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So picked up my MK7 R Estate today.
Put the deposit down a couple days before going offshore. So it’s been a long 3 weeks away!
Absolutley base spec. But to be fair it’s fairly well equipped as standard.
65 plate Tornado Red, 8k miles full history.
Couole of quick pics. Needs a good clean - hopefully tomorrow will be dry.
No real plans mod wise. May change wheels eventually and springs maybe.
Thanks for looking.
I picked up my new golf R estate on Friday 26/05.
It is Indium Grey with optional Dynaudio sound, DCC and rear airbags.
VW Coulsdon were absolutely terrible to deal with, but the car is a real joy to drive.
At the moment it is on standard Cadiz which I am not a fan of, but will have second set for winter/summer use. Maybe 18" Pretoria's?
Funny thing is I had two non car people complementing the wheels. Oh well...
I've spent 5 hours today washing it, polishing and waxing, so it was right time to take few photos of it...
It is loud. It pops and bangs sometimes, quite cool. The engine note is not as good in flat 6 Subaru I used to own, but still good.
I love all the driving modes, they do transform the car a lot.
Fuel economy is reasonable. I get 25 mpg on mixed use. Low 30's on a run with lighter foot. I can imagine mid to high 30's is possible in Eco mode which I really dislike.
Times of mid 50's from my Skoda Octavia VRS diesel are gone...
Boot space is massive, which I need and reason to go for estate.
Dynaudio IMHO is the best value optional equipment you can get. I had it on a Passat and loved it then since the upgrade on R.
What I am slightly disappointed with is seat base is a bit short for me. I am 6'4" so maybe I have myself to blame for being so tall.
Also Active Info Display while being a cool gadget, the level of it's customisation is a bit poor.
Anyway, thanks for reading and please see some photos.
first post, hope it's in the right place.
I have a 2016 R estate, and understand the 4 exhaust tips are a vw con as they're just tat bolted to the bumper, and there are no exhaust valves Iike on the hatch so overall a little disappointing.
Anyway, as the twin backboxes appear to be of straight through, perforated tube type, do you think inserting a snug fitting piece of suitable exhaust tubing into the silencer (with a bolt etc to hold in place) would make a difference to the sound?
I did this to my Honda vfr800 years ago andit totally changed (louder) the exhaust sound (mainly to he heard in traffic) until I bought an new removable baffle type.
Car is leased (otherwise it'd be remapped and have I'd have changed the exhaust).
Quite bored of the car after 7 months of ownership.
I was looking at the Maxton Design set of splitters for the golf r estate (front, rear and sides and spoiler lip). First impressions on the site were that it looked pretty smart. (See pics) Ever so slightly inrease the cars looks without going ott.
I have read one or two horror stories on here about them snapping off at above 60mph ect 😒 which lets be honest is absolutly no use on what effectively is a performance car 🤔
anyway i I was just wondering if anyone has had any positive reactions with them? Or should I just avoid?
also open to any recommendations of splitters that are similar in style maybe just better quality while still not ott?
thanks in advance 👍🏼