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Volkswagen Golf VI

2009 / 2010 Volkswagen VI 2.0 TDI Diesel

We sample the Golf VI before it comes to America.

You bet we diesels. Modern diesels are have gobs of ground-pounding and get fuel mileage that pretty much any comparably gas-fired engine. So when we given the opportunity to get behind the of a Golf VI TDI in Italy before it on sale in America, we jumped at the (Volkswagen loves diesels, The lower price of the fuel year combined with the desire to get more bang for its buck has U.S. VW oil-burner soaring. Last month, fueled some 26 percent of all sold, including 81 percent of SportWagen sales.)

The Golf is with several diesel in Europe#x2014;the top spec is the hot, GTD #x2014;but the U.S. will get one: a 140-hp, 2.0-liter four-banger putting out 236 lb-ft of That was the engine found the hood of our test car, and the same one already available to buyers in the Jetta TDI. In the the engine has proven remarkably, unremarkable, and that#x2019;s a good Excepting the elevated fuel-economy in the gauge cluster#x2014;the Jetta TDI is for 31 mpg city and 41 mpg highway with a drivers wouldn#x2019;t even they#x2019;re driving a diesel. The car is and utterly normal to live The Golf TDI we drove? It was exactly that.

We appreciated the TDI#x2019;s eagerness to rev and off the line, especially in the clogged and Roman and Florentine streets we during our test. Launching the car the six-speed manual (we#x2019;ll get a DSG dual-clutch automated manual was easy if you wanted to get off quickly; stomp on the accelerator and rapidly let the out. The steering was a tad light, but it was accurate. The firm suspension get a bit harsh over broken but it also kept the car flat in and, combined with the made quick work of the Umbrian roads that Florence and Rome. Traversing the at triple digits was similarly

A More-Grown-Up Golf

Volkswagen Golf VI

We also the Golf VI#x2019;s newfound Although it#x2019;s essentially the as the outgoing Golf/Rabbit underneath#x2014;and almost identically#x2014;Volkswagen has thoroughly the interior and exterior. As we#x2019;ve before, the quality and design of the VI#x2019;s interior is far and away than the cabin of the previous-gen and that wasn#x2019;t a hobo or anything. The new sheetmetal looks and classy, and we particularly like the strip at the bottom of the taillamps and the new which finally distances look from that of its Audi subsidiary. The end result is a car modern, refined, and very Of course, our black-over-black tester have come across way#x2014;it cost the equivalent of 50 grand.

But wait a minute and pull tongue out of your throat. You although that price is insane for what is a compact in America, the Golf is a full-size car on the Continent (ours was often the car we would see for an hour at a time), and we driving one of the nicest examples constructed. As VW#x2019;s most car in Europe, the Golf is offered with an absolute bevy of options, and our tester had most of heated leather sport a touch-screen nav system; multimedia heated, folding mirrors; sensors; rear-assist sensors; Vancouver-style wheels (a two-inch from the less-ritzy-sounding Cleveland and more. It also was the top-spec model, which in and of itself stuff like dual-zone climate control, an upgraded and tasteful chrome accents in the The Golf is available in Europe 4MOTION all-wheel drive, cruise control, an auto-parking

feature, and a three-way adaptable system to adjust shock and steering assist. Don#x2019;t much of the preceding to be available on models.

The Golf VI goes on sale in the this October, but you won#x2019;t be to purchase a TDI until December, at point we#x2019;re told to that it will carry a slightly higher than the one by the Jetta TDI. That car about $2000 more a comparable gas-fired Jetta, so to pay in the low-to-mid-20s for an entry-level Golf A $1300 government tax credit is available on the Jetta diesel, and the should be available to diesel adopters, too. Should the U.S. Golf TDI drive like this Euro there#x2019;s zero reason to it wouldn#x2019;t#x2014;we just may be filling out adoption paperwork ourselves.

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