Nearly bought a Golf R instead of the 335 when I was looking to replace the 350Z.
Test drove a 1.4T petrol Scirocco when looking to replace my 350Z. Looked nice, but actually not all that much bigger than the Z (the rear seats I struggled to get into). It had the fancy electronic suspension which did firm up the suspension nicely, but still got it to understeer on a roundabout without trying too hard.
Good looking car though, they had a Scirocco R in the show room which was very tempting....didn't go for the Golf/Scirocco R in the end, just couldn't justify the £31K price tag on what is essentially a hothatch.
Looking back I'm glad I ended up getting the 335 instead of the golf R