I regularly drive other current models of same/bigger size e.g. Focus/Mondeo/P307 and none of them feel anywhere near as solid as the MKIV Golf imo. Infact even the smaller VWs such as the current Polo seem stronger to me than a Focus.
Blue V5....a friend of mine is an insurance claims handler, he showed me a pic of a Saxo earlier on this week....all I'll say it that the roof around the sunroof didn't holdup very well in a head-on collision. 
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