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Review | 2018 VW Golf R | Specs Often Lie

Published on Aug 29, 2018 443,605 views

After reviewing cars like the Subaru STI, Honda Civic Type R and Focus RS the VW Golf R completes the list for now. After years of debate, it is time for a new discussion on how to measure a vehicle's worth. We look at the pros and cons and decide maybe what car to buy.

Intro Music by Alan Fowler Music
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00:00 - 00:50 Intro
00:50 - 6:12 Interior and Exterior
6:12 - 12:30 Suspension and Diffs
12:30 - 12:52 Weight and Balance
12:52 - 14:13 Engine Discussion
14:13 - 18:46 Problems and More
18:46 - 28:05 Driving Impressions
28:05 Final Thoughts

  • Jason Adrian
    Jason Adrian 8 месяцев назад "You have the rear end on tap when you need it" "Sounds like your kind of day" bahahaha
  • Lennox Lewis
    Lennox Lewis 8 месяцев назад savagegeese is the only car channel where I need to watch every minute of it, not skipping any parts.. impressive.
  • Moe Anthony
    Moe Anthony 8 месяцев назад Dead on Henry. Mark by far is the best. Tells it like it is.
  • evotuner86
    evotuner86 8 месяцев назад True to that.
  • Seán O'Nilbud
    Seán O'Nilbud 8 месяцев назад He's like Garrison Keillor if the sex pest rumours were true.
  • Andrew Boehmer
    Andrew Boehmer 5 месяцев назад @Seán O'Nilbud That is just gross to think about.
  • hafizishamsudden
    hafizishamsudden 5 месяцев назад same with me
  • Viswajit Kandarpa
    Viswajit Kandarpa 5 месяцев назад at 1.5x speed, yes
  • CrazyCanadian
    CrazyCanadian 4 месяца назад Love how they put it up on a lift. 😉😜
  • Radoslaw Pogoda
    Radoslaw Pogoda 1 месяц назад You are not the only one :)
  • Muhammad Saeed
    Muhammad Saeed 6 дней назад always quality content..gripping from start for finish line
  • Shadow IV
    Shadow IV 4 месяца назад Wonderful honest review of the Golf R. Before purchasing mine, I looked at all the other options. For me, I like the subtle nature of the Golf R. It has some speed, but it doesn't look like it at all. It looks like a Golf with extra exhaust ports. No flash. No attention grabbing. I like that. The people that know, turn heads. The people that don't, completely sleep on this car and that's what's wonderful about this ride. I don't need to shoot flames out the exhaust with the factory system (RS), I don't need the insanely huge spoilers (Type-R, STI). I'm a simple grown man. My "fast and furious" days are way behind me... but I still like a little kick from time to time.
  • Coser2
    Coser2 2 дня назад Personally that is a similar reason to why I plan to purchase a Veloster N in the coming months, styling wise it is pretty tame compared to say the Type R but enough to stand out and make people wonder what's special about it. Also it fits my budget better than a golf R would and the RS was sadly placed on the chopping block by Ford
  • Lifted_Above
    Lifted_Above 19 часов назад @Coser2 I preferred the Focus ST more than the Focus RS for the same reasons. Enough flare to know there's something up, but not enough to be garish.
  • Khu NoPie
    Khu NoPie 8 месяцев назад I don't love too many VWs, but this unit really polishes my prostate
  • MozzaBurger
    MozzaBurger 8 месяцев назад But does it tickle your rectum though?
  • Jeff K
    Jeff K 8 месяцев назад Honestly if it weren't for the GTI and R there wouldn't be much compelling reason to buy a VW.
  • Bill McLaughlin III
    Bill McLaughlin III 8 месяцев назад No joke - every other model in their lineup is fucking dogshit. (lifelong VW owner...currently on numbers 11 and 12 in my garage)
  • e2k
    e2k 8 месяцев назад For further details find out on
  • 3DFX
    3DFX 8 месяцев назад (изменено) @MozzaBurger Its a "Duality-Car" as stated in the video! - So its bound to do Both! 😄 (From a GTI Clubsport owner! Check it on my Channel!)
  • 3DFX
    3DFX 8 месяцев назад @Bill McLaughlin III Might wanna check my Clubsport here if ur true VW fanboy!
