RE: 2021 Volkswagen Golf R | UK Review

RE: 2021 Volkswagen Golf R | UK Review

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Earl of Petrol

211 posts

85 months

Tuesday 23rd February
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cerb4.5lee said:
hehe
And Traffic Cops.

macky17

2,024 posts

152 months

Tuesday 23rd February
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"It mightn't steer with the clarity of the last Golf R".

Always surprises me when I read something like this. I owned a mk7 R for 2 years and the inconsistency of the steering is why I sold it. Hate to think the new one manages to be worse. May just be me.

HazzaT

196 posts

8 months

Tuesday 23rd February
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macky17 said:
"It mightn't steer with the clarity of the last Golf R".

Always surprises me when I read something like this. I owned a mk7 R for 2 years and the inconsistency of the steering is why I sold it. Hate to think the new one manages to be worse. May just be me.
I have heard people say the steering improved in the facelift, maybe that's where this comes from

macky17

2,024 posts

152 months

Tuesday 23rd February
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HazzaT said:
macky17 said:
"It mightn't steer with the clarity of the last Golf R".

Always surprises me when I read something like this. I owned a mk7 R for 2 years and the inconsistency of the steering is why I sold it. Hate to think the new one manages to be worse. May just be me.
I have heard people say the steering improved in the facelift, maybe that's where this comes from
Yeah perhaps. Mine was pre-facelift.

Turini

148 posts

129 months

Tuesday 23rd February
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I like, these have been cropping up on the radar recently as a useful and exciting for an all rounder for family use and allow for something a bit more appealing for limited use in the garage....

Discounts on it already look enticing

5harp3y

1,769 posts

162 months

Tuesday 23rd February
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only three colours available? and both sets of wheels available are hideous!

wab172uk

1,798 posts

190 months

Tuesday 23rd February
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Boring to look at. Crap interior. No nobs or buttons, and no manual option. How much ?????

If I had to have a car in that sector, I think I'd rather have an A35 AMG.

s2000db

933 posts

116 months

Tuesday 23rd February
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wab172uk said:
Boring to look at. Crap interior. No nobs or buttons, and no manual option. How much ?????

If I had to have a car in that sector, I think I'd rather have an A35 AMG.
Must say I agree, saw one parked up recently and it was one of the most bland iterations of a Golf I’ve ever seen!
Anyway it’ll certainly fly well under the radar, imo.

Sten.

1,451 posts

97 months

Tuesday 23rd February
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David87 said:
crims
Stoned said:
character
ghost83 said:
It’s too expensive
wab172uk said:
Boring
I think I'm just waiting for 'rented' for full house biggrin

Funk

22,525 posts

172 months

Tuesday 23rd February
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SDK said:
Looks and sounds like a great car.
That basic RRP though eek Add leather, 19 wheels and a few other options which should be standard and it's £44k.

The new S3 is actually cheaper confused
That's exactly what I commented in one of the other threads here; there's stuff which should be standard imo and before you know it you've added 10% to the price of car compared with the Mk7.5.

I don't have an issue with 5dr or DSG-only but I do hate 'non-handed' wheels (such as the standard 18s - they've done the same on the GTI too) so that'd mean upgrading to 19s which I also wouldn't do without the DCC... Add heated seats and 'anything other than white' and you're at £44-45k. Also why are there only 2 other colour options...?

Brian_the_Snail

79 posts

217 months

Tuesday 23rd February
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wab172uk said:
Boring to look at. Crap interior. No nobs or buttons, and no manual option. How much ?????

If I had to have a car in that sector, I think I'd rather have an A35 AMG.
I'll be swapping from am A35 AMG to a Mk 8 R in June and hoping that the Mk 8 is better built than the A35. My wife nick named our current car 'Rattley' the A35 build quality is that bad.

tiggyzak

123 posts

156 months

Tuesday 23rd February
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Oh dear . I hate to be a stick in the mud because I'm sure that this is a brilliant car to drive. However £40,000 (plus extras ?) does seem an awful lot of money.

