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      09-12-2019, 03:22 PM   #25
Red Bread
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Also worth pointing out that if you have the money and don't drive a ton of miles, it might be worth stepping up to an RS3 or M2 just for the wildly better resale retention.

I drove the R a few times before buying both of my GTIs, and while I don't prefer it, they do have much stronger value retention that's nearly swung me that route each time. I just can't overcome the softer feel and added weight.
I drive 20,000+ miles per year. So I'm really not worried about value retention. More about a good freeway ride, and good performance. Especially acceleration.
See if you can find a local with an APR tuned VAG car. And yeah, I drive about that much a year too so it wasn't a big factor for me.