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My Golf R Estate has arrived

Discussion in 'Motors' started by SDK^, 2 Nov 2015.

  1. OracIe

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 10 Jun 2013

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    Nice motor, bet it goes ok!

    Im still enjoying my 2014 VW Amarok highline, first ever VW, wont be my last.
     
  2. Amps

    Mobster

    Joined: 23 Mar 2003

    Posts: 2,651

    Location: Scotland

    My scricco R was delivered yesterday. All good except the delivery driver kerbed the front o/s alloy! Dealer wants to repair it using a chips away type company.
    Seems like a fairly good car, enjoying the turbo.

    Observations compared to my previous sport tech mx5.
    Its quicker as expected
    Steering feels wooden, no feel
    Sound quality from the infotainment system is not as good as the BOSE i had previously.
     
  3. SDK^

    Capodecina

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

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    Nice spec - I do like the 19" Pretoria wheels

    Fuel economy - I'm expecting to get around 32-35 mpg overall average which is about 12-9mpg less than my petrol 1 Series. This equates to an approx extra £400 per year on fuel (10k miles) which isn't a significant increase (also factoring in the higher cost of 99RON vs 95RON fuel)
     
  4. Stephen B

    Wise Guy

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    Location: Central Scot

    I got my R estate a few weeks ago, its simply too safe for my liking :), M135i is softer and more compliant and it goes sideways very easily.

    Hoping some snow and ice will improve the fun factor.

    Would disagree the R is better inside, it rattles and creaks a lot more than my M135i

    But still in the end I bought it for family duties and a ridiculously cheap lease deal, in that respect the car is for me pretty much perfect


    mine is white btw

    p.s. fuel economy for the moment is gash compared to my modified m135i, hoping a few thousand miles will improve things [even allowing for new engine and cold weather factors]
     
  5. SDK^

    Capodecina

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    I'm impressed by the amount of storage areas in the front.

    In the 1 Series I had to pay extra for a small storage area by the steering wheel and some crappy nets behind the front seats - that was it.

    In the Golf, as standard there are loads more places to put things:
    • A pull out tray under each front seat
    • sunglasses storage in the roof
    • press out cover storage under the climate controls
    • much deeper arm rest storage
    • under steering wheel storage
    • massive door bins with angled drinks bottle space
    • proper seat pockets
    • cup holders which actually hold drinks securely and don't get in the way of the gear stick

    .....and they are all felt lined :D
     
    Last edited: 4 Nov 2015
  6. SDK^

    Capodecina

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    Lapiz Blue looks amazing

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  7. MeAnBoY

    Mobster

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    Location: Hampshire

    Indeed it's an awesome looking colour and the car itself looks so right as an estate!
     
  8. Freefaller

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    That sort of blue just looks great on most cars IMO. Hence why I love my azure blue 350Z, such a nice colour!

    Nice car hope you enjoy it!

    Amazing that you get all that from just a 2L engine. Shame it is only a 4pot though. :p

    Is there any turbo lag or is it pretty much torquey all the way through?
     
  9. shadow_boxer

    Sgarrista

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    Location: Stoke-On-Trent

    Very nice.
     
  10. Glanza

    Capodecina

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    Location: South Yorkshire

    I am rather partial to that blue :)
     
  11. Phate

    Caporegime

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    That is a fantastic looking car :cool:
     
  12. mrk

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    Location: South Coast

    Looks nice (especially the exterior) but that centre console is a bit plain-jane IMO in the styling department :o
     
  13. Cosimo

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    Looks great in that blue. :)
     
  14. Dr Who

    Sgarrista

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    Location: Dartford

    Lovely Car, and highly practical as well as quick!
     
  15. SDK^

    Capodecina

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    I'm no expert in turbo lag vs no lag so can't answer that one myself.
    However, a recent RS4 vs Golf R Estate Autocar article can

    Source : http://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/new-cars/vw-golf-r-vs-audi-rs4-comparison
     
  16. Spuddy

    Wise Guy

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    Sweet looking motor!

    Would only have it in manual though.
     
  17. OhEsEcks

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    You'll be waiting a while. Only comes in DSG.
     
  18. woofercooker

    Hitman

    Joined: 4 Nov 2011

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    WOW i had no idea they even did an estate version, it looks so much better as an estate than the regular golf, Id take that over any 3 series estate that's for sure and that's coming from a f30 3 series driver, not for much longer how ever.
     
  19. Spuddy

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    Oh :/

    Looks like I wouldn't have one at all then, still looks lovely though :)
     
  20. OhEsEcks

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    The hatch has a manual. But apparently hardly anyone was buying them. So they just didn't bother with it for the estate version.