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    Thread: The Many Faces of Volkswagen's Golf R

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      07-20-2011 01:29 PM #1


      We love the Golf R (and hatchbacks as a whole) for its versatility and ability to adapt to so many demands. Check out how many different situations we plopped the hot hatch into, and see how well it coped.

      FULL STORY

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      07-20-2011 01:48 PM #2
      Things that make me go "Hmmm"

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      07-20-2011 02:02 PM #3
      After running all day at the track — from 9:00 am right up to the last available minute at 6:00 pm — the Golf R was dead reliable. Three of us, along with one extra set of tires and all our gear, packed into the R and headed back to Los Angeles at the end of the day, exploiting every bit of the car's versatility.
      I was passenger #3 and slept in the back seat next to the extra set of tires.

      The weather for the track event was perfect — sunny, clear, and a temperature hovering in the mid 70s all day, significantly more accommodating than what inland Southern California normally sees in June. Roughly forty cars entered the track event,
      Uh... there were 100+ cars at the track event thank you very much!

      FASTIVUS - sponsored by VW USA and APR! June 13th @ Auto Club Speedway - Fontana, CA

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      07-20-2011 02:05 PM #4
      where do I sign?

    5. 07-20-2011 02:26 PM #5
      Nice article, cant wait for the R to get here!

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      07-20-2011 02:40 PM #6
      I might just have to sell a kidney for one of these suckers. I don't want to part with my MKIV .:R32 to have extra cash to throw at this. Can't I have both?
      Das PITA!

    7. 07-20-2011 02:56 PM #7
      the Golf R is the kind of car you can drive every day to work and still take to your local track day on the weekend
      And that pretty much sums it up...

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      07-20-2011 02:59 PM #8
      Quote Originally Posted by Remedy View Post
      And that pretty much sums it up...
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      07-20-2011 05:28 PM #9
      Hmmm... a 2012 2.0T Blue Golf R would match my 1992 Blue GTI VR6 verrrry nicely.

      Any idea when these would hit showrooms?

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      07-20-2011 06:36 PM #10
      The R32 is Dead
      I can most certainly assure you that the R32 is not Dead. It is in fact alive and well... and still kicking ass.


    11. 07-20-2011 07:42 PM #11
      Enjoyed the various viewpoints

      My R arrives in a few weeks. Can't wait

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      07-20-2011 07:52 PM #12
      Nice collection of writeups, nary a bad thing to say. I hope to evaluate one myself soon. Double edged sword though really, it neither confirms nor denies the lingering question many have about when it will get here. This post almost comes off like the admins are stroking us to keep us interested... Almost...
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      07-20-2011 08:04 PM #13
      cool article

      seems to confirm what people have been saying for a while.....this is a goooood car


      The guy who took it to the track never said if he was able to beat the older .:R32s tho......

      I feel some nose heaviness in my .:R, but that can easily be dealt with if you know how to drive it. I feel like the new Haldex would be it's greatest benefit (as well as the +5 or less MPG)

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      07-20-2011 08:05 PM #14
      well it's not like we're patrolling these forums daily for any new info lmfao ... I know I am!

    15. 07-20-2011 09:30 PM #15
      I think the Golf R will be great. Great in its own right. Unlike that joke of a R car, teh MK5.
      NEW CAR FINALLY

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      07-20-2011 09:40 PM #16
      Quote Originally Posted by Shneeds View Post
      I can most certainly assure you that the R32 is not Dead. It is in fact alive and well... and still kicking ass.

      That photo is sooooo badass!

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      07-21-2011 01:32 AM #17
      " the kind of car you can drive every day to work and still take to your local track day on the weekend without the embarrassment of gold wheels and large wings"

      What is embarassing about gold [BBS] wheels and wings? Full props to the STi's. there are clearly more of them at the track than Volkswagen's. Hopefully we'll see more R's in the paddock with this new 4 cyl. R. and hopefully someday I will be driving it.

    18. 07-21-2011 04:09 AM #18
      Quote Originally Posted by shivi1345 View Post


      The guy who took it to the track never said if he was able to beat the older .:R32s tho......
      Or the MK6 GTI with the Ko4 at the track

      I have to say that on the tighter turns my GTI would push wide as i got the power down where as the Golf R20 was able to stay nice and tight...

      Wish I had a chance to drive it at Buttowillow as I prolly had the closest thing to a Golf R20 with the same Ko4... Only difference being that mine has a TSI engine and was also wrong wheel drive...

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      07-21-2011 06:29 AM #19
      4-door, 6-speed manual Golf? Win!
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      07-21-2011 07:21 AM #20
      if the front end just wasnt so damn ugly maybe people would be more into it. and who the hell do they think they are saying the R32 is dead. i shall spit in your direction!!!

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      07-21-2011 09:13 AM #21
      Quote Originally Posted by 155VERT83 View Post
      4-door, 6-speed manual Golf? Win!
      Agreed.

      Sign me up for a white one.

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      07-21-2011 11:23 AM #22
      Quote Originally Posted by PSU View Post
      Agreed.

      Sign me up for a white one.
      if you put sawblades on it i will hunt you down and skin you alive and wear your skin to shows as an overcoat
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      07-21-2011 12:54 PM #23
      I was there at Fastivus and at Buttonwillow. As a PROUD MKIV .:R owner I can tell you that the .:R32 will NEVER die!!!! What was this "Journalists" watching? If the .:R32 is dead HOW COME THERE WAS AN EVENT IN THE FIRST PLACE!!!! The host of the event is SOCAL .:R32! Having said that, I must say that at the very least the MK VI will not be the disappointment that the MK V was/is. It has tremendous possibility with the better weight and distribution of that weight. There are rumors of a Stage 1 flash that will take it to 311 HP and Stage 2 to 360 HP!! Wow!! Also the MK VI did not blow anyone away on the track. Then again it was also "Stock". There needs to be a flash to kill the Nannies!! Also the "People" are eagerly waiting the new .:R. Only time will tell if it lives up to the LEGEND THAT IS THE .......... WAIT FOR IT............. THE MKIV .:R32!!!!!!!!!!

      UNDER STEER MUST DIE!!!!!!

    24. 07-21-2011 01:43 PM #24
      Quote Originally Posted by GOT R32? View Post
      I was there at Fastivus and at Buttonwillow. As a PROUD MKIV .:R owner I can tell you that the .:R32 will NEVER die!!!! What was this "Journalists" watching? If the .:R32 is dead HOW COME THERE WAS AN EVENT IN THE FIRST PLACE!!!! The host of the event is SOCAL .:R32! Having said that, I must say that at the very least the MK VI will not be the disappointment that the MK V was/is. It has tremendous possibility with the better weight and distribution of that weight. There are rumors of a Stage 1 flash that will take it to 311 HP and Stage 2 to 360 HP!! Wow!! Also the MK VI did not blow anyone away on the track. Then again it was also "Stock". There needs to be a flash to kill the Nannies!! Also the "People" are eagerly waiting the new .:R. Only time will tell if it lives up to the LEGEND THAT IS THE .......... WAIT FOR IT............. THE MKIV .:R32!!!!!!!!!!

      UNDER STEER MUST DIE!!!!!!
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      Quote Originally Posted by jaystone View Post
      Variety is the spice of life...marry one person and have lots of different cars is my motto.

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