At first, we couldn't make up our mind about the best feature on our Vee-Dub test car. It's either the sporty and ultra-responsive sequential transmission or the high-tech RNS 510 infotainment system with touch screen. After a small brainstorming session, we concluded the fact that the touch screen will most likely have be to kept in tip-top shape with the help of a cleaning rag everytime you visit the local junk-food retailer, since oily fingers are the enemy of any LCD screen. We therefore have to give the top prize to the Direct Shift Gearbox, which, except for a few jolts whenever changing gears at low-speed it handled absolutely perfect.
The major bad feature about the Golf Mark VI might be its Mark V underpinnings, which would probably make you feel like you've just been scammed into buying an old car with a mildly different bodywork and interior. The new Golf looks and feels different though, so this isn't half as bad as you would imagine. At least, not as bad as a VW Passat owner finding out he's actually driving an elongated Golf V.
The ugliest part about our test was literally the overall exterior design. No, it wasn't because of the Da Silva penned lines, nor the non-metallic red color. It was the lack of alloy wheels or at least some cleverly design hubcaps which the car lacked, making it look like a much older car. Well, at least the black/red color combo wasn't a bad one after a visit to the car wash, while the Giugiaro-designed tires might actually contribute to the bragging factor in front of your friends.Continue reading