The VW Golf - one of the most infamous cars known. Although I must admit not being a huge fan.
I'll start with the image. I originally had a MK II Golf, which personally was my second favourite Golf. My favourite is the MK IV Golf, however I wouldn't say that the MK V was ugly, I just ... Read review
This is indeed a very nice looking car, however it will cost you an arm and a leg. As a beginner, insurers will be looking at the engine capacity, the speed capability and insurance group of your car. This car is a mean machine for a beginner, insurance will be extremely high. If you have the money then thats great, but it would be much safer, cheaper and more fun to start small and work your way up. 1.0 - 1.2 is ideal with a low insurance group