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2012 Highlights

Beyond adjustments to its trim and options structure, the 2012 Volkswagen Golf is unchanged. Notably, however, one of those adjustments is the deletion of optional rear side airbags.


Pros

  • Outstanding cabin materials and construction
  • fuel-efficient diesel engine
  • spacious hatchback body style
  • refined driving dynamics.

Cons

  • Unrefined and inefficient gasoline engine
  • higher price than many rivals.

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Volkswagen Golf 2012 2.0L TDI 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl Turbodiesel 6M) Reflex Silver Metallic Titan Black cloth53,236 miles
Cpo 2012Volkswagen Golf2.0L TDI
List:$12,700
Est.Loan: $237/mo
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PRELIMINARY PHOTOS: vehicle is undergoing professional detail and reconditioning process ONE OWNER, VOLKSWAGEN CERTIFIED PRE-OWNED, Golf TDI, 6-Speed MANUAL Reflex Silver, Black Cloth. 2012 Volkswagen Golf TDI Reflex Silver CARFAX One-Owner. FWD 6-Speed Manual 2.0L 4-Cylinder Diesel Recent Arrival! Odometer is 6716 miles below market average! 42/30 Highway/City MPG Volkswagen Combined Details: * Warranty Deductible: See Dealer for Details * Vehicle History * Limited Warranty: Volkswagen offers model specific limited warranty coverage. See dealer for details. * 100+ Point Inspection * Roadside Assistance * 2 Years of 24-Hr Roadside Asst. Warranty Ded/ Transfer See Dealer for Details Awards: * Car and Driver 10 Best Cars * 2012 IIHS Top Safety Pick * ALG Best Residual Value Car and Driver, January 2017. Reviews: * Outstanding cabin materials and construction; fuel-efficient diesel engine; spacious hatchback body style; refined driving dynamics. Source: Edmunds

Volkswagen Golf 2012 67,141 miles
Used 2012Volkswagen Golf2.5L PZEV
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Volkswagen Golf 2012 2.5L PZEV 4dr Hatchback w/Convenience (2.5L 5cyl 6A) United Gray Metallic Titan Black cloth78,489 miles
Used 2012Volkswagen Golf2.5L PZEV
List:$9,500
Est.Loan: $178/mo
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Volkswagen Golf 2012 2.5L PZEV 4dr Hatchback (2.5L 5cyl 6A) United Gray Metallic Titan Black cloth72,790 miles
Used 2012Volkswagen Golf2.5L PZEV
List:$8,491
Est.Loan: $159/mo
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New Price! United Gray Metallic 2012 Volkswagen Golf 2.5L FWD 6-Speed Automatic 2.5L I5 DOHCRecent Arrival! 31/24 Highway/City MPGAwards: * Car and Driver 10 Best Cars * 2012 IIHS Top Safety PickCar and Driver, January 2017.Reviews: * Outstanding cabin materials and construction; fuel-efficient diesel engine; spacious hatchback body style; refined driving dynamics. Source: Edmunds

