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  1. The member/seller will have to re-advertise as I'm afraid the original advert did not meet the Classifieds section requirements. No photo was provided displaying the member's username & date alongside the item for sale. For clarity, it wasn't @dazie00.
  2. All, I'm pleased to announce the Classifieds section should now be open to all. Please, please, please read the rules before asking for support or using the contact form to ask why you can't access or post ads. If you do have an issue please use the temporary Classifieds Upgrade forum to ask for help or log an issue. http://www.vwroc.com/forums/forum/89-classifieds-section-upgrade/ Thanks.
  3. *Courtesy of VW Vortex - See the full article and more pics here Spy pics of a Tiguan testing in Germany! And, despite the fact that there’s very little in the way of camouflage, this may be one of the Volkswagen Group’s most mysterious test cars! Whereas it usually goes for dazzle camo, VW has this time decided to go with conflicting information. What you see is clearly a Tiguan body, that much is clear, but what isn’t so clear is why there are so many Audi bits attached to it. Those oval tailpipes? Pure Audi Sport. The wheels? Audi. The Ingolstadt license plate is another Audi hallmark. And finally, the engine, we’re told, has the distinct sound of an inline 5. We’ve known that a Tiguan was testing with Audi’s engine since late August when a video emerged of the car testing at the Nurburgring. Back then, we thought it might be because the Tiguan would get that engine, but now the online consensus seems to be that this is an RS Q3 wearing an elaborate disguise. It wouldn’t be the first time that the VW Group went to such lengths. Volkswagen dressed up Atlas test cars like Jeeps and Kias when they were testing. They didn’t own the badges, though, so they couldn’t fully commit to the camo. With both vehicles owned by the same group, it could be that Audi just decided to follow through. It does make sense, meanwhile, that VW would plug a Golf R engine into a Tiguan R since the engine fits the chassis. Audi has been working with its Group-mates lately, though. Audi and Porsche have been using the same twin-turbo V6 and twin turbo V8 a lot lately, so the idea of the brand sharing its engine with VW isn’t farfetched. Notice the giant oval pipes make another appearance on a potential VW R... Whatever the case, we’ll continue to follow this story as it develops. View full article
  4. Tiguan R anyone?

    *Courtesy of VW Vortex - See the full article and more pics here Spy pics of a Tiguan testing in Germany! And, despite the fact that there’s very little in the way of camouflage, this may be one of the Volkswagen Group’s most mysterious test cars! Whereas it usually goes for dazzle camo, VW has this time decided to go with conflicting information. What you see is clearly a Tiguan body, that much is clear, but what isn’t so clear is why there are so many Audi bits attached to it. Those oval tailpipes? Pure Audi Sport. The wheels? Audi. The Ingolstadt license plate is another Audi hallmark. And finally, the engine, we’re told, has the distinct sound of an inline 5. We’ve known that a Tiguan was testing with Audi’s engine since late August when a video emerged of the car testing at the Nurburgring. Back then, we thought it might be because the Tiguan would get that engine, but now the online consensus seems to be that this is an RS Q3 wearing an elaborate disguise. It wouldn’t be the first time that the VW Group went to such lengths. Volkswagen dressed up Atlas test cars like Jeeps and Kias when they were testing. They didn’t own the badges, though, so they couldn’t fully commit to the camo. With both vehicles owned by the same group, it could be that Audi just decided to follow through. It does make sense, meanwhile, that VW would plug a Golf R engine into a Tiguan R since the engine fits the chassis. Audi has been working with its Group-mates lately, though. Audi and Porsche have been using the same twin-turbo V6 and twin turbo V8 a lot lately, so the idea of the brand sharing its engine with VW isn’t farfetched. Notice the giant oval pipes make another appearance on a potential VW R... Whatever the case, we’ll continue to follow this story as it develops.
  5. Full Members (50+ posts) should now have access. Please post any issues in here. Please ensure you have read the rules and this announcement before posting questions or issues.
  6. All being well, Full Members (50+ posts) will be granted access tomorrow to enable them to populate adverts. We'll then refine permissions to allow access to Junior Members (25+ posts) and New Members (< 25 posts) on Saturday.
  7. Also, keep an eye on the sidebar. We have a sidebar block which displays the 5 latest items for sale (cars & parts) The Classifieds Block appears on the main index page and on the forum topic listings page.
  8. Exactly that Ash. The owner of the advert, mods & admin can see it, to everyone else it is hidden. It's very clear that the advert is not yet published. Please feel to give it a go with your Prets and you'll see the new process. Any problems just drop us a message.
  9. All, Over the past few months the existing classifieds section has become hard work. Whether it be new members trying to circumnavigate the rules, breaches of rules, missing photos or for sale threads being derailed by opinion on the product or the price - it has become a source of frustration for all involved. With this in mind, VWROC has decided to raid the piggy bank and put in place a dedicated classifieds application. Over the last few months we have been looking at options, trialling and testing various applications in the background and we are now satisfied we have a great solution. With much help from the mods, we are able to release the classifieds section today. Initial access will be to Senior Members, Mods and Admins. We hope the extended testing opportunity with the Senior Members group will show up and problems before a full release. The Classifieds section is accessible from the top menu. If you don't see the menu item, you don't have access at this time. Any senior members not managing to access the section should PM @admin Please Note: The existing Classifieds forum will be closed at noon today Admins, Mods and Senior Members will have early access All other members with more than 25 posts will have access from Saturday Evening providing no bugs are found Full members with more than 50+ posts will have access from Friday morning Guests will NOT be able to view the Classifieds section at this time Existing adverts will NOT be transferred to the new system - members will have to re-submit any advert ALL adverts will be subject to approval. Please allow up to 24hrs for approval, although in reality we expect a much faster turn around. If your advert is not approved within 24hrs assume it was deleted for not meeting requirements Existing rules apply: at least one photo of the actual item for sale is required, at least one photo must clearly display a username and date next to the item for sale, a price must be specified - adverts not meeting these requirement will NOT be approved and will be deleted You will require 50 posts to create a new advert You will require at least 25 posts to access the section and post questions Cars for Sale and Cars Wanted will be posted to a dedicated forum or will be extended to guests at a later date - TBC shortly Group Buys will remain exactly as they are If the section is not visible in Tapatalk or does not function correctly please use the website. Tapatalk will not be supported for use with the Classifieds section. Tapatalk has not been and will not be tested Any attempts to post adverts in the main site will result in a warning and the post being deleted. Repeated attempts will result in a ban May we please remind all involved that this isn't us being dictators, this is for everyone's safety, enjoyment and more importantly to let you buy shit that will make your car go much, much faster - because let's face it, that's what it's all about! A dedicated Classifieds Bug section has been set up to allow any issues to be reported. I hope you find the new section easy to use and enjoy our hard work. Fingers crossed this is the silver bullet that resolves the frustration. Cheers, From all Admins & Mods at VWROC
  10. Quotes not working

