Golf R rather than an m140i

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Re: Golf R rather than an m140i

Post by BillyWhizz » Thu Jan 17, 2019 10:11 am

Silvadadi wrote:
Sun Jan 13, 2019 11:40 pm
Are you looking to purchase brand new?

I cancelled my order just after Christmas placed in June last year for one following the still ongoing delay in WLTP certification. Ever changing proposed delivery date meant I was looking at an 11 month wait half of which the car would have been put in storage I.e. on leased land at Berlin airport.

Missed out on spec upgrade and then the final straw is VW dropping multi point injection and reverting to direct injection for European cars. This set up is prone to carbon build up on the valves and has been a major issue for US gti’s and R’s.

Don’t think new orders can be placed with the factory until next month and no one is sure on lead times.

I’ve just ordered m140i shadow edition 5 dr but R is still tugging at my heart............hope I’ve made the right choice
M140i has direct injection as well.
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Re: Golf R rather than an m140i

Post by x-tomek » Mon Jan 21, 2019 7:24 pm

wenklaw wrote:
Sun Jan 13, 2019 1:55 pm

Just got back from a test drive in the Golf R and without doubt it’s going to be the better machine for her.
Don’t get me wrong I love RWD and loved my m135 and adore my m2 but they can catch you out more easily than the AWD Golf R. I have the fun car in the m2 and want a 2nd car that’s fun but also a little more predictable for her.
She’s a decent enough average driver but she won’t want the back end stepping out etc in the wet and cold, icy weather, it wouldn’t be fair of me, she needs a to b with as little drama as possible but I also want something I enjoy driving unlike the 999cc focus, this is why the Golf r seems to be winning the race for me. And to be honest I don’t actually want an m140i, I want something that offers something different. I fancied a Ford Ranger but that’s a little big!
I had both, and not surprisingly Golf R is the more predictable one and easier to drive. It also has a very slight edge when it comes to practicality, if this matters to you. If only for me, it would be m140i all the way, but if shared with my missus, personally I'd go for Golf and would be probably equally happy (bar the 6 pot soundtrack :spotman: )

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Re: Golf R rather than an m140i

Post by wenklaw » Wed Jan 23, 2019 1:16 pm

x-tomek wrote:
Mon Jan 21, 2019 7:24 pm
I had both, and not surprisingly Golf R is the more predictable one and easier to drive. It also has a very slight edge when it comes to practicality, if this matters to you. If only for me, it would be m140i all the way, but if shared with my missus, personally I'd go for Golf and would be probably equally happy (bar the 6 pot soundtrack :spotman: )
And the first two sentences sum up why the Golf R is the one I will buy. I am now waiting a few months as I am a little busy to do loads of Golf R research and cash flow will be far better in 6 months or so. I did read something about a new one next year so may wait until then.

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Re: Golf R rather than an m140i

Post by daztoc » Sun Jan 27, 2019 8:53 am

wenklaw wrote:
Wed Jan 23, 2019 1:16 pm
x-tomek wrote:
Mon Jan 21, 2019 7:24 pm
I had both, and not surprisingly Golf R is the more predictable one and easier to drive. It also has a very slight edge when it comes to practicality, if this matters to you. If only for me, it would be m140i all the way, but if shared with my missus, personally I'd go for Golf and would be probably equally happy (bar the 6 pot soundtrack :spotman: )
And the first two sentences sum up why the Golf R is the one I will buy. I am now waiting a few months as I am a little busy to do loads of Golf R research and cash flow will be far better in 6 months or so. I did read something about a new one next year so may wait until then.
The MK8 Golf is due mid 2019, but the R will not follow until 2020, so if you want one now is the time to buy.

