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Old 02-07-2018, 01:26 PM   #1
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How much do you LOVE your Golf R? HELP!

Im kicking around the thought of getting an R maybe MK6 but most likely MK7, but am on the fence about a few things. I have been lusting after an R for a couple years.

I currently own a 2011 GTI and love it. The versatility and practicality of it is awesome. Im not making a ton of power but the traction is limited even now.The hatch aspect is perfect for what I need for camping, biking, dog, people hauling, active lifestyle etc.

I also own a 1999 Corvette C5 that resides in the garage most of the time. I have moved to Austin and rarely drive the Vette seeing how everything is so close. I work from home so enjoying the commute to work is nonexistent. I have had my Vette for 11 years and feel like its time to move on.
I am debating selling my Vette and trading in/selling my GTI to have one Golf R.

The question is, will the R fill the performance aspect void that I will have if I sell my Vette? (Different animals, I know) After a few mods, Im sure the speed and handling will be more than enough. What do you love/hate about your R??
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Old 02-07-2018, 02:41 PM   #2
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This is just my opinion but you'll probably love owning an R more than a C5 vette. Especially if your vette is just sitting in the garage. It sounds like you already love your GTI, the R is even more enjoyable. Good luck whatever your decision is.
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Old 02-07-2018, 10:08 PM   #3
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R's are awesome but you can put a few bucks into your GTI if you sell the Vette and have R performance minus 4mo. But I've driven a few MK7 Rs and they are addicting.
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Old 02-08-2018, 10:33 AM   #4
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Where I used to live (northern suburbs of IL) everything was so spread out so I got a decent chance to drive it. Speed bumps were nonexistent and there very few curbs/ramps into places. Seems like I scrape on everything out here with the Vette so parking lot driving is annoying. If I sold the Vette, I would definitely want an R.
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Old 02-15-2018, 12:18 PM   #5
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I have a 2013 R and love it.
Great traction compared to the 2011 GTI that I had.
Very good in the wet and snow (which won't apply to you) and no spinning
front wheels on take off.

The new ones are even better with more power etc.
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Old 02-15-2018, 02:56 PM   #6
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yeah I am leaning towards a 2016 at the moment. In then next 6 months or so I will start looking pretty hard at them but realize I need to be patient if I want it spec'd out the way I like.
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