4WD/AWD, Turbo Charged Engine, Leather Seats, Sunroof(s), Navigation System, Front Seat Heaters
4 Cylinders, 4WD, 2.0L Engine, Manual 6 Speed Transmission, 86K Miles, White/Black
Because overall everything is good. Great gas mileage. Smooth drive. Interior is nice. It's comfortable. It's a nice size car inside and out. Drives well, it's not to fast but it's fast enough when need be. Bluetooth. Aux. Power windows. CD player. Just wish it had a sunroof is all.
My very first new car was a '71 Super Beetle. I loved that car and have thought about it ever since. I got sidetracked and moved away from VW for reasons unrelated to VW. Now I'm back in the fold and its love all over again. Being a highway traveller, I sprung for the diesel Golf. I have to say, I think I am now a "diesel man." I cannot imagine owning a gasoline car again. I live in a moderately temperate area, so cold-starts are not a major concern. I just cannot believe how effortlessly the thing handles highways speeds, hills and all. The car is quick, responsive and sure-footed as I anticipated. The stability control and just plain solid engineering of the suspension system have already saved my life, I believe, only after 6 weeks of owning the car. At about 70mph, I had to dodge a trailer truck coming over on me and then another car zinging around from the far side of the truck. I was running slaloms for a few seconds and the car felt like it was glued to the road. It went only where I wanted it to go and did so with an instant touch. I'm in love, that's really all I can say about my diesel Golf.
With gas prices expecting to reach $4.00 a gallon�I was looking for a vehicle that would be good on gas. But I didn�t want a vehicle that I had to use a can opener to get into. I had driven several subcompact vehicles and while they all did okay on their fuel economy (on average 30mpg real driving condition not the manufacturer�s rating) the vehicles all suffer in ride, comfort and visibility. Some of the vehicles actually had me feeling unsafe next to the typical vehicles on the roads (your average SUV for example). I chose the Volkswagen Golf for its� fuel economy, its safety features (dual, side, & head airbags, antilock brakes, stability control), its� styling and yes its price. I would recommend this vehicle to any driver who wants to be a gas miser but doesn�t want to shell out the extra bucks for a hybrid, and would like to experience �Fahrvergn�gen.