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  1. New owner and new vwroc member. Two weeks ago I purchased a red 2013 with just under 40K miles and a manual transmission. I am the third owner (first owner owned to 10K). I have a few questions that I hope can be answered: Replacement Remote Key Fob: Previous owner only had one key fob. What is the best source for extra remotes? Should I *really* go to the dealer for the part/cut/programming. They want $155 +75 programming. Obviously looking for a cheaper, trouble-free option. If eBay, what do I need to look for? Bluetooth Audio: I've had three years' experience with Bluetooth audio and my 6Plus iPhone in my CLA 250. The behavior of the R's Bluetooth is a little different. Each time I start the car (and the radio is turned on) the Bluetooth automatically kicks in and begins to play my iPhone music even if I haven't told it to. What is annoying is that I usually have my FM radio on and the Bluetooth connects, not once, but twice. Each time I have to select the FM radio button to return back to the radio station. The second problem is that whenever a text is received or if I'm using the iPhone's navigation, it will interrupt the radio but never return back to the radio. It stays in Bluetooth mode unless I select the FM radio button again. Are the first and second behaviors standard or are these problems? Is there any travel info as a part of the instrument cluster? I don't see it in the owner's manual, but I'm surprised that it's not standard. My 1987 Jetta GLI had time driven, distance driven (2 hour reset and long-term), and I believe it also had Distance to Empty and Average MPG, but I could be mistaken about those last two. Is there really no computer trip info? What does the Port Connector actually do? I had one in my CLA 250 but never used it because it had a 30-pin connector and so does this one. I have a 30-pin to Lightning connector but it doesn't work. What will work? My 12 volt outlet does not work and it doesn't appear to be the fuse (#41 slot?). Further investigation is needed but hoping that temporarily moving to the Port Connector may work to connect and charge? Is there an online resource to a VW brochure or anything officially listing the options available? I believe the only major option it doesn't have is the sunroof/nav system, but I would like to see a VW brochure where I can view the available options for this model year. If you have a brochure and can scan to PDF for me, that would be great or point me to an online resource. Thanks in advance! Currently own: 1979 Beetle Cabrio "Epilog" edition 1978 GMC Motorhome 26' "Royale" model Previously owned: 2014 Mercedes CLA 250 4Matic 7-speed DCT 2005.5 Audi A4 Quattro 6-speed manual 1997 Audi A4 Quattro 5-speed manual 1989 Merkur XR4ti 5-speed manual 1987 Jetta GLI (FWD) 5-speed manual + more
  2. Thought it might be best to have a home where I can put all the videos in 1 place for anyone who's considering the stage 3 kit offered by APR. All feedback is welcome positive and negative: Golf R Audi S3 Golf GTI
  3. Good afternoon everyone! I have just moved over from a BMW 320d to an 8 month old Tornado Red Golf R Estate as I needed more room for the kids and all my photography gear in the boot. Ive driven diesels most my days so this is a definite change in driving style, performance and economy....but one I love! This forum is such an extensive library of knowledge and have learned so much already in the short space of time ive been a member. I believe my Golf is fairly standard in spec with just a few tweaks by the original owner but have contacted Volkswagen who are going to quote and arrange a retro fit of Discover Pro infotainment system and app connect code.....I believe... Whilst Ive no interest in performance mods at the present time, if anyone can offer advice on anything they think theyve found useful for their own car id appreciate the advice. Great to meet you all and look forward to scouring more though the multitude of posts.
  4. Rear shock issue

    I’ve just bought a 2nd hand golf r. Had it checked over by an independent vw specialist. My rear drivers side shock is leaking and he has recommended that I replace both rears. Doing a bit of a search through this site I have noticed that rear shock rattle is fairly common and some say to replace the shocks with bilstein b4 shocks. My car doesn’t have a rattle from the rear of it but I am having issues with what sounds like a faulty rear bearing. The bearings examined normally so replacing the shocks is a stepwise approach into trying to solve this other noise issue. I plan to replace the shocks, get 4 wheel alignment done, rotate Tyres and or replace the Tyres and failing this I’ll potentially replace the bearings. Looking for the bilstein ones, I can’t seem to find them for my model. Does anyone know if they are compatible? it is a 2914 5 door hatch r with dsg and does not have the dynamic chassis control. Thanks in advance for your help.
  5. Morning everyone, Has anyone else had any luck getting any information from Akrapovic regarding ordering the exhaust as an aftermarket option? I have finally received a response from them saying the downpipe will be available to order in a couple of weeks time. I am more interested in the full system though!
  6. R Estate Rear Lights

    Has anyone got the details of the light bulbs used in the rear lights for the Mk7.0 Golf R Estate? Including indicators, brake lights, side lights, fog light and reversing lights. Need to get some spare lamps, but unable to read the print usually found on the glass of the lamps.
  7. long time lurker

