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Thread: Advice on buying Mk7 GTI/R vs 7.5 110tsi

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    Wow $29k is cheap for a 2016 Golf R with only 80,000km. I sold my 2016 Golf GTI with 60,000km about 6 months ago for $28k.

    My brother had a AW Polo GTI for short period of time a few years ago and I must admit, it did feel cheaper to drive - probably the torsion beam rear suspension had to blame as its much less refined (and cheaper to manufacture) than the independent suspension used in the Golf.
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    Yeah I was following sales for about a month and only saw one other similar R go for under 30k (privately). The dealer I bought it from specialises in expensive cars (most are around 100k), so I think they couldn't be bothered checking the true value and just wanted it gone. I turned up the day after listing and put a deposit down!

    The polo seemed very jerky to me, to the point that it would be difficult to get used to. A lot of engine & braking power for the weight!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lucas_R View Post
    Wow $29k is cheap for a 2016 Golf R with only 80,000km. I sold my 2016 Golf GTI with 60,000km about 6 months ago for $28k.

    My brother had a AW Polo GTI for short period of time a few years ago and I must admit, it did feel cheaper to drive - probably the torsion beam rear suspension had to blame as its much less refined (and cheaper to manufacture) than the independent suspension used in the Golf.
    I think the Covid tax on second hand cars is diminishing and used car prices are going back to normal.

    interest rates and cost of living pressures is a factor these days.

    I think you sold at the right time. Lucky you.

    Historically a 7 yo car would have depreciated by more than 50%, but all things considered $29k for a 16 Golf R is Good price today.


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