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  1. Jonner220

    Irish R owners thread

    The other worrying thing for me is how quickly the battery technology will advance, If I buy an electric car now with a range of 250km surely in 2 years time they will have double or tripled the range by then meaning my car will be worthless on the second hand market? I know there are advances in normal cars all the time but this is usually better mpg or styling and tech upgrades like comparing the Mk7 to the 7.5 which doesn't make a huge difference to the resale value of my car. Just another thing that scares me about making the move to electric, I do feel that if I had the opportunity to drive a P100D that my mind could be swayed, however, I don't see myself being able to fork out over 100k for a Tesla in the near future
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    Irish R owners thread

    I am open to the idea of electric cars in the near future, As long as the range is extended so you don't need to worry when taking longer journeys etc. At the moment I feel like it would only be useful for city driving as they have the charging stations available unlike our countryside dwelling friends, The E-Golf I imagine would be a boring drive for me, Think the novelty would wear off quickly with what it offers now, However... If VW offered a replacement for the R in electric variant similar to the Tesla P100D with AWD and 0-60 in 3seconds I couldn't see anyone missing the combustion engine (makes me a bit sad to say) we could still use the sound aktor lol
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    Irish R owners thread

    Dropped into a mate that runs a busy motor factors, he has a forester and silvia and they would do alot of track days etc, he recommended Millers for a good boost and another brand for everyday use, he said you feel a noticable difference, I bought both to try out, the millers treats 20litres, its in the car now, will report back after running a few tanks if anyone is interested 😁
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    Irish R owners thread

    Hi everyone, Just wondering what fuel people in Ireland are running on the R's? I kinda bugs me that the car specifies that it needs Premium yet it is not available in Ireland anymore, I seen there is a new fuel on the market (Miles Plus) however it doesn't seem to have a higher octane just more cleaners / additives. Does anyone use octane boosters? I have been considering this but haven't made the jump yet as I have read so many conflicting reports saying that higher octane levels only prevent knock and that modern cars are well equipped to deal with lower octane fuels and adjust themselves accordingly, Seems from what I am reading that higher octane levels give no performance gains over regular fuel? (I always thought that premium gave a better performance) Anybody shed any light on this? Is it worth using octane booster? I would obviously rather have the correct fuel in the car and wouldn't mind paying the extra money to have the car running at its peak
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    Why did you buy a Manual?

    For me I automatically(no pun intended) went for manual when getting my R, No sure why exactly, I had a Mk5 GTI in DSG and drove many others in DSG too, I always sing it's praises and recommend the DSG gearbox to everyone that will listen yet in my head I wanted Manual for myself this time. There are pro's and cons to both I think, Suppose if I had a longer commute to work I would have considered the DSG but I live less the a 5minute drive form where I work and love the short blasts with the manual. Saying this I would have zero hesitation in buying a dsg R if I had a longer stop start commute
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    MPG!!

    I drove a Mustang over there while on a holiday to Florida, compared to running costs over in Ireland anyway it cost next to nothing for fuel! It was more expensive to run my 5 series Bmw back home which was a diesel btw, We don't buy the Golf R for the MPG but like most on here I was impressed too while out with the family that the Golf was getting over 40mpg. Think it was more of an observation than a complaint.
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    Newbie From Ireland

    Hi Ben, its a great car and I no longer need the morning coffee on the way to work so saves me money too 😂 best of luck with your new purchase😁
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    Newbie From Ireland

    It is an awesome piece of kit! Telling everyone that will listen how amazing it is 😂 im sure the missus wants to kill me already to get some peace! Cant wait to do some mods to it, once you do the first one its hard to stop then!
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    Newbie From Ireland

    The res delete pipe is on the list of first mods to do... need to find someone I trust now, hard to find good exhaust places in Dublin, even though its a handy mod!
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    Newbie From Ireland

    Great idea the seat covers, last car had alot more space so been getting the feet on the back of the seats already, any decent seat cover suggestions that fit the R seats well?
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    Newbie From Ireland

    I have two kids, 8yr old boy and a 6 week old girl. Have to say... its a great all rounder, fitted the car seats on the weekend and went on a normal drive which seen 40mpg! What other car can drive like a scooby when you want it to then be a comfy cruiser for the family without any adjustments? Usually you get one or the other! Very impressed so far
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    Newbie From Ireland

    Two of the old St's in Australia. The orange was running full Miltek turbo back exhaust, dreamscience cai, fmic and stratagem. The white was running a cat back system by scorpion as far as I remember(on it when I bought it) then tuned with pumaspeed for something different, great cars but didnt feel as quick as the R.
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    Newbie From Ireland

    Looking for good wheel cleaner since I bought it 😂 brakes are great on the car, I was really suprised. Was running just shy of 300bhp on my old 2010 St and when on a spirited drive the brake fade was scary 😮
  14. Jonner220

    Newbie From Ireland

    Hi All, Just bought my first golf R last week, UK import in Lapiz blue, first registered in December 2015. Have had many Vw's over the years and even owned a couple of 2010 Focus St's with maps, intercooler, full exhaust systems etc and have to say... first impressions of the Golf R are its amazing! Really suprised at the way it gets down the road in standard form. Really understated as most would just see is as another golf which I also like! Anyway, love the forum so far... used it for researching the car before I made the purchase, great content and look forward to all the advice on future mods!
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    How many Golf's have you owned

    Hi All, My list isn't as impressive as insurance costs and tax in Ireland played a role in having the smaller engines for a few years. Like many I have had in excess of 80 cars many of which were VW's, Golfs were as follows: MK 4 - 99reg 1.4 gold MK 4 - 01reg 1.6 grey MK4 - 03reg 1.9tdi (arl 150bhp) jazz blue MK4 - 98reg 1.9tdi (130bhp) red MK4 - 02reg Van (130bhp) red MK4 - 02reg Anniversary GTI Petrol (reflex Silver) MK4 - 01reg 1.4 silver MK5 - 05reg 1.4 silver MK5 - 05reg 1.6 fsi blue MK4 - 03reg 1.4 beige MK4 - 02reg Navy MK5 - 05reg GTI DSG silver MK7 - 152reg Golf R lapiz blue - Current car as of last week. Had many other VW's as well as other brands in between but always VW at heart
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