Username or Email Address
Do you already have an account?
Forgot your password?
  • Log in or Sign up

    VWVortex


    Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12
    Results 26 to 39 of 39

    Thread: Four New Versions of the Golf R at the Geneva International Motor Show

    1. Member VWRedux's Avatar
      Join Date
      Jun 3rd, 2009
      Location
      Potomac Maryland
      Posts
      3,813
      Vehicles
      Started NHTSA DSG Campaign/'09WolfieDSG died@623mi. VW took it back.Bought MkVI/GTI Blk 6spMT/SR/Xen
      04-08-2011 10:58 AM #26
      Quote Originally Posted by asal View Post
      Yes, it is a tuned version of the GTI engine.
      WRONG!
      "There's nothing like a well tuned car on an open road". Paul Newman
      *The New 2011 VW Jetta... At Least You Pay Less To Get Less!*

    2. Member asal's Avatar
      Join Date
      Oct 12th, 2007
      Location
      inside the beltway, VA
      Posts
      631
      Vehicles
      '11 Avant S-line, previous A3 TDI
      04-08-2011 03:51 PM #27
      Quote Originally Posted by VWRedux View Post
      WRONG!
      ok, color me sheepish!

      "You might expect that the R and GTI would share an engine, only differing in tune, but you’d be mistaken. The GTI’s Audi-developed EA888 2.0-liter turbo four is not yet sturdy enough to handle the power and torque required for the Golf R, so the burlier model keeps the older, VW-developed EA113 engine"

    3. Member
      Join Date
      Mar 29th, 2011
      Location
      cleveland OH
      Posts
      116
      Vehicles
      08 VW GTI
      04-30-2011 05:56 PM #28
      we are totally getting gypped, id pay money just to see one drive by in the other direction, but i think we can all agree that this car looks AMAZING

    4. Member asal's Avatar
      Join Date
      Oct 12th, 2007
      Location
      inside the beltway, VA
      Posts
      631
      Vehicles
      '11 Avant S-line, previous A3 TDI
      05-01-2011 09:43 PM #29
      just came back from sitting in the euro spec R at the NY auto show. It was quite nice, and I do think it will look nice in my driveway. I just have to decide if having AWD et al R nice-ities & exclusivity outweigh the fact that I want a DSG and cloth/alcantara over leather. If the R interior looked like the S-line A3 on the inside (w/DSG paddles of course), i'd have zero doubt.

    5. Geriatric Member JUS_GT_EYEZ's Avatar
      Join Date
      Nov 12th, 2001
      Location
      NY/NJ
      Posts
      45,109
      Vehicles
      Green MK1, White Rocco, Red Mk2,Yellow Mk4,Grey Wagon
      05-03-2011 02:52 PM #30
      Quote Originally Posted by Pathfinder2041 View Post
      majority of people that are screaming for the 6 speed can't afford this car without payday loans or selling body fluids. .
      "Its cool to spool, but I'd rather be blown.." - JUS_GT_EYEZ

      My FLickr <-- DUKEDLF
      Digital.Life.Form

    6. Member medicalVdub's Avatar
      Join Date
      Nov 16th, 2010
      Location
      THE ROTTEN APPLE
      Posts
      147
      Vehicles
      MK4 PG GLI
      06-10-2011 03:48 AM #31
      I like it...6 speed manual please.

    7. Member
      Join Date
      Dec 19th, 2010
      Location
      201 - Jersey
      Posts
      1,940
      Vehicles
      Shadow Blue GTI
      07-02-2011 07:38 PM #32
      if i were to get this car it would have to be 6 speed manual

    8. Member ick's Avatar
      Join Date
      Feb 6th, 2011
      Location
      San Diego
      Posts
      333
      Vehicles
      2015 MkVII .:R 1st 500, 2006 Triumph Daytona 675. Retired: 1967 Beetle, 2011 MkVI Golf TDI
      07-04-2011 08:11 PM #33
      Europe gets the cool cars and we get a new factory in Tennessee that'll produce cheapened, watered down and ugly cars that will "appeal" to the US market. That's VW's approach to marketing, get used to it. If you want something with all-wheel drive with a DSG type transmission, get an Audi.

