2018 Volkswagen Golf R real-world review

Finding out if the 310bhp Golf R is the ultimate everyday performance car..
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  1. Post By Kevin-Joel Coupland

    I love my Golf R. It is really good in the snow and the performance is fantastic.

  2. Post By 24-7 TT Plumbing & Heating

    unable to see the video

  3. Post By daemn42

    That signature .:R interior you're looking for came on the original 2004 R32. It had it's own special steering wheel, own seats, and .:R logos littering the interior on front and rear seats, shifter, door sills, floor mats, pedals, and instrument cluster and probably a couple more places I forget now. Dunno why VW thought that making the new R interior less unique was a good idea, but as an owner of the original, I get appreciate just how special it is. There is no mistaking its interior for any other Golf's.

  4. Post By angi733

    Harry. Next Drive Giulia Quadrifoglio please!!!

  5. Post By Lee Winship

    Nice,I want one! Can you adjust the ride height on it?

  6. Post By Anthony Curanaj

    Why doesn't usa have 2018 gold R?

  7. Post By vido4x4

    Nice video until the audio conks out at 7:44.

  8. Post By Dokepredator

    If you drive the DSG version and go full throttle in first or second gear, than you know why you need the R instead of the GTI and that makes a lot of fun, the whorst feel ever if you have a frontwheel car which can't put the Power down

  9. Post By David Farmer

    It takes me 5 and half seconds to let the clutch up.

  10. Post By David Farmer

    310 bhpany one else recall when a 2 litre Cortina engine gave 98bhp?50 bhp to the litre that was your lot.

  11. Post By Yashin Aboobaker

    Whats the difference between EU and german edition

  12. Post By Muhammad Akbar

    Leon Cupra wannabe

  13. Post By altymar

    Harry, you really need to get the in-car sound sorted on these videos. At times its almost unlistenable.Invest in a lapel mic/ get a pro in to set it up for you.The 'amateur' vibe is well and good but I'm straining to hear your voice in most of the videos.Listening to 16 minutes of mostly-road-noise is a drag on an otherwise excellent channel.regards etc….

  14. Post By Simon Coles

    Pity it sounds like a jackhammer…

  15. Post By Aftastos K

    Harry the real sound of this car is not that bad actually so all this fake sounds are not such a good idea after all…https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6WOTw_lIoKw

  16. Post By K Mack

    I drove one and whilst I love the Golf as an all rounder, and even have a MK7 GTD ( Mildly remapped) which I use for work as I do 40k per year, when I drove a Golf R to be honest I found it gutless! Now admittedly I have been fortunate enough to own and drive some really fast cars but I can only describe the Golf R as 'Normal' in performance terms-bear in mind what they cost… In my opinion you may as well have a normal Golf unless you modify the R heavily to give it some 'proper' performance, and yes I know it does 0-60 in 4.9 seconds if you have the DSG gearbox blah blah blah but as fast as it is on a country lane and they are fairly agile, in the real world on an open road its short on performance in the mid range and at higher speeds but that's just my perception!

  17. Post By Lewis72

    It doesn't look particularly comfortable or luxurious.

  18. Post By Don Rolando

    I tested the DSG version with the akrapovic exhaust, it sounds amazing! Really worth the money, especially if you take the sunroof option as well! Sounds as good as the A45 AMG!

  19. Post By JINXED _JINXED_

    Gotta love the placement of the dash cam lol :P

  20. Post By Andrew Green

    Thank you for such a great review. One thing I need to bring up is the in-car audio quality. There is a lot of low rumbling road noise which masks the voice and makes it quite difficult to hear. A simple High Pass Filter on the audio (at roughly 120Hz) would clear this up substantially. Thanks again for the review.

  21. Post By Nima someh

    who the fk is harry ?!?!

  22. Post By James's Garage

    I had one in the US – manual – pedal spacing and abruptness of brake servo makes heel and toeing very difficult to do… Thought this was poor for a performance oriented model.

  23. Post By Idiot UK

    Harry < as in EX EVO mag Harry ?

  24. Post By rolfey101

    Is this a press car? It’s on the front cover and featured in this months Volkswagen Driver magazine.

  25. Post By Hammmod Jabeer

    One of the best car in the world GTi And R

  26. Post By Ryan Link

    Is it just me or does this guy sound exactly the same as James May

  27. Post By J Mos

    Harry does the best reviews anywhere. Please keep them coming.

  28. Post By WndSks

    Fake engine sound is BS.

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