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    Golf R mk7 buying second hand advice

    Hi

    Looking to purchase a Golf R mk7 very soon.

    Are there any bits i should look out for? Any advice on DSG gearbox, how solid are they?

    Many thanks

    Stu

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    If it has been modified (likely) then make sure it was a reputable company and it is likely to have been driven hard so physical and record checks for accident damage are vital. So far their don't seem to be any regular faults except when we have modified manual versions the clutch can't cope with what the engine can deliver.
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    Ccheers for the advice.

    hopefully going to get one from main dealer and id rather an unmodded one. although I have been looking at the revo stage 1 and a miltek exhaust.
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    Buy one that isn't modified and if you can get all proof of service records, depending on mileage. Just picked one after I switched from a Subaru:

    https://www.autolist.com/santa+cruz-...n&model=Golf+R

    Love it! Good luck with your future searching.

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