VW Golf R MK7 Estate DSG Personal Lease Deal - £7168.13 @ Freedom Contracts (£1915.16 Deposit + 23 x £212.79 Payments + £358.80 Doc Fee)
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VW Golf R MK7 Estate DSG Personal Lease Deal - £7168.13 @ Freedom Contracts (£1915.16 Deposit + 23 x £212.79 Payments + £358.80 Doc Fee)

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Found 13th May 2015
For anyone who missed the last deals that went through for the hatchback which was very successful.

12 week lead time stated could be a bit optimistic, some people have had to wait up to 6 months because of the influx of orders that VW received and the chaos that ensued, so be sure to get your order in at an early stage.

List price of this car currently is £33,585.00 OTR.

Only available in DSG which is the gearbox to have in my opinion it's fantastic having driven with it now for over a month, in my opinion it would make you not want a Manual car again.

Options for whatever mileage suits you most too, 5k/8k/10k/15k. All 24 month leases. Overview of prices below (all include Doc Fee, and cheapest option on mileage allowance)

5k Per Year - £1,915.16 Deposit - £212.79 per month - £7168.13 total
8k Per Year - £2,135.59 Deposit - £237.29 per month - £7952.06 total
10k Per Year - £1,679.04 Deposit - £279.84 per month - £8474.16 total
15k Per Year - £1,954.14 Deposit - £325.69 per month - £9803.81 total

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134 Comments

I'm sorry, but when someone writes "don't vote cold", for whatever reason, I vote cold. It's not my fault, I just have to.

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donny1266

I'm sorry, but when someone writes "don't vote cold", for whatever … I'm sorry, but when someone writes "don't vote cold", for whatever reason, I vote cold. It's not my fault, I just have to.



Thanks.

donny1266

I'm sorry, but when someone writes "don't vote cold", for whatever … I'm sorry, but when someone writes "don't vote cold", for whatever reason, I vote cold. It's not my fault, I just have to.


Well, that's just ridiculous. I've voted hot both to compensate for your cold vote and also because it's a good deal. Not as good as the hatchback deal was though.

Hot if you're German, freezing cold if you're English and get stuck in traffic jams half your life
DSG is boring, estates are boring and that blue color is boring too, yawn

With falling sales, disappointed customers and new gearboxes on the horizon there are quite a few VW deals knocking around at the moment.

The deal might not be so bad, but its the car that's part of the problem.

The DSG, (its is holding VW's customers from becoming repeat customers) might be OK for manual drivers who are iffy about autos but for auto drivers it will never be as smooth. I do not even think the DSGs are as quick or efficient as the ZF autos used in a number of other brands like Jaguars and BMW?

I know VW are to introduce a selection of new DSG gearboxes and a CVT over next 2 years.

With regard not wanting the manual again. Well, you buy a sporty car that you driver hard and its only fluid in upward changes. After that it become laggy, confused, it has to switch the preselect. If your gunning it then it has to engage its torque protection to stop the clutches getting mangled which means frustrating delays and hesitation from the gearbox.

In a car like this, clutch down and in to 2nd might just be a lot better, after all this is the Mondeo man car of 201X's!

Would be interesting to know who the lender is?
If it's VWFS, then just go direct to VW and save yourself 300 quid

what tosh comment about dsg gearbox from groenleader have two vw's with dsg and they are quicker smoother than manual do some research! !!!

Good spot OP this is a good deal, especially for people who need the higher miles.

roxy29

what tosh comment about dsg gearbox from groenleader have two vw's with … what tosh comment about dsg gearbox from groenleader have two vw's with dsg and they are quicker smoother than manual do some research! !!!



Agree, the DSG gearbox is brilliant. I've had many autos and the DSG on my Golf is fantastic.


groenleader

With falling sales, disappointed customers and new gearboxes on the … With falling sales, disappointed customers and new gearboxes on the horizon there are quite a few VW deals knocking around at the moment. The deal might not be so bad, but its the car that's part of the problem.The DSG, (its is holding VW's customers from becoming repeat customers) might be OK for manual drivers who are iffy about autos but for auto drivers it will never be as smooth. I do not even think the DSGs are as quick or efficient as the ZF autos used in a number of other brands like Jaguars and BMW? I know VW are to introduce a selection of new DSG gearboxes and a CVT over next 2 years. With regard not wanting the manual again. Well, you buy a sporty car that you driver hard and its only fluid in upward changes. After that it become laggy, confused, it has to switch the preselect. If your gunning it then it has to engage its torque protection to stop the clutches getting mangled which means frustrating delays and hesitation from the gearbox. In a car like this, clutch down and in to 2nd might just be a lot better, after all this is the Mondeo man car of 201X's!