    Hi guys, currently looking for a golf r, looking at the usual vw main site, auto trader etc... anyone have any other websites they can recommend..? Also can anyone recommend a tracker? or some extra form of security as i am from west Yorkshire and these things are known to get nabbed... hope to be in one soon! coming from a f10 535d
  8. *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
  9. 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.
  10. So, here is my journey in short with the mk7r. English is not my native language, so keep that in mind. TL;DR is at the end. I received the car in 16 July 2014; a black perl beauty with leather seats, discover media nav and tinted windows. Wanted a few bits more, but I settled for that configuration as I needed the car quickly for a summer roadtrip through Europe. As if the three months waiting wasn't enough, even without having test-driven the car beforehand. Oh, I also ticked the box for that extended 3 years guarantee - more about that later on. Having traded in my white mk6r for mk7r, I knew for a fact that it would come in handy. That and the €10/month service plan. On the delivery date, all was good. So many emotions and feelings. Handling was better than my mk6r, less understeering. But the interior felt like a grade worse with greyish leather seats and dark tone of grey overall instead of black that I was used to. The honeymoon ended when I got home, opened the passager door and saw a large spot of about 10cm of bad paint. The clearcoat or the paint beneath it was greyish. Dealer looked at it and told me that they would respray that part for free, but that would have to be done after the summer. I was devastated... Did they even check the car before delivery? So many questions that run though my head. Was not keen of having a brand new car resprayed. Luckily my car detailing guys had an other suggestion. They grabbed the polishing machine and presto, all it needed was some TLC. Apparently the clearcoat was a bit fussy and it needed some work. Crisis avoided. A few days later the journey from Stockholm, Sweden though Europe begun. The cruise control was amazing, same with the nav as it navigated us away from queuing in traffic or car accidents. Halfway through, when we stopped for gas I noticed that the left plastic wing on the boot window had come loose. The adhesive tape didn't like the +40C weather at all. Instant glue to the rescue. Dealer fitted new parts on the first service when we got back from our 4 week roadtrip. Nothing else to report, car was doing great. A few months later; the ACC radar was acting up. Dealer installed new part, was ok for a few weeks. Problem reappeared, dealer updated software. Got the car, the next day back from work the car starts holding high revs and acting strange. Car gets towed to dealer, they update software (apparently loaded wrong version previously...). Car runs great again. Forward to 1 jan 2015. Goes out to the car with the wife, someone nicked the side mirrors. Yay! Took 3 weeks to get replacement parts. Februari 2015, stone hits the windshield and cracks it. Car gets to dealer for replacement, notice that someone has added black paint on the left A-pillar and scuffs on the hood. Apparently the guy who did the job was a rookie and tried to mask the damage.. great. Dealer pays for paint job and loaner. Few weeks later the start-stop has begun giving me errors. Dealer changes something with a purge valve in the gas tank. Car is ok. October 2015, someone has left of their white paint on my black rear bumper. Off to get that fixed. Gets car back, noticed after a rainy day that the boot rubber was not inserted correctly and water was running in the car. Fixed that myself. Beginning of 2016, start-stop has been acting up again. Dealer can't find anything wrong. Does that occasionally through all summer. September 2016, only front wheel drive. Off to an other dealer, haldex pump is gone - gets replaced. Goes to collect car, notice a dent on the left side before drivers door. Dealer claims they have no liability due to car was parked in dealers parking lot (what?). They give in after a while and say they will fix the car. Driving off with the loaner, expecting dealer to call. Get the call after 3 days, drives back check the car. Paint is like an orange that was due 4 weeks ago. Dealer agrees to take care of it, again. Gets an other call after 3 days, claiming that the car is top notch. Drives back, car looks good although they managed to mess up the screws for the wheel arch and scratched the bonnet. Nvm, I'm off to my brothers to change to winter tires. Front tyres are toast, especially the right one. If you had a car on a track, you know what I'm talking about. Tried to get hold of dealer, no answer back. Why am I not surprised..? Mars 2017, coolant a bit lower than the min-level. Dropping by each day. Installed dashcam. May 2017, New water pump installed. Still issues with start-stop, no errors found. August 2017, boot hinges sounds like Darth vader. Booked to fix that and hopefully start-stop issues. Luckily, I haven't spent a dime on those repairs and servicing. Car is at 52k km now and with two years left of warranty, only the dealers know what they might make a mess of again. What I have been paying with instead is time. Time to leave early from work, time to fix problems that shouldn't have happened. I still haven't found a dealer I can trust. TL;DR Car is great, has some problems (Boot plastic wings, ACC radar, Haldex, Water pump). Dealers make a mess when fixing problems. Installed dashcam. Car detailers keep the car top notch. Get extended warranty, turbo still holding. Start-stop still acting up.
  11. Proud new owner!

