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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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      02-29-2012 03:29 PM #18
      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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      02-29-2012 07:38 PM #26
      For some reason, I really like it! I'd be interested if they got the 0-60 in the mid to low 6 second range. Just saying. But non of that matteres since it's not comming here. VW I'm tired of your sh*t! Bring us the models that the rest of the world gets! You can't be #1 in the world without the US market. Apperantly you are unaware of that.
      Quote Originally Posted by heimbachae
      we enthusiasts know what it is, but to the common peons it's just another golf.

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      02-29-2012 08:06 PM #27
      Quote Originally Posted by Kzoo View Post
      For some reason, I really like it! I'd be interested if they got the 0-60 in the mid to low 6 second range. Just saying. But non of that matteres since it's not comming here. VW I'm tired of your sh*t! Bring us the models that the rest of the world gets! You can't be #1 in the world without the US market. Apperantly you are unaware of that.
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      02-29-2012 08:18 PM #28
      Im not a fan on MkV and MKVI, they shouldve brought the Scirocco to America(personally). But if they add the roll bar(like the older ones), pure sex if it was stock with bags.
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      02-29-2012 08:20 PM #29
      This is the first time in a long time, I've gotten excited over a picture of a Golf.

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      02-29-2012 08:31 PM #30
      If VW brought that over I'd race to the dealership, throw a tent sleep overnite, and buy the sales guy breakfast to be the first guy on the list.

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      02-29-2012 08:42 PM #31
      Quote Originally Posted by ArcticFox View Post
      If VW brought that over I'd race to the dealership, throw a tent sleep overnite, and buy the sales guy breakfast to be the first guy on the list.
      My friend, I truely don't think your alone here.
      Quote Originally Posted by heimbachae
      we enthusiasts know what it is, but to the common peons it's just another golf.

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      02-29-2012 08:44 PM #32
      Its sort of great that VW is coming out with all these cars, but the marketing sucks. It is obvious that cars like this, the Lupo, the Polo, the Phaeton, etc are really unmarketable here in the US. The prices that cars would need to be sold at and the perception that VW is not a premium car, is what keeps it down here. Nice VW, but stop teasing us and take a chance on us for a change. Do what the Japanese did with the Lexus and Infiniti, sell at a loss, and get a market going, and stop selling high priced junk.
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    33. 02-29-2012 09:00 PM #33
      Wait... Let's all ponder the fact that this is a 'soft top' convertible! Why didn't they make it a hard top? Space... cm'on. Seems like the Golf Cabriolet is a bit redundant. Keep the EOS and produce a vehicle to compete with the Z4. Why no adapt the TT platform? It makes no sense.

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      02-29-2012 11:50 PM #34
      The old Cabbies worked, this one literally looks like they sliced a straight line and went "yeah ok, lets build it".

      I think its terrible and I dont usually say that about any VW, I quite honestly like their styling through all gen's, even back to the hitler mobile days.. this is one of the only ones that Ill puke in my mouth a little when I see it.
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      03-01-2012 12:18 AM #35
      Nice, when can we expect this in North America.
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