Great New Car!
My first new Volkswagen and it drive perfectly! Love the handling and interior styling. It also has more features in the base trim than its Japanese rivals.
Almost a hit
The good for this vehicle is the looks great and has the practicality to match. After going from dealership to dealership and testing multiple vehicles. This seems to check lots of boxes. Well designed front dashboard, good volume, decent acceleration and lots of safety features. The bad is use of hard plastics inside and lack of sound dampening materials. Having compared it to the Asian automotive manufacturers, it definitely feels less luxurious. It also feels downgraded to the outgoing Golf that it replaces. The ugly for this vehicle is that it takes time to get a good feeling for the acceleration. You have to be a slow and smooth with the throttle. It needs to engage the first gear before you get the power. When that power hits it will push you back into your seat if you are not careful. I found after doing lots of research and rides, I liked the peppy feeling of this smaller SUV and it that reminds me more of my youthful days. It might not be as nice as my truck, but it sure is a lot better on gas!
My Taos drives smoothly! Love how it handles especially in the snow! Great features. Great value for the type of vehicle invisible. I feel secure and comfortable driving my Taos.