Since nothing impresses me very much at first sight, the moment I made contact with the Volkswagen Golf VI, I said to myself: so, are they trying to bribe me with a red car to match with my nails? Not fair, so I have to be really harsh with the car and examine it in the deepest manner I am capable of.
That's exactly what I did from the very first moment I laid my high heels on the gas pedal until the second we had to say good-bye to each other, which I must confess was one of the saddest moments of my entire automotive life. Even longtime after I had left the Golf VI in the dealership's parking I somehow remained with the feeling that "I wanted more" just the way you feel after a really good kiss which ended sooner than you wanted/expected.
Thus, we have established it wasn't love at first sight but it was indeed love in the end... Still, what did the baby do to make me fall for it, after all? Certainly, it wasn't the luxury for the simple reason that there was no such thing in the cave. To be honest, I didn't even expect to find, let's say, the luxury of the Queen's living room there, because let's just not forget we're speaking about a Volkswagen. But when I got behind the wheel, I was pleasantly surprised to discover an extremely comfortable driver position that I haven't even found in far more luxurious cars.
In fact, as simple as it may seem, the baby Golf conquered my heart for no particular reason rather for the fact that it gave me the sense of belonging there. You know that feeling when you step in a car, you start the engine, you ride a few miles and then say the car was made for you? Well, that's the feeling I had after my nails met the wheel.
But leaving aside my feelings that grew more and more with each traveled mile, let's see what the baby has got to impress. Undoubtedly, the trip computer. I highly appreciate it wasn't situated above the dashboard as it would have distracted my attention from the road, just the way it happened when I tested a luxury car with this feature. Then, the touch screen... oh yes, I do like to feel how my finger gently touches the screen and chooses the perfect song to delight my ears during a longer journey. And last but definitely not the least, the audio system. It's not as if you could throw a party in the car, but you will certainly enjoy the quality of the sound irrespective of your place in the vehicle.
Another impressive feature of the baby is the storage space. At first, I would have sworn I could only pack a few shopping bags in the cargo room but when I opened the trunk, I realized I should "never judge a book by its cover" again. The baby has enough space to crowd plenty of shopping bags in there. Including your skis if you remove the back of the rear seats...
Since we're speaking about opening the trunk, the system is quite interesting. After wandering around for a few seconds, asking myself how to open it, I finally got it: just press the W, then grab it gently and up we go! Piece of cake! As for the bonnet, I must say, it was the most pleasant getting-up-the-bonnet experience of my entire driving life. No broken nails, no sticky sensation and no burden-lifting: the baby is a true jewel!
My greatest fear was, however, the vanity mirror. I have already developed a passion for the Golf VI and this aspect was essential to pass the final test. Will it disappoint me at this chapter? Thank God, my most terrible fear didn't come true! The moment I saw my beautifully-painted eyes reflected in the vanity mirror, I knew that was the car for me. And as a bonus, I got very good visibility in the side mirrors as well as in the rear-view one. My conclusion was obvious: the car rules at this chapter.
Another aspect that made me nuts about the car was the shape of the seats. While seated, it gave me the impression of a shell that takes care of me and makes me feel protected. Speaking about the safety chapter, the car is as full of airbags as a beauty saloon with creams and lotions: 7 airbags to protect you from any unfortunate accident (hopefully, it won't be the case).
In addition to the many positive aspects, I just couldn't ignore the exterior design-stylish, modern and attractive. Not to mention the smoky windows which match perfectly with the red body- the combination seems perfect for a lady!
So far, only good things about the Golf VI but the car has its minuses as well (unfortunately). One of them is that the baby is rather hungry when traveling across the city. Well, not extremely hungry but I would have expected a lower consumption from such a model. However, when it comes to actually feeding it, the task can be successfully accomplished even by the clumsiest person ever (no hard feelings, girls).
Another aspect that made me feel rather uncomfortable with the car was the gear box. I do understand it's not an automatic gear box although it looks like one (meaning that the driver feels no difference) but I don't like the annoying sensation that you have sometimes when it changes gears. Honestly, I just felt as if someone was learning how to drive and didn't change gears properly... those shakes weren't pleasant indeed but I think I could live with them as long as they don't happen too often.
Final frontier: changing the baby's diapers. I would hate to do it but if it was really but really necessary, I would attempt to change a flat tire. At least, the tires don't seem that big...
In the end, all I can say is that I find the Volkswagen Golf VI guilty of stealing my heart, so I would definitely stab my high heels into it.