I'm replacing my 2011 VW Golf R with either a new R or a new V8 Mustang. It's for city driving mainly with the odd long highway trip for myself and my lovely lady and enough luggage for a long weekend. I'm not bothered by economy, or ultimate performance. I want a decent drive on weekends and satisfaction of ownership. Which way do you suggest? Also, I hear rumours of a 10-speed auto and a 4.2-litre twin-turbo Mustang in the pipeline, is this true?
It seems to me that they're quite different cars; the Golf R is an under-the-radar raider, the Mustang an in-your-face statement. If you want an exhilarating drive on those weekends away go for the Golf, if you want a more leisurely fun drive with a high look-at-me factor go for the Mustang. For my money I would choose the Mustang. There is talk of a twin-turbo Mustang coming as a GT500 Shelby in 2018, possibly with a 5.2-litre V8. Not sure if it would make to Australia.