Volkswagen Golf 2012 49,297 miles
Used 2012Volkswagen Golf2.0L TDI
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Volkswagen Golf 2012 108,711 miles
Used 2012Volkswagen Golf2.0L TDI
List:$9,977
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<span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:'Courier New';">***COMPLIMENTARY 3 MONTHS/3,000 MILES ENGINE, TRANSMISSION, DIFFERENTIALS WARRANTY INCLUDED*** <span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:'Courier New';"> <span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:'Courier New';">* GUARANTEED FINANCING * <span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:'Courier New';">* VA INSPECTION * <span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:'Courier New';">* CLEAN IN AND OUT * <span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:'Courier New';">* 4-Cyl, Turbo Diesel, 2.0 Liter * <span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:'Courier New';">* WELL MAINTAINED * <span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:'Courier New';">* GREAT CONDITION* <span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:'Courier New';">* BLUETOOTH COMPATIBILITY * <span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:'Courier New';">* ICE COLD A/C * <span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:'Courier New';">* AM/FM RADIO * <span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:'Courier New';">* NAVIGATION * <span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:'Courier New';">* AUTOMATIC HEADLIGHTS * <span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:'Courier New';">* PASSENGER AIRBAG * <span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:'Courier New';">* HEATED SEATS * <span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:'Courier New';">* FOG LIGHTS * <span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:'Courier New';">* AUX INPUT * <span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:'Courier New';">* SUNROOF/MOONROOF * <span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:'Courier New';">* STEERING WHEEL CONTROLS * <span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:'Courier New';">* POWER WINDOWS * <span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:'Courier New';">* POWER DOOR LOCK * <span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:'Courier New';">&nbsp; <span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:'Courier New';">&nbsp; <span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:'Courier New';">Autoplaza offers car buyers competitively priced vehicles and service with a smile. Our friendly and experienced staff will help you find a vehicle that fits your budget and lifestyle. <span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:'Courier New';">Call us today to schedule a test drive! We look forward to serving you and the community for many, many years! <span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:'Courier New';">We pride ourselves with being the best local used car dealership that offers not only quality used cars, but also best prices in the area. The combination of quality and value in our cars guarantee that you are getting the best deal on a used car in Northern Virginia, Washington DC and Maryland. 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Autoplaza LLC is dedicated to make your vehicle shopping experience hassle free and straight forward. With that in mind we fully inspect, service and detail all cars in our lot. We hand pick each and every car from all the sources possible around the area and provide it to you <span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:'Courier New';">&nbsp; <span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:'Courier New';">&nbsp; <span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:'Courier New';">Disclaimer: <span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:'Courier New';">Listed price for any car, truck, minivan or SUV does not include Virginia or any other state title, tax, registration fees or $499 processing fee. <span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:'Courier New';">Autoplaza LLC will never sell, share, or spam your mobile number. Standard text messaging rates may apply.

Volkswagen Golf 2012 56,216 miles
Cpo 2012Volkswagen Golf2.0L TDI
List:$12,989
Est.Loan: $243/mo
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Recent Arrival! SERVICE RECORDS, BLUETOOTH, LEATHER STEERING WHEEL W/ AUDIO & CRUISE CONTROLS, ONE OWNER CLEAN CARFAX, VW FACTORY CERTIFIED! 24 MONTHS/24,000 MILES OF LIMITED WARRANTY AND ROADSIDE ASSISTANCE!, ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL, 4-WHEEL DISC ABS BRAKING SYSTEM, ANTI-THEFT ALARM W/ IMMOBILIZER THEFT DETERRENT SYSTEM, AVAILABLE ONLY AT SHEEHY VOLKSWAGEN OF SPRINGFIELD. CARFAX One-Owner. 30/42mpg Come see why we're one of the HIGHEST SELLING PRE-OWNED DEALERS in VIRGINIA! We start with a GREAT SELECTION of PREMIUM INVENTORY all listed at BELOW MARKET PRICING and continue on to provide a GREAT SERVICE EXPERIENCE throughout the buying process! All of our prices are BASED ON THE RESEARCH of competitive vehicles in our local marketplace -They are ACCURATE and IN-LINE with what you will find through your own research- This helps to avoid a lengthy back-and-forth negotiation process! WE INVITE YOU TO BUY WITH CONFIDENCE!! We sell in quantity and offer the LOWEST PRICE on the best hand picked vehicles; only a portion pass our rigorous inspection/reconditioning process! We start with a GREAT SELECTION of PREMIUM INVENTORY all listed at BELOW MARKET PRICING and continue on to provide a GREAT SERVICE EXPERIENCE throughout the buying process! All of our prices are BASED ON THE RESEARCH of competitive vehicles in our local marketplace-They are ACCURATE and IN-LINE with what you will find through your own research. This helps to avoid a lengthy back-and-forth negotiation process. Call today to EXPERIENCE THE DIFFERENCE! Awards: * Car and Driver 10 Best Cars * 2012 IIHS Top Safety Pick Car and Driver, January 2017. Reviews: * Outstanding cabin materials and construction; fuel-efficient diesel engine; spacious hatchback body style; refined driving dynamics. Source: Edmunds

Volkswagen Golf 2012 2.0L TDI 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl Turbodiesel 6AM) 51,334 miles
Used 2012Volkswagen Golf2.0L TDI
List:$13,538
Est.Loan: $253/mo
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Visit Koons Automotive of Fredericksburg South online at www.KoonsNow.com to see more pictures of this vehicle or call us at� 540-479-6555 today to schedule your test drive.

