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morgano66

Nearly a Golf 150 TDI owner - worried it's a 130

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Hi all, my first post here so apologies if this subject has been covered time after time before.

My local VW dealership is about to sell me a Golf 150 TDI (2002, Black) however after quickly the checking some of the On-Line insurance websites for a quote, the registration number revealed it to be a 130bhp Golf.

Naturally being a bit worried about this (no disrespect to the 130s) I'm planning on going over & having a luck just to make sure I'm getting the car I want. I know the alloys are different on this car (but they could have stuck those on afterwards), can anyone tell me how I can put my mind at rest by telling me how to spot the signs that this really is a 150?

Of course the database could be wrong. But any help appreciated.

Cheers

O

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Mrs UBM just bought a 2004 150 GT TDI and indeed most insurance databases had it down as a 130. You need to ring and tell them !

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Have a look at the front of the car, down below the bumper line and in the middle. Is there a bloody big intercooler in the middle or a small one over on the drivers side? 150 has a big front mounted intercooler and 130 has a small side mount intercooler.

Insurance quoting websites are crap at knowing what your car is, and you have to tell them exactly what you want to insure, and then they sometimes get it wrong again.

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Insurance quoting websites are crap at knowing what your car is, and you have to tell them exactly what you want to insure, and then they sometimes get it wrong again.

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Aye, dads tractor always comes up as the intercooled HDi 110 when in fact it is only a 90. Trim level is also wrong - and even saw it once come up as an estate when it is a 5dr hatch!

Reference the insurance, tell them everything. For example, if basic manufacturer alloys and aircon were factory options, get them to acknowledge it in writing.

Ian

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Many thanks guys! Your input is really appreciated & I'm beginning to feel more reassured.

Cheers

O

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Morgano, in the boot, in the spare wheel well, there should be a little sticker with all the details about the car. On that, there should be a power rating (probably in PS), what does it say? Im not sure what 150bhp is in PS, but im sure someone can help smile.gif

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Don't worry about Insurance quotes telling you the wrong thing.

Egg Insurance still don't think Audi made a 130 TDi without Quattro until I argued with them for 20 minutes. They then charged me £15 to amend my policy to a 130bhp from a 115bhp.

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About 153PS.

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I think im talking rubbish. There was some wierd unit it calculated power in (kW maybe) where on my car 90BHP equated to about 33 somethings.

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Yep = Sounds like KW.

PS is very similar to bhp but a German unit of measurement.

A CTR is 200PS or 197bhp.

My car is 150PS or 148bhp.

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in the boot or service record there should be a white sticker. The engine No should be

If it is a 150bhp it should be ARL

If it is a 130bhp it should be ASZ

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Hi all - thanks for the extra comments since my last post, picked the car up tonight but it was too much of a rush to check out all of the stuff suggested & I'm on my hols tommorrow so it'll be Mon/Tues before I can really have a look at it - will get back to you all then.

Thanks again

O

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As is the new Golf GTI - 200 PS but 197 Bhp - so no more powerful than the Civic Type-R as mistaken by some.

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