If you're going to buy a compact hatchback in Australia, you're probably either looking at the Mazda3, the Toyota Corolla or VW Golf. Money is always going to be a part of the equation, but take it out and the choice becomes abundantly clear: why drive anything other than the Golf?
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It's the most modern, the best built, most refined and comes with features most of its rivals can only dream about. This commercial from VW Australia is positively hilarious, especially the part where the blood-suck wife takes a poor man's beloved Golf in the divorce settlement.
The German hatchback is available from about AUD25,000 with a range of engines, from the 1.2 TSI 90 equipped with a manual to the 1.6 TDI with DSG, not forgetting of course the GTI models.
To find out more about the seventh-generation Golf, look no further than our in-depth test drive!
Mihnea's favorite cars have already been built, the so-called modern classics from the '80s and '90s. He also loves local car culture from all over the world, so don't be surprised to see him getting excited about weird Japanese imports, low-rider VWs out of Germany, replicas from Russia or LS swaps down in Florida. Full profile
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