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TopGear Mk5 v Mk8 article
« on: March 27, 2021, 06:09:00 pm »
It’s from December so you may all have seen it, but if not it’s a decent read...

https://www.topgear.com/car-news/best-2020/has-new-vw-golf-gti-run-out-ideas
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Re: TopGear Mk5 v Mk8 article
« Reply #1 on: March 27, 2021, 07:11:59 pm »
Good article - it must be annoying for the volks in Wolfsburg to consistently have their new offering compared less favourably to one 3 generations older, that now costs a 10th of the price of their new one.

I still can't comprehend there being no 3 door option for the Mk8

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Re: TopGear Mk5 v Mk8 article
« Reply #2 on: March 27, 2021, 07:35:02 pm »
They got it so right with the mk5. I love mine.

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Re: TopGear Mk5 v Mk8 article
« Reply #3 on: March 28, 2021, 09:20:35 am »
They got it so right with the mk5. I love mine.

Likewise, it's been more costly than running an RX7 tbh but I still have no intention of selling it.

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Re: TopGear Mk5 v Mk8 article
« Reply #4 on: March 28, 2021, 09:00:40 pm »
They got it so right with the mk5. I love mine.

Likewise, it's been more costly than running an RX7 tbh but I still have no intention of selling it.
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Re: TopGear Mk5 v Mk8 article
« Reply #5 on: March 28, 2021, 11:20:17 pm »
Yep, great car...2008 and 92k miles and (touch wood) no significant issues with her so far
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Re: TopGear Mk5 v Mk8 article
« Reply #6 on: April 03, 2021, 11:57:28 am »
I can't remember if the MK5 won this test but the reviewer loves the MK5......and why wouldn't he?  :love: :drinking:



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