I also took an R out and thought it was for sure the car for me. In the end, VW made the decision by closing the orders just as I was ready to go. Mate of mine suggested the M140i and that was that. The only thing that should have been a dead cert for me was the new Type R, but new Hondas and 'deals' seem non existent, and I wanted an auto box for a change, and heated seats, and ummm, more than 4 cylinders for the first time ever .
I had a little moment today, wondering if i'd made the right decision. Looked through hundreds images of all the colours wondering if i should change from red to blue, or grey, or or or...in the end i found a stunning image of a red one and decided I made the right choice.
I also watched several YouTubes of them, one with it doing an acceleration and top speed run down the autobahn vs a new Focus RS. The M seems to have the legs, especially at the higher speeds, the ones i'll never reach anyway!
4 weeks (hopefully) to go now. Getting excited.