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The Mega MK7 & MK8 Golf GTI/GTD/R thread - Part II



  • Registered Users Posts: 7,441 ✭✭✭JoeA3

    that’s a mistake I think. It doesn’t appear as an option in the configurator either. Lapiz is an “R” only colour, never been an option on the GTI. (Although yes I know they’ve offered it on R Line too for a while).

    This new GTI is believe it or not a tad cheaper than the outgoing car. And a few bits that were optional are now standard, such as camera and winter pack. And it’s got 30-odd more bhp. Bargain 😝

    The Clubsport will still be the one to go for imo…

  • Registered Users Posts: 13,403 ✭✭✭✭dastardly00

    I know this query has been answered loads of times before... but the search capability of the Boards website is a mess…

    What is the service interval for the DSG gearbox in a Mk7.5 PP GTI? There are so many conflicting results online.

  • Registered Users Posts: 5,250 ✭✭✭Elessar

    So the configurator for the new GTI model is up - you're looking at €60k+ for a new one with any options. That is a LOT for a golf. I've always wanted a GTI but just can't justify that kind of money. Might wait a few years and get a second hand but by then I'll be over 40 and it'll officially be my mid life crisis car 😆

    Anyone thinking of getting one?

  • Registered Users Posts: 7,441 ✭✭✭JoeA3

    they’ve been that kind of money for a while now. The new model is actually slightly cheaper than the outgoing model, believe it or not. And it’s slightly better equipped and obviously has the bump up in power.

    Clubsport prices not announced yet but I expect it to start at around 63k, so easily pushing €70k with a few options

    My own CS is coming up on 3 years old, longest I’ve kept a car in a long time! I’ve been really happy with it and it’s been virtually hassle free. I hope to clear the finance on it soon and sit on it for another while. I can see myself being very tempted to go for another one next year but it will depend on how the numbers look! My own car is pretty much still as-new with very low Kms, so it’d be sinful to put a huge wedge of money along with it for a relatively minor upgrade on what I have…

  • Registered Users Posts: 228 ✭✭Heiser

    Love this. Wondering how you're getting on with it?

    I'm thinking of importing a 7 R Wagon in from Japan, looks like there's decent value. Can get a 15/16 with lowish mileage for about €15k into Ireland and then around €5k to VRT it.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 8 TheDamIrish
    Japanese Exports

    7 R Wagon - not too common at the auctions in Japan but can be got for cheaper than 15K landed in Dublin.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 5,133 ✭✭✭James Bond Junior

    Give Brendan in JDM Auction watch a shout. He is very familiar with R wagons in particular and may have one on the way.

  • Registered Users Posts: 298 ✭✭Low Energy Eng

    Thanks. Absolutely loving it. Such a good all rounder.

    The turning circle isn't the best, the stereo has a few little glitches (mk7.5), but overall they're minor issues and the pros are endless.

    I had to replace the grab handles on the roof, passenger and driver side, that's common on the mk7.5.

    Bought a genuine parcel shelf and installed a good dash cam.

    Cleans up very well and gets the occasional compliment.

    I'm always thinking of my next car but can't think of a better all rounder at the moment. A good one at 20k on the road is a bargain imo.