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2012 Volkswagen Golf TDI – Review and Test Drive
By Jonathan Spira
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The Volkswagen Golf has been available for a good part of its 38 years in the U.S. as a diesel since the introduction of the original Golf as a 1974 model. In the U.S., it was introduced as the Rabbit.
Volkswagen has named many of its cars after prominent winds (witness the Scirocco, the Passat, and the Jetta) but originally felt that the Golf moniker wouldn’t fly in the U.S. so the Rabbit nameplate was used instead.
With the Golf/Rabbit, Volkswagen started the shift away from the rear-engine, rear-wheel drive cars that had made a name for the company for more than 30 years. The new car was also a pioneer in the compact hatch segment and it has successfully followed its original boxy template, offering a combination of lots of room and excellent fuel economy, ever since.
Currently in its sixth generation, the Mk6 version of the Golf made its debut at the 2008 Paris Motor Show…