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I was just wondering how current T-Cross owners are finding the 1.0L engine ?

Having only driven a 1.0L on a short test drive of around 3 miles, I thought it compared well to our 1.4 TSI Golf but obviously lacks the torque of our Golf TDI, which was to be expected.

The small engine was the only concern when we ordered our T-Cross, as I have no experience of the modern 3 cylinder turbo engines that most manufacturers seem to be using nowadays.

So, I would really appreciate any comments from any 1.0L owners as to their feelings on performance of the car, and how they feel after owning their 1.0L for a while (i.e. Happy, disappointed or anything else).

Thanks very much.
 

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I'm very happy with the power of the 1litre engine. It will take a bit of getting used to after my last car which was a turbo diesel. It responds well to the accelerator but you have to use the gears.
 

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I think it depends on the previous engine you had.

I come from a seat leon 1.2 tsi 105 bhp, which is a bit slower on paper, so I am not dissapointed.

For town rides I find it suitable, haven't driven it on highway yet, but it should be quite ok at motorway speeds.
 

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It's great car around town and will cruise happily at 80mph 2 up on the motorway. I think you would have drop down to 5th gear 4 up on a motorway incline to maintain speed.
 

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This will be the third 1,0 liter car I have owned. First was up! 75 hp non turbo, second Polo 110 hp and the next will be T-Cross 115 hp.
I have found them to be very nice in use and have had no problems with them.

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What MPG are people getting in their 115ps T-Cross? Thank you!
 

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First fill 38mpg mainly city driving with some motorway. The fuel tank only holds 40 litres.
 

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I've just had the car since Monday and over 2 short trips on country roads my main impression is how comfortable it is to drive. Seats/steering wheel are easy to adjust to a comfortable set-up. I am finding the lane assist feature a wee bit harder to get used to especially when the steering wheel vibrates at you. I think you can switch the vibration off.
Economy wise the computer was showing 42.8 mpg on a 30 mile trip.
Early days but all good so far.
 

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I have now done 1,000 miles and the engine has loosened up. I had a trip today city and dual carriageway with 3 passengers and luggage. The car performed very well better than I anticipated.

One niggle I have is the car's tendency to stall at very low revs in 2nd gear when hesitant in slow moving traffic.
 

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I find the 1 litre dsg pretty good.....reasonable in traffic and peppy enough on the open road....The dsg also has a "sport" setting which increases performance by holding on to lower gears a bit longer..good for overtaking etc..
On a 180 mile trip yesterday mixture of roads, mainly A road and motorway, I got 54.7mpg which, for a brand new engine is pretty good..
Very happy so far..👍
 

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Are people driving in the engine, so lower revs for first 1000 miles or 1500 km?

-eelis-
 

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Not particularly not having a handbook telling me how to drive! I haven't pushed it too hard.
 

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In the handbook it says not to go over 2/3 of max rev the first 1000 km, then gradually increase it until 1500 km.

That's it, I just didn't rev it too much in the first 1000km, then just drove it normally
 

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So far very good. Keeping it to max. of 3000 revs until I have completed 1500km.
 

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How long did it take everyone's car to go from 'in transit' to 'arrived in the UK'? Mine's been in transit for 4 weeks tomorrow - getting impatient now haha!! Thank you :)
 

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CJCD said:
How long did it take everyone's car to go from 'in transit' to 'arrived in the UK'? Mine's been in transit for 4 weeks tomorrow - getting impatient now haha!! Thank you :)
23 days from in transit to at dealer - see my signature for details
 

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CJCD said:
How long did it take everyone's car to go from 'in transit' to 'arrived in the UK'? Mine's been in transit for 4 weeks tomorrow - getting impatient now haha!! Thank you :)
Mine took 4 weeks, it sat in the UK port for that length of time. The dealer has to raise a transport order to get the car to them. When I chased the dealer they could not explain why it was taking so long, so I contacted VW Customer Services having got the dealers order number from them and put pressure on them to speed things up.
 

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IWRA said:
CJCD said:
How long did it take everyone's car to go from 'in transit' to 'arrived in the UK'? Mine's been in transit for 4 weeks tomorrow - getting impatient now haha!! Thank you :)
Mine took 4 weeks, it sat in the UK port for that length of time. The dealer has to raise a transport order to get the car to them. When I chased the dealer they could not explain why it was taking so long, so I contacted VW Customer Services having got the dealers order number from them and put pressure on them to speed things up.
Ouch! Was your app still saying "in transit" even though it was at the UK port? I hope it's here soon!
 

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Halin9 said:
Mine was ordered a few days before yours and arrived last week, so, yours should be here very soon..
Ooooh that's good to know, fingers crossed! When are you collecting from your dealer? :)
 
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