Did a 3 year lease on the GTI in hopes of getting the R here with all of the goodies in it's second/third year trim. Thanks for this
'15 M235i Performance Edition w/LSD 6MT - His
'15 GTI Autobahn 5dr - DSG Stage 2 - Hers
iracing.com - The best simulation racing software, period.
Wow, this is all really good news, aside from lack of sunroof and the 19" Cadiz wheels. These are not deal breakers for me.
I'm really hoping for the LED tail lamps as well, but I imagine they're not coming since they weren't explicitly mentioned.
Best part for me is that the lease on my 2013 GTI is up a year from now and that I won't be tempted to end my lease too early, if at all.
I fully expect the first cars to arrive in August. At this point I have no idea what the initial production allocations will look like, so even if cars start arriving in August, it may be in relatively limited numbers.
The word limited reminds of another thing...even though the Golf R will be available for dealers to order throughout the model year (and as far as I know, subsequent model years), the total availability will be limited by production allocation to each market/country. In other words, even though it is "regular production", the volume will still have a limit. At this point, I do not know what that limit will be.
Last edited by ntj; 12-07-2014 at 12:26 PM.
The Cadiz wheels really are horribly ugly. I don't think I've come across a single person that actually likes them.
This is one reason the S3 might make more sense for me - factor in $4k for summer wheels/tires and all of a sudden the price gap is smaller than it looks.