Full disclosure: I've been an auto journalist for 15 years and through the years, the Volkswagen Golf and GTI have consistently been favorites for their blend of peppy road manners, hatchback practicality and bottom-line accessibility.
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While the Golf hasn't changed much through the years, I have. I'm a mom now. I have three kids. I drive a minivan. Does it still hold a little piece of my heart? Absolutely. But more specifically, is it practical enough — in some way — to fit my mom life?
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