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Chris90 09-27-2012 11:25 AM

New VW GTI: 217 hp, LSD, 200 lbs lighter, 25/36 mpg
 
Sounds really impressive. Let's hope the electric variable steering is decent.

Performance Package adds an LSD and bump to 227 hp.

http://www.golfmk7.com/forums/showthread.php?t=24

LegendsNeverDie 09-28-2012 06:26 AM

The Sport pack is 13 secs quicker around the ring! If they keep it under 30k, I might go back to VW after all.

ed325i 09-28-2012 10:48 AM

Wonder about wind and road noise.

Chris90 09-28-2012 01:18 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by LegendsNeverDie (Post 7101540)
The Sport pack is 13 secs quicker around the ring! If they keep it under 30k, I might go back to VW after all.

I'm really tempted as well, would be a perfect commuter car, and LSD would help in the snow.

My guess is with leather and sport pack it'll be pushing $32-33k. That might be a tough sell, since I can get a low mileage 335i for that.

brkf 09-28-2012 10:07 PM

If it were made by someone other than VW I'd be really tempted.

Chris90 09-29-2012 05:36 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by brkf (Post 7103216)
If it were made by someone other than VW I'd be really tempted.

Didn't you just buy a 1st model year BMW?

ed325i 09-29-2012 09:40 AM

Would be interested in the R version.

AndrewZ 09-29-2012 10:13 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by brkf (Post 7103216)
If it were made by someone other than VW I'd be really tempted.

Call it an Audi:rofl:

brkf 09-29-2012 02:07 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Chris90 (Post 7103405)
Didn't you just buy a 1st model year BMW?

2nd year! :P

Having owned many of both brand and having had many problems with both... BMW hands down has treated me better as a brand. With the exception of my Cooper neither provided me with a totally problem-free car. But one brand has stood by its product while the other... yikes...

tagheuer 10-03-2012 10:11 AM

my experience has been just the opposite.

dealer has been great so far with our 2012 VW GTI, better than BMW.

(Suburban VW in Farmington Hills, MI versus Erhard BMW across the street).

Michael Schott 10-04-2012 11:33 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tagheuer (Post 7111063)
my experience has been just the opposite.

dealer has been great so far with our 2012 VW GTI, better than BMW.

(Suburban VW in Farmington Hills, MI versus Erhard BMW across the street).

I haven't bought a VW from Suburban but have bought a Honda and Mazda from them. The service has been good. On the other hand I've leased 2 E90's from Erhard in FH and the service has always been stellar.

AutoUnion 10-04-2012 08:59 PM

Need to go drive this. I'm excited. Love the GTI

stylinexpat 10-05-2012 05:03 AM

Perfect city car. Weight deductions are always a :thumbup:


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