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What are your thoughts on the Golf R in comparison to the GRC? Just in case I miss the GRC I've been looking into other options and the Golf R seems to tick most of the boxes. Thoughts?
 

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What are your thoughts on the Golf R in comparison to the GRC? Just in case I miss the GRC I've been looking into other options and the Golf R seems to tick most of the boxes. Thoughts?
There was a good track comparison of a golf R and a GRY on an Aussie YouTube channel. The golf R was faster on the straightaways and the GRY was faster through the twisties.
The golf R will have a better interior and more power, but the GRC will be cheaper, looks better (subjective opinion, the golf R looks to much like a normal GTi), and in the end will be a more reliable car (if kept stock for the most part).
But for tbose who absolutely want a hot hatch and are unable to attain a GRC, the Golf R is the only other AWD option they have. The new CTR looks promising though...
 

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The only issues I have with the Golf R (outside of it being a German car and therefore insanely hard to work on yourself) is the lack of physical buttons. For a daily driver, I don't think I'd want capacitive buttons everywhere.

I've also heard that the manual option (which is what I'd go for) is sub-par. Slightly loose and almost disconnected feeling.

Outside of that, it's a very comfortable, slightly luxurious hot hatch. The DSG is spectacular, and the car has all the amenities you could want out of a sub $50k new car.
 
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There was a good track comparison of a golf R and a GRY on an Aussie YouTube channel. The golf R was faster on the straightaways and the GRY was faster through the twisties.
The golf R will have a better interior and more power, but the GRC will be cheaper, looks better (subjective opinion, the golf R looks to much like a normal GTi), and in the end will be a more reliable car (if kept stock for the most part).
But for tbose who absolutely want a hot hatch and are unable to attain a GRC, the Golf R is the only other AWD option they have. The new CTR looks promising though...
Mighty Car Mods was the channel for anyone looking for it.
What are your thoughts on the Golf R in comparison to the GRC? Just in case I miss the GRC I've been looking into other options and the Golf R seems to tick most of the boxes. Thoughts?
The Golf R to me is just too luxurious, plus the capacitive buttons are awful. The deign is sleek and nice but I like the agressive look of the GRC more. The Golf R is an amazing hatch, especially if you do want AWD over FWD. Obviously if you care about working on it and being cheap to fix and reliable, the GRC is the better choice. However, if you don't care for that and want all out AWD hatch performance, the Golf R is basically the way to go.
 

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I don't imagine the new Golf R is a revelation over my old MK7. Compared to the GR Corolla the Golf R will be quicker in straight lines, more comfortable daily driving, and have a nicer interior even if VW totally botched the electronics. The Golf R is probably the perfect all around car for most people looking for something sporty and practical as when you are driving it in comfort mode it has the demeanor and utility of a regular golf that can transform into a fast and capable car. That said I find these cars are so refined they lack edge of most competitors and they have got awfully expensive to the point where it's not far off something like a BMW M240i xdrive which has a far better engine and AWD system.
 

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That said I find these cars are so refined they lack edge of most competitors
This is hands down my biggest problem with the Golf R. It doesn't feel like a proper driver's car. It's too refined, too comfy and too nice for a "real sports car" as much as I hate that phrasing. If you want a DD that's able to shift gears and go fast, there probably isn't a better hatchback on the market, though, including the GRC. The GRC will be more of a driver's car, though.
 
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There was a good track comparison of a golf R and a GRY on an Aussie YouTube channel. The golf R was faster on the straightaways and the GRY was faster through the twisties.
The golf R will have a better interior and more power, but the GRC will be cheaper, looks better (subjective opinion, the golf R looks to much like a normal GTi), and in the end will be a more reliable car (if kept stock for the most part).
But for tbose who absolutely want a hot hatch and are unable to attain a GRC, the Golf R is the only other AWD option they have. The new CTR looks promising though...
Also pretty sure his Yaris is the version without the diffs
 

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Also pretty sure his Yaris is the version without the diffs
Yeah he has the basic version and his since modded it and they modded their Golf R so I'm curious to see modded Golf R vs modded GRY
 
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