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My Golf R journey began in early 2016. The MK4 Volkswagen GTI 1.8t I owned was beginning to show its age at approximately 234k miles. I just couldn't keep up with the constant repairs while working and going to school. The car I built over a 14 year span was failing me. I loved my MK4 GTI. It had a built block for the GT3071R I planned on installing one day. That day never happened, so I began to search for a car that I would be able to mod and still feel comfortable in as a daily driver. I considered the BMW 235i, Golf R, Civic Type R, and a few others. I ended up putting on down payment on the Civic Type R due to the reviews that were being published on the vehicle. As the months went on, my MK4 GTI was ready to retire and I knew I couldn't wait 6-12 months for the Type R to be released. One day at my ex-girlfriend's house, I came across the car you see today. The MK7 Volkswagen Golf R. The owner lived 3 1/2 hours south of Orlando in Miami, FL. So one night after work I drove down south and went for a test drive at 11pm at night. Talk about sketchy. The previous owner was a really cool guy from Sweden. He loved the car but had to get something bigger due to the upcoming birth of his first child. I gave him a deposit and told him I would drive back down after my upcoming trip to Rochester, NY which he agreed to. Two weeks later, me and my dad drove down and picked up the Golf R and it was one of the best 3 hour drives of my life. I loved every second of that drive home. I was so glad I ended up with this car over the other options I was planning on purchasing. The Golf R is a hidden sleeper in a sense. It looks like a normal daily driver but under the hood is a 400 hp engine with an all-wheel drive drivetrain. Inside you will find the car feels very refined and mature with a sporty feel to it. There is plenty of room for friends and family for long trips if needed as well. The Golf R is just a great overall car that I have really enjoyed owning.
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