VW has fabulous design and engineering talent, and the Golf TDI demonstrates that talent in every detail. The Golf has all the virtues that make German cars feel so good to drive, without the maddenin...
VW has fabulous design and engineering talent, and the Golf TDI demonstrates that talent in every detail. The Golf has all the virtues that make German cars feel so good to drive, without the maddening complexity and astronomical price of the German luxury marques.
The Golf TDI does it all. It's compact and roomy, comfy, quiet, powerful, economical, sporting, and, to my eyes, quite good-looking, with an honest, simple style all its own. The roomy interior is nicely and simply detailed, with controls that are easy to master and proper seating that holds the driver in place so he can maintain control over the car. One thing I particularly appreciate is the solidity and rigidity of the body structure. The car feels all of a piece.
What differentiates the Golf from everything else near its price and size is that it's a real driver's car, with the kind of handling, brakes, steering and suspension that will deliver on Germany's autobahns at 100+ miles/hour.
The fine and balanced combination of power with economy (especially with the turbocharged diesel motor), finish and materials quality, and outstanding behaviour on the road makes the Golf a must if you're a driver who enjoys and practices the art of driving.
No other land builds cars as well as Germany does, and VWs stand out because they make those great German qualities available to people of moderate means—and the people have never had it so good!