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Volkswagen Golf 2012

The 2012 Volkswagen Golf range of configurations is currently priced from $8,900. Our most recent review of the 2012 Volkswagen Golf resulted in a score of 6 out of 10 for that particular example. You can read the full review here.

This is what Graham Smith liked most about this particular version of the Volkswagen Golf: Roomy, functional cabin, Good road manners, Pleasant styling

The 2012 Volkswagen Golf carries a braked towing capacity of up to 1400 Kg, but check to ensure this applies to the configuration you're considering.

The Volkswagen Golf is also known as the Volkswagen Rabbit and the Volkswagen Caribe in markets outside Australia.

Volkswagen Golf 2012 Price and Specs

The Volkswagen Golf 2012 is currently available from $8,900 for the Golf 90 TSI Trendline up to $31,980 for the Golf R.

Pricing guides

$14,878
Based on 214 cars listed for sale in the last 6 months
Lowest Price
$8,900
Highest Price
$31,980
Volkswagen Golf Model Body Type Specs Price from Price to
118 TSI Convertible 1.4L PULP 7 SP AUTO $11,200 $16,500
118 TSI Convertible 1.4L PULP 6 SP MAN $10,600 $15,510
103 TDI Comfortline Hatchback 2.0L Diesel 6 SP $7,800 $12,100
103 TDI Comfortline Bluemotion Hatchback 2.0L Diesel 6 SP $7,800 $12,100
118 TSI Comfortline Hatchback 1.4L PULP 7 SP AUTO $7,200 $11,220
118 TSI Comfortline Hatchback 1.4L PULP 6 SP MAN $6,700 $10,340
103 TDI Comfortline Wagon 2.0L Diesel 6 SP $8,200 $12,760
118 TSI Comfortline Wagon 1.4L PULP 7 SP AUTO $7,700 $11,880
77 TDI Trendline Wagon 1.6L Diesel 7 SP AUTO $7,200 $11,220
90 TSI Trendline Wagon 1.4L PULP 7 SP AUTO $6,700 $10,340
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Volkswagen Golf 2012 Q&As

Check out real-world situations relating to the Volkswagen Golf 2012 here, particularly what our experts have to say about them.

  • Volkswagen Golf 2012: Repair costs

    If it’s a dual-mass flywheel, then $2000 doesn’t sound excessive, but to be sure phone around a few VW dealers and get their process.

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  • Volkswagen Golf 2012: Is it worth replacing the engine?

    It’s unlikely to have any effect on the value at all. Some people could be scared off by a 2012 Golf, given its history of engine and transmission problems, while others might consider a new engine a bonus without wanting to pay any more for it.

     

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  • Is there a wagon you would recommend under $10,000?

    The VW dual-clutch automatic was troublesome in the period you are considering, so it’s probably best to avoid it, or buy one with a manual gearbox. Rather than a wagon perhaps consider a compact SUV.

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  • Volkswagen Golf 2012: Engine failure

    It is increasingly normal and many dealers are asking to be paid up front before doing any diagnostic work. I don't agree with the practice, I think they should do the work before charging for it. The diagnostic work has to be done to determine what has caused the engine problem, so there's no getting around it.

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Volkswagen Golf 2012 Dimensions

Dimensions for the 2012 Volkswagen Golf are dependent on which body type is chosen. The maximum width and height is 1785mm x 1524mm and can vary on the basis of model.

Dimensions for the Volkswagen Golf 2012 Dimensions  include 1423mm height, 1782mm width, 4337mm length.
Volkswagen Golf Model Body Type Height x Width x Length Ground Clearance
118 TSI Convertible 1423x1782x4337 mm 139 mm
77 TSI Hatchback 1479x1785x4199 mm 153 mm
90 TSI Trendline Hatchback 1479x1785x4199 mm 153 mm
77 TDI Bluemotion Hatchback 1479x1785x4199 mm 153 mm
118 TSI Comfortline Hatchback 1479x1785x4199 mm 153 mm
90 TSI Trendline Wagon 1524x1781x4631 mm 126 mm
77 TDI Trendline Wagon 1479x1785x4199 mm 153 mm
118 TSI Comfortline Wagon 1524x1781x4631 mm 126 mm
103 TDI Comfortline Wagon 1524x1781x4631 mm 126 mm
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Volkswagen Golf 2012 Wheel size

