Passengers in the back seat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Volkswagen Golf R than the BMW 128, due to its greater head- and legroom. Offering just a little more front head- and legroom than the BMW 128, drivers may find the Volkswagen Golf R a little roomier and somewhat more comfortable.
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the BMW 128 as you will with the Volkswagen Golf R, as they get the same number of miles per tank of gas.
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). When looking only at MSRP, the BMW 128 will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Volkswagen Golf R. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Destination Charge for the BMW 128 is much higher than that for the Volkswagen Golf R.
Since the BMW 128 is much slimmer than the Volkswagen Golf R, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. For some people, bigger is better. If that's the case for you, then you'll be happier with the BMW 128, which is slightly longer than the Volkswagen Golf R.
With its lower torque, the BMW 128 doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Volkswagen Golf R.
The BMW 128 has a smaller turning radius than the Volkswagen Golf R, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.
The BMW 128 has less horsepower than the Volkswagen Golf R, so it will probably be somewhat slower.
The BMW 128 has less seating than the Volkswagen Golf R, making the Volkswagen Golf R the better choice if you need to chauffeur many passengers. The BMW 128 has significantly less cargo room than the Volkswagen Golf R, which may be a concern if you do a lot of warehouse shopping.
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the BMW 128 than that of the Volkswagen Golf R.
Compare the 2013 BMW 128 and the 2013 Volkswagen Golf R.
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MSRP*: $34,195 - $34,795
|Cash Back Rebate:||Up to $2,000||Visit Rebate Center|
|Low APR Loan:||As low as 3.19%||--|
|Lease Incentive:||As low as 3.12%||--|
|Seating Capacity:||4 - 4||5 - 5|
|Basic Warranty:||4 years/50,000 miles||3 years/36,000 miles|
|Invoice*:||$28,980||$32,827 - $33,403|
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