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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 offered with diesel engines in Europe#x2014;the top is the hot, GTI-inspired GTD #x2014;but the will get just one: a 2.0-liter turbo four-banger out 236 lb-ft of torque. That was the found under the hood of our car, and it#x2019;s the same one available to U.S. buyers in the TDI. In the Jetta, the engine has remarkably, well, unremarkable, and a good thing. Excepting the fuel-economy numbers in the gauge Jetta TDI is EPA-rated for 31 mpg city and 41 mpg with a manual#x2014;most drivers even notice they#x2019;re a diesel. The car is quiet and utterly to live with. The Golf TDI we It was exactly like that.

We the TDI#x2019;s eagerness to rev and punchiness off the especially in the clogged and narrow and Florentine streets we drove our test. Launching the car using the manual (we#x2019;ll also get a DSG automated manual option) was if you wanted to get off quickly; just on the accelerator and rapidly let the clutch The steering was a tad light, but it was fantastically The firm suspension could get a bit over broken pavement, but it kept the car flat in corners combined with the steering, quick work of the twisted roads that connect and Rome. Traversing the autostrada at digits was similarly drama-free.

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 and a three-way adaptable

chassis system to adjust stiffness and steering assist. expect much of the preceding to be on U.S.-spec 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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