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The Volkswagen Golf is dull but satisfying

This hatchback does little to quicken one's pulse, but it's sensible six ways to Sunday and that's what really counts.

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Craig Cole

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The Volkswagen Golf is hardly exciting, but it's highly efficient and versatile. That's why it made our list of the best small cars in America.

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This hatchback's interior is tasteful and well laid out.

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VW's logo has to be one of the coolest emblems in the automotive industry. 

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This test car came with a slick-shifting six-speed manual transmission.

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The clutch is perfectly weighted, neither too soft nor overly heavy. It's also super easy to modulate.

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This car looks a little sleepy, but it's handsome enough.

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Under the hood is a 1.4-liter turbocharged engine. It's responsive, though off-idle torque is pretty soft.

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Instrumentation is clean and simple. 

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Drop those rear seat backs down and the Golf gives you huge amounts of storage volume.

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