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  1. Great comments Camelsac, this has been debated time and time again with the R gearbox, ultimately I am a manual guy. I could have gone for a DSG R32 and I chose not to, I think I’m gonna have to test drive both. Your comments on your trip to Wales is the kind of thing I used to say when I had my E46 M3, this is gonna be a close call. Just out of interest how’s the clutch on the standard set up?
  2. Hi Haych, great points about the DSG especially since I might go for a stage 1 once I’ve finally found an R that I like. In all honesty I don’t really want to throw a load of money into changing potentially the clutch etc when a DSG can cope with a slight power hike.
  3. I’m a bit torn however tell me this correct, I just read earlier that for £700ish I can get a stage 1 remap which gives me a 0-60 time of 3.7s in a MK7 DSG, apparently the manuals need a stronger clutch. I’ve never remapped a car but I’m loving the sound of that acceleration. I’m assuming the same options are there for 7.5, if I can get a 3dr MK 7.5 I’ll go for that otherwise it may need to be the MK7, not in a rush so I’ll wait for the right spec car to come along
  4. Hey guys, it me or can you not get a 3dr in a 7.5 R, I’ve always preferred 3dr to 5dr but haven’t seen a single 3dr for sale. If this is the case, I’ll test drive a 5dr to see if I can get on with it and if not it will have to be a 3dr mk7, whilst I’m at it I’ll see if I can drive a manual & DSG even though from memory I’m pretty much certain that most people in here have said the clutch on a manual is weak. I’m keeping the R32 as my other cars have been sold, there is the fact that I absolutely love it too, it’s not always about the speed for me, IMO R32’s have plenty of soul & character which lots of modern cars lack.
  5. Hey guys, hope you’re all doing well. The last time I was here, I had just sold my mk7 R and bought a R32 which I thought was fantastic until my mechanic put it up in the air, needed lots spending on it so it was returned back to the garage in Cardiff. Since then, I’ve been through a few cars and have found that the R is as everybody says, the ultimate all rounder. I’ve bought a beautiful R32, 3dr, Shadow Blue, manual with 56k miles on it, loving this car. I’m now setting my sights on another R and wanted your thoughts on whether it should be a mk7 or 7.5, despite being a manual gearbox lover, I think the DSG on the R really suits it, your thoughts if you don’t mind please
  6. To be honest initially I was going into a new job which involved a train commute so wasn’t going to use the R so I decided to sell it. There was a glimmer of hope that I could keep it as somebody was going to buy my 911 but that didn’t work out. A few days after, somebody else came along and took the 911 so that’s when I decided to get the R32 as my run around car, obviously annoyed that I could have kept the R but that’s the way the cookie crumbles sometimes and I still have my E46 laguna seca blue M3 to enjoy, I don’t see me selling this car at all.
  7. Hi guys, I collected my R32 today, I can’t understand the negative comments, obviously if you’re comparing a Golf R to it there’s no contest if you’re talking performance however the R32 has bucket loads of character, sounds better than the R IMO and has plenty of soul. I was Driving to Wales to sell my R to a VW dealer in Swansea and then collecting my car in Cardiff, on the way there I was questioning myself wondering if I was doing the right thing because the R felt so good to drive on a combo of back roads and the motorway. The drive back for me was even better in the R32 so much so that I’ve decided if the right spec car with super low miles comes along, I’ll be buying it.
  8. Sorry that meant to say that it’s not had a single advisory an any MOT test since it’s first one
  9. Hey guys, unfortunately my Golf R is gonna have to go but I have put a deposit on a 2008 R32, 3dr, DBP, manual, it’s not had a single advisory on MOT and seems like a great find. I’m hoping it’s exactly what I’m expecting it to be and if so, I’ll be bringing it home on Saturday
  10. Hi Guys, looking at the posts it seems that there's lots to love about the R32 especially the sound. I've watched a few videos online and it does sound glorious. I'm going to go for it so the search begins, what I'm after is a 3dr manual in black, grey or blue
  11. Hi guys, it’s with some sadness that my Golf R has to go. I’m starting a new job which will involve a train commute which obviously means the Golf will be sat on my drive. I only have cars if I get to drive them, never been one to let the car sit on my driveway. I just thought I’d put an ad here in the classfields to see if anybody wants it. I don’t want to put the details here otherwise this will become a classfield add. Please take a look and get in touch if you fancy it once the ad goes live, thanks.
  12. Hi guys, just wondering what pressures you guys are running your 18’s at, I’ve gone for 38psi all round
  13. It sounds like it all about the sound lol, it seems like if I must have a mk5 then the Gti is the one to have, have seen a couple of ED30’s which look pretty cool so may enquire on those. Just for the record, the R isn’t going anywhere yet
  14. Hi guys, I’m thinking of buying a R32, just wondered if you guys have owned one and wanted your opinions on what the car is like to own, what to look out for etc, thanks. Hope I’m allowed to post this, if not apologies
  15. I certainly will Dave and thanks for the advice and tips
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