Volkswagen Golf 2012 2.5L PZEV 2dr Hatchback w/Convenience (2.5L 5cyl 5M) United Gray Metallic Titan Black cloth112,541 miles
Used 2012Volkswagen Golf2.5L PZEV
List:$7,990
Est.Loan: $149/mo
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Volkswagen Golf 2012 2.0L TDI 4dr Hatchback w/Sunroof, Navigation (2.0L 4cyl Turbodiesel 6M) United Gray Metallic Titan Black cloth47,943 miles
Used 2012Volkswagen Golf2.0L TDI
List:$14,300
Est.Loan: $267/mo
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CARFAX 1-Owner, ONLY 47,943 Miles! TDI w/Sunroof & Nav trim. Sunroof, Heated Seats, Navigation, iPod/MP3 Input, Bluetooth, Multi-CD Changer, Satellite Radio, Turbo Charged, SEATTLE ALLOY WHEELS, Diesel, Rear Air. CLICK NOW!THIS VOLKSWAGEN GOLF COMES EQUIPPED WITH PREMIUM FEATURESSEATTLE ALLOY WHEELS 17" Seattle alloy wheels, all-season tiresVOLKSWAGEN GOLF: UNMATCHED QUALITYCARFAX 1-Owner. Qualifies for CARFAX Buyback Guarantee. Approx. Original Base Sticker Price: $26,700*.KEY FEATURES ON THIS VOLKSWAGEN GOLFNavigation, Sunroof, Rear Air, Heated Driver Seat, Turbocharged, Diesel, Satellite Radio, iPod/MP3 Input, Bluetooth, Multi-CD Changer, Heated Seats MP3 Player, Keyless Entry, Child Safety Locks, Electronic Stability Control, Heated Mirrors. Volkswagen TDI w/Sunroof & Nav with UNITED GRAY exterior and TITAN BLACK interior features a 4 Cylinder Engine with 140 HP at 4000 RPM*.VOLKSWAGEN GOLF: BEST IN CLASS"Even the entry-level Golf continues to offer hatchback practicality, refined driving dynamics, and luxury-car levels of interior quality. It's the master of a budget-conscious segment whose other entrants ask buyers to compromise on refinement, fun, or both." -- Car and Driver. Great Gas Mileage: 42 MPG Hwy.WHO WE AREWe are located at 6631 Carlisle Pike Mechanicsburg, PA 17055. Faulkner Volkswagen of Mechanicsburg is your Mechanicsburg Volkswagen dealership serving Harrisburg. We are your Harrisburg area VW dealership for new, used and certified pre-owned Volkswagen cars, as well as Volkswagen financing.Pricing analysis performed on 5/22/2018. Horsepower calculations based on trim engine configuration. Fuel economy calculations based on original manufacturer data for trim engine configuration. Please confirm the accuracy of the included equipment by calling us prior to purchase.

Volkswagen Golf 2012 2.0L TDI 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl Turbodiesel 6AM) Blue Graphite Metallic Titan Black cloth52,573 miles
Used 2012Volkswagen Golf2.0L TDI
List:$12,911
Est.Loan: $241/mo
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CARFAX 1-Owner, Superb Condition, ONLY 52,573 Miles! WAS $14,511, PRICED TO MOVE $1,300 below Kelley Blue Book! Heated Seats CLICK ME! EXCELLENT SAFETY FOR YOUR FAMILY: Child Safety Locks, Electronic Stability Control, Brake Assist, 4-Wheel ABS, Tire Pressure Monitoring System, 4-Wheel Disc Brakes Safety equipment includes Child Safety Locks Volkswagen TDI with Blue Graphite Metallic exterior and Titan Black interior features a 4 Cylinder Engine with 140 HP at 4000 RPM*. AFFORDABLE TO OWN: Was $14,511. This Golf is priced $1,300 below Kelley Blue Book. Approx. Original Base Sticker Price: $26,000*. VEHICLE FEATURES: MP3 Player, Keyless Entry, Heated Mirrors Non-Smoker vehicle. SHOP WITH CONFIDENCE: CARFAX 1-Owner EXPERTS RAVE: CarAndDriver.com's review says Luxurious interior, solid structure, good cargo space, lively feel.. Great Gas Mileage: 42 MPG Hwy. WHY BUY FROM US: We are located at 6629 Carlisle Pike Mechanicsburg, PA 17050. Faulkner Subaru of Mechanicsburg is your Subaru dealership serving all of south central PA. We have a great selection of new, certified, and quality pre-owned vehicles as well as bank and credit union financing. Pricing analysis performed on 5/23/2018. Horsepower calculations based on trim engine configuration. Fuel economy calculations based on original manufacturer data for trim engine configuration. Please confirm the accuracy of the included equipment by calling us prior to purchase.

