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4 June 2009

Such a long wait 2013!

Wow - RWD in a VW! It can only be a good thing, how long until Audi admits RWD is better too? ;-)

Prices up to £35k? What a joke! I hope thats just a poor guess from Autocar. Lets not forget Porsche will have a cheaper 4cyl boxster by then.

4 June 2009

£25k in 2013 may not be much if we hit a big spell of inflation, but lets face it, this isn't that different to a Toyota MR2. A High spec Audi version at £25k+ Mini R8 style would go down a treat but £25k for a 2 seat 2.0 diesel VW in todays money is rather on the expensive side.

4 June 2009

It's not bad... for a two seater! :-)

4 June 2009

Looks really nice , shows what VW engineers and designers are really capable of , but building this VW would put Audis nose out of joint surely.

Then again , who knows what else might be available in 4 years time.

4 June 2009

[quote Quattro369]Wow - RWD in a VW! It can only be a good thing, how long until Audi admits RWD is better too? ;-)[/quote]

OMG are you trying to tempt me VW?

Back to FWD Sad

5 June 2009

If it is as good as you say in 2009 - and I don't doubt you - then why is production not slated to commence until 2013?

Seems strange to me!

5 June 2009

[quote Autocar]

showrooms at prices starting at £25,000 and rising to around £35,000

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And on a "people's car" we all know what that means. Plus leather. Plus radio. Plus fuel filler cap. In 2013 are people really going to be spending £35,000 before options on a big-capacity VW?

5 June 2009

[quote Audi Tastic]but lets face it, this isn't that different to a Toyota MR2.[/quote]

Err, I think that's the point. A new MR2 built by VW but with better economy and hopefully they'll remember the all important storage spaces which Toyota forgot on the last version. The MR2 sold pretty well and was a good success, still loved by many, now it's gone there is a decent hole left for somone to pick up good sales numbers.

5 June 2009

We've been here with VW before. They create a fantastic concept but the execution becomes less than the sum of its parts. How long before VW decide that driving from the rear is unsafe and the production car becomes a front driver with a bloated front end.

I hope they don't though, this car looks stunning and with the right input could be a cracking motor.

 

 

It's all about the twisties........

6 June 2009

[quote memyselfandi]Err, I think that's the point. A new MR2 built by VW but with better economy and hopefully they'll remember the all important storage spaces which Toyota forgot on the last version. The MR2 sold pretty well and was a good success, still loved by many, now it's gone there is a decent hole left for somone to pick up good sales numbers. [/quote]

in 2013 there wont be a gap, there will be a new MR2, and a new MX5, and other new competitors.

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