What's the Golf like to drive
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The Golf sharp to drive, stable at speed and controlled.
It is a little firm over urban potholes, but it mostly rides bumps well and there's plenty of grip in corners.
The electric power steering weights up the faster you go, but it doesn't give you enough feedback about what the front tyres are up to.
Still, it's quiet; wind noise isn't a problem at UK speeds, and tyre noise is also negligible.