswagen Golf 1.6 TDi 105 Match 5dr

£9,499 was £9,999
London
2012 (12) 33,396 miles Diesel Manual
Franchised Dealer
020 3018 2063* View details

Volkswagen Golf 1.6 TDI 105 S 5dr

£8,999 was £10,499
London
2014 (14) 34,725 miles Diesel Manual
Franchised Dealer
020 3018 2063* View details

Volkswagen Golf 1.6 TDI SE DSG 5dr (start/stop)

£10,290 was £11,490
London
2013 (63) 24,000 miles Diesel Automatic
020 3018 2803* View details

Volkswagen Golf 1.6 TDI SE DSG 5dr (start/stop)

£9,690 was £9,990
London
2013 (63) 24,000 miles Diesel Automatic
020 3018 2803* View details

Volkswagen Golf 1.6 TDI SE DSG 5dr (start/stop)

£9,590
London
2013 (13) 29,000 miles Diesel Automatic
020 3018 2803* View details

Volkswagen Golf 1.6 TDI SE DSG 5dr (start/stop)

£9,290
London
2013 (63) 47,000 miles Diesel Automatic
020 3018 2803* View details

Volkswagen Golf 1.6 TDI SE DSG 5dr (start/stop)

£9,790 was £10,390
London
2013 (63) 20,000 miles Diesel Automatic
020 3018 2803* View details

Volkswagen Golf 1.6 TDI SE DSG 5dr (start/stop)

£9,390
London
2013 (63) 36,000 miles Diesel Automatic
020 3018 2803* View details

Volkswagen Golf 1.6 TDi 105 Match DSG

£8,000
LONDON
2011 (61) 50,423 miles Diesel Automatic
Franchised Dealer
020 3018 2873* View details

Volkswagen Golf 1.6 TDI BlueMotion Tech Match CC Ltd Edn DSG 5dr

£7,995
LONDON
2012 (12) 62,000 miles Diesel Automatic
AA Dealer Promise
020 3018 2839* View details

Volkswagen Golf 1.6 TDI BlueMotion Tech SE 5dr

£5,795 was £5,995
LONDON
2009 (59) 77,000 miles Diesel Manual
AA Dealer Promise
020 3018 2839* View details

Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI GT 5dr

£2,995
LONDON
2007 (07) 155,000 miles Diesel Manual
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020 3018 2839* View details

Volkswagen Golf TDi 1.9 MATCH TDI

£2,850 was £2,895
LONDON
2007 (56) 150,000 miles Diesel Manual
020 3018 4524* View details

Volkswagen Golf GT TDi 5dr

£4,500 was £4,990
LONDON
2005 (55) 57,000 miles Diesel Manual
020 3018 6693* View details

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Volkswagen Golf TDi

Used Volkswagen Golf TDi

AA Cars works closely with thousands of UK used car dealers to bring you one of the largest selections of Volkswagen Golf TDi cars on the market. You can also browse Volkswagen dealers to find a second hand car close to you today. All used Volkswagen Golf TDi on the AA Cars website come with free 12 months breakdown cover.

Expert Opinion

VW have recently launched a MK7 hatchback with two diesel engines, 1.6l and 2.0l, that combine those classic Golf good looks with the sort of fuel efficiency that also turns heads. Even in the entry version, the power is constant and quiet, and the handling comfortable and assured. As you would expect from those clever German designers, the new 5.8 inch entry-level infotainment touchscreen is logical and easy to use, there's digital radio and USB connections, space enough for four hungry adults and 380 litres in the boot. The most impressive statistics, however, belong to the engine. The 1.6 engine can travel over 74 miles per gallon and emits 99g/km of CO2 (no London Congestion Charge and low tax) while the quicker 2.0 offers 106g/km and 68.9km. The Volkswagen Golf TDi sets a new benchmark in its class and competes very well with expensive rivals in other sectors

Key Facts

New Price
£16,285 - £24,380
AA Cars Average
£12,956
MPG
42.2 - 74.3
CO2 (g/km)
99 - 181
Tax Band
A - I
Noise Level
68.0 - 74.0

About Volkswagen Golf TDi

One of the leading variations of a car which is widely considered to be head and shoulders above its rivals, the VW Golf TDi is something quite special. This doesn't necessarily mean that it is the best Golf around however, but it certainly does offer the best all-round mix of drive, performance and crucially, economy.
Consistently growing ever more efficient, the seventh generation, which it now finds itself in, places the Golf TDi into an all new level of superiority in the hatchback market.

Why buy a used Golf TDi?

First introduced to the third generation Golf in 1991, the TDi engine is one of the leading options in the entire Golf range. While it offers the most economical of run costs in the range, it does come with the compromise of reducing performance slightly. Relative to other Golfs, that might offer a problem, but in comparison to its rival diesel hatches, it stands as arguably the best in its class.

