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Volkswagen Golf Hatchback Life 1.5 TSI Evo 130PS 5d Owner Review

Life 1.5 TSI Evo 130PS 5d
Volkswagen Golf review (2021)

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In their own words

There’s a lot to like about the Golf mk8, but I returned the car after three weeks because of major faults, all to do with the tech, including the adaptive cruise control suddenly switching to kph and braking hard (scary in heavy traffic when you’re not expecting it), dynamic headlight levelling lowering dipped beam so you can barely see where you’re going, and the infotainment system regularly rebooting or freezing (particularly when on CarPlay and just when you most need the navigation!). VW is well aware of software faults and offers no fix for the cruise control issue on early vehicles. The infotainment CarPlay freezing issue is supposed to have been fixed by a software update but it hadn’t worked on our car. It was disappointing to have these problems with the car, as it’s comfortable, economical and good to drive. Really though, I think it’s inexcusable that VW hasn’t got on top of these issues by now.
  • How they rated it

  • Reliability: 1 out of 5 1.0
  • Meets Expectations: 2 out of 5 2.0
  • Overall Rating: 1 out of 5 1.0
  • David Williams doesn't recommend this car

About their car

  • Fuel type Petrol
  • When purchased October 2021
  • Condition when bought Used
  • Current Mileage 2,000 miles
  • Average MPG 51 mpg