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The right tee

We've tried and tested the Volkswagen Golf Sport, and like it very much. But what about the entry-level Golf? We took out this lesser known variant to learn more about it, and somehow, came back impressed. Read The Ed's take...
OneShift Editorial Team
OneShift Editorial Team
06 Aug 2009
What we like:
Still a spacious and practical hatchback
good level of fit and finishing
DSG remains the Golf's biggest selling point
cheaper price tag makes it an attractive deal.
What we dislike:
Gruff turbocharged engine when pushed
equipment level could be better
susceptible to both tyre and road noise still.

It's cheaper, lacks the equipment level and doesn't deliver the goods as well as the Golf Sport. But still, if I'm in that dilemma, I wouldn't mind settling for the Golf instead. After all, the $13,500 saving's very significant - heck, you can bring the family for a holiday with that much money or just keep it for future use.

True, it is a compromise. But one that makes so much economical sense, the difference in performance and equipment is easily forgivable...

Credits: Story & pictures by Azfar Hashim

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