Fun. Affordable. Practical
August 1, 2017
This car is as close as VW comes to a halo car. Limited production, exclusive colors, and the R badge all make this car something to look at. My favorite thing about this car is that one minute you're loading up the family in a surprisingly roomy hatch, and the next you're tearing up the canyon roads going faster than you probably should. This is definitely the enthusiasts car, but you can't go wrong with really any of the hot hatches nowadays. The only complaints I have about this car is some of the features we lost out to our European counterparts, such as LED Tail Lights, Automatic Headlights, and DSG. Now, the new MK7 generation R does have all those, but at a hefty premium for most. The 2012-2013 Golf R is a great car for those wanting something fun and practical, while also not breaking the bank in the process.