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2011 Volkswagen Golf TDI 2drReview
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Great Car But Diesel — its a diesel so great gas milage great torque and some power. and the turbo is so fun to play with. but diesel has a bunch of upsides to it and it has grate reliability. german cars run forever if you take care of them. but the one upside and down side is its a diesel

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: its a diesel

Cons: its a diesel

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2011 Volkswagen Golf TDIReview
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Great All Rounder — It's all good, enough power for most but also delivers a genuine 70 mpg, nav system is great and incorporating a hard drive for music and a great Bluetooth phone. The car looks great and goes well, the handling isn't the best but hey ho what do you expect for 30k?

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Sat nav / infotainment unit is brilliant.

Cons: Lacklustre handling

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2011 Volkswagen Golf TDI Review
SC says:
vs2011 Audi A3 2.0 TDI Premium Plus Wagon FWD
2011 Volkswagen Golf TDI winning categories:
  • Power
  • Handling
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Handling Ranked 2011 Audi A3 2.0 TDI Premium Plus Wagon FWD worse.
"The question above reads as that I thought the Golf TDI handled better than the A3 TDI - but thats not how Id responded to the question. Rather, its tough to discern which is which, and as earlier noted, only the A3 sport package w/ its firmer suspension changes that fact. Even then, unless u take some nice curvy roads (or go over poorly paved roads, or God-forbid, major pothole, the difference may not show immediately show itself to a non-enthusiast."
Looks/Style Ranked 2011 Audi A3 2.0 TDI Premium Plus Wagon FWD worse.
"Actually, I much prefer the looks of the 2011 (06-13) Audi A3, which like its Golf sibling, is a hatch, or sportback."
Front Seats Ranked 2011 Audi A3 2.0 TDI Premium Plus Wagon FWD worse.
"Wow, CarGurus rly didnt accurately note my actual question responses. I didnt prefer the Golfs front seats, but I also only rode in a friends car briefly. Also, again, the sport pckg seats r different n 90% of A3 TDIs have a standard leather seat, which I can say look great imo but I cant comment on how they compare to the Golfs, which also were quite nice n my friend loves. I do love the alacantra sport seats which r well-bolstered."
Back Seats Ranked 2011 Audi A3 2.0 TDI Premium Plus Wagon FWD worse.
"Its not the passenger room thats different from A3 to Golf, but rather the available storage rm behind the backseat n w/ the seats down. From the exterior, Id thought the A3 was bigger, but I was mistaken. Its not a big difference, but IF u need a bit more rm, all that matters is if it makes a difference to u..."
Cargo Capacity Ranked 2011 Audi A3 2.0 TDI Premium Plus Wagon FWD better.
"Slightly more rear storage in Golf - see seat comments above"
Family Car Ranked 2011 Audi A3 2.0 TDI Premium Plus Wagon FWD better.
"The price n mileage being equal, aside from whether u care abt a premium badge or not, simply bc the Audis a bit nicer and I prefer its look, Id take an A3 over Golf, even without the sport pckg. New, Id have saved $$ n gone with a Golf, n if u can save much, well the Golfs a ton of car for the money, used. But so is the A3, n if u missed it above, I found the Golfs to be mostly within $300 of equivalent A3s - at least in late 2019. Whether the went for asking price, idk."
Value Ranked 2011 Audi A3 2.0 TDI Premium Plus Wagon FWD better.
"Bc of Diesel-Gate, and the fact that both A3 n Golf TDIs were involved yet some still legalized as late as 2019 n perhaps later, there are low mileage examples from 2010-13 of both Golf n A3 on the market - n the VWs were generally priced the same as the Audi as of 2019 and early 2020. Theyre largely the same vehicle, so both r great handling (potential) family cars, w/ as expected, the Audi including a few exclusive niceties on the Premium Plus (which most r, vs Premium, the only other option, besides sport pckg), the latter having firmer springs, black headliner, + sport seats in a different leather (the standards nice too), 18 wheels w/ low-pro summer tires, the latter of which is for some, more trouble than its worth, esp depending where u live. The standard suspension on both is otherwise the same, n u may prefer it, unless like me, u enjoy more...spirited motoring. I was concerned the sport suspension may be too firm, but imo, its just rt. The standard cars r still both great handlers, n had I not found the particularly low mileage (19K on a 2011!) Sport variant for a great price, Id have been happy with the standard A3. It still feels n drives like an Audi, after all. But then so does the Golf, n in 2011, new, the