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Im now starting to look into getting a new car as i think its time for a change. I dont really do a huge amount of mileage so im thinking about going back to a petrol.

Was thinking of either a Golf Mk4 R32, Mk5 R32 or Ed30.

Im favouring the Mk5 R32 and if i got an early 2005/2006 model the tax is £260 for the year.

Just wondering what peoples opinions were?
 

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Probably looking at spending about £12k maybe a little bit more for the right one. Is it best to get one with the DSG?
 

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IMO they are 3 very different looking cars... you must have a preference based purely on what your eyes are telling you.
 

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mk5 r32s are very nice and you will never get tired of the v6 sound

ed30s map better than the r32s i belive but i still think the r's are the way forward
 

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Im quite liking the Mk5 R32 and have seen a few nice 2007 ones for around £14k

I have been looking at the tax bands and there seems to be a few different ones.

18th Nov 2005 - 23rd March 2006 = £260 per year, 23rd March 2006 - 1st Jan 2007 = £460 per year, 1st Jan 2007 - 1st July 2007 = £445 per year, 1st July 2007 - 31st July 2008 = £460 per year.
 

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Dare i say the words, If i get one i wont be looking at modifying it much. Maybe some new wheels and a few little personal touches here and there.
 

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I think a trip to the local VW dealer is in order to test drive some motors.
 

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Im now starting to look into getting a new car as i think its time for a change. I dont really do a huge amount of mileage so im thinking about going back to a petrol.

Was thinking of either a Golf Mk4 R32, Mk5 R32 or Ed30.

Im favouring the Mk5 R32 and if i got an early 2005/2006 model the tax is £260 for the year.

Just wondering what peoples opinions were?
Mk4 R32 is the most raw, bumpy, dare I say it rewarding and most exciting to drive when the conditions allow

mk5 R32 is much more grown up. Better everyday car than the mk4, because it's much softer all round, but also it's more dynamically capable too. You could carry much more speed around the twisties, but some of the interaction/fun has been diluted away at the same time.

ED30. A very fast 2wd GTI.

DSG - very marmite. personally I hate it. I love being able to manage the car's balance/gears/weight transfer myself. DSG for me is like playing PS3. you loose so much of the interaction of driving. On a Nissan GTR I drove, DSG is a must. On a 250bhp hatchback - waste of time

Which one should you get? You'll need to drive them all for yourself to make up your own mind. They are all great cars, but they have their own pros and cons, and therefore only you'll know which one suits your needs most.
 

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I tried an edition 30 - found the interior a bit plasticy, that goes along with the mk5 R32. The only way I would have a mk5 R is if it came with the recaros. For a GOOD condition mk5 R they are around 14-15k...almost the price of the newer S3 - which is a MUCH better car.

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Cant say i'm a fan on the interior plastics on the mk5... not as robust as the mk4s dash.

BUT... the 2.0T is a gem of an engine. [whistle]
 

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Cant say i'm a fan on the interior plastics on the mk5... not as robust as the mk4s dash.

BUT... the 2.0T is a gem of an engine.
Yup - If I had the choice between an Edition and an R32 (both mk5). It would deffinately be the edition.

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I am off work tomorrow so will pay a trip to VW to see what they have availabl e for me to test drive.

Im not keen on the ED30 interior but im sure a nice re-trim could be done.
 

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TSL (sorry cant remember you real name) The ed30 interior is very marmite, cant say I fell in love with it instantly... Its a grower tho! [:)] What you would like about it though its its pace, seriously rapid!
 

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Im quite liking the Mk5 R32 and have seen a few nice 2007 ones for around £14k

I have been looking at the tax bands and there seems to be a few different ones.

18th Nov 2005 - 23rd March 2006 = £260 per year, 23rd March 2006 - 1st Jan 2007 = £460 per year, 1st Jan 2007 - 1st July 2007 = £445 per year, 1st July 2007 - 31st July 2008 = £460 per year.
been on my mind for few weeks, about changing to a R32..

i didnt know about the tax band thou.. £460 a year for newish one,thats bringing on chest pains [N]
 

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Im quite liking the Mk5 R32 and have seen a few nice 2007 ones for around £14k

I have been looking at the tax bands and there seems to be a few different ones.

18th Nov 2005 - 23rd March 2006 = £260 per year, 23rd March 2006 - 1st Jan 2007 = £460 per year, 1st Jan 2007 - 1st July 2007 = £445 per year, 1st July 2007 - 31st July 2008 = £460 per year.
been on my mind for few weeks, about changing to a R32..

i didnt know about the tax band thou.. £460 a year for newish one,thats bringing on chest pains
Yeh i was looking at a few 2007 ones but to get the cheaper tax would have to go for a late 2005 or early 2006 model.
 

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In the same boat as TSL. The V6 sound is a MUST but performance wise, we would get more from the ed30.

Not sure what to do[*-)]
 
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