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This is a discussion on Test Drove a Golf GTI "Driver's Edition" today within the Comparison: WRX vs World forums, part of the Community - Meet other Enthusiasts category; Your list is very similar to mine. Try out an S60 R-Design. You might be surprised. BMW 335 are very ...

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    Your list is very similar to mine. Try out an S60 R-Design. You might be surprised. BMW 335 are very quick with a tune and can be a lot of fun. They're better with the sport package. I almost bought an S60 R-Design though. It was a 2012 red/black w/ 30,000 miles. They just wouldn't negotiate and weren't offering enough on my WRX. That's when I went with the G37 coupe.

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    Oh, I did find an Evolution MR in Houston, but my wife asked me how pissed off I would be if I drove 7 hours round trip to test drive it and walked away as unimpressed as I was with everything else thus far. As a result, I decided against it.

    I spoke to a mechanic friend earlier today and he warned me that chances are high that something will break on the Mitsubishi thereby pissing me off. He was my voice of reason through four years of 2006 Mehstang GT ownership hell after all. I addressed nearly every corner that Ford cut with that car, and still was not happy with it because something else would break.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gunz4me View Post
    Oh, I did find an Evolution MR in Houston, but my wife asked me how pissed off I would be if I drove 7 hours round trip to test drive it and walked away as unimpressed as I was with everything else thus far. As a result, I decided against it.

    I spoke to a mechanic friend earlier today and he warned me that chances are high that something will break on the Mitsubishi thereby pissing me off. He was my voice of reason through four years of 2006 Mehstang GT ownership hell after all. I addressed nearly every corner that Ford cut with that car, and still was not happy with it because something else would break.

    apparently you haven't test drove the new 5.0 stang
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    Quote Originally Posted by gunz4me View Post
    I spoke to a mechanic friend earlier today and he warned me that chances are high that something will break on the Mitsubishi thereby pissing me off.
    I've sworn off Mitsubishis too, to be honest. Their biggest downfall is that they are not made by Honda. I found the balance shaft arrangement on the 4G63 insulting, and when I learned the setup was actually licensed out to Porsche for their 4 cyl cars as well it shattered a boyhood idol of mine forever. I won't forgive Mitsu the leaking transfer case, the balance shaft failure, the seaping electrolytic capacitors in the ECU, the valve ticking, and all the rest.

    The cars are absolutely brilliant and I would never buy one. Somebody else that "knows better" can buy all they want, and I'd love to borrow one. I'll never own one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JaySin View Post
    Your list is very similar to mine. Try out an S60 R-Design. You might be surprised. BMW 335 are very quick with a tune and can be a lot of fun. They're better with the sport package. I almost bought an S60 R-Design though. It was a 2012 red/black w/ 30,000 miles. They just wouldn't negotiate and weren't offering enough on my WRX. That's when I went with the G37 coupe.

    I can attest a 335i turns into a completely different car with just a cobb tune. I don't even have any aftermarket parts, just a 93 octane tune, and it is a totally different car...

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    Every Volkswagen enthusiast I know claims that they are underrated on the hp. But with a new GTI 2.0 turbo making only 200 or so hp in 2013 as opposed to say the 4g63 in America (DSM-not the and all be all but just one example) making the same power in 1995 I have to ask WTF.

    Is the rating different for VW or German cars as far as HP/TQ ratings in America vs Germany?
    I hear all sorts of stories from my German car enthusiast friends saying are underrated, but when we compete I am unimpressed.

    I could see with some mods they improve, since the numbers are generally 7-10 years behind Japanese or American Engines "ON PAPER"

    What gives?
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    Sorry it's hard to read but that's a simple spec my spec. Overal if I had to pick one I'd pick the 18 year old car based of specs. But wait there is the magical interior factor I forgot about...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cenpho View Post
    Is the rating different for VW or German cars as far as HP/TQ ratings in America vs Germany?
    HP SAE and HP DIN do differ, yes. Also I don't know if an EU directive has superseded HP DIN.

    It's not the under rating that's my issue, it's the reliability and spares costs. If I had to buy VAG I'd buy SEAT or Skoda.
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