    Thanks @ashleyman. We did some upgrades on Saturday and this looks like a knock on from those. We believe this is a bug rather than a change to functionality. We’ll be looking in to it ASAP.
  11. All, We're going to do some upgrades to the forum this evening. It's a minor upgrade in comparison to the one we performed a few months ago, but will offer us a host of new features and improved security - we'll be going HTTPS. The look and feel of this site will remain the same albeit with some minor cosmetic tweaks. The main change we will enable out of the box is a nice update to the 'reputation' / 'like' system. Once we're upgraded we'll consider which other features to introduce and when. The upgrade will take a couple of hours and will be started sometime after 7pm this evening. Any problems after the upgrade should be posted to the Upgrade Bugs board here: http://www.vwroc.com/forums/forum/85-upgrade-bugs/
  12. VWROC Outage

    We believe we have identified the issue and are looking to put a fix in place. Sit tight, we'll be back soon!
  13. All, Please bear with us while we look in to access and posting issues on the site. We're working hard to make the site available again. Admin
  14. The New Mk8 Golf R rumours have started. Articles in AutoBild Magazine this month reveal that “Dieselgate” has indeed delayed the release of the new Golf R, with the MK 7.5 Facelift R filling the gap until the MK8 is unveiled, most likely at the Frankfurt IAA Show in September 2019. The R has always followed on a year later from the base models, so what can we expect to see in 2020? A slippery, lower, aero efficient front end apparently, together with smaller cooling grilles. Sharper taillights at the rear along with the badging in the centre of the tailgate. So pretty minor and run of the mill evolutions rather than revolution changes to the appearance. No mention of a hybrid boost unfortunately, although hope springs eternal as they say. The engine is likely to push out 350bhp, an uplift of around 40 horses from the current facelift variant, which can likely be achieved through more robust turbos running at higher boost. VWROC members simple Stage 1 remaps can already get close to that. The body of the car is likely to be up to 70kg lighter, although in R form the Haldex system will add to that somewhat. Still it’s a move in the right direction and could lead to an even better balanced chassis. Is this even possible, some might ask? The interior is where the tech has been updated, to Minority Report levels. The entire cockpit has been replaced by digital displays, a little bit like the current S-Class. We saw a flavour of this in the Worthersee Golf R special “Touch” edition in 2015. See video below: Better still it’s operated by gesture control, although in the UK I’m not sure it would recognise many of the gestures motorists currently use whilst driving! Augmented Reality Heads-Up-Displays will also feature with navigation arrows projected and mirrored onto the street ahead in 3D. In addition, there will be assistants that fully automate parking and keep track of speed and distance. Apparently the driver could be allowed to read newspapers or check emails while driving at speeds of up to 35mph. Drivers will login to the car and it will learn your preferences, habits and weaknesses (ours are craft beers and crisps). It’ll learn your favourite music and preferred temperature. It’s almost like an Amazon Alexa’s been lost down the back seat. As we all know though, the problem with tech in most mid-range cars is that its way out of date by the time the car reaches the consumer. All we really want is a great screen that’s capable of properly integrating apps from our phones seamlessly. Be warned though as by 2025 VW are planning to have a totally networked car that will drive pretty much by itself, and that ladies and gentlemen, marks the beginning of the end of the fun! The final blow coming in 2040 when petrol and diesel new cars sales will be banned. Our poor kids! Photos courtesy of Auto Bild online. Thanks! View full article
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