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How does the Mk3 XTR ride/handling differ to non XTR? Anyone driven both?
Has anyone driven the MK3 in XTR and non XTR trim.

The XTR has raised suspension, and 215/55 R16 rather than 205/65 R15.

How does the ride and handling compare?
Don't know about the Vtr but the Xtr is soft, Floppy and prone to buffeting on the motorway. But having said that its quite relaxing to drive and so long as you don't expect it to corner like its on rails.
It has what I call typical French suspension, Soft and squishy. And that's based on the first 2000 miles with my Xtr Hdi.
Then there's the XTR semi-auto which is slightly different again.Best to try each one out on decent test- drive to find out which best suits.
Former 2011 Mk3 XTR owner Confusedalut:
(20-10-2012, 11:04 AM)taxi Wrote:  Then there's the XTR semi-auto which is slightly different again.Best to try each one out on decent test- drive to find out which best suits.

Just bought a xtr - collect next week. I didnt test drive the vtr, only real choice for me was an xtr to get ac. Was just wondering how height/tyre size affected the ride/handling.

I note the the xtr tyre size is more expensive. Dunlop £130 etc, compared to the VTR 205 tyre at £80 for Dunlops,
XTR semi-auto has VTR size wheels and tyres but raised height. Surprising how it sticks to the road on roundabouts if you keep the gas on , once you lose the fear factor with body tilting ! Obviously, don't overdo things and do as YOU feel fit, but I prefer to keep it smooth and not accelerating and /or braking too much.
Former 2011 Mk3 XTR owner Confusedalut:
I got no issues with the XTR ride find it good actually. Regarding tyre prices you need to shop around I got a set of winter tyres for £248.

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I have VTR and I would love to try an XTR up my farm track to see if raised suspension and supposedly stiffer suspension actually is any differant...any one in North wales with XTR wanna see differance,,,,,get in touch.

Anyone know how to beef up VTR suspension????
2010 artic silver VTR with EXTRAS.......Confusedunny:

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