The Golf has always been, from its inception over 40 years ago, a compact family car. The VW Polo, the subcompact VW, actually predates the Golf and has also been in production for over 4 decades. And even the modern Polo isn't 'mini'. Even in the 1970s the Polo was larger than the then current Mini. The Golf was a… » 1/23/15 3:52pm Friday 3:52pm

Given the hp demand I bet you want something that's fun. If so, skip the Opel and ML. You probably also want something that at the very least resembles some reliability and not-horrendous maintenance costs. So skip the A8 and Mazda, and probably the S4. That leaves the Golf. » 1/22/15 5:41pm Thursday 5:41pm

Because there's no need? I don't live in the UK, but I do live in Europe. While I got my drivers license when I became old enough (18) the first time* that skill was actually helpful was in my mid 20s, after I got my masters degree. Before that age public transportation plus bicycles were all I needed to get where I… » 1/22/15 11:52am Thursday 11:52am

It's not a luxury tax, it's a CO2 emissions tax. The Mustang, even the Ecoboost, is a relative thirsty car and thus emits a relatively high amount of CO2. A gas guzzler tax if you will. If you buy a Tesla instead of that Mustang you pay zero tax in the Netherlands (other than sales tax, obviously). It's one of the… » 1/21/15 4:30pm 1/21/15 4:30pm

From a European perspective? None, not when speaking about new vehicles. We don't have those protectionist laws, you can import anything you want. There are two types of vehicles you can't drive in most to all European(EU) countries and can in many parts of the US though, and those are the rusty death traps and… » 1/21/15 2:02am 1/21/15 2:02am