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Volkswagen Golf diesel: 1.6 or 1.9 TDI?

Looking at getting a Golf diesel, 2008 onwards as my next car, but I'm not sure whether to go for a the 1.6 or 1.9? What would the difference in cost of diesel be too, thanks?

Daniel Wathen (Cork)

Mar 2015 Filed under: diesel

Expert answer

Hi Daniel,

Definitely go for the 1.6. It's a much more modern unit than the 1.9 and is quieter and more frugal. I'd estimate that in real-world terms you should get around 5-10mpg more out of the 1.6 compared to the 1.9.

Neil Briscoe - Complete Car Adviser

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