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Offline Hertsman

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Re: Mk 8 Golf
« Reply #230 on: 20 May 2019, 12:12 »
I think £40k+ is likely to be the price point of the Mk8 R (if it ever happens!)

Which instantly makes it expensive to own because of enhanced VED.

There's no escalator in the 40k threshold seemingly either. I guess the idea is that eventually even modest cars are charged it...

That £41, 000 was me being relatively restrained, you can easily top out £45,000

You would hope that VED limit gets lifted to 45,000 as it will eventually affect more and more sales the closer cars creep towards it.
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Re: Mk 8 Golf
« Reply #231 on: 20 May 2019, 12:56 »
I also doubt the performance models with have the massive GOLF logo either but then PORSCHE has done it the massive badge overload on the 991 generations car so anything is possible.

They've already done it on the T-Roc R, so anything is certainly possible.
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Re: Mk 8 Golf
« Reply #232 on: 20 May 2019, 14:23 »
It'll probably be a cost option to remove large letters from the rear.
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Re: Mk 8 Golf
« Reply #233 on: 20 May 2019, 14:26 »
I also doubt the performance models with have the massive GOLF logo either but then PORSCHE has done it the massive badge overload on the 991 generations car so anything is possible.

They've already done it on the T-Roc R, so anything is certainly possible.

That's true actually. I've almost discounted the Mk8 being an option for me next anyway!
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Re: Mk 8 Golf
« Reply #234 on: 20 May 2019, 14:28 »
What's on your list next Jim if the mk8 is off?
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Re: Mk 8 Golf
« Reply #235 on: 20 May 2019, 14:40 »
I can't believe a change to the letters on the boot can really put you off a car you might have bought otherwise, but hey, each to their own!

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Re: Mk 8 Golf
« Reply #236 on: 20 May 2019, 14:43 »
The can’t believe Auto Express’s German cousin is being held as a factual information source. Only the Sunday Sport is better known for making stuff up  :grin:
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Re: Mk 8 Golf
« Reply #237 on: 20 May 2019, 14:46 »
What's on your list next Jim if the mk8 is off?

Sort of depends but looking like I'd opt out of company car and buy something 18 months or so old. Quite fancy AWD and maybe a bit more space. But then the Golf is pretty practical. So a few ideas are:
'17 S4 or S5 Sportback
'16 RS3 - just purely for the noise!
'18 Cupra ST such as the Carbon one
Or a Golf R, maybe a used TCR if it was sensible money, older but well spec'd CS40 or possibly even buy mine if possible and do a few mods!

But a lot can change in a year!

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Re: Mk 8 Golf
« Reply #238 on: 20 May 2019, 14:48 »
I can't believe a change to the letters on the boot can really put you off a car you might have bought otherwise, but hey, each to their own!

I have pretty much discounted the Mk8 as the shape looks horrendous!! Maybe the GTI/R will be ok but it's not like the headlights will change position and they are just far too low down.

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Re: Mk 8 Golf
« Reply #239 on: 06 June 2019, 13:39 »
Even throwing on some Brescias and bumpers (apologies for dodgy photoshop) don't make much difference  :sad:



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