My own 2007 Edition 30 , that has only done 15,000 miles , ( I just don't get much chance to use to use it ,but I don't really want to sell it because I like it so much) was bought for around £21,000 when new and I suppose is now worth around about £12,000 . It's a lovely car - it does pretty well everything one could want it to do even in it's unmodified state.

I'm rambling on but hopefully you can see what I'm getting at.

As I said ,"oh dear",I do hate coming on here and slagging off perfectly lovely new cars.

Funk

22,525 posts

172 months

Tuesday 23rd February
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Oh yes - the lack of knobs and whatnot; don't like that. I like to be able to adjust the basics such as HVAC without having to look at touch-sensitive 'regions' to hit. That's a massive mark against it in my book.

Sten.

1,451 posts

97 months

Tuesday 23rd February
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tiggyzak said:
Oh dear . I hate to be a stick in the mud because I'm sure that this is a brilliant car to drive. However £40,000 (plus extras ?) does seem an awful lot of money.

My own 2007 Edition 30 , that has only done 15,000 miles , ( I just don't get much chance to use to use it ,but I don't really want to sell it because I like it so much) was bought for around £21,000 when new and I suppose is now worth around about £12,000 . It's a lovely car - it does pretty well everything one could want it to do even in it's unmodified state.

I'm rambling on but hopefully you can see what I'm getting at.

As I said ,"oh dear",I do hate coming on here and slagging off perfectly lovely new cars.
When you adjust that for inflation and factor in the discounts available on these, they're much closer in price than it first seems.

That said, I'd rather have your Edition 30, can't be many with that mileage!

Panjy

136 posts

109 months

Tuesday 23rd February
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I'm sure it's a good car but the front end on this shape Golf really is ugly isn't it.

How they got that signed off i don't know, it's got to be the worst looking car in its class.

Sten.

1,451 posts

97 months

Tuesday 23rd February
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Panjy said:
I'm sure it's a good car but the front end on this shape Golf really is ugly isn't it.

How they got that signed off i don't know, it's got to be the worst looking car in its class.
Subjective of course but I'd reserve that for the M135i (and I'm a huge BMW fan).

ajap1979

4,617 posts

150 months

Tuesday 23rd February
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Panjy said:
How they got that signed off i don't know, it's got to be the worst looking car in its class.
I think the sector as a whole has been regressing for a while, to the point where I don't think any are truly desirable based on looks. Mazda 3 would probably get my vote as the most elegant, but the Focus, Astra, Leon, 1-Series, Megane, Civic etc. are all pretty terrible to look at IMO.

Motormatt

338 posts

181 months

Tuesday 23rd February
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cerb4.5lee said:
Mouse Rat said:
justa1972 said:
Where's the Video ?!
Police Interceptors, Channel 5, 8PM on Monday's
hehe
bow

From the article: 'And nor do I think you'd ever drive a car like this so aggressively that it would actually slide on the public highway'.

Dan's clearly not a fan of Police Interceptors, he should watch a couple of episodes to see just how aggressively it is possible to drive one of these on a public highway!

Augustus Windsock

2,408 posts

118 months

Tuesday 23rd February
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Motormatt said:
cerb4.5lee said:
Mouse Rat said:
justa1972 said:
Where's the Video ?!
Police Interceptors, Channel 5, 8PM on Monday's
hehe
bow

From the article: 'And nor do I think you'd ever drive a car like this so aggressively that it would actually slide on the public highway'.

Dan's clearly not a fan of Police Interceptors, he should watch a couple of episodes to see just how aggressively it is possible to drive one of these on a public highway!
Yeah but that’s the car being driven by village idiots with brains even smaller than their man vegetables, and who care not one jot at putting other road users, and pedestrians, at risk of serious injury or worse.
Rather than engineering-in a drift mode, it’s a shame the Tefal-heads at VW didn’t spend more time and €€€ working on ways to stop the R being nicked with such monotonous regularity....

RelentlessForwardProgress

914 posts

199 months

Tuesday 23rd February
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Just looked at this on the configurator- available in a massive 3 colours! The GTI looked to be 6 or 7. Nothing more interesting than a metallic red and the ubiquitous dark blue.

Oops, just saw someone had already noticed this.