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Post by JamieZ4C » Fri Apr 06, 2018 12:02 pm

I know, it's a lovely thing indeed :thumbsup:

Sadly I'm stuck with my Passat Tractor as a daily :thumbsdown:

One day, Rodney...
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Post by ocrx8 » Fri Apr 06, 2018 7:58 pm

They do that Volvo in an electric blue. Looks (and sounds) brilliant. Definitely go for the earlier model as it’s got a straight six - the more recent version reverted to a blown four.
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Post by T1berious » Mon Apr 09, 2018 8:31 am

I'm currently trying to find a dealer with a decent pre face lift Golf R to test drive.

So the short list is actually the usual suspects:

Golf R - 1st Choice
BMW M135i - 2nd Choice

The Golf still wins as a winter hack (plus I get to tick off the list driving to a ski resort), most of them are "Pauper spec" though, trying to find one with Dynaudio, Heated leather seats and DCC in my budget is a tall order, so I'll move leather to a nice to have.

GOLFR

The problem is a M135i seem much better specified for the same budget,

i35i

Test drives a bit closer to home will sort it out
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Post by DPG » Mon Apr 09, 2018 7:19 pm

I’ve got an RSQ3 that is quite good for a daily.

Doesn’t look a great deal different from a standard Q3 but goes pretty well and sounds nice too.
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Post by DPG » Mon Apr 09, 2018 7:21 pm

That Volvo is pretty nice.
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Post by MrPT » Mon Apr 09, 2018 10:13 pm

Golf R (DSG) would get my vote. Better put together than the M135i and a nice contrast to the Zed. It’s effortless to drive but still manages to be fun.

DCC would be nice. The standard ride is firmer than you’d think (even on 18s).
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Post by T1berious » Fri Apr 13, 2018 11:29 am

Yeah, Golf R really is hitting the spot.

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Why oh why does VW AUC listings include "Rev counter, floor mats, glove box, brakes, wheels, sun blind, mirrors" but completely ignore the stuff that would be useful Info?

Heated seats, DCC, Dynaudio excite, Nav upgrade, packs if fitted? Seriously, 600 words on stuff all cars built in the last 2 decades have is just plain dumb.

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The pauper spec R's even with an increased budget is shocking! :o
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