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  1. 19 points
    Can you believe it's been 5 years since the R was released. I've made a little video of reviewing it while driving some scenic roads in Scotland. Check it out, would you still buy one today, I think I probably would.
  2. 11 points
    Jeff R

    What did you do to your R today?

    Well it’s not mine but it is a brand new Golf R & I have spent since Thursday doing a full 3 stage correction & ceramic coating on it after finally landing myself a contract from a local VW main dealer, chuffed to bits
  3. 8 points

    Two year lease over today

    Indeed. Interesting he thought the Golf R was joyless, detached and dull ............ then ordered a Volvo. 😊 😉
  4. 8 points

    What did you do to your R today?

    Giving her a much deserved rest and clean after stretching her legs on just about every sort of terrain Britain has to offer over 3 days in the Lake District. During two of the days we did over 100 miles of mountain roads... I knew how good this car was, but after driving this road (and then turning round to do it all over again) I can truly say I am in love with it. When the sun started to drop she took us as sure-footed as a mountain goat up some trails I absolutely wouldn't have taken in my previous coupes and old rattly hatchbacks deep into the mountainside. Took everything incredibly steady as all the really tiny trails are covered I'm sharp gravel and occasionally bigger pieces we had to get out and move.. but we escaped without a puncture and with nothing seemingly shaken loose. Once we'd satisfied ourselves anyone THAT determined to steal it, frankly deserves it we hiked into the wilderness and set up camps at sunset. Oh and it took two people, all our camping and hiking gear in the boot (with the full size spare AND subwoofer in place!), no obscured rear view and still had room to give the dog the entire backseat. This is why I spent 24k on a used 3 door family hatchback.
  5. 7 points

    New wheel day!

    After over 7 weeks my OZ's have finally arrived, bank holidays etc.. caused a delay from ordering on 24th April but Glenn and Ciaran at Revolution kept me informed. Bonus being they have been made with 57.1 cb so no need for spigot rings as can be the case with OZ'S. Getting a couple of coats of Gyeon Rim tonight them off to get some Michelin's fitted. More pics when they're on.
  6. 7 points
  7. 7 points

    What did you do to your R today?

    It's not a year old yet (7 weeks to go), so a bit early for a Birthday Pressie, but I treated it to a proper clean today. Clay bar, Poorboys Blackhole and topped with a decent wax. If it wasn't for a couple of stone chips, it would be better than the day it was delivered.
  8. 6 points

    My Top Tip To ALL New Forum Members

    A little advice to new R Owners / Forum Members Please ensure from an early stage of your VWROC membership that you carefully inform your spouse/ partner/ significant other(s) of your joining. And that you will be viewing the site regularly from now on. This will help avoid all manner of wrongful assumptions, conclusion jumping, and misunderstanding as to why you are spending so much time, so often on your device. A harmonious world can then resume for all. 😀😀😀
  9. 6 points
  10. 6 points

    Two year lease over today

    Regrettably no room on the parcel shelf for my hat as I like to carry an embroidered cushion and a box of scented tissues there for the little wife who prefers to sit in the back. Being a proper advanced motorist I never drive without my hat on my head, my string backed driving gloves tightly fastened and my National Trust road map of Great Britain to hand.
  11. 6 points

    What is your ultimate goal?

    Plan is for this to be the last petrol car I ever buy... I'd like to keep it until it dies (or hopefully I do). Eventually its daily driver duties can be taken up by something electric and it'll become more of a weekend warrior. For now, longevity is the key, so I'm not planning on going much further than Stage 1 (if that, I'm pretty happy with stock performance tbh) ... bought an extremely low-miler (2015 with 9k on it when I picked it up in Feb) and plan to keep it feeling as "new" as possible for as long as possible. Modifications will mainly be kept to cosmetics (wheels, springs, maybe splitters/skirts and audio... but I have a feeling I'll end up being tempted by at least an intake to up the drama a little bit.
  12. 6 points


