2006 Volkswagen Golf Photo

2006 Volkswagen Golf - Review


When I think of Volkswagen and the “people behind the brand” the image of engineers wearing black turtlenecks and speaking with thick German accents springs to mind. Their design haus would be a sterile white lab filled with clipboards and fluorescent lighting that churns out concepts created with efficiency and precision at all costs. Ergonomic polyurethane furniture, chosen for its low-weight and high tensile strength, adorns the room, while people in lab coats poke and prod away at a prototype under development. The cars coming out of the factory have none of the passion and flair that’s seen in, say an Alfa Romeo, or the quirkiness and charm of a French run-about. Isn’t VW’s catchphrase, roughly translated, for the love of the car? But here I am, in front of the computer thinking about what VW means to me, and this is all that comes up.

VW’s volume seller, the Golf, is the epitome of that image. Born out of the company’s need to turn...
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