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What should I be paying?

The GTI range is a simple one to navigate. You either have a GTI or a GTI Clubsport with an extra 54bhp. This time round there's unlikely to be a stripped-out 'Ring special Clubsport S model, so the Clubsport will be the most driver-focussed the Mk8 Golf gets. No three-door bodystyle don't forget, and there won’t be a convertible, because that’s the T-Roc Cabrio’s job now. Ye gads. 

Official UK pricing is from £33,510. For that money, there are several cars with 50-60bhp more than the GTI – it’s by no means the quickest you can go at this level, and by the time the popular DSG gearbox and winter packs are added, the GTI’s over £35k. So just step up and have the Clubsport instead. In terms of monthly payments, there's no much in it. Using VW finance and putting £5,000 down over three years, you can have a boggo GTI at home for £415 a month, a Clubsport for £470. The 4wd £40,000 R will cost you at least £500. The GTI’s rock-solid used values mean these figures are competitive.

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Bear in mind there’s more standard kit this time around (the bigger twin screens, the diff, more safety gear), though. You also get all-LED lights, semi-autonomous driving assist plus keyless entry and start as standard.

Official WLTP fuel consumption stands at 38.2mpg and 168g/km. We regularly see 33-34mpg in both GTI and Clubsport variants, with 40mpg possible if you're taking it easy on motorways.  

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