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New Arteon R in Manganese Grey


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Hi all

 

My Golf 7.5 R estate is now 5 years old and it is time for it to go. I absolutely loved this car and wasn't sure what would be a worthy replacement.

Mk8 estate was on the top of the list, but with no stock cars, no discounts available and crazy lead times, I pulled the trigger on a new Arteon R.

I got a really good discount from the dealers, who matched DTD for a well specced example. The price I paid for it is nearly the same as for the new Mk8 estate with similar kit(if not less).

What I like so far: amount of space inside, ride comfort, standard and extra kit, how it looks inside and outside. Also I feared it will be slower owing to its weight, but the new EA888 4th gen makes it feel as fast as the 7.5 estate. 

What isn't so good: fuel consumption appears to be 4-5 mpg less than my Golf. I used to get 32mpg on my daily commute, now its down to 28. I also need to get rid of all the swirl marks inflicted by the dealers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Looks really nice, I nearly swapped my 7R estate for an arteon but they were so rare and list price at the time and I ended up in a AMG CLA35 Shooting Brake which I've recently swapped out for a 21 plate golf R hatchback so back to a golf for me.

 

Enjoy!

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51 minutes ago, baRt said:

Hi all

 

My Golf 7.5 R estate is now 5 years old and it is time for it to go. I absolutely loved this car and wasn't sure what would be a worthy replacement.

Mk8 estate was on the top of the list, but with no stock cars, no discounts available and crazy lead times, I pulled the trigger on a new Arteon R.

I got a really good discount from the dealers, who matched DTD for a well specced example. The price I paid for it is nearly the same as for the new Mk8 estate with similar kit(if not less).

What I like so far: amount of space inside, ride comfort, standard and extra kit, how it looks inside and outside. Also I feared it will be slower owing to its weight, but the new EA888 4th gen makes it feel as fast as the 7.5 estate. 

What isn't so good: fuel consumption appears to be 4-5 mpg less than my Golf. I used to get 32mpg on my daily commute, now its down to 28. I also need to get rid of all the swirl marks inflicted by the dealers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Lovely looking car.  

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Nice. I see it's also got the 20" upgrade alloys and IQ lights with the light bar in the grill. What with 2 growing boys, I've been considering one of these as a replacement for my 7.5, though the sport brake version. The pano roof, leather sports seats, interior quality and acres of room is a real plus point. And I'm a sucker for those ridiculous shoulders above the rear arches. It makes my 7.5 estate look very slab sided.

Enjoy!

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I have been looking at these also - possibly to replace my R estate.

 

Problem is - I then start looking at other cars, such as M340i etc - and then think do I want a 2.0 litre again, or do I want to experiance something else.

 

As you say - for me - I would get the arteon R over the golf 8 R estate - purely for the buttons still on the dash, and that the software is not quite as buggy - and you still get all the toys etc.

 

Im sure once the engine is broken in a little bit the mpg will improve although my R estate has stayed reasonably flat since new.

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