2012 Volkswagen Golf R User Reviews

2012 Volkswagen Golf R Top Comparisons

Users ranked 2012 Volkswagen Golf R against other cars which they drove/owned. Each ranking was based on 9 categories. Here is the summary of top rankings.

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    2012 Volkswagen Golf R 4 Door w/ Sunroof and Nav Review
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    55

    Surprising — This car will do whatever you need. Haul 5 people around, or take it to the track and beat cars that cost twice as much. Comfortable interior, much nicer materials used than comparable cost Jap cars and ride quality is much better.

    Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

    Pros: Great looks, amaing potential to do whatever you want. Versatile

    Cons: None

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    2012 Volkswagen Golf R 2 Door w/ Sunroof and Nav Review
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    35

    Definition Of Wolf In Sheep's Clothing — With some inexpensive modifications by VW Racing and Alabama-based APR, the Golf R can be transformed from really quick to OMG fast. And since it's got VW's all-wheel drive system on board, you don't just burn rubber all over the place, or torque-steer into the nearest guardrail...you can actually handle this car, and easily pull away from pretty much all other traffic, including really surprised dudes in their Porsche Caymans. Best of all, you get to keep your reputation as a reasonable person who drives a reasonable car.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Exterior design and shape; interior leather and appointments; engine and transmission smoothness and power; Bose stereo and navigation; useful cargo space--a very well executed small performance car.

    Cons: Some people will think you have a regular Golf, or perhaps a spunked-up GTI. Almost no one knows what a Golf R is. High performance brakes squeak if you aren't using them enough (i.e., drive faster!). Gas mileage goes south quickly if you do use those brakes.

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    2012 Volkswagen Golf R 2 Door w/ Sunroof and Nav Review
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    55

    A Blast To Drive! — omg, what a fast little car! and, awesome brakes if you happen to get caught being a bit too fast..... so much fun to drive- just have to go and find twisty roads with great places to test the handling and acceleration. Thank goodness VW was smart enough to offer this only with a manual

    Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

    Pros: quick

    Cons: too small to use as a truck :)

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    2012 Volkswagen Golf R 4 Door Review
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    A Grown Up Gti — Nothing not to like. AWD, great handling and very comfortable. Everything that I was looking for; sporty, and the interior rivals Audi for fit and finish. Plus it's a VW. Everything is within easy reach and if you've got a family of four, why buy an expensive AWD SUV when you've got an AWD vehicle for lots less and you can park it anywhere?

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: Great Power and Handling, and AWD

    Cons: Nothing yet...

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    2013 Volkswagen Golf R Reviews

    An Immensely Impressive Package By dahlmb

    I bought this car because I wanted something that was a good driver's car with strong performance, but also something that was practical and easy to live with. I've had it nearly two years now and am ... Read More

    If You're Looking For A Gti, Skip It And Get An R. So Worth The Few Extra Dollars By migration_flywes

    The rising blue color on the Golf R is THE color to have. The stock 18inch wheels are beautiful as well. Interior is top top notch, like something out of a 60K car and the steering wheel is from a lam... Read More

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