2012 Volkswagen Golf User Reviews

2012 Volkswagen Golf Top Comparisons

Users ranked 2012 Volkswagen Golf 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 TDI w/ Sunroof and Nav Review
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    I Am Keep Buying The Same Car Every Other Year. — Perfect car for it's price range. The only recommendation l would give that, try to buy German made only there is a huge difference between German built and the new ones built in Mexico. Mk6 series are amazing cars, last long 350k miles.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Solid as a rock

    Cons: Maintenance cost

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    2012 Volkswagen Golf TDI w/ Tech Package 2dr Review
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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

    Pros: 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!

    Cons: 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!

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    2012 Volkswagen Golf TDI w/ Sunroof and Nav Review
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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.

    Pros: Nicely designed, lots of torque, great handling, awesome fuel economy

    Cons: A bit expensive, low horsepower

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    2012 Volkswagen Golf TDI 2dr Review
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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

    Pros: Spectacular Fuel Economy, Excellent Handling, and Awesome Sound System

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

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    2012 Volkswagen Golf TDI 2dr Review
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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

    Pros: fuel mileage, comfort, power

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

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    Reviews From Other Years

    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

    2010 Volkswagen Golf Reviews

    Fun Little Car By dennis95404

    Bought used when looking for a commuter with good gas mileage. Carries one bike in back with front wheel off. Also has rack on back for bike. Lots of room in back seat but not easy to get into back... Read More

    The Best Car That Money Can Buy For Extreme Mileage And Sporty Performance. By Rick

    I love the fact that it was filled with all kinds of extras loaded to the gills with HID lights lowered upgraded rims low profile tires great handling an amazing mileage of 42 miles per gallon. A comp... Read More

    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

    2005 Volkswagen Golf Reviews

    Great All Around Car By Matt_76

    If you are looking for a well built Germany auto and it needs to do alittle bit of everything you cannot go wrong with the VW golf. I got the car with 90K 4 years ago and now have 156K and other than ... Read More

    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

    2004 Volkswagen Golf Reviews

    Reliable, Low Cost Maitenance By migration_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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