Originally Posted by Greenkirby21
Hehe, I was planning on getting a Golf R, but not anymore.
My 128i is perfectly fine for me now, infact better IMO especially since I don't live anywhere near where I would need AWD.
The Golf R is being very de-contented. It has a detuned engine(due to fuel differences).
According to the vw forums, there will both a 3 and 5 door, only 6 speed manual, no LED tail lights, no blacked out headlights(i.e just standard GTI headlights), and a higher suspension then euro. There will only be two trim options, base, and everything. Base should be around 32/33k, the other one should come with keyless entry, dynaudio, sunroof, and nav for around 35/36k.
It will be a 2012 model, with the first batch coming in December
Of course, this is from what I have read from other forums, so don't quote me teehee.
As for me, I will be awaiting the next 1/3 series hopefully : )!
Thank god no DSG..look at the MK5 it never sold who wants a DSG? As for ride height the N/A MK5 GTI were higher then the euro version. As for LED and keyless etc I don't care about them neither does Golf R buyers. Bmw owners might care vw don't. I just need a basic no sunroof 5 door R and I'm set. The engine is probably not that detuned and worst comes to worst a little ecu reprogram will solve it...it won't void warranty as most vw dealers are very mod friendly. For about 3K(in canada) more then a fully loaded GTI this car is a steal for what you get in bonus.