Volkswagen Golf GTI Cabriolet (2012): 30 second review
The GTI Cabriolet combines the easy-on-the-eye styling of the soft-top Golf with the performance of the GTI hatchback - a pretty fearsome combination.
Pretty looks, impressive ride and build quality, comfort, DSG gearbox.
We don't like:
Uninspiring engine note high up rev range, small boot and narrow opening, a touch expensive (from £29K).
Should I buy one?
The Golf GTI Cabriolet is safe, refined and practical. But alongside these everyday qualities, it offers a similar level of performance to the standard hatchback, adding a new dimension thanks to its retractable roof.
The hatch is a well-rounded car capable of exciting and cossetting in equal measure that wouldn't look out of place in the car park of a posh do. The fact that you can now buy a convertible version adds another dimension and will surely prove popular for many buyers, even with the UK's often inclement weather.
The car's major drawback is its price though, however, given its stylish appearance and performance levels, to many that won't matter.
For the full review, point your web browser to the MSN Cars site at http://cars.uk.msn.com/
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