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I have a 2007 MK5.5 golf hatch 1.9TDi - all I can say is that it is appalling compared with a MK4 golf I have (MK5.5 due to the new type engine with 132g/km CO2 emission).
First a simple stupid design: fitting a chrome rim to a coin tray on the dashboard! It causes reflection in windscreen and distracts driver - a safety hazard. The fuel economy of the 1.9TDi engine has worsened a lot. With my MK4 Golf, I get 52mpg the usual way I drive. With the MK5.5 only 45-47mpg!
The high-gearing of the 3/4/5th gears is murder! They are supposed to save fuel but they force me to drive in lower gears, costing more fuel.
Thumbs down to VW!
BTW: don't buy from Western VW Edinburgh - a bunch of crooks - you are warned!