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Offline Ryan90GTI

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Re: GTi's 5th Birthday - should I now move onto an R?
« Reply #10 on: 08 January 2019, 17:04 »
...And why is the white one missing the alcantara steering wheel?
They are ROI imports, so non UK spec and not 'numbered'.

They're not a Clubsport in my eyes then. Certainly not worth the money they're asking for them.

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Re: GTi's 5th Birthday - should I now move onto an R?
« Reply #11 on: 08 January 2019, 17:37 »
Did they not facelift the Clubsport? 68 reg with MK7 body and interior, just doesn't look right

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Re: GTi's 5th Birthday - should I now move onto an R?
« Reply #12 on: 08 January 2019, 17:39 »
The 7R is a fantastic car, the 4wd is excellent, but they are very common.  I sold mine to buy a Clubsport because I wanted more exclusivity and I don't regret it!  So, 7R if you're not bothered about how common they are, or a CS if you want to remain within the GTI club. 

Those imports over the page will also come with just a 2 year warranty I believe (as well as being spec'd wrong and not having plaques).  Also, imports have to be declared to the insurance company and may cost more.

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Re: GTi's 5th Birthday - should I now move onto an R?
« Reply #13 on: 08 January 2019, 17:42 »
Did they not facelift the Clubsport? 68 reg with MK7 body and interior, just doesn't look right

They will have been built late 2016 or early 2017 almost certainly.

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Re: GTi's 5th Birthday - should I now move onto an R?
« Reply #14 on: 08 January 2019, 17:50 »
Well, if you spend a lot of time trying to do 0-60 in 4.4 secs then a yellow R is a must(ard).

Aside from that, if you can afford it and like the look of the car then why the hell not?
Yeah, the R costs a little more to run but not stupidly more. The road tax might be a bit expensive on some of them if they have very high spec though.

The R is an amazing car, a step up from a GTI in certain areas. But the humble GTI still punches above its weight. If you fancy the change then the R is different enough to make it feel like a different car but similar enough to be familiar in all the important places.

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Re: GTi's 5th Birthday - should I now move onto an R?
« Reply #15 on: 08 January 2019, 18:06 »
Did they not facelift the Clubsport? 68 reg with MK7 body and interior, just doesn't look right

They will have been built late 2016 or early 2017 almost certainly.
Indeed, a build date and a registration date are two different things.

In 2017 the ROI was flooded with clubsports and there were a couple of garages over here who bought a job lot of them unregistered and sold them for discounted prices. These were probably left over from those stock bundles and have now been registered.
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Re: GTi's 5th Birthday - should I now move onto an R?
« Reply #16 on: 08 January 2019, 18:30 »
I went to a garage where they had 5 of these ROI clubsports lined up. They told me they’d had 25 originally.  :shocked:
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Re: GTi's 5th Birthday - should I now move onto an R?
« Reply #17 on: 08 January 2019, 21:52 »
Do it


That is all  :grin:
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Re: GTi's 5th Birthday - should I now move onto an R?
« Reply #18 on: 08 January 2019, 22:53 »
ROI Clubsports all had the alcantara steering wheel and the proper seats - same as U.K. spec. Irish cars spec doesn’t differ at all much from U.K. spec. In fact I think Irish cars tend to be slightly better spec’d.

That wheel and especially those awful seats have been retrofitted by previous owner(s)!
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Re: GTi's 5th Birthday - should I now move onto an R?
« Reply #19 on: 08 January 2019, 23:36 »
...And why is the white one missing the alcantara steering wheel?
They are ROI imports, so non UK spec and not 'numbered'.
Sorry mate you’re wrong about them being from Ireland. The speedo is clearly in miles and kph which rules that out instantly. And as Joe says all IRISH spec clubsports came with the alcantara wheel.  :whistle:
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