Stephen Bayley on the Golf GTI - philipb
I quite enjoy reading Stephen Bayley's articles on the last page of the Motoring section as he seems to know about style and how to use long words like zeitgeist and Schaferesque.

However, in this weeks article, he slams the new Golf GTI because "the hard ride..makes it difficult to drink coffee".

The problem is that Stephen and his wife have just finished test driving a Bentley Continental, no doubt living life to the max and drinking coffee whilst zooming along the autobahn at 150 mph without so much as a ripple. Unfortunately, the Bentley is back with its owners and they have come back down to earth with a VW Golf GTI road test.

Perhaps Stephen should clear his motoring palate by driving something truly appalling (you can send in your suggestions: the CityRover might do for starters) for a couple of weeks to get the Bentley out of his system before being handed the keys to another car that the man-in-the-street could possibly afford. Peter Dron could probably do with a similar treatment, having just tested a Ferrari F430 in Italy: how does anything else really compare with that?
Stephen Bayley on the Golf GTI - cheddar
I find dealers can suffer the antithesis of this, I remeber a few years ago a technician taking my (then) V6 Vectra for a drive to diagnose a minor vibration, "couldn't find a thing gov", like silk after my Series 1 Land Rover".
Stephen Bayley on the Golf GTI - Manatee
The Golf does look hideous though.
Stephen Bayley on the Golf GTI - Big Bad Dave
I find Stephen Bayley's writing more tedious than Shakespeare. I like plain, simple English that I can digest without having to refer constantly to a thesaurus.
Stephen Bayley on the Golf GTI - quizman
I find Stephen Bayley's writing more tedious than Shakespeare. I like
plain, simple English that I can digest without having to refer
constantly to a thesaurus.

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Hear hear, I can't stand reading this man.
Bring back Mike Rutherford.>
Stephen Bayley on the Golf GTI - kenl
The Golf does look hideous though.


Nonsense!
Stephen Bayley on the Golf GTI - Burnout2
It's not great looking IMO - too much unpainted black plastic at the front, and bulbous at the back. It still looks lardy rather than lithe. As an everyday driver, it's one of the best cars you can buy at the price if you leave the options list alone.
Stephen Bayley on the Golf GTI - Adam {P}
Couldn't agree more. Added to the growing list of cars where I'd rather have the previous model over the latest one.
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Adam
Stephen Bayley on the Golf GTI - bradgate
I always look forward to reading Bayley's column, it is the most unintentionally hilarious read in the motoring press.

In his desperation to impress us mere mortals with his sophistication and erudition, Bayley luxuriates in narcissistic self-congratulation.....

and so on.

Pretentious bull of the highest order.
Stephen Bayley on the Golf GTI - NowWheels
Pretentious bull of the highest order.


Nice parody!

The sad bit is that it's not there just for his amusement: it's to flatter those readers who think that by reading something with all those long words, they must be clever. I wonder if he is laughing up his trunk when he writes his column?
Stephen Bayley on the Golf GTI - mountainkat
"Added to the growing list of cars where I'd rather have the previous model over the latest one."


-- must be a joke the previous one was a "tub of lard" on wheels - the golf GTI was only ever any good as the MK1 & MK2.

New one is way too expensive
Stephen Bayley on the Golf GTI - Adam {P}
I always liked the Mark 4 but only found out recently that it was pretty poor in the handling stakes.

That being said, I'd still have it over the Mark 5. Granted I'd have a mark 2 in mint condition over any of them though!
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Adam
Stephen Bayley on the Golf GTI - El Hacko
wasn't Bayley involved in the Dome?
there's a common thread with that and the carp he serves up..
Stephen Bayley on the Golf GTI - mare
(Dons judge's wig)

..and who is this Stephen Bayley?
 

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