Volkswagen Golf GTE

28th June 2021

On May 12, 2021 I acquired a “67” reg, 2018 model, Volkswagen Golf GTE Advance in Pure White (non-metallic) paint. The car had 1 previous owner and had covered 82,500 miles. I bought it from an independent dealer. It came with full Volkswagen service history.

This is my first hybrid car. It’s actually a plug-in hybrid. This was the main reason for me buying the car. I also wanted an automatic and the hybrid powertrain requires this. With the 8.7kWh battery fully charged you have a theoretical pure-electric range of up-to 31 miles although the most I have seen is 25 miles. The Golf GTE comes with Volkswagen’s well-regarded 6-speed DSG gearbox. Other things which attracted me to the 2017 GTE Advance were:

Some things I’ve had to compromise with this new car: