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      07-02-2012 02:08 PM #26
      Quote Originally Posted by DBinOC View Post
      If you want a car that says "Hey, look at me!" a Golf R isn't it. To me, that's a good thing. Doesn't keep me from enjoying a good matched downshift heading into a corner or blasting around a cloverleaf.
      Agreed Any base Golf owners willing to swap headrests with me?

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      07-02-2012 02:41 PM #27
      Quote Originally Posted by B0000rt View Post
      Agreed Any base Golf owners willing to swap headrests with me?
      haha.. I bet that you'd find someone fast to do that swap with you!
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      07-02-2012 02:42 PM #28
      Quote Originally Posted by B0000rt View Post
      Agreed Any base Golf owners willing to swap headrests with me?
      ill give you my rears for your fronts. i like the R logo. pm me if youre serious. ill pay shipping.

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      07-02-2012 03:00 PM #29
      I never got respect in my MkIV .:R where I live.

      I have a Mk6 Golf TDI as my daily right now and I get respect 3 to 4 times a day driving that around. (usually from other Mk6 owners)

      And, everywhere I go, other VW's park next to me. I've had other Mk6 golfs park next to me several times and today after lunch to, my surprise, a golf R was parked next to me! That never happened in the R32.

      Looking forward to seeing how it is in the Golf R, when it get's here.

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      07-02-2012 03:53 PM #30


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      07-02-2012 05:51 PM #31
      Quote Originally Posted by tashistation View Post
      Wow, that's quite a change. They are obviously apples and oranges, but I'd love to hear your comparison and why you made the jump!
      They certainly are apples and oranges. Don't get me wrong, I desperately miss the C4S. Nothing earth shaking in terms of reason really. Just practical considerations.

      Insurance wasn't much more on the Porsche, the "wow" factor was great and I really loved the car. What I did not love, however, was average monthly service bills of about $600.00. Short in the brake light. 02 sensor fails. One catalytic converter goes bad, pothole bends a wheel. Vacuum leak. Water pump. Pressurized reservoir tank. And on and on and on. I still have an old 964 Targa in the garage and its no 996 C4S but since it's not a DD, I can afford to maintenance it from time to time.

      Even though I could afford to acquire and run the C4S, I could not really "afford" to DD it. Plus, every police officer that saw it had a boner for it and I was written one ticket for less than 5 over and another for less than 10 over within 4 months after not having gotten a ticket in roughly a decade. I did manage to beat one of those d-bags at a jury trial but I didn't have the time or energy to fight the second.

      Obviously, I have had to give up a lot to go to the Golf. It's obvious that it isn't nearly as sexy as a 996 and the performance is light years from the Porsche.

      The 5-door Golf is obviously far more practical. The tech in my new Golf is far more advanced than what was in my 996. The Golf has a warranty so I shouldn't have to fix anything for the next year and a half or so. Things I miss most about the C4S that the Golf lacks:

      1) POWER all day long (and related, better gearing)
      2) Heavily rear biased AWD system that aided predictability and handling manners
      3) FAR better stereo
      4) Ridiculously neutral and confidence inspiring handling

      I plan on working towards rectifying some of the shortcomings as I am able.

    7. 07-03-2012 03:00 AM #32
      This thread is funny! In my view the golf r showed have kept the gti r 20 name keeping the original theme going. After all the gti label is the hatch sports car right? But some pencil pusher had a different agenda I guess. Any who I could car less what people car it, golf, gti, rabbit I don't give a F. Hell my buddy used to call my 500hp mk4 gti a rabbit trying to push my buttons LOL!!

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      07-03-2012 09:11 AM #33
      Quote Originally Posted by MissUnderstood View Post
      Hell my buddy used to call my 500hp mk4 gti a rabbit trying to push my buttons LOL!!
      I like that part of your statement....I like the rabbit name and I call mine that all the time, my plate may even have a reference to that fact.(well when it gets here)

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      07-03-2012 10:05 AM #34
      Quote Originally Posted by wayneGTI View Post
      I actually get more attention on the R than I expected, but it's been from the "right" people... so I'm ok with it. I didn't buy the car to be flashy and get "respect", there's other cars out there for that. Stuff like that is respect in the right sense of the word (to me).
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      07-03-2012 12:56 PM #35
      Quote Originally Posted by MissUnderstood View Post
      This thread is funny! In my view the golf r showed have kept the gti r 20 name keeping the original theme going. After all the gti label is the hatch sports car right? But some pencil pusher had a different agenda I guess. Any who I could car less what people car it, golf, gti, rabbit I don't give a F. Hell my buddy used to call my 500hp mk4 gti a rabbit trying to push my buttons LOL!!
      Yep, just a rabbit.

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      07-03-2012 01:26 PM #36

      That's why I have this in the back of my R:


      Quote Originally Posted by BRSomm View Post

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      07-03-2012 01:43 PM #37
      I get no respect from MKV and MKVI GTI owners in my club - I think they are just hating - what other car can you buy that is AWD(both for handling and snow driving), 4 doors, turbo charged, covered under warranty(till you mod that part), easily modable, and reliable for what we paid... I paid the extra money for a reason...
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      07-03-2012 01:45 PM #38
      Quote Originally Posted by jthearne View Post
      I get no respect from MKV and MKVI GTI owners in my club - I think they are just hating - what other car can you buy that is AWD(both for handling and snow driving), 4 doors, turbo charged, covered under warranty(till you mod that part), easily modable, and reliable for what we paid... I paid the extra money for a reason...
      Inferiority complex. You would be upset too if you only saved $4,000 but missed out on a factory K04 with upgraded internals and AWD.
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      07-03-2012 02:03 PM #39
      Quote Originally Posted by jsausley View Post
      Inferiority complex. You would be upset too if you only saved $4,000 but missed out on a factory K04 with upgraded internals and AWD.

