These past few weeks my life has been filled with car problems and frequent visits and phone calls to my local VW service center. Finally I had to drop off my baby Jetta at the mothership for some R&R, needing some love from professionals.
While my car was at the shop, my VW connection hooked me up with a sweet sweet 2012 Golf. I only had driven a Golf once before at the VW Freedriving day and I was super excited to drive a brand spanking new one for a few days.
After I got over the initial issues with the car (combination of a Sportline 2.5 litter engine and its torque and my car sickness problems! Haha) I loved driving it so much that I felt like I was cheating on my car with a younger and faster car.
I always thought the Golf was a small car but its pretty roomy and super fun to zip around the city. It was awesome to experience real city driving with a smaller car. There’s no such thing as “that parking spot is too small for my car”.
Here’s a quick video I took with my GoPro HD Hero 960 and tried capturing the awesome noise the engine makes. (You might have to turn up the volume to hear it well, I still haven’t figured out how to change the backing on my GoPro…Sorry! ;))
As for interiors of the Golf, I think the one I drove had only the basics. It was comfortable, seat warmers and good stereo system. The only thing that bothered me was the placing of the window buttons, which are way too high on the door and the size of the side mirrors. Somehow the mirrors didn’t compensate for the size of the blind spot for the Golf; then again, that’s just my opinion.
Next car to try out from VW is the 2012 Beetle and maybe eventually the VW concept car, E-Bugster!