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    Thread: ****US Golf R Spotted Thread****

    1. 11-29-2011 08:23 PM #1
      With all the various threads of spotted US bound Golf R, I wanted to start this thread and keep everything in one spot. Here is my spotted white US spec Golf R for today. As you all are aware of the VW test facility here in Tampa I ran into this white R while I was leaving work. At first I did not believe I was looking at a Golf R but the light change so quick the driver took off like he stole the car . and it was pretty quick of the line once I caught up I was able to take this short video
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nzrB26uuVSs&sns=em
      And a picture of it in traffic


      I don't know about you guys but the 4 door white don't do nothing for me upon seeing it up close and here is my beloved R32 awaiting for it baby brother to come alone next year


      Moderator, can you please put a sticky on this thread in order to keep all the US spotted photos all in one place
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      11-29-2011 09:41 PM #2
      I'm getting white, But I'll have my PSS 10's and LED tails on before all of the plastic wrap is even off
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      11-29-2011 10:17 PM #3
      Great catch of the R on the street, but the R is only special in Rising Blue

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      11-30-2011 12:05 PM #4
      Quote Originally Posted by michel View Post

      Moderator, can you please put a sticky on this thread in order to keep all the US spotted photos all in one place
      I am sorry, but we only sticky threads that are created by moderators or sponsors.

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      11-30-2011 12:11 PM #5
      I love the test facility. They are crazy as **** if they notice you following them.

    6. 11-30-2011 01:05 PM #6
      Quote Originally Posted by idk alex View Post
      I love the test facility. They are crazy as **** if they notice you following them.
      Nope, the driver did not notice me until I pulled up next to him in traffic but he was pretty cool about it
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      11-30-2011 01:20 PM #7
      I like the wheels on your R32!

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      11-30-2011 01:34 PM #8
      Heard from our dealer that there is one in Denver. The new car manager said he pulled into a gas station and saw one sitting there with a 50-something woman driving it. He flipped out and she calmly responded "I don't know what it is VW just sends me card to drive and report back what I think about them." Where do you get that job?

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      11-30-2011 01:35 PM #9
      Quote Originally Posted by AsianDude View Post
      Great catch of the R on the street, but the R is only special in Rising Blue
      once again DBP > Rising Blue

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      11-30-2011 03:43 PM #10
      This reminds me of the first time i saw a 4-door GTI. I felt like punching someone. This body style does simply NOT fit 4-doors, it looks like rubbish with 4-doors. That is all...

    11. 11-30-2011 03:46 PM #11
      Quote Originally Posted by pierovw View Post
      I like the wheels on your R32!
      Thx
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      11-30-2011 03:53 PM #12
      Quote Originally Posted by michel View Post
      Thx
      I was admiring the same thing just now. Looks good.

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      11-30-2011 04:10 PM #13
      Quote Originally Posted by homercles337 View Post
      This reminds me of the first time i saw a 4-door GTI. I felt like punching someone. This body style does simply NOT fit 4-doors, it looks like rubbish with 4-doors. That is all...
      Yep what he said...

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      I loved my 4 Door GTI


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      11-30-2011 04:36 PM #15
      Quote Originally Posted by homercles337 View Post
      This reminds me of the first time i saw a 4-door GTI. I felt like punching someone. This body style does simply NOT fit 4-doors, it looks like rubbish with 4-doors. That is all...
      All that functionality pisses me off too.

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      11-30-2011 04:51 PM #16
      I should punch myself in the face for being practical.
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    17. 11-30-2011 05:17 PM #17
      Quote Originally Posted by TanTheMan67 View Post
      I was admiring the same thing just now. Looks good.
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      Damn us who want to move friends or family!

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      11-30-2011 06:16 PM #19
      Quote Originally Posted by homercles337 View Post
      This reminds me of the first time i saw a 4-door GTI. I felt like punching someone. This body style does simply NOT fit 4-doors, it looks like rubbish with 4-doors. That is all...
      Seems like your Xanax prescription ran out again...
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      11-30-2011 09:59 PM #20
      I like how the White 4 door looks there, it doesn't stand out but if they look a little longer they can tell that it's not any ordinary Golf.

