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Post  mrblur on Fri Oct 21, 2011 10:43 pm

First time in my adult life I wrote an email(letters your kidding me write) to a Company on how disappointed I was with their decision. Anyway they might not take it serious since they might take my writing skills of a 12yr old.

This was in regards to Volkswagen of America releasing GOLF R without DSG, the plus it will have 3/5 door models.





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Post  PhotoOtaku on Sat Oct 22, 2011 8:07 am

I maybe it can't handle the torque, ...but they do sell them in the current R in Europe?

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Post  mrblur on Sat Oct 22, 2011 8:50 am

Europe gets DSG, Recaro seats...
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Post  PhotoOtaku on Sat Oct 22, 2011 9:01 am

I like the 5 door, but it doesn't look as "clean" as the 3 door.

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Post  mrblur on Sat Oct 22, 2011 9:12 am

Back in the 90's I owned a 92 GTI 16V 2.0L. It had factory bbs(not the ugly looking ones on the GLI), recaro seats, Alpine White, sports suspension. Loved that car...

Anyway I drive a 4door accord now and I can't see myself driving 2 door with the kids in tow.


I think the 4/5door makes the car look longer and sleeker...Me want's, but this year is the first time I owned an automatic and I'm spoiled another reason DSG will be great for this car.
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Post  Iago on Sun Oct 23, 2011 8:29 am

I must be oblivous. I had to look up DSG.
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Post  Seamaster on Tue Oct 25, 2011 3:13 pm

I like the five-door option. Way more practical and I actually think it makes the car look nicer.

As for DSG, I prefer an old school stick shift. Performance-wise, DSG certainly gets the nod, but it removes too much of the passion from driving. It is way more satisfying to properly nail a heel-toe downshift when coming into a corner than it is to let a flappy paddle do it for you. Plus, what is my left foot supposed to do if there is no manual clutch?

VW decided to omit DSG this side of the pond because they determined that those people in the market for such a car would prefer to row their own gears. Apparently they did a study before reaching this conclusion.
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Post  mrblur on Tue Oct 25, 2011 3:25 pm

Well I'm sure those who were part of the study were Teens who could not afford this car.


My left foot could go on the dash...

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Post  Seamaster on Tue Oct 25, 2011 3:38 pm

Nice nail polish. Is that the new, happening mrblur?
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Post  Iago on Tue Oct 25, 2011 8:00 pm

It would explain a lot.
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Post  mrblur on Wed Oct 26, 2011 11:50 pm

this email from vw fills the spot when modonna never wrote back when I was 12 yrs old.

Dear Jaime,

Thank you for contacting the Volkswagen Information Center.  We are pleased to see your interest in the sporty Golf R scheduled to arrive at dealers in the Spring of 2012!
 
At this time, there are no plans to offer the Golf R with DSG automatic transmission.  Features and package configurations are based on previous model-year sales/service data as well as current marketing objectives.  We do not have resources to verify or comment on statements made about our vehicles listed on third-party websites.
 
Please be assured your comments have been documented and made available to the proper parties at Volkswagen of America.  We encourage you to keep checking the Upcoming and Concept Cars Blog on our website at http://blogs.vw.com/conceptcars/, as information on feature availability is subject to change without notice.
 
Thank you again for your email.  We truly value your long-term appreciation for the Volkswagen Brand!
 
Matt
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Post  PhotoOtaku on Thu Oct 27, 2011 8:23 am

I'd say wait for the 2'nd model year, I bet DSG will be offered.

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Post  Seamaster on Thu Oct 27, 2011 9:48 am

Embrace the stick shift! Plus, how are you going to jump start a DSG, if the need ever arose?
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Post  Iago on Thu Oct 27, 2011 11:40 am

Short of an all-wheel or four-wheel drive, I will take a front-wheel drive with a stick shift over anything else. I have never failed to get out of any winter messes with that configuration. (Yes, I know that rear-wheel drives are better from a performance perspective, Seamaster, but one must make concessions for living in the Great White North!)
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Post  mrblur on Thu Oct 27, 2011 9:36 pm

Seamaster wrote:Embrace the stick shift! Plus, how are you going to jump start a DSG, if the need ever arose?

That's why I have roadside assistance. clown
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Post  Seamaster on Fri Oct 28, 2011 8:54 am

Iago: I have nothing against front-wheel drive. And I agree with you about rear-wheel: it is only good for about five months of the year. PO: No need to comment here please. Thanks.

Incidentally, the GTI R that mrblur has his eyes on is all-wheel drive.
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Post  Iago on Fri Oct 28, 2011 11:42 am

Seamaster seems just more interested in embracing the stick right now.
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Post  Seamaster on Fri Oct 28, 2011 1:53 pm

Well, only if that stick also has a well-contoured knob.
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Post  Iago on Fri Oct 28, 2011 6:25 pm

And something to clutch.
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Post  Seamaster on Sun Oct 30, 2011 1:03 am

A nice, slick slot to shift the stick into is also welcome.

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Post  mrblur on Sun Oct 30, 2011 9:11 am

just dont stick into reverse
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Post  Iago on Sun Oct 30, 2011 10:00 am

Unless you double-clutch first.
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Post  Seamaster on Sun Oct 30, 2011 8:07 pm

Lest you run the risk of leaving skid marks.
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Post  Iago on Mon Oct 31, 2011 7:36 am

I will stop this short of the inevitable comments about tailpipes.
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Post  Seamaster on Mon Oct 31, 2011 11:45 am

Or about a loose back end.
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