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Offline runningman35

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Re: Gti and R testdrive
« Reply #20 on: 04 December 2018, 20:55 »
Reflecting on others commenting on R ownership, I totally get how you could enjoy ownership of the R overall. I took out a lightly modified R estate in September to compare against my family car replacement choice. (Was looking to get out of a dreadful ownership experience with Land Rover at the time, - broke down 3 times within a year with major problems) I liked the Jeckle and Hyde way the car could behave depending on if in Race mode or not and fuel consumption was better than I expected with mixed A and B road drives locally.

I then compared it to a new bmw 335d msport touring shadow edition and ended up going for that giving huge discounts on them at moment as run out model. Not regretted it, but similar in a way with a smooth driving technique can get good economy mid thirties to early 40ish. When mood takes you then torque wave is immense and similar to R but with the 6 cylinder it feels more linear and turbine like.

I still feel the GTI PP is the better everyday choice and it’s the one I would put the miles on and enjoy more as more chuckable and enjoyable in the corners especially.  I am lucky to enjoy the majority of northern Scottish roads, so this is something that swings it for me. Hope my thoughts help in some way to your choice.... :smiley:
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Offline mcmaddy

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Re: Gti and R testdrive
« Reply #21 on: 05 December 2018, 06:31 »
The only issue at the moment is with the pp GTi being less exclusive than before. It was a reasonably rare sight to see a GTi with the PP whereas now every man and his dog will be driving them.
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Offline JB GTI

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Re: Gti and R testdrive
« Reply #22 on: 05 December 2018, 07:26 »
The only issue at the moment is with the pp GTi being less exclusive than before. It was a reasonably rare sight to see a GTi with the PP whereas now every man and his dog will be driving them.

On here maybe there is a lot of talk but In reality I still see very few GTi’s out on the road compared to GTD’s  :undecided:
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Offline ar899

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Re: Gti and R testdrive
« Reply #23 on: 05 December 2018, 07:29 »
This is a bit like comparing a Rolex Submariner to a GMT. Everyone has their preference and some even have both. But at the end of the day, not much in it. Both do slightly different things, both are great products and much better than anything the opposition has in a similar price bracket.

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Re: Gti and R testdrive
« Reply #24 on: 05 December 2018, 11:47 »
 :wink: Have kept out of this debate as my views on the R can be found in archives I guess?
 Apart from looks which is in the eyes of the beholder. I think the R F/L is superior on every level over the excellent GTI. Ok not on economy but hey we're talking hot hatches here. And 'It ain't heavy it's my brother' :wink:
To add I love the sound of mine, the RS3 sounds as good as the Honda Type R looks :sick: (as in horrible) IMO folks!
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Re: Gti and R testdrive
« Reply #25 on: 05 December 2018, 14:44 »
I agree that the face lift R is an improvement over the pre FL.
I'm seeing a fair few more GTI's round my area than I previously did but hardly any PP models.
GTD's are plentiful but then they are a great looking car so what's not to like  :smiley:
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Offline Jim_mk7.5

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Re: Gti and R testdrive
« Reply #26 on: 05 December 2018, 16:31 »
:wink: Have kept out of this debate as my views on the R can be found in archives I guess?
 Apart from looks which is in the eyes of the beholder. I think the R F/L is superior on every level over the excellent GTI. Ok not on economy but hey we're talking hot hatches here. And 'It ain't heavy it's my brother' :wink:
To add I love the sound of mine, the RS3 sounds as good as the Honda Type R looks :sick: (as in horrible) IMO folks!

You are of course completely wrong. The noise of the RS3 is possibly the best sounding engine in any car sub £50k new car. They toned down the FL version but a 65 plate with Audi sports exhaust is border line obscene for the noise it makes!
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Re: Gti and R testdrive
« Reply #27 on: 05 December 2018, 16:33 »
This is a bit like comparing a Rolex Submariner to a GMT. Everyone has their preference and some even have both. But at the end of the day, not much in it. Both do slightly different things, both are great products and much better than anything the opposition has in a similar price bracket.

GMT and GTI for me  :smiley:

But I haven't driven an R and definitely would like to. Been in a Mk7 one and it felt so much quicker than mine.
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Re: Gti and R testdrive
« Reply #28 on: 05 December 2018, 17:18 »
:wink: Have kept out of this debate as my views on the R can be found in archives I guess?
 Apart from looks which is in the eyes of the beholder. I think the R F/L is superior on every level over the excellent GTI. Ok not on economy but hey we're talking hot hatches here. And 'It ain't heavy it's my brother' :wink:
To add I love the sound of mine, the RS3 sounds as good as the Honda Type R looks :sick: (as in horrible) IMO folks!

You are of course completely wrong. The noise of the RS3 is possibly the best sounding engine in any car sub £50k new car. They toned down the FL version but a 65 plate with Audi sports exhaust is border line obscene for the noise it makes!

Engine noise can be a strange one, I've no idea what an RS3 in particular sounds like but when I hear a really good sounding engine it can be quite a thrill but I wouldn't want something like that myself as I'd feel a bit of a tit driving it... :rolleyes:
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Re: Gti and R testdrive
« Reply #29 on: 05 December 2018, 18:45 »
I had a Jaguar F Type BDE. Best sound out there at the moment in my opinion
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