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Old 10-13-2017, 08:00 PM   #1
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Anyone have any comparisons of the GTI and 2017 A4?

I love how fun my GTI is, and I love the hatch. I also love the sunroof and the DSG. But, I wouldn't say no to more power, or a bigger sunroof, or AWD.

I thought about the Golf R, but I also love the DSG, and it seems like Golf R with a sunroof and DSG are a little hard to find.

Anyway, the new A4 has a 7-spd DSG, and 252HP, and a panoramic sunroof. Has anyone on this forum driven it? Would you trade your GTI for an A4? Would you get a Golf R over the A4?

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Old 10-13-2017, 08:58 PM   #2
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I've ridden in one. My 2012 GTI feels faster than it. It's by no means really built for a sporty feel like a GTI or Golf R is. It has a soft suspension and is silent inside. If you're all about luxury cars, then go for it. The interior blows away the GTI quality wise. I would absolutely get a Golf R over an A4 though. It may be technically faster than the Mk6 and Mk7 (GTI), but it doesn't feel like it.
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Old 10-14-2017, 03:19 AM   #3
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it seems like Golf R with a sunroof and DSG are a little hard to find.
Are you talking about MK6 or MK7 or both?

MK6 R was manual only and a sunroof was optional

MK7 R has DSG or manual, but NO sunroof option at all
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Old 10-18-2017, 11:27 AM   #4
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Everything I read says that unless you're taking your car to the track (which I'm not) the GTI is so close to the R that the extra money isn't worth it.

If I can't get it with a sunroof, I wouldn't spend an extra $10k for an R.

Meanwhile: Performance Pack. Is the LSD worth it? Will it really help handling in bad weather? I live in New England.
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Old 10-18-2017, 02:17 PM   #5
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LSD comes into action when you're putting big power down.

LSD is worth it IMO, but I have read in one of these threads it isnt TRUE LSD? Not sure

stage 2 MK7 is serious heat
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Old 10-18-2017, 02:22 PM   #6
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it really isnt the same experience. more grown up much less fun much more comfortable
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Get new MK7 GTI - sunroof is bigger than MK6 (I have a 2011 DSG that I love) MK7 GTI has 220 HP and 250+ torque. Haven't checked, but I bet it has a better power / weight ratio than A4 quattro.

I'm waiting for the MK8 GTI
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