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Re: Golf R rather than an m140i

Post by wenklaw » Tue Jan 29, 2019 8:59 am

daztoc wrote:
Sun Jan 27, 2019 8:53 am
The MK8 Golf is due mid 2019, but the R will not follow until 2020, so if you want one now is the time to buy.
I really need to start making some enquiries at the dealers. Coast2Coast have the R listed but when I looked at VW site no R was listed? Ummmmmm

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Re: Golf R rather than an m140i

Post by ReGenesis » Tue Jan 29, 2019 9:38 am

All orders have been cancelled by the factory due to the new WLTP regs.
Loads on the WVROC forum talking about it.
https://www.vwroc.com/forums/topic/3034 ... ent-469315
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Re: Golf R rather than an m140i

Post by craggy » Sun Mar 03, 2019 9:46 am

Same reasons I opted for the 140, such a platform for the money but as per the OP purchase requirements, particularly grippy and good in the wet it is not.
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Re: Golf R rather than an m140i

Post by CJ92 » Sun Mar 03, 2019 12:40 pm

Thought about the R as my next daily drive but will probably go with a used GTi Performance..
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Re: Golf R rather than an m140i

Post by Spaceman » Mon Mar 04, 2019 3:18 pm

An alternative to the golf r . Mini clubman 4wd John cooper works? Fun to drive still has your 4wd and prices aren’t bad.
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Re: Golf R rather than an m140i

Post by deanw » Wed Mar 13, 2019 9:42 am

Why do men always buy their women performance hatchbacks when women generally don’t care 🤔😂

I really like the golf r and I don’t get the comments on this forum about it being boring! I like that it has bags of grip and even in m140i your not gonna be drifting round public roads.

Our family set up is m140i and a X3 (wife’s) which I think is a great mix as you have fun and practicality

X3 40i is meant to be great so I’d throw that in the mix it was you. We only did 2.0i as my wife isn’t bothered about power, I’d say I only regret not going for the bigger engine 20% if the time

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Re: Golf R rather than an m140i

Post by Sam_M » Thu Mar 14, 2019 2:21 pm

deanw wrote:
Wed Mar 13, 2019 9:42 am
Why do men always buy their women performance hatchbacks when women generally don’t care 🤔😂
So the men aren't stuck driving a 1.2 litre Daewoo Matiz when they have to drive their other half's car ;)

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Re: Golf R rather than an m140i

Post by deanw » Thu Mar 14, 2019 8:43 pm

Sam_M wrote:
Thu Mar 14, 2019 2:21 pm
deanw wrote:
Wed Mar 13, 2019 9:42 am
Why do men always buy their women performance hatchbacks when women generally don’t care 🤔😂
So the men aren't stuck driving a 1.2 litre Daewoo Matiz when they have to drive their other half's car ;)
Ha yeah my sarcasm didn’t come through lol.. on a side note my wife’s interior car cleanliness is shocking! A Darell matiz would be too good for her! I cleaned her car the other day and removed 22 bottles of Water/energy drinks 🤬

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Re: Golf R rather than an m140i

Post by Barney McGrew » Fri Mar 15, 2019 8:49 am

deanw wrote:
Thu Mar 14, 2019 8:43 pm
I cleaned her car the other day and removed 22 bottles of Water/energy drinks 🤬
I refuse to do the inside of the wife's car. I do the outside if I'm doing mine, but interior is her domain.

It's a bit of a mess but to be fair to her, her's does end up being the dog taxi most of the time.
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Re: Golf R rather than an m140i

Post by deanw » Fri Mar 15, 2019 6:20 pm

Barney McGrew wrote:
Fri Mar 15, 2019 8:49 am
deanw wrote:
Thu Mar 14, 2019 8:43 pm
I cleaned her car the other day and removed 22 bottles of Water/energy drinks 🤬
I refuse to do the inside of the wife's car. I do the outside if I'm doing mine, but interior is her domain.

It's a bit of a mess but to be fair to her, her's does end up being the dog taxi most of the time.
I use to be like that but figured it’s bigger job for me if I leave it too long

Glad I’m not alone though 😂

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