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    1. Sunday is a regular SCCA style autoX. 4 runs and...

      Sunday is a regular SCCA style autoX. 4 runs and the day ended pretty early to allow people who are mostly from the Detroit area to beat the cottage country traffic home.

      Full album:...
    2. Detroit Region SCCA "After the Fireworks" Solo 2014 Lots of pics...

      So this past weekend was DR-SCCA's annual post July 4th Solo, hosted at Wurtsmith AFB in Oscoda, MI, about 3 hours north of Detroit.
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    3. Yay aluminum!

      Yay aluminum!
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      None of those are what I'd consider a fun...

      None of those are what I'd consider a fun measurement on a FWD hatch....the whole thing about DSG is basically interruption-less shifting. A good one should just be going from one gear to another...
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      That whole back half of the car is very different...

      That whole back half of the car is very different to the normal car....would be curious to know whats done to it...

      Normal-ish car for reference:...
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      To each's own I guess. To me a "fun car" is one...

      To each's own I guess. To me a "fun car" is one that allows you to have fun. The current MK6 does that quite well, but having the upgraded features like in the MK7 will enable it to do more those...
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      What NSX is that? ...

      What NSX is that?

      https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/7030288/Linked/Photos/20140720%20-%20Road%20America%20and%20Autocross/DSC06052.jpg

      The back window/bodywork is completely different...
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      I don't think the DSG's S changes throttle...

      I don't think the DSG's S changes throttle mapping. It just delays shift. There are no suspension change unless the car has the DCC dampers.

      Steering delay sounds more like tire issue than...
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      :screwy: Because now having summer tire,...

      :screwy:

      Because now having summer tire, optional LSD and upgrade brake is alienating enthusiasts now?
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      Also curious about MK7 since now you have "Sports...

      Also curious about MK7 since now you have "Sports mode" for throttle programming and steering, something that was not available before. How much that changes the driving characteristic of the car...
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      I had like 5 mins in a MK7, the interior didn't...

      I had like 5 mins in a MK7, the interior didn't seem that much better or worse than the 6, and I like the layout better than mine. Really couldn't judge anything about the drive before actually...
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      C&D's best handling car under 40k test last year...

      C&D's best handling car under 40k test last year had noted MK6's EPS as being accurate with the best linearity to cornering load of the car they tested for the test, but no real feel. ...
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      I don't know how different the way MK7 DSG is...

      I don't know how different the way MK7 DSG is programmed vs MK6. In the MK6 in D, the kickdown is load and switch based. So if you mesh the gas, and the car is in tall gear, without hitting the...
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      https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-1DUFFOSBhtM/U83...

      https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-1DUFFOSBhtM/U83iEmpJDWI/AAAAAAAAWFM/hMe18zdbHuw/w1522-h1015-no/DSC00470_DxO.jpg
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      Well if the criteria was just "practical" or just...

      Well if the criteria was just "practical" or just "fun to drive" people won't be shopping in this range. The whole reason why hot hatch was a thing was because such a niche was sorta there...
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      I'd consider cross shopping the Fiesta for the...

      I'd consider cross shopping the Fiesta for the less price for a smaller car. The hurdle is if you can live with a smaller car. I don't feel I can, but some might make that choice.

      Between the ST...
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      Why is that necessarily a case? If they want a...

      Why is that necessarily a case? If they want a practical fun to drive car, a hot hatch fits that bill nicely. A new GTI isn't any worse on that compare to ST twins(arguable the MK6 wasn't that bad...
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      :screwy: I don't pay $30k for one. I don't...

      :screwy:

      I don't pay $30k for one. I don't want a badge, and base Golf and A3 will fail on that fun to drive factor even harder.
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      Cheapest one I can see is $35.6k. Yes it came...

      Cheapest one I can see is $35.6k. Yes it came with more base equipment. But it is still $10k more than a base GTI. A leather with HID pacakge GTI(SE + Lighting) will be around $28k...
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      A GTI with PP is just going to be around $27k,...

      A GTI with PP is just going to be around $27k, base is just $25k. Really no different to any of its main competition, aside from Fiesta ST which really is a smaller class of car...

      A3 or A4...
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