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Crisp handling, good looking and hushed, if a little crashy over bumps

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Just how good is the mighty Volkswagen Golf, Europe's best selling car that's now in its seventh generation?

12 September 2011

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6 May 2011

My initial thoughts on this car still stand, I think it is miles better than the EOS for a whole host of reasons (weight, styling, simplicity...).

What's better, like the original this car is truly desirable.

It would be great to see more manufacturers follow suit (definitely Peugeot) and drop their CC's in favour of soft tops.

 

 

It's all about the twisties........

6 May 2011

Am I the only one who wonders why car magazines never show photos of cabriolets with their hoods UP? After all, it would be good to know how they look 95% of the time...


6 May 2011

Looks very good to me . Is this based on the golf Mk 6 and the Eos on an oldre model ?

Have to say I prefer this to the EOS

6 May 2011

Sounds decent enough. And the point of the Eos was what again?...

6 May 2011

[quote TegTypeR]

My initial thoughts on this car still stand, I think it is miles better than the EOS for a whole host of reasons (weight, styling, simplicity...).

What's better, like the original this car is truly desirable.

It would be great to see more manufacturers follow suit (definitely Peugeot) and drop their CC's in favour of soft tops.

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I agree. i think this is a lovely car and would certainly be my choice if I were in the market for a convertible of this size. As far as I'm concerned it immediately makes the Eos obsolete.

According to AE only 3 out of every10 cabriolets sold last year were CCs so it seems the car buying public definitely prefer the fabric roof option.

6 May 2011

[quote Autocar]However, after a nine-year hiatus the convertible Golf is back, retaining its soft-top canvas roof and going on sale in VW dealers in September,[/quote]

So.. after the summer...?

Nice timing.

When people start buying them (next year), that will surely be the final nail in the coffin for the Eos. I read somewhere that the Eos was due to die anyway, when the next gen' Passat came out as there would be a drop-top version of that.. (to go with the Golf Cab' and inevitable Beetle Cab')

7 May 2011

Not really sure of the point of it with the Eos around, they look virtually identical, especially from the front.

However, I imagine with the top up, it looks a bit odd with the stubbly little rear, just like the A3 convertible which I think looks awful.

7 May 2011

[quote fhp11]Not really sure of the point of it with the Eos around, they look virtually identical, especially from the front.[/quote]

Like all VWs then....

7 May 2011

[quote Johnny English]

Am I the only one who wonders why car magazines never show photos of cabriolets with their hoods UP? After all, it would be good to know how they look 95% of the time...

[/quote] A good point, but some us really do take the roof off. 525 miles yesterday with around about 350 roof down. Pity that thunderstorms spoilt my fun....

7 May 2011

[quote fhp11]

However, I imagine with the top up, it looks a bit odd with the stubbly little rear....

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It will, but for me that is part of the appeal of a Golf convertible, they have always looked like that.

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