2012 Volkswagen Golf User Reviews

2012 Volkswagen Golf Review Ratings

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rockinrob writes:
2012 Volkswagen Golf TDI w/ Tech Package 2dr Review
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5

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WOW! Love my NEW Golf TDI! It's truly a GREAT auto! Comfy, great looking, economy, QUICK, packs in all my music gear and still room for a passenger! Handles GREAT, just an overall fun ride!

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Just the Turbo lag, which I'm used to from owning many turbos...When the warranty runs out I will make some mods to add more air flow and maybe a 2-stage turbo!

rockinrob
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Love This Dub! Vw! — This TDI is one of my favorite overall cars I've ever owned, VW or not! Also, one of the LAST ones from Wolfsburg, Germany..fully loaded, with tech package, LED's, Bi-Xenon full motion lights..Dyn-Audio Danish 500 Watt AWESOME Stereo..and the SEATS! YES! I could drive this thing ALL DAY!

Primary Use: Family transportation

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galexand07 writes:
2012 Volkswagen Golf TDI 2dr Review
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fuel mileage, comfort, power

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havent found any yet, however you do have to learn how to let the traction control work for you in the snow.  

galexand07
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Very Happy With Decision , Even 1 Year Later — cannot get weather tech floor mats for this car. Overall this car has performed excellent. handling superb, quality of german engineering is 5 star and I plan on having this car for 200k plus miles. I would recommend the TDI package to anyone. Almost 1 year of ownership and am averaging 40.09 mpg over 13K miles. Volkswagen has performed basic check up at 10k , oil change and tire rotation , all at no charge.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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garyp1970 writes:
2012 Volkswagen Golf TDI 2dr Review
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Spectacular Fuel Economy, Excellent Handling, and Awesome Sound System

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A bit low on HP but made up for by the very high torque

garyp1970
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Fun And Fuel Effecient - Yes, They Can Coexist! — The VW Golf TDI is a turbo diesel that blows hybrid cars out of the water. Don't trust the EPA ratings on this car. My average MPG on fuelly is currently 51.2 MPG and this car is absolutely effortless to drive and a bundle of fun as well. It handles the corners remarkably well and its high torque pulls the car strongly. I thought my Mazdaspeed3 was the best all around car but the VW Golf TDI dethrones it in my eyes. The VW Golf TDI is the best commuter vehicle period because it doesn't feel like you are driving a commuter vehicle but it sips fuel like a commuter vehicle.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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garyp1970 writes:
2012 Volkswagen Golf TDI w/ Sunroof and Nav Review
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Nicely designed, lots of torque, great handling, awesome fuel economy

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A bit expensive, low horsepower

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Fuel Economy Champ That Happens To Be Fun To Drive — I test drove this vehicle while waiting for the Hyundai Veloster Turbo to arrive at dealerships. I became interested in the TDI after reading a review on it and I realized that this car could be an alternative to the Veloster Turbo since I was looking for a fuel efficient yet fun vehicle to drive. The Veloster Turbo seems to meet these requirements but so does the VW Golf TDI and the TDI gets even better fuel economy than the Veloster Turbo. I was able to take the TDI on some switchbacks and it handled very well. The seats held me nice and firmly yet were also very comfortable. Once the Golf TDI was in it's torque band the car pulled very well and I know I would be happy living with this car. The pricing seems to be comparable to that of the Veloster Turbo but I imagine the VT would be a bit more fun to drive since it was built to have a sporting nature. I guess we will see once I'm able to hop into one.

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2011 Volkswagen Golf Reviews

I Recommend This Card For Small Family By jenscruz

I like this car, because we can sleep in it, don't need camp anymore. its handling is very good, you don't realize that it is only has 1.4. This car was build in Mexico, I think it would be well in so... Read More

The Best Of Both Worlds!! By Goatman

VW's over the years have had a bad reputation for reliability. I can honestly say, I was always skeptical of those claims. My TDI has been the paragon of reliablilty and overall quality. The interi... Read More

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2010 Volkswagen Golf Reviews

Hybrid Like Mileage With And Audi Like Feel By David

Very nice car that's a definite upgrade from the previous generation (which my wife has). Navigation system is very nice, but there's room for improvement there. The car is great at freeway speeds and... Read More

Little Bit Expensive By Jere

very good car,handling is exellent and acceleration and braking are very good,it is not a volkswagen car if you know what I mean(spell it on english)because it is too expensive it cost me 27 000 euros... Read More

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2006 Volkswagen Golf Reviews

Wish It Had The Speed Of The R32 At Times..ha. By Kelly-jo

From a r32 to a Golf gt tdi,well what could a girl say!!!I love Golfs so im happy with this 1..Performance,acceleration not bad for a diesel..tax is nice and cheap..all in all u cant go wrong with a G... Read More

good motor and fairly quick for engine size. very well built an sturdy and fairly high spec. mileage good on motorway in 6th gear and in cruise mode but not the best around town. overall a very good b... Read More

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2005 Volkswagen Golf Reviews

Golf Plus By Chikou

i love my car because is a nice car when you drive my car you feel awssome acceleration is good handling very good She is a best car a dervie .no is really car i love all volkswagen but this car i... Read More

Money Well Spent As Its Proven To Be Very Reliable And Is Always A Pleasure To Drive By Ben

Simply Brilliant,Fast,torquey and still acheives 55mpg,very sure footed handling which is almost impossible to upset no matter how hard you drive it,Has to be one of the best cars on the market for pe... Read More

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2004 Volkswagen Golf Reviews

Reliable, Low Cost Maitenance By xelha67

It's a very nice car made in Germany. It is very reliable. It is a fuel saver. It is fun to drive and sporty. You can't go wrong with this car.It has a lot of leg room too! Love it! Read More

Solid Car By cnc_paul

Great first car for someone. Very reliable,fun to drive. Speed demon it is not. Never had and issues other than basic maintenance. Mileage on the 2.0L is ok. Always have had a volkswagen,(9 in all) ov... Read More

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