We drive all the new cars, and we have a lot of good things to say about all of them (well, most of them). However, there are only a few that there are only a few we would legitimately consider paying our own money. These are those cars.
Volkswagen Golf GTI
The Volkswagen Golf GTI has been an all-around great car choice for decades now, and as the eighth generation Golf comes into view, it looks as though Volkswagen will continue on that path of excellence. The GTI in particular takes a responsive and refined chassis and adds some spice to the powered wheels and appearance. With a base price under $30,000 and enough cargo space for a long-weekend adventure, the GTI is always a temptation.
Kia Telluride and Hyundai Palisade
Hyundai and Kia have been stealthily creeping up market for the past 18 years, and the Palisade and Telluride three-rows are their debutante. They drive so well and are so nicely appointed that driving them makes you wonder why anyone would spend more than $50,000 on a car. Sure, it’s not going to coddle you like an S-Class or pin you to the back of your seat like a Hellcat, but these mid-size crossovers check so many boxes that you almost aspire to be practical.