I bought my Golf back in September, and I was struck by an Impala within the past week..Not sure on the damage yet, but the car did good and I was safe.
Golf was a quick car, but the transmission liked to "clunk" when the engine wasn't heated up to 90 for some reason.
It is comfortable to sit in for long periods of time, and the seat is very adjustable (i'm 4'11" and it suits me very well!)
the stereo sounds amazing compared to other cars I have drove in. (Kia Rio, Fiat 500, Ford F150).
The car took to bump roads well.
Handles well with sharp turns, and it's great in the snow. It's also been -30 here and it's still working fine.
Good in snow
Good for a first car
Decent Price for a very good car
Don't have to get power windows, doors, etc.
127,000 and it still drives very well.
Isn't very good on gas, but Volkswagen has an extended warranty on the catalytic converter out at the moment..hoping that is the reason for it.
I don't know how to calculate MPG, but I only get 311km to a FULL tank of gas, and I do most city driving. (Automatic/gas)