A Review: Volkswagen Golf Sport Mark6
September 2, 2010
One day, a friend from the Lancer EX forum called when I was have a meal @ Bakerzine with my wife. He said “Bro, wanna change car or not?”
I booked a Scirocco like a day or 2 later and traded my 2years old Lancer EX for it. Being a selfish sports car with 2 doors and negative things happened (not to be discussed here), and 2 weeks later I asked to change it to a Golf.
It has a 160bhp TSI engine, twin-charged (super and turbo charged)and 240Nm of torque from 2,000 rpm. I bought the car not knowing what it had or what it meant.
Then I learn while waiting from early April 2010 to middle of July 2010 for it to be factory-fitted with a Bi-xenon headlight that does not come with a 1.4L and shipped to Singapore.
Let me tell you, driving the car stock (without any modification), it was already thrilling… you will feel like finding a reason just to drive it. Stepping on the accelerator, and the supercharger kicks in and you are flying, you will feel like what the specs says ” from zero to 80kph in 5.8seconds and zero to 100kph in 8 seconds flat” and what’s more… it’s soooo quiet especially since it is using sport performance tyres and were really noisy when used on my previous Lancer EX (which felt like a tin can after test driving the Golf)
What makes a continental car a quality car? It is in the details. The robust build, illuminated leg area and illuminated vanity mirrors in sun visor, “Climatronic” air-conditioning system with 2-zone temperature control, built-in touch screen which are integrated with all the controls including a park distance control display, quality tyres, the silence.
And another thing, when you tune a Japanese car, you don’t really get much out of it, in fact you will void your car warranty. For European cars, you are welcomed to tune as warranty is covered by their authorised workshop and partners… and what you will get is astronomical, my golf now is about 200bhp with about 300Nm of torque after getting it tuned with mTm.
Extract from VW SG