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  1. AMV8

    7.5R vs TCR

    I don’t want a big heavy car but I’ve always wanted a new car. Never wanted to take the huge depreciation though. Looking around u can get a 2020 A8 black ED 50 for around 44k with around 500-1000 miles. Over all it seems like a stunning car, modern inside w the large twin screens and LED lighting. Outsides subtle but the matrix headlights along with the led tail light strips do look v nice. The R / TCR are both lovely but 30k for a used one or 40 ish K for a new A8 seems like a no brainier. Obv 2 totally different cars. It’s crazy the A45s is selling for more or less retail money. Held their value well..
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    7.5R vs TCR

    Lol @ the hearse comment. My minds all over the place tbh. One min it’s a TCR, next an R, next an A45s and now a 2020 A8..
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    7.5R vs TCR

    I’ll maybe arrange a viewing and go from there. From what I know these engines are fairly reliable? Being a new car it is heavily modified but tbh all the supporting mods show the prev owner didn’t skimp.. Personally I’d still prefer a stock car. Only so much performance u can use on the roads.
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    7.5R vs TCR

    Found an R that ticks most of the boxes. https://www.pm-carsales.co.uk/used-cars/volkswagen-golf-2-0-tsi-r-dsg-4motion-ss-5dr-seaham-202012147070075 Anyone familiar with the car, opinion? Initially wanted a stock low mileage car but this has some nice mods, should be making at least 380bhp?
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    7.5R vs TCR

    I had no idea DCC altered vehicle dynamics whilst cornering. Thought it was just soft and firm ride settings. once lockdowns over I’m going to see a TCR which has everything i’m after, Spec - DCC rear cam dynaudio prets five door akra carbon mirrors push button start I’ll need to budget for a set of Michelin PS4S and a wheel refurb to silver ( don’t like black prets ) if a nice R pops up before that we’ll see. I haven’t ruled out a gti perf pack either.
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    7.5R vs TCR

    Are the akra’s valved? On another note. VW sales guy tried to convince me that all R’s have 2 stage adaptive susp and the DCC adds a 3rd stage. Joker...
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    7.5R vs TCR

    Ok anyone answer me this. What rides better? non dcc car with 18s or dcc car with 19s? much difference between both?
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    7.5R vs TCR

    Thanks for all the input. I’ve seen a nice spec TCR with DCC, prets, cam, carbon and akra exhaust from a vw dealers around 3 hour away. It’s a 2019 with 3500 miles. Tried to secure a deal but as usual VW won’t budge on price. The fact I’d need to budget in a set of PS4S tyres due to the car running cup 2 tyres and Edinburgh being around 3-5 deg puts me off a bit too. Plus not a fan of black prets on a white car. My preferred colour is red but finding the spec I want in red is near impossible, wish I could spec one new..
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    7.5R vs TCR

    To add, finding a car with prets is tough. Seen some reps on CM wheels? Anyone used these? How identical to the genuine ones do they look? How do they hold up..
  10. In the market for one of the above. Has anyone driven / owned both and give me some feedback? Spec wise I want DCC, rear camera, Prets and dynaudio. Initially I wanted a Manual (golf r) but settled on DSG as the best all rounder. Id imagine the tcr will be more fun but the r an overall better all rounder car? Is DCC essential with 19’s? Is the softest DCC setting softer than stock dampers? Any input appreciated
  11. Seen a 2014 plate R in white with the 19” wheels - other than that , spec is basic. Cars had 1 service in 20K miles ( last done at 10k ). So I’m assuming next service is due, any ideas what’s involved in the next one and also how often do these require haldex oil changes? Are the engines chain driven and any other major maintenance required? What sort of price should I be paying, condition is meant to be excellent
  12. I’ve been looking at buying a Golf R, came across a 3 door 2015 car, manual with what seems to be a dead spec ( no DCC, Pan roof etc ) which doesn’t bother me too much. Is there anything I should be looking at when viewing the car? Also how are these cars in terms of reliability etc..
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    Buying Golf R

    Thanks for replies. Don't have a budget as such. Would pay for the right car... This guys after £15800 lowest. No mention of DSG or belts and water pump even tho it has FVWSH!? I was thinking 15K seems right on the money for this car but only time will tell... Got my faithful MK5 GTI to keep me company in the meantime :-)
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    Buying Golf R

    Just sold my M5 today and came across a rather tasty looking golf R for sale. 2010, black, 3dr, 57K DSG TV screen with reverse camera but no navigation 19" wheels Cloth seats (heated) Folding mirrors Dynaudio system No sunroof That's the spec from what I can tell, any Essentail options missing apart from leather Recaros Also what sort of price should I be looking to pay if the cars a good one? Are the service intervals the same as GTI's etc... DSG oil every 40K & Cambelt/water pump every 60K or 4 years? Any problems these cars suffer from such as mechatronic unit failures or anything else etc... Thanks In advance
  15. Thanks for the welcome. In regards to the spec / model I'm still unsure. Either a scirocco or golf R. Most likely DSG. My current MK5 GTI is a manual & I can't fault it but my previous tuned edition30 was DSG and was pretty special. Before I purchase any R I've got an M5 & Golf to sell
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