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    Thread: The Many Faces of Volkswagen's Golf R

    1. Member WonderBucket's Avatar
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      07-22-2011 07:27 PM #51
      Quote Originally Posted by dieselraver View Post
      still do want..... but at $34,000..... it better come fully loaded
      It's going to a be a bit more than than for the fully loaded.
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    2. 07-22-2011 09:21 PM #52
      The new Golf R looks like a winner, but as usual, we don't get the really good stuff. I'm referring to the Golf R Cabriolet, of course. I know why they won't bring it here, they think it will steal sales from the Eos and Beetle Cabrios, not to mention Audi. Well if they won't give us the R Cabriolet here, could they at least put AWD and the hot motor in the Eos? Why do those of us in the "wind-in-the -hair" club only get the "chick cars"?http://www.vwvortex.com/Anthony/Smil...s/confused.gif

    3. 07-22-2011 10:13 PM #53
      Then if thats TRUE....guess your ordering a BASE model Golf if you dont care about power.

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      07-22-2011 10:15 PM #54
      Quote Originally Posted by gringoloco2000 View Post
      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?
      Thats what I plan on doing.


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      07-22-2011 11:11 PM #55
      Quote Originally Posted by ratkinso View Post
      The new Golf R looks like a winner, but as usual, we don't get the really good stuff. I'm referring to the Golf R Cabriolet, of course. I know why they won't bring it here, they think it will steal sales from the Eos and Beetle Cabrios, not to mention Audi. Well if they won't give us the R Cabriolet here, could they at least put AWD and the hot motor in the Eos? Why do those of us in the "wind-in-the -hair" club only get the "chick cars"?http://www.vwvortex.com/Anthony/Smil...s/confused.gif
      Are men allowed in the "wind in the hair" club?

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      07-22-2011 11:14 PM #56
      Quote Originally Posted by 29_MALE_SOCAL_SPICY View Post
      YOu and Landshark are completely wrong. One thing the Mk4 R32 killed the same year evo and STI was Braking. Name brand brembos dont always equal better performance. You need to consider brake feel, high speed braking stability, and ABS programing.

      I expect the MK6 R to have superior brakes. This is one thing VW does well.
      I have never driven a 2004 STI so I will give that too you, that in 2004 the R32 had better brakes.
      This is 2011 I had a MKV R32 for three years the rumors are that the R will come with the same brakes as the MKV,
      I now own a 2011 STI the brakes are better on my STI than my MKV32, not by a huge amount but better, do not feel the need for a big brake kit with this car, will probably upgrade the pads when these wear out, but so far, I am sorry but they seem better to me. Maybe you will luck out and VWoA will use the euro spec brakes.

    7. 07-23-2011 06:47 PM #57
      Quote Originally Posted by Candyman1 View Post
      I doubt anyone expects the R to be a DB9 in looks but that is what I like about it, a sleeper without the need to show off
      ^^This is what I like about the R too.^^ I agree with TechEd's post. A lot of "us fail to remember that the EVO and STi are homologated rally replicas. Not until the Polo R did VW Group get envolved in the WRC. Also with the WRC rules allowing AWD to be installed to all of the homologated entries' cars there is no need for expensive and complicated AWD to be fitted as standard. Its very rare to see a affordable "hot hatch" with AWD like the Golf R. I'm eagerly awaiting the R. AWD performance without the fuss!

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      07-25-2011 10:40 PM #58
      Quote Originally Posted by dieselraver View Post
      NO SUNROOF???

      please tell me what "loaded" is if it doesnt have a sunroof

      and don't tell me "A/C" CD player, power windows and locks, all that ish is standard now
      Also comes with your very own .:R Fleshlight (tm)

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      07-25-2011 10:48 PM #59
      Quote Originally Posted by VWPDX View Post
      Are men allowed in the "wind in the hair" club?
      Only while operating a Lotus Seven/Eleven, 550 Spyder, or early Maserati Spiders.

      All others are chic cars

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      07-26-2011 12:33 PM #60
      I just wanted to chime in here about the brakes on the MKV .:R32 - They are amazing and will stop on a dime and give you .09 cents in return..

      If your passanger doesn't have his belt on and you have to do and emergency stop - they are going through the windshield... Just saying you will be more than happy with the brakes - now if you start producing high HP you will need to upgrade the brakes to stop the Car now that your speeds are in a whole nother category...

      Hope someone finds this usefull..

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      07-31-2011 07:38 PM #61
      Quote Originally Posted by GhostRing View Post
      I don't see the big deal; many of us are not interested in that boy racer look.
      I totally agree! This is a reasonably fast little car with a magnificent interior. And as for it's exterior appearance: it's a good looking car that a woman wouldn't be ashamed to be seen driving or to own. The 20 y/o boys can keep their STI's and beer bongs. I'm going to get a chip upgrade, new intake and exhaust and it will be my daily driver and autocross champ. Viva VW!

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      07-31-2011 08:41 PM #62
      Quote Originally Posted by KatieLuvsFstRabbits View Post
      I totally agree! This is a reasonably fast little car with a magnificent interior. And as for it's exterior appearance: it's a good looking car that a woman wouldn't be ashamed to be seen driving or to own. The 20 y/o boys can keep their STI's and beer bongs. I'm going to get a chip upgrade, new intake and exhaust and it will be my daily driver and autocross champ. Viva VW!
      + 1
      That's exactly the mods I was thinking doing to my candy white R whenever it gets here. Will this bring it down to the 5.5 sec range 0-60?

