|Quote, originally posted by abe1.8t »|
|most of the performance oriented enthusiasts will not want the boat anchors that are going to come stock on the car anywho, so why opt for a larger heavier wheel? |
if thats the specific audience that VW is trying to capture, they'll never bring the Golf R (at least what the car represents in europe).
yes the customers are going to be "performance oriented", but not to the level where they're scrutinizing weight loss on every little option. The car is a boat anchor to begin with... and, why even include a stereo, auto-climate, nav? If anything, the euro market is more performance minded, and they're still getting 19" inch black wheels as an option.
lets not go overboard here. The car shouldn't be some luxury hog to compete with the option-laden offerings by Audi/porsche/bmw, but it also isn't a minimialistic performance beast for pure track use (Evolution MR, STi-whatever edition). It's for the middle ground (which is the reason why I'm even interested), and exactly how its marketed in Europe. The only changes from the Europe model should be for pricing or DOT regulation related, not to appeal to an overly performance aggresive crowd.
I could honestly care less about getting black 19" wheels. I'm just saying I don't think its a great debate for us customers or for the business. If they bring it "Yay", if they don't, "Ok, whatever."