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Old 09-02-2013, 06:33 PM   #351
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^ Didn't realize you kept it that long. BRAVO!
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Old 09-02-2013, 07:48 PM   #352
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^ Didn't realize you kept it that long. BRAVO!
I'm usually not the type to flip cars very quickly, but that one had to go. I loved the car, but I hated owning it. Other than reliability, that car did everything right.
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Old 09-02-2013, 10:38 PM   #353
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I loved the car, but I hated owning it. Other than reliability, that car did everything right.
Y-U-P!

It was amazing I kept the thing for an entire year! I loved it that much! 8 unresolved issues when I sold it. Prolly could have lemon'd it if I didn't sell it for what I was asking to the first guy to look at it...it looked and sounded amazing. Getting a little teary-eyed and feeling confused typing this.

Still have my "FAST" and I take it out every now and again and just shake my head.
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Old 09-03-2013, 08:28 AM   #354
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It is weird the way VW's bond to you. I was always shaking my head at the VW folks clammoring on about how VW's feel and drive and how they have no real shortcomings (save reliability mind you). I constantly thought it was a big pile of whooey. But having owned one now for almost a solid year, I have to say, the little cars do endear themselves to you in many ways. Whether its the feel of the doors, the way the steering weights up when you go faster, the suprising amount of ooph they get from that happy little engine. It is just a different type of car than a subaru. NOt saying it is better, but is definitely different, in a good way. The amount of transplants to and from VW to Subaru and back again is perfectly understandable. These cars are willing and playful. They flaunt their eagerness to be driven.

I really cannot say a single bad word about my R still. IT has been 100% flawless.
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Old 09-03-2013, 11:47 AM   #355
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It is weird the way VW's bond to you. I was always shaking my head at the VW folks clammoring on about how VW's feel and drive and how they have no real shortcomings (save reliability mind you). I constantly thought it was a big pile of whooey. But having owned one now for almost a solid year, I have to say, the little cars do endear themselves to you in many ways. Whether its the feel of the doors, the way the steering weights up when you go faster, the suprising amount of ooph they get from that happy little engine. It is just a different type of car than a subaru. NOt saying it is better, but is definitely different, in a good way. The amount of transplants to and from VW to Subaru and back again is perfectly understandable. These cars are willing and playful. They flaunt their eagerness to be driven.

I really cannot say a single bad word about my R still. IT has been 100% flawless.
The only VW I have owned was a 91 Corrado G60. I loved that little thing to death. And it was the most unreliable car I ever owned. In the two year it was in my hands: The supercharger blew, taking the intercooler with it. ECU Died. And the water pump exploded 3 times. All of them left me at side of the road. (luckily I had extended warranty)
I keep thinking back fondly on the car and I don't know why. I should be enraged at all the failures, yet .... weird. So now I find myself trolling Golf R and GTI post/forums as I consider leasing the next gen models in 2014. Must be some mind altering chemicals in the german cars.
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Old 09-03-2013, 12:21 PM   #356
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Looking good, in the 3dr config I want.

Really interested in the official MPG's of this and the new STi. Will be a factor. If the R is rated at 30 MPG highway, I'm going to be very impressed.
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Old 09-03-2013, 08:07 PM   #357
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Looking good, in the 3dr config I want.

Really interested in the official MPG's of this and the new STi. Will be a factor. If the R is rated at 30 MPG highway, I'm going to be very impressed.
Well the S3 sport back with DSG is getting around 33.9 mpg....that's sort of a rough estimate for you. I say expect 28 or 29 with a manual gearbox.
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Old 09-03-2013, 08:12 PM   #358
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That will be darned impressive for a 300 HP turbo 4 banger.
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Old 09-03-2013, 08:17 PM   #359
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That will be darned impressive for a 300 HP turbo 4 banger.
It is considering the old one only got 28 even with a DSG @ 261 hp. Basically, more power and still better mpg....VW seems to be doing something right.
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Old 09-03-2013, 08:32 PM   #360
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Old 09-03-2013, 09:17 PM   #361
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Other than the huge wheels, that is sexy!
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Old 09-03-2013, 09:18 PM   #362
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The car is sweet for sure......
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Old 09-03-2013, 09:40 PM   #363
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Apologies if this has already been shared:

