The 1.2 litre VW Golf Cabriolet is the least costly way of getting your hands on the Volkswagen drop-top. The TSi engine is no power-house but it is zesty and characterful with noticeably more go at higher revs. The 1.6 diesel feels much more lethargic despite the two being equally matched on paper. Fuel economy of the 1.2 is also good and the whole car has a great feel of quality. The standard equipment level is great and the interior beautifully finished. The Golf is a very easy to drive car and makes light work of town driving with the occupants stress-free in great comfort.
The Golf Cabriolet dates back to 1979 when a convertible version of the VW hatchback was commissioned from Karmann. The new car shares a similar look but is considerably larger than the original. It also loses the basket-handle roll bar typified by all previous Golf Cabrio’s. The soft-top is fast acting and folds away neatly. It also offers great sound and heat insulation that is comparable with the hatchback.