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Old 06-05-2017, 09:24 AM   #15
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Cobb tunes are very conservative. It makes sense you feel slow. It sounds like you have limited funds (you said 4k) and like the R better. I also like the looks better. But it also sounds you like a quick car. Save the money, buy the R, but don't get pissed when modded GTIs pass you. If you can live with that, 100% go for the R. I wanted a quick highway car, which is why I went GTI K04.

Its not worth getting the GTI and then wishing you had an R. So go for the R to begin with. It sounds like it's checks the more important boxes for you.

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Don't forget the Exclusivity of the Mark 6 R, I see MK6 and MK7 GTI + an MK7 R more on the streets than an MK6 R.


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Old 06-05-2017, 09:31 AM   #16
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Don't forget the Exclusivity of the Mark 6 R, I see MK6 and MK7 GTI + an MK7 R more on the streets than an MK6 R.


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Old 06-05-2017, 09:37 AM   #17
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At the end of the day an all wheel drive car puts the power to the ground. And you'll want to get to 60 faster then 60 to 100

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Old 06-05-2017, 06:34 PM   #18
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APR Stage 2 your GTI and it will change your life. I went from stock to stage 2, car is a blast now.

I've tossed around going the R route for a while. For me it comes down to loving the DSG and the fact that I only paid $11k for my '10 GTI with 50k on it, and all the stage 2 parts already on it. Dropped $930 on a tune and this car is amazing. I also get fantastic MPG after the tune, between 34-38 when i'm not hammering it.

The MK7 cosmetics also keep me away from going that route.

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Old 06-05-2017, 06:56 PM   #19
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MPG...GTI
0-60...R
Roll race...GTI
AWD...R
Want DSG...GTI
Looks...R?
Cost...GTI
Exclusivity...R
Women...M3/M4

Hope this clears it up for you.

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Old 06-05-2017, 07:02 PM   #20
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MPG...GTI
0-60...R
Roll race...GTI
AWD...R
Want DSG...GTI
Looks...R?
Cost...GTI
Exclusivity...R
Women...M3/M4

Hope this clears it up for you.

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Old 06-10-2017, 06:18 AM   #21
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There is absolutely no substitute for AWD. Pumping a lot power through two wheels is a waste of money. But then again, I love snow, so I need my rallye car��

Now, buying a MK1 Gti. That's worth it. ��
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Old 06-10-2017, 06:32 AM   #22
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In my opinion, the mk6 has a lot more character than the mk7. Looks more like the VW's of the past. No DSG. The car farting through the gears becomes annoying, great transmission though...
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Old 06-10-2017, 09:42 AM   #23
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I had a 2011 GTI which got flooded in Hurricane Sandy.
Liked the car a lot but replaced it with a 2013 Golf R.
All things considered the R is a better car in all respects.
Faster, Sounds Better, Looks Better, and the all wheel drive is
great. Both cars were purchased new.
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Old 06-11-2017, 09:34 AM   #24
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Women...M3/M4
Okay so about this one.... my wife loved the plaid seats in my car so much she married me and we had a kid.
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Old 06-11-2017, 10:45 AM   #25
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Okay so about this one.... my wife loved the plaid seats in my car so much she married me and we had a kid.
Ha ha, they can have that retro effect I guess. But besides the joke, if any woman is choosing you for your car, you got bigger problems than a car choice...

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Old 06-11-2017, 12:57 PM   #26
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Ha ha, they can have that retro effect I guess. But besides the joke, if any woman is choosing you for your car, you got bigger problems than a car choice...
Well there was more to it than that (I hope, lol), but she has said that the seats definitely stood out as being cool/interesting. Otherwise I doubt she could really tell the difference between the GTI and the R. She probably would have thought the M3/4 was more impressive at first, but I'm certain she would have hated it after our first road trip.
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Old 06-11-2017, 09:15 PM   #27
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i certainly wouldn't tell you which car to buy or keep, but i will throw in my $0.02 on a couple of issues.

winter - my gti with winter tires is fantastic. i bought a set of 17" wheels and a set of winter tires, and it's worked brilliantly. i had three subarus prior to this, and outside of a couple of incidents involving ice my vw has been fantastic in the winter.

awd - awd is awesome, but there is definitely a learning curve involved, as the car can go from understeer to oversteer in far less time than you take to soil your britches. i say this in reference to rally stages, which are already of questionable traction, but perhaps better "feel" than when it happens on pavement... (what i mean is, when you're driving in anger this can bite yer ass).

i loved my subies, but i don't really miss them for winter driving.

if vw rolled up to my house with an 'r' i would make room for it.
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