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There’s no doubt that the VW Golf is still a highly recommendable option in the family car class, thanks in part to its solid blend of ride and handling and the frugality promised by its petrol engines, especially the 1.5 TSI 150. But there are cheaper rivals that are more spacious inside and better to drive, such as the Ford Focus and Seat Leon, and premium rivals with better infotainment systems and higher-grade interiors, like the Audi A3, BMW 1 Series and Mercedes A Class.
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The Clubsport is essentially a more driver focused GTI and therefore gets a number of go-faster goodies, including lowered and stiffer suspension, larger brakes and an electronically controlled limited-slip differential. However, it’s somewhat of a disappointment that the Clubsport only comes with a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox. In terms of visual cues, you get a more aggressive front bumper, a roof-mounted rear spoiler and some sill extensions – it’s all rather understated.
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