    I’m one of the minority who seem to prefer the Cadiz, after all it’s the signature wheel on the R. Your car, pick the set you like the most and enjoy it
  13. 6 points
    Caught a cheeky cow today dent a car twice. My wife had to pop in Tesco so I waited in the R a million miles from everyone else and making sure no one hits my car. The row of car spaces in front a skoda pulls up and this woman jumps out and opens the back door whacking the kuga she is parked next to letting her kid out, then 10 mins later she reappears and does the same to this kuga. Inside i'm fuming and it's not even my car!!!! The wife comes back and asks why I have a face like thunder so she says well let's hang about a bit and if the driver appears ask them if they would like the dashcam footage. He appeared and I told what happened and he wasn't happy with the new dents. But I said don't worry if you want it emailed to you to make a claim i'll email it which he was happy for me to do. I hope he takes her to the cleaners
  14. 5 points
    Jeff R

    Jeff’s 2019 Oryx 7.5 R

    I thought it was about time I did a new car build post, so here goes; I picked the car up on 1st March from my local VW dealer after an agonising 10 month wait. The chosen spec was as follows; 3 door, 19” Spielbergs, Oryx white pearl paint, DSG, Vienna Leather, 90% rear tints, rear camera & Dynaudio
  15. 5 points

    Few pics...

    More pics @onomk7r
  16. 5 points
    Hi guys, 11 wks on an yesterday picked up this little beauty. Come from MK3 Focus RS but have to say I’m impressed. 9 options in all Lapiz paint, black door mirrors, Spielbergs, pan roof, Vienna leather, DCC, climate screen & black oettinger spoiler.
  17. 5 points

    Hi from Nigeria

    Picked up my new R managed to get 230 miles in, then back off to work in Nigeria for 4 weeks the next day 😭😭 However I love it and cant wait to get back to Devon for a play
  18. 5 points

    VW Golf R, in 6 words.

    It's just a golf.....but fast Sent from my S9 using Tapatalk
  19. 5 points

    Best Wind Deflectors

    These ones Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  20. 5 points

    Carpark Photo Stream!

    This is my kind of parking...
  21. 5 points
    Kudos on the excellently presented video. I'm sure we all envy those roads. Here in my neck of the woods, there are entertaining routes in the North Georgia mountains and on into North Carolina and Tennessee. Fun, but not the same as Scotland and Wales. Travel time requires planning and precludes the sense of being a spontaneous experience. To address the question you pose about benchmark, in some ways the R's versatility works against it being a benchmark. We know other cars outrank it at individual measures. But it's hard to think of a competitor that combines such consistently high-level results in an easy-to-live-with package at anywhere near the price. That's why I'm enjoying my third example. R's fly under the radar for most US enthusiasts, who fail to see sufficient advantage over the popular, much less expensive GTI. Testers at enthusiast publications respect the R but find it a bit anodyne and tend to favor cars that do a handful of things so exceptionally well that the vehicles' shortcomings are forgiven. They become the benchmarks. To each his/her own. The overall package continues to attract me to the R. My driving skills likely will never exceeds its limits, and the car remains a pleasure to drive regardless of how challenging or mundane conditions become.
  22. 5 points

    What did you do to your R today?

    Picked the car from a local detailer after having a 2 stage polish and ceramic coating Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  23. 5 points

    Removing 7.5 golf r front grill

    So the finished product. Forgot to post this the other day. Well happy with it, not everyone's cup of tea naturally. Just think as its red it works with a red car. Sent from my Pixel 3 XL using Tapatalk
  24. 4 points

    What detailing have you done today?

    Dodo juice lime prime, poorboys black hole glaze and collinite 845. Loving the black hole at the moment - so many reflections it was messing with my depth perception!! [emoji23][emoji23] This is the drivers side passenger door.... Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  25. 4 points

    What did you do to your R today?

    Fitted these👌🏻
  26. 4 points

    What did you do to your R today?

    Gave the old girl a proper detailing,, 2 stage machine polish, using Menzerna 3 in 1 polish, then using Menzerna Show Finish, and finally finishing off using Maguiars Fast Wax, which I highly recommend, lasts ages, next up, is to polish and seal all windows using Maguiars Glass polish and sealant.
  27. 4 points

    What did you do to your R today?

