In all the excitement over the New Beetle, it's easy to overlook German automaker Volkswagen AG's other new offering, the redesigned 1999 Golf. Built in Mexico, the Golf is the latest incarnation of the company's long-lived, front-wheel-drive hatchback, which debuted in the mid-1970s.
We drove a Golf GLS TDI, which is shorthand for saying it's an upscale version with a turbocharged diesel engine and a $20,650 price tag.
Last year, we gave the New Beetle a big Valentine. This year, the Golf -- well, a sympathy card might be in order.
She: You sure were acting like The Fonz when I was driving the Golf and you were a passenger in the front seat. Remember how he used to hit the pop machine on... Read More