Thinking of buying another

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Thinking of buying another

Postby cyman » Thu Jun 06, 2019 6:44 pm

I doubt anyone will remember me but I was an R owner between 2012 and 2014 I sold it to scratch a Japanese itch which has now gone.

The R is on the list of possible purchases in the coming months and I'm looking at 2017 cars with as low mileage as I can get.

Heres my question have the later facelift R,s changed massively over the early ones?? Is there anything I should look out for or are they still pretty bulletproof??

Cheers in advance
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Re: Thinking of buying another

Postby 3t3p » Wed Jun 12, 2019 5:15 pm

facelift looks far worse from the front end and IMO rear too. wheels worse.

have 280ps as standard from engine

have ricey boost guages above centre console

R trim inside car might be black/dark instead of lighter grey though don't hold me to that.
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Re: Thinking of buying another

Postby kentech » Thu Jun 13, 2019 7:00 am

Early facelift models (MY15) have the old infotainment (RCD, RNS), but from MY16 they updated it to the newer Golf 7 style (Discovery etc.). Other than that there was not really any changes to the R during the last model years.

This is in German, and for all Scirocco models, but it's a compehensive list of all MY changes to the Mk3: ... odjahr.htm

Personally I also don't like the facelift look even half as much as the pre-facelift on the R.
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Re: Thinking of buying another

Postby Veratio » Thu Jun 27, 2019 1:13 pm

I find the pre-facelift to be a bit too rounded in the corners. The new one is much prettier, but to each his own.

Sold mine a few months back, now I drive an E-pace. It´s a good car, the first car I ever had with more than two doors (I am 45 years).

I miss my R, but it was three years old and started to feel a bit dated.
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Re: Thinking of buying another

Postby finetrond » Sat Jun 29, 2019 10:07 am

Jump in both feet. New facelift gauge pod I'm not a fan of. The head units i outdated, but new android based units that works with steering wheel controls are available.
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