VW Golf 1.4 TSI ACT Test Sürüşü – Review (English subtitled)


We are with VW Golf. 7th generation Golf with its look, driving features, quality
and with its technology is very challenging as always. Let’s see if this pretense makes it superior to its rivals? The Golf that outworn six generations and reached seventh
does not accommodate many new features design wise.
And as always it took shape conservatively. The Golf’s boot is not better than its rivals in this segment.
But with 380-liter capacity it is in a level to satisfy the expectations. It offers good knee and headroom at the rear seats. But if we come to its best positive feature; due to wide
windows the feeling of spaciousness in the interior is great. Now is the time to see what waits the driver of the Golf. If we start from the interior design the layout
of the controls here and their usage is very easy. The displays are legible and there are lots
of places under driver’s hand to put small items. When we come to the material quality due to its look and
due to the plastic materials used, which are soft to the touch
I think it is one step ahead of its rivals in this class. In the Golf that I’m driving 1.4-liter turbo
charged TSI engine is functioning. This engine develops 140 HP and 250 Nm of torque. You can understand this from outside by looking
at the S and I letters that are red in color. Doğuş Otomotiv imports this engine to our country
with only 7-speed double clutch automatic gearbox. And I think they are doing the right thing because
this gearbox compared to its rival’s gearboxes
has qualities to form a basis for reference. It deserves praise for fast and vibrationless changings. You can also intervene manually to this gearbox
from the pedals behind the steering wheel. And believe me to drive this car like this
is really very pleasurable. The performance that the engine offers is
nothing to joke about. You can drive this car very fast and very cheerfully.
It attains high speeds without difficulty. In the 1.4 TSI engines there is a system called ACT. What is this system? It is called Active Cylinder Technology. And when it is not necessary that is when you don’t want
to accelerate or when you are cruising at certain speed and catch the certain parameters two out of the four cylinders is deactivated. And because there is no firing in those cylinders
the fuel consumption is decreased. The system works so successfully that you can only understand
when it is in or out by the warning on the trip computer. In other words when you are buying this car if the information
about this system is not given to you I can guarantee that
you can drive this car for years without knowing it. It is not only ACT, this car also offers Start&Stop system. In other words in stop and go traffic it is another step to control the fuel consumption. If we have to look at it in general terms I have been driving
around in this car with an average of 8,5 liter fuel consumption. But I should point out that it is really a pleasure
to drive this car. So I have to confess that I drove it fast. If you are a slower driver you can drop the fuel consumption
level to 7,5 or 8,0 liter. But under that level is not very probable. The Golf’s driving features are very successful. Steering sharpness and balance has been set
very good. The handling gives the driver confidence. But if you ask me the strongest point in the
Golf arsenal is its suspension comfort. Even though in the car that I drove, low profile tires and
18-inch wheel rims were employed, the shock absorbers have performed what was expected of them very well. They work very quiet and I can say that
here is very comfortable and serene. The Golf, not only by its quality and driving features but also
by its relatively high price is in the same league with
its premium rivals Audi, BMW, Mercedes and Volvo. However if you ask my opinion the Golf is as precious as gold
when you are buying it, driving it and even when you are selling it…

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