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belfast col

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  1. When the Mk7 Volkswagen Golf R launched, it did so costing less than thirty grand. Like the Ford Focus RS and BMW M135i, it arrived with a tantalising price tag – just £29,900 – to pique everyone’s interest. And my, didn’t it work with spectacular effect: the attractive lease deals followed, and now you’d be forgiven for thinking half of all Golfs sold have circa-300bhp and an R badge. Six years on, the Mk8 Golf R has launched. And it costs… £39,270. Which illustrates a) such a thing called ‘inflation’ exists and b) VW’s adjusted its halo Golf to reflect that everyo
  2. Six years on, the Mk8 Golf R has launched. And it costs… £39,270. Which illustrates a) such a thing called ‘inflation’ exists and b) VW’s adjusted its halo Golf to reflect that everyone bought them as specced-up, DSG-shifted five-doors, not entry-level manual three-doors. Indeed, it now only comes as a DSG-equipped five-door. And it’s a little more powerful than before – up 20bhp, at 316bhp – while still utilising a winter-friendly (or drag race-friendly) four-wheel-drive system, now hooked up to a clever new differential and torque vectoring system to make its performance even bet
  3. That is stunning.... See you at the lottery booth......
  4. Bless you darling. Hope all is well in the world with you Misses! X
  5. What, as they say, could possibly go wrong?! If you need any help under the bonnet let me know Gaz.
  6. Just firing up the ZX Spectrum! 1, Print 'Gaz is a bell-end' 2, Goto 1 Run
  7. Hey buddy, Sorry to read this. Even though I'm not on as much as I used to be (used to be a total gob shite) this place has kept me sane over the years. I hope you get sorted and feel free to use us as a form of head space!! Col
  8. Just back from the 24 hours of Nurburg and saw this in the flesh. Nice looking car IMHO.
  9. So as my S3 heads towards 100k miles I shall be chopping it in as BIK tax costs me £359 a month and instead opting out of the car scheme, taking an allowance and I'm 90% sure I'm getting a 335D M-sport touring (2nd hand). This car will be doing circa 30k a year. I will be claiming back mileage at 45p for the 1st 10k then 25p etc so this car ticks all/ most boxes. 0 - 60 as quick as my S3/ Golf R 50 MPG on the motorway It won't be as fun but I can't think of any other car with the performance and MPG...... Ps. I know it rides too high but the
  10. Mr Bellend Col to you lad. Ps. Dan is sorting them.
  11. I believe it's the 296 bhp engine from the Mk7.
  12. Not sure we should all panic just yet. The GTi and R will always be pumped up and this image isn't so bad!!
  13. Yeah we're out of stock Becs. Will chat to the guys and see when the next batch are due!! @Danno @Stubsy @invisiblekid
  14. Had a friendly play with this car today (all within the law obvs). I was the filthy grey S3!
  15. The next Golf has been teased in the first official image ahead of the car's expected debut in the middle of next year. A sketch of the new car, released by VW, shows an outline of the side profile of VW's Ford Focus rival. The shape appear broadly similar to today's car, but a new front grille and light design - previewed by the latest Touareg SUV - is hinted at. The Mk8 Golf, which will go into production in the autumn, will have levels of fuel-saving technology, connectivity, autonomous driving capability and refinement which is intended to render the mainstream comp
  16. The next Golf has been teased in the first official image ahead of the car's expected debut in the middle of next year. A sketch of the new car, released by VW, shows an outline of the side profile of VW's Ford Focus rival. The shape appear broadly similar to today's car, but a new front grille and light design - previewed by the latest Touareg SUV - is hinted at. The Mk8 Golf, which will go into production in the autumn, will have levels of fuel-saving technology, connectivity, autonomous driving capability and refinement which is intended to render the mainstream comp
  17. My heart still skips a beat when I think of my 3.2 V6 R32.... I do miss her.
  18. In an interview with AutoExpress, VW’s Sales and Marketing Boss, Jurgen Stackmann, said, “The R brand is going extreme. The role of R is that it can go beyond the rational; nobody needs a compact car with 400bhp, but is there a place [for it?]. Certainly, and that’s the turf of R.” Those are pretty bold words, and the craziest part is that the next-gen Golf R is expected to use the same 2.0-liter, turbocharged, four-banger under the hood now. It may be massaged to deliver a little more power, but the engine is only capable of handling so much reliably. A such, the Golf R will proba
  19. In an interview with AutoExpress, VW’s Sales and Marketing Boss, Jurgen Stackmann, said, “The R brand is going extreme. The role of R is that it can go beyond the rational; nobody needs a compact car with 400bhp, but is there a place [for it?]. Certainly, and that’s the turf of R.” Those are pretty bold words, and the craziest part is that the next-gen Golf R is expected to use the same 2.0-liter, turbocharged, four-banger under the hood now. It may be massaged to deliver a little more power, but the engine is only capable of handling so much reliably. A such, the Golf R will proba
  20. This gives the A35 4Matic a slight edge over the M140i and S3, which are claimed to accelerate to 62mph in 4.8sec and 5.3sec respectively, in outright straight-line performance. Wrong: They're quoting the S3 0-60 with a manual box and not the 4.6 for the DSG. Why can't journos get something like that right??!!
  21. Looking mean with your private plate....3rd R in 5 minutes this morning around 9.45 on the M62
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