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Offline JaseNZ

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Looking at 2014 Golf "R" , Whats your opinion.
« on: April 09, 2019, 03:52:16 pm »
Initial thought please guys on the following. Have not seen it in person as in chch and its in Wellington.

Looking at trading in my 2011 Gti

https://www.volkswagen.co.nz/pre-owned/used-car-detail/?id=1537827&veh=2014-Volkswagen-Golf-R&pageNumber=1

Offline McDoof

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Re: Looking at 2014 Golf "R" , Whats your opinion.
« Reply #1 on: April 09, 2019, 04:27:30 pm »
I like it. best colour IMO.

I don't think you would be disappointed, but get a warranty

Have you considered something like this for similar money https://www.trademe.co.nz/motors/used-cars/audi/auction-2007599046.htm
« Last Edit: April 09, 2019, 04:32:00 pm by McDoof »
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Offline JaseNZ

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Re: Looking at 2014 Golf "R" , Whats your opinion.
« Reply #2 on: April 09, 2019, 04:49:49 pm »
I like it. best colour IMO.

I don't think you would be disappointed, but get a warranty

Have you considered something like this for similar money https://www.trademe.co.nz/motors/used-cars/audi/auction-2007599046.htm

Never been an Audi fan just don't like the look of them.

was also looking at this.

https://www.gazley.com/vehicle-search/vehicle-detail/?id=1548234&veh=2018-Volkswagen-Golf-GTI&pageNumber=2

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Re: Looking at 2014 Golf "R" , Whats your opinion.
« Reply #3 on: April 09, 2019, 05:07:34 pm »
go the R.
faster than GTI, will run rings around the old RS3.

not a fan of leather seats in the R but i hate the digital dash even more.

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« Last Edit: April 09, 2019, 05:09:44 pm by schattenblau »

Offline Naekyr

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Re: Looking at 2014 Golf "R" , Whats your opinion.
« Reply #4 on: April 10, 2019, 09:00:19 am »
Never been an Audi fan just don't like the look of them.

was also looking at this.

https://www.gazley.com/vehicle-search/vehicle-detail/?id=1548234&veh=2018-Volkswagen-Golf-GTI&pageNumber=2

The newer Audis look good (and look better than golfs imo!) (the 8V+ models) its just the pre 2014 A3/S3/RS3 look absolutely TERRIBLE

If your choice is a MK7 Golf R, MK7.5 Golf GTI or old as RS3
Definitely get the MK7 Golf R

If you tuned the GTI, it would get closer to the Golf R performance
If you tuned the Golf R it would run rings around the RS3 and the GTI you won't even see it in your rear mirror

Word on the "street" is the MK8 Golf R will be 400hp - so at least if you get the MK7 Golf R, a nice stage 2 tune will get you the same power so that's some nice feel good factor so you don't feel left behind IMO
« Last Edit: April 10, 2019, 09:07:52 am by Naekyr »

Offline Essbe

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Re: Looking at 2014 Golf "R" , Whats your opinion.
« Reply #5 on: April 10, 2019, 09:29:50 am »
Do it....i don't regret buying my R. Such an awesome all round daily car with huge tuning potential. Mines has a Stage 2 ECU/DSG tune and has done high 11s down the 1/4 mile

Just make sure you put some money aside for its major service at 60K ( DSG, Haldex etc ) or see if the dealer can get it done as part of the sale??

Also get a warranty if you can as well.
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Offline JaseNZ

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Re: Looking at 2014 Golf "R" , Whats your opinion.
« Reply #6 on: April 10, 2019, 01:12:00 pm »
Thanks guys have bought the "R" is supposed to be on the carrier and on its way to me tomorrow

3 year VW factory Warranty and having a full service when it arrives for my own piece of mind.

Yay for me  ;)
« Last Edit: April 10, 2019, 01:13:58 pm by jasegti »

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Re: Looking at 2014 Golf "R" , Whats your opinion.
« Reply #7 on: April 10, 2019, 02:01:16 pm »
What colour you ended up with?

