An interesting thing has apparently happened with the Golf R. Until around March, they were in short supply, and VW dealers were stiffing buyers for ADM, just like is happening with the Focus RS. Now, they are plentiful and you can get one easily for MSRP, at least here in Colorado. The rumor is that because of the TDI debacle, VW sales are down, so VW decided to build a lot more Golf Rs, so that dealers had a car they could sell easily. Maybe by October you'll be able to get one under MSRP. I've ridden in both a DSG and a 6-speed manual version. Nice cars. Both had the electronic shocks, and the difference between street and track is very noticeable. They are way too quiet though, and they have the silly German thing where they pipe synthetic engine noise into the cockpit. That is just dumb. And yes, the sound tube on the Boss is just as dumb.