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The Daily Driver

vw golfr r golf daily
as_matt in Other Cars
May 16, 2021, 9:35 a.m.

The Volkswagen Golf R is an extremely capable car. Were it not for the quad-exhaust tips and slightly sportier styling, you might not be able to tell it apart from your average family hatchback. Some people might call it boring. I call it a sleeper. Coming from a Focus RS mk3, I do miss the friendly waves from other owners, acknowledging that you have the same great taste in cars as them. But this subtlety could also be seen as a plus, attracting less unwanted attention. I think the end result, whilst being subtle, is very refined. Some owners may choose agressive aero to suit their style, however I prefer an OEM+ look to create something that could easily have come from the factory. To achieve this, I've made a few small cosmetic changes. First off is the gloss black Maxton Design V.6 front splitter, which fills in the central gap on the standard car, resulting in a slightly more agressive front end. You'll also notice the Revo RV018 alloys. I think this motorsport style suits the MQB platform perfectly, in terms of both style and fitment, and are a huge upgrade from the factory Cadiz alloys this car came with from the factory.

My Car History

I'm always pushing myself to improve. This mindset is particularly obvious in my car history, where after around a year of ownership I feel as though I've experienced the car and prepared myself to move on. Whilst this is good for avoiding the maintenance costs involved in owning a car long-term, you could argue that it doesn't give you a chance, as a driver, to fully connect with the car and reduces your willingness to invest in further modifications. I like to think that my current cars are different and will stay in my ownership for a while longer. The Golf R is an amazing all-round car, packing performance, practicality, comfort and decent running costs into a single package. If I had to replace it, I'm not sure what I'd go for as I can't think of another car that strikes this balance so well. The Integra, on the other hand, is an appreciating JDM performance car that is quickly becoming a modern classic. I've invested a lot of time and money on parts to let it go any time soon. I also think it is the perfect base for a track day car, feeling more special than the Civic EP3, but sharing the reliable (fingers crossed!) k20 engine, reputation for great handling and relatively affordable parts. As you've probably already worked out, I didn't start off owning two excellent performance cars, so here's the path I took to get there. First Car - VW Polo 9n3

as_matt in Other Cars 4 weeks ago