2016 VW Golf 1.6 diesel estate

Will Hay

New member
Feb 2, 2021
Hi folks, newbie to VW and to Diesel engines have driven petrol all my life

anyways traded my 2005 Mazda 3 for a 2016 VW golf estate longue edition and it is a very impress car ... spec wise

my gripe is with the engine I feel she under powered and am staying in lower gears at higher speeds to feel her motoring along ( it is a manual bit automatic by the way)

I sometimes have to drop back to third gear from fourth when travelling at 50kmh

never felt I had to drop to lower gears with the 1.6 Mazda petrol

Can anyone enlighten me ??
Many thanks
Will Hay