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Old 16 January 2019, 08:02 PM
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Does anyone own one or has had one?
looking at 2009/2010
Are the tdi and gtd engine the same ?
what wheels are standard?
What should I be checking?
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Old 16 January 2019, 10:22 PM
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EGR issues (engine light on ) after VW recall software update.
DSG judder when hot on second gear or in reverse
Condensor failure(air con won’t hold gas)..it should have been replaced by now
Electric coolant pump failure (engine light on, sometimes limp mode).
Instrument panel failure causing non-start (engine is immobilised if the instrument panel fails, looses communication on the CAN network or is disconnected).
Rear brake calipers sticking
Turbo actuator failure (massive lag, underboost fault codes).

GTD uses the higher output version of the 2.0 TDi lump that’s used across all the models/makes.


Other than that pretty solid cars. No idea on wheels on that year, think they are 18” diamond cut multi-spokes which go very nasty as soon as the laquer is chipped, so wouldn’t surprise me if most have either been replaced or powder coated.






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Old 16 January 2019, 11:36 PM
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Ok thanks for the info.
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So basically a bag of ****e polluting diesel.

On the other hand my new Hyundai Kona EV will comfortably match these hot hatches
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Hyundia Kona - my lord, what an ugly looking car. Who designs these things, and actually thinks they look good
https://goo.gl/images/VwuEgJ
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Ditched the leaf go cart then ?
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cough, cough.............

https://www.wired.co.uk/article/lith...ronment-impact
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thanks for all the useful replies
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Ditched the leaf go cart then ?
Just added to the collection
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Had the same actuator failure on my Passat, paid someone else to do it as there is very little room at the back of the engine, I should imagine it's even worse on the golf, also had 2 of the 3 Exhaust Gas Temperature Sensors go at 140 each, now on 107k.
At least with the Golf you don't have to worry about the poor oil pump drive design that found it's way into the Passat and Audis.
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Originally Posted by andy97 View Post
So basically a bag of ****e polluting diesel.

On the other hand my new Hyundai Kona EV will comfortably match these hot hatches
Firstly, no such thing as a car with zero issues. It’s best to advise someone of potential issues rather than use the idiotic “they’re bullet proof mate” retort you get from owners of various marques (which includes Subaru owners before the MAF issues and 2.5s came along ). This especially pertinent on ones approaching the ten year golden marker for MTBFs...we’re scrapping/condemning plenty of PSAs and Renaults of this age due to severe issues that make them uneconomical to repair. No VAGs...yet, actually resurrected a few and sold them on or used them as loan/pool cars ( one of which is a 1999 MK4 Golf).

Secondly a GTD is not really a ‘hot hatch’, It’s more of a trim spec with the 170ps engine, of which you can get in other trim specs on other models (unlike for example, the Golf R).
pretty certain the earlier one had the standard duty/height springs and shocks (unlike the GTi), will need to check the build sheet under the boot floor to confirm that.

Fourthly, I can also assure you that the same year Astra/zafira DTi will pollute just as badly as the EGR will be clogged up so much so the real world Nox reduction is marginal. Comparing a worn EU5 diesel to a brand new car regardless of fuel/power source is pointless; If the buyer had the money for a new car they wouldn’t be looking at one that’s used and ten years old. A fairer comparison is a ten year old Prius, which fetch a premium as they appeal to congestion tax dodgers and uber drivers so you will get a poorer condition car for the same money.








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