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Used 2012Volkswagen Golf2.0L TDI
List:$10,990
Est.Loan: $205/mo
Volkswagen Golf 2012 58,461 miles
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Volkswagen Golf 2012 49,070 miles
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Volkswagen Golf 2012 49,038 miles
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Features & Specs

2.0L TDI 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl Turbodiesel 6M)2.0L TDI 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl Turbodiesel 6AM)2.0L TDI 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl Turbodiesel 6M)
MPG343434
Seating555
Transmission6-speed manual6-speed automated manual6-speed manual
Fueldieseldieseldiesel
Horsepower140 hp @ 4000 rpm140 hp @ 4000 rpm140 hp @ 4000 rpm

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I love this car!
I purchased my Golf TDI in December of 2011. My previous car had died an unceremonious death and I needed a car now! This is not how I like to jump into a major purchase but I didn't have a choice. I decided to look in the 20k to 22k range so I drove the Mazda 3, Ford Focus, Impreza as well as few others. On the advice of a friend I drove the Golf. Initially I had bypassed the car due to to the increased cost, but the minute I sat in the car I understood the difference. The car is built like a tank, it is trully solid, the interior is wonderfully designed and feels very upscale. The seats are supremely comfortable and it felt bigger than the other cars I have driven, all before I drove.
I love this car
I have owned and driven almost everything that moves. I am a car guy I love them all. My last VW was a 2004 1.8t GTI and i loved that one alot but this new Golf TDi is an absolute blast to drive, throw it into a corner and it just sticks very well for a stock car. the power of the lil Diesel is very nice pulls super hard in 1st and 2nd, nice even power throughout the entire shifting pattern. the looks of the MKVI are really agressive and i love my Tornado Red Golf's color a real classic VW color used for many years now. If you love having fun behind the wheel this is a great car to play in.
1st Volkswagen
After approx 2 years of reviewing everything out there, i finally decided on a car that had the best balance of everything I was looking for. Entertaining to drive, practical, versatile, and high quality interior. It is designed for those who love to drive. MDI is the best feature. Being able to select from your connected ipod, iphone, am/fm, sat, and sd card is amazing. Voice control is icing on the cake. DSG works exactly as written. You have to understand that this is not an automatic but an automated manual. Averaging 41mpg after 800 miles. So far, all the positive hype has proven true. Coming from Honda and not looking back!!
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So, we're getting a 2012 Volkswagen Golf R with a pumped-up version of the VW GTI's turbocharged inline-4 engine with 266 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. Fine. This almost makes up for the fact that we're not getting the 2010 Volkswagen Scirocco R, the super-sexed-up MkIII VW364 car, from Wolfsburg. On the other hand, we have to wait. While the rest of the planet gets its Golf R starting now, North America has to wait, because our Golf R won't arrive until the second quarter of 2011 as a 2012 model. Sigh.

Payoff being at least that the Golf MkVI VW360, known as the Golf R with the new fourth-generation version of Haldex 4Motion all-wheel drive, is a better all-round hottie than any like competitor on the planet and is therefore worth the wait.

It won't separate your retinas with its dynamics like a Ford Focus RS or Mugen-tuned Honda Civic Type R, neither of which will ever make it to North America (legally, anyway). However, the VW Golf R smothers the overrated old 247-hp VW R32 V6 in all ways but exhaust sound satisfaction, and we think it feels more a premium effort than the 263-hp Mazdaspeed 3 (it damned well should, of course, seeing as it'll probably cost about $8,500 more than the Mazda).

And so we've just driven the 2012 Volkswagen Golf R for two days, much of it on roads in the Austrian Alps that are thick with snow, and this trunkless marvel points, goes hard and soothes all at once.

R32 VR6-Withdrawal Group Hug
On American soil, the VW R32 with its VR6 engine and previous-generation Haldex all-wheel-drive setup became a bit of a legend, complete with breathless Internet bulletin boards all a-gush with how it kicked so much damned ass.

