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Offline Jim_mk7.5

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Re: Looks like Edition 45 might be on the way
« Reply #20 on: 21 December 2020, 11:00 »
Just wish they stick a manual box in it to make it different. Like the old clubsport S. Unlikely to happen sadly. If it did id buy one. :smiley:

There is nothing to stop actually them doing this. They know there is still demand for manuals in performance and sports cars. Just look at the Yaris GR and Porsche aren't exactly afraid of sticking manuals in their special cars.
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Re: Looks like Edition 45 might be on the way
« Reply #21 on: 21 December 2020, 11:21 »
Just wish they stick a manual box in it to make it different. Like the old clubsport S. Unlikely to happen sadly. If it did id buy one. :smiley:

There is nothing to stop actually them doing this. They know there is still demand for manuals in performance and sports cars. Just look at the Yaris GR and Porsche aren't exactly afraid of sticking manuals in their special cars.

I read somewhere that the US version of the R will be available with a manual box. So I'm sure they could do it if they could be bothered.  :rolleyes:
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Re: Looks like Edition 45 might be on the way
« Reply #22 on: 21 December 2020, 11:54 »
American vw isn't built in Europe though is it. Its all about the logistic tail and simplification of it to reduce cost.
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Re: Looks like Edition 45 might be on the way
« Reply #23 on: 21 December 2020, 12:02 »
American vw isn't built in Europe though is it. Its all about the logistic tail and simplification of it to reduce cost.

Mk8 Golf GTI and R models for the US market will be built in Germany, according to this news item in motor1.com;

https://www.motor1.com/news/423131/2022-vw-gti-golf-r/
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Re: Looks like Edition 45 might be on the way
« Reply #24 on: 21 December 2020, 12:11 »
Just wish they stick a manual box in it to make it different. Like the old clubsport S. Unlikely to happen sadly. If it did id buy one. :smiley:

There is nothing to stop actually them doing this. They know there is still demand for manuals in performance and sports cars. Just look at the Yaris GR and Porsche aren't exactly afraid of sticking manuals in their special cars.

I read somewhere that the US version of the R will be available with a manual box. So I'm sure they could do it if they could be bothered.  :rolleyes:

I can see why they wouldn't bother for the R, certainly not here in the UK. But a special GTI would work well with a manual as it did for the CSS.
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Re: Looks like Edition 45 might be on the way
« Reply #25 on: 21 December 2020, 13:07 »
There is nothing to stop actually them doing this. They know there is still demand for manuals in performance and sports cars. Just look at the Yaris GR and Porsche aren't exactly afraid of sticking manuals in their special cars.
I have a GRY on order, i would have a manual ED45 as well if it was available.
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Re: Looks like Edition 45 might be on the way
« Reply #26 on: 22 December 2020, 11:11 »
There is nothing to stop actually them doing this. They know there is still demand for manuals in performance and sports cars. Just look at the Yaris GR and Porsche aren't exactly afraid of sticking manuals in their special cars.
I have a GRY on order, i would have a manual ED45 as well if it was available.

Good choice! So much hype around it but it is actually a great car by all accounts. Just doesn't sound exciting from the outside but that's the only negative I can see.
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Re: Looks like Edition 45 might be on the way
« Reply #27 on: 22 December 2020, 14:10 »
True about the noise outside on the GRY it sounds like a Dyson.. A plus is it doesn't attract attention
A few other negatives but after a test drive I was sold.
Plenty of people working on exhausts if owners want a fix. HKS solution already out.
https://youtu.be/kE55_oyrsdU
I had intended to use the Yaris as my new, year round daily, but having second thoughts about giving it that role. I may push my mk6 GTI into that role or change the mk6 for an Edition45 if they make a manual one.
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Re: Looks like Edition 45 might be on the way
« Reply #28 on: 22 December 2020, 14:32 »
True about the noise outside on the GRY it sounds like a Dyson.. A plus is it doesn't attract attention
 Few other negatives but after a test drive I was sold though.
Plenty of people working on exhausts if owners want a fix. HKS solution already out.
https://youtu.be/kE55_oyrsdU
I had intended to use the Yaris as my new, year round daily, but having second thoughts about giving it that role. I may push my mk6 GTI into that role or change the mk6 for a Edition45 if they make a manual one.

There are some terrible ideas out there but an Edition 45 and a GRY isn’t one of them! Makes total sense to me.
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Re: Looks like Edition 45 might be on the way
« Reply #29 on: 22 December 2020, 14:40 »
Is the GRY actually a practical car? I'd worry it would be like driving around inside of a washing machine. I'm too old for that lol
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