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should I trade up from 2019 GTI AB?

XM_Rocks

Go Kart Champion
Location
Austin, TX
My GF has a 2018 Forrester XT Limited with the CVT.

It’s so erratic and goofy acting sometimes.

In her car it’s ok, but I would personally never buy one in something like a WRX.
 

GolfR-BA

New member
Location
Bay Area
AWD might not be worth 10k more but having driven both the GTI and the Golf R I think they are different cars. They may looks similar but the R is just better.
I agree with this. I went from a '15 GTI AB DSG and loved it. But my '19 R DSG is just better. The best part is the launch - being able to just stomp the gas pedal and go is such fun.
 

jimlloyd40

Drag Race Newbie
Location
Phoenix
Ride
2018 SE DSG
I remember back in my youth, driving a Mustang SVT with snow tires on in the snow.. and getting stuck in a ditch a few times. When I decided to go front wheel drive and downsized to an Accord V6 coupe I still got stuck, even with the right tires.

When I finally, years and years later, started driving AWD cars, even with worse tires I stopped getting stuck.

AWD might not be worth 10k more but having driven both the GTI and the Golf R I think they are different cars. They may looks similar but the R is just better.

If I could not have afforded the R I would have instead just purchased another WRX Limited with a CVT.

If I was forced to just have a front wheel drive car it would not be the GTI.. like the WRX, too many stories of engine issues. The hardened internals in the R seem to avoid this issue.

The internals on the R engine aren't very different from the GTI. There's a thread about that in the forum.
 

flg2010

Passed Driver's Ed
Location
CT
My GF has a 2018 Forrester XT Limited with the CVT.

It’s so erratic and goofy acting sometimes.

In her car it’s ok, but I would personally never buy one in something like a WRX.
I traded my "16 WRX CVT in after just after 3 years due to desiring to be in warranty for my daily driver. However, the CVT was horrible. The R DSG, at least on the '19, is great.
 
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