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Review: 2010 Volkswagen Golf TDI delivers potent one-two punch of efficiency and entertainment

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Filed under: Hatchback, Volkswagen, Reviews, Diesel

2010 Volkswagen Golf TDI - click above for high-res image gallery

It's time for American consumers to stop being scared of small diesel cars. Currently, we can't think of a single automaker that isn't shelling out bags of money to research and develop new hybrid powertrains - cars that are efficient first and fun-to-drive second (or third, or fourth). Diesel vehicles, on the other hand, offer a different sort of solution. Gobs of torque delivered at low revs and impressive fuel economy work together without sacrificing too much in the way of driving pleasure. Besides, does anyone really want to live in "One Nation Under Prius?"

Volkswagen introduced us to its new Jetta TDI a little over a year ago, proving that clean diesel technology offers a way forward for anyone who gives a hoot about driver involvement. Now, the automaker has fitted its well-received 2.0-liter diesel engine in the all-new sixth-generation Golf. Can this hatch prove to America that it's possible to fuse efficiency and enthusiasm together in a high-quality package? Can you really have your cake and eat it, too? Hit the jump to find out.

Photos by Drew Phillips / Copyright ©2010 Weblogs, Inc.

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Review: 2010 Volkswagen Golf TDI delivers potent one-two punch of efficiency and entertainment originally appeared on Autoblog on Wed, 14 Apr 2010 11:58:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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