Volkswagen’s sixth-generation Golf is available in North America with three different engines, one of which is sold in two different states of tune. The most powerful, VW’s turbocharged Golf R, has garnered plenty of attention of late. The Golf R’s 2.0L turbo is detuned in the iconic Golf GTI. Impressive fuel efficiency and sublime torque can be enjoyed in the Golf TDI. GoodCarBadCar’s review of the Volkswagen Jetta concentrated on that same 2.0L turbodiesel.
The Golf steers sweetly, and though we’re supposed to be ignoring the TDI, we have to acknowledge that the front wheels of this gas-fired model are much quicker to react and more communicative through the steering rack, as well. This isn’t a sporty car, but it enjoys being driven quickly, and it’s not hard to see why the Golf GTI, the car Volkswagen chose to make sporty, is so very good.
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In the meantime, a typical Canadian buyer’s payment on the TDI would be approximately $75 more each month. That difference is greater than the cost of a full tank of gas in the five-cylinder.
High level of standard BHP
High base price
Likes a drink
Not a diesel
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