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Very nice motor been considering one myself but prices crazy on whats available from stock or imminent with all the main dealers charging a premium over list, how long did it take from order to delivery might move my 7.5R on while prices good.

On 08/01/2022 at 09:15, keano said:

So after nearly 7 years with the mk7/7.5 R hatch, I took the decision to get the “Golf +”, ie the rs3 emoji23.png
 
I purely went for it due to the noise. Really. Had the golf sounded better I would have kept it / got the mk8 R but I wanted more sound and was willing to pay the price for it. The R is a terrific package and was only “let down” (and that’s a leap really as it’s a small point) by the sound from the 4 pot…
 
True to form I’ve got another black car and having collected last night it’s dirty already emoji23.pngemoji23.png
 
Will post up more info for anyone who is interested so feel free to ask any questions but for now a brief summary:
 
Gone for saloon purely due to looks. Golf is more practical for sure so another compromise.
 
Only had 15miles on it when I collected so still taking it easy but below 3k rpms it’s very ordinary on part throttle, which is great as it will help it be an every day road car (which being able to do it all was the golfs party piece imho).
 
The exhaust sounds brilliant even though it’s brand new. Really happy especially knowing it’s going to get better with more miles too…
 
Interior tech I prefer the golf so getting used to it still but that may be due to the latest mmi approach Vs older tech in the mk7.5 which I found really easy to use.
 
Range appears to be similar to the golf for now, but we shall see on that front!! emoji23.pngemoji23.png
 
Will add a few pics when I can get out to do so… but it’s just nice to have it and be mobile again after 4 months without a car emoji41.png

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So after nearly 7 years with the mk7/7.5 R hatch, I took the decision to get the “Golf +”, ie the rs3   I purely went for it due to the noise. Really. Had the golf sounded better I would have kept it

Still very much familiarising myself with the car but initial thoughts are it’s a good decision made.

Cleaned her up - feel like you get to know the car a bit better when you clean them up too. Drips in and around the boot are a pain - same mirror drips as the R had really need a air drier style so

Very nice motor been considering one myself but prices crazy on whats available from stock or imminent with all the main dealers charging a premium over list, how long did it take from order to delivery might move my 7.5R on while prices good.
 

Mine is a launch edition so a bit different from a standard order but I “ordered” it in august so about 5 months - it was supposed to be ready in Oct/nov so was delayed. All that time I was without a car…

Current timelines are around 9-12 months depending on spec.
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I have a thought
to replace my 8R (if it ever comes)
into a 2023 RS3
in the year 2026/7

by that time their price
should be at a small difference

But I’d probably fall in love
with the Golf
and will not be able to let it go

It happened with my mk4
Got stuck with it 11 years

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45 minutes ago, keano said:

A quick video on my phone of startup. As shown in the vid it’s only on 70 miles but I’m really happy with how it sounds already. It’ll get better too which is just lovely emoji41.pngemoji41.png

https://www.instagram.com/keano_04/reel/CYhGmI5h_sH/?utm_medium=copy_link


Nice!  

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Cleaned her up - feel like you get to know the car a bit better when you clean them up too.

Drips in and around the boot are a pain - same mirror drips as the R had really need a air drier style something to blow dry it…

Interior done with gyeon leather care and was easy to use and should protect it for a couple of months.

Mythos black looks superb when clean. Keeping it looking it’s best is going to take a lot of effort…. A lot of effort…

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