RE: 2021 Volkswagen Golf R | UK Review

RE: 2021 Volkswagen Golf R | UK Review

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ajap1979

4,617 posts

150 months

Tuesday 23rd February
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TameRacingDriver said:
Does it come with an optional bullet proof jacket or stab vest?
Nearly 7 years with one and I’ve managed fine.

TameRacingDriver

14,104 posts

235 months

Tuesday 23rd February
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ajap1979 said:
Nearly 7 years with one and I’ve managed fine.

2 sMoKiN bArReLs

26,142 posts

198 months

Tuesday 23rd February
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TameRacingDriver said:
ajap1979 said:
Nearly 7 years with one and I’ve managed fine.
Did somebody call? hehe

nicholasm

145 posts

148 months

Tuesday 23rd February
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996GT3_Matt said:
I hear you macky17.

I owned a facelift (mk7.5 DSG) for 8 months and couldn't gel with it. I was reluctant to sell the car because its a handsome and appealing product but after persevering for long enough to appease my wife, I moved on.

A manual would have possibly added a layer of interaction, but ultimately it was the steering that killed if for me - totally lifeless. Dan draws exactly the same conclusion in reviewing the Clubsport last week (around 12 minutes in if memory serves).

Matt
I've found the same, Matt / macky17. I haven't had my mk7.5 estate for long but I can't get on with the steering. I had a Leon Cupra ST 300 before that and the steering was decent, so I expected the same from the Golf. Maybe it's the standard Continentals? scratchchin

TameRacingDriver

14,104 posts

235 months

Tuesday 23rd February
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2 sMoKiN bArReLs said:
TameRacingDriver said:
ajap1979 said:
Nearly 7 years with one and I’ve managed fine.
Did somebody call? hehe
Username checks out laugh

ajap1979

4,617 posts

150 months

Tuesday 23rd February
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nicholasm said:
I've found the same, Matt / macky17. I haven't had my mk7.5 estate for long but I can't get on with the steering. I had a Leon Cupra ST 300 before that and the steering was decent, so I expected the same from the Golf. Maybe it's the standard Continentals? scratchchin
My MK7.5 estate came on Bridgestones. They were terrible, and unfortunately lasted ages. Changed them to PS4s 6 months ago and there was a marked improvement. Turn in is far crisper.

Wills2

17,699 posts

138 months

Tuesday 23rd February
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ChrisCh86 said:
No heated windscreen on the standard configuration or even as an option?
Oh the humanity!



Gweeds

776 posts

15 months

Tuesday 23rd February
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HardMiles said:
Another car for true dullards that don't actually like driving! YAWN!

Why not a write up on the new Noble or something that needs a driver to be at the helm, as opposed to a financed 12 years olds pops n farts mobile.
Immediate disqualification for using the word ‘helm’


Kawasicki

8,686 posts

198 months

Tuesday 23rd February
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Great value for money, when discounted!

I can't wait to see the reviews of the Yaris GR versus this.

Which would be faster/most fun B road machine?

The Yaris weighs less, but the Golf is a bit narrower.

Which has the most usable suspension travel?

Edited by Kawasicki on Tuesday 23 February 20:54

Hairymonster

771 posts

68 months

Tuesday 23rd February
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AlexMG said:


And the number from drive the deal is 6k off the list price....
I'd save a couple of grand and get the GTi Clubsport - that has had excellent reviews.

MyV10BarksAndBites

233 posts

12 months

Tuesday 23rd February
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Wills2 said:
ChrisCh86 said:
No heated windscreen on the standard configuration or even as an option?
Oh the humanity!
laugh

Dombilano

146 posts

18 months

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

Hackney

5,685 posts

171 months

Tuesday 23rd February
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Just specced one up...... £50k jeez!

ghost83

4,396 posts

153 months

Tuesday 23rd February
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culpz said:
Read above. DTD is already offering 14.5% discount, which brings the price into the low 30's.
Any options still put you in the higher tax bracket

Hothatch1977

77 posts

44 months

Tuesday 23rd February
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Kawasicki said:
Great value for money, when discounted!

I can't wait to see the reviews of the Yaris GR versus this.

Which would be faster/most fun B road machine?

The Yaris weighs less, but the Golf is a bit narrower.

Which has the most usable suspension travel?

Edited by Kawasicki on Tuesday 23 February 20:54
I cancelled a circuit pack GR Yaris for an R, hope I made the right choice!
I justified it as the golf should be more practical, roomier and refined as most of my driving is on the motorway / city. Oh and it was cheaper too.....
Having drove a GR, nothing touches them for smiles per miles, felt amazing. I’ll get one....one day

ZX10R NIN

20,359 posts

88 months

Tuesday 23rd February
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Hothatch1977 said:
I cancelled a circuit pack GR Yaris for an R, hope I made the right choice!
I justified it as the golf should be more practical, roomier and refined as most of my driving is on the motorway / city. Oh and it was cheaper too.....
Having drove a GR, nothing touches them for smiles per miles, felt amazing. I’ll get one....one day
Oh wow

TameRacingDriver

14,104 posts

235 months

Tuesday 23rd February
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ZX10R NIN said:
Oh wow
I didn't want to piss on ones chips, but.... yes

Escort Si-130

2,622 posts

143 months

Tuesday 23rd February
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Good write up, was dreading Matt Bird would have been given the chance to do this, but you guys made the right choice PH.

However the Golf R I just do not think it cuts it as previous. The R logo looks cheap or useless compared to others dating back from the R32. Has the 0-60 got slower, I am sure the previous model was faster than 4.7 with DSG?

F20CN16

8,155 posts

161 months

Tuesday 23rd February
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fantheman80 said:
hungry_hog said:
why is it such as a target over something like (say) an A45 or Focus RS?
Because of the sheer numbers sold. Parts business, shady body shops, yoofs on eBay..
Yup. Loads around, so more to nick. Half this forum bought the mk7 it seemed!

SidewaysSi

8,473 posts

197 months

Wednesday 24th February
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Escort Si-130 said:
Good write up, was dreading Matt Bird would have been given the chance to do this, but you guys made the right choice PH.

However the Golf R I just do not think it cuts it as previous. The R logo looks cheap or useless compared to others dating back from the R32. Has the 0-60 got slower, I am sure the previous model was faster than 4.7 with DSG?
So people really care about a logo? And how can it be "useless"?