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  1. keano

    What will your next car be?

    Orly..? How good exactly.... ? Bring them in the same price as the m2comp? Or more expensive? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Mk7 Golf R Order thread - part 2

    That makes sense to me. Surely they are going to shift all the cars they’ve built and the big backlog before cracking on with more cars.... People who have ordered approaching a year ago surely must get their cars sorted first and get delivery first too! Vw need to fulfill their current orders first... Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Deep Black Pearl

    Mirror! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    What will your next car be?

    With the uncertainty over the R I went for, I am considering alternatives again unless I get good news soon - or at least some more substantiated news on when it will come!! Now down to a shootout between- - m2 comp. new car. Expensive. Need to drive it again but I think it must have been just that car that was skittish (it was a year or so old so suspension might have needed an alignment). - 335d xdrive. Would be around half the retail cost of the m2 so a good deal cheaper to buy and run but it’s nothing special and would be a 3 year old car so could be bills... potential false economy? - m140 shadow. M lite so cheaper to run but 80% (say) of the performance. My wife has an e87 so not sure I want two 1er in the household really. It’s a new car so still quite a lot of money. - R. Wait it out and run the best daily out there imo. May not arrive until April from what some are saying, mid March at the earliest from what others are saying. This would mean I would have to buy an interim car whilst I wait for the R.... unless I get all my money back that just makes the R option more similar to the M2comp in price [emoji102] If it wasn’t for the delays it would be the R no question as it’s the best balance between them all... Wait it out or chose an alternative? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. keano

    Deep Black Pearl

    Have loved mine. Yes it gets dirty but when clean it’s like a mirror!! [emoji106] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. keano

    New Mini Cooper

    You’re thinking of the 2nd gen (r56) but the op is looking at the 3rd gen. Latest cars are bmw engines as already outlined in the thread but even in the r56 the Cooper was fine - just the S/Jcw were prone to failing (mine did!!). Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. Currently looking at one of these but not sure if it would be too frustrating after getting so used to how planted and surefooted the R is... lots of big discounts out at the moment though, plus you can actually get hold of one and it’s not in a big car park on the continent somewhere [emoji849] Also find myself feeling like if I do go rwd again, should just do it properly and get the m2... You happy with yours? Any spec you’ve not got you wish you did? MPE worth having? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. Coming to this thread late but dropping dual injection is a disaster for anyone keeping their R longer term based on other DI cars. DI is great for mpg figures when a car is new but engines start coking up and eventually going bang after around 50k miles, so, funnily enough, around a year or so out of warranty it could all start going wrong... A past DI car of mine did exactly that - made the extended warranty worth it !! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. keano

    Mk7 Golf R Order thread - part 2

    Not begin, be done by week 5. Order placed 5th October 2018. Dealer is Vw Swindon. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Mk7 Golf R Order thread - part 2

    Was advised yesterday that in respect to my order “cars will start landing from week 9”. Dealer also said that testing is due to be done week 5. Fairly sure mine will be a new plate, if I don’t just buy something else. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. A work colleague has the Leon and can confirm the golf is a far nicer place to be... was the only alternative I could think of that came close. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. keano

    What will your next car be?

    I prefer to make my own mind up rather than go on reviews etc as it will be me driving daily and not the reviewer - otherwise I would have bought one all ready and sold my soul [emoji23][emoji23] However, the one I had a go in was, compared to the R, skittish under throttle. The m3 comp I had a go in straight after felt far more planted. As you say the reviews are excellent and there’s no doubt it’s a good car but for me, it’s not what I was hoping for. Had a good deal lined up for an m2 comp too so was a little saddened it didn’t drive how I was hoping on the test drive. Just to comment on the suspension - it rode well over bumps and felt comfy enough for me (although was firmer than the R) so no problems there, just on a broken surface and hard throttle (not WOT either) the back was fighting to come round and needed a fair amount of correction (in the dry and in a straight line) so was skittish. Some might say alive or responsive but it just felt skitty to me (I’m no gods gift to driving!). I do want to have another go in one though as I think it might have been that particular car - a mate has an m2 and his felt a lot better so It may have just been a duff demo I tried... we shall see [emoji106] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. Telling that the vast majority of options being considered are more expensive (some significantly so) than the R... Suggests to me the R is a real bargain and to get the same “package” as the R involves spending a fair bit more money. Is there a cheaper option that’s a genuine alternative...? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Mk7 Golf R Order thread - part 2

    I’ve started considering alternatives in case my R isn’t ready in time. Had a confirmed build week of the 10/12/18 but it’s not changed status since the bw was confirmed in the middle of November. Will ask for an update next week as I don’t even know if it’s been built yet, and then look to line up something more concrete to ensure I’m not without a car if the news isn’t positive. Wonder if the additional standard spec items are complicating the emissions testing stuff even further...? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  15. Know exactly what you mean - similar story for me with a mini I had. The fiesta feels fast and you have to ring it to get even to 6/10 in terms of golf performance. All about how fast it feels rather than how fast it actually is. That being said I wouldn’t go back as the golf is a better all rounder for me. Wouldn’t mind it (or a fiesta etc) as a toy/second car though... Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk