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  1. Few months into my second R. Big fan of the 7.5 but this is superior in every way apart from a bonnet strut 😀 Luckily racingline fixed that
    11 points
  2. Picking our R20 up today…
    8 points
  3. Microbe

    Back to the Golf R!

    After 4 years with a LSG R estate and almost 2 years without, I now have a replacement golf R, this time a white mk 8 hatchback Pictures attached thanks to Daryl at Offset Detailing in Rayleigh.
    8 points
  4. Booth11

    Golf R gremlins

    Golf 8R screen costs £2.50. 😆
    7 points
  5. Paid my tax today .... £520 😆 And here's how my pride and joy is treated in work, they know how much i love it !
    5 points
  6. Not too keen on the dealers valeters - luckily mine are on stand by for next week 😄 Anyway, looks nice so far… Will get some more when I’m home at some point.
    5 points
  7. Ignition1

    super unleaded shortage?

    Despite all the issues with fuel in this thread...I'm fairly sure it's cheaper to run my R at idle all night, with the climate control set nice and high, than it is to turn the heating on in my house...
    4 points
  8. So, I've had my Mk8 Golf R for almost 3 months. And I've already spruced up the R with some Maxton Design styling kits (eg spoiler cap, front splitter etc.). Really didn't want anything too shouty or OTT, so I'm pleased with the subtle exterior changes. I thought the car looked great with the Performance Pack, but the bespoke Maxton Design kits, for me, just enhances the visuals a bit further.
    4 points
  9. Not posted anything for a while,but gave the R a bath today and had to grab a pic. Used Labocosmetica 3PH system on it as it was full of water spots,dried using Gyeon quick detailer as a drying aid.Wheels sprayed with Bilt Hamber auto wheel and jet washed off.Tyres dressed using Gyeon tyre express. Dont know what happened when I took the pic but managed cut the front end off.
    4 points
  10. egg

    Golf R gremlins

    Yeah I like the beetle. This is my favourite version 😁
    4 points
  11. A few pics of mine. looks generally the same as any other Lapiz R 😄 The carbon is quite nice - possibly looks a tad plasticky but I think better than the raw carbon in my M2 Still thinking Porsche Satin platinum for the wheels, but will wait a while. Rather like the blue badge (also blue R on the key fob) One thing I’ve noticed - the lack of ‘emotion’ start. Possibly not a bad thing as I found it a tad embarrassing in my Exige, but is there a way to make it work? (For research purposes obvs…. 🫢 )
    4 points
  12. Booth11

    Golf R gremlins

    Not a gremlin but tonight I went out on an errand, activated the IQ matrix lights and a message popped up on the dash to say Light Assist needs the windscreen cleaning. Shamed! 😂
    4 points
  13. Love the Lapiz Blue….
    4 points
  14. Knocking on the door of the 4's for 100-200kph. Full weight, street trim. Regards Damian Mac Donagh
    4 points
  15. Booth11

    Golf R gremlins

    You win! The prize is a years supply of wet wipes. 😆
    4 points
  16. Booth11

    Bec’s Lapiz 8R

    Last few shots, from today’s driving.
    4 points
  17. Another Saturday morning lurking at a Maccas for breakfast…
    3 points
  18. Booth11

    Wheel alignment and ADAS

    Lane assist ceasing to function would be no great loss at all. 😀
    3 points
  19. My nephew brought his new car over as he wanted me to teach how to detail. So cleaning it up at my wife’s industrial unit and halfway through cleaning these 2 Romanians appeared and asked if I was looking for any cleaning work [emoji23] I politely declined Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    3 points
  20. fastgolf

    Mark's new Golf

    My Mk7 meets the Mk8.
    3 points
  21. They also don’t seem to understand the laws of physics. And had that very thing tonight at a T-junction, one, where about 90% of people turning into it cut across, after all why have take one lane when you can have two, and bugger the sod waiting at the junction wondering if the front of his/her car is about to be sliced.
    3 points
  22. Booth11

    Golf R gremlins

    Sorry but I had to giggle at this typo/autocorrect ^^ I know you meant palava but if only new cars did come with a pavlova! 😋 😄 (obviously not to be eaten in the car 😱)
    3 points
  23. It's funny you mention the pointing to the dash cam thing. I had some jackass tailgating me the other day. I was doing 35 in a 30 and this old boy with his wife in the passenger seat was right up my arse in his Peugeot 3008. To send him a message I slowed to about 25 (didn't touch the brakes even once) and he just started pointing at his dashcam. What was the message there? He has incriminating evidence against himself? It just goes to show that half the people out there don't even realise they are doing anything wrong and are just shit drivers plain and simple.
    3 points
  24. What you describe above is the method for engaging launch control minus pulling in the 2 paddles. Pulling in the 2 paddles isn’t doing anything.
    3 points
  25. Good to hear that Jasper is going so well, but Watch Out ! The cuteness factor can be very tempting ....
    3 points
  26. Reminds me of the saying: Play stupid games, win stupid prizes ...
    3 points
  27. So I'm guessing the moral of the story is if you approach a "puddle" and there is a crowd of people with their phones out videoing... turn around and find a different route 😂
    3 points
  28. Muzza

