Ask Us Anything

Should I go for the 1.6 or 2.0 TDI Golf?

What to get, a 1.6-litre TDI Golf or 1.9/2.0-litre?

Caitriona O Donnell (Liimerck)

Oct 2014 Filed under: diesel

Expert answer

Hi Caitriona,

I'd go for the 1.6 Golf to be honest. It's a more modern engine and doesn't suffer the air-mass sensor issues that occasionally plague the old 1.9 TDI engine. It's also not really worth upgrading to the 2.0-litre engine, simply because, in spite of a relatively weedy-sounding 105hp and 270Nm of torque, the 1.6 TDI engine actually has very decent on-road performance and the upshot is low emissions and the potential for being able to average 60mpg if you treat it gently.

Neil Briscoe - Complete Car Adviser

Read all questions...