VOLKSWAGEN GOLF GTI
PRICE From $41,490
ENGINE 2.0-litre 4-cyl turbo, 162kW/350Nm
TRANSMISSION 6-speed man, 6-spd DSG; FWD
THIRST 6.2L/100km (6.6L auto)
THE LOWDOWN The VW brand has taken a hiding over the DSG but hits back hard with the new Golf — the GTI in particular is lithe and its trick front-drive setup is outstanding, with transmission options and cabin practicality. Drop the kids at school and take the l-o-n-g way to work.