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A beginner's guide to Golfing

Volkswagen introduces an even more affordable Golf in the form of the new 1.2 TSI variant. We give it a full thorough road test.
OneShift Editorial Team
OneShift Editorial Team
26 Jun 2010
What we like:
Cheap road tax
low fuel consumption
more than enough performance for a hatchback with a tiny engine
the Golf image
What we dislike:
Seven-speed DSG still not as smooth as six-speed at low speeds
makes the 1.4 TSI redundant
wheels look a bit tiny

Volkswagen has further widened the appeal of its most successful model with the introduction of this new variant. From the 1.2 TSI to the Golf R, there's now a Golf model to suit most needs and budgets.

At just over a hundred grand at today's sky high COE prices, the 1.2 TSI isn't exactly affordable for most car buyers though, especially when considering that the 1.4 TSI set one back just over $80k when it was first launched early last year. But then again, compared to other cars its size and with the same specifications, the Golf 1.2 TSI will save its buyer over the long run in road tax and fuel costs.

Credits: Story and Photos by Raymond Lai

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Volkswagen Golf 1.2 TSI 2010

Volkswagen Golf 1.2 TSI 2010

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