VWs are mostly solid, responsive, and fun-to-drive cars, with a more premium feel than their competitors. They typically have agile handling, a firm and comfortable ride, supportive seats, and good fit and finish. The Golf is one of our favorite compact cars to drive, and the GTI is a fun, affordable, and sporty hatchback. Altas and redesigned Tiguan have proven competitive, and a new Jetta further revitalizes the product line. Reliability varies significantly across the line.
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