My brother in law recently picked up this 2013 Golf R. He’s become a VW junkie, as he bought his daughter a 2013 Jetta GLI for her 16th. She rode with me in the Cougar yesterday to pick up pizza for everyone, as my wife’s family all come over for a fun family Friday evening. I’d consider her quite ‘girly’ in my estimation. She’s wanted a ride in the Cougar for a while. When we got home, I asked her if I should dump it and get something new to play with, like her dad’s car. Mine is old, loud, stinky (really stinky, runs pig rich), and she looked at me like I was crazy. “Um, nooo. You need to keep this.” It’s cool when youngsters appreciate some older iron, too.

The R is cool, too. Fun car.