So my second R has arrived and I am very chuffed. For the first time in 20 years of buying german cars I received something other than Pirelli tyres on a brand new car.....mine's been shod in Continental. I had my MPS4s removed from the 2014 car and the original dealer-fitted Matador Hecctora 2 MP46s re-fitted and and the MPs are currently in the shed. I'll wait to see how these perform before I swap them for the Michelins. I bought my June 2014 R on November 27th 2015 so I had almost exactly 2 years driving it, covering just 11k miles. It had cloth (which was immaculate when traded in today having had 25k miles), Discover Pro Nav, std stereo, Oryx paint and Prets. After an RS4 I was really impressed with the R and enjoyed every time I drove it. It was easy to drive and could be ragged whenever necessary or driven like Miss Daisy. I ordered the new car with leather, Dynaudio (my Wife's GTI had it and I love it) and NOT Discover Pro as I used and loved ApplePlay in the GTI too so apple maps does the job. I collected the car today and have noted the following significant differences: The engine is quieter The steering is still weighty yet seems lighter and smoother The gear change is way smoother The ride is better The leather makes the interior feel, look and smell completely different (no sh*t sherlock) The power delivery is much smoother In summary it feels a lot more grown up and refined and, for a new model of a previously owned model, it feels like a completely different car. I've never re-ordered a car consecutively (I had three TTs in a row back in the noughts - convertible, coupe with 17s and a coupe with 18 over a 1 year period) and am pleasantly surprised at how different it feels...without losing and of it's appeal. A few Carista changes will be made tomorrow morning inc. the exhaust flap delete...if I can get it to work. I started this thread I am well chuffed and can't wait to get back init tomorrow. Poll: Who else is on their 2nd R having owned one for more than a couple of years previously?? The colour in natural and non-natural light.