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2016 Golf Hybrid

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  • 24-04-2023 11:01am
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    Registered Users Posts: 1,370 ✭✭✭


    Its GTE, what they like and at this age do batteries give problems,

    Are they worth buying and are they much more economical than the golf tdi 1.6



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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,128 ✭✭✭joe1303l


    Plenty info here from the UK

    https://www.speakev.com/forums/vw-golf-GTE/



  • Registered Users Posts: 1,370 ✭✭✭kincaid


    Thanks and some good advice on there

    I wont be buying as very expensive to fix if things go wrong and you need them under warranty



  • Registered Users Posts: 11,887 ✭✭✭✭Flinty997


    Think thats true of all modern cars. Even pure EVs.

    Comparing Hybrids vs Diesel is a conversation about how you use the car. No one can answer that for you without knowing your usage.



  • Registered Users Posts: 6,216 ✭✭✭User1998


    I’ve had 3 of them out of warranty with no issues. All had over 100k miles.



  • Registered Users Posts: 2,128 ✭✭✭joe1303l


    Probably true with all Hybrids and especially PHEV’s. Drivetrain has double the no. of components to go wrong compared to a BEV or ICE car. I’d agree though that one out of warranty could be tricky if you were unlucky.



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  • Registered Users Posts: 23,456 ✭✭✭✭ted1


    that would imply you didn’t keep them ling enough to have problems



  • Registered Users Posts: 11,887 ✭✭✭✭Flinty997




  • Registered Users Posts: 23,456 ✭✭✭✭ted1


    Well it was launched in 2015. So that’s 8 years ago. if he has had 3, he has each for less than 3 years.


    the older the car the more problems. His cars were still young



  • Registered Users Posts: 11,887 ✭✭✭✭Flinty997



    They all had over 100k.

    If I had a 6 month old car and done 500k in it. Is it sill young?



  • Registered Users Posts: 6,216 ✭✭✭User1998


    How have you came to the conclusion that they are unreliable?

    Its a 1.4 TSI with a DSG gearbox. Just keep the engine & gearbox serviced and you’ll be fine. And the battery and electric motor have warranty until something like 100k miles



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  • Registered Users Posts: 23,456 ✭✭✭✭ted1


    I haven’t, at least it wasn’t my intent too.

    i meant that having 3 in a short duration wouldn’t be a good representation as they are gone before a problem may arise but



  • Registered Users Posts: 6,216 ✭✭✭User1998


    Apologies, I thought you were the OP, who suggested that they are unreliable. (Your profile photos look the same)



  • Registered Users Posts: 1,370 ✭✭✭kincaid


    Well reading that other forum, if something does go wrong it's a big bill either way, best to stick to one with warranty, I'm even thinking now of going for a kia etc for the longer warranty,



  • Registered Users Posts: 11,887 ✭✭✭✭Flinty997


    Nothing on the Golf that every other car won't have as well.

    This really isn't a thread about a car. It's a thread about warranties.



  • Registered Users Posts: 280 ✭✭eltoastero


    Had a Golf GTE that was bought when it was 3 years + 1 month old (i.e. past normal VW warranty) with 96k km on it. Clearly used as a tax dodge in the UK and used for motorway driving, this gave me confidence that battery was probably rarely charged to full and discharged to empty (i.e. in slightly better health).

    I kept it for 3 years (so we're now 6 years into the 8 year battery warranty), not a single issue with the car. Full service schedule was completed, I kept on top of the DSG service (doing it a bit early) - nothing to suggest it would ever give trouble if well looked after.

    It was an excellent car to drive and a huge amount more enjoyable that a 1.6tdi golf equivalent (I've driven both for long periods).

    Buying a GTE with at least a couple of year of the battery warranty left, with all the service items have been completed, felt like a safe enough bet to me. I don't know if I'd be keen to buy one that had passed the 8 years or 160k km battery warranty (but, had my circumstance not changed I guarantee I'd still be driving that GTE now even though it would be hitting 8 years old with with 120k+ km, as I'd know the car well maintained and less likely to give any more trouble than any other 8 year old car)



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