2016 Volkswagen GolfSuzanne F - Pasadena, CA11/06/2016
This car is a rocket! Handles tight, nimble and accelaration is spectacular! So fun to drive and great safety rating! Base model has more than enough options and the bluetooth is one of the clearest I have heard. Large touch screen, excellent backup camera that not only looks behind you but to side (180 degree view). Maintenance is easy, once every 10K miles. Trunk space is amazing. An other superior german-engineered vehicle for an excellent price!
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.
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