One of the main reasons why the new Volkswagen Golf may appeal to motorists is because "second-hand appeal is strong" on the vehicle, according to one reviewer.
Writing for the Scotsman, Frederic Manby reveals that in general Volkswagen Golf models have an appearance that is liked by motorists, while they remain refined.
For his test drive, Mr Manby was given a Volkswagen Golf 2.0 GT TDI, which he states offered a "convincing drive".
He drew this conclusion after comparing the vehicle against his own Ford Focus Zetec and discovered that despite having the more powerful and larger engine of the two, the Golf was matching the Focus in terms of economy.
Official figures indicate that the Golf GT diesel has the capabilities of achieving 57.6 miles per gallon, while the Focus provides motorists with 62.7 miles per gallon of fuel.
Meanwhile, owners of the Golf will also be able to reach a top speed of 129 miles per hour, while witnessing decent acceleration, with the car able to hit 62 miles per hour from standstill in 9.3 seconds.
Volkswagen Golf owners will benefit from technical features such as power-assisted steering, a heated rear windscreen and remote central locking as standard.