You have clearly never owned one then. I had one in my Octavia VRS for 5 years and it was flawless. The 0-60 is proof of that in that the DSG is quicker than a manual. Only bug bear is you can't block change up and down the box.

Good deal

jrw

You have clearly never owned one then. I had one in my Octavia VRS for 5 … You have clearly never owned one then. I had one in my Octavia VRS for 5 years and it was flawless. The 0-60 is proof of that in that the DSG is quicker than a manual. Only bug bear is you can't block change up and down the box.



I drive cars as part of my job, I am buttered by manufacturers every day of my life. I run one of the biggest fleets in the UK and I have a 997 C4S with the 7 speed unit. There is no way you can paint a perfect picture of the gearbox I am not even saying to you that its the worst thing in the world, but its really not great either. Its unfair to suggest to people who are going to pay money for a car that something is magically perfect when it clearly isn't.

The difference in fuel savings is minimal and lack of changing from 5th to say 2nd in an instant (it requires at least 2 clutch change selections) can be a problem if you really driving it.

You can always put in dsg hesitation in to google and see the results.
Edited by: "groenleader" 13th May 2015

groenleader

I drive cars as part of my job, I am buttered by manufacturers every day … I drive cars as part of my job, I am buttered by manufacturers every day of my life. I run one of the biggest fleets in the UK and I have a 997 C4S with the 7 speed unit. There is no way you can paint a perfect picture of the gearbox I am not even saying to you that its the worst thing in the world, but its really not great either. Its unfair to suggest to people who are going to pay money for a car that something is magically perfect when it clearly isn't. The difference in fuel savings is minimal and lack of changing from 5th to say 2nd in an instant (it requires at least 2 clutch change selections) can be a problem if you really driving it. You can always put in dsg hesitation in to google and see the results.


I suppose its all related to the cost of a car, to be fair I'd expect the gearbox of an £80k C4S to be significantly better than a £30k hatch.
I had an R32 DSG and it was great, upon testing the BMW 3 series auto (admittedly a torque converter box, not DCT) I ordered the manual. DSG in my parents Passat CC diesel is a very good unit too having drove it a few times.
The problem can be with the internet that generally people only use it as a forum to report bad things. People are much more inclined to rant about something thats annoying them than posting about how wonderful is. Take your 997 C4S, google 'bore scoring' and you'd be tempted to steer clear.

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The DSG's auto modes can be a bit funny at times, absolutely fine if you're commuting about, it's when you're giving it some it can sometimes be confused as to what gear to go in, however I find myself knocking it into manual mode and using the flappy panels and it's great on the tight twists!

groenleader

I drive cars as part of my job, I am buttered by manufacturers every day … I drive cars as part of my job, I am buttered by manufacturers every day of my life. I run one of the biggest fleets in the UK and I have a 997 C4S with the 7 speed unit. There is no way you can paint a perfect picture of the gearbox I am not even saying to you that its the worst thing in the world, but its really not great either. Its unfair to suggest to people who are going to pay money for a car that something is magically perfect when it clearly isn't. The difference in fuel savings is minimal and lack of changing from 5th to say 2nd in an instant (it requires at least 2 clutch change selections) can be a problem if you really driving it. You can always put in dsg hesitation in to google and see the results.



Would have thought that owning a C4S you would have known that its the PDK unit which is not a DSG. Similar, yes, same, no. The 7 speed DSG that VW have had for a few years now wouldn't be able to handle the power of a C4S. There is a 7 speed thats in some Audi Q5's and Tiguans but these would have been out after the PDK in your C4S.

I also have a Fabia VRS with the 7speed DSG and yes it is hesitant on take off but its flawless after that. It is also totally different to the 6 speed in the R. The 6 speed is a wet clutch and has launch control, the 7 speed is a dry clutch and no launch control. There is zero hesitation on the 6 speed, especially with 4wd and 300bhp. I know, I have had one for a day and thoroughly tested it along with the 60k miles I did in my Octavia when I had it

i drove a brand new £220000 vanquish last week and the dsg gearbox in my golf r was 100x better and faster... but i do agree that having this car has made me realise what is the point in having a clutch.. i will never go for manual again, but i do always use the paddles to change.

Doc fee is actually £358.80 which seems rather extortionate
Anyone know how many pence per mile they charge for going over?

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zermattbusby

Doc fee is actually £358.80 which seems rather extortionateAnyone know … Doc fee is actually £358.80 which seems rather extortionateAnyone know how many pence per mile they charge for going over?



Agree it's quite high, but unless a dealer is gonna match this deal then it's worth it.

It's been built into my overall prices at the top already inc VAT, but just forgot to put +VAT in the title.

