In terms of styling, the Golf enjoyed a steady evolution since 1999, combining both classic and modern cues. The econo box turned hot hatch appeals to a lot of folks with its rounded lines and masculine look. Yet, at the same time, it proves cute enough to stand out from more “macho” competitors. Headlights and taillights are now bigger than ever. With flared fenders on top of that, you get the impression that the Golf has grown corpulent. It has more presence and more flair, particularly with those vivid colors. Exterior build quality and paint finish are good.