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Who owns a Golf GTD / GTI / R?

Discussion in 'Motors' started by craig_t, Mar 24, 2015.

  1. Flibster

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    Base GTI to be 260bhp, then there's the performance pack and clubsport versions being higher.

    Golf R rumoured to be going to 400bhp with the Mk8 version in 2020.
    Current version is down on power from the previous one as new regs have come in. Linky Which sucks.

    The 4wd, well nothing's confirmed yet, that's just what I've seen mentioned around quite a lot. It would shaft the R's sales though.
     
  2. [TW]Fox

    Man of Honour

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    Sounds like total conjecture, why would they even want the Golf R to have 400bhp? It's absolutely unnecessary in its place in the market.
     
  3. Jonnycoupe

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    I can see 350 or so engine then electric boost, that said 48V will struggle with that much extra to 400.
     
  4. Flibster

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    Especially as no one is buying the A45 AMG, M2 or the RS3... Right?
     
  5. Drollic

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    They're all quite a bit more expensive though, rather it cheaper.
     
  6. Finglonga

    Wise Guy

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    Location: Stafford

    Looked at the 7.5 GTI and was hugely disappointed, I know it is a face lift but the Audi style DRL lights and the terrible active info display and glossy interior. I love the Mk7 so will keep that as it does everything I want it to do and more and with a smile on my face.
     
  7. Jonnycoupe

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    But if they are selling then you can expect a business to align its products to those where the higher margins exist.
     
  8. teulk

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    I am looking at buying a 2006 Golf Gti, what has struck me is how few i've seen on the roads. The one i'm interested in looks in really good and seems to have a good service history. In fact all the ones ive seen for sale within by budget and outside of my budget of that age look really good. So the question is, why am i seeing so few around, is because they are generally rust buckets or the ones i see are just well looked after and have had loads of money thrown at then to keep them looking good ?
     
  9. Southy_

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    It might just be where you live, I own an '07 GTI and there are another 4 or 5 that I see on a regular basis, living on the outskirts of Bristol.

    If you saw mine you would wonder how it is still even running, it is in a pretty bad state.
     
  10. teulk

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    Are any problem areas on them i should be looking at ?
     
  11. rhysduck

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    Location: Nelson, South Wales

    Amen to that!
     
  12. teulk

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    Should i steer clear of this car

    https://www.gumtree.com/p/volkswagen/2006-55-volkswagon-golf-2.0-gti-turbo-/1312056013

    It has been "garaged" for 2 years and no MOT since 2106 until August 2018 which presumably the dealer had done.
    I did a history check and it was CAT D 2011 stolen recovered. CAT C 2016.
    Previous MOT references damaged to offside of the car. When asked the dealer if it had been in an accident he claimed not to know.
    So is it a bad idea to buy it or it being CAT D and CAT C not really as bad as it seems aslong as repairs done properly ?
     
    Last edited: Aug 31, 2018
  13. InvaderGIR

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    It's gumtree and has a shady history, not worth it.
     
  14. MooMoo444

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    Sure it's not the R-Line? Unless you're close the front badge looks the same.

    I thought I was seeing a million Golf-Rs until I learned about the R-Line.
     
  15. FTM

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    holy thread revival

    picking up my third in a row next friday

    its just a good all rounder

    finally got my way with the colour after 2 red ones..indium grey

    I'm old fashioned..the digital dash is going to take some getting used to
     
  16. dessimpson

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    I like the digital dash. Try all the views till you find the one you like best.

    This is how I have mine

    [​IMG]
     
  17. mjt

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    Surprised you can't get analogue dials at all in the Mk7.5. How naff is the 'base spec' digital dash compared to the premium one? (sorry for lack of VAG vocab)
     
  18. layte

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    I have mine showing oil temperature. As I own rather than lease I need to know when it is safe to give it the beans. :D
     
  19. rhysduck

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    Its safe to give it beans from the moment you start her up.
     
  20. Goksly

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    Location: Nottingham

    Loving mine... Having come from an unreliable French car it's epic. Enjoying the dsg even though I thought I'd never go auto :)