  • Steven Hearnden
    Steven Hearnden 8 месяцев назад Yawn.
  • Malcolm H
    Malcolm H 8 месяцев назад bwahahahaha
  • Hassan Eido
    Hassan Eido 7 месяцев назад (изменено) What's with all the butthole jokes. Did I miss a decade or two?
  • exeuroweenie
    exeuroweenie 7 месяцев назад Just bought one last week.My nether regions aren't high on my priority list,but the rest of me is very pleased.
  • ww2Mollison
    ww2Mollison 6 месяцев назад @Jeff K That be true.
  • Nick Haldin
    Nick Haldin 6 месяцев назад I almost threw up from laughter😂😂😂
  • Benjamin Ingenito
    Benjamin Ingenito 2 месяца назад @Jeff K i cant say much for the newer vws but the older diesels will last forever
  • Jose Duarte
    Jose Duarte 1 месяц назад Khu NoPie what a Good way to put it😊👆
  • Cru Jones
    Cru Jones 8 месяцев назад Being a '17 R owner, I came here expecting to scrub through the video to get a general idea of your thoughts and I ended up staying for the whole video. Just real review info and then some with no BS. Subbed!
  • varun kumar
    varun kumar 3 недели назад Bought the same car after watching this video 4 months ago. Coincidentally same color. Absolutely loving it. Thanks a ton for the video.
  • Johny Ostler
    Johny Ostler 2 месяца назад Best thing owning an R is their made Germany
  • fierostetz
    fierostetz 8 месяцев назад (изменено) I appreciate the lack of "fluff" and the deadpan delivery. No "OH WOWW THE ACCELERATION!", just a little smirk - maybe even a smile. I subscribed because you seem like someone you could kick back and have a beer with while talking cars. And I like that you actually do things with cars and get your hands dirty. I appreciate the "real world" nature of your reviews :)
  • ピーチャン
    ピーチャン 8 месяцев назад Can you possibly sound any more homo-erotic?
  • MasterMech77
    MasterMech77 8 месяцев назад ぴーちゃん ... Can you possibly sound any more homo-phobic? You should see a psychiatrist about that.
  • ピーチャン
    ピーチャン 8 месяцев назад @MasterMech77 you should see your wife's boyfriend about that.
  • Kane Bell
    Kane Bell 8 месяцев назад burned to death
  • fierostetz
    fierostetz 8 месяцев назад You don't need to hide anymore, man, people will accept you for who you are :) good luck!
  • bmx687
    bmx687 2 месяца назад @ピーチャン lmao!
  • ww2Mollison
    ww2Mollison 6 месяцев назад Agreed on the lack of 'soul' - but German cars don't have souls. They have logic. The R is a point-shoot car that's a tool instead of an expression. Regardless, "this" is the best review of the R on YouTube - thank you for putting it out there and well done!
  • Nerd Rage
    Nerd Rage 1 месяц назад Agreed!
  • Canadian RS3
    Canadian RS3 8 месяцев назад The stereotypes of German cars in this comment thread are pure histrionics. OMG Don't own one out of warranty! Meanwhile the Focus RS blows engines and Type R grinds gears straight out of the showroom.
  • Peder Hansen
    Peder Hansen 8 месяцев назад people love their myths and stereotypes^^
  • tinoushgtr
    tinoushgtr 8 месяцев назад These comments are making me scared to get 3 years old r now. What's the deal with be golfs?
  • Matt
    Matt 8 месяцев назад My Type R hasn't grinded a single gear that wasn't due to my mistake. Try again.
  • tinoushgtr
    tinoushgtr 8 месяцев назад @Steven Strain what vw do you drive
  • KMFDM781
    KMFDM781 8 месяцев назад You must be the assigned spokesman of all R owners
  • Dan Lee
    Dan Lee 8 месяцев назад And Subaru ringland failures
  • Alex Maier
    Alex Maier 8 месяцев назад Matt yes they have problems with the gears. Most of them do
  • Michael Bullington
    Michael Bullington 7 месяцев назад Most cars have some sort of issue {ask me about my Subaru}; tho it sounds like the Golf has numerous. Honda gearboxes are known to be the best, yet it doesn't surprise me that they messed it up for the Type R; Honda has fallen so much since the glory days. ;p
  • Brandon Durham
    Brandon Durham 7 месяцев назад Actual owner, 0 problems, driven hard 👍. Plus the new warranty is pretty generous, provided you can resist voiding it
  • izoyt
    izoyt 6 месяцев назад german made focus rs.
