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Our fleet: Golf GTD 2.0-litre TDI 184 PS 5dr - Jan 2015

Volkswagen
BIK List Price
£26,365
Volkswagen Golf BIK list price
BIK Percentage
17%
Volkswagen Golf BIK Percent
CO2
109g/km
Volkswagen Golf CO2
Combined MPG
67.3
Volkswagen Golf MPG

Review

Our Golf GTD is now sporting a set of cold weather (also known as winter) tyres.

Volkswagen carried out the swap for us in early December and I immediately saw the benefit as temperatures dropped below seven degrees (the point at which cold weather tyres are more effective than standard tyres) that week and my home town experienced the first frosts of the winter.

Thanks to cold weather tyres I also made it home safely on a snowy Boxing Day. While other cars in front of me only just made it up a slippery hill, our Golf GTD handled it with ease, owing to the extra grip from the tyres.

However, it’s been a mild start to the New Year with temperatures of 8 to 10 degrees recently. At this point the argument for cold weather tyres becomes harder to make and I can understand the predicament that fleet operators face.

But for fleets working in colder parts of the country that need to have their vehicles on the road every day throughout the winter there is a clear case for fitting cold weather tyres.

Our Golf GTD also comes equipped with a ‘winter pack’, which includes heated front seats and heated windscreen washer jets for £360. 

Top Speed
143mph
Volkswagen Golf Top Speed
VED band
B
Volkswagen Golf Ved
Fuel Type
Diesel
Volkswagen Golf Fuel Type
Residual Value
3 Year 60k : £10,950
4 Year 80k : £8,575
Running Cost (ppm)
3 Year 60k : 39.59
4 Year 80k : 36.85

CO2 emissions and fuel consumption data correct at time of writing. The latest figures are available in the Fleet News fuel cost calculator and the company car tax calculator.

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Our test vehicle may be lacking things such as a reversing camera or heated seats but these are available as optional extras

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