Which, it did, sort of. But not really. The 4Motion was the big draw for most R32 buyers — VW's survey says so, so we ain't just guessing here — and then there was that we-don't-need-no-stinkin'-turbo 3.2-liter VR6. Apparently it just didn't matter how underpowered and fuel-sucking that heavy, narrow-angle V6 has been, because it did the Pavlov thing for Americans, who could say, "at least it's a V6, dude." The engine was never really any good in the Audi TT either, and for the same reasons. But, boy, did VW Group make a lot of money on each one sold. Admittedly, too, the thing could sing real pretty through those pipes.

But, well, it's time to give it up, guys. (VW's R32 survey says you're almost all guys, as in males. Like roughly 100 percent.) The whole VR6 engine program has been scrapped already. It is time for the exceptionally better EA113 inline-4, in this case the turbocharged, direct-injected 2.0-liter TSI that we've recently driven with much delight in the VW Scirocco R.

One thing that should help us break this tortured sort of man-hug and move on to the better 2.0-liter turbo is the matter of 266 hp at 6,000 rpm and 258 lb-ft of torque at 2,000-5,000 rpm. And you can't deny that 12.6 pounds of Golf R that each 2.0 TSI horse has to carry is much better than the 14.2 pounds that every VR6 pony had to pack. In fact, the brand-new MkVI GTI with the latest EA888 turbo-4 burdens each horse with 15.8 pounds.

A Man's Car
This VW Golf R with the 2.0 TSI is exactly what we need to stop the criticism leveled at small cars with turbocharged four-cylinder engines. There's so much premium-ness built into this car that it is not to be believed, and we mean that in the amazingly good way. A long list of upgrades in both manufacturing and anti-NVH development has made every member of the Golf MkVI family feel as substantial as an Audi A6.

And then there is the long list of features. Like the latest quick-acting all-wheel drive making snowy roads feel like dry roads, plus making serious acceleration numbers on dry roads and communicating in the corners through the flat-bottom R-type steering wheel. Like the sheer quality of the interior design that no longer seems as if it's compensating for shortcomings in another department.

The Golf R is a fully copacetic package, gents. And particularly as a four-door hatch, the new Golf R looks normal-ish, certainly when compared to the blatant sport stance designed into the Scirocco. No boy racers need even apply.

And Then on Ice and Snow
You can probably see that the weather in the Austrian Alps for our drive of a 2012 Volkswagen Golf R ablaze in Tornado Red proved perfect for testing the majority of the reasons for buying one. Though there are engineering and dynamic reasons why we would prefer a mechanical Torsen center differential, no car built on the VW Group's PQ35 chassis has ever had anything but a Haldex. Some say it's due to cost issues in having to beef up the chassis to properly mesh with a Torsen's reactive properties, especially when the engine is transversely mounted.

No matter, this fourth-gen pro-active Haldex system is just right on this lighter Golf. Its most important innovation is the way that the hydraulically activated system (435 psi) is always prepared to manage the driving forces and weight transfer in far less time than the Haldex AWD system it replaces. The previous differential could also send 100 percent of traction to the front or rear axle, but this one reacts now like the proverbial lightning. While hammering around the local mountain roads and circling a local ice-racing circuit with studded tires, we learned that the 2012 Volkswagen Golf R is always under control, even while drifting the racing circuit's curves at 6,500 rpm.

On the slick stuff, at least, the stability control still has a safety net engaged even when you switch off the system, so it would still intervene while we were trying to be teenagers for life, kicking sideways and using the hand brake and so on. But this is not exactly a dumb move for a series-built car that is expected to spend some portion of its life in controlled sledding under similar conditions. It corrects things just enough to keep the less capable out of the snowbanks.

Das Fahren auf der Autobahn
There's a good chance that the 2012 Volkswagen Golf R for North America will be limited to 130 mph like the GTI and others, which might make police-chase television shows seem a little like restrictor-plate NASCAR weekends if the getaway car is a VW. We weren't in North America, though, were we? No.

At 155 mph on glorious portions of no-limit autobahn on the way back to Munich airport, there is that low hum from the turbo engine's twin-pipe exhaust that's very close to the note of the R32, only the greatly improved acoustic insulation of the cabin admits less of it than the R32 did. Meanwhile, the stability afforded by the suspension is very much as you'd expect in a premium car, a benefit from a sport setup for the suspension's Mubea springs (20 percent firmer than the GTI springs), which lower the car an inch. In Europe you have the option of Dynamic Chassis Control (DCC), electronic control of the Sachs dampers for Comfort, Normal or Sport modes. Our sources in North America say, "Chances are that our cars will come loaded, so DCC would be standard in the price." (It's Christmas every day of the year, isn't it?)

