Well, well, well. The time has finally come and I found a car that I really like. And what I bought is... some backstory.

CLK550 cabrio - my old car

Recently, I sold my CLK550 cabrio because I didn’t really want a 3965lbs Mercedes with a V8.

Before that CLK, I had VW Golf TDI. As most of you know, VW went through a rough patch, “diesel-gate”, and I sold my Golf back to them. I really didn’t want to be associated with a car that polluted way more than it should have.

Little did I know, I’d come circling back to the people’s car brand once again. This time in the form of their performance models. The GTI and the Golf R.

not my car..

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So here I went; test driving GTI’s and Golf R’s at Carmax and with private sellers.

The GTI is a great car first off; it’s affordable, good on gas somewhat, and has lots of goodies that make it both comfortable and a great canyon carver. Plus the new MK7 looks aggressive and I like that.

The Golf R on the other hand takes the cake and eats it too. It’s VW’s AWD, 300hp hot hatch, and it really blew me away in terms of power delivery (smooth yet vicious).

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So here I was, mulling over either the GTI or the Golf R, with the occasional trip to bringatrailer and Mcoupebuyersguide. But my friend’s advice really stuck in my head, thanks E90M3. He said I should buy the car I want, because I usually go with a car that’s not that fun or is cheapish.

So with that in mind, I picked the:


GOLF R! WOOOOOOOOO. It’s a DSG Limestone Grey 2017, with Driver Assistance package and DCC.

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review coming soon.