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    Thread: The Official Golf R delivery thread.

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      01-10-2012 05:25 PM #36
      Quote Originally Posted by jsausley View Post
      I sat in an unsold R today in Winston-Salem and the seats were AMAZING. I've sat in Ferraris, Lamborghinis, Porsches... the seats in an R are just as good or better than any of these.
      So is the consensus that they're not the same as the leather seats in the GTI? The GM for the dealership I deal with sat in one at one of their conventions, and he said he thought they felt a lot better, but they didn't have a GTI there for comparison.

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      01-10-2012 05:27 PM #37
      Quote Originally Posted by cloors View Post
      So is the consensus that they're not the same as the leather seats in the GTI?
      they are exactly the same as the GTI autobahn seats.
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      01-10-2012 05:30 PM #38
      Can someone who has already taken delivery check the functionality of the ESP system please?

      Press once to disable ASR, but ESP remains on?
      Press and Hold to fully disable ESP?
      Or is ESP not fully defeatable?

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      01-10-2012 05:36 PM #39
      I've never sat in a Mk6 GTI so I'm not sure but I can tell you that these impressed me a lot.

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      01-10-2012 05:51 PM #40
      Quote Originally Posted by johnnyR32 View Post
      they are exactly the same as the GTI autobahn seats.
      Thanks, as I suspected. Still very nice seats though!

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      01-10-2012 06:39 PM #41
      Has anyone tried to price out a golf R front bumper conversion now that the car is available in the US?

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      01-10-2012 07:47 PM #42
      Quote Originally Posted by Mike@ForgeMotorsport View Post
      Can someone who has already taken delivery check the functionality of the ESP system please?

      Press once to disable ASR, but ESP remains on?
      Press and Hold to fully disable ESP?
      Or is ESP not fully defeatable?
      This!

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      01-10-2012 07:56 PM #43
      A few shots post delivery...














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      01-10-2012 07:58 PM #44
      Quote Originally Posted by cloors View Post
      So is the consensus that they're not the same as the leather seats in the GTI? The GM for the dealership I deal with sat in one at one of their conventions, and he said he thought they felt a lot better, but they didn't have a GTI there for comparison.
      Seats are different, at least different from my '10 GTI. The are more "cushy"...hold you better in the turns. I do like them better.
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      01-10-2012 08:05 PM #46
      Quote Originally Posted by scribbins View Post
      Seats are different, at least different from my '10 GTI. The are more "cushy"...hold you better in the turns. I do like them better.
      did you have leather or cloth?

      I have leather in my 2010 and they are the same seats that are in the R.
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      01-10-2012 08:11 PM #47
      Quote Originally Posted by scribbins View Post
      A few shots post delivery...
      That's beautiful. Congratulations
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      01-10-2012 08:12 PM #48
      Quote Originally Posted by johnnyR32 View Post
      did you have leather or cloth?

      I have leather in my 2010 and they are the same seats that are in the R.
      Leather. My buddy has a '11 GTI and he commented the seats were different too...actually had the same comment, said they felt cushy.
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      01-10-2012 08:15 PM #49
      Quote Originally Posted by scribbins View Post
      Leather. My buddy has a '11 GTI and he commented the seats were different too...actually had the same comment, said they feel cushy.
      weird. I've been in a new R and they felt the same to me.
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    15. 01-10-2012 08:18 PM #50
      Wow, looks very clean dude! Now go get some R tails! lol
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      01-10-2012 08:26 PM #51
      Quote Originally Posted by BMP_3918 View Post
      Wow, looks very clean dude! Now go get some R tails! lol
      They are in a box sitting next to me, going to install tomorrow night!
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      01-10-2012 08:31 PM #52
      Quote Originally Posted by johnnyR32 View Post
      weird. I've been in a new R and they felt the same to me.
      We both factory ordered...not sure if that might have something to do with it.
      Could be my fat a$$ flattened all the cush, haha!
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      01-10-2012 08:44 PM #53
      I would like to see the center stack (radio, climate controls, etc..) on a base model R (no Nav) if anyone has a pic, or can get one.

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      01-10-2012 08:52 PM #54
      Quote Originally Posted by scribbins View Post
      We both factory ordered...not sure if that might have something to do with it.
      Could be my fat a$$ flattened all the cush, haha!
      I think it's your fat ass haha...mine is an Autobahn so it's factory leather. Maybe they changed the foam but what I really meant was that the seats are the same same design, lines, style......etc as the GTI with factory leather.
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      01-10-2012 08:52 PM #55
      Just got back from the dealer, taking delivery on my R on Saturday morning I'll upload shots later.

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      01-10-2012 08:54 PM #56
      no wheel locks on it... might be something I will do fairly quick.

