No wonder the Europeans are all
excited about Turbo Direct Injection
(TDI)diesels. This is the only car in
US w/this technology. Drove a Merc
diesel in 80s-bad experience-slow,
noisy. This Golf TDI is a revelation.
Enough power for regular driving, even
enough acceleration and handling for
fun-yet gets 50 mpg and is quiet as a
gasoline car. This is the anti-SUV!
TDI engine. Solid body structure and
comfortable ride over bad surfaces.
Tight handling if you can get over the
body lean. Safety features. Interior
detail touches. Fun to drive at 50 mpg!
Trivial but cupholders are terrible.
Next generation Golf should keep ride
comfort quality but have less body
lean on the corners.