    Hi folks, Proud new owner of a mint, low-mileage R over in Northern Ireland. Got it for a steal and best car I've owned by a country mile. Idea of Spec: Reflex Silver, manual, all-black interior (headliner, piano black dash), black cloth seats with grey alcantara, gloss black calipers & panoramic sunroof. Love the black and silver😀 Looking forward to a bit of chat and seeing a few other cars!
  12. Pre reg New shape golf R 3dr Manual

    We have a one off pre reg (31/03/17) Golf R that needs to go ASAP the details are as follows... VW Golf R 3dr 2.0 TSI 310 Manual 3dr Deep Black 9+23 5K MPA £189.99+VAT £150+VAT doc fee If you are interested please call the number below and ask for Mike Cottrill. first come first served basis. Kind Regards, Mike Cottrill Business Account Manager Direct Dial: 0161 431 1986 Email: Mike.Cottrill@contracthireacar.co.uk Vehicle Consulting UK Ltd | 2 Acorn Business Park | Stockport | SK4 1AS Telephone 0344 875 0011 | Fax 0344 875 0022 |
  13. Another crash...

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-40233764 They don't mention the car but Looks like a Pret sticking out to me, Drive safe kids
  14. Decisions

    Hi all, Looking for a bit of advice and hoping some of you have driven a couple of these so you can give me a comparison. Im starting to get bored of the R. It really is the perfect all rounder but it's just too easy to drive fast. I don't know whether to stick with the R and hopefully grow out of the phase or go for either a E92 M3 or 235I. Help me out, I need some advice!
  15. 07 June approx 1945hrs. I gave way to you at the Scilly Isles Junction - while you came flying down the A307 - you had a female companion with you. I then caught up with you in between the traffic on the A309 - but then you moved to the lane turning onto Manor Road South by the Shell Station and I carried on straight. You on here mate? 🙂
  16. Vw cup Snetterton race meeting

    Racing the Team Hard Golf R in the Vw Cup this weekend at Snetterton. Qualifying went really well finished in pole position ahead of the next man by 3tenths of a second and setting a new lap record . So on to race one,with the weather being so hot tyre conservation was going to be a key part of our race strategy. ( we are allowed 4 new slick tyres per race meeting. We used 2 new tyres for quali) We decided not to run the new slick tyres for race one and used the tyres we ran in qualifying. Not getting a fantastic start due to tyres I drop back a few places but after a few laps I was back up to 2nd place and having a good race with the lead man. Crossing the finish line in second place and setting a new lap record, however I was declared the winner due to the first place man cutting across the grass on two occasions and being handed a time penalty. race 2 was probably one of the hardest races I have ever been in. starting in sixth place due to the reversed grid system that we run and carrying 40KG of success ballast from the first race I knew I had it all to do. With new slick tyres on I knew that I needed to carry a lot of speed through the corners due to the extra weight,driving like my life depended on it I eventually brought the car home in second place and once again setting The fastest lap of the race Bit of a break for a while now. we return to Brands Hatch in August for 2 race meetings, The British GT meeting and the Deutsche fest http://www.deutschefest.co.uk/ which I realy am looking foward too. if your going please come over and say high also give me a follow on Twitter @BTMotorsport
  17. VW CUP Racing Rockingham

    Hi Guys So I was at the fast Rockingham Speedway a few weeks ago in the newly built Golf R for the second round of the 2017 VW cup championship ,which is part of the support series for the prestigious British GT championship. We turned up to the Corby Speed drome on the Friday for some pre race testing and a photos shoot for my new sponsors GKR Scaffolding. With the photo-shoot over running, because either A. I'm vain and I would not let the photographer leave ( I was like your misses on her wedding day, "come on just one more photo of me on my big day) OR B. I'm Ruddy ugly and the photographer could not get a good shot of me, because its not the car, the car is gorgeous. we missed the first session of testing. Was still able to give the car a shake down and a test in the next two sessions, making a few set up adjustments ready for qualifying on the Sunday. The car being a new build has to be sent to the championships rolling Road in Milton Keynes for Power testing, coming back at 270 bhp determines what class I would be running in. The car itself is ; Mk 5 left hand drive Golf( my preference to be Left hand drive, helps with seeing apexes on tracks, as most tracks are clock wise) 270 Bhp Full race limited slip diff 6 point full roll cage Hancock slick tyres AST 3 way adjustable shocks Qualifying on Sunday went really well as I qualified on pole six tenths quicker than the next driver, in doing so setting a new lap record, I was feeling really confident with the new car and after only a few laps I knew I was able to put a quick lap in but I did not expect it to be that quick. Race one was a drivers dream race, with a lights to flag victory. It was not a very exciting race to be in, there was an incident with some other cars that brought out the safety car, so I had to make sure I got a good rolling start once the safety car went into the pits, which I did and then drove away from the second place man in the sirocco to take the win. Race two was a different kettle of fish. starting 6th due to the reverse grid system that the championship runs and the extra 40kg of success ballast and not running on new tyres as I has used my allocation for qualifying and race one I knew I had it all to do. So after a not to bad start, I had made my way up to fourth and was feeling pretty confident that we would be on the podium for the finish, until another competitor decided to change all of that by crashing into me and damaging the front suspension. All I could do was to drive around for the rest of the race like miss daisy and collect any points I could. My next meeting is at Snetterton in Norfolk 28th May (British GT) Brands Hatch 6th August (British GT) Brands Hatch 20th August (Duetsche fest) Thruxton 3rd September Donington Park 24th September (British GT) If anyone is at any of the meetings please pop over and say Hi. please have a look at the video from Rockingham last weekhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lk9BRiG7Tl0 as well as a video from Brands hatch two years ago (aged 17) when I was slightly annoyed due a clutch issue starting from Pole position ( enjoy the ride) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=khHh34fq6LU&sns=em
  18. About to collect my Golf R