  • Joseph Scarpino
    Joseph Scarpino 6 месяцев назад applause
  • Ben Oliver
    Ben Oliver 6 месяцев назад The German made focus RS had the wrong headgasket... thats why. Mine wasnt during that build time so mines been flawless so gtfo
  • RicharXD
    RicharXD 5 месяцев назад @tinoushgtr Don't buy a VW PERIOD!! on any of its models. They are money pits. I had a terrible experience with a Jetta.
  • tinoushgtr
    tinoushgtr 5 месяцев назад @RicharXD yep I didn't risk it and went with a Japanese brand I trust all these years
  • John Riggins
    John Riggins 5 месяцев назад @Ben Oliver same here...late 2017 build
  • ZambonieDude
    ZambonieDude 5 месяцев назад +RicharXD What year?
  • ZambonieDude
    ZambonieDude 5 месяцев назад 14:13 Enough said to OP's comment.
  • malakius
    malakius 5 месяцев назад Golfs are definitely nice cars but their reliability issues swayed me away.
  • Killa Turk
    Killa Turk 4 месяца назад (изменено) At least Ford and Honda have decent customer care and they would never let you drive a car with faulty airbags (check VW Passat airbag recalls). I will never ever own an Audi or VW again after 3 years of Passat CC and VW warranty/dealership experience, NEVER!!!
  • Mr. Porkchop
    Mr. Porkchop 4 месяца назад @Jack Bower you should read more.
  • Jack
    Jack 4 месяца назад tinoushgtr I wouldn’t worry. My friends have had theirs for 3 years and no problems. They drive them hard. But they are proactive with their maintenance. So they don’t have those problems as mentioned in this vid.
  • Tim W
    Tim W 4 месяца назад The Focus RS engine and Civic R gearbox are both made in...Germany.
  • Right Wing Safety Squad
    Right Wing Safety Squad 4 месяца назад I love that people can't handle generalizations. The "my Type R doesn't have tranny problems therefore it isn't a problem" kind of thinking is annoying as hell. If 5% of Type Rs have transmission problems when new that is 99% more than any other car (except FWD Chryslers) and therefore is a major problem.
  • blex
    blex 3 месяца назад it reminds me of the automatic thingy...10-15 years back, all muricans would sniff their nose at manuals...then there was topgear Clarkson and jalopnik, and soon after BMW sells manuals in the US exculsively...
  • Simon Zhao
    Simon Zhao 3 месяца назад people are so brainwashed regarding Japanese reliability, they think Honda is reliable when their air bag turn into grenades and killing the driver
  • Tai Wilson
    Tai Wilson 3 месяца назад dont be scurred, my r32 golf is 10yrs old/235k and runs great
  • dierre cospy
    dierre cospy 3 месяца назад @Tai Wilson nice.. my R32 Is at 30k and my 16 R Is good too
  • Luke DeCarlo
    Luke DeCarlo 3 месяца назад @Simon Zhao Hondas are reliable, that's a fact. Airbags have nothing to do with reliability.
    REEL SIXX 3 месяца назад @tinoushgtr They're good so good that every other hatch will dissappoint you but at the end of day its German so parts will be expensive but the same could be said about focus.
    REEL SIXX 3 месяца назад @Matt they're known for it and they overheat
    REEL SIXX 3 месяца назад @Killa Turk ford will let you drive pickup trucks that light on fire and suvs that roll away and blame the customer for the buildup in the EcoBoost valves.🤣
  • BreafoSci
    BreafoSci 3 месяца назад @Right Wing Safety Squad closer to 10 percent that means you have a 1 in ten chance of receiving a garbage tranny. The about hondas is their whole drivers appeal is their manual trannys being good.
  • BreafoSci
    BreafoSci 3 месяца назад @Luke DeCarlo Not all of them the h22 was known for being unreliable
  • tinoushgtr
    tinoushgtr 3 месяца назад (изменено) @REEL SIXX the thing is I had to spend €35k on 4 years old car without any warranty. Couldn't do it. What if the engine would blow in the first year. Now with having a family and a mortgage it's not a smart move. Eventually I bought a brand new manual 2018 Nissan rogue sl turbo with 3 years of warranty. It was a smarter move for me. Might get an old Impreza gt to get that awd turbo rush for track days again.
