First drive review: 2012 Volkswagen Golf GTI versus 2012 Golf R
( http://www.TFLcar.com ) The 2012 Volkswagen Golf GTI is one of the best and fastest all-around small cars that you can buy today. But it needs all-wheel-drive, more power, and better suspension. The all new 2012 Golf R has all that and more. So which Golf hot-hatch is better?
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( http://www.TFLcar.com ) This is a first drive review of the 2012 Volkswagen Golf R 4motion all-wheel- drive coming a VW dealership near you at the start of 2012
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( http://www.TFLcar.com ) The 2012 Volkswagen Beetle turbo is about 120 pounds lighter than the 2012 VW Golf GTI. Both VW cars share the same 2.0L turbo engine. So is the 2012 Beetle turbofaster? Check out this first drive review as we test the new 2012 Beetle in the rolling hills of Virginia.
Volkswagen Golf GTI review - CarBuyer
See the full review here: http://www.carbuyer.co.uk/reviews/volkswagen/golf/gti-hatchback/review
The latest Volkswagen Golf GTI is a lesson to other hot hatch makers in design, build quality and image. Factor in impressive performance and genuine day-to-day practicality, and it's no wonder the famous GTI badge still proves so popular. It's available as a three or five-door hatchback, and is based on the standard Golf. The GTI has recently faced tough competition in the form of the Renaultsport Megane 265 and Ford Focus ST. The 2.0-litre turbocharged engine has 207bhp in standard guise, while the limited-run Edition 35 comes with 232bhp, although that's not as much power as the Megane or Focus. Performance is strong and the handling sporty, but it's more comfortable than its rivals and boasts a high-quality interior.
2012 Volkswagen GTI DSG Test Dive & Car Video Review
http://www.autobytel.com/volkswagen/gti/2012/ The 2012 Volkswagen GTI is just about the most fun you can have in a car for around $25,000. A compact performance car is judged based on its engine. And the GTI has one of the best all-around 4-cylinder engines in the world. In fact this engine powers numerous Volkswagen and Audi vehicles. But the 2012 Volkswagen GTI is not just a car with a wonderful engine; the GTI is also a good looking car that is well balanced, and quite comfortable. In fact you can get the Volkswagen GTI in both a 2-door and 4-door hatchback body style. The base price is $23,995 with the top of the line Autobahn model costing $31,695.
The 2012 Volkswagen GTI is powered by a direct injection turbocharged 2.0 liter 4-cylinder engine that makes 200 horsepower and 207 lb-ft. of torque. While this may not seem like a ton of power, it is more than enough for the everyday driver. Power is transmitted through a 6-speed manual or 6-speed automatic transmission to the front wheels. The automatic transmission is called the DSG which stands for Direct-Shift Gearbox. This double clutch electronically controlled transmission can execute a shift in mere milliseconds. This helps performance figures such as 0-60 MPH as well as adding to the fuel economy of the GTI. The manual transmission model gets 21 MPG in the city and 31 MPG on the highway while the DSG automatic transmission model gets 24 MPG in the city and 33 MPG on the highway.
On the inside of the 2012 Volkswagen GTI you have 2 choices when it comes to seating material. There are the cloth seats that are very unique and serve as a tribute to the first GTI from the 1970's. On the other hand you can get your GTI with top sports seats that are finished in leather and provide a comfortable yet firm feel. The rest of the interior of the 2012 Volkswagen GTI is accented here and there with awesome red stitching on the shift boot and steering wheel. Speaking of the steering wheel; this flat bottom unit has integrated controls for the stereo. The pedals are also very sporty and race inspired.
The GTI also features a ton of technology built in. On the outside the daytime LED running lights are a standard safety feature that not only looks great but also makes you more visible to oncoming traffic. Bluetooth comes standard on the GTI and you can upgrade to a touch-screen navigation unit. On the safety front the GTI sports 6 airbags, Electronic Stability Control, and an Intelligent Crash Response System. The attention to safety has resulted in the Volkswagen GTI being picked as a 2012 Top Safety Pick by the IIHS.
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2010 VW GTI Road Test and Review by Drivin' Ivan Katz
Here is Drivin' Ivan Katz' review of the 2010 VW GTI.
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VW Golf R - DSG versus manual by autocar.co.uk
The VW Golf R is good - but is it better with a DSG or manual gearbox? Read the VW Golf R review and see more pictures and video at http://www.autocar.co.uk/CarReviews/FirstDrives/Volkswagen-Golf-2.0-TSI-270-R/246100/