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      09-19-2011 11:47 PM #40
      way schmexier than the golf r.

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      09-22-2011 10:31 AM #41
      Please bring this to North America with AWD..... HEY VW ARE YOU LISTENING TO US!!!????

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      09-25-2011 10:12 AM #42
      Quote Originally Posted by Eosluvr View Post
      Please bring this to North America with AWD..... HEY VW ARE YOU LISTENING TO US!!!????
      I asked Jaime directly, and he said that it would most likely be FWD like the Scirocco R, but that AWD is possible. Point is... I think we need to start a serious lobbying campaign to get the car here with AWD. I'm so enamored by it that I'm considering putting off a potential Golf R purchase to get this.

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      09-26-2011 11:41 PM #43
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      09-27-2011 12:47 PM #44
      FWD and AWD, FWD price would be more affordable and if you have the extra $$ you can get an AWD.

    10. 09-27-2011 07:05 PM #45
      The Beetle just showed up here, so I wouldn't expect an R version until after the Golf R has had its run.

      Bring it!

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      09-27-2011 07:24 PM #46
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      Quote Originally Posted by JETTAWOLFS98 View Post
      FWD and AWD, FWD price would be more affordable and if you have the extra $$ you can get an AWD.
      x2!

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      09-28-2011 11:34 AM #47
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      Beetle R facebook group.

      Let's pile in as many people as possible!

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      09-28-2011 09:36 PM #48
      Quote Originally Posted by gizmopop View Post
      The Beetle just showed up here, so I wouldn't expect an R version until after the Golf R has had its run.

      Bring it!
      Speaking of the Golf R, we just took our first deposit on a new Golf R today! It is going to be sweet!

    14. 09-29-2011 12:43 AM #49
      Awesome! I hope they make it into production.

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      Gorgeous!! WOW

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      10-05-2011 02:01 AM #51
      Any R should be offered with the 6 speed.. DSG is junk 100k and its tranny time. Shameful really
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      10-05-2011 07:49 PM #52
      I don't think the question is whether or not it will make it into production... every R concept has so far. The questions that are relevant to us are:

      1. Will it come to the US?
      2. Will it be AWD?
      3. Will it use a 6MT or DSG?
      4. Would you pay as much as $38,000 (the price of a loaded 2 door Golf R) out the door to own one?

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      10-05-2011 09:18 PM #53
      Those 'Talladega' wheels customized in chrome are fantastic looking !

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      10-05-2011 10:10 PM #54
      Quote Originally Posted by venom600 View Post
      4. Would you pay as much as $38,000 (the price of a loaded 2 door Golf R) out the door to own one?
      Where are you getting $38,000? According to autoblog.com the 3 door is $34,160 with destination and the only option, nav and sunroof, is $2100 which takes the price to $36,260 not $38,000.

    20. 10-05-2011 10:19 PM #55
      Quote Originally Posted by Pineapplegti ! View Post
      Any R should be offered with the 6 speed.. DSG is junk 100k and its tranny time. Shameful really
      Only 100k... REALLY??? That's no good!!!

      I'm thinking about getting a TDI with DSG with the objective of driving 300,000+ miles. Around SoCal, manual is a pain during rush hour.

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      10-06-2011 03:32 AM #57
      Quote Originally Posted by Cadenza_7o View Post
      Only 100k... REALLY??? That's no good!!!

      I'm thinking about getting a TDI with DSG with the objective of driving 300,000+ miles. Around SoCal, manual is a pain during rush hour.
      Check out futrells channel on fb. 100k mile dsg mated to a tdi spitting out clutch springs.. and destroying the trans Only a sucker would buy a dsg
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      10-20-2011 10:04 PM #58
      Quote Originally Posted by silverspeedbuggy View Post
      Where are you getting $38,000? According to autoblog.com the 3 door is $34,160 with destination and the only option, nav and sunroof, is $2100 which takes the price to $36,260 not $38,000.
      I said out the door. Including Tax, Title, License fees, it's likely to be closer to 39k based on what people are seeing from their Golf R orders.