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      11-30-2011 10:18 PM #21
      Quote Originally Posted by TanTheMan67 View Post
      Damn us who want to move friends or family!
      Yes, I have felt so bad making my 71 year old dad with a bad back and bad knees climb in and out of my 2dr Golf so he (and my mom) get their own door when I drive them around now! (no it doesn't happen that often but even 20 times a year makes me realize I need the 4 door practicality because then there is my in-laws too who aren't getting any younger either and this will be the only 4 door car we own!)
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      12-01-2011 01:43 PM #22
      Quote Originally Posted by goforit2007 View Post
      I need the 4 door practicality because then there is my in-laws too who aren't getting any younger either and this will be the only 4 door car we own!)
      You make your crippled father climb into the back seat? Damn, thats harsh. You want "practicality?" There are literally sheet tons of sedans and wagons out there, the 4-door GTI is simple sacrilege. If you want to haul your family and "friends" around maybe you need a bigger car? It also looks like azz, so i would not use "practicality" as an argument, stupid is more apt.

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      12-01-2011 01:50 PM #23
      I am really glad things never get personal on Vortex, or that people realize that there are different points of view and tastes. That would just make this site to enjoyable if that were to happen.

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      12-01-2011 02:00 PM #24
      So in your world one can't enjoy both a practical (4door) car that is also a blast to drive just because you think it looks bad? We are relegated to only sedans and wagons? If that isn't pretzel logic, I don't know what is.

      Sorry bub, I can't wait for my practical 5 door R to show up. Oh yeah and it will be a blast to haul the kids around in too...and if you don't mind, I think it looks pretty tight too.

      The R is plenty practical, in fact, one of the only cars that meets all "my" requirements.


      Quote Originally Posted by homercles337 View Post
      You make your crippled father climb into the back seat? Damn, thats harsh. You want "practicality?" There are literally sheet tons of sedans and wagons out there, the 4-door GTI is simple sacrilege. If you want to haul your family and "friends" around maybe you need a bigger car? It also looks like azz, so i would not use "practicality" as an argument, stupid is more apt.

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      12-01-2011 02:02 PM #25
      Quote Originally Posted by homercles337 View Post
      You make your crippled father climb into the back seat? Damn, thats harsh. You want "practicality?" There are literally sheet tons of sedans and wagons out there, the 4-door GTI is simple sacrilege. If you want to haul your family and "friends" around maybe you need a bigger car? It also looks like azz, so i would not use "practicality" as an argument, stupid is more apt.
      Calm down, Beavis. There's no reason to insult anyone here.

      First, the GTI has been offered in four door form since inception in other markets than ours. It's not some kind of "sacrilege" to have a 4 door one here as well. The GTI is a trim level of the Golf, and you can get 2 and 4 door Golf GTIs in just about every other market out there as well. In addition to that, you can get Polo GTIs, etc.

      Secondly, looks are subjective - if you don't like four door Golfs, that's fine, but other people are entitled to their opinions also, and it doesn't make them stupid.

      Finally, practicality is a perfectly valid argument. When I bought my four door GTI, for example, I knew we'd have children on the way in the near future, and having the extra door has worked out perfectly. It has allowed me to keep driving a car I really wanted to drive without having to do a contortionist act every time I have to put my son in his car seat in back. Likewise, I can transport four adults in the car (if I take the car seat out, that didn't used to be a problem... ) in comfort, and no one has to squeeze themselves through the single door in to the back seat. Or when my mother visits us, she can ride in back with her grandson in comfort, etc. If it weren't for having four doors, i wouldn't have been able to buy the GTI, and that goes for a lot of us with families. It is more practical than the 2 door.

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      12-01-2011 02:10 PM #26
      Quote Originally Posted by SilverSLC View Post
      First, the GTI has been offered in four door form since inception in other markets than ours.

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      That statement alone should shut him up.

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      12-01-2011 02:28 PM #27
      I wish we could vote to kick people off the island.


      This car makes me want to punch some one


      BECAUSE ITS SO EFFING SEXY!!
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      12-01-2011 04:00 PM #28
      Would you rather I made him climb into the back seat of one of my Porsche's? Oh wait, the Boxster S can only take one passenger

      My father refuses to sit in the front seat (that he leaves and insists goes to my mom).

