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Old 03-19-2013, 10:21 AM   #127
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If it makes you happy, get it. If you are going to worry about others thinking you are driving an cheap VW, buy something else
Absolutely agree. I got my R in April of last year, took it to stage 2 and about to go 2+ and absolutely love it. If you enjoy it and drive it hard, you are not too old. I'm 48 today.
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Old 03-19-2013, 10:29 AM   #128
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Absolutely agree. I got my R in April of last year, took it to stage 2 and about to go 2+ and absolutely love it. If you enjoy it and drive it hard, you are not too old. I'm 48 today.
As in today, today? Happy birthday!
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Old 03-19-2013, 12:10 PM   #129
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As in today, today? Happy birthday!
Yep, today. Thanks.
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Old 03-19-2013, 12:11 PM   #130
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With how many 20somethings today that can't even drive a stick, why would you even think you are too old for an R?
No joke. The dealer I take my car to for service has techs that cannot drive a stick. I was like WTF? Why would you even hire someone that can't drive a stick? Don't let them near my car!!!
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Old 03-19-2013, 03:18 PM   #131
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^ on the bright side, manual transmission is becoming a cheap built-in theft prevention measure (haha)
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Old 03-19-2013, 05:44 PM   #132
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No joke. The dealer I take my car to for service has techs that cannot drive a stick. I was like WTF? Why would you even hire someone that can't drive a stick? Don't let them near my car!!!
Haha the guy who sold my car learned how to drive stick at one of the manual cars for first 3 months when he started working there. He should work for mercedes since pretty much non of their cars doesnt come with stick anymore


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Old 03-19-2013, 10:30 PM   #133
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Absolutely agree. I got my R in April of last year, took it to stage 2 and about to go 2+ and absolutely love it. If you enjoy it and drive it hard, you are not too old. I'm 48 today.
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Old 03-20-2013, 09:29 AM   #134
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I am 56, and still a fucking kid. The car proves that. In my adult brain, cars are mere tools to get me from point A to B. But the kid in me has always had a hankering for a bit of dash. Guess this is my midlifecrisis car...
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Old 03-20-2013, 03:05 PM   #135
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I've had the R for a few months and I'm 26. To be honest I consider the car to be a grown up "hot hatch". I would want this car even if i was in my 40s along w/ my S4. In my search for my next daily driver I wanted something that was turbo and AWD. With those 2 things said, the first thing that came to my mind was a Subaru WRX/STI but the thought of seeing high school kids driving it everywhere was a turn off - So that's one of the main reasons I got the R, not to mention the interior spanks the hell out of the subaru and to me its 10x more comfy. It's a much better daily driver for my type of use.
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Old 03-20-2013, 06:59 PM   #136
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I've had the R for a few months and I'm 26. To be honest I consider the car to be a grown up "hot hatch". I would want this car even if i was in my 40s along w/ my S4. In my search for my next daily driver I wanted something that was turbo and AWD. With those 2 things said, the first thing that came to my mind was a Subaru WRX/STI but the thought of seeing high school kids driving it everywhere was a turn off - So that's one of the main reasons I got the R, not to mention the interior spanks the hell out of the subaru and to me its 10x more comfy. It's a much better daily driver for my type of use.
100% agree with you as I traded my 13 sti hatch for R.
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Old 03-21-2013, 02:27 AM   #137
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Old 03-21-2013, 07:17 PM   #138
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In her defense, she's been really good about it. Even though she doesn't like the style, says it's a 20 something car... she has said all along, "It's your car, you'll be driving it, get what you want." All with the roll of her eyes.
My wife was the same way, thought the R was a little boyish, fought me up until I signed the papers. After 3 months of ownership and completing stage 2+ mods next week, she loves to drive the car every chance she gets.

She even liked driving it when I only had the B&B dp portion of the exhaust installed (sounded like a civic fart can north of 3.5K).

I will be 50 in October!
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