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The Electic Movement! Volkswagen e-Golf Customer Review 

Date: 2019-02-26

Written by our customer Barry S


It is as good looking as a standard Golf, once the ugly 16" wheels have been changed to 225/40 16" wheels. 


Inside all good and well appointed - comparable with Highline models.

My only criticism being the 'blind spot' symbols are small - say compared with Arteon.




Very quiet around town - although at cruising speed (100kph) only 1-2db (63db) quieter than an Arteon.

Many cars however are closer to 70db or ever over at that speed.


Corners very flat due to heavy batteries low down. Slightly heavier steering but close to a normal Golf. 


Around town very brisk (quicker than standard 1.4L Golf), but tails off after 80kph, although not to an embarrassing extent.


Slightly firmer than a standard Golf, but probably softer than a GTI.

Power consumption 

Very hard to follow initially, the range fluctuating wildly. At 9km range increase per hour of trickle charge is slow.


A very good car, particularly around town. Although, the price appears slightly high, compared with a Golf GTI or Arteon.

I imagine the heavy R + D costs associated with developing an electric range of vehicles is at least a part. 



Special Offer of the Month

Date: 2019-02-22

Pay 0% finance per annum. On Selected Volkswagen Caddy, Transporter, Crafter & Multivan Models.




A Yarn with Simon Van Velthooven! 

Date: 2019-02-21

This Saturday, we welcome gold medallist, Simon Van Velthooven to Tristram European, so you can shop while you chat! 


Fashion at Fabric evening coming up! 

Date: 2019-02-15

We've been planning an amazing evening featuring STORM CLOTHING at Fabric Bistro (on the waterfront) at Hobsonville Point. Tickets are available now! Book online here. There is even a 'shop the runway' popup store! Bring your enthusiasm (and your credit card) because the time is near! 



Storm Photoshoot 

Date: 2019-01-23

The weather provided for us today! Brilliant sunshine provided a scenic backdrop for our collaboration with STORM CLOTHING. We ventured out in the NEW Touareg and captured the beauty of the model while posing against this stunner of a vehicle. 

New Year, New Car

Date: 2019-01-21

As we dive into the New Year, we find ourselves feeling pursing goals and planning how we will spend this year more effectively, perhaps a new chapter to be explored, or pushing harder to succeed in your area of expertise. The shadow of 2018 seems like a far distant memory, as businesses are already full steam ahead for a big 2019, with deadlines a never-ending reality.