2015 Volkswagen Golf GTI: L.A. Freeway Ride
March 26, 2015
Stereotypes have a basis in reality, and certainly L.A. traffic is not an exaggerated thing. Every once in a while (or for about 19 seconds at a time), there's a moment of free-flowing traffic on the notoriously choppy 405 freeway that enables a quick hand-held video from behind the wheel. Click through to see how our long-term 2015 Volkswagen Golf GTI fared on the thoroughfare.
Sorry for all the purple debris on the lens (my phone has since been replaced), but you get the idea. Our beloved GTI's ride is certainly on the firm side, but it's not what we'd call un-livable and we certainly think it's a reasonable trade-off for the car's excellent handling. [Interesting note: Upon uploading this video, YouTube generated the following observation, "We detected your video may be shaky. Would you like us to stabilize it?"]
Chris Walton, Chief Road Test Editor