Video review: 2012 Volkswagen Golf GTI versus 2012 Golf R


The 2012 Volkswagen Golf GTI is one of the best and fastest all-around small cars that you can buy today. But if we’re being honest it needs three things to make it perfect.

Number 1)  All wheel drive for the Colorado snow and more importantly to vanquish any and all torque steer forever

Number 2)  More power 

Number 3) Bigger brakes and firmer suspension to handle additional power.

And you guessed it…the new 2012 Golf R (coming to America at the end of the year) has all that plus the same room, the same tasteful classy cabin.

Unfortunately the new R also has a price tag that’s as much as $10,000 more than the 2012 Golf GTI.

So which hot-hatch Golf is the better buy?

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