Neat, capabale but not very radical small car with high standards of comfort and refinement; deserves to be successful
Poor sales figures mean used dealers are keen to do business
Best petrol Golf — more refined and more powerful than the 1.6 — but it still can’t compete on the same level as a diesel
An interesting leftfield choice for exec buyers breaking from the crowd, but still dynamically off the pace of the Germans
Revisions to the styling, chassis and steering finally give the rest of the package a chance to keep up with the phenomenal drivetrain
The complete hatch adds refinement in every area, apart from the gruff engine. A car most hatch buyers will and should aspire to.
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