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Clover has an appointment at Cabela's (Bass Pro Shop) to have her picture taken with Santa Claus.
Do you get to pick Santa's outfit most appropriate to breed?
Or maybe decked out in hunting garb for the season?
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In the beginning they trained Clover to ...SIT,SHAKE...then they would give her a treat. Now, she walks up....Sits, throws up a paw...and you can't help but give her something. She got about half a Culver's tenderloin sandwich from me that way today.
 

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How is this possible?
In the January 2022 MOTORTREND (pg. 56) they tested/reviewed the 2022 GTI and the Golf R. Both test cars were 6 speed manuals.

The GTI (FWD) with 241 HP ...0-60 6.1 sec. 1/4 =14.6 @ 99.8 mph.
The Golf R (AWD) with 315 HP...0-60 6.3 sec. 1/4 = 14.4 sec @103.3 mph.

When I read that I figured it was just a big editing error by the magazine. But, in the March 2022 MOTORTREND (pg. 22) Your Say section, a reader calls them out regarding the numbers
they published.

Ed's response, "Fix what? The manual Golf R weighs 400 pounds more than the Golf GTI, negating any horsepower and traction advantage it might otherwise have. Those 0-60 times are correct. - Ed."

Actually looking at the article the weights are listed as 3,407 / 3,082 = only 325 not 400 pounds heavier.

So GTI = 12.8 lbs/HP vs Golf R = 10.8 lbs/HP
 

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How is this possible?
In the January 2022 MOTORTREND (pg. 56) they tested/reviewed the 2022 GTI and the Golf R. Both test cars were 6 speed manuals.

The GTI (FWD) with 241 HP ...0-60 6.1 sec. 1/4 =14.6 @ 99.8 mph.
The Golf R (AWD) with 315 HP...0-60 6.3 sec. 1/4 = 14.4 sec @103.3 mph.

When I read that I figured it was just a big editing error by the magazine. But, in the March 2022 MOTORTREND (pg. 22) Your Say section, a reader calls them out regarding the numbers
they published.

Ed's response, "Fix what? The manual Golf R weighs 400 pounds more than the Golf GTI, negating any horsepower and traction advantage it might otherwise have. Those 0-60 times are correct. - Ed."

Actually looking at the article the weights are listed as 3,407 / 3,082 = only 325 not 400 pounds heavier.

So GTI = 12.8 lbs/HP vs Golf R = 10.8 lbs/HP
Seems fishy.
Don't think the extra drivetrain would lose quite that much?
Must be some gearing or tuning differences involved?
 

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Big difference between stick & DCA.
MotorTrend Results...
"Our 2022 Car of the Year contest included manual transmission-equipped versions of the GTI and Golf R. There, the sporty hatchbacks' 0-60 times didn't end up how you might expect: the GTI did it in 6.1 seconds, while the Golf R was slower with a 6.3-second sprint. We brought a dual-clutch automatic Golf R to our 2022 Performance Vehicle of the Year event, where it posted a quick 4.2-second 0-60 time—that's more like it. "
 

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Big difference between stick & DCA.
MotorTrend Results...
"Our 2022 Car of the Year contest included manual transmission-equipped versions of the GTI and Golf R. There, the sporty hatchbacks' 0-60 times didn't end up how you might expect: the GTI did it in 6.1 seconds, while the Golf R was slower with a 6.3-second sprint. We brought a dual-clutch automatic Golf R to our 2022 Performance Vehicle of the Year event, where it posted a quick 4.2-second 0-60 time—that's more like it. "
All that tells me is car and driver needs someone aggressive like me to drive their manuals.
 
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