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Anyone wants to talk about this car? Any personal experiences either driving this cool German toy or racing against one? Thoughts?
Their build quality and reliability are extremely hit or miss anymore. Back in the day they would go forever with little to no maintenance, now it's never ending and extremely expensive. You are paying merc and BMW repair prices for old Kia reliability.1 - Not being sarcastic but can you explain more about VW/Audi being sketchy?
2 - I do agree that driving stick is amazing and I have only driven stick since I began driving. I have heard so many cool and amazing things about DSG though that I am just curious.
3 - Who do you think has better AWD for handling, especially at higher speeds?
The one conversation with my mechanic went as follows...Germz to Japz said:1 - Not being sarcastic but can you explain more about VW/Audi being sketchy?
If you're not dealing with snow/ice, why bother with an AWD vehicle? If I lived in FL, I would exclusively have RWD vehicles.Germz to Japz said:3 - Who do you think has better AWD for handling, especially at higher speeds?
^This x100.If you're not dealing with snow/ice, why bother with an AWD vehicle?
AWD vehicles generally understeer at the limit.Germz to Japz said:1 - I honestly thought that AWD was better for handling at higher speeds when pushing the car hard.
If you're not driving clients around where they have to deal with a loud vehicle and bumpy ride, who cares what you drive? It's not like you're driving a car that dies in the parking lot entrance and you need to push it into a parking space.Germz to Japz said:4 - Going to be honest, with my new job, rolling up with a WRX running a catback exhaust screams too much of boy racer. Even though I am still a kid at heart I want something that is (I dare say) lower profile and calmer. VW comes to mind.
My anecdote with my mechanic was from the early 2000s. It's not a recent thing...Germz to Japz said:5 - I legit had no idea VW had such bad reliability. That honestly breaks my heart.
If youre getting either of these cars to lose control on public roads you are doing something insane. They both have crazy high limits for public roadways. Also I dont think understeer is any scarier than oversteer at that point. Id certainly rather understeer in a wrx vs oversteer in my MR2. I guess it depends on the road in front of you but bad either way on the street...4 - Understeer is scary.
They're rubbish. VAGs are horrific cars and only Porsche might be worse.My anecdote with my mechanic was from the early 2000s. It's not a recent thing...