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      01-29-2013, 09:01 PM   #23
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      01-29-2013, 10:01 PM   #24
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Golf r is a great car you should consider it, test drive it and they are pretty tunable also apr already got a stage 4 setup producing 570+hp not that it matters lol, great all around car should definitely schedule a test drive
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Thank you all for the responses!

Cost issue: The cost of moving into an S5 this year would probably end up being 27k over the next 3 years. If you offset that by tire change/clutch change and worst possible scenarios for 1er maintenance it would drop to about 20k spent over 3 years. That seems like a lot of wasted money. On the other hand, it's a definite upgrade from the 1er and the added practicality and comfort is worth the money.

Tires: I've thought about replacing the run flats with non-run flats when they're worn out, but the lack of a spare worries me a little. If I end up keeping the car, i'll probably try that anyway and get an inflation kit. Also, The StiG, I have blizzak lm-25 rfts right now for snow tires.

Golf R: The car would be a perfect choice because of the awd and the fact that I absolutely love the GTI, but it's missing some things that I've become accustomed to: like automatic headlights and wipers, dimming mirrors, etc. On the other hand, I've always kind of wanted a sporty hatchback and if the subaru didnt look so outdated I would've bought one. If I go with the S5, it'll be hard to find a hatchback to get after that.

I could also wait for the 4 xdrive coupe to come out sometime next year or the end of this year but I'd probably have the same problems I'm having now with ride comfort.

Lastly, a winter beater is actually not a bad option. Anyone have suggestions for a reliable (and cheap would be great too) winter beater?

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Golf r is a great car you should consider it, test drive it and they are pretty tunable also apr already got a stage 4 setup producing 570+hp not that it matters lol, great all around car should definitely schedule a test drive
100% agree - in europe, the golf R is THE go to hatch if you wanna have AWD and performance.


about the things youve become accustomed to: automatic headlights, wipers, dimming mirrors, etc are all available options with the golf R
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