When you’ve been making something for over forty years, the likelihood is you’ve got it down to a fine art. And so it is with the Volkswagen Golf. First introduced in in 1974, it has been through seven model generations, each seeing its brand of subtle class and upmarket quality honed into something truly special.
Not that you might think that to look at it. The charm of the Golf is that its quietly brilliant, appealing to those who prefer not to attract attention. At first glance, the current Mk7 generation can look rather plain and boring, but it’s very well proportioned with plenty of attention given to the details.
It still boasts plenty of appeal as a family car, too, with a range of frugal engines, plenty of boot space and a light and airy cabin with seating for five. But should it be your choice over talented rivals such as the Ford Focus? Watch our snapshot review above to find out.
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