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Hey y'all!

I've been following GRC news for a while, but it's really on our radar now that a potential 8AT option has popped up. I have some chronic issues that make working a clutch very painful, so I'm very happy to see Toyota take this direction towards offering more accessibility (and hopefully comfort and performance as well).

My partner and I have an Evo X and Abarth 500, so the GRC could potentially replace one or both of them for us. We use the Evo most for winter, and we use the Abarth for hauling stuff (tons of space in the pack with the rear seats out and very easy to park).

I read somewhere the G16E might be upgraded to 221 kw for GRC, so that'll be exciting to see. We're hoping that the 5-door hatch can combine the performance, capability, and practicality of our Evo and Abarth while perhaps adding greater reliability and longevity on top.

(As for why we don't have a Golf R or STI hatch... Eh, what can I say? The way they felt just wasn't for us.)

Anyway, that's enough about me. Thanks for reading, and I look forward to learning about this car with you all as more is revealed!
 

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Hey y'all!

I've been following GRC news for a while, but it's really on our radar now that a potential 8AT option has popped up. I have some chronic issues that make working a clutch very painful, so I'm very happy to see Toyota take this direction towards offering more accessibility (and hopefully comfort and performance as well).

My partner and I have an Evo X and Abarth 500, so the GRC could potentially replace one or both of them for us. We use the Evo most for winter, and we use the Abarth for hauling stuff (tons of space in the pack with the rear seats out and very easy to park).

I read somewhere the G16E might be upgraded to 221 kw for GRC, so that'll be exciting to see. We're hoping that the 5-door hatch can combine the performance, capability, and practicality of our Evo and Abarth while perhaps adding greater reliability and longevity on top.

(As for why we don't have a Golf R or STI hatch... Eh, what can I say? The way they felt just wasn't for us.)

Anyway, that's enough about me. Thanks for reading, and I look forward to learning about this car with you all as more is revealed!
Welcome! Another PNW native!
 

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Hey, welcome! Another one! There's a few of us from Washington and Oregon here.

I also looked at the Golf R, but I just can't really see myself as a VW person. I'd need to find a new username for sure.
 

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Hey, welcome! Another one! There's a few of us from Washington and Oregon here.

I also looked at the Golf R, but I just can't really see myself as a VW person. I'd need to find a new username for sure.
Thank you!

That's what I'm talking about! I also can't get over that DSG shift patterns are upside down in everything from a Golf up to an R8.
 
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