VW Golf TSi
When we arrived back from our last overseas trip this black Golf TSi was waiting for us at the airport. It was a good choice since we had quite a lot of luggage with us, and we did manage to fit it all easily inside the Golf. Driving off, the Golf TSi turned out to be quite a nimble car, especially around the very crowded LAX area it performed really well, easily and without having difficulty finding the controls. Quite important to be able to just drive, not spend hours trying to find what you need.
The Golf’s exterior design is very well known, generation upon generation went ahead of it. Of course the Golf grew in dimensions, but design wise it still has a very good association with the first generation of Golf, the one that helped VW back in the saddle with its first front wheel driven car. I do tend to criticize VW in how conservative they seem to remain, all the almost predictable facelifts and next generations, but that is particularly aimed at all models but the Golf. Somehow for the Golf they manage to come up with a good design evolution, never straying too far away from the Golf concept and always improving the design language, more so there than in any other of the VW model palette. Somehow with the Golf it just works, they “get” it. With others by far not so much.