Despite having 20bhp more than the previous 180bhp GTI, this model only moves up one insurance group to 17. Service costs are average with the class, but that still means pretty high bills, however at 35mpg fuel consumption is respectable for a hot hatch.
Estimated fuel cost per year
|Fuel type||Pence per litre||Estimated cost per year *|
|Unleaded||128p||£1,663 - £1,711 *|
* The estimated fuel cost figure is based on an annual mileage of 10,000 miles and is a guide to how much this model will cost in fuel each year. It's calculated using the model's average MPG (calculated from both town centre and motorway driving) and the average fuel price from around the country. Actual fuel costs will vary based on driving style and road conditions.
Ongoing running costs
|Servicing period||Variable according to on board computer.|
|Warranty||Three years/60,000 miles.|
|Road tax (12 months)||
See tax rates for all versions
34 - 36
How much is it to insure?
Vehicle excise duty (VED) varies according to the CO2 emissions and the fuel type of the vehicle. For cars registered before 01 March 2001 it is based on engine size. For cars registered on or after 01 March 2001 the VED or road tax is based on the car's CO2 emissions.
The GTI is fairly green considering it's a hot hatch. The standard car with the six-speed gearbox emits 189g/km of CO2 while opting for the DSG gearbox means this figure actually drops to 188g/km. The GTI 30 and Pirelli editions emit 194g/km of CO2 while the DSG versions emits the same 188g/km as the standard GTI. Fuel consumption is respectable at 35mpg for the GTi, 34mpg for the special edition versions and 36mpg for both DSG models.
Highest and lowest CO2 emissions
|Engine||CO2 emissions||Road tax (12 months)|
|188 g/km (Min)||£300|
|2.0T Petrol||194 g/km (Max)||£300|
Like all Volkswagen cars the Golf GTI will prove reliable and durable. The interior is a particular strong point and feels superbly built.
Car checklist problem points
|Body||No problems reported.|
|Engine / gearbox||No problems reported.|
|Other||No problems reported.|