2012 Volkswagen Golf R Hatchback 2-Door 2.0L - STAGE 1 - Adult Owned/Driven
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Tempe, Arizona, United States
Features and Specifications
|Trim:||2 Door Hatch|
|Engine:||2.0L 1984CC 121Cu. In. l4 GAS DOHC Turbocharged|
|Drive side:||Left-hand drive|
2012 Volkswagen Golf R 2 Door HatchThe details:
Adult Owned/Driven 2012 Golf R 2-Door Hatch - MSRP $34,760.00- Candy White Exterior- Titan Black Leather Interior- 6 Speed Manual- Does NOT have the only option they offered which is the Navigation, but does have the 8" touch screen system.
8/23/2018 - Good Speed Performance Lab installed the APR Performance ECU 91 Flash - total Price was $695.08
All maintenance/upkeep/etc has been done at the dealership (Oil Changes/20K/30K/40K/60K/70K/etc) - have all receipts/documents showing what was done on each of them.
11/13/2014 - the car was lightly hit in the rear while parked - Dealership replaced the rear bumper and a few small MISC parts associated with it (so, it is an OEM replacement) - again, have all the receipts/documents/paperwork to collaborate this.
8/23/16 - Dealership replaced the Cabin Air Filter, installed all new Spark Plugs w/ Factory OEM ones, replaced the battery, new tires were put on the car, then also did a full inspection - paperwork to prove it.
Basically - you aren't going to find a more cared for, Adult owned/driven Golf R out there - any/everything done has been done at a VW dealership.
The interior is in great shape - just your normal leather "creases" you see in the photos on the driver seat - but, that is to be expected for a 2012 car with 88K miles on it.
There is a very small dent on the driver side front fender - this occurred a few weeks back at the local grocery store when a stack of carts ran into it - no scrapes/paint damage, just an indentation that I am sure a decent body shop could bump right out for you.
Feel free to message me if you have any question, or, would like any additional photos.
Bank of America currently holds the title as the owner owes about 2000 on it still - it is registered in Indiana (where the owner lived and purchased the car) - but it now resides in AZ - we are more than happy to assist with all of the paperwork/etc.
Test drives will only be considered with proof of funds and/or a deposit is given.
There is currently just shy of 89K miles on it...the owner does drive it, so...that may go up a bit, but nothing too crazy.
Four years after the dual-clutch-automatic-only R32, Volkswagen returns to the white-hot-hatch arena with the Golf R. For this iteration, VW dropped the automatic in favor of a manual, and for the first time stateside, the meanest Golf comes as a five-door for a $600 premium over the three-door. As with the R32, the R is limited to 5000 units in the U.S.
VW also dumped the R32’s six-cylinder for a detuned version of the Audi TTS’s 2.0-liter turbo four making 256 horsepower and 243 pound-feet of torque. It trumps the R32’s output of 250 and 236, respectively.
The four-cylinder/manual combo shaved about 200 pounds from the R; curb weight is now 3354. That left us scratching our heads over the 5.9-second 0-to-60-mph time we measured, which is 0.5 second slower than the R32’s. Explanation: Manual shifting and our fanciest footwork can’t compete with the R32’s launch control. The R’s power-to-weight advantage shows up at the top end where it reaches 120 mph in 23.1 seconds, 1.0 second earlier than in the R32. Speed builds smoothly and stealthily here; the torquey engine feels like a miniature version of a big Bentley’s.
Comparing the R with the hard-edged Subaru Impreza WRX STI or even harder Mitsubishi Lancer Evo MR is inevitable and not to the VW’s advantage—it is slower, takes longer to stop, and corners more softly. All-season 18-inch rubber hampers the R. Compared with a GTI wearing all-seasons, the R’s 0.86-g skidpad score is less grippy by 0.02 g and its 186-foot 70-to-0 braking distance is 11 feet longer despite larger and vented rear discs. We’d bet that an R wearing summer tires would reestablish the hierarchy; too bad they’re not a factory option.
Without badges, distinguishing a $34,760 R from an equivalently equipped $30,765 GTI with the Autobahn package isn’t easy. Four grand may still seem like a lot for questionable performance gains. Our car came fitted with the model’s only option: a $1500 bundle including a sunroof, a navigation system, keyless entry, and an upgraded stereo.
The subtle styling doesn’t convey that the addition of the rear drive axle balances the weight a tad better and that this is the best Golf chassis to date. Turn-in is crisp, with understeer progressively building to the limit. Chucking the car into corners, a technique prevalent among drivers in this class, can induce both yaw and stability-control activity. (As with most other VWs, electronic safeguards are always engaged.)
Everyday livability is on par with that of a standard Golf, which is to say good; it’s luscious when compared with an Evo’s. It is this, the powertrain’s sublime sophistication, and its contemporaries’ lack of maturity that will move every last R. Its limited numbers should help, too.