After combing through the small car segment - I stumbled upon the Golf, and my decision was made.
The combination of economy, styling, quality and driving characteristics were top in its class.
My biggest decision was going TDI or EPV.
TDI was my first choice, however decided the extra costs weren't worth it..
After owning the car for 5 months I'm still pleased with my choice.
The car ride is solid, not a single issue so far.
Fuel economy, despite being the gasoline engine - has been excellent.
Am averaging 35-38mpg on my daily 12mile commute, and have averaged as high as 43mpg on longer distances.
Would buy it again..
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