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Pricewatch: Volkswagen Golf GT 1.4 TSI 3dr v Volkswagen Golf GT 2.0 TDI 170 3dr

VOLKSWAGEN is aiming to corner a section of the user-chooser market with its new 170bhp GT Golfs.

The TDI version uses a familiar turbodiesel system but the TSI is the supercharger/turbocharger 1.4-litre petrol unit, a new development in engine technology.

And not only does it buck the trend in the way it produces power, but also in residual value terms. CAP claims that its combination of power, refinement and economy will make it a hit with used buyers and it will match the diesel – a rare occurrence in this sector.

Volkswagen Golf GT TSI: price new £17,907

Mileage Age (months) Predicted value Money lost
20,000 12 £11,825/66% £6,082
30,000 18 £10,450/58% £7,457
40,000 24 £9,225/52% £8,682
50,000 30 £8,175/46% £9,732
60,000 36 £7,250/40% £10,657

Source: CAP Motor Research

Volkswagen Golf GT TDI: price new: £18,922

Mileage Age (months) Predicted value Money lost
20,000 12 £12,850/68% £6,072
30,000 18 £11,250/59% £7,672
40,000 24 £9,850/52% £9,072
50,000 30 £8,625/46% £10,297
60,000 36 £7,650/40% £11,272

Source: CAP Motor Research

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