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Full Review: 2015 Volkswagen Golf TDI S trim with 6-speed manual transmission

I had a bone stock 2015 VW Golf TDI S for a week. In my custodianship, I drove the car everywhere, putting nearly 2,000 miles on the odometer. Right off the bat, I'll tell you that this car is my favorite TDI.

The small footprint is completely contrary to the roomy cabin. The large seats are more comfortable than the mk5 VW Jetta TDI I once owned and loved. The 2015 VW Golf TDI has VW's latest EA288 diesel engine which produces 150 horsepower and 236 lbft of torque. The six-speed manual is robust and the clutch might take a while to get used to for newbies. I'll honestly say that over 7 days and nearly 2,000 miles, I stalled the engine twice.

What I like most about this Golf is the demeanor. This car reminds me of the great character Volkswagens used to have. The front track is wider than the rear, and there's a great sense of stability even when cornering. So I am encouraged to push it around. The solid beam rear axle in the TDI does tame my wild temptation once I get up to 80 mph, however. Sudden lane changes are not advised in excess of 80 mph, which happens to be a speed limit for parts of Texas.

The look and feel are not too exciting at first glance, but after the week with this car wrapped up, I started to recognize traits from older VW's, such as the rear spoiler with a nice refreshing crease running through it. The visual effects of the styling cues make me give this car a second glance all the time. That's a good thing.

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