The 2020 Volkswagen Golf GTI Is the Perfect Dad Car…Almost

The Volkswagen GTI doesn’t require much of an introduction. The O.G. hot hatch has been an automotive icon for almost 50 years. It’s the benchmark for reasonably-priced sporty cars. Competitors must provide an answer to a simple question: why would you buy this instead of a GTI? Fairly often — even now, eight years into the Mk7-generation’s model run — it’s a tough question to wrangle with. The GTI is almost preternaturally perfect.

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