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I own a 2006 Mini Cooper S. When I test drove a 2012 GTI, the ride felt like a Lexus! You should try a Mini Cooper before you complain about the ride! :)Report it
Dude, I drove a mini cooper and the ride on that car is very harsh. Actually, the bank asked for the car to be returned because there was a mistake on the APR. I am glad they made a big mistake. Got another GTI back in March but this time it's automatic. The ride is so much smoother on the DSG than the Manual - go figure. The manual was pretty harsh on imperfect roads but the manual was so very smooth. One more thing, I was not comparing the manual GTI's ride to any car. I was just saying that the ride was pretty harsh on imperfect roads. Besides, I have known all along that the ride on a mini is pretty harsh that's why I bought the GTI instead of the cooper. I had my eye on the cooper for a long time and, when I drove one (I rented it for the weekend), it made me not want it anymore although its handling is exceptional in its class or even higher priced luxury cars. I love love the cooper's handling but that's about it. It isn't as well refined as the GTiReport it
The ride has a lot to do with tire model and wheel size. 17 wheel is a better all allarounder than the 18 inch. also tire pressure.Report it
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