By on June 17, 2016

2016 Volkswagen Golf R Lapiz blue

TTAC reader Gerard Van Ginkel writes:

I love your reviews.
I drove the Golf R last week and it was nice but it didn’t compare to my RS4. I was wondering, of all the cars you have driven recently, anything you would suggest that might be a reasonable replacement for this Audi RS4 monster?

Gerard obviously loves the horsepower and torque of his vehicle’s 4.2-liter V8, but the time has come to dump his German pocket rocket, which he identifies as a 2007 model. The 292 horses under the hood of the Volkswagen Golf R didn’t set Gerard’s heart on fire (or maybe the package was too Volkswagen), so what’s a reader to do?

Rather than have TTAC brass tell him what to do, we’re turning this question over to the minds of the Best and Brightest.

Put yourself in Gerard’s car-buying shoes and weigh in. With Golf R-level money ready to spend, what should this man buy?

[Image:  © 2016 Timothy Cain/The Truth About Cars]

By on June 8, 2013

PICEDITOR-SHD

Today we inaugurate a new series: As the Best & Brightest. Many sites dispense advice, and you know what they say about the free variety. At TTAC, we unleash the massive power of our readers and commenters to answer tough questions, for which there is no easy answer.

Today, John Lunbeck asks whether his brother-in-law (and by default John’s sister) should start a luxury car dealership.

John writes:

“My pretty savvy brother-in-law has the means and ambition to become a franchisee here in the US for some luxury makes. My question is, is that wise at this point? (Read More…)

Recent Comments

  • deanst: Anyone over 40 can look at today’s cars and realize that even a Kia Rio comes with more amenities than cars...
  • 87 Morgan: Cars last significantly longer than they used to. I DD a 05′, my newest car is an 08′. Neither...
  • ToolGuy: The dealers are clearly the victim here. (I am so very sorry about all those degenerate customers putting...
  • THX1136: It appears that the gradual movement away from moral behavior by society as a whole is making one aspect of...
  • Margarets Dad: “We’re all being swindled.” I’m not. But I have outstanding credit. And I...

New Car Research

Get a Free Dealer Quote

Who We Are

  • Adam Tonge
  • Bozi Tatarevic
  • Corey Lewis
  • Mark Baruth
  • Ronnie Schreiber