  • Luke DeCarlo
    Luke DeCarlo 3 месяца назад @BreafoSci I've personally never heard that before, however i'm not saying you're wrong.
    REEL SIXX 3 месяца назад @tinoushgtr I'm sorry with all due respect I call bullshit it costs less to pay for a BMW m3 or e63 amg rebuild. I owned a vw gti mk5 rebuild cost 8k cad and that was after 200,000km beaten then that would be good for another 200,000km in harsh minus 50 weather. Your little story isn't really holding up in reality I suggest making your claims a little more believable.
    REEL SIXX 3 месяца назад @Luke DeCarlo I've heard that before too a friend of mine had an old prelude thinking it would be as reliable as his civic but the car was a constant money pit his sister had an old golf that never got issues it ran rough but never broke.
  • tinoushgtr
    tinoushgtr 3 месяца назад @REEL SIXX maintenance costs of m3 is up there with gtr costs. I know. But you can't compare does to a golf r tbh.
  • Conspirazy
    Conspirazy 3 месяца назад The stereotypes are brands vs Toyota. They don't have a dog in this fight.
    REEL SIXX 3 месяца назад @Matt butthurt?
  • Nate Maynard
    Nate Maynard 2 месяца назад I think the lesson learned here is that cars are so complicated nowadays with electronics and computers running basically every system. Every car manufacturer, domestic and foreign, has way too many issues with their cars off the lot, whether it’s electrical or mechanical, everything is more complicated in many aspects
    REEL SIXX 2 месяца назад @Matt There are tons of type r videos showing people complaining that they need their whole transmission replaced as well as cooling issues, hope you kept that thing in warranty.
    REEL SIXX 2 месяца назад @Killa Turk Honda has the worst customer care I've ever experienced from a car manufacturer, ford has been the best vw was above average but what dumbasses don't realize is that these salesmen jump around from dealership to dealership all the time. I was at toyota and the employee that was helping me worked at bmw the year before and before that he worked at ford for 3 years. Some dealer networks also sell multiple brands so your pointless brand loyalty theory doesn't reallly hold up anymore does it? Back to business, you realize it's incredibly rare for a vw transmission to break right? There's a channel called humblemechanic and he was a vw tech for 5 years and most of the people there working with him never had to even touch a transmission because they don't break whilst honda is replacing entire transmissions for those type Rs that overheat from daily driving. Face the facts the golf r is a far more reliable car in every aspect the honda type r is the most unreliable car in it's class.
    REEL SIXX 2 месяца назад @Luke DeCarlo The honda type r is the most unreliable car in it's class every other hot hatch on the market has better value and is far more reliable.
  • Luke DeCarlo
    Luke DeCarlo 2 месяца назад @REEL SIXX Yeah because the Focus RS blowing head gaskets is more reliable then the Type R, yeah OK.
  • Clark W
    Clark W 2 месяца назад It's that way with any car brand debate/discussion. A good majority of time it's coming from someone who's never owned/driven the brand in question, who's just repeating an often wrong and exaggerated sound bite. Sometimes they have actual experience with the car in question, but have simply had a bad experience, while others may not. Sadly, I break my "never read the comments" rule, far too often lately as I'm researching a new car and the comments aren't of much value because of the hyperbole and bullshit.
    REEL SIXX 2 месяца назад @Luke DeCarlo type r drops transmissions like crazy and the engine overheats from daily driving. There are type r youtubers who have gone through like 3 transmissions under warranty. The type r is unreliable so is the rs but you got me the rs is way way worse. Based on the problems I've read I'd go for the golf or that hyundai.
  • Luke DeCarlo
    Luke DeCarlo 2 месяца назад @REEL SIXX Hey fair enough, I wasn't aware of all that to be honest. I would also opt for a golf over the Type R.
  • Swerveey
    Swerveey 2 месяца назад (изменено) @RicharXD Weird my buddy has a vw gli 2017 at 60k miles and nothing has happened mechanically or electronically yet. I'm going to assume MK7 is going to be more reliable than past generations as they knew it was something they had to work on.
