Keith Isaacs: bloody awful driver crossing hands driving one handed
Peter Lewis: The only problem is that the multi function steering wheel, Sat/Nav and higher spec A/C are all optional extras that increase the cost of the already overpriced Bluemotion 1.6Tdi Golf by nearly £2000. The 1.6Tdi SE with added Sat/Nav is still cheaper to buy than the Bluemotion model, and has a nicer interior.
The Bluemotion may have a 6 speed box and lowered suspension and a unique engine with lower friction bearings, but it represents poor value when you have to pay quite a bit extra for extras that really should be standard on a car that costs over £22000.
The new Polo 1.4Tdi Bluemotion is better value and if you take the extras into account is £5000 cheaper, and has lower emmissions and slightly better economy.