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Old 08-06-2012, 01:56 PM   #5
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Originally Posted by YellowJellyBean View Post
There have been faint rumors churning through the rumor mill about an RS eventually coming stateside. I've toyed with the idea of getting a new car next summer after I graduate (I know that's still a ways out), but should I be holding out any hope for an RS before I drop close to $30k on an ST?
IF we get the RS, it will probably be a 2015 model. I wouldn't hold your breath on it coming stateside, or being under $36K. The 4-door Golf R starts over $36K. Ford and VW pricing have similar pricing on thier hot-hatches.

I have two recomendations:

1) Buy an ST and be happy with it, it is a great vehicle.

2) Buy the cleanest, used, 2009 or newer GTi you can find. Spend $3000-5000 on a APR stage 2/3 kit, intercooler, LSD, upgraded brakes, upgraded suspension, etc, and have a car with over 400 HP. The aftermarket solutions for VAG products are amazing compared to what Ford tuners offer, even in Europe.
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