  • P H
    P H 2 месяца назад @RicharXD you mean the Jetta that's built in Mexico? or the notoriously unreliable model from 20 years ago?
  • Kopernicus67
    Kopernicus67 2 месяца назад CR last year had Audi at #5 for reliability and Honda at #11. Stereotypes die hard.
  • Charles Onuoha
    Charles Onuoha 1 месяц назад Don’t buy any car in that case. Heck don’t even buy a used car for that matter. There may be a recall 10-15 years after it’s made. You’d be better off with a moped or a bicycle. 😂
  • Amin Awad
    Amin Awad 1 месяц назад Actual owner for 3 and a half months. 3 issues not one completely resolved as yet. 1. Blind Spot Monitoring issue due to bumper. What the? It appears to be resolved by replacing the bumper but they did a poor job with drilling the sensor holes and paintwork. 2. Keyless entry doesn’t work if car is parked for 4 days. 3. Apple Car play won’t recognise the phone even though it is charging on USB cable. The service from VW has been a nightmare and the car has been at VW dealership for over one month and a half in total
  • Nerd Rage
    Nerd Rage 1 месяц назад 2019 Golf R 6 year 75k Warranty. Double down by the manufacturer. Only the Volester N beats it at 10 year 100k.
  • Dave Searle
    Dave Searle Неделю назад @tinoushgtr Depends who owned it before you. You do have a 7 year warranty in the states don't you?
  • tinoushgtr
    tinoushgtr Неделю назад @Dave Searle i live in europe. gonna get a cheap track car to play with. impreza gt or a miata.
  • Dave Searle
    Dave Searle Неделю назад @RicharXD How long ago was the Jetta problem? We just headed our 2015 on a new GLI and with 80K we had only a recall for a software upgrade, our 2006 Jetta diesel was similar, clutch went at 85K but was replaced with a Sachs unit at no cost.
  • Amardeep Singh
    Amardeep Singh 5 месяцев назад (изменено) Great review! Subscribed. 2017 mk7 golfr dsg owner here. Always curious to see how reviews line up with my own thoughts on the car. I agree with a lot of his opinions. I bought it as a fast, polished, winter capable car to carry around my kid that my non driving enthusiast wife could drive (and she loves it way more than she expected to). It's so comfortable and capable, with such a polished chassis and stability control system that you're just in awe of what it can do regardless of road conditions. I get out of it and shake my head sometimes at how it seems to bend physics laws. People call a 'mini gtr' and it might just be...But it doesn't draw driving passion out of me like my FBO mazdaspeed 6 which is rawer and slower but more of a hoot to punch around. Just to add i'm 1.5 years and 36000km in, nothing but oil changes and cabin filters yet. Doesn't burn any oil. Hoping it stays that way. Looking forward to more content on your channel.
  • Tim Winchester
    Tim Winchester 30 минут назад Savage, you're the best car journalist ever real talk. You're honest. And that's what's amazing about your channel. I'll keep watching you forever bro. Great work. And I love the way you film .. level 1,000,000 extreme expert!!!
  • J Kelly
    J Kelly 8 месяцев назад Friend just linked me this video, now my favorite car review channel! YouTube recommendations suck as I’ve never seen it before. Subbed
  • Nerd Rage
    Nerd Rage 1 месяц назад Savagegeese ...Finally a no fan boy approach to commonsense automotive research. I have been binge watching these videos and really enjoy the full honesty of every contributor. Now once he starts getting his sponsors for his million dollar a month life goal I don't think anyone will be honest again. But in the meantime, i love this monotone mothereffer and his rag tag crew of honest mechanics. Awesome, just Awesome!
  • AudiophileTubes
    AudiophileTubes 8 месяцев назад "Lets say you have this car for 5 or 6 years..." I've had my '03 GTI VR6 for 16 years now! Some VW's really do last, with a minimal amount of problems or issues. Haven't even changed the timing chains yet.
  • Flat
    Flat Неделю назад VR6 is a somewhat bullet proof engine, but the electrical stuff tend to be a problem. I'm still searching for a VR6.... Too hard to find
  • R W
    R W 4 месяца назад Best car channel on Youtube. The insight and attention to detail is superb.