    Hello all, I've been a VAG enthusiast based just outside Edinburgh since the mid-90's, owning a MK1 GTI, 2 MK2 GTI's, and a few others.. Currently cut about in my 2013 T5 long wheelbase Transporter but just bought a low milage 2015 Golf R that I'm looking forward to turning into a cool wee cruising machine. Look forward to asking questions and contributing on the forums.
  19. To all those who are concerned about getting their Rs stolen, take heart. It could be worse: Britain's Top 10 Most Stolen Cars
  20. Sounds Incredible! IE Cold Air Intake

    Closed airbox intakes are okay if you want to keep the sound low, but what options are there if you want more drama, an aggressive intake roar? In-step Integrated Engineering, IE have created a Cold Air Intake with all of the ingredients which create a quite frankly ridiculous intake sound, whilst looking great and delivering performance gains which exceed much of the competition! IE does this by incorporating a range of market leading features, such as a huge 3 inch intake pipe going down to the turbo elbow and 5 inch filter mounted to a velocity stack. These three features help to produce an intake which flows around 17% better than stock. All of this sits beautifully in the engine bay thanks to the supplied stealth coolant hose which relocates the stock one to under the intake, rather than sitting unsightly on top. The filter is protected from the engine bay heat thanks to a custom heat shield. Checkout the incredible sound in this video above! Dyno Verified Performance Gains: So what does 17% increase in flow actually mean? Well, the IE intake delivers performance gains right across the rev range up until the rev limiter with maximum gains of a huge 15hp and 20lbfts. Checkout the graph below to see these detailed. Dotted Lines = Stock car + APR Stage 1 ECU & DSG Solid Lines = Above + IE Cold Air Intake Integrated Engineering Intakes are held in-stock and ready to ship, both in open and Carbon forms. These fit MQB chassis vehicles such as the MK7 Golf GTI, MK7 Golf R, 8V S3 and more! Further Info & Purchase Links IE Open Cold Air Intake IE Carbon Cold Air Intake What do you think?
  21. Considering Golf R

    Hi, Just got court approval for the TDI settlement and am considering a GTI or R. Anyone else went through the same decision tree; what sway you one way or the other. Did you look at other similar cars? Finally, any regrets. Thanks for any inputs.
  22. Here is our Golf R estate / variant that we are using for development purposes at the moment. We will keep you updated with its progress every step the way. 😁
  23. Main questions: - where does the 10 hp power increase comes from? Bigger turbo , other hardware changes or they just fiddled with the ECU software? - the DSG 7 speed transmission is the same they employed in the RS3? - is tuning potential changed in any way or stage1, 2 and so on will make no virtual difference between prefacelift and postfacelift?
  24. Newby from Perth WA Australia

    Hi guys and girls, I purchased a mk7 manual Golf R with all the options and fruit available here in Oz four months ago. I absolutely love the car. I did have a 2008 R32 from new, and although I miss the raspy 6, the little turbo does hit hard. The only after market item thus far is a gtechniq paint protection. Anyway I look forward to stay involved and perhaps meeting up with some local fellow enthusiasts here in WA. Il always give a fellow VW R owner a nod.
  25. I'm about to get a Golf R so one of the questions is should I get the Pretoria wheels? I love their looks but if I'll drop in a BBK and I'll end up replacing them with ultraleggeras or something aftermarket it doesn't makes sense to spend the extra money twice. Spacers I will not run. So it all boils down to: - Alcons - VWR - any other respectable bbk bbks fitment behind them without spacers.
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