I must be getting old! Trading in the fun little hot hatch Audi S3 with a more practical and slightly underpowered CLA250 Shooting Brake (Wagon….for those wondering what the hell that is) . I’m a father of two now, one kindergarten and one toddler. Two of the sweetest girls you could ever meet but can generate mess like you wouldn’t believe. It was hard work keeping the S3 clean with these two around.
As my two girls get bigger, I found myself driving them around a lot more and sometimes when the wife’s Touareg is available I often opt to take that instead as it offers more room. It became clear to me that the Audi S3 is no longer a practical car for me. So off I went in search for the “family car”, before I bought the S3 I wanted a station wagon. I wanted an A4 Avant to be specific, however I wanted it in a certain trim, colour and a combination of options that is almost impossible to find. Being impatient got the better of me and after test driving the A45, M135 and the Audi S3 I thought a fun little hatch is the way to go. It was fun for about two years until the second child came a long.
Long story short, I decided to stick to what I wanted originally which is a “Wagon” unfortunately there are not a lot of choices in this segment which fits into my budget. The Volkswagen Golf R Wolfsburg Edition topped my list at one stage.