      Clearly everyone has different viewpoints/agenda's.

      To me the "sacrilege" would be to get one of those "sheet tons of sedans and wagons out there"

      I already have 7 impractical vehicles (which includes the truck/car hauler to tracks)

      I refuse to own a mini-van, station wagon, Sport Ute or SUV for my own personal reasons (same reason I refuse to own boring 4 door sedan like a Camry)

      Why would you care if I prefer the 4 door R anyway? Different strokes for different folks!


      Quote Originally Posted by homercles337 View Post
      You make your crippled father climb into the back seat? Damn, thats harsh. You want "practicality?" There are literally sheet tons of sedans and wagons out there, the 4-door GTI is simple sacrilege. If you want to haul your family and "friends" around maybe you need a bigger car? It also looks like azz, so i would not use "practicality" as an argument, stupid is more apt.
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      12-01-2011 04:09 PM #29
      Quote Originally Posted by homercles337 View Post
      If you want to haul your family and "friends" around maybe you need a bigger car? It also looks like azz, so i would not use "practicality" as an argument, stupid is more apt.
      The Golf is actually quite spacious inside. I don't think most of us need an A8 to carry around a few extra people. The bigger glaring error in your logic above is linking practicality and appearance. Appearance is subjective. So if something looks like, as you eloquently put it, "azz", why would practicality not be an argument?

      If this is your track car and you have not other responsibilities, that's great. However, the 4 door lets us have the best of both worlds.

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      12-01-2011 04:28 PM #30
      Quote Originally Posted by Alive By time View Post
      I wish we could vote to kick people off the island.


      This car makes me want to punch some one


      BECAUSE ITS SO EFFING SEXY!!
      That is the same as the one that I ordered (and i believe you as well IIRC). Cant wait for the 2 more months.....

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      12-01-2011 04:30 PM #31
      I ordered the CW.. because I already have a dbp mk 4.. but this picture makes me regret it.

      Im sure I'll be just as excited when my VW gets here
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      12-01-2011 04:38 PM #32
      Practicality be damned, I had 6 people (5 plus me) in my TWO DOOR GTI just last week! Actually it was a bunch of drunk people I was shuttling back from the bar, so they didn't care that they were just rolled up in a ball and thrownin the back seat.

      Haha, I'm getting a 4 door R anyway. Not so I can stuff 6 people in there again, but so I don't have to literally explain how to operate the seat to everyone who ever wants to ride in the back of my car. Everyone knows how to open a door, but "No, not that lever! NOT THAT LEVER EITHER! Its at the TOP of the seat" gets old after the 50th time.

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      12-01-2011 04:48 PM #33
      Quote Originally Posted by homercles337 View Post
      You make your crippled father climb into the back seat? Damn, thats harsh. You want "practicality?" There are literally sheet tons of sedans and wagons out there, the 4-door GTI is simple sacrilege. If you want to haul your family and "friends" around maybe you need a bigger car? It also looks like azz, so i would not use "practicality" as an argument, stupid is more apt.
      Ha ha. Kids.

      I wonder why he's buying a 5 seat "sports" car. You don't go racing with 3 people in the back.

      Quote Originally Posted by homercles337 View Post
      stupid is more apt.
      While reading your post I thought you were arrogant, but the last part (quoted above) above seems to wrap up your mindset.

      BTW my last 3 cars were 2 doors. But I've grown up some and can't wait to finally have 4 doors again.
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      12-01-2011 05:53 PM #34
      Quote Originally Posted by Alive By time View Post
      I ordered the CW.. because I already have a dbp mk 4.. but this picture makes me regret it.

      Im sure I'll be just as excited when my VW gets here
      Same here... ordered CW, but that picture made me question my decision...
      I'm sure I'll love the CW, and given how quickly I'll be driving in it, I don't want to stand out any more than I have to!!!
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      12-01-2011 05:55 PM #35
      Quote Originally Posted by Alive By time View Post
      I wish we could vote to kick people off the island.


      This car makes me want to punch some one


      BECAUSE ITS SO EFFING SEXY!!
      That car has 19's and LED tails, so if you keep looking at that then you will be disappointed when US Golf R comes.

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