  • FlyinGato
    FlyinGato 8 месяцев назад your videos definitely tickle my rectum
  • HondaPro Kevin
    HondaPro Kevin 8 месяцев назад FlyinGato LOL! I was wondering how far I'd have to scroll down to find this...
  • Project Lancer
    Project Lancer 8 месяцев назад Mine has been tickled.
  • Arkham Colossus
    Arkham Colossus 8 месяцев назад Unsubscribing.
  • Manny Echaluce
    Manny Echaluce 8 месяцев назад He said that so fast I had to rewind 10 times to make sure :D
  • d p
    d p 8 месяцев назад LOL didn't even have to scroll
  • Dave S
    Dave S 8 месяцев назад Yep. Best reviews on YT in my rectum-tickled opinion.
  • MozzaBurger
    MozzaBurger 8 месяцев назад I came here 8 hours too late to make that comment 😂 Best punchline ever. I'd sub a second time if I could.
  • Canadian RS3
    Canadian RS3 8 месяцев назад Unfortunately I think this kind of thing really hurts the channel. I think it's funny but to the average non-man child viewer, it's probably a turn off.
  • BioNat
    BioNat 8 месяцев назад (изменено) @Canadian RS3.... Well, it reflects the mentality of the american people... it opens doors to comments like FlyinGato did unfortunately. When european people read or ear those kind of unwanted details, they must say wtf!
  • Jeff K
    Jeff K 8 месяцев назад (изменено) The problem is he test drives cars in a completely uninteresting part of the country. WTF are you in Kansas or something. You need to move to Utah or Colorado or somewhere interesting. Where you live you might as well just drive a camry.
  • BioNat
    BioNat 8 месяцев назад (изменено) @Jeff K Internet has no frontiers but this is interesting what you wrote about states.
  • Armin Steinke
    Armin Steinke 8 месяцев назад Proctologists recommend in case of itching "Itchosol".
  • K03sport
    K03sport 8 месяцев назад @Jeff K... Chicago area... Midwest, cornfields and mostly flat...
  • David
    David 8 месяцев назад For your own sake, please never use that phrase again
  • Sean Gaffney
    Sean Gaffney 8 месяцев назад It's a joke, why are people so uptight about it?
  • BioNat
    BioNat 8 месяцев назад (изменено) Sean, in any joke, there is a some truth. Did Mark make that kind of jokes with Subaru brand?... I do not know... I'm just asking... because as a fanatic of VW, I do not go elsewhere on the web. Maybe you could tell me...
  • Sean Gaffney
    Sean Gaffney 8 месяцев назад I think this is something you and your therapist can work on.
  • BioNat
    BioNat 8 месяцев назад (изменено) Sean, I already work with him on this subject. I choose a japanese therapist who own a Subaru... But it is not easy!
  • stuna101a
    stuna101a 8 месяцев назад Rectum....dam near killed him
  • santaoct
    santaoct 8 месяцев назад I got a GTI and the AWD of the R plus the larger turbo fixes all the main issues of the GTI. However the price tag for the R is steep!!! even used the R's are not cheap.
  • David Allen
    David Allen 8 месяцев назад I ran to the comments as soon as I heard him say that, just to see reactions.
  • Billy Beheler
    Billy Beheler 8 месяцев назад That’s hilarious man 😂!
  • PrivateEyeYiYi
    PrivateEyeYiYi 8 месяцев назад WTF?
  • Hans Wurst
    Hans Wurst 8 месяцев назад Hi friend! For once in a while should try your eyes instead! Far better resolution, sensation and by far much less mess.... :)))) Hans
  • Hans Wurst
    Hans Wurst 8 месяцев назад @BioNat no, we are even worse here in middle Europe. Like this kind of humour though... :)
  • sayeed hossain
    sayeed hossain 7 месяцев назад huh?
