With its precision German engineering, Volkswagen Golf is among the most enjoyable, refined, and sophisticated of compact cars. It has been Europe's best-selling car for more than a decade. One reason to justify that, simply is that it plays many roles and plays them well. The Golf models deliver comfort, handling, quality, practicality, economy, and value. It may be relatively expensive when measured against other compacts, but it's more fun to drive and more refined than other cars in its class. If you enjoy driving, this car is a great choice. It also provides plenty of grins and puts you in a performance class with upscale sports sedans and sports cars.