Test Driving a VW

Since getting his driver’s license, Daniel Demaras has been searching for his first car. One option he’s exploring is the VW Golf. Daniel has good memories of VW’s, thanks to a track day with PRO tuner Andrew’s GTI at Shannonville Motorsports Park way back in May 2019.

Daniel’s dad Chris wants a safe, low-powered car for Daniel to develop his street driving skills on. Like any teenager, Daniel wants a sporty two-door car to begin his motoring career. A quick, mid-day trip out to a VW dealership found this 2017 model with a 1.8L turbocharged 4-cylinder engine and a 5-speed manual gearbox. A fairly basic model, the car has A/C and heated seats, but the other interior amenities are sparse. The steering wheel is all business. No buttons or switches at all. Just get in and drive.

And compared to Chris’ monster truck, the VW would be a snap to dive in the city. The search continues.

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