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Used Volkswagen Golf R cars

The Volkswagen Golf R is the fastest, most fun and most luxurious version of the Golf you can buy. We have a wide range of used Volkswagen Golf R cars for sale that are available to buy or finance.

Finance representative example (Hire Purchase)

Total cash price £16,000. Borrowing £14,000 with a £2,000 deposit at a representative APR of 11.9%.


Fixed rate of interest per annum
6.18%
48 monthly payments
£363.77
Total amount payable
£19,470.96
Cost of credit
£3,470.96

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  1. Finance representative example (Hire Purchase)

    Total cash price £16,000. Borrowing £14,000 with a £2,000 deposit at a representative APR of 11.9%.


    Fixed rate of interest per annum
    6.18%
    48 monthly payments
    £363.77
    Total amount payable
    £19,470.96
    Cost of credit
    £3,470.96
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  3. Read more about 2019 used Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TSI R DSG 4Motion

    Volkswagen Golf

    2.0 TSI R DSG 4Motion

      29,718 miles2019 regAutomaticPetrol

    £376/month PCP

    £22,250

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  4. Read more about 2016 used Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TSI BlueMotion Tech R DSG 4Motion

    Volkswagen Golf

    2.0 TSI BlueMotion Tech R DSG 4Motion

      53,824 miles2016 regAutomaticPetrol

    £405/month HP

    £17,600

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  5. Read more about 2019 used Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TSI R DSG 4Motion

    Volkswagen Golf

    2.0 TSI R DSG 4Motion

      31,591 miles2019 regAutomaticPetrol

    £432/month PCP

    £24,500

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Thinking of getting a Volkswagen Golf R?

What is the Volkswagen Golf R?

The Volkswagen Golf R is the fastest version of Volkswagen’s mid-size hatchback. The first version was sold new in 2002 and called Golf R32, the 32 referring to its 3.2-litre petrol engine. It was hugely fast, a lot of fun to drive and rather luxurious. There has been a Golf R of some description ever since. (The number was dropped from the name in 2008 when the model switched to a smaller – albeit more powerful – turbocharged engine.) Depending on which generation of Golf R you’re looking at, there’s a choice of three- or five-door hatchback, convertible and even estate bodies. The latest, eighth-generation Golf R has been sold new since 2021. 

What is the Volkswagen Golf?

The Volkswagen Golf is the brand’s mid-size hatchback and it has been around in one form or another for nearly 50 years. Its quality, style, practicality and user-friendliness are big parts of its appeal and it has always offered a wide range of models to choose from, with basic cost-effective versions sold alongside expensive high-spec versions with the latest high-tech features. Each new generation has improved the formula, while retaining a familiar look and feel. And that remains true of the latest, eighth-generation Golf, sold new since 2020.   

What does the R stand for?

The R derives from Volkswagen Racing which is Volkswagen’s in-house motorsport division. That’s because the team at Volkswagen Racing had a hand in designing and engineering the original Golf R32. Volkswagen enjoyed great success in motorsport during the first two decades of the 21st Century but it has now closed the Racing division so it can focus resources on its growing range of electric cars. 

Where does the Volkswagen Golf R sit in the range?

The Golf R is top dog in the Golf range. It’s the fastest, most powerful model and has the plushest interior. If you want a Golf with high-end features but don’t fancy a car with such high performance, check out the Style, Elegance and GT trim levels.

How is the Volkswagen Golf R different from the rest of the Golf range?

The Golf R is very different to other Golf models. Starting with the styling – it features much deeper bumpers, a large rear spoiler, bigger wheels, four exhaust tailpipes and bucket-style sports seats. The biggest differences are underneath the car, though. Open the bonnet and you’ll find a 2.0-litre turbocharged engine with considerably more power than any other Golf. And the four-wheel-drive system, powerful brakes and tuned suspension create a driving experience that’s fast, fun and reassuring.

Volkswagen Golf R common questions