While yes, the new VW Golf R SportWagen answers many car enthusiasts’ prayers for a rapid hot estate car that doesn’t blow the bank, it’s not quite perfect, for two reasons.

  1.  It’s missing the most crucial ingredient: the VR6 sound track
  2. the quad exhaust tips

The first one, sadly, won’t ever be “fixed” I’m sure, due to increased pressure to attain better MPGs and decrease the impact to the environment. However,  I’m fed up of hot hatchbacks having dual catback exhaust with quad tips, plus it’s even more obscene on a 4-cylinder car. Bring back the single catback centre-mounted exhaust damnit!


Fix those things, and I might consider one. Maybe…