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      08-01-2011 07:25 AM #63
      Quote Originally Posted by AWDMKV View Post
      I just wanted to chime in here about the brakes on the MKV .:R32 - They are amazing and will stop on a dime and give you .09 cents in return..

      If your passenger doesn't have his belt on and you have to do and emergency stop - they are going through the windshield... Just saying you will be more than happy with the brakes - now if you start producing high HP you will need to upgrade the brakes to stop the Car now that your speeds are in a whole nother category...

      Hope someone finds this usefull..

      Jason
      Yeah man. Cool story.

      Quote Originally Posted by socaldave View Post
      ^^This is what I like about the R too.^^ I agree with TechEd's post. A lot of "us fail to remember that the EVO and STi are homologated rally replicas. Not until the Polo R did VW Group get envolved in the WRC. Also with the WRC rules allowing AWD to be installed to all of the homologated entries' cars there is no need for expensive and complicated AWD to be fitted as standard. Its very rare to see a affordable "hot hatch" with AWD like the Golf R. I'm eagerly awaiting the R. AWD performance without the fuss!
      So...basically the only thing that makes the R32 so great is that it was a hatch? Really? That's what separates it from it's boosted and AWD rivals? Get real. Having two doors and a lift gate doesn't excuse it's pathetic performance. The current STi and Evo are not rally reps. Stop with the ignorance. Jesus.

      Quote Originally Posted by TechEd View Post
      I can hear the boffins at VWAG & VW Individual telling the VWoA planners back in 2009 "I told you so...." because the original home market demographic as envisioned by the parent for the R32 and R is very, very thinly and mostly quietly (read: do not frequent vwvortex) represented in the US, i.e.: mature (35 - 55) ex MK1 & MKII GTI owners that are now empty nesters seeking a practical, refined, fast autobahn tourer for summer trips to Italy or Sylt (...that, BTW would never consider a Subaru Sti or Mitsu Evo in the first place). This, and also the fact that all the competitve models targeted as R32 & R competitors in the home market (Alfa 147 GTA and Ford Focus RS) do not exist in the US. The application of the 2.0L turbomotor and excellent Haldex update in the new R have served to skewed the home market demographic somewhat younger, but this only worsens the identiy crisis in the US becasue the paper tigers now have more equivalency to poke fault at.
      I don't think you have the grasp you think you do. My father purchased a Mk1 Scirocco new, and has since owned a MK2 GTI, two MK4 GTis, as well as a few Audis (B6 A4, B7 S4, C5 A6 2.7t) and currently found his driving joy with a 2011 WRX hatch. He test drove a few VAG cars (including the MKV R32) and still chose the WRX. You guys are acting like it's people that haven't experienced VAG who chose the competition - it's not. Look at my sig. In my 6 years of driving I've had 4 VAG cars and 2 Subarus and loved all of them. I just dream that one day all the VW dorks can lose their bias and respect other ****.
      Quote Originally Posted by Verebs1 View Post
      No. 50k miles is 80km.

      You don't seem to understand the concept of 'k'. It means thousand so its 50k and 80k not 8000k

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      08-01-2011 02:40 PM #64
      Quote Originally Posted by davesco View Post
      + 1
      That's exactly the mods I was thinking doing to my candy white R whenever it gets here. Will this bring it down to the 5.5 sec range 0-60?
      Well APR Tuning, ( you have to go to the Australian site because they have the kits for the Mk VI R's @ http://www.goapr.com.au/products/ecu..._265hp-vw.html ), says their stage one kit will boost you to 322 bhp and 321 Ft-lbs of torque, ( the equipment requirements are only their chip but they recommend a new intake and a bigger exhaust and exhaust manifold). In a car that has a curb weight of 3400 lbs and a Haldex 4 all wheel drive system should put you closer to 5.2-5.4 for 0-60 unless; A) the turbo lag is rediculous B) you don't know how to drive a stick or C) you are bigger than Kirstie Alley after a two week binge at Dollywood. Stage 2 and 3 kits all put you over 350 bhp, but honestly, I think that's too much for the little car and I can't afford new tires every week.

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      08-05-2011 10:35 AM #65
      i'll have to reserve final judgement until one arrives at my VW dealership, but i don't think anything is going to get me off of my mk4 R's styling and exhaust note. plus it's almost paid off

    16. 09-03-2011 01:39 PM #66
      Bad design again, facelift as a new focus,tailgate like a MINI.Stupid.Stupid, at least copy audi a3.

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      09-03-2011 02:21 PM #67
      Quote Originally Posted by ElevatedGaze View Post
      i'll have to reserve final judgement until one arrives at my VW dealership, but i don't think anything is going to get me off of my mk4 R's styling and exhaust note. plus it's almost paid off
      First of all the only thing IMO that should get you off your MKIV.:R is............................... DEATH!!!! Second you have not been paying attention. The Golf VI.:R will be at your local dealership................. I would say sometime AFTER the Golf VII is already on sale!! The world will never know why a car that already exists takes so long to come out.
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      09-03-2011 02:26 PM #68
      Quote Originally Posted by VW-R View Post
      Bad design again, facelift as a new focus,tailgate like a MINI.Stupid.Stupid, at least copy audi a3.

      Your user name and reply don't jive

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      02-23-2012 03:31 AM #70
      太好看了!

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