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.
Haldex is not true AWD. You are basically FWD until slip, so no it isn't on the same par as the STI or even the WRX. Enjoy torque steer and having the car flip out on a four wheel dyno.
Performance, 0-60 in 5.8 seconds is not on par with the WRX and STI at 4.7 seconds.
Golf R is STI Pricing with GTI performance. Next.