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Parkers overall rating: 3.5 out of 5 3.5

Sombre look to the cabin, but the feeling is of a high quality. Drivers of most shapes and sizes will be able to get comfortable. It’s easy to drive and heavy steering aside, manoeuvring is a doddle.

There’s a good level of interior space, although it’s worth noting that successive generations of Golf have grown considerably. Seats are supportive and comfortable whilst the interior is tasteful but very, very dark.