I think this is a good deal have some heat and as I have stated dsg is very good in my opinion and others who drive them every day and that is more important than generalising !!!

Cheaper here for the 8k MPA deal. £228.36 per month, £2055.24 deposit, £300 documentation fee. All including VAT. Total £7607.52 for 24 months.
contracthireandleasing.com/car…48/

roshambo

Cheaper here for the 8k MPA deal. £228.36 per month, £2055.24 deposit, £ … Cheaper here for the 8k MPA deal. £228.36 per month, £2055.24 deposit, £300 documentation fee. All including VAT. Total £7607.52 for 24 months.https://www.contracthireandleasing.com/car-leasing-companies/independent-brokers/carleasing-online/volkswagen/golf/47966748/



GTD

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roshambo

Cheaper here for the 8k MPA deal. £228.36 per month, £2055.24 deposit, £ … Cheaper here for the 8k MPA deal. £228.36 per month, £2055.24 deposit, £300 documentation fee. All including VAT. Total £7607.52 for 24 months.https://www.contracthireandleasing.com/car-leasing-companies/independent-brokers/carleasing-online/volkswagen/golf/47966748/



That link is for a GTD, this is for an R.

I havent driven a manual since 2010

jrw

Would have thought that owning a C4S you would have known that its the … Would have thought that owning a C4S you would have known that its the PDK unit which is not a DSG. Similar, yes, same, no. The 7 speed DSG that VW have had for a few years now wouldn't be able to handle the power of a C4S. There is a 7 speed thats in some Audi Q5's and Tiguans but these would have been out after the PDK in your C4S. I also have a Fabia VRS with the 7speed DSG and yes it is hesitant on take off but its flawless after that. It is also totally different to the 6 speed in the R. The 6 speed is a wet clutch and has launch control, the 7 speed is a dry clutch and no launch control. There is zero hesitation on the 6 speed, especially with 4wd and 300bhp. I know, I have had one for a day and thoroughly tested it along with the 60k miles I did in my Octavia when I had it



Hi, just to step back for a moment, the OP posts a deal where he says that X is good deal opinion to suggest to people that they should consider to buy it. Then the OPs opinion that the gearbox is great givng a nod to that fact you should but it, what I want to stress is that its not perfect and that people should be aware of it short comings. Indeed, even yourself have mentioned issues with your DSG having some hesitation.

I touched on the reasons that VW were having issues with repeat customers who had purchased DSG gearboxes and also steps they were taking to attempt to remedy this. I see the problems/short comings as being identified by the manufacturer and by owners, I don't see this as a massive point of dispute it appears to be a fact.

With regard the DSG/PDK. I just mentioned that I had 7 speed unit, they are both dual clutch units just like the SST from Mitsubishi or anyone else and have the same inherent issues. This is not pistonheads or similar and adding more acronyms to posts just adds more confusion IMO so I just try to keep things simple and concise with out trying to mislead anyone.

I rarely state if these car deals or bad or good unless the figures are poor, everyone seems to like different things. Indeed in this case I opened up with something like "it might be good for you". It might well be, but I wanted to share with people the point with regard the transmission. I do try to offer advice from a professional opinion in a way which might help people across any of the car posts I find. Readers can take that info of point of view and see if its true, relevant or helpful.

groenleader

Hi, just to step back for a moment, the OP posts a deal where he says … Hi, just to step back for a moment, the OP posts a deal where he says that X is good deal opinion to suggest to people that they should consider to buy it. Then the OPs opinion that the gearbox is great givng a nod to that fact you should but it, what I want to stress is that its not perfect and that people should be aware of it short comings. Indeed, even yourself have mentioned issues with your DSG having some hesitation.I touched on the reasons that VW were having issues with repeat customers who had purchased DSG gearboxes and also steps they were taking to attempt to remedy this. I see the problems/short comings as being identified by the manufacturer and by owners, I don't see this as a massive point of dispute it appears to be a fact.With regard the DSG/PDK. I just mentioned that I had 7 speed unit, they are both dual clutch units just like the SST from Mitsubishi or anyone else and have the same inherent issues. This is not pistonheads or similar and adding more acronyms to posts just adds more confusion IMO so I just try to keep things simple and concise with out trying to mislead anyone.I rarely state if these car deals or bad or good unless the figures are poor, everyone seems to like different things. Indeed in this case I opened up with something like "it might be good for you". It might well be, but I wanted to share with people the point with regard the transmission. I do try to offer advice from a professional opinion in a way which might help people across any of the car posts I find. Readers can take that info of point of view and see if its true, relevant or helpful.



Irrelevant. You aren't comparing apples to apples.

