Every now and then a car comes along that’s special. Whether it’s by design, engineering, performance, etc, that car speaks to people and, hopefully for the automaker that gave it life, it sells. But here’s the thing about the 2017 Volkswagen Golf R, which we recently sampled: it’s expensive. Like $39,850 base price expensive. Its iconic and always wonderful front-wheel-drive GTI sibling
begins at a much more reasonable $25,595. Our Golf R tester, however, came to a grand total of $41,715. So is the extra 15 grand money well spent?