2012 Volkswagen Golf

Base FWD 2-Dr Hatchback I5 man trans

Base FWD 2-Dr Hatchback I5 man trans

2012 volkswagen golf Reviews and News

2012 Volkswagen Golf/GTI
2012 Volkswagen Golf/GTI
Don't let the Golf's conservative styling fool you; anyone who sits behind the wheel is having lots of fun. Volkswagen offers four different models making between 140 hp and 265 hp, each of which is available with two or four doors. All Golfs feature a dynamic chassis and responsive steering that make them a joy to drive. Other common traits include exceptional visibility and a spacious, high-quality interior that compares well with cars costing twice as much. The base five-cylinder engine is sufficiently powerful but can't come close to the 40 mpg achieved by other compacts. Efficiency-minded buyers will want the diesel-powered TDI, a peppy and refined engine that is rated at 30 mpg in the city and 42 on the highway. It is pricey, though. The top performer is the Golf R, a $34,000 all-wheel-drive turbocharged Golf that produces 256 hp and 243 lb-ft of torque. It's quick and planted, but we prefer the less powerful front-wheel-drive GTI. The GTI is the only car ever to win our top honor, Automobile of the Year, twice. Both the Golf R and the GTI use the same 2.0-liter turbo, but the GTI is tuned to be smoother with a more linear response and minimal turbo lag. Buyers have a choice of two six-speed transmissions: a light and quick manual or Volkswagen's acclaimed dual-clutch automatic. Sophisticated computer programming mimics the function of a limited-slip differential without adding any torque steer--and the GTI's steering is as good it gets with front-wheel-drive cars.
2014 Volkswagen Golf Front Three Quarter 2
The seventh-generation, 2014 Volkswagen Golf sticks to the car's basic formula of practical and stylish design, but a new chassis helps reduce curb weight and improve fuel economy. On top of that, the Golf scores a range of clever active-safety features that were previously unavailable in the compact-car segment. Although the new Golf won't debut in the U.S. until early 2014, the updates and specifications announced for the European model closely predict the changes in store for our version of the Volkswagen hatch.
Volkswagen MQB Platform 1
Much has already been leaked about the next-generation Volkswagen Golf, which goes into production this month in Germany. But a new report from Autocar has elucidated two more details: the new Golf GTI will be shown in concept form at the Paris Motor Show, and the seventh-generation Golf will be much larger and roomier than the current car.
Volkswagen MQB Platform 3
The next version of the Volkswagen Golf will go into production in Germany this August, according to Automotive News. But what exactly is in store for the new, seventh-generation Volkswagen hatchback? Here's what we know so far about the 2013 VW Golf.
VW Golf R Vs Rubiks Cube
Volkswagen has released four amusing new commercials to remind customers that though it may sell high-mileage diesel sedans, it also offers cars to those who prefer to drive less economically: the GTI, Golf R, and Jetta GLI.
Volkswagen Golf R Cabriolet Front Three Quarter Leak
Now that Volkswagen has a full Golf stable, it appears as if the automaker is working to flesh out its new Golf Cabriolet lineup. According to leaked patent rendering obtained by China Car Times, the next drop-top variant will be a hot Golf R Cabriolet. Hold onto your hats!

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Certified Pre-Owned 2012 Volkswagen Golf Pricing

Certified Pre Owned Price
$13,125

Used 2012 Volkswagen Golf Values / Pricing

Suggested Retail Price
$17,995

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2012 Volkswagen Golf
2012 Volkswagen Golf
Base FWD 2-Dr Hatchback I5
24 MPG City | 31 MPG Hwy
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2012 Volkswagen Golf
2012 Volkswagen Golf
Base FWD 2-Dr Hatchback I5
$17,995
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2012 Volkswagen Golf
2012 Volkswagen Golf
Base FWD 2-Dr Hatchback I5
170hp
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2012 Volkswagen Golf
2012 Volkswagen Golf
Base FWD 2-Dr Hatchback I5
170hp

