Volkwagen Golf R 5DR 300BHP hatchback 24 month personal lease - £8340.86 @ Freedom Vehicle Contracts
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Volkwagen Golf R 5DR 300BHP hatchback 24 month personal lease - £8340.86 @ Freedom Vehicle Contracts

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Found 5th Jun 2015
Not as cheap as the excellent deal on the DSG estate version posted by Mickylad, but this is the better-looking hatchback version and still at a pretty good lease price for a high peformance £30k+ car. Personally I'd rather have manual than DSG anyway.

£2,278.80 deposit + 23x £253.19 + £238.80 processing fee = £8,340.86

Limited to 5,000 annual miles and quite a long lead time of 20 weeks, so realistically a 6+ month wait.

Other options:

8,000 miles: 2,516.29 + 6,430.57 + 238.80 = £9185.66
10,000 miles: 2,613.49 + 6,678.97 + 238.80 = £9531.26
15,000 miles: 2,937.49 + 7,506.97 + 238.80 = £10,683.26
20,000 miles: 3,229.09 + 8,252.17 + 238.80 = £11,720.06

32 Comments

Worth checking to see if VW dealers will price-match this, as if so, you'll usually save the processing/admin fee.

5000 miles?!? What's the point in spending all that on a lease if you can barely drive it?!? Cold for that!

Bit steep compared to original golf r deal
Was £189 per month with about £2000 deposit for 10,000 miles per year
Btw DSG is amazing

springbrucesteen

Bit steep compared to original golf r dealWas £189 per month with about … Bit steep compared to original golf r dealWas £189 per month with about £2000 deposit for 10,000 miles per yearBtw DSG is amazing



Agree about DSG!

very cold,you could buy a mk5 golf r32 with low miles for about that keep it two years and sell for about £6k or more

micsey

very cold,you could buy a mk5 golf r32 with low miles for about that keep … very cold,you could buy a mk5 golf r32 with low miles for about that keep it two years and sell for about £6k or more


Ok this lease is a bit expensive but your still comparing a new car to a used one..... No point.
Your comparison would have to be a new car

micsey

very cold,you could buy a mk5 golf r32 with low miles for about that keep … very cold,you could buy a mk5 golf r32 with low miles for about that keep it two years and sell for about £6k or more



Used car costs less than new car shocker.

am I right in thinking a lease car is just a hire car? you don't own it and never will?

DBXdarkangel

am I right in thinking a lease car is just a hire car? you don't own it … am I right in thinking a lease car is just a hire car? you don't own it and never will?



What's the big deal with owning it?

Fact is you do not own any car. Fail to pay the annual charges that the state dictates that you must and that vehicle you "own" is siezed by the state.

bankerscum

What's the big deal with owning it? Fact is you do not own any car.



Err news flash. I own my car. bought and paid for in full.
what was your pount again? ?

so I am right in thinking im paying £200 amonth on a car I will never own.
yeah crap deal dude

pgilc1

Used car costs less than new car shocker.



LOL. I bought a 3 year old mk6 bluemotion S with nice satnav built in and only 17,000 miles for £11,400. I'm paying about the same monthly loan repayment as this lease amount. But here you get to drive a new car (I think) and the sportier version. Heat. Never leased a car myself but it looks more and more like considering.

bankerscum

What's the big deal with owning it? Fact is you do not own any car. Fail … What's the big deal with owning it? Fact is you do not own any car. Fail to pay the annual charges that the state dictates that you must and that vehicle you "own" is siezed by the state.


so true, there are 3 cars on my street that have been clamped by the dvla in the last fortnight alone.

bankerscum

What's the big deal with owning it? Fact is you do not own any car. Fail … What's the big deal with owning it? Fact is you do not own any car. Fail to pay the annual charges that the state dictates that you must and that vehicle you "own" is siezed by the state.



Not entirely true. If you own private roads, you don't have to pay the state a thing.That's why you find so many banged out wrecks left on people's properties.

DBXdarkangel

Err news flash. I own my car. bought and paid for in full. what was your … Err news flash. I own my car. bought and paid for in full. what was your pount again? ?so I am right in thinking im paying £200 amonth on a car I will never own.yeah crap deal dude



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DBXdarkangel

so I am right in thinking im paying £200 amonth on a car I will never … so I am right in thinking im paying £200 amonth on a car I will never own.yeah crap deal dude


If you owned a Golf R outright, you would lose over £200 a month in depreciation. With a good lease deal, you will pay less than it would cost you in depreciation and you just hand it back at the end (without the hassle of selling or trading in).

