2013 Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI, there is a foolproof way, if by chance in the presence of seven are still thinking of being in front of the Golf usual, to discover that you are dead wrong: to join a six. There is not much of a star to focus on. Just a glance: lower, more angular, with the raised hood at the engine instead of the headlights, with a rear that suggests the idea of dynamism because of that rib pimp that are so thin and the lights Audi . And the other two movements of the machine plate on that point – the edges of the roof – so that those who go to look at (and indeed the rest of the world gets along with welding camouflaged under plastic profiles). It was not so old, the six: four years after the righteous.
Yet, it seems of another era. Still not convinced? Sit behind the wheel. You will feel perfectly at home, that your machine every day is a Panda or a 7 Series. It’s not just an excellent driving position. It’s those little things that simplify your life, and that on the Golf there are: a hook to hang the jacket comfortable on there instead of having to stand upright Ravana with his hand on the straw mattress.
And quite a physical button to reset the trip without having to first understand how the computer menu board. If you know the Golf and expect that the latest addition to go the same, you will be proven wrong again: between flatbed, lighter structure, upgraded engines and a variety of electronic assistance has not been seen on a compact, seven is a whole ‘ other machine and not an evolution of what was there before.
The bulk of the difference – the 150 hp 2.0 TDI we have chosen for our test – is especially noticeable under comfort. A level of excellence, even (counting apples and pears) top quality. That, being a Volkswagen, is saying something. That day then that comfort does not suffice and you want to open the throttle on a succession of curves, you will see that – again – the seven is much more than the usual Golf.
Just a shame that so much stuff you pay for. To the top of the range Highline serve more than 27 thousand euro, our sample of nearly 35 thousand and with little effort you exceed 40 thousand. As part of the expenditure is interesting cushions with consumption (more than 18 km / liter on average) the rate remains high. it is also true that, from time immemorial, business class tickets have always been more expensive Economy.
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