Here's Why the 2018 Volkswagen Golf R Is Better Than its Rivals


Doug DeMuro
Doug DeMuro

I hope you enjoy my parking sensor song ;)

Vor 4 Monate
Wynndogg
Wynndogg

Almost the Zelda theme

Vor Monat
Nick Johnson
Nick Johnson

Loved the parking sensor song, need to see if I can play a song in my '15 model.

Vor Monat
Sean Seiler
Sean Seiler

could be a dj eh

Vor Monat
WaifuRacer
WaifuRacer

The reason why the manual is full of that notice is because in europe people tend to be like "oh bro its a german car it doesnt need service because its german" and then the cars break down and gets bad reputation. Bmw for example. Yes there are problematoc bmws but a lot of them a reliable despite people hating on them. Maintenance is improtant even on cars that are very reliable.

Vor Monat
Dylan Grimshaw
Dylan Grimshaw

Yeah lol

Vor 2 Monate
limyohwan
limyohwan

Apart from the color focus is way more understated. VW just tells people ull pay premium for a badge and im not sure thats the kind of message i want to send out when im driving a small hatchback

Vor 2 Stunden
FHD
FHD

Would not the RS3 be it's competitor as well as the ones he mentioned at around 1min?

Vor 2 Stunden
Evren Sokmener
Evren Sokmener

This car in dsg would beat all its rivals 0-60 mph

Vor 3 Stunden
Phil Staples
Phil Staples

Direct injection without port injection = cocked up valves after 20 - 30,000 miles and very bad performance / fuel economy also a head off walnut shell head cleaning. Not a great idea and it seems the German cars are worst for this. Early VW Golf's were really reliable and easy to work on, this all went South with the Mk3 and hasn't really got much better since. They're ok but be aware they are not that reliable anymore and adding more and more technology just means there are more things to break and then pay to have fixed...

Vor 5 Stunden
scott allen
scott allen

The best all around hot hatch is the 2018 GLA AMG 45. It packs in 375 horsepower and 345 lb feet. With Mercedes styling. Extremely well built, tight steering, stays planted in the curves. Classy adult Hot Hatch. But you're shelling out 56,000 dollars for it. 0-60 4.6 seconds. Opt for one of Vivid Racings performance chips. Bumps power output to 420 horsepower from a 2.0 inline turbo. Pulling 0-60 in 4.2 seconds. That's super car territory.

Vor Tag
Harry Callahan
Harry Callahan

11:56 Top Tier gas stations ARE supposed to be better than non-top tier places :)

Vor Tag
Shjon Blagg
Shjon Blagg

I was amazed when I found out how to open the hatch. Mines a 2006 and still does the same thing

Vor Tag
Kevin Mandenson
Kevin Mandenson

It’s not CarGo for a car going it is CarGo for Car Golf, american dumbass🤦🏽‍♂️

Vor 2 Tage
Sven van Bree
Sven van Bree

some people get free gas from their company but only in a specific station... so the gas setting is kinda usefull. Also the different routes thing is very usefull if you know that its busy on a specific road or there are roadworks or something

Vor 3 Tage
689Twin
689Twin

M140i...........................?

Vor 3 Tage
richboy900
richboy900

Doug the type of guy who reads his newspaper from the inside page outwards

Vor 4 Tage
diamondrmp
diamondrmp

The red man running is a PANIC alarm its there for a person to hit in the event they are outside of their car and need help! The man running represents an attacker running because the person set off the PANIC alarm. You've been doing reviews all this time and did not know that? smh lol

Vor 4 Tage
Zach Crawford
Zach Crawford

The GLA AMG is just a little bit faster and a little cooler engine buuuuutttt this is cheaper plus it's a great sleeper platform

Vor 4 Tage
Honda Kills
Honda Kills

I quite like the GLA AMG, a mate just bought one. It's actually quite a bit quicker than the Golf R, it does mid 12s quarter mile runs in factory spec.

Vor 4 Tage
Mexifinn
Mexifinn

Hey - this car isn't in your spreadsheet!

Vor 4 Tage
TheGamingConqueror
TheGamingConqueror

4:12 Holy shit absolute Savagery, I'm dying xD

Vor 5 Tage
Don Cooper
Don Cooper

GM could never build a car like that! Oh that's right GM is in trouble?

Vor 5 Tage
Alexander Grullon
Alexander Grullon

16mins of wow really vw 😂😂

Vor 5 Tage
BrokenGrunt86
BrokenGrunt86

Germans tow everything with their cars. Germans view an m5 as a people carrier that can tow a trailer; everyone else thinks they're a sophisticated buffoon that would never do that to an m5.

