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Re: 2005 Golf Plus [Re: barnacle] #1655713
10/02/2022 18:01
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At least the Golf had a very good innings.
My daughter has an XC90 and absolutely loves it (she uses it to tow horse boxes). Although she's less keen on the repair costs!

Re: 2005 Golf Plus [Re: barnacle] #1655718
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I don't think it did so bad smile

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Re: 2005 Golf Plus [Re: barnacle] #1655908
20/02/2022 14:17
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The golf was still going strong, overall I did about 50k miles over three years and ended up spending the best part of £2000 on it in bits and pieces so it wasn't cost free (they never are). But that still works out at less than £100 per month. Never let me down either and it went all over the country without a hitch.

It was coming up to its next DSG service and cambelt /water pump change in the next 10k miles - tried selling to my son/nephew but a golf plus in Smurf blue just isn't that cool apparently.

The servicing/maintenance costs of the XC90 will be much higher I expect. I have already had a but of a shock as there was a bill for 800 in the service folder, but that was a full service, two news tyres and a cam belt and water pump change.

Had a quick clean up of the interior (cream leather interior not normally my thing but it's growing on me), and didn't realise just how grubby the leather was, tried some cleaner from Halfords which made absolutely no difference,, ten quid down the drain thanks very much, then read a few reviews online and found that Dodo Juice intensive leather cleaner gets good reviews. Its' amazing stuff, managed to get the leather back to its original colour (almost), added some Gliptone G11 conditioners and hopefully the leather will soften up from it's current "Elephant skin" feel to something a bit more youthful.

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Re: 2005 Golf Plus [Re: barnacle] #1655911
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Woah! That is some dirty leather right there!
My daughter's woes were related to the bodywork; her partner hit a deer and the bodyshop quote was eye-watering!

Re: 2005 Golf Plus [Re: barnacle] #1655937
21/02/2022 14:16
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Those seats were how it came from the dealer, absolutely filthy. Amazed they hadn't given a valet and wasn't expecting the amount of crud to come out of the leather.

Drivers seat needs attention as the bolster has been crushed, the bolster sorting on the drivers side and the leather really needs dyeing as it's quite faded.


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Re: 2005 Golf Plus [Re: barnacle] #1663250
29/01/2023 15:15
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It’s been nearly a year of ownership.

Total cost of ownership so far..

Two new tyres (just went for the cheapest as Pirelli were £200 each).
New rear brake pads
Full service

So cost this year has been £500 which is actually less than the 1.9 golf! Failed its MOT on a side light (£1).

MPG is about 35-40mph. Maybe 25mpg around town.


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