    9. Member foreverblue's Avatar
      Join Date
      Mar 2nd, 2011
      Location
      Dirty Jersey
      Posts
      846
      Vehicles
      08 .:R32 #2048
      07-28-2011 02:41 PM #34
      I want....


      just want to go to euro import one......
      My Build Thread
      Skyline-LED-Tail-light-DIY
      Quote Originally Posted by PSU View Post
      I also must say that Wei is one of the biggest bosses I have ever met.
      Quote Originally Posted by AWDMKV View Post
      Wei - he is a Funny Motha..

    10. Member asal's Avatar
      Join Date
      Oct 12th, 2007
      Location
      inside the beltway, VA
      Posts
      631
      Vehicles
      '11 Avant S-line, previous A3 TDI
      07-28-2011 02:56 PM #35
      Quote Originally Posted by ick View Post
      Europe gets the cool cars and we get a new factory in Tennessee that'll produce cheapened, watered down and ugly cars that will "appeal" to the US market. That's VW's approach to marketing, get used to it. If you want something with all-wheel drive with a DSG type transmission, get an Audi.
      Ya, Audi A3 may be what I end up doing. The decision will be made once I can toss them both around in a test drive.

    11. 08-21-2011 02:55 PM #36
      Mmm such sexy cars. Time to start saving lol.

    12. Member Harepower's Avatar
      Join Date
      Jan 23rd, 2007
      Location
      Eagleville, TN
      Posts
      4,321
      Vehicles
      07 Silverado, 2012 Forestor
      09-13-2011 09:58 PM #37
      Quote Originally Posted by Pathfinder2041 View Post
      It was the "my way or the highway" options, dealer markup, and economic conditions in the NA market that made the '08 R32 a sales disaster. Instead of learning a lesson, VW used a "popularity contest" to determine the only transmission for the new R and set themselves up for failure. The majority of people that are screaming for the 6 speed can't afford this car without payday loans or selling body fluids. Three other German auto makers offer the customer a choice of options in a car they plan on buying, and the customer desires and wallet guide the choices. VoA has to buy cars in "blocks" from VAG, and choosing one transmission only cuts the market for these cars in half, increasing the time the cars languish on dealer lots. History repeats itself, proof that VoA and VAG are not evolving in this market.
      It's an R and DSG is EXACTLY why most MKIV R owners did NOT opt for the MKV. If you simply want to be faster then get a faster car. there are cheaper and faster cars available.

      Myself and several other MKIV R32 owners talked with VWOA reps during some really cool meets and such; and this is what we wanted. NOT what people NOT paying wanted.

      to further clarify, and this was a major realization for myself .......VWOA is basically a huge car dealership for America. VWOA goes to VW and begs to get this kinda car for our market. The optioning and such are key to justify the expected run of said cars to make a profit. With an "expected" run of 5000 units for the US that is exactly why the R will come damn near fully loaded just as before. I believe we are looking at 2 option levels this time around. MKIV had a sunroof and leather option. Seems lame as hell to me, but this is about how it works. VWOA is a giant car dealership and they sell what they coax out of VW.

    13. Member dubsburgh's Avatar
      Join Date
      May 10th, 2008
      Location
      southern maryland
      Posts
      459
      10-04-2011 07:47 AM #38
      the new golf r just doesn't set my soul on fire like the mk4 r32 did. why not just call it a 4motion gti? in essence that's what it is. the "r" title should be reserved for something special and this just isn't it. the vr6 is dead, but audi has proven the 2.5 to be a real gem. volkswagen, PLEASE give us the 2.5! better yet, audi, send us the rs3!
      '02 337 APR III+ / '95.5 urs6 / '83 ur quattro / '05 CTS-V / '06 Yukon Denali

    14. Member YONI RED's Avatar
      Join Date
      Sep 19th, 2008
      Location
      Calexico Ca.
      Posts
      501
      Vehicles
      Early Bus 56,Rado G60 and Golf MK4 Variant
      10-06-2011 08:45 AM #39

      I wanted

    Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12

    Posting Permissions

    • You may not post new threads
    • You may not post replies
    • You may not post attachments
    • You may not edit your posts
    •