2012 Volkswagen Golf Specifications

Quick Glance:
Engine
2.5L I5Engine
Fuel economy City:
23 MPG
Fuel economy Highway:
33 MPG
Horsepower:
170 hp @ 5700rpm
Torque:
177 ft lb of torque @ 4250rpm
  • Air Conditioning
  • Power Windows
  • Power Locks
  • Power Seats (optional)
  • Steering Wheel Tilt
  • Cruise Control
  • Sunroof (optional)
  • ABS
  • Stabilizer Front
  • Stabilizer RearABS
  • Electronic Traction Control
  • Electronic Stability Control
  • Locking Differential (optional)
  • Limited Slip Differential (optional)
  • Airbag Driver
  • Airbag Passenger
  • Airbag Side Front
  • Airbag Side Rear (optional)
  • Radio
  • CD Player
  • CD Changer (optional)
  • DVD (optional)
  • Navigation (optional)
Vehicle
36,000 miles / 36 months
Powertrain
60,000 miles / 60 months
Corrosion
Unlimited miles / 144 months
Roadside
36,000 miles / 36 months
Maintenance
36,000 miles / 48 months
Recall Date
12-31-1969:21:35:11
Component
FUEL SYSTEM, DIESEL
Summary
VOLKSWAGEN IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL 2009-2012 JETTA AND JETTA SPORTWAGEN VEHICLES, MANUFACTURED FROM MAY 2008 THROUGH SEPTEMBER 2011, MODEL YEAR 2010-2012 VOLKSWAGEN GOLF VEHICLES, MANUFACTURED FROM MAY 2009 THROUGH SEPTEMBER 2011, AND MODEL YEAR 2010-2012 AUDI A3 VEHICLES, MANUFACTURED FROM SEPTEMBER 2009 THROUGH SEPTEMBER 2011, THAT ARE EQUIPPED WITH A 2.0L TDI COMMON RAIL DIESEL ENGINE/CLEAN DIESEL ENGINE. THE FUEL INJECTION PULSES COULD COINCIDE WITH THE NATURAL FREQUENCY OF THE INJECTOR LINE #2, IN SPECIFIC LOAD AND RPM CONDITIONS. THIS RESONANCE CREATES ADDITIONAL STRESS IN THE FUEL LINE.
Consequences
DUE TO THE RESONANCE CONDITION, INJECTOR LINE NUMBER 2 COULD DEVELOP SMALL CRACKS WHICH COULD LEAD TO FUEL LEAKAGE. LEAKING FUEL IN THE PRESENCE OF AN IGNITION SOURCE, MAY LEAD TO A FIRE.
Remedy
VOLKSWAGEN WILL INSTALL AN IMPROVED FUEL INJECTOR LINE FOR THE NUMBER 2 CYLINDER ON CERTAIN VEHICLES AND WILL INSTALL VIBRATION DAMPERS ON ALL OF THE INJECTOR LINES. VOLKSWAGEN AND AUDI WILL NOTIFY OWNERS TO HAVE THE VEHICLES REPAIRED FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING NOVEMBER 2011. OWNERS MAY CONTACT VOLKSWAGEN AT 1-800-822-8987.
Potential Units Affected
168,275
Notes
VOLKSWAGEN OF AMERICA, INC


Recall Date
12-31-1969:21:35:50
Component
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL
Summary
Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Volkswagen) is recalling certain model year 2010-2014 Volkswagen CC, Passat, and Tiguan, 2010-2013 Eos and Jetta, 2011-2014 Golf and GTI, and 2011-2013 Jetta Sportwagen vehicles. In the affected vehicles, debris may contaminate the air bag clock spring, a spiral wound, flat cable that keeps the air bag powered while the steering wheel is being turned. This contamination may tear the cable and result in a loss of electrical connection to the driver's frontal air bag.
Consequences
A loss of electrical connection to the driver's frontal air bag will prevent the air bag from deploying in the event of a vehicle crash, increasing the risk of injury.
Remedy
The remedy for this recall is still under development. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Volkswagen customer service at 1-800-822-8987.
Potential Units Affected
420,000
Notes
Volkswagen Group of America, Inc.


IIHS Best Pick
1
IIHS Rear Crash
Good
IIHS Roof Strength
Good
NHTSA Rating Front Driver
Not Rated
NHTSA Rating Front Passenger
Not Rated
NHTSA Rating Front Side
Not Rated
NHTSA Rating Rear Side
Not Rated
NHTSA Rating Overall
Not Rated
NHTSA Rating Rollover
Not Rated
IIHS Front Moderate Overlap
Good
IIHS Overall Side Crash
Good

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5-Year Total Cost to Own For The 2012 Volkswagen Golf

Depreciation
19.6%
Loss in Value + Expenses
= 5 Year Cost to Own
Depreciation
$5,491
19.6%
Insurance
$6,440
23%
Fuel Cost
$9,283
33.1%
Financing
$1,427
5.1%
Maintenance
$3,485
12.4%
Repair Costs
$1,572
5.6%
State Fees
$333
1.2%
Five Year Cost of Ownership: $28,031 What's This?
Value Rating: Above Average