Wheel size for the 2012 Volkswagen Golf will vary depending on model chosen, although keep in mind that many manufacturers offer alternate wheel sizes as options on many models.The wheel size available will alter the range of tyres available to be fitted. Standard wheel sizes on the Volkswagen Golf vary from 15x6.5 inches to 18x7.5 inches.

Volkswagen Golf Model Body Type Front Tyre Size Front Rim Rear Tyre Size Rear Rim
118 TSI Convertible 225x45 R17 17x7 inches 225x45 R17 17x7 inches
77 TSI Hatchback 195x65 R15 15x6 inches 195x65 R15 15x6 inches
90 TSI Trendline Hatchback 195x65 R15 15x6.5 inches 195x65 R15 15x6.5 inches
77 TDI Bluemotion Hatchback 195x65 R15 15x6.5 inches 195x65 R15 15x6.5 inches
118 TSI Comfortline Hatchback 205x55 R16 16x6.5 inches 205x55 R16 16x6.5 inches
90 TSI Trendline Wagon 195x65 R15 15x6.5 inches 195x65 R15 15x6.5 inches
77 TDI Trendline Wagon 195x65 R15 15x6.5 inches 195x65 R15 15x6.5 inches
118 TSI Comfortline Wagon 205x55 R16 16x6.5 inches 205x55 R16 16x6.5 inches
103 TDI Comfortline Wagon 205x55 R16 16x6.5 inches 205x55 R16 16x6.5 inches
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Volkswagen Golf 2012 Fuel consumption

Fuel consumption for the 2012 Volkswagen Golf is dependent on the type of engine, transmission, or model chosen. The Volkswagen Golf currently offers fuel consumption from 3.8 to 8.7L/100km. The Volkswagen Golf is available with the following fuel types: PULP and Diesel.

Volkswagen Golf Model Body Type Specs Fuel Consumption
118 TSI Convertible 1.4L,PULP,6 SP MAN 6.6L/100km
103 TDI Comfortline Hatchback 2.0L,Diesel,6 SP 5.6L/100km
118 TSI Comfortline Hatchback 1.4L,PULP,6 SP MAN 6.2L/100km
103 TDI Comfortline Wagon 2.0L,Diesel,6 SP 5.7L/100km
118 TSI Comfortline Wagon 1.4L,PULP,7 SP AUTO 6.3L/100km
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Volkswagen Golf 2012 Towing capacity

The Volkswagen Golf’s towing capacity ranges from 0kg to 1400kg. Some models also offer heavy-duty or towing option packs which can increase towing capacity, as well as options which can hamper towing capacity. Towing capacities can vary wildly on a large number of factors. These include engine, transmission, model, and options chosen. Always check with the manufacturer or in your vehicles handbook before attempting to tow anything.

Volkswagen Golf Model Body Type Specs Braked Capacity
118 TSI Convertible 1.4L,PULP,6 SP MAN 1400kg
118 TSI Convertible 1.4L,PULP,7 SP AUTO 1400kg
77 TSI Hatchback 1.2L,PULP,6 SP MAN 1300kg
77 TSI Hatchback 1.2L,PULP,7 SP AUTO 1300kg
90 TSI Trendline Hatchback 1.4L,PULP,6 SP MAN 1300kg
90 TSI Trendline Hatchback 1.4L,PULP,7 SP AUTO 1300kg
90 TSI Trendline Wagon 1.4L,PULP,6 SP MAN 1300kg
90 TSI Trendline Wagon 1.4L,PULP,7 SP AUTO 1300kg
77 TDI Trendline Wagon 1.6L,Diesel,7 SP AUTO 1300kg
118 TSI Comfortline Wagon 1.4L,PULP,7 SP AUTO 1300kg
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