I said that the 7 speed dsg has take off hesitation but then when on to say that the deal has a 6 speed box which is totally different (see the bit about wet and dry clutches and launch control).

The 6 speed suffers no hesitation issues, if it did then the 0-60's etc would be slower than the manual, which they aren't.

Voted hot to counteract 1st stupid comment.
Great deal

I really cant fault the golf R
eco mode...... gearchanges are smooth and it goes up the box quick to keep revs down
normal mode........ as above
sport mode..... starts to go a bit mad
race mode..... think rally car
all round great car that does a bit of everything and is well stuck together
will keep me happy for next two years anyway

groenleader

The DSG, (its is holding VW's customers from becoming repeat customers) … The DSG, (its is holding VW's customers from becoming repeat customers) might be OK for manual drivers who are iffy about autos but for auto drivers it will never be as smooth.



Are you serious? Have you even driven a Golf R? The DSG gearbox is as smooth as silk.

Got the last golf r deal back in oct. Cracking car. Love the dsg box. Super quick and pretty smooth as well ( 3rd into 2nd coming up to a halt can be a little lumpy at times). Would highly recommend this car and dsg box. 32mpg average driven hard since I got it 4wd and 300 bhp. What's not to like.

Amazing car, also cracking price. I just couldn't bring myself to get a golf in an estate version, just looks all wrong.. When I see a golf styling, I expect hatchback only.. Literally my only issue with the hot.

Recently gone for a brand new Audi A4 177 Black Edition Plus with extras, got a silly cheap price.. But if I hadn't, I'd of likely gone for a Golf R hatchback... It's just such an awesome car.

spritey

Amazing car, also cracking price. I just couldn't bring myself to get a … Amazing car, also cracking price. I just couldn't bring myself to get a golf in an estate version, just looks all wrong.. When I see a golf styling, I expect hatchback only.. Literally my only issue with the hot.Recently gone for a brand new Audi A4 177 Black Edition Plus with extras, got a silly cheap price.. But if I hadn't, I'd of likely gone for a Golf R hatchback... It's just such an awesome car.



I agree, just cant see much of a market for it

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Good deal but annoying that an estate car with a list price of over £33.5k doesn't come with sat nav as standard.

billwah2002

Voted hot to counteract 1st stupid comment. Great deal

Problem is that you're all saying it's a good deal and you're voting hot to counter the comment... I have no idea if it's hot...

I've still got my R reg Golf - somehow doubt this is what others mean by "Golf R" - but I HAVE voted got purely to counter the first comment.

HangTime

Golf R Estate is similar money if you don't mind the wait: … Golf R Estate is similar money if you don't mind the wait: http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/vw-golf-r-mk7-estate-dsg-personal-lease-deal-7168-13-freedom-contracts-1915-16-deposit-2205860Different cars but has higher list price, more power, bigger boot... obviously less economical but 5s 0-60 not to be sniffed at.


Golf is £8474 with 10k p.a.

Bargain, pretty much as cheap as the hatch deals from last year

Haha I'm a fan of lease cad deals. But 2k deposit for enough mileage to get off your driveway is madness

Blimey well over £2000 upfront. Just make sure you have the insurance to cover it in the event of a write off.

zermattbusby

I agree, just cant see much of a market for … I agree, just cant see much of a market for it[img]http://images.car.bauercdn.com/pagefiles/12546/1752x1168/golf1.jpg?mode=max&quality=90&scale=down[/img]



The Briskoda forums are full of Octavia vRS Estate owners (like me) who are tempted over to the VW badge for this car...

The new vRS 280 that has been announced is a wet lettuce in comparison (230bhp, no 4WD, Clever diff and 2200K cost over a standard vRS!!! )

Ta OP.

groenleader

With falling sales, disappointed customers and new gearboxes on the … With falling sales, disappointed customers and new gearboxes on the horizon there are quite a few VW deals knocking around at the moment. The deal might not be so bad, but its the car that's part of the problem.The DSG, (its is holding VW's customers from becoming repeat customers) might be OK for manual drivers who are iffy about autos but for auto drivers it will never be as smooth. I do not even think the DSGs are as quick or efficient as the ZF autos used in a number of other brands like Jaguars and BMW? I know VW are to introduce a selection of new DSG gearboxes and a CVT over next 2 years. With regard not wanting the manual again. Well, you buy a sporty car that you driver hard and its only fluid in upward changes. After that it become laggy, confused, it has to switch the preselect. If your gunning it then it has to engage its torque protection to stop the clutches getting mangled which means frustrating delays and hesitation from the gearbox. In a car like this, clutch down and in to 2nd might just be a lot better, after all this is the Mondeo man car of 201X's!



Totally wrong misinformed nonsense.
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