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2018 Volkswagen Golf R 4-Door AWD with DCC and Navigation Review
says:
Pretty much the same car as the GTI with a little more horsepower.
vs2018 Volkswagen GTI 2.0T Autobahn 4-Door FWD
2018 Volkswagen Golf R 4-Door AWD with DCC and Navigation winning categories:
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Front Seats Ranked 2018 Volkswagen GTI 2.0T Autobahn 4-Door FWD better.
"no real difference. They are the same car."
Back Seats Ranked 2018 Volkswagen GTI 2.0T Autobahn 4-Door FWD better.
"no real difference. They are the same car."
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2018 Volkswagen Golf R 4-Door AWD Review
says:
Very comfortable, immense power and torque and interior quality is superb.
vs2018 Subaru WRX Limited
2018 Volkswagen Golf R 4-Door AWD winning categories:
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Looks/Style Ranked 2018 Subaru WRX Limited better.
"The angles on the Subaru are gorgeous"
Would Buy Ranked 2018 Subaru WRX Limited worse.
"Overall a better buy for $4k more."
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2018 Volkswagen Golf R 4-Door AWD Review
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For years, I wanted a GTI, but thought they were for ‘kids’. After 2 Nissan 370Z manual transmissions, I decided to drive the Golf R manual transmission. I absolutely loved that car. It was incredibly fun to drive and I miss it every day. At 292 hp, it had great pep. The inside had cool blue accent lighting and white instrument dials (which I loved). It had amazing cargo space considering how small it looked from the outside. It would also hold 4 adults comfortably. It was also easy on the wallet in terms of gas, maintenance and tires (unlike shelling out $1200 every 13,000 miles on tires for the Z cars I had). The screen was touch screen and it had Apple Car Play. The only thing it didn’t have I wanted were blind spot monitors (that became available on the 2017’s). The only other downside (versus owning a Mercedes) was the dealer experience for service - obviously night and day. Even so, I’ve got my eye out for the next generation R that will hopefully have at least 350 hp. It’s worth the premium over the GTI in my opinion and the average person would think you’re nuts to pay over $40 for one.
vs2018 Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class GLA 45 AMG
2018 Volkswagen Golf R 4-Door AWD winning categories:
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Looks/Style Ranked 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class GLA 45 AMG better.
"The Mercedes has 20” rims and the car is slightly bigger. The accent trim is more sporty than the R. The Mercedes emblem lights up at night which is cool"
Would Buy Ranked 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class GLA 45 AMG worse.
"The Golf R can be bought in a manual transmission which is still the most fun to drive. There’s no interaction in driving a car (with a lot of horsepower) if all you do is press the gas. And paddle shifters don’t count - they’re a disappointing replacement option. "
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Reviews From Other Years

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

2012 Volkswagen Golf R Reviews

Surprising By Matt

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 a... Read More

Definition Of Wolf In Sheep's Clothing By stlyle

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 ... Read More

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