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      10-20-2011 11:52 PM #59
      Quote Originally Posted by Cadenza_7o View Post
      Around SoCal, manual is a pain during rush hour.
      Pansy.

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      04-01-2012 09:19 AM #60
      Has there been any more news on Beetle R production in the last six months?

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      04-01-2012 09:46 AM #61
      VW has fallen noticeably silent on both the TDI and R Beetles.

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    27. 04-01-2012 10:28 AM #62
      They can't even make one loaded Turbo yet (gauges, HID, sunroof, sport suspension, 19") so forget about them being capable of piecing together an R that isn't a concept. I wouldn't expect too much news until they can get past their current launch issues.

      VW is good on creating interesting, buildable, sellable concepts that may never see the light of day.

    28. 04-01-2012 10:46 AM #63
      Quote Originally Posted by Pineapplegti ! View Post
      Any R should be offered with the 6 speed.. DSG is junk 100k and its tranny time. Shameful really
      really? The DSG has to be rebuilt at 100k? I know it needs a fluid change every 20k which seems like a lot.

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      04-01-2012 12:54 PM #64
      Quote Originally Posted by BeetleCurious View Post
      I know it needs a fluid change every 20k which seems like a lot.
      DSG service is every 40,000 miles per VW specs.

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      04-02-2012 08:30 PM #65
      I asked Jaime a week or so ago and the current word is that it seems that the Golf R/TTS 2.0T won't work in the Beetle due to cooling issues. They are instead looking at putting the 3.6l VR6 (which makes 280 or 300hp depending on the application) in the car in a FWD configuration. They already have test mules out with that configuration.

    31. 05-31-2012 07:41 AM #66
      any updates on the beetle R coming into production/and possibly coming into the USA?

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      05-31-2012 09:17 AM #67
      Quote Originally Posted by polk808 View Post
      any updates on the beetle R coming into production/and possibly coming into the USA?
      You can now have a Beetle R (minus AWD) for a fraction of the cost that the eventual R will
      cost you. Starting with upgrading all your mounts and bushings to the 75 durometer (strength
      level) that currently is in the 'already here' Golf R. Then having APR apply their Stage I upgrade to
      bring hp up to 250+ and torque to 297 while adding their Carbonio Intake. Stage II by APR
      will then have you upgrade the Backpipe and Downpipe Exhaust Assembly. 'Throatier' sounding
      'Cat Backs' are presently in development at both APR and Borla. They should be available
      very soon. APR also has a 'short shifter' for 6 speed manual transmissions that has been
      developed in conjunction with VW Racing. Further recommendations would be to have steel
      braided brake hoses added for much faster, better stopping, as well as switching to a much
      more 'heat' effective brake fluid. P.S. - I'm also assuming you have the Turbo Beetle's sport
      suspension. If not, an upgrade to that area should be done as well. APR also offers a replacement
      intercooler that adds almost three times more air cooling capacity than the oem one. The
      benefit of this upgrade will become evident when doing spirited driving on hot, muggy days, for
      it will allow you to avoid the sluggish responses all cars with smaller intercoolers have at those
      times.
      Last edited by ridgemanron; 05-31-2012 at 09:27 AM.

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      05-31-2012 10:53 AM #68
      I disagree with you, theres a lot more to this car than the engine and some bolt-ons.

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      05-31-2012 12:36 PM #69
      Quote Originally Posted by SMG8vT View Post
      I disagree with you, theres a lot more to this car than the engine and some bolt-ons.
      Like what?

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      05-31-2012 12:39 PM #70
      Special interior, exterior bumpers, wider fenders, vented hood, dual exhaust, AWD, lots of stuff.

      Your 2012 Turbo isn't a Beetle R, nor will it ever be, sorry.

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