They claimed four times as much compensation as the rest of Scotland combined.
Despite Glasgow spending millions of pounds extra in repairs and maintenance, the backlog and damage is so great that £988,571 was paid out by the city council.
The total is more than double the payout for the previous year, showing the scale of the problem, as well as the costs to drivers and the council.
The Evening Times' campaign for Glasgow's potholes to be fixed has been backed by thousands of readers, who have told us how their vehicles have been damaged by the craters.
Now figures for councils across Scotland show that in the city the total paid in compensation claims was an increase of 124% from £440,657 in 2011.
Across the whole of Scotland the figure was £1,232,908, an increase of 44%.
Taking out the Glasgow figure, the other 31 councils paid out £244,337, meaning the city's total is more than four times higher that the rest of the country.
The figures were obtained by the Scottish Conservative Party and Ruth Davidson, Scottish Tories' leader and a Glasgow MSP, said she had experienced damage to her car on more than one occasion in the city.
She said: "Now we have proof in the form of a 10-fold increase in payouts in the space of three years.
"That level of compensation is not good for council tax payers, and would have proved a lengthy, complex and unwanted process for those with damaged cars.
"By prioritising the city's roads, this kind of payout would not be necessary, and the council might even find itself saving money in the future.
"Times are tough and shelling out for a burst tyre or suspension problems because of shoddy roads is the last thing people need."
The figures also show that in the four years leading up to 2012, the total claims against Glasgow City Council was £832,803, less than the claim for the whole of last year.
A council spokesman said: "We have reported our figures regularly over the years and it will surprise nobody that claims have increased in line with people's awareness of their opportunity to claim.
"It is also worth noting that, during bad winters, it is often difficult to maintain the inspection schedules that allow roads authorities to defend claims – so an increased number of claims are likely to be successful."
A separate survey by the AA showed a higher rate of motorists in Scotland reported the roads as being in a poor state than other parts of the UK and 44% of drivers in Scotland said their car had been damaged from potholes
AA President Edmund King said: "This spring our patrols are telling us potholes are popping up faster than daffodils. This reflects the effects of very wet and frosty weather on poor road surfaces.
"These findings are deeply worrying and show drivers are again experiencing a bad pothole season.."