My pops works at the chicago airport and he saw two of these come in nicely wrapped
Agreed.......Why would it be so bad to sell these in addition to the GTI's. I recently bought a 2012 GTI and love the car.
I would have gladly bought the substantially more expensive Scirocco R had it been available.
Seems no way for this logic to reach the folks at VWOA though so I'm just another dreamer on a board with the way's and means to afford a car that someones decided isn't right for me.
Come on VWOA let me have a new Scirocco R in my garage to compliment my 88 16v!
Last edited by Sanityana; 09-04-2012 at 11:53 AM.
I delivered one of these just a few weeks ago to a customer in Bristol, maybe 50 miles from where my dealership is. It was the R DSG in Rising Blue with a few extras on top. Out of all the VWs I've driven recently, including Touareg and Golf Ed35 DSG, this car was THE biggest gas-guzzler I've seen at VW.
I must have got 17 MPG, if that.
The best thing about the handover though, the woman who bought it was a 50-something divorcee, really nice, sweet woman. The kind who bakes a lot of pies and designs cross-stitch patterns to make her post-marriage income. I'm driving up her street at about 10 or 15 MPH, the car's going "blublublublublbub" and absolutely devouring the fuel in the tank, and she looks shocked.
"Is that my car making that noise!?" she says.
"Yes it is" I say
"What the hell track car have I ordered!!?!?"
"You have ordered a Scirocco R. It's not quite a track car but it is really fast. Really fast. Good thing there's a petrol station just down the road"
"Don't you like it?"
"No I love it. I love the look. I love the alloys. I only bought it because of those alloys."
Haha, she was awesome. Fancy buying a £30k sports car just because you like the alloys. I have seen her pootling up and down the motorway doing about 50 once or twice.
03 VDuB Jetta Wolfsburg
·1.8T 180 HP (AWP EC)
·Horsepower 180 @ 5500 RPM
·Torque (lb-ft) 173 @ 1950 RPM
It's a shame they don't see the potential this car has in America. I switched over to BMW for a couple of cars before going back to old school MK1's because to me they are a drivers car. Closest VW drivers car with sex appeal is over seas and as I age out and have more discretionary spending ability it pushes me away from the brand. Shame on the executives at VW. My son is 16 and just acquired a MK1 and has no desire for new VW's. But BMW's like 1M's and Mcoupes are in his interest. Guess they r just going for the mainstream Camry and Accord purchasers so they can be the highest volume company in the world.
In the rare chance that anyone from VWoA reads these forums:
Seriously if you can price these right, you will have tons of Americans who grew up in the 70s and 80s (you know, the people who actually have money and aren't afraid to put their money where their mouth is?) lining up to buy a Scirocco for the nostalgia. We want a coupe that doesn't look like we borrowed it from our wife's hairdresser, and right now we're having to look to other manufacturers to find one.
Drop the 3-door Golf/GTI and make it exclusively a 5-door so there are no lineup conflicts.
Do it. Pick any engine, it doesn't even matter. Just give us a choice of manual or DSG.
People like me, who have money but refuse to drive a sedan, an Eos, or a Beetle, want a reason to love VW again.
Shut up, Farva.