    Took mine out for an early morning run with some mates on some superb roads outside of Melbourne (the Reefton Spur of particular note - unreal).
  28. 4 points
    Thanks everyone, I really appreciate your feedback. I did stuff a few bits in the backend and didn't experience any difference. My first long trip with the R was successful. No dents or scratches on the car😇. And I'm glad I have 18" tires, which gave me a comfortable driving experiences and also handled the bumps while speeding on the autobahn. And not to forget all the pothole around the rural area. The biggest challenge was driving on the narrow road around Como Lake in Italy, as specially with aggressive Italians drivers pressing from behind while the coming traffic pushing me off the side. The highlight of the trip was driving on the autobahn, around Switzerland & tour to the VW factory at Autostadt in Wolfsburg. Here are few pictures & video of my trip.
  29. 4 points

    Golf R for work?

    Might have preferred a Volvo. 😂
  30. 4 points

    Golf R for work?

    I’d strongly advise you do it, like most on here I’m almost certain you won’t regret it. Like you I’m mid 40’s. Mine’s a company car that’s done 26k miles in 18 months so definitely a daily driver rather than a weekend toy. Last week I went from Liverpool to Newcastle and back for a meeting. On the way up on the motorway in comfort mode in atrocious weather it averaged 43mpg. On the way back the sun came out so I took it for a blast through the North Yorkshire dales in race mode and it was a completely different beast. There can’t be many cars on the market that can change their personality so easily to match the conditions and the mood of the driver.
  31. 4 points

    Seat wear

    It's almost invisible at the moment, I only spotted it as I had a deliberate look. I'm not fat and in fact do my best to get in and out carefully. But thanks for your constructive comments anyway.
  32. 4 points

    Pictures as promised

    A little clean, and a few shoots.
  33. 4 points

    Hurdy’s 7.5R

    Professional photo shoot session yesterday. Took a few snaps myself whilst there. Here are a few. 😎
  34. 4 points

    Noisy exhausts

    Really torn on this. Living in the middle of the city, this is a genuine issue though. My balcony is about 50m set back from one of the busier and slower sections of Commercial Rd (A13) and no matter what the time of day, you never have to wait more than 10 minutes before someone runs through revving the shit out of their pop/bang map or, worse, *launching* from a pedestrian crossing. The car maps and pipes have got more extreme in the last 10 years, but bikes have always been the real offenders... I can't remember the last night my dog didn't have at least one barking fit because of some dickhead on a motorbike making more noise than the New Year's Eve fireworks. 3am in a residential area. BANGBANGBANGBANGBANG. All anyone's thinking about is just how tiny the penis being compensated for really is. 15 years ago the fart cans and cherry bombs on the scallies' Saxos and Novas were loud, but at least they were predictable... they were a bit annoying, but they didn't make old women and pets jump out of their skin... some of the more extreme pop/bang maps today are about as antisocial as car modification gets and tbh, I really wouldn't mind some of them getting taught a lesson. An A45 launched next to me at some lights a couple of weeks ago (in a 30 limit on the A4 through Marylebone 🙄)... it sounded nothing like a healthy car and quite a lot like an Ack-Ack from WW2 in dire need of maintenance. Growing up, the only cars that made noises like that were the ones were the exhaust had fallen off and there's two lads in there looking pleased with themselves for making a brand new Mercedes do it.
  35. 4 points

    Him or Her?

    You need these on your R.
  36. 4 points

    My 7r so far

    back to original! Why did i have it wrapped [emoji23] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  37. 4 points
    Jeff R

    Jeff’s 2019 Oryx 7.5 R

    Next, I fitted a Nextbase 312GW dash camera, with a low profile adhesive mount & hardwired in to the car’s fuse box, nice for some piece of mind Next came the addition of the ‘performance pack’, including the 2 piece clubsport S brake discs, Clubsport S brake pads, the R performance silver calliper plates & finally the rear gloss black tailgate lip spoiler, I also fitted a set of genuine VW gloss black mirror covers at the same time as I felt the silver ones looked lost in the facelift with barely no other matching silver accents anywhere, all these parts were from my local TPS.
  38. 4 points
    Wagon R

    Golf R News and Reviews

    An RS3 with “compulsory” options will be in that price bracket, and it’s a much nicer place to be than a Golf. Making the Golf nicer to woo buyers just means you’re now treading on your own company’s toes. Audi owns that space in the group, and VW will always allow it to be that way. Ford can offer a cheap alternative to the Premium fire breathers, VW group already has a car in the segment and if they release a 400bhp Golf, the RS3 is dead. Let’s face it, it’s not going to happen.
  39. 4 points
    Jeff R

    Show us your stance

    After a lot of deliberation on the Eibach/VWR spring choice, I went with a set of Eibach Pro springs, the ride is just as comfortable as standard but the car has a much more planted feel now, noticeably more settled over imperfections on the roads i took before & after measurements, the car is now 18mm lower on both the front & rear axles It should have come from the factory like this, if you’re on the fence about doing springs, 100% go for it,
  40. 4 points

    Jared’s DBP

    Hello, hello, hello what do we have here then? 7.5R Seats you say... a little before and after, much better and interior is complete now!
  41. 4 points

    What detailing have you done today?