Vor 6 Tage
Handsome White Devil
Handsome White Devil

Golf R should be stripped down to it's most basic being with the most powerful engine. They've ruined what made the GTI so iconic. Simplicity. Fun. Value. Back up lights? Drive modes? Power seat?.. Climate control?.. Trailer towing restricitons?.. Jesus Christ. GTFOH with all that BS. Shame on you VW, this is straight garbage.

Vor 6 Tage
Handsome White Devil
Handsome White Devil

Golf R should be the most stripped basic version with the most powerful engine. They've ruined what made the GTI so iconic. Simplicity. Fun. Value. Back up lights? Drive modes? Power seat?.. Climate control?.. GTFOH with that BS.

Vor 6 Tage
Handsome White Devil
Handsome White Devil

Owner manufactures Subaru performance parts but buys a Volkswagen says *_EVERYTHING_*

Vor 6 Tage
Maybe Maybenot
Maybe Maybenot

why is there 200 on the dash lul

Vor 7 Tage
joseph adams
joseph adams

I miss my Mach V r32, I still think the r32’s were better

Vor 8 Tage
Honda Kills
Honda Kills

+joseph adams I'd say with some simple modifications it was a much better car. Stock they were somewhat dogs as far as acceleration, but they handled extremely well and were great for daily driving.

Vor 3 Tage
joseph adams
joseph adams

Honda Kills you’re right about that but once it got going it was gone

Vor 4 Tage
Honda Kills
Honda Kills

Only problem with the R32s was their acceleration performance. Other than that they were beautiful cars.

Vor 4 Tage
Scott Ord
Scott Ord

I just realized that the synchronized mirrors *may* be useful for parking...lower and raise if you are backing into a tricky spot. Hmm. Loved the vid, thanks for the tour!

Vor 8 Tage
christos mokos
christos mokos

got that camera under vw logo on my gti 2011 so nothing new

Vor 10 Tage
Lennart Berlinecke
Lennart Berlinecke

100 HP more than the current Golf GTI? How much power does the GTI have in the US then? Its 245 in Germany

Vor 10 Tage
Tom Thomas
Tom Thomas

Obviously you've never driven a Subie through a few puddles. The back-up camera is NOT waterproof. I'm sure a waterproof camera would have been fine for VW as I can see future issues with their design. Subie's headlights are horrific among other things. But then I owned a Bug before fuel injectors (great car) and one their first year with FI's (horrible car). Carb Jeeps were horrible cars and fuel injector Jeeps were much improved. It's always 'pick your poison'. Every car has caveats. Just do research. When the complaints continually overlap, you lose the car from your dream sheet.

Vor 10 Tage
MarcraM82
MarcraM82

Focus RS has terminal engine issues so this must be eliminated from the discussion. Good review by the way!

Vor 10 Tage
elusivellama
elusivellama

Typical VW, over complicating things like with the backup camera, synchronized mirror adjustment and other trash that will no doubt fail within a year or two. In particular, that backup camera is going to stop working / popping out after repeated use over the years, and winter conditions will give it more reasons to malfunction.

Vor 11 Tage
Jean Moins
Jean Moins

Nope the 308gti is better than the golf 💪

Vor 12 Tage
Lenwood Cruze
Lenwood Cruze

I love this car...I really appreciated this review....we will be buying a GTI or Passat wagon soon,APR tune will be done right away too...just don't know if I'm gonna go stage 2 right away.

Vor 12 Tage
Advic77
Advic77

I believe the running man symbol is a panic alarm and comes in very handy. A man was being mugged near his car and he was fortunate enough to press the panic button at the time causing the car alarm to go off and the muggers had to dash...

Vor 12 Tage
C H
C H

If Doug gets that agitated when he has to manually move the seat, I wonder how he reacts when someone takes the last _________.

Vor 12 Tage
C H
C H

I love my Golf R.

Vor 12 Tage
Kyle Millard
Kyle Millard

Does this come with a fully manual option?

Vor 12 Tage
A.K.B.
A.K.B.

I really like this car, it'll be in my shopping list for the future.

Vor 12 Tage
crowbird213
crowbird213

I owned an 85 Pontiac Grand Am with some serious ping coming from the motor. Phillips 66, Shell, Amoco in that order took away the ping. The gas is different.

Vor 13 Tage
SmoochieMcgoo
SmoochieMcgoo

This video proves my reasoning for buying a Focus RS. Very happy I did.

