The car is amazing. The dealer experience not so much.
I decided to downgrade to something smaller but still wanted the comfort and performance I was used to.
After a few months of research settled on the Golf R. For the money... great value performance hatch. Has most of what I needed.
It is a small car, and if you need any more than a little bit of boot space, have a look at the wagon, it will be more practical. Then again if you wanted practical... you don’t buy a hot hatch! Car has tons of performance, and is reasonably nice to drive and live with.
A couple of things ...to think about. USBs are not easy to find with only one in the centre console, that is a little hard to get to. SUNA traffic is not enabled (but with the right knowledge can be) DAB radio is non existent. Touchscreen is dirty all the time.
Purchased in June 2020 at Volkswagen Dealers for $55,100.00.
Upgraded from a 2016 Polo GTI to the Grid edition of the R (alacantra seats, analog dash) and I am very impressed. Much more space than the Polo, especially in the boot, and a real pleasure to drive. Very good performance yet can be tamed to be a comfortable commuter. I also got the driver assist pack and the sunroof, which both enhance the driving experience greatly. Only 1500 kms on the clock, so just broken in, but so far so good!
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