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bankerscum

What's the big deal with owning it? Fact is you do not own any car. Fail … What's the big deal with owning it? Fact is you do not own any car. Fail to pay the annual charges that the state dictates that you must and that vehicle you "own" is siezed by the state.



Not quite the same (in fact not the same at all). If you buy a car you own it. If you forfeit that car because of financial issues connected to your VEL then it effectively becomes a 'fine'

Cold, why would I do this I can buy 3000 mini Lego figures for that money and have a little army of figures to keep under my bridge..
Wait, sorry, getting carried away with all the other useful comparisons...

DBXdarkangel

Err news flash. I own my car. bought and paid for in full. what was your … Err news flash. I own my car. bought and paid for in full. what was your pount again? ?so I am right in thinking im paying £200 amonth on a car I will never own.yeah crap deal dude



here we go again...

bankerscum

What's the big deal with owning it? Fact is you do not own any car. Fail … What's the big deal with owning it? Fact is you do not own any car. Fail to pay the annual charges that the state dictates that you must and that vehicle you "own" is siezed by the state.



Are you living in Stalinist 1952 Russia? I assume you are talking about road tax. You can "own" a car, keep it off the road with a SORN and not pay any road tax. If you want to drive it on the public roads then you have to pay your road tax (and fuel taxes). If your car is seized, it is seized for not paying the road tax that entitles you to drive it on public roads. It is not a tax on ownership, it is a tax on it's usage on a public road.

I picked up my Lapiz blue R 5 door with Pretoria 19" wheels last Saturday. I've owned many VWs and a fair few other marques and this is by far the best car I have owned, it is amazing. I bought mine outright and aim to stick £300 a month in the bank to cover the depreciation and interest I would have made leaving my money in the bank.

This lease deal comes in at an average £347.50 a month over the term, cheaper than a PCP, but not a patch on the previous lease deals (as cheap as £275pm average for a basic spec R with no extras, with 10k miles PA). Quite good, but people have had better.

Mine took 8 months and 6 days to arrive (yes it is ridiculous for a mass-produced car), partially due to my changing my order (slightly) to 19" wheels from the standard 18"ers about 2 months into the order. I was told it would set back my build about a fortnight, in the end it stretched it out 3 months.

The 15,000 miles option on this is £1000 more than I pay for a 15,000 lease on an Audi A4 Black Edition Nav....

Love the Golf R... But that's one damn expensive hatchback.

I am perplexed how Volkswagen manage to sell so
many Golf's. They are expensive and pretty ordinary
looking to me. Anyway, I must be wrong however as
they sell by the million.

yeah crap deal. dead money on something u never own. suckers

micsey

very cold,you could buy a mk5 golf r32 with low miles for about that keep … very cold,you could buy a mk5 golf r32 with low miles for about that keep it two years and sell for about £6k or more



you've got a 9 year old MK5 to compare to a brand spanking new MK7 R. 250PS (when new) naturally aspirated V6 which is very thirsty and low on torque compared to the new one which will cost far less to insure, less to tax, a raft of safety features and other equipment, infinitely more refined ride and handling (the MK7 chassis is a huge step up over the MK6) and fully warrantied driving. You get what you pay for.

That MK5 will cost £500 a year more to fuel than the MK7 (doing 10k miles PA), £245 a year more to tax, and for a low risk 35+ driver living in a "safe" area, you'll be paying £150 a year more in insurance. Add in £55 for an MOT, and that MK5 is costing £950 a year more to run than the MK7 for someone doing 10k miles PA if nothing goes wrong with it. Assume your £9k very early MK5 depreciates a grand a year (looking at where 2004 MK4 prices are) over 2 years, probably figure in some tyres, maybe some brake pads and there's less in it than you think.

gluke21

I am perplexed how Volkswagen manage to sell somany Golf's. They are … I am perplexed how Volkswagen manage to sell somany Golf's. They are expensive and pretty ordinarylooking to me. Anyway, I must be wrong however as they sell by the million.



Although they have an expensive sticker price, they are cheap to "own" (relative to their RRP) due to high residuals, especially if you manage to negotiate 12% off the RRP for a new one and see 55% of RRP after 3 years in p/x (maybe 60% in a private sale).