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      01-10-2012 09:00 PM #57
      Quote Originally Posted by scribbins View Post
      They are in a box sitting next to me, going to install tomorrow night!
      Very nice.


      If you have a chance can you check the details regarding that ASR/ESP button?

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      01-10-2012 09:14 PM #58
      Quote Originally Posted by johnnyR32 View Post
      I think it's your fat ass haha...mine is an Autobahn so it's factory leather. Maybe they changed the foam but what I really meant was that the seats are the same same design, lines, style......etc as the GTI with factory leather.
      Haha! Yes, I agree...visually the seats are identical.
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      01-10-2012 09:16 PM #59
      Quote Originally Posted by Mike@ForgeMotorsport View Post
      Can someone who has already taken delivery check the functionality of the ESP system please?

      Press once to disable ASR, but ESP remains on?
      Press and Hold to fully disable ESP?
      Or is ESP not fully defeatable?
      Quote Originally Posted by ViR View Post
      Very nice.

      If you have a chance can you check the details regarding that ASR/ESP button?
      I'll give it a try tomorrow.
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    25. 01-10-2012 09:22 PM #60
      Quote Originally Posted by scribbins View Post
      They are in a box sitting next to me, going to install tomorrow night!
      Well then..
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      01-10-2012 09:59 PM #61
      Quote Originally Posted by scribbins View Post
      Leather. My buddy has a '11 GTI and he commented the seats were different too...actually had the same comment, said they felt cushy.
      Wow!!!!!!!!!!! That's one fine car... Well? How does it feel compared to the MkVI GTi? How's the clutch... any tighter, does it grab in the same place as the GTI? Wheel gap looks a little higher than the Euro versions but I may be wrong... What about the new transfer case.... how does it feel overall in comparison?

      PS: Thanks for the ... very jealous... indeed.
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      01-10-2012 10:02 PM #62
      Quote Originally Posted by scribbins View Post
      I'll give it a try tomorrow.
      The manual should have that information right?

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      01-10-2012 10:08 PM #63
      Quote Originally Posted by scribbins View Post
      They are in a box sitting next to me, going to install tomorrow night!
      Let me know what coding works!

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      01-10-2012 10:20 PM #64
      Quote Originally Posted by DaLeadBull View Post
      The manual should have that information right?
      Good point, I'll post that part of the manual.
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      01-10-2012 10:21 PM #65
      Possession has been granted....

      We took it for a somewhat spirited test drive tonight and I must confess that I do indeed love this car.

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      01-10-2012 10:23 PM #66
      Quote Originally Posted by bsmith75 View Post
      Possession has been granted....

      We took it for a somewhat spirited test drive tonight and I must confess that I do indeed love this car.

      B.
      Congrats man...looks like MA is the place to be for early delivery!
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      01-10-2012 10:28 PM #67
      What were the specs of the Golf R in Winston Salem?

      Quote Originally Posted by jsausley View Post
      I sat in an unsold R today in Winston-Salem and the seats were AMAZING. I've sat in Ferraris, Lamborghinis, Porsches... the seats in an R are just as good or better than any of these.
      Last edited by stook2001; 01-10-2012 at 10:35 PM.

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      01-10-2012 10:33 PM #68
      Congrats!

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      01-10-2012 10:52 PM #69
      Quote Originally Posted by stook2001 View Post
      What were the specs of the Golf R in Winston Salem?
      Candy white, 2 door, base. Loved everything about the car, except for the fact that it wasn't mine. It had Pirellis too.

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      01-10-2012 11:00 PM #70
      Quote Originally Posted by VWRedux View Post
      Wow!!!!!!!!!!! That's one fine car... Well? How does it feel compared to the MkVI GTi? How's the clutch... any tighter, does it grab in the same place as the GTI? Wheel gap looks a little higher than the Euro versions but I may be wrong... What about the new transfer case.... how does it feel overall in comparison?

      PS: Thanks for the ... very jealous... indeed.
      I've only been able to drive in Boston traffic. I'll report back once I get to open it up.

      Initial impressions....

      Even though the R isn't a V6, the exhaust is really throaty, I'm really happy with the sound. Now if I can only get it to gurgle like my '04! The engine and exhaust are noticeably louder in the cabin that my '10 GTI.

      The clutch has a similar feel to my GTI, one difference is the addition of the hill holder, it was really weird the first time it kicked in.

      For me, it seems that the shift points are a little different than the GTI, so will just need to take some getting used to. But the acceleration is noticeably quicker, and the throttle response is almost surprising. I almost clipped a car when I was changing lanes, I wasn't expecting the sudden increase in speed.

      Grip was great in the one corner I got to fling it around today.

      It really reminds me of my '04 R32, which is still the best car I've owned up until now.

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