    [emoji23][emoji23][emoji23][emoji23] Sent from my Pixel 2 XL using Tapatalk
  42. 4 points

    What is your ultimate goal?

    I’ve got my intended goal. Fast street car that’s very responsive, sounds nice both exhaust and induction. That makes me happy every time I drive it. For me mods wise that was stage 2 HO tune with bangs and pops, DSG tune, pedal box and full induction mods and bcs res delete. I also really enjoy the modding, research, forums along the way. The best way to mod your car is how YOU want to mod it. We’re all different and different end goals, drive differently so as long as you’re happy in your car that’s all that counts. I probably had almost 10yrs of not enjoying driving as had major head on collision and also cheaper/slow cars after that while getting financially secure so even stock the R was fantastic but now I enjoy driving every time I get in and to me that’s most important.
  43. 4 points

    What is your ultimate goal?

    Sorry to be so old and boring folks...but I’m very pleased with my R the way it is (after I get tracking etc looked at!) and don’t really have major engine or chassis/uspension tuning in mind. I can’t see my mods going beyond additional security measures, dash cam, some sill protectors and - if I dare... some blue badgeskin overlays to give a Blue R logo, haha. .For me it’s the often referred to Golf R “Total All round Package” that continues to appeal and please. I can still oooh and aaah over the way others develop their cars in line with their idea of what an R should be tho, and appreciate the skill, ingenuity and snthusiasm entailed. I intend to own at least 5 years, maybe longer - and if I can have a the same or better experience with this car as with my previous Mk6 GTI I’ll be quite happy. Nowt went wrong with it in 70 months other than HP Fuel pump replaced under extended warranty. So I’ll look after it, clean and wash it, keep it well maintained, try not to kerb it, and try to keep the rear bumper clean. I’ll drive it to learn the performance envelope and try too keep within this over my ownership, knowing that I have one helluva good all round car for UK driving which will not be outpaced over favourite roads by much. I have specced my R carefully to suit my needs and it is the most expensive car I’ve ever bought. I feel ok in it, driving it, and I would not be so in an AMG A45/35 or Audi RS3 etc (S3 Seats just don’t work for me). I plan to just enjoy driving and owning my R... and enjoy VWROC forum membership! but have a feeling my next Motor will have a DSG Box in it 😀
  44. 4 points

    What did you do to your R today?

    Going to pick it up, new from the showroom! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  45. 4 points

    Show us your stance

    KW DDC Coilovers , no spacers as Revo 019 alloys are 8.5 et 45 .
  46. 4 points

    What did you do to your R today?

    Gave it a quick wash ready for a trip up to Yorkshire.
  47. 4 points

    disguising a golf r

    Completely pointless exercise. You must remember that modern car thieves are not as stupid as we like to think. They don’t steal to joy ride, it’s big big business. They will spot it’s a Golf R a mile off even if you make attempts to change its appearance. It could potentially make it more of a target to be stolen as essentially you have made it ‘blender’ to the average joe. Keep the car as it was intended, get good insurance and GAP(if required) and enjoy it. Yes there are horror stories of R’s etc getting stolen but it is still extremely unlikely to happen and if it does. Don’t let them win by dictating what you drive and living in fear.
  48. 4 points

    What did you do to your R today?

    Carbon door mirror skins for me, prefer darker rather than the matt silver. Didn't even have to remove the glass, all in all a 10 min job
  49. 4 points

    disguising a golf r

    Put BMW M badges on it, everyone will assume it’s a 1.6 or diesel like most of the badged Ms near me.... 😋
  50. 3 points

    Show us your stance

    Here is mine with VWR springs and spacers (11mm front and 16mm rear) Sent from my SM-G960F using Tapatalk
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