In terms of specifications, the TDi succeeds in providing a balance between all aspects the Golf excels at - generally considered to be all of them. In the most recent Mk7 Golf, engine options are either a 1.6 litre or the ubiquitous 2.0 litre 148bhp, which between them offer the best all-round specifications in the range.

The main advantage the TDi variant holds over its competent Golf siblings, is that it offers the best efficiency. Fuel consumption ranges over the TDi generations from an impressive 56mpg in the Mk3, to a very impressive 68mpg in the latest Mk7. CO2 emissions are also reduced, which on the 1.6 TDi sit at 99g/km, crucially placing in under the road tax exempt threshold.

What the excellent efficiency and low run costs do result in however, is a slight loss of performance compared to rest of the range. This is only relative though, as the 10.7 seconds it takes the Mk7 TDi to hit 62mph is not exactly lethargic, nor is the 8.6 seconds it takes with the larger 2.0 engine.

As it is a Golf, handling and ride is second to none, being both refined and calm at high speeds, and willing and able once you put a bit more into it on trickier roads. The petrol engine Golfs might have the slight edge by being better weighted as a result of their lighter engines, but put up against any in its class, its ability to ride like a car far bigger and more luxurious than it actually is, while maintaining an enthusiasm for vigorous driving places it well ahead.

There are cars which offer a more exciting design and those which offer more luxury and perhaps more power, but few excel in all areas like the Golf does. Of those, none are as cost efficient as the TDi, which means it really does sit at the pinnacle of its hotly competitive market.

Golf TDi updates

Volkswagen Golf TDi

The first Golf TDi was launched as part of the third generation in 1991, and since then has been a constant - and successful - option.

Here's a short look at the Golf TDi's history, starting in 1991.

  • The first Golf TDi was launched as part of the third generation of cars in 1991.
  • In 1992 the VW Golf was named European Car of the Year - it later won the award a second time, making it only the second car to have been named ECOTY twice.
  • The fourth generation Golf, again featuring the TDi option, was launched in 1997 and in 1999 entered the top ten best selling cars in the UK. A list it remains on right up to present day.
  • A fifth generation Golf was introduced in 2003, and was followed by a sixth generation in 2008 which replaced the Pumpe/Duse Unit Injector system with common rail direct injection in TDi engines.
  • The Golf Mk7 was first unveiled at the Paris Motor Show in 2012, and was introduced to UK markets in 2013 - the same year it won the European Car of the Year for the second time.

Which used Golf TDi should I buy?

First introduced in the third generation Golf, the TDi engines are available in a variety of models, while in the latest generation it comes as an option in each trim level. Here are the those models and their key features.

Volkswagen Golf TDi S

S

Bluetooth connectivity, Composition Media System, ESP, 15" steel wheels, front electric windows, multifunction computer, ABS, ESP, ISOFIX childseat anchor points, air conditioning with pollen filter, electrically adjustable and heated door mirrors, start/stop system.

Volkswagen Golf TDi SE

SE

Automatic Distance Control, 16" Toronto alloy wheels, Composition Media System, pre-crash preventative occupant protection, electric windows, Bluetooth connectivity, multi-function computer, ABS, ESP, ISOFIX childseat anchor points, air conditioning with pollen filter, electrically adjustable and heated door mirrors, rain sensor and automatic dimming interior rear-view mirror, stop/start system, cruise control.

Volkswagen Golf TDi GT

GT

17" Dijon alloy wheels, ambient lighting, Discover Navigation System, parking sensors, electric windows, Bluetooth connectivity, multi-function computer, ABS, ESP, ISOFIX childseat anchor points, air conditioning with pollen filter, electrically adjustable and heated door mirrors, stop/start system, cruise control.

What should I look for when buying a used Golf TDi?

Although very reliable cars, be sure to check any Golf TDi for any of these commonly found faults before agreeing to buy anything.

What to look for in a Volkswagen Golf TDi
  • Make sure to conduct a thorough inspection of the car's exterior, making note of any rust or corrosion. In particular look around problem areas such as the sills, tailgate and doors.
  • On 2004 models, listen for a police siren type noise coming from the engine, which will become more noticeable at low revs, or when accelerating and de-accelerating. This could indicate a faulty turbo, which will require a costly repair.
  • Some TDi Golfs have experienced problems with their dual mass flywheel. To check for this, listen for any knocking noises coming from the engine which disappears once the clutch is depressed - this would indicate it was failing.
  • Some 2005 TDi models have reported problems with driver door controls not working and the car not registering the door as closed. This could be down to faulty electrics in the door and shouldn't be too expensive to rectify.
  • Check to see that necessary upkeep has been carried out, such as the cam belt and the water pump being replaced after 80,000 miles or four years.
  • Diesels are heavy on oil, so make sure that you check the dipstick to see that the oil level is midway between full and empty. Look for evidence that this has been well maintained, and check for leaks by inspecting under the car for any puddles of oil.

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