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    Thread: Geneva 2012 - Volkswagen Golf Cabriolet GTI

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      02-29-2012 11:21 AM #1
      ADD summary: Volkswagen showed a concept of the Golf Cabriolet GTI a year ago at Geneva and now presents the production version. With virtually identical specs and trim as the current Golf 6 GTI, the top down version should be a lot of fun to drive. We're still missing the roll hoop of the old cabrio as that seemed to add some balance to the stubby look of the Golf Cabriolet. So far no plans to offer this model here in the States, but we'll keep you posted.

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      02-29-2012 11:44 AM #2
      Hottest 'vert that VW makes. Will the U.S. ever see the Golf Cabriolet? It would seem that it might be VW's best-selling convertible in the U.S., since I assume it would be priced noticeably less than the Eos and it's not the Beetle (which doesn't even have a convertible variant yet).

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      02-29-2012 12:09 PM #3
      Would love to see this in the states!

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      02-29-2012 12:12 PM #4
      looks good

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      02-29-2012 12:15 PM #5
      I like it a lot and i dont like convertibles.

    6. 02-29-2012 12:33 PM #6
      Quote Originally Posted by Pelican18TQA4 View Post
      Hottest 'vert that VW makes. Will the U.S. ever see the Golf Cabriolet? It would seem that it might be VW's best-selling convertible in the U.S., since I assume it would be priced noticeably less than the Eos and it's not the Beetle (which doesn't even have a convertible variant yet).
      You were saying?



      In the U.S. it has always been either the Golf Cabrio or the Beetle Cabrio...the two do not show up at the same time.

      I'd still prefer this over either though...


    7. 02-29-2012 12:37 PM #7
      My wife and I were just discussing over the weekend how much we enjoyed our previous Cabrio, a 1999. I told her I would love to get a newer used one and build it up the way we would all love to. If this comes, it is for sure her next car, and would be a family keeper. PLEASE VOA, hook a brother up.

    8. 02-29-2012 12:50 PM #8
      I would swap my 328i for this when my lease is up in two years with 100% certainty.
      But it would be a chilly day in hell when I'd trade my current car in for a beetle.
      Why why why why why can't we have this car?! It's stunning - the perfect sporty car for California!!

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      02-29-2012 01:09 PM #9
      Finally a VW that I would NOT like to see here, that's just a bad idea.

    10. 02-29-2012 01:18 PM #10
      Ummm......it's missing its handle.

    11. 02-29-2012 01:27 PM #11
      Quote Originally Posted by ThisIsTheLifeForMe View Post
      Finally a VW that I would NOT like to see here, that's just a bad idea.
      same here....WHY...that's sooooo wrong....

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      02-29-2012 01:44 PM #12
      Just in time for the MK7!

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      02-29-2012 01:47 PM #13
      I like it interested to see pricing
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      02-29-2012 02:23 PM #14
      wow, that's one gay looking car.

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      02-29-2012 03:00 PM #15
      I like it!
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      02-29-2012 03:01 PM #16
      Quote Originally Posted by ThisIsTheLifeForMe View Post
      Finally a VW that I would NOT like to see here, that's just a bad idea.
      Agreed, that is just awful. Call it a golf, but drop the gti name off of it, GTI has always been a hothatch, don't change it now. That has to be one of the ugliest verts on the market.
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      02-29-2012 03:26 PM #17
      What's VWA waiting for? This would be a very cool car to have here in The States. Let's see it!

      Don't need all that power and would rather have better gas milage, but still, bring it on.

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      Just make a "GTI" or "R" version of the Eos.
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    19. 02-29-2012 04:11 PM #19
      Quote Originally Posted by Krazee View Post
      Just make a "GTI" or "R" version of the Eos.
      saw the article on here as well :

      http://www.autoblog.com/2012/02/29/v...et-ahead-of-g/

      i agree, and it would help eos sales also

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      02-29-2012 04:38 PM #20
      like it....wish it was a hard top convertable tho...bring it on!
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      02-29-2012 05:00 PM #21
      Seems a bit ho-hum to me. It's cool and all, but was there something wrong with the EOS? Also, the bench rear seat is mentioned, but no picture.

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      02-29-2012 05:08 PM #22
      isnt this why we have an eos here?...

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      02-29-2012 06:23 PM #23
      Quote Originally Posted by KittyDub View Post
      like it....wish it was a hard top convertable tho...bring it on!
      It is, its called an Eos
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      02-29-2012 07:09 PM #24
      Looks more like the Eos and not so much as a Golf. Not saying that's necessarily a bad thing mind you....

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      02-29-2012 07:30 PM #25
      Having GTI and Convertible in the same model name is a sleight to the GTi. Golf convertible sure, but GTi's have never- and should never be a convertible

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