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  2. Indeed but I doubt that's what it will look like eventually. At least car manufacturers have well and truly moved away from that Godawful era where every car had bug eyes.
  3. Gavras

    Who is at fault here? [Roundabouts]

    I stand by original comment. I do wonder why people find roundabouts hard. when two lanes are entering a roundabout and two are leaving, I wonder why the road designers spent that extra cash, quite possibly to keep traffic flowing. imagine rush hour traffic if everyone moved to the left hand lane from the right hand lane before the roundabout, then everyone moved back on exiting...
  4. parkrunneR

    The Dreaded Clutch Slip?

    Mine was intermittent - a lot worse in the cold weather however. First noticed it on my car about 16k miles and I kept the car until it had done just over 31k. Only happened in the higher gears which surprised me as thought it would be worst in 1st and 2nd but guess torque could be limited in the lower gears.
  5. Gavras

    Is the Golf R your Daily Driver?

    It's already started in part, hybrid and electric vehicles was one of key reasons that the £40k tax came in. i think until the big car companies - Ford, VW etc start producing proper affordable hybrid or full EV's, then those types of car will be for people with a fair bit of cash. the government are aware and will definitely make sure they receive their chunk of flesh.
  6. Shock&Awe

    Why do you modify?

    Don’t get me wrong - im not rich enough to go all out crazy putting a stage 3 on my brand new R. And even if i am rich enough, I wouldn’t do a stage 3 anyway because I think the outlay in $ doesn’t justify the performance gains. A stage 3 R is not an R anymore. My point is that for minimal $, a stage 2 R is just perfect. You don’t lose that beautiful balance of power and control and the daily drive-ability of it. And we all know that the R can pretty much handle a stage 2 without stress. It’s an educated gamble. If you are thinking of not modding your R because the mk8 is just around the corner - then you will never mod your car. You will endlessly be waiting for the next new model to arrive while your life just wastes away..... Remember that even if you do want to mod your mk8 R straight away, you can’t. You will still have to wait a good 6 months or 1 yr for the aftermarket companies to develop and test their products. And by then, by your logic - the mk8.5 is just around the corner.....
  7. Today
  8. RWJ

    How do you drive your DSG R

    Agree this is the ideal scenario but I find it necessary to upshift during a corner/bend occasionally. There’s one particular sweeping bend at a set of lights near me, which, if you’re first at the lights is an immediate longish right turn. No straight section to move from 1 to 2 prior and the bend is too long to wait until after to upshift.
  9. RWJ

    ACC...How often do you use it?

    Thanks for this. I wasn’t aware of that feature. I used it yesterday in stop start roadworks traffic and it made for a more pleasant journey. Took a bit of trusting that it would stop itself when traffic was stationary mind!
  10. ALS391

    A45 Drivers

    Out with the old in with the new After 4 years in A-class's the last 2 an A45 I wanted a change so got my DSG R, 8k on...... It's fast, to say it's 50bhp down on my 2015 A45 the Golf seems quicker mainly because of the mega-fast box and manic kickdown A45 with panoramic roof rattled, they do and other trim issues, no rattles at all with the Golf My A45 was on std 18's, perfect suspension and ride, Golf has 19's with DCC just a little bit more skippy and as yet no grip issues and only once have I had an oh f..k moment, the merc was a bit tail happy especially as the tread wore down. Consumption is marginally better than the A45 Brakes are a concern my A45 had best ever and even my A250's were better than the Golf's, they do the job, just love the dash, radio and sweep indicators absolutely hate the mirror switch, heating and N/S tilt, why they left that on the MK7.5 makeover beats me bigger boot which is a bonus for my Grandkids pram that didn't fit in the Merc exhaust noise could do with being louder, my A45 had the performance exhaust which popped and banged all the time, really miss this Price of VW spares is bonkers, dealers appear to be hopeless, it seems I was spoiled with MB and really well looked after Grandkids were gutted when I got rid of theMerc, you don't need to pick us up from school in that ! So even though the Golf is a mega capable, fast, practical hatch it doesn't quite have the street cred the merc has, I don't think I'll be driving Golf's for the next 4 years.....probably see what the new A-Class A35 (their new R rival) is like 😀
  11. I’ve noticed if you in S on the dsg you have to select race again on the modes to get the pops on downshifting it’s really strange have to keep doing it
  12. gregozedobe

    ACC...How often do you use it?