  • Justin Justice
    Justin Justice 7 месяцев назад FlyinGato 😂😂😂😂😂😂
  • linny105
    linny105 7 месяцев назад Deez Nuts Unsubscribing because of that comment, but you’re name is Deez Nuts? Lol
  • SuperDigitalMe
    SuperDigitalMe 4 месяца назад This kind of things really tickles my balls
  • G Ko
    G Ko 4 месяца назад FlyinG
  • alexandre Da Silva-Lockie
    alexandre Da Silva-Lockie 4 месяца назад @BioNat ok snowflake
  • Eric Jacobs Holien Bartholomew
    Eric Jacobs Holien Bartholomew 3 месяца назад FlyinGato I’ll tickle your stank star with my tongue
  • MrSlash00r
    MrSlash00r 8 месяцев назад Just went from an A3 hatch to a Golf R a few months ago and I can agree with almost all of your comments. Its the car for the enthusiast that still has to commute and also has kids. Fun and functional with just a little hot sauce on top. The piano trim is completely asinine - i carry a micro-fiber towel and wipe down the display a lot (yes I do .. don't judge me .. lol)
  • James Threadgill
    James Threadgill 8 месяцев назад I'm thinking about making the switch to a Golf R from my A3. It will be a daily just like my A3. Since I still have to haul my kids around, how does the space in the back seat compare to the A3? The specs seem very similar, but some advise from a previous A3 driver would be nice. Thanks
  • MrSlash00r
    MrSlash00r 8 месяцев назад The space is comparable .. maybe a little less in the cargo area for the R because of the AWD imposing a bit and I don't think you can put the load floor lower down (like you can in a GTI) - but there is some usable space below the load floor. The USDM R doesn't come with a spare, which is odd given that Euro cars have it .. but I digress. Otherwise, the space is very comparable to the A3 hatch. I've had one nagging rattle from a trim piece behind the rear view mirror but otherwise the car has been exactly what I wanted .. and oddly, I've enjoyed the more upscale interior and features more than the performance, to be honest. I daily commute a couple hours a day but I didn't want to give up the manual or occasional blast along a B road, so there really was no other option for me. The performance is great but about 50hp short of what I'd like .. still though, as a package, its hard to beat (or even come close to for those of us that are going to daily drive it). Good luck.
  • Matthew Wakefield
    Matthew Wakefield 8 месяцев назад HA! I carry one in the door pocket too, I wipe the display and the shiny black stuff all the time. But I don't care, I love this car.
  • burqueboy505
    burqueboy505 7 месяцев назад I keep a swiffer 360 in the glove box. Works great
  • ww2Mollison
    ww2Mollison 6 месяцев назад @Matthew Wakefield HA! Me too!
  • Nicolas Gauthier
    Nicolas Gauthier 4 месяца назад Yep microfiber here too. (gti here though) Display is awesome but man fingerprints are a pain.
  • Jack
    Jack 4 месяца назад Hehehe I have a microfibre cloth in my glovebox as well, no judging Winter driving in the R is a blast, especially with the traction control off. 👍😁
  • fizu zufi
    fizu zufi 4 месяца назад J
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    fizu zufi 4 месяца назад L
  • burnx45
    burnx45 2 месяца назад @MrSlash00r Hi, If you are looking for more power get the Unitronic ECU and transmision DSG tune done (Stage 1 : 355HP / 338LB-FT) i just did the stage 1 tune myself on my 2014 VW GLi (254HP / 297LB-FT) and i'm loving the extra horspower and torque. I also have a Neuspeed charge and discharge pipe as well as a Fluidampr crank pulley.
  • 100% Pure Anglo Phenotype
    100% Pure Anglo Phenotype 1 месяц назад (изменено) I have a 17 Golf R with 30k miles on it now, and while the piano black does get a little dusty between detailings, what are you doing if you are constantly getting finger prints and grime all over it? Are you nonstop eating cheetos in the car? Do you never wash your hands? Honestly this black plastic trim hatred is super overblown. It looks good and if you take care of your car, it stays looking good quite easily
  • Aaron
    Aaron 8 месяцев назад I hate the caps on the lugs aslo Scott..
  • Kevin Grovenor
    Kevin Grovenor 5 месяцев назад leave em off if your honestly too lazy.. i swap my wheels around with hand tools and one of em is a pick costing less than 30cents and it does the job of those plasti caps in seconds each.... honestly people are lazy complaining on fuckin caps fk
  • Dave Searle
    Dave Searle Неделю назад Not an issue easy to pop off.
  • are vee
    are vee 2 месяца назад From the music, to the lift and the driving, these reviews are in another league. And you even showed the rear with the seats folded down - something so few reviewers think to do when reviewing hatchback vehicles. I've never thought much about Patreon, but I'm thinking about it now.