Its with some sadness that i will be letting go of my much loved Golf R32 Mk5 this summer after approx 9 years of great ownership. Ive fully enjoyed this car and the R32OC.
On the plus side i have just placed an order for a new facelift Golf R 2017 model.
3 Door, DSG 7 Speed, 310PS
19" Spielberg alloys (a new option)
Dynamic chassic control
The new model comes with digital dash and a few revisons.
Ive got a painful 16 week wait. Thats taking me to end july/august. I may be inclined to wait until Sept 1st for the new reg plate. Im not bothered about the plate as such but presume this would impact the used valuation? I intend to be in this new golf for 5-6 years+ to be honest although its difficult to predict.
I didnt put much time into viewing other makes. Read reviews about S3s, M240s..Never got around to test drives as i couldnt be bothered with the salesy stuff. The M240 looked good but a dealer didnt bother responding to my email after a couple of email exchanges.
Figured the Mk7 is well regarded....and is familiar to me (more common than the R32 but things move on i guess). Servicing and insurance very reasonable. I like the 4wd sure footedness in random british weather.
I will probably make my R32 sales information available nearer the time. Its a daily driver but will want to release nearer to the collection of the new car.
Hopefully, get some Mk7 tips on here in the future.