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A true Rally Car for the Road! The suspension is perfect. Wheels are towed out just enought to make cornering a real joy, and keep you wondering just how much faster you can do it next time. The breaks are big, serious , and powerful, bringing you to a standstill in brainpan compressing style. The steering is so positive as to leave you wondering where the car starts and you end. The seats hold you in place in any circumstance, and remain comfortable even after a full day at the track, or in the twisties of southern Ohio where I drove it. The AWD system keeps the car glued down in a way I have only experienced in one other car, and it was not a street car. All in all my review is 5 out of 5 stars. I am still amazed at the unapologetic ignorance of the american car buyer. This is a purpose built, no frills, German Hot Hatch SPORTS CAR with a history long enough to have earned the respect of the very best drivers the world over. It is simply the finest car of its kind in the world. Hands down. It is a LIMITED production(for a company the size of VAG, with only 5,000 made for the entire model year. When the designers of this car read reviews like the ones above, I am sure they are smiling self satisfied smiles, thinking they achieved exactly what they set out to achieve. A car only truly understood and appreciated by a true driving enthusiast.Report it
oh lay off. I just drove home my new R. The review is spot on. Compared to my Mini S, the R is no quicker off the line, but after the blower kicks in, you get nicely pinned to those comfy seats. I agree in a car at this price point, the lack of homelink and auto-dimming mirrors is quite lame.Report it
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