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2018 Volkswagen Golf RReview
Longshot27 writes:
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Rather disappointing. Two days after getting home the oil change light came on. The car was cleaned with what feels like grease. And it makes a knocking noise

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Joe writes:
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The fun factor is undeniable in the Golf R :) It is a great all around performer!

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VWGolfr10 writes:
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The handling, feel of the driving, and responsiveness is amazing!

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Guru3DF2Z writes:
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Only from test drives and write ups . Buying an M2 because the R’s are too pricey

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rlu_cg writes:
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An amazingly fun and practical car. AWD, hatchback, good power-to-weight ratio, the list goes on!

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2018 Volkswagen Golf R 4-Door AWD Review
Josh says:
Car is fast and fun although I wish the car felt a bit more involved. This is a great daily car. The best interior of all the hot hatches hands down. Wish they did a bit more to differentiate this from the gti.
vs2018 Ford Focus RS Hatchback
2018 Volkswagen Golf R 4-Door AWD winning categories:
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Value Ranked 2018 Ford Focus RS Hatchback worse.
"The interior and it does not have major recalls like the focus rs. Although the 2018 models I believe addressed the gasket issues."
Would Buy Ranked 2018 Ford Focus RS Hatchback worse.
"It fits my lifestyle better. I think the golf r is a better daily commuter than the focus. The focus is more fun but as an everyday car I dont think it surpasses the golf"
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2018 Volkswagen Golf R 4-Door AWD with DCC and Navigation Review
Michael says:
Pretty much the same car as the GTI with a little more horsepower.
vs2018 Volkswagen Golf 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 Golf GTI 2.0T Autobahn 4-Door FWD better.
"no real difference. They are the same car."
Back Seats Ranked 2018 Volkswagen Golf 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
Subie_T_WRX 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
GuruBG6TY says:
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 AMG 45
2018 Volkswagen Golf R 4-Door AWD winning categories:
  • Power
  • Handling
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  • Front Seats
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  • Cargo Capacity
  • Family Car
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Looks/Style Ranked 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class GLA AMG 45 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 AMG 45 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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2019 Volkswagen Golf R Reviews

Review By Pepitosi

Very good car. Is like new , thank u car gurus Read More

Review By Allan

This car is awesome for New England! Its compact enough to get into smaller spaces. Also its great for winter because it has all wheel drive. Read More

2017 Volkswagen Golf R Reviews

Review By Allan

The Gold R features are awesome for New England weather. The all wheel drive is a must have for the snow with the convenience of a smaller car. i realized the price of vehicle went up a lot since the ... Read More

Review By Shane

Love it and I do enjoy the golf and gtis their like a huge passion of mine. Read More

2016 Volkswagen Golf R Reviews

Review By Troy

This car is awesome. Im usually a manual transmission sort of person, but the DSG dual-clutch with the paddle shifters is A LOT of fun. Its a shame the car market is the way it is or Id own one by now... Read More

2013 Volkswagen Golf R Reviews

Review By Guru9S9XJS

Car was dirty when bought but cleaned up nice. Dealer did not know much about the car and refurbished battery dies. Other than that solid car 600 miles. Read More

Review By Paul

The Golf R has been on my radar for a while. 4 doors, supportive seats, 6spd manual, decent stereo and power for days. Room for 4 (5 if 3 of them are kids) and a decent amount of space in the trunk. T... Read More

2012 Volkswagen Golf R Reviews

Review By PortDre8

A likeable car. Rather get a BMW. I liked it a lot. I did not LOVE IT….. it needs more power to be truly enjoyable. Got on the freeway at the same time as a 535i xdrive. The very car we were comparing... Read More

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

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