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  1. Longp2

    Selling my R..What next?

    I’ve only had my R estate since November but I can appreciate your dilemma. The only advice I’d offer is to set your budget and requirements (do you need a hatch / estate in your life?) then try a few different models - I recently had a new 335d on loan for a week and almost bought one even after declaring that I wasn’t a BMW fan and would never have one! prior to my golf I had an S4 avant which I sold due to not needing a big car and bought my dream 991s and a Ford Focus as a daily. Fast forward 18 months and due to the addition of another daft Labrador we needed an estate, hence the R. My Porsche can not be compared to the R (different car for a different purpose and not price comparable) but what I can say is that I would not swap the R for another S4 as apart from the Audi having a slight edge on build quality and engine note as a driving machine and “all purpose” car it’s not as good as the Golf. Enjoy the search!
  2. The problem I found when trying to replace my S4 was that there are not many cars that do it all, our kids are rarely at home now (uni and working overseas) but we have 2 daft labradors so need a car, with a decent boot, that is also half decent to drive. I toyed with a Macan turbo and a few other quickish medium sized SUVs but the boot was always too small and, with the exception of the Macan, they were dull to drive. Unfortunately we lost one of our dogs last year so I didn’t need the big boot and ended up buying a focus hatch and my dream Porsche 991. Fast forward to now and my wife decided we needed another dog which meant back to the search for a roomier car - the focus went and in came a R estate which is a revelation and far better to drive than the S4. Bit of a long winded story but basically what I’m trying to say is that it’s pretty much impossible to get a car that does it all but the Golf gets damn close.
  3. Longp2

    Seat covers...

    Ok, fair enough, personally our 2 dogs go in the boot which is covered and has less to chew!
  4. Longp2

    Seat covers...

    I’ve got to ask - why do you want to cover the seats? Is it because you don’t like the look / feel of them?
  5. Longp2

    Boot Liners

    Another vote for hatchbag, I’ve had them in my last 4 cars and are worth the investment especially if you have dogs (or kids) travelling in the boot.
  6. Only had our R estate for a month, we use it as our daily steed / dog transportation ( my daughter also uses it when she’s home from uni) and so far I’m more than impressed with its performance and versatility. We personally like the fact that, to the untrained eye, it’s “ just a golf” and tbh there’s not much else (estate wise) on the market that suites our requirements in the same price bracket. To answer the OPs question regarding getting bored, I’m not sure I will get bored of the golf tbh and if I do i’ll Probably just trade it for another one!!
  7. Longp2

    How old are we all?

    Mid 40s here but our estate is used by my daughter (19), son (22) and wife (18, I wish) and we all agree that it’s the best daily driver that we’ve had.
  8. Longp2

    Cross climate + tyres

    First post on this forum, our new R estate is getting delivered tomorrow and I will be swapping the summers for Vredestein Wintrac pro winters next week. I had planned on buying a spare set of alloys to use over the winter but i’ll Just get them mounted on the Cadiz alloys this year and look for a spare set next year. I considered cross climates as I ran them all year on my focus but, IMO, they don’t perform as well as a good summer/ winter tyre. Anyway, great forum and i’m Sure i’ll be picking a few brains over the next few months.