http://media.vw.com/newsrelease.do;j...oost-uses&mid=
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Old 09-03-2013, 09:42 PM   #364
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34MPG!!!! wow..
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Old 09-03-2013, 09:44 PM   #365
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If the rumors are true and we don't get a STI hatch the new R may have to be on my short list of cars to replace my current legacy in a few years. I had a MKV GTI which I loved (minus the DSG programming and the no LSD just poor excuses for VSC and TC), but they've made that better, plus I'd be looking for a 6 speed)
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Old 09-03-2013, 09:46 PM   #366
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34MPG!!!! wow..
I was close....lol. I did the conversion myself for te S3 that is.
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Old 09-03-2013, 09:59 PM   #367
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Has it been announced when this will be available in the US?
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Old 09-03-2013, 10:08 PM   #368
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I was close....lol. I did the conversion myself for te S3 that is.
It won't be 34mpg combined US. The EU ratings are wildly optimistic.
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Old 09-03-2013, 10:34 PM   #369
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It won't be 34mpg combined US. The EU ratings are wildly optimistic.
I think this might be possible given the start-stop technology:

http://en.volkswagen.com/en/innovati...pp-system.html

This is good for 10% improved efficiency alone
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Old 09-03-2013, 10:55 PM   #370
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I think this might be possible given the start-stop technology:

http://en.volkswagen.com/en/innovati...pp-system.html

This is good for 10% improved efficiency alone
Start stop isn't going to help your highway rating. 10% improvement in the city, sure.
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Old 09-03-2013, 11:05 PM   #371
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Start stop isn't going to help your highway rating. 10% improvement in the city, sure.
I suspect he is refering to a 10% improvement in the test rating. The test cycle includes idling.
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Old 09-03-2013, 11:16 PM   #372
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I suspect he is refering to a 10% improvement in the test rating. The test cycle includes idling.
The highway test doesn't. High speed test is 7% idling.

http://www.fueleconomy.gov/feg/fe_test_schedules.shtml

I recall some controversy a while back where BMW was complaining that start stop didn't show appreciable improvement on the EPA tests (or it wasn't allowed to be used). I can see it improving the city mileage by 10%, but not much else. Anyway, I wouldn't get my hopes too high on the fuel economy rating for this. 30 ~ 32 on the highway seems reasonable. We are talking about a 300 HP, AWD hatch after all.

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Old 09-03-2013, 11:20 PM   #373
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Well the S3 sport back with DSG is getting around 33.9 mpg....that's sort of a rough estimate for you. I say expect 28 or 29 with a manual gearbox.
As much as folks here bitch about haldex, a big benefit to it is fwd bias for mpg and full blown awd when you want it.

This is what I wanted from Subaru, better efficiency in a cruise or Eco mode and let it suck down fuel when I'm wailing on it.
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That is a lot of development, a whole lot.

The 3 dr in black above looks damn good.
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Old 09-03-2013, 11:46 PM   #375
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I'm excited, folks on golfmk6 and vwvortex give it a thumbs up. I started with a WRX in 2002, switched to a 2004 Forester XTI that I still own and bought a 2013 GTI DSG for the wife. I'm looking for a Forester replacement and this looks like a good bet.

Yes, I can get the claimed 33 mpg with the GTI, not often and it really comes down to driving style.

I think with the new engine changes (two-stage exhaust-valve lift), vehicle reduced weight, lower profile & clearance, DSG disengagement, Econ mode, 100 fwd w/ haldex...maybe 34 mpg is possible barring a light right foot.
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