I, too, was guilty of wondering why you'd posted asking about a Golf but, yes, you're right - this section is open house so to speak
For what it's worth, having looked at all three, a BMW 1 series X-drive won out over the FWD Golf and Audi A3. It's a bit dated in looks but the interior quality and the driving experience are much better.
Look at the boot space carefully regarding the school run - kids seem to need lots of space these days!
Apparently does not affect Touareg:
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So I found a youtube channel "speed academy" or something like that, they recently purchased what appears to be a 2011 treg executive (or whatever its called in Canada.)
A few episodes in one of the guys tilts the drivers seat back to get at something making a noise when driving. Remove bolts...