2012 Volkswagen Golf Consumer Review: happy so far

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happy so far
By willie3051 on


2012 Volkswagen Golf 2.5L 2dr Hatchback (2.5L 5cyl 5M)


This is my first VW and the 2012 Golf is impressive.
The car is very comfortable and handles well.
On it's first long trip, I averaged 33 mpg of mostly highway miles.

Best Features

This car has a traditional exterior, interior and dashboard design as compared to other 2012 small hatchbacks and I really appreciate that.

Worst Features

First and second gears are quite low with a huge jump to third. Also, fifth gear is very high giving 1800 rpm at 60 mph and a downshift is neccesary for highway passing.
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By willie3051
on 04/10/12 12:05 PM (PDT)

I've driven this car over 1200 miles now and can report further details: Hiway mileage is pretty good; but in mixed-type driving, any amount of city traffic will pull the numbers way down. For example, in a 150-mile interval including about 30 miles of in-town or city traffic, I'm seeing only 26-30 mpg. The radio reception on AM is quite weak. Don't know if that's a fault of this particular car or if it's a general problem with the built-in antenna. Overall, the car drives and feels great.

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