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      04-10-2017 06:59 PM #51
      Still waiting to see if we get custom colors like the canadians do... That would be sweet. (although not getting them would make me feel better about my 2017 purchase)

      Nice to see the pretoria wheels going away. My 2017 will be unique. I was thinking of maybe selling them, this will give em a nice big price boost. They really are the best looking OEM wheels I've seen in a while.

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      04-10-2017 07:01 PM #52
      So the SE is gonna be like 31k.
      CRV EX looks around 29k with 1.5L but CVT
      Rav4 XLE with the 2.5 and garbage audio unit is around $28k
      Rav4 SE is $31k.

      So for that I think it's a pretty easy choice of the SE with DSG.

      But maybe still a Ridgeline but you need to drop $41k to get a sunroof.

      And Subaru doesn't deserve success.
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      04-10-2017 07:09 PM #53
      Looks like VW is sticking with the regular hand brake for North America.

    4. 04-10-2017 07:27 PM #54
      Quote Originally Posted by mx5er View Post
      Looks like VW is sticking with the regular hand brake for North America.
      It looks like VW doesn't think Americans on average are smart enough to use something more complicated than a manual handbrake. They see Americans still killing themselves with those Jeep gear selectors... VW is trying to keep their cars intellectually accessible for NA.

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      04-10-2017 07:29 PM #55
      Quote Originally Posted by mx5er View Post
      Looks like VW is sticking with the regular hand brake for North America.
      The R has the european electronic one. It works well. Adds additional space and the cup holders get a nice cover. Also can turn off hill hold if I want. (Don't think you can do that in the GTI-- its always on) Not sure why people are so adamant on a manual brake. Is it for handbrake turns? if so, who the hell is doing handbrake turns in their new 30k Golf?

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      04-10-2017 07:44 PM #56
      Quote Originally Posted by ZPayne View Post
      The R has the european electronic one. It works well. Adds additional space and the cup holders get a nice cover. Also can turn off hill hold if I want. (Don't think you can do that in the GTI-- its always on) Not sure why people are so adamant on a manual brake. Is it for handbrake turns? if so, who the hell is doing handbrake turns in their new 30k Golf?
      Of course, the R is still made in Europe.

      I recall a post here a while ago. Someone said changing the rear brake pads on a Passat (not the NA specific) is a major PITA b/c of the electronic parking brake. He said something about hooking up the dealer computer to set the rear caliper so you can change the pads.

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      04-10-2017 08:17 PM #57
      Quote Originally Posted by jnm2.0t View Post
      So the SE is gonna be like 31k.
      CRV EX looks around 29k with 1.5L but CVT
      Rav4 XLE with the 2.5 and garbage audio unit is around $28k
      Rav4 SE is $31k.

      So for that I think it's a pretty easy choice of the SE with DSG.

      But maybe still a Ridgeline but you need to drop $41k to get a sunroof.

      And Subaru doesn't deserve success.
      And CX5 is without Android Auto so pass.
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      04-10-2017 08:22 PM #58
      Quote Originally Posted by ZPayne View Post
      Nice to see the pretoria wheels going away. My 2017 will be unique. I was thinking of maybe selling them, this will give em a nice big price boost. They really are the best looking OEM wheels I've seen in a while.
      On our order guide, the Prets are still specified standard, and the ones in the press pictures are an optional package.

    9. 04-10-2017 08:39 PM #59
      Quote Originally Posted by spoonie View Post
      Announced, but no orange reflectors in E or R pics. odd.
      eGolf and R in the pics are euro spec.

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      04-10-2017 08:42 PM #60
      Quote Originally Posted by chocofrappe55 View Post
      It looks like VW doesn't think Americans on average are smart enough to use something more complicated than a manual handbrake. They see Americans still killing themselves with those Jeep gear selectors... VW is trying to keep their cars intellectually accessible for NA.
      The R, Atlas and new Tiguan all have the button parking brake. I don't know why the keep the handbrake for the Golf and GTI

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      04-10-2017 08:48 PM #61
      Quote Originally Posted by jnm2.0t View Post
      And CX5 is without Android Auto so pass.
      Mazda is committing to SW upgrade for AA


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      04-10-2017 08:49 PM #62
      I like it, but not as much as I liked the European reveal. Not sure why but it seems 'off'.

      Anyways, I look forward to picking up a CPO 2015 o 2016 GTI next year. That is if I get over my "I need a ATS" phase.
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      04-10-2017 08:53 PM #63
      DOT-spec bumpers still look very odd.
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      04-10-2017 08:58 PM #64
      Quote Originally Posted by J-Tim View Post
      DOT-spec bumpers still look very odd.
      DOT-spec bumpers are no different from Euro-spec anymore.

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      04-10-2017 09:09 PM #65
      So glad I bought an R today....

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      04-10-2017 09:15 PM #66
      Quote Originally Posted by Hajduk View Post
      DOT-spec bumpers are no different from Euro-spec anymore.
      Are you sure about that ? I was under impression that they still have to put 5mph bars behind the bumpers, which is what tends to give bumpers a funny look.
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      04-10-2017 09:20 PM #67
      Quote Originally Posted by J-Tim View Post
      Are you sure about that ? I was under impression that they still have to put 5mph bars behind the bumpers, which is what tends to give bumpers a funny look.
      The US changed from 5mph to 2.5 mph in 1980s. The reason cars in North America still had the large bumpers was that Canada still kept the 5mph standard until 2009.

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      04-10-2017 09:21 PM #68
      Quote Originally Posted by Hajduk View Post
      The US changed from 5mph to 2.5 mph in 1980s. The reason cars in North America still had the large bumpers was that Canada still kept the 5mph standard until 2009.
      Ah right. Makes sense then.

      Now all they need to to get rid of those idiotic orange side markers.
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      04-10-2017 11:05 PM #69
      And the Alltrak still doesn't come with Blind Spot Monitoring.

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      04-10-2017 11:49 PM #70
      Quote Originally Posted by l88m22vette View Post
      dat mass assembly doe
      And wheel rotation on directional tires.
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      04-11-2017 12:11 AM #71
      Am I the only one in this thread who thinks PRE-facelift MK7 GTI/R looks overall a bit better??
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      04-11-2017 12:18 AM #72
      Quote Originally Posted by Ryukein View Post
      The photos are literally of the US-spec cars.
      that rear fog tho ...

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      04-11-2017 12:33 AM #73
      Quote Originally Posted by wasim12 View Post
      Am I the only one in this thread who thinks PRE-facelift MK7 GTI/R looks overall a bit better??
      Nope, I'm totally with you there. I definitely prefer the "original" Mk7 (Mk7.0? Mk7.1?) on the outside, and I even prefer the US-spec tails to the Euro ones. The new interior looks the same, but I like the analog gauges as well as the CarPlay headunit I have with *gasp* real buttons.
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      04-11-2017 01:26 AM #74
      Quote Originally Posted by hushypushy View Post
      Nope, I'm totally with you there. I definitely prefer the "original" Mk7 (Mk7.0? Mk7.1?) on the outside, and I even prefer the US-spec tails to the Euro ones. The new interior looks the same, but I like the analog gauges as well as the CarPlay headunit I have with *gasp* real buttons.
      I believe there are three if not four variations of tail lights on European models of Golf.


      Here is a nice and lengthy overview of the facelifted car.

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      04-11-2017 01:47 AM #75
      Quote Originally Posted by wasim12 View Post
      Am I the only one in this thread who thinks PRE-facelift MK7 GTI/R looks overall a bit better??
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