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    Thread: Autocar: mk7 Golf GTI Performance Ed vs Ford Focus ST

    1. 05-01-2013 03:51 PM #1









      Mk7 GTI seems to be the real deal.

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      05-01-2013 03:53 PM #2
      In for 13 pages of bitching from people who haven't driven either vehicle
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      05-01-2013 03:57 PM #4
      Didn't know it had a real E-diff this time. Interesting.

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      05-01-2013 03:59 PM #5
      im ready for the TCL drama fest of the year

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      05-01-2013 04:02 PM #6
      Quote Originally Posted by caliatenza View Post
      im ready for the TCL drama fest of the year
      pretty much!

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      05-01-2013 04:02 PM #8
      Love the GTI

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      05-01-2013 04:03 PM #9
      Quote Originally Posted by Mazda 3s View Post
      In for 13 pages of bitching from people who haven't driven either vehicle


      That's not much of a prediction - even in Europe, the mk7 is still on pre-order and isn't out yet. No one has driven one.

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      05-01-2013 04:04 PM #10
      The GTI seems legit. I can't wait until they show up here.

      Also, is it me or is that last picture from the article absolutely awful? It makes both cars look like crap.

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      05-01-2013 04:05 PM #11
      Quote Originally Posted by caliatenza View Post
      im ready for the TCL drama fest of the year

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      05-01-2013 04:06 PM #12
      Too bad the whole ride quality portion has to be ignored here....adaptive damping is probably something we'll never see VW bring over for this car...

    13. 05-01-2013 04:08 PM #13
      I am pretty stoked about this thing. I can't wait to see what they do with an R variant.
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      05-01-2013 04:11 PM #14
      Also one thing I've been noticing from some of the recent review/comparo in EU about the ST, the price separation is greater between the ST and GTI(MK6 I guess in most cases) than it does in US...certainly makes the ST more attractive there...here they are basically even on pricing...at least currently...

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      05-01-2013 04:12 PM #15
      Good review, I think.

      I'm aiming for a Focus ST personally in the next few months, but its not for a lack of love for the GTI. My MKV drives great, and I'm sure the MK7 is better, but it my GTI has just been too much of a maintenance/repair headache for me to trust VW on another one.
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      05-01-2013 04:18 PM #16
      And the less said about the MK3 and MK4, the better.
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      05-01-2013 04:20 PM #17
      What's up with the gap in the GTI's grill? It almost looks like there's a GoPro in there in the pictures.
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      05-01-2013 04:23 PM #18
      Quote Originally Posted by Shooter_McGavin View Post
      What's up with the gap in the GTI's grill? It almost looks like there's a GoPro in there in the pictures.

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      05-01-2013 04:24 PM #19
      Quote Originally Posted by Shooter_McGavin View Post
      What's up with the gap in the GTI's grill? It almost looks like there's a GoPro in there in the pictures.
      Adaptive cruise control is my guess.

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      05-01-2013 04:25 PM #20
      Does not surprise that newer generation car beats a car thats been out over a year and been in development in last 3 years

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      05-01-2013 04:27 PM #21
      Quote Originally Posted by hardcore4life View Post
      Does not surprise that newer generation car beats a car thats been out over a year and been in development in last 3 years
      The exact argument when ST was beating the MK6s....

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      05-01-2013 04:27 PM #22
      Sounds awesome. I wonder if the GTD will get the e-diff as well.

    23. 05-01-2013 04:28 PM #23
      Quote Originally Posted by The Holy Molar View Post
      Sounds awesome. I wonder if the GTD will get the e-diff as well.
      Sadly, no.

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      05-01-2013 04:29 PM #24
      Meh. Still looks terrible. ST for me.
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      05-01-2013 04:32 PM #25
      Quote Originally Posted by StringTheory View Post
      Sadly, no.
      Why not??

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