Ten Second Review
Volkswagen Golf 1.2 TSI Lease Review - This entry-level petrol model gives everyone what they need while still being affordable both to own and run. Staring under the hood, you get a choice of two 1.2 litre petrol engines that deliver either the more sluggish 84bhp or the more appropriate 104bhp.
While not as strong as the rest of the range, neither breaks the bank both with the taxman and at the pump and they both come turbocharged for that extra kick in the low revs. It is generally agreed that the Golf is one of the best hatchbacks to drive, and despite having far less complicated driver aids on these lesser models still come up with the goods. Comfortable and quiet, you get a refined drive that still provides plenty of fun in the corners with nicely weighted steering and plenty of body control.
It is largely agreed that the Golf looks fantastic both inside and out, and this update is no expectation with a stylish dashboard featuring DAB radio in all models, and one form of air conditioning or another. Unfortunately, with a 1.2 this is all you will get, with only the standard S trim available on both models. You do still get plenty of room both front and back, with all five seats able to handle a six-foot adult with ease while the capacious boot is adjustable while the rear seats fold down flat to ensue over 1000 litres of room when you need it.
Finally, there is a comprehensive safety package that has ensured a five star rating across the range, including an innovative City Emergency Brake that will slow the car when detecting a collision when driving under 19mph, alongside stability control and standard airbags. This is a smart, fun and lively city car that will work as a jack of all trades and certainly master of some, and an all-around great buy.