Offline McDoof

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Re: Looking at 2014 Golf "R" , Whats your opinion.
« Reply #8 on: April 10, 2019, 02:08:03 pm »
Thanks guys have bought the "R" is supposed to be on the carrier and on its way to me tomorrow

3 year VW factory Warranty and having a full service when it arrives for my own piece of mind.

Yay for me  ;)

Need a jealousy emoji here
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Re: Looking at 2014 Golf "R" , Whats your opinion.
« Reply #9 on: April 10, 2019, 02:39:12 pm »
good buy.

how did you get a 3 yr factory warranty ?

sharp negotiation ?

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Re: Looking at 2014 Golf "R" , Whats your opinion.
« Reply #10 on: April 10, 2019, 03:05:09 pm »
VW/EMD sell a dealer-backed warranty. Iíve still got one for my MK6.

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Offline JaseNZ

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Re: Looking at 2014 Golf "R" , Whats your opinion.
« Reply #11 on: April 10, 2019, 03:09:42 pm »
good buy.

how did you get a 3 yr factory warranty ?

sharp negotiation ?

Yeah sorry mean dealer backed one via provident.

« Last Edit: April 10, 2019, 03:13:09 pm by Jase "R" »

Offline JaseNZ

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Re: Looking at 2014 Golf "R" , Whats your opinion.
« Reply #12 on: April 10, 2019, 03:10:12 pm »
What colour you ended up with?

Its the blue one as per the link in the first post.  :D

« Last Edit: April 10, 2019, 03:13:00 pm by Jase "R" »

Offline Naekyr

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Re: Looking at 2014 Golf "R" , Whats your opinion.
« Reply #13 on: April 10, 2019, 03:40:49 pm »
good buy.

how did you get a 3 yr factory warranty ?

sharp negotiation ?

Not sure about other dealers, but when you buy a secondhand VAG car from an official VAG dealer and IF that car is no older than 6 years, then they throw in a dealer/factory warranty. When I was looking at RS3's all the VAG dealers would throw in a 2 year Audi warranty.

You can also buy this warranty IF your VAG car is no older than 6 years AND your car passes any tests/inspections they wish to perform before selling it to you
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Re: Looking at 2014 Golf "R" , Whats your opinion.
« Reply #14 on: April 10, 2019, 06:21:13 pm »
i never got that when i bought my 05 gti in 11 from the local vw dealer.

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Re: Looking at 2014 Golf "R" , Whats your opinion.
« Reply #15 on: April 11, 2019, 01:21:54 pm »
There must be some leeway as i bought a 3-year renewal in late 2017 and my car was over 7 years.

Coincidentally i had raised a claim a month before expiry too hahaha.
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Re: Looking at 2014 Golf "R" , Whats your opinion.
« Reply #16 on: April 12, 2019, 12:51:47 pm »
There must be some leeway as i bought a 3-year renewal in late 2017 and my car was over 7 years.

Coincidentally i had raised a claim a month before expiry too hahaha.

That wasn't a VW warranty though, was it? I thought it was the Gazley Guarantee which is their warranty provided by Protecta.
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Re: Looking at 2014 Golf "R" , Whats your opinion.
« Reply #17 on: April 12, 2019, 08:05:46 pm »
Nah the one that came with the car when I bought it was the Gazley Guarantee. When it lapses I purchased another 3 year warranty and they sold me the VW/EMD warranty that doesnít have any statements or clauses that prevents mods  :P
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Re: Looking at 2014 Golf "R" , Whats your opinion.
« Reply #18 on: April 17, 2019, 07:17:20 am »
Nah the one that came with the car when I bought it was the Gazley Guarantee. When it lapses I purchased another 3 year warranty and they sold me the VW/EMD warranty that doesnít have any statements or clauses that prevents mods  :P

Oh right! Good score!
Iím warranty-less so free to do mods as the other half approves  :P
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