Poll

How long have you owned your MK7 (MK 7.5)

Less than 1 year
1-2 Years
2-3 years
3-4 years
4-5 years
Over 5 years

Author Topic: Length of ownership poll  (Read 1692 times)

Offline joe6

  • I live here
  • *****
  • Posts: 598
Re: Length of ownership poll
« Reply #20 on: 16 January 2022, 16:56 »
Bought my 2019 7.5 manual with no extras and 3.5k miles at 16 months old some 15 months ago and now on 9.9k. Really enjoying the car and it does all I want. Currently in my 7th decade. Will keep it till the petrol runs out or I peg out :smiley:
Mk6 GTI Carbon Grey, 2010 Bluetooth and voice fitted, a few VCDS mods still a comfortable family car. Red Scirocco 2011 twin charger stage 1 - enjoyable drive now gone.  White 2016 Polo GTI (roller skate on steroids) replaced with an Indium Grey 2019 7.5 GTI PP.

Offline damianmkv

  • I live here
  • *****
  • Posts: 726
Re: Length of ownership poll
« Reply #21 on: 16 January 2022, 19:15 »
Got my GTi new in March 2018 and it’s now approaching 60000 miles. That’s about 10000 down on what I used to do, due to COVID but also due to my R. Apart from some trim build issues, the car is great but I’ve started to look at mk8s - I either buy used “now” or endure a year plus wait for a new car for which I probably won’t get a discount…

The R came in June 2019 and I’ve done 16000 miles in it. Just extended the lease til June 2023 for an extra £2 a month as with the way lead times are, it’s a no brainier.
7.5 GTi PP DSG in indium grey, pro nav, excite dynaudio, Santiagos
7.5 R also in Indium Grey

Offline Finglonga

  • I live here
  • *****
  • Posts: 601
Re: Length of ownership poll
« Reply #22 on: 16 January 2022, 21:37 »
Picked up my new GTI PP in Feb 2014 and on 97,000 miles of trouble free motoring apart from needing a new DSG gearbox. :grin: Still prefer the car to any of the newer offerings.

Offline Eccie

  • Here all the time
  • ****
  • Posts: 284
  • Keyless & Penniless
Re: Length of ownership poll
« Reply #23 on: 17 January 2022, 17:17 »
My GTI PP is from 2014, can't believe its coming up to 8 yrs old! with under 60k on the clock.

I got it at 8 months old and it still drives very well, no issues, just usual maintenance stuff - I'm hanging on to it for another year or two

Offline Hertsman

  • I live here
  • *****
  • Posts: 552
Re: Length of ownership poll
« Reply #24 on: 19 January 2022, 14:48 »
MK 7 GTD (3 years), MK 7 R (3 Years) and MK 7.5 TCR with 15,000 miles (2 years) and intend to keep the TCR 8-10 with it as main car for say another 3 then moved to the 2nd car duties

Absolutely nothing out there within my budget has me hankering for a change, still love driving the TCR, its the best of my MK 7 series experience, with the mix of touch and manual cabin interaction spot on and performance and looks in my sweet spot also.

At 3 year mark will pay for a full detail and crack on enjoying all its virtues. 
Present - Pure Grey GTI TCR 5 Door DSG Reifinitz Wheel DCC Climate Screen 90% Tint
- 2nd car:  2014 Audi A1 SLine Black Edition Mythos Black STronic 185 BHP
- 2016 Lapiz Blue Golf R 5 Door DSG Pretoria DCC
- 2013 Pure White GTD 5 Door DSG DCC
- 2010 Phantom Black Manual Audi A3 3 Door SLine Quattro 170 BHP
- 2007 Brilliant Black Manual Audi A3 3 Door SLine Quattro 170 BHP

Offline Agreeable Slick

  • Global Moderator
  • Serious forum addict
  • *****
  • Posts: 7,086
  • Unit
Re: Length of ownership poll
« Reply #25 on: 19 January 2022, 15:54 »
2014 PP, I purchased it in 2017, 103k and going strong. Lovely little car to get around in and still bags of fun to drive.

I made this : ->

Offline Hertsman

  • I live here
  • *****
  • Posts: 552
Re: Length of ownership poll
« Reply #26 on: 19 January 2022, 17:16 »
2014 PP, I purchased it in 2017, 103k and going strong. Lovely little car to get around in and still bags of fun to drive.

From all seen of high mileage MK 7, they are incredibly durable and really do not show or feel their mileage if keep them maintained, and one of the reasons that put in the melting pot as my justification to just keep my present car.

Imagine going to share the mileage more with second car at 3 years, so my present 7-9k will likely be 4-5k, and so even at 10 years from now, its likely only going to be a 60k car.

Present - Pure Grey GTI TCR 5 Door DSG Reifinitz Wheel DCC Climate Screen 90% Tint
- 2nd car:  2014 Audi A1 SLine Black Edition Mythos Black STronic 185 BHP
- 2016 Lapiz Blue Golf R 5 Door DSG Pretoria DCC
- 2013 Pure White GTD 5 Door DSG DCC
- 2010 Phantom Black Manual Audi A3 3 Door SLine Quattro 170 BHP
- 2007 Brilliant Black Manual Audi A3 3 Door SLine Quattro 170 BHP

Offline C2K

  • Here all the time
  • ****
  • Posts: 264
  • Northern Monkey
Re: Length of ownership poll
« Reply #27 on: 28 January 2022, 20:22 »
March 1st 2014 for my GTD, so just about to tick over 8 years. Bought new from Peterborough VW. I have no desire to replace it, my car allowance has more than paid for it.

My wife uses it these days to commute as its compliant with Birmingham clean air zone.
5 Door Night Blue GTD
Dynaudio, 19" Santiago Alloys, Adaptive Chassis, Leather Pack, Winter Pack, Reverse Camera.



Bianca White 306 Rallye (Supercharged + Caged) : Melting Silver F54 Mini Clubman Cooper S

Offline Snoopy

  • Serious forum addict
  • *
  • Posts: 7,514
  • 32 years of GTI ownership.
Re: Length of ownership poll
« Reply #28 on: 30 January 2022, 23:19 »
Mk6 11 years, mk1 31 years.
Prob keep the mk6 a couple more years.
I regret not buying a mk7 clubsport when new as I'm not a fan of the current mk8
« Last Edit: 30 January 2022, 23:21 by Snoopy »
Current VWs:    Mk6 GTI    Mk1 GTI   Mk1 Leon(aka Mk4 in a frock)