Vor 13 Tage
senor frog
senor frog

the "doug score" is rubbish... the real test to watch for is the "cackle test". when this dude drives the car hes reviewing, does he giggle with delight? if he does, the cars worth a shot

Vor 14 Tage
Alsinaii
Alsinaii

Rs3 would smoke that thing

Vor 14 Tage
Honda Kills
Honda Kills

Well obviously mate. It costs much more

Vor 4 Tage
jcarey1010
jcarey1010

It's called a panic button dude man. This car is a tight whip homie.... Lol a great car. Get and drive a VW for a few days, you will want to keep it. 💙 VW

Vor 14 Tage
Joker Gaming
Joker Gaming

When you always forget to stay for the doug score

Vor 14 Tage
Kris
Kris

Yeah... still not worth 40k... then just buy a gti.

Vor 14 Tage
water bottle!!!
water bottle!!!

Doug the type of guy who buys a hot hatch to play music

Vor 15 Tage
Fikri Rahman
Fikri Rahman

What about A45 AMG?

Vor 15 Tage
Conscious Robot
Conscious Robot

When Doug returns cars, I wonder if people are ever annoyed that all their settings have been changed.

Vor 16 Tage
Famicom Nintendo
Famicom Nintendo

ŧhat will make up for cheating on emissions tests lol; they get away with not even half a PUNishment.

Vor 16 Tage
Lionel Messi
Lionel Messi

3:53 best song ever

Vor 16 Tage
Uros Blagojevic
Uros Blagojevic

I30N just looks better

Vor 16 Tage
Farlié LaCroix
Farlié LaCroix

my dad just bought this car and i love it♥️🔥

Vor 17 Tage
Caleb
Caleb

That steering wheel has more hexagons than the Huracan.

Vor 17 Tage
ratscoot
ratscoot

There is a known problem with the infotainment system. Quite a few Golf's, including mine, but also Seat's and Skoda's who using simular VAG systems having the problem that there is no more sound coming out of the infotainment system. No radio, parking sensors or navigation voice. This is a software problem, not hardware yet Volkswagen's only solution is to replace te control unit in the glove box. And they charge, depending on what brand of car (VW, Seat or Skoda) between 2700€ and 3500€! This problem is known for over a year yet they have no easy fix for it.

Vor 17 Tage
ratscoot
ratscoot

In Europe we also have the Golf R's cousin, the Seat Leon Cupra. Also from the VAG concern. same chassis, engine and drivetrain. More agressive styling and also cheaper.

Vor 17 Tage
Jason Mateus
Jason Mateus

I own three Vag cars, and I live them. and uh.. its a good thing they put a roll of electrical tape in there hahaha

Vor 17 Tage
Jason Mateus
Jason Mateus

The CarGo pun was so fucking british hahahaha

Vor 17 Tage
day1971
day1971

Gas is not the same, my car feels different when I change gas brand.

Vor 17 Tage
Troy Green
Troy Green

VW's are nice but I'll never be a owner. Their options are silly and so is some of standard equipment

Vor 17 Tage
JerottA
JerottA

Nice review...but something about you irritates me. Sorry

Vor 18 Tage
Ramon Reyes
Ramon Reyes

Holy fuck aee power seats really that big of a fucking deal with you guys?

Vor 18 Tage
iKn0wThingz
iKn0wThingz

Please Doug. Please watch this. I hate when americans pronounce german car names wrong. *SpeedComparer* “How to pronounce german Car names”: http://youtu.be/mG7GBGcABYQ

Vor 18 Tage
first school
first school

This car runs on tracks

Vor 18 Tage
eddie garcia
eddie garcia

I dont know why would any one play with the cup holder or anyone finds this entertaining

Vor 19 Tage
Pro Pro
Pro Pro

Doug the type of guy to look at a car's rear before a girl's

Vor 20 Tage
will ..............
will ..............

Can chubby people fit in the seat. Not morbidly obese but, not skinny

Vor 20 Tage
ernestjbmwrider1200
ernestjbmwrider1200

Doug, as i drive around today, i fine all cars are looking the same. with CUVs looking like a hatchback only 6 inches taller and large tires with floppy suspension. So looking at all this i wonder if these cars are all trying to look like a hatchback? Looking at 4 doors and a rear hatch that looks like a hatchback. the size, wheelbase, etc. only mm/inches differ. So looking at the history of cars from the 70s and on.. ford, gmc, america. japan. the only car i would have bought would be the MK1 rabbit. Front wheel drive vs rear wheel drive. VW front wheel drive and truck based rear wheel drive. I feel that the hatchback is copied by calling it a CUV. THE CUV is a boring ugly looking car. People buy these cars for what purpose? thoughts.

Vor 21 Tag
Mad Mike
Mad Mike

Can we please start focusing more on the performance in your videos and stop wasting so much time in the interior? We want to see the engine, the suspension and hear the exhaust note. Your videos are becoming very boring.

