So I woke up this morning to a push notification from the Carsales app. Dealers have dropped the price of 2019 Golf R to $54,990 on-road.

Quick squiz at the finances and wifey and I realised we could trade our 2018 Golf GTI Original for about $20k, pay off its loan and only have to pay $200 more per month to be sitting in an R. 4 hours later at VW Berwick and we had a signed contract for an R with Dynaudio in Tornado Red plus tint, door sill protectors and black mirror caps for $54,990 on-road and we got $22k for the GTI. Hopefully gets delivered in 3 weeks.

Not bad considering the GTI is 15 months old with knackered tyres and 35k kms on the ODO.

Current: 18 Golf GTI Original
Past: 05 RS 225 Cup