VW GOLF BLUEMOTION
If the Volkswagen Group fielded a cricket team, this would be its Ben Stokes
“IT’S JUST A brilliant all-rounder” was the enthusiastic verdict of a colleague who borrowed the Volkswagen Golf for a week.
He also said: “I did a bit of motorway driving and thought the engine might not be up to it, but it proved gutsy enough, and the gearbox is nice and slick, too. It’s also comfortable enough for commuting through London. The infotainment system is easy to work and I had no problem connecting a phone to it or swapping the audio feed from the radio to streaming via Bluetooth.”
Having clocked up another few thousand miles in the past month, I heartily agree. The winter months have thrown some dramatic weather at us. I had to abandon the Golf a mile from home after one unexpectedly heavy fall of snow. My normal 90min commute took twice as long, but the Golf got me closer to home than plenty of other cars that I passed abandoned at the roadside.
Although this particular trip home was a painfully slow and frustrating crawl along snow-covered roads, the Golf was a comfortable place to be. And when I went back the next morning to the empty car park where I’d left the Golf, it started straight away once I’d brushed the snow off.
Aquaplaning on a f looded motorway was another adventure, one that the Golf took more in its stride than I did. I was able to keep the steering wheel straight and coast through the giant pools of flood water without incident, though.
Needless to say, I didn’t stop to take photos on either of these occasions, but I couldn’t resist taking a snap of the Golf in the picturesque Cotswold village of Tiddlywink en route to Gloucestershire recently. This was another six-hour driving day from my home in Kent and, thanks to the Golf, I wasn’t stiff or achy at the end of it.
Golf paid a visit to the village of Tiddlywink