Our lipstick-red test car had the standard 18-inch wheels instead of the optional 19-inchers, but it did have the optional, broad-shouldered VW Motorsports seats that, simply put, must be available for this car in the United States or we shall storm the gates of VW HQ in Herndon, Virginia. As with the Scirocco R, these Talladega wheels slay us bad, almost as cool as the optional 18-inch Khartoum black units for the GTI.

The six-speed manual transmission is standard equipment for this car, but if we were expecting to drive the 2012 Volkswagen Golf R daily, we'd get the optional dual-clutch automated DSG manual. Then again, if we were slamming around a bit regularly and given to saying things to passengers like "Watch this!" then we'd go with the manual. Projections have two-thirds of Golf R buyers taking the DSG. Also, about 70 percent will choose the four-door version of this car over the two-door.

Accelerating to 60 mph with the DSG gearbox and launch control and 225/40R18 82V Continental ContiWinterContact tires under the fenders took about a second less than an R32.

Is It Coming? Really? Really?
No one in Wolfsburg or Herndon will go on the record as confirming or denying, but the definite majority told us that we would not be far off if we say that yes, the Volkswagen Golf R is coming to the U.S. Volkswagen of America is just a little nervous about bringing it in too hot on the heels of the new 200-hp 2010 Volkswagen GTI that just arrived.

But it will come, however reluctantly VW's business people on both sides of the ocean might be about it. The 2012 Volkswagen Golf R will be a limited edition of between 1,500 and 3,000 cars, with prices starting at $32,500 or so for a manual-equipped two-door. We might even get four-doors for a slight premium. As one executive told us after a couple schnapps toss-backs, "I mean, hell, we build a lot of these. If the U.S. would want more Rs, then we would just make some more."

Love that attitude.

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Used 2012 Volkswagen Golf Diesel Overview

The Used 2012 Volkswagen Golf Diesel is offered in the following styles: 2.0L TDI 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl Turbodiesel 6M), 2.0L TDI 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl Turbodiesel 6AM), 2.0L TDI 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl Turbodiesel 6M), 2.0L TDI 4dr Hatchback w/Sunroof, Navigation (2.0L 4cyl Turbodiesel 6AM), 2.0L TDI 4dr Hatchback w/Sunroof, Navigation (2.0L 4cyl Turbodiesel 6M), 2.0L TDI 4dr Hatchback w/Tech Package (2.0L 4cyl Turbodiesel 6AM), 2.0L TDI 4dr Hatchback w/Tech Package (2.0L 4cyl Turbodiesel 6M), 2.0L TDI 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl Turbodiesel 6AM), 2.0L TDI 2dr Hatchback w/Sunroof, Navigation (2.0L 4cyl Turbodiesel 6M), 2.0L TDI 2dr Hatchback w/Sunroof, Navigation (2.0L 4cyl Turbodiesel 6AM), 2.0L TDI 2dr Hatchback w/Tech Package (2.0L 4cyl Turbodiesel 6M), and 2.0L TDI 2dr Hatchback w/Tech Package (2.0L 4cyl Turbodiesel 6AM). Pre-owned Volkswagen Golf Diesel models are available with a 2.0 L-liter diesel engine, with output up to 140 hp, depending on engine type. The Used 2012 Volkswagen Golf Diesel comes with front wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 6-speed manual, 6-speed automated manual. The Used 2012 Volkswagen Golf Diesel comes with a 3 yr./ 36000 mi. basic warranty, a 3 yr./ 36000 mi. roadside warranty, and a 5 yr./ 60000 mi. powertrain warranty.

What's a good price on a Used 2012 Volkswagen Golf Diesel?

Save up to $300 on one of 7 Used 2012 Volkswagen Golf Diesel for sale at dealerships within 25 miles of Ashburn, VA with prices as low as $9,977 as of 05/25/2018, based on data from dealers and consumer-driven dealer ratings ranging from 4.5 to 5 out of 5 stars.

Price comparisons for Used 2012 Volkswagen Golf Diesel trim styles:

  • The Used 2012 Volkswagen Golf Diesel 2.0L TDI is priced between $9,977 and $14,300 with odometer readings between 0 and 108711 miles.

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Used 2012 Volkswagen Golf Diesel Listings and Inventory

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