    I use it a lot. Police & radar vans are deadly on speeding where I mostly drive, and it is easy to accumulate enough points to lose your licence. It is much more useful in traffic than old style CC, and I find I'm also using it in slow speed zones (schools & road works) as it is all too easy to creep up over the limit without noticing.
  13. gregozedobe

    Is the Golf R your Daily Driver?

    I can see a big shake-up coming in the not too distant future as electric cars become more common and govt bean counters around the world realise how much less money they are getting from fuel taxes (IIRC here in Oz around 1/2 the cost of petrol goes to govts). Unless they can find a way to put an extra tax on electricity used to charge vehicles (IMO difficult if not impossible) or some kind of road usage charge depending on distance driven (difficult, but feasible) then they will most likely increase the fixed charges (rego etc) to make up for the lost revenue. This will make owning multiple vehicles with some not used much uneconomic for many people. Or given past behaviour they may do both. To get back on the original subject, my R is my daily drive, but because I'm retired it doesn't get driven every day.
  14. Yesterday
  15. mrgund

    Is the Golf R your Daily Driver?

    Daily driver, 30 mile round tripper.
  16. mrgund

    The Dreaded Clutch Slip?

    Hmm, so I haven't noticed any clutch slip since last week. Driving every day with the odd WOT blasts. Can it be intermittent? I thought once they'd start slipping they'd always slip.
  17. Ben_15_R

    Under 25 with Golf R

    I'm 26, 5 years ncb and in a decent postcode but you still can't compete with axa at £650
  18. mrgund

    Who is at fault here? [Roundabouts]

    Second image of actual exit point.
  19. mrgund

    Who is at fault here? [Roundabouts]

    Oh my. Totally forgot about this over the weekend then checked back tonight and saw all the responses. This is the actual roundabout in question. Marked off the exits, the red car's exit is so far over the other way you can't actually see it as you approach the roundabout. There are also markings on the road which I must admit I couldn't remember if they are still there or not, or I just didn't notice them originally.
  20. Hi lads thinking about getting a bigger turbo v5 turbo technics anyone topped it to its limit yet or know what it is??
  21. Billyray911

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  22. Booth11

    How do you drive your DSG R

    You have two choices of manual when shifting the stick to the left. D-manual, and S-manual. So select which you want first, then move the stick over to the left. I never use D manual, only ever S manual. In the latter (as is the case in S auto), all four flaps are open, the revs at idle are held higher.
  23. Robertoowalker

    Local Dyno runs ?

    Aet is in Normanton not too far away it’s a hub dyno there apr tuners Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  24. Can anyone confirm if this works on FL model.
  25. GrantW

    How do you drive your DSG R

    I'm still getting used to the DSG, I've gone from a Megane R26 with BC coilovers and predominantly a track focused set-up to what feels like an armchair cruiser. In town I find myself leaving it in D and comfort and just pootling along. I don't know what's happened to me [emoji849][emoji849]. I've only experimented with the different modes a few times, It's a multi-faceted system. Until I read this thread I didn't know that you could shift up and down with the gear lever and I didn't know that hard left was permanent manual. Sent from my SM-G955F using Tapatalk
  26. Booth11

    How do you drive your DSG R

    Yes, exactly that. Full manual but will upshift if it hits the redline, and downshift if revs too low to protect the engine.
  27. Booth11

    How do you drive your DSG R

    This. Same for me in DSG manual mode with paddles. Select the gear desired just before making the turn, then up shift immediately on coming out of the turn, but not during the turn.
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