Originally Posted by SCRAPPYDO
Um.. Cough Golf R Cough.
Not true, THe Golf R is like a refined STI. 95% of the performance and 150% of the refinement. It is the closest thing to the perfect combination of sportiness and luxury I have found for less than 40k dollars. AWD means no compromises, and the 6spd manual is a joy to use. The interior makes you happy you spent 36 large, and all the little thoughtful touches lets you know that they have been making the Golf for a million years and they have figured out clever things that make your life easy and the drive enjoyable.
Are those official percentages? I have been perfectly happy with my interior(s) and just don't see the big deal about it. I am usually listening to my radio, so I don't ever notice any sort of rattles. I have also owned a Justy, so rattles wouldn't bother me anyway. I don't trust VWs reliability and I am very happy with my resale values. That also factors in to "bang for your buck".