I stand corrected , my info was taken from the review I read regarding the Golf GTi club40 edition which produces 286bhp, not the standard GTi . https://www.driving.co.uk/car-reviews/clarkson/clarkson-review-2016-volkswagen-golf-gti-clubsport-edition-40/ Performance figures quoted for the standard Gti remain unimpressive but I guess this is subjective . 250 bhp on a 2006 Passat Fwd that I owned for around 5 years was based on experience and was a total fail from a standing start but the extra bhp was well catered for once you got out of second gear , surprised many a boy racer in my Passat estate ;)
The quoted fuel consumption is 44.1 mpg. If you take 20% off that, due to you being unlikely to drive it as economically as they do for their tests, you'll get 35 mpg. Over 20,000 miles for the 2 years, that works out at 571 gallon or 2598 litres of fuel. At £1.15 per litre, that'd be £2,987. If £124 per month in fuel is considered a killer, a new car is probably a bad idea - regardless of whether it's through leasing or buying. When doing the low mileage that's usually required for a lease to be good value, fuel costs should usually be the least of your concerns. The depreciation incurred when buying or the overall cost of the lease is usually the higher cost - and by a long way.
I want this but the petrol will kill me
Get one, you'll like it I promise. Had my mk7 5 months still makes me smile locking up and walking off.