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Seriously considering moving on anyone one out there or know someone who as one got my eye on one but need some advise before I make my mind up
 

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Ahh. Jaysr32 would be the man to chat to. I drive a b5
to be honest I'm not 100% yet I would love to keep the golf but I do need a bigger car and an RS4 would be the next step up also considered M5 aswell but not sure on looks the R32 is the best looking car out of these in my eyes but need to go bigger
 

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Rs4 will be my next car that v8 noise is something else but think ill keep my r32 when the time comes dont think I could part with it now
 

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Make sure you get one with warranty, as if you get a bad one it will bankrupt you,

I was tempted then reading some owners reviews, as much as they loved them 2 had 20-30k worth or warranty claims over the 2-3 yr periods owned...
 

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What were the warranty claims for I heard the only things to watch for we're drc suspension problems which can be solved with coilovers and that the engines get coked up because its fsi other than that check the flaps work in the exhaust because the vacuum system is all linked
 

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Buyers guide not a lot to worry about tbh the cleaning costs £600 at a specialists apparently so not too deadly u could always get the car rolling roaded if the seller will let u to see if its down on power I personally would just buy a low mileage one and get it done every 50k or so or just get the car rolling roaded once a year and when it starts to lose power get it cleaned
 

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Another thing that's not there is long life servicing I'm sure I read somewhere to avoid cars that have been on
Long life servicing as the car uses oil after 10k miles and if the person neglects to check the oil then u could have all sorts of problems
 

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Brakes and tyres would be my main concern check there is plenty life on them as the tyres are 250 a corner for decent ones and brakes are nearly a grand per axle
 

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Brakes and tyres would be my main concern check there is plenty life on them as the tyres are 250 a corner for decent ones and brakes are nearly a grand per axle
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Buyers guide not a lot to worry about tbh the cleaning costs £600 at a specialists apparently so not too deadly u could always get the car rolling roaded if the seller will let u to see if its down on power I personally would just buy a low mileage one and get it done every 50k or so or just get the car rolling roaded once a year and when it starts to lose power get it cleaned
£600 gets you a basic clean, £900+ for a more in depth one. Prices are on that website I posted above.
 

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Another thing that's not there is long life servicing I'm sure I read somewhere to avoid cars that have been on
Long life servicing as the car uses oil after 10k miles and if the person neglects to check the oil then u could have all sorts of problems
AmD charge about 550 to de coke the V8
 

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Funny how things go in circles. We're back to engines needing periodic decokes again like my Grandad's old Austin Healey


It's also funny how VW went back to port injection for the MK6 GTI.

I sometimes wonder about car designers overlooking the glaringly obvious, but hey, if you can afford a B7 RS4, what's £900 here and there for a decoke?
 

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Problem is that they're now affordable, but still have the running costs of a 50 grand motor. I know someone with one that needed the front brakes replaced after 14,000 miles and it cost well over a grand for discs and pads.
 

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Yeah I agree. It's the same with E39 M5s. £5K will buy you a perfectly usable one, but as you say, it will still come with bills associated with a 50-60K car.

Funny thing is, I found my R32 on the AudiSRS forum as I was looking to buy a B5 RS4. I looked at E39 M5s before that and outruled them as potentially ruinous (along with the RS6), but even the old B5 can come with a big bag of hidden costs.

So it was better the devil I knew as I've had VWs for years and find them incredibly easy to work on and in the case of the MK4 at least, pretty cheap parts. Having said that, R32 front brake discs, dampers, springs etc all have a massive price difference compared to the lesser models, just like the aforementioned power houses! So whilst the R may not be the fastest thing on earth, it is at least a known entity and won't bust the bank.
 

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I have to say that if you need to run one as a daily it could cost you a fortune.

I've had mine since March and don't miss the R32 one bit. I took my old man out for a blast in it tonight and scared him a tad by sticking it up the arse of a V8 Aston.

I can honestly say I've never driven a more capable car, its epic in every way and in a different league to an R32.

I don't use it every day and have to say having it that way, every time I drive it, it feels very special.

Its had the DRC replaced and coilpacks done and aside from that, with 45k on the clock it looks and drives like new - all the vacuum and flaps work as the very distinctive 'kick in the arse' is there at 5.5k.

Forth gear will take you to 130 easily and in no time at all.

Forget all the bollocks about owners, mileage and longlife - buy on condition.

They are becoming a rare car and I love the presence it has in the road, no one screws with you and most just look and mouth RS4, nothing to prove here ;-)
 
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