Vor 21 Tag
Marc-Antoine
Marc-Antoine

9:20 I have this in my 2016 Polo ahah it's just fun for the passengers

Vor 21 Tag
iluvcakes19
iluvcakes19

Type R is easily better... don't @ me

Vor 21 Tag
Honda Kills
Honda Kills

Only better around a track mate, and this is coming from a guy that basically only owned Hondas.

Vor 3 Tage
Husqyarmy
Husqyarmy

Either learn to pronounce "Volkswagen" or just stick to "VW" it's hilarious!

Vor 22 Tage
Mo's Favorites
Mo's Favorites

Sheldon

Vor 22 Tage
B An
B An

Ssseriously ttttalk nnnnormal, that's how you sound. Annoying,talk normal.

Vor 22 Tage
S S
S S

Hey! Thanks for the Donkey Kong spolier alert

Vor 22 Tage
Deplorable
Deplorable

Don't these have plastic oil pans?

Vor 23 Tage
nico v
nico v

Get a BMW M140i

Vor 24 Tage
Foreign Chinese Exchange Student
Foreign Chinese Exchange Student

4:20

Vor 24 Tage
Tucsonan Dude
Tucsonan Dude

Put in a sunroof and I'll come.

Vor 24 Tage
Wayne Duplisea
Wayne Duplisea

Engine on due to unbuckled seatbelt refers to the auto engine on/off feature. The Golf R will turn off the engine when you're in stop and go traffic automatically to save fuel but there are circumstances that override that feature.

Vor 24 Tage
Brodi Wheeler
Brodi Wheeler

This car IS- MAD TIGHT!!! 🚙🥶🤙🏼

Vor 24 Tage
Andy Sparks
Andy Sparks

Car critique video?????....He spends more time moking the handbook than driving the car.... His style of auto review is getting very tiring.

Vor 25 Tage
bensodas
bensodas

One wouldn’t want to get into an argument about the golf r with Doug while at thanksgiving dinner.

Vor 26 Tage
Spider mite 805
Spider mite 805

Typically great review, Doug, though I still disagree with your opinion on Civic type R.

Vor 27 Tage
Mike Dai
Mike Dai

This review was mad tight!

Vor 27 Tage
Ethee Wheelio
Ethee Wheelio

The type r is beautiful and u r ugly k bye

Vor 27 Tage
Espen Rønning
Espen Rønning

i like the way you said the riding experience was'nt bad, but the camera was shaking more in that car then ever before.

Vor 28 Tage
MrGumbwit
MrGumbwit

The Hyundai Veloster N is way superior then this

Vor 28 Tage
Brandon Tran
Brandon Tran

I've watched a few of this dude's videos. He's very easily impressed.

Vor 28 Tage
Mosio64
Mosio64

The engine on due to unbuckled seatbelt was for the auto start stop feature

Vor 28 Tage
Beniamin Lapinski
Beniamin Lapinski

who the hell would choose a lame Golf over a STI?! Or even the RS or Type R? Like what the hell xD

Vor 28 Tage
Honda Kills
Honda Kills

Well the Type R is slower, as is the STI, and the Focus RS doesn't have the luxury appointment the Golf has. To each their own

Vor 3 Tage
K Zayas
K Zayas

“Turn signally” - Doug DeMuro 2018 -

Vor 29 Tage
John Callaghan
John Callaghan

I shouted to my Golf R :'Hey, unbuckle my seat belt so my engine switches on!' He answered 'Have you been drinking?!'

Vor 29 Tage
Aris Koundouris
Aris Koundouris

“Where Donkey Kong dies” -Doug Demero 2018

Vor 29 Tage
HansDelbruck53
HansDelbruck53

Shove the Focus up your RS. I'll take the VW any day!

Vor Monat
merajuddin sabir
merajuddin sabir

Mate any plans to review Arteon?

Vor Monat
Kelvin Irizarry
Kelvin Irizarry

I sell these cars... the metal “R” piece is supposed to be installed during the ePDI process when the vehicle comes off the truck

Vor Monat
Rob Fox
Rob Fox

Doug should play quagmire in a family guy movie.

Vor Monat
beyfan1000
beyfan1000

Well it has a *Audi feel* becouse it is. Its basically the same as an S3. Or the S3 is like the golf r. Depends on your opinion i guess🤷🏼‍♂️😅

Vor Monat
Trent Franklin
Trent Franklin

"More throttle! I hear banjos!"

Vor Monat
10.000 Subs With No Videos
10.000 Subs With No Videos

Pretty sure it has 310 hp

Vor Monat
Honda Kills
Honda Kills

Agreed, VW bullshitted the numbers

Vor 3 Tage
GiGa Flux
GiGa Flux

penis

Vor Monat

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