They're not showy or flashy, so appeal to all young and old, unlike some of the performance cars of other marques that look like they've been coated in glue and driven through Halfords. Honda has polarised sales lately. They used to appeal to the middle aged with their very staid styling, then went all space age looking, alienating a lot of their old clientele. VWs are evolutionary rather than revolutionary in their styling. The Golf R may look a little conservative next to a Megane RS, but that under the radar "wolf in sheep's clothing" approach does suit many buyers/leasers.

spritey

The 15,000 miles option on this is £1000 more than I pay for a 15,000 … The 15,000 miles option on this is £1000 more than I pay for a 15,000 lease on an Audi A4 Black Edition Nav....Love the Golf R... But that's one damn expensive hatchback.



Looking purely at the RRP, the R is around the same price as the 170PS 1.8TSI, and the 2.0TDI 150PS version isn't much more. Whether yours is a much better deal depends purely on the engine you have. It may be a hatchback, but most of the money isn't in the bodyshell, and there's nothing in Black Edition Nav that comes close to the performance of the R. Comparing oranges to apples, completely different cars.

monkeyhanger75

Looking purely at the RRP, the R is around the same price as the 170PS … Looking purely at the RRP, the R is around the same price as the 170PS 1.8TSI, and the 2.0TDI 150PS version isn't much more. Whether yours is a much better deal depends purely on the engine you have. It may be a hatchback, but most of the money isn't in the bodyshell, and there's nothing in Black Edition Nav that comes close to the performance of the R. Comparing oranges to apples, completely different cars.



I have the 2.0TDI 190....

Yes different cars - but but comment is still valid.. The Golf R is still an expensive hatchback.. While i love the Golf R - it's just to damn expensive in my opinion.. Plus a hot hatch at that speed needs to look like it would eat a new born baby, the Golf R is to subtle in my opinion.
Edited by: "spritey" 6th Jun 2015

Thats what I like about the Golf R (subtle) apart from four exhausts which i think is a bit ott its basically just like any other new golf to look at ( ok , double drl's ) but when you fancy having a blast its the kind of car that just makes you smile.
passing other traffic is incredibly safe as your past so fast and you would have to do something really stupid to end up in the scenery as the four wheel drive is like being on rails.

springbrucesteen

Thats what I like about the Golf R (subtle) apart from four exhausts … Thats what I like about the Golf R (subtle) apart from four exhausts which i think is a bit ott its basically just like any other new golf to look at ( ok , double drl's ) but when you fancy having a blast its the kind of car that just makes you smile.passing other traffic is incredibly safe as your past so fast and you would have to do something really stupid to end up in the scenery as the four wheel drive is like being on rails.



Can see why you like that - i'm the same when people mod cars. I like the understated of a powerful car family car or crossover - only exception is hatchbacks.

I love a hot hatch to be a bit loud, loved my Honda Civic Type R (FN2) when it came out and the new one looks mental. Also got a soft spot for the Focus RS.
Edited by: "spritey" 6th Jun 2015

spritey

I have the 2.0TDI 190....Yes different cars - but but comment is still … I have the 2.0TDI 190....Yes different cars - but but comment is still valid.. The Golf R is still an expensive hatchback.. While i love the Golf R - it's just to damn expensive in my opinion.. Plus a hot hatch at that speed needs to look like it would eat a new born baby, the Golf R is to subtle in my opinion.




Depends on how you define expensive....VWs are expensive in purely RRP terms, but if you are buying new at 12% discount (achievable) and p/xing (or even better, selling privately) for a very good retained value then depreciation suffered in your ownership term and it gets quite cheap next to the competition. It is for this reason that buying German cars new is quite popular and not as expensive as some people might think. The R is subtle, but I like the "wolf in sheep's clothing" approach.
Edited by: "monkeyhanger75" 7th Jun 2015

micsey

very cold,you could buy a mk5 golf r32 with low miles for about that keep … very cold,you could buy a mk5 golf r32 with low miles for about that keep it two years and sell for about £6k or more



The R32 is not in the same league and is old !! Plus there is no way you will get a decent R32 for £8-9K. Good luck with any repairs
Edited by: "royals" 19th Jun 2015

spritey

Can see why you like that - i'm the same when people mod cars. I like the … Can see why you like that - i'm the same when people mod cars. I like the understated of a powerful car family car or crossover - only exception is hatchbacks. I love a hot hatch to be a bit loud, loved my Honda Civic Type R (FN2) when it came out and the new one looks mental. Also got a soft spot for the Focus RS.



Sure the golf r looks understated which is great. The new Honda type r looks hideous and something from the 1990s and like it had crashed into Halfords

Agree the Golf r is expensive to buy. A decent spec one will be nearer £40K, also the similar but much nicer Audi s3 is about the same price but with options most people actually end up spending just over £40K less discount
Edited by: "royals" 19th Jun 2015
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