Golf was hard to beat, A3 harder to justify. But now, things r different. Also if ur wondering, does Vags de-powering the TDIs for emissions legality translate to an underpowered motor or much lower mpgs? I was a bit surprised to discover that according to sources, like Car&Driver and Cars.com, on paper, the specs barely changed, nor did they find it felt detuned behind the wheel. Otoh, when other sources, like TheFastLane tested an affected car, BEFORE the dealer software upgrade - when IN the original cheat mode, the detected abt 10%. Yet apparently the final fix was less drastic, n the consensus was the power loss was negligible, n still the slightly lower EPA #s were impressive for the power. Which begs the question... WHYd they cheat in the 1st place? In any case, Id driven neither car pre-Diesel-Gate, but Id never guess theres just 140 horses under the hood, particularly bc of the notorious diesel torque (abt 230). Even at highway speeds tho, I never felt the need for more. Obviously the mpgs r a little less post-cheat device removal, but if theres as great a handling family car with as still impressive EPA #s, Idk of it. I get that many ppl hate on VW/Audi these days for such audacious deception n I wont pretend it didnt leave a bad taste in my mouth. But the fact is theyre now legalized AND carry a new (LTD) warranty, from the date of cars fix, which will be stickered on the car, but also searchable w/ VIN on VW/Audis site. I recommend reviewing the warranty; it covers a lot, but NOT everything. Just whats related to the fix. Some may be critical of buying/driving Diesel-Gate VW/Audis...and perhaps, had I been able to afford another make n model, who drove as nicely, handled as well, was as safe, w/ equivalent MPGs...under 15K miles, n a partial warranty. BUT theres nothing like these TDIs nor will there be, and the closest thing MOST DEFINITELY doesnt come in @ well UNDER $15K...but a (2010-13) A3 (and Golf) can. Most dont have such few miles, but some still may - n many have under 50k miles, for a relative steal. The Golf TDIs itself is no slouch, was an awesome car then (n still) but just be sure to compare cost with its Audi sibling. Both cars were niche vehicles when new (esp the upmarket Audi), and are only moreso now. But if it appeals to u (n u arent set on Asian makes superior reliability), while Ive had no issues in 8 months, 5 of them were during Covid19 lockdown/Quarantine...n so Ive driven just 3000 miles. Nevertheless, my A3s been problem-free. I did buy all-weather (NOT all-season) tires, which r important for the cold, whether theres snow or not but thats a whole nother discussion, n only the A3 sport package has summer rubber def unsuitable for colder weather/sub-40F. "
Would Buy Ranked 2011 Audi A3 2.0 TDI Premium Plus Wagon FWD worse.
"NEW, back in 2011, Id save a few grand n go with the Golf. 8 yrs later, I found the price difference negligible, and I was lucky to find a loaded A3 in excellent condition with under 20k miles. Across the country, there were a few, just a few, with even less. But even for mine, I needed to travel several hundred miles. Within 60 miles there were 2 other A3 Premium Pluses (as opposed to Premium), but with more miles abt the same price."
2011 Volkswagen Golf 2.5L 2dr Review
JS says:
vs2011 Volvo C30 T5
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Cargo Capacity Ranked 2011 Volvo C30 T5 worse.
"The Golf has a good bit of cargo capacity, handy for a small car. The C30 is a bit more limited, but not bad. "
Would Buy Ranked 2011 Volvo C30 T5 better.
"More stylish, and better overall feel to the car: more solid doors, nicer seats, interior has better finishes. "
2011 Volkswagen Golf TDI 2dr Review
Bailey says:
vs2011 Mazda MAZDA3 s Sport Hatchback
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Value Ranked 2011 Mazda MAZDA3 s Sport Hatchback worse.
"The 2011 volkwagen golf tdi 2dr is a better value for one thing because the market for Mazda 3 hatchbacks is slim. Also, for me the 2drs work great for me because I rarely use my back seats, so I mostly just leave them down for more trunk space. But when I want to use the back seats, there is plenty of legeoom. It is annoying to have to climb into the back, but once you are back there it is plenty spacious"
2011 Volkswagen Golf 2.5L Review
Hoodoo3 says:
A great car overall. Plenty of power room and that awesome Digitronic tranny. I stlll bought the C 30 over this one as the GTI felt cheap by comparison.
vs2011 Volvo C30 T5
2011 Volkswagen Golf 2.5L winning categories:
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Front Seats Ranked 2011 Volvo C30 T5 better.
"Also similar. V dub may be more comfy on the long haul."
Back Seats Ranked 2011 Volvo C30 T5 better.
"About the same actually though Volvos have a bit more style and are two buckets rather than the bench in the VDUB."
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