RRRR for the win
Had mine since new 88,000 fun miles on it. superby reliable. Fantastic handling, comfort for long long long drive 6 hours, and great MPG...super quick, it really does everything excellently. Out of 17+ VWs since 1987 this is the best one yet...fun personified, tracks at speed perfectly, solid grip in all weather conditions. Solid, tight, really well done car. Interior layout is ergonomic excellence. of course 6 speed manual, it's best, control and in connection with the drive.
GOLF R MK7.5 is the pick out of all Golf R
I purchased the 2020 MK7.5. I have been driving it for close to 12 months. There was minor niggles such as a blown fuse, the hlove box hinge detaching, right side mirror needing replacing because of a non functioning blind spot light. Other than that I had no reliability issues....Yet. Yes... The car is quick but not super quick, as some have stated but instead some what boring, because hardly anyone will take it on at the lights. lol It is compfortable and quality is good. You get a lot of car, hence the price. Still fahr more affordable than an Audi S3 with less power. Adding a a cutback sport system that utilises the oem flaps and an APR stage 1 ECU and DSG tube made this car even more enjoyable. Given all that, the fuel economy remained the same. I would not hesitate recommending the MK7.5 over the previous Golf R and even the MK 8. I think it is the better car out of all of them.
High performance fun hot hatch
The most fun car I’ve ever owned. Terrific performance. Handling is outstanding. I love that the R is an all-wheel drive. Has been completely reliable.
Love My New Golf R
This car is awesome. Sporty, high quality, comfortable, and a blast to drive. Big smile every time I get in it. Best car I have ever owned.
Certainly worth the price
I drove two GTI's before when I decided to upgrade to a Golf R last year, and I have no regrets. Except for a few glitches, the car performs extremely well and can be available with a number of high tech options. The price may be on the high side, but I think it's worth every penny of it. I will not hesitate to recommend it to those who are looking to a vehicle which combines performances with good road manners.
Fanstastic car, superbly well made, solid, fit and finish is superb, is super QUICK, handles like it's on rails, fantastic brakes, and steering, superbly comfortable supportive, no back aches seats for long 6 hour drives. great highway car, and still whip it around locally. It's a step above the GTI, bigger tires, the 4 motion gives extra grip, and much more powerful, SUPER QUICK, I had 2 GTI's that where great, this is much better GTI's had no issues lots of fun also, Golf R is a step UP
Fun, fast and relatively affordable
I have owned six Audi TTs (all three generations) and loved them all, but I’ve always lusted after the TTS because of its more powerful engine. While the DSG with paddle shifters on the TT is lightning fast and fun, it still isn’t as fun as manual transmission in my opinion. And there’s no way I can afford the TTS, so I opted for a 2019 VW Golf R in one of the 40 special-order Spektrum colors. The four-month wait was worth it. Besides getting the same engine as the TTS, I got a car in a color I wanted with manual transmission and with several safety features not offered on the TT. The adaptive cruise control is great, and the lane warning system notifies you but gently tugging the wheel back in the correct lane but without the annoying chimes and buzzers that many other cars use. This is not your grandfather’s Golf; it’s a stylish all-wheel-drive rocket. I much prefer the understated design to that of the Honda Civic Type R, Subaru WRX STI and Ford Focus RX, which are great if you’re 16 but a tad too showy for someone like me (definitely not 16). At the same time, the design is anything but boring with dual chrome exhausts, special body molding, and aggressive LED headlights. Everything about the R feels tight and right: steering, clutch, shifter, breaks. And then there’s the power; let’s just say it’s more than ample. But not too thirsty as I’m averaging 29 MPH combined highway and city. In my experience, there’s virtually no turbo lag as long as I downshift appropriately. The large touchscreen is better and more intuitive than anything I’ve used before, including our other car, a 2018 Subaru Forester. Seats are comfortable and supportive. There’s ample storage for me, but remember, I’m coming from a TT. I love the car and can’t help grinning every time I get in it. PROs: • Design and availability of 40 colors • Availability of a manual transmission • TTS engine for about $10K less • Comfortable and practical cabin with intuitive controls CONs: • Because Audi/VW’s direct shift gearbox is so good, the manual is a tad slower • Side mirrors do not automatically dim when there’s a car behind with brights on (the rearview mirror does) • Only one USB port and the placement is really awkward and hard to get to Would I buy it again? In a heartbeat.
certified used with 7y/84k bumper to bumper wty
for top of line golf, needs these features: remote start, (seat, mirrors) memory for each driver profile, real time psi tire pressure monitoring for each individual wheel, as well as temporary spare tire.
Enjoyable car to drive
I have had it less than one week but the manual transmission is more sophisticated that that of my previously owned WRX. I also appreciate the safety features, and since it is winter in WI, the heated seats.
Not just more money than a GTI
Had a Gen 6 GTI and it performed flawlessly for 6 years for my daughter. Upgraded to the newest Golf R Gen 7.5 and I have to say there is a significant difference between the two cars, not just in terms of price. Better in all these segments - seating, technology, brakes, power, power, and more power (nice!), handling (yes even better), tuning of suspension, engagement with the transmission (much more direct, but the GTI was pretty good) and all wheel drive for the upper mid-west winters. We loved our GTI but we are amazed with the latest Golf R from VW.