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The new more aggressive and sporty looking Golf and Golf GTI are a perfect move into the future for VW and the Golf model line. The new model still retains its flat back, tall hatch look but now has a more aggressive looking front end. The new front end is very similar to the previous except Volkswagen has added more aggressive looking front headlamps. The new headlamps are a nice touch to give this new Golf an evil and more in your face looking front compared to that of the previous Golf’s. The only downside is that the new headlamps seem to resemble that of one of VW’s others divisions front headlamp look, that of which would be VW’s Porsche division. Maybe Volkswagen should have went for their own independent look, rather then borrowing that of Porsche’s front-end look. But even with the addition of Porsche’s front headlamp look, this is still a look that does fit with that of the more refined front end of the new Golf, and on the new GTI it’s a perfect match. The new more refined rear is a step in the right direction except for the oversized rear tail lamps.
The new tail lamps seem to overshadow the rest of the rear with its red eyes glaring right at you. A new rear spoiler has been added to the rear of this new Golf, which adds to the more aerodynamic look but does give the rear of the car a boxier look. As with all other Golf models Volkswagen has not left out their famous wide wheel wells, which can house much bigger than needed tires and rims. As always this new Golf comes with a GTI model and it like the base model is one car that means business. The new Golf GTI is one exceptional crafted car from its beautifully styled front air ducts to the perfect matching rims that go along with as usual big tires. The front end of the new GTI is a change from the base model Golf with its larger front air ports to its front grille, which follows the hood down to the skirt kit, which follows beautifully around this new model. With a more refined and “ in your face” look compared to its predecessor; the new 2005 Volkswagen Golf is a perfect step into the future of this once simple and boring car manufacturer.