Originally Posted by SCRAPPYDO
Look further explanation will keep this from going full retard. The STI has a harsher ride than the Golf R. On the occasion that I have to carry both kiddies, which will be often, I want the ride to not jar my new little guys head around.
Contrary to popular belief....kids love both a jarring ride and outrageously loud exhaust.
Both of my kids would fall asleep (only one at a time) in my Cobra when they were babies. The exhaust is literally 12 inches from their head in the car seat.
When they got older.....their favorite car to ride in was my CRX racecar. 1600 pound car with 800 pound/in springs. (not hyperbole....those were the actual numbers).
I do wish you luck with the car. Getting a new car is always fun. The German "built from a single block of iron" feel is certainly an improvement over the "built from a budweiser can" feel of a Subaru.