regardless of what wish has to say , i took a mk5 gti out for a quick ten minuite spin today. im taking it out for a good hour tomorrow.
However first impressions of it compared to my r32......
it looks excelent , even the 17's look good imho and it'll probably handle better on them too, it really suits the red in the flesh but untill i see other colours i'll reserve judgement.
the interior i found was good but not different enough to the normal mk5 interior, the extra silver trim bits are really quite naff and the centre arm rest was really anoying when changing gear, otherwise tho the interior is nice and the leather is better than my r32's is as it seems more supple.
engine wise the sound was a total dissapointment after the r32 with miltek, as was the rev response but i supppose that will free up somewhat with the miles. it does pull well tho , almost as quick as the r32 i would say or at least it will once its freed up.
drive and handling was hard to tell on such a short drive but it did seem equally as planted as my R32 tbh but was a more comfortable ride.
overall i came away slightly dissapointed after the press reports of late, i was expecting to replace the r32 with one of these but after today it looks like the r32 will be staying for now at least.
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