    It's time

    Hi all, A friend of mine put the car up on his website for sale (dealership in higher end motors). We got it prepped and took some photos and put a sneak peak on instagram and within 5 mins there must have been 20 messages asking about the car. Crazy watching that in real time! We agreed a figure that evening and he posted it officially for sale. The morning comes and I have a call from Shaun saying its sold already (Did i under price it? went through my head haha). I am taking my money out of the car for now and will be paying off the mortgage with it. For now I am going to get into something sensible and see what happens. The amount of cars that are PCP'd is insane and with bills rising I can see a huge drop in values as people tighten up a bit more. It's been, honestly the best car I have ever owned. From picking it up brand new at the dealership to what I turned it into (each to there own I know) It's been a roller coaster for deep pockets haha. I will likely be back in a few years when things settle but for now I am going to get a little run around due to me doing 50miles a week now with my work and kids so an R is a bit overkill. https://www.evolvemotorcompany.co.uk/used-volkswagen-golf-4728997 The link for those that wanted to see what I am walking away from. Gutted!!! Take care and with any luck I'll be back in a few years. Cheers Jon
    3 points
  29. Chronicbint

    Golf R gremlins

    Mostly fine here, would kind of like an engine cover at some point tho.....😅
    3 points
  30. Dollyman

    Screetching noise

    Sorted!!! Passenger front window slightly open, no wind noise until doing 70. Took passenger out, I’d have felt a right prat if I’d taken it to the dealer. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    3 points
  31. Wife's Tiguan was in for second service today, and the local dealer had just taken a Golf R 20th Anniversary into the showroom today - sold car, awaiting customer pick up in the next week or so. Their car park is rammed at the moment with extension works ongoing, so probably safer locked away inside Black wheels better in real life than in the configurator pics. Rather jealous of the buyer. VIN shown in one pic, if people want to use that to check part numbers, etc. Seems to have been built around 27th September.
    3 points
  32. No kidding. Injectors were don't in mentor Ohio by a dealership there. They didn't mention anything about carbon buildup. I pulled the intake off yesterday and it looked terrible. Spent a few hours scrubbing and cleaning and it has fixed the issue. Car feels much more peppy too.
    3 points
  33. This youtube video reckons you can get it working from 8mph (right at the end) -
    3 points
  34. Still under a ban so vac and mopped garage instead.
    3 points
  35. Poor old Comfort Mode not feeling the love by most it would appear 🤣
    3 points
  36. Mine reached a UK port yesterday, still hoping might get it this side of xmas
    2 points
  37. Looks great! Blue badge looks good. If you think that carbon is plasticky think what the fake carbon we have in our lowly non 20th anniversary 8Rs is like. 😭 😂 The emotion start ( which you can do on a normal 8R) is somewhat unemotional ime!
    2 points
  38. Dollyman

    Golf R gremlins

    Try a 1973 Triumph TR6, it's so connected and basic that your fillings are in imminent danger of parting company with your teeth.
    2 points
  39. speedjunkie

    Mk 8 R pops and bangs

    Definitely special mode, it can be a bit much in built up areas though!
    2 points
  40. I do think it’s a sad reflection of the state of play with drivers on the road today. No one gives right of way anymore and just look at how dangerous when coming up to a T junction it is these days, with lazy b*$**$d drivers that can’t turn into a junction properly and cut across it. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    2 points
  41. This particular video has me thinking people 1) have zero brains 2) hate their cars 3) hate their jobs Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    2 points
  42. AHG

    Golf R gremlins

    Apple, VW, and a few more, those are the leading brands, and those are the brands people love to hate. Reporters deal in human attention, and hate (or dislike) is the easiest way to get attention.
    2 points
  43. https://youtu.be/fH468iwOHgc I hope this helps others that possibly have the above issue. Blue smoke on cold start. It can occur when the car has been left for a couple of hours too. Purchased approve used in June this year. Issue came apparent in July. Booked car in October as I monitored and made sure it wasn’t a one off. A lot of back and forth with dealer who I went to as it was sold to me with VW National 2 year warranty by another dealer. Long story short they argued the smoke is white, missed seeing it on 3 occasions. Dealer hasn’t been very good. However, I’ve been made aware by the tech at dealer there is a TSB for this dated 17-10-22. They’ve had the car a week and missed this. “blue smoke on cold start” The requirement of the dealer is to check valve steam seals and change if necessary. If anyone has this issue and has warranty I’d approach and enquire. Be firm, because I’ve had to do a hell a lot of leg work for them to try not fob me off. Thought I’d put it out there.
    2 points
  44. Can’t teach stupid [emoji1787] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    2 points
  45. Simply because I want an R20 Even with a normal R I’d have changed the wheels and mirror caps I want the performance pack and also leather so the R20 makes sense as it cheaper to order that than spec up an R Plus the limited availability is part of the appeal
    2 points
  46. JaseW

    Golf R gremlins

    Hey everyone!! Just thought I would pop by and check in on whether VW have got their ar*e* in gear and sorted the problems out that plagued the car when I had mine......with a thought that if they had I may come back into an R, but it sadly looks like it Is a case of clearly not. 😠 I am now 9 months into ownership of i20N and it is still a fantastic car in almost every way. There are a couple of things I miss from the R but I can live without them. Ill not derail the thread with my Alien car speak and risk being banished by @Booth11😅 PS this forum is much much better than *cough, cough the N forum cough cough*🙃
    2 points
  47. egg

    Golf R gremlins

    🤝 good idea. I live on a hill, so simply leaving the car windows open with the sideways rain here would do the same job 😁
    2 points
  48. The R has been such fun over the last few days in the Lake District. Every journey has been a thrill. The Akra sings beautifully going over the various passes. 💥😄 What a joy to drive. Love this car. And not a dash error in sight all week 😳😆 Posted up pics in my thread, but here’s a selection for this members’ gallery thread (sorry for double posting.)
    2 points
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