Originally Posted by builthatch
don't believe everything you read on the internet, please.
go on vortex and talk to some of the owners.
go drive one.
for the money, the Golf R is still a joke performance-wise. That car is European cars incarnate: Lots of tech, comfy, decent power but $$$ to make it so as well as to maintain it. $36K for a Golf R around here baseline. $36K buys you a STizzal or a 2013 Mustang GT plus 4k for mods. Either of which has nearly all the appointed ammenities of a Golf R for less. Volkswagen knows how to run a business, that much is clear in all their acquired companies over the past decade, however, they still don't know how to build a sports car for the everyday "muscle-minded" American male. It's a housewife's car, not a man's car. It's a skinny jean wearing, Jack Johnson listening car, not a Metallica shouting, wrangler jean wearing car.