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      07-03-2012 02:26 PM #40
      Quote Originally Posted by jthearne View Post
      I get no respect from MKV and MKVI GTI owners in my club - I think they are just hating - what other car can you buy that is AWD(both for handling and snow driving), 4 doors, turbo charged, covered under warranty(till you mod that part), easily modable, and reliable for what we paid... I paid the extra money for a reason...
      Makes no sense. If they released a Golf RS that had the 2.5T and cost $46K, I would respect it. (and probably buy it)

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      07-04-2012 01:46 PM #41
      My R is Rising Blue, so really only other "in the scene" people know what it is. Although I have seen a few people point and tell their passengers about it. Like Sunday when the passenger in a Stickered/Spoilered/fartcanned Maxima pointed at my car a few times while saying something to the driver. Then when the light changed and I was making the left turn (they were on the left of my going straight down the same road i was turning into) I saw both drivers side windows roll down.

      I honestly get more attention my Corrado. At least once a month some middle-aged guy will give me a or some older successful guy in an Audi will give me the nod.
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      07-04-2012 02:10 PM #42
      Quote Originally Posted by GTIVRon View Post
      I honestly get more attention my Corrado. At least once a month some middle-aged guy will give me a or some older successful guy in an Audi will give me the nod.
      Heh, it's probably the car they lusted over in highschool

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      07-04-2012 02:11 PM #43
      Quote Originally Posted by goforit2007 View Post
      haha.. I bet that you'd find someone fast to do that swap with you!
      Quote Originally Posted by speeedfrk View Post
      ill give you my rears for your fronts. i like the R logo. pm me if youre serious. ill pay shipping.
      Heh, sorry guys, was just kidding about it

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      07-04-2012 03:26 PM #44
      Quote Originally Posted by phastman View Post

      That's why I have this in the back of my R:
      where the heck did you get an 'attack' bunny?
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      07-04-2012 06:18 PM #45
      This should change things....

      http://youtu.be/hXlJ6ssR08A?hd=1
      Last edited by Daniel Parker; 07-04-2012 at 06:21 PM.
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      07-04-2012 07:15 PM #46
      Quote Originally Posted by Daniel Parker View Post
      This should change things....

      http://youtu.be/hXlJ6ssR08A?hd=1
      I thought you were going to go up the runaway truck ramp and do some flying. I was disappointed.




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      07-05-2012 04:57 PM #47
      I got the sign from a local wildlife museum and the killer rabbit from here:

      http://www.thinkgeek.com/geektoys/plush/778d/
      Quote Originally Posted by goforit2007 View Post
      where the heck did you get an 'attack' bunny?

    23. 07-05-2012 06:12 PM #48
      Quote Originally Posted by MissUnderstood View Post
      This thread is funny! In my view the golf r showed have kept the gti r 20 name keeping the original theme going. After all the gti label is the hatch sports car right? But some pencil pusher had a different agenda I guess.
      Except that VW does things according to their history. GTIs have always been FWD. AWD drive Golfs have always been Golfs. Golf Rallye, Golf R32, Golf Country, Golf Highline 4 motion, Golf R.

    24. 07-06-2012 04:19 AM #49
      I currently have a 2011 335i Coupe and I'm seriously considering a Golf R when my lease is up in the spring if they're still around at that time. I know a lot of people won't understand that transition, but few regular car buyers will ever understand that car people gravitate to cars built specifically for car people.

      I feel the same way about the Subaru BRZ -- it's a bit boy racer looking for me, but I'm going to test drive one as well because I'd be a fool not to try a car that's so purpose built for balance and fun (at any price). It's fairly shocking that cars like the Golf R and BRZ sneak out of these large companies given how boring everything else has become. If people like us don't buy them, they might not be around much longer.

      One thing I won't miss about driving a 3 Series Coupe: way too many Infiniti G35/G37 Coupe drivers try to antagonize you and instigate stupid driving. I don't usually make blanket statements about car brands and their respective buyers, but I really sense that many Infiniti drivers feel they have something to prove to BMW drivers. I wouldn't mind having something a little more low-key next time around...

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      07-06-2012 09:13 AM #50
      Quote Originally Posted by SimianSpeedster View Post
      I currently have a 2011 335i Coupe and I'm seriously considering a Golf R when my lease is up in the spring if they're still around at that time. I know a lot of people won't understand that transition, but few regular car buyers will ever understand that car people gravitate to cars built specifically for car people.

      I feel the same way about the Subaru BRZ -- it's a bit boy racer looking for me, but I'm going to test drive one as well because I'd be a fool not to try a car that's so purpose built for balance and fun (at any price). It's fairly shocking that cars like the Golf R and BRZ sneak out of these large companies given how boring everything else has become. If people like us don't buy them, they might not be around much longer.

      One thing I won't miss about driving a 3 Series Coupe: way too many Infiniti G35/G37 Coupe drivers try to antagonize you and instigate stupid driving. I don't usually make blanket statements about car brands and their respective buyers, but I really sense that many Infiniti drivers feel they have something to prove to BMW drivers. I wouldn't mind having something a little more low-key next time around...

      Lol one of the only people to ever start something with me in my R on the road was a g35(at least after market exhaust) - I'm over that ("racing") part of my life now but I just had to show him that the R would crush him.... and let me tell you my stage 1 R had about the same HP but the torque and AWD is what this guy didn't realize was going to crush him
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