The Golf has been pressed into action for house moving in the past couple of weeks.
Nothing too testing – just a few loads of plants in heavy terracotta pots, slimline waterbutts, a pressure washer and the like – but it just goes to show how much more practical a hatchback can be compared with, say, a saloon or coupe.
The Golf’s boot opening is brilliant; well shaped and large, you can fit all sorts of odd-shaped things in without feeling like you’re competing in The Krypton Factor. You can also alter the height of the boot floor to create a flat load space.
There aren’t any clever space dividers or restrainers to help keep things in place, but as long as you pack things in tightly they’re never going to roll around.
By Rob Keenan
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