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  1. So here it is.. i love it!!!
    13 points
  2. Delivery day for me 😁
    12 points
  3. WooHoo its alive ! just got a VIN from my importer he says the agent should get it within 2-3 weeks so it should be here 1-2 weeks later then PPF, V1, Garmin dash2 and Ghost. so mid-July it should be on the road ! off to sell my S3 sedan now 🙂
    12 points
  4. Just got pics from the European dealer it will take it 2-3 weeks to make the journey here but I am celebrating the fact it has HK It had the Bridgestone tyres so I’ll be swapping those for PS5 and try to sell the bridges online (or through the tyre shop)
    11 points
  5. Well it’s been a nightmare since my last post. Each week there’s been another problem and further delays. Decided after 9 weeks enough was enough so looked elsewhere and finally picked up this beauty. Not white, no sunroof but very shiny and dynaudio which is well worth it
    8 points
  6. My first Golf R I've owned! Still breaking in the engine but I'm loving it so far. Only modifications are front PPF and complete ceramic coating around the car. Excited to be part of the community. 😁
    8 points
  7. Finally some positive news!! Had this from lease company today.
    7 points
  8. Msportman

    Big brake help !!

    Got the old girl out today. May take her to Combe and show a clean pair of heals to the MK1/2 EScorts 😆
    7 points
  9. Well I had this email today from VW. Ordered April last year. I’ll believe it when I see it!
    7 points
  10. After hearing that a couple of cars were stolen overnight in my district after breaking & entering specifically for car keys for relatively mundane non-performance models, I have modified a couple of Apple AirTags for use with my cars Removed the internal speaker, as per the instructions here https://mashtips.com/remove-airtag-speaker/ and have placed them securely in a relatively unusual place inside each car interior - I tried them first in the location with the speaker enabled, and the beep was still quite audible, so made sense to mute them physically. Result i
    7 points
  11. VR6 South

    Oh gosh I love "old" cars

    My obsessively clean MK2 GTI. Such a contrast to modern Golfs.
    7 points
  12. well its delivery day for me today Awaiting for a phone call/knock at the door for delivery!
    7 points
  13. Ford Capri 2.8 injection this is my hobby car that I have had around 30 years this year so different to drive compare to modern cars great fun sounds great with Janspeed exhausts. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
    6 points
  14. I also have good news. I am picking up my car in Monday, 27.6.! Even though I have been waiting for 15 months, I am so so happy. This forum and the waiting members helped me get over those 15 months, so thank you all for your posts. My dealer said that together with my car (ordered 26.3.2021, lots of additional equipment) they also received a car that was ordered September 2021, but without additional stuff. So this confirms predictions that basic cars are delivered faster. Hope all you guys still waiting also get the good news and finally pick up your car. Will send yo
    6 points
  15. VR6 South

    Mad?

    Tyre repairs are extremely common, reliable and cheaper than a new tyre. There shouldn’t be any issues making a repair to this part of the tyre. If you decide to fit a new tyre keep the old one and get it repaired and ready as a spare.
    6 points
  16. Just to divert from all the hoo haa.. ive had the car a whole week now and its amaze balls!! So much power and so much fun to drive!!
    6 points
  17. New wheels have arrived 😍
    6 points
  18. Haven't posted here in a while. Here are some of the latest changes to my R. I wasn't able to find S4 headrests, so added some from an A4, weighted shift knob and new shoes for summer.
    6 points
  19. I have a Samsung smart tag in my car. Works of a basic 2032 battery. It doesn't give real time updates but does give very regular updates on location - it utilizes other Samsungs in proximity and works very well. Only £20. Not sure it would be a good thing me rocking up to the stolen car necessarily. That's a personal choice but its a useful tool. I can also see when my cars on the move at the dealer!
    5 points
  20. I like it thanks for the tip! I think it sticks out more on your white car but still like it.
    5 points
  21. Have been driving mine for one week also after fantastic finish at detailers. Over a year since test drive and it is superb in every way. Performance and handling are exceptional and special mention for HUD and also as an habitual “flasher “ with a stiff neck I am enjoying the lane assist 😳 Hoping the waiting time is reduced for all. Just off to purchase furry dice and a nodding dog 🤞
    5 points
  22. Dollyman

    Oh gosh I love "old" cars

    My two 49 year old dears, R and T5 in the background. Apologies to those who have seen them on here before.
    5 points
  23. I like older things this is my 44 year old bike
    5 points
  24. Dollyman

    RWC

    I'm still here, 74 two weeks ago with a 7.5R. Mk 8 on order with anticipated delivery date of Xmas 2025 !
    5 points
  25. Bosch Aerotwins get the thumbs up from me.
    5 points
  26. AHG

    Golf R gremlins

    Old school … gremlins didn’t exist in the ‘70s
    5 points
  27. Thought I should give an update on this... ...it arrived last Friday! Absolutely worth the wait (ordered mid-April 2021) Already broken it in with a 600 mile round trip from NI to Croft for the BTCC. Averaged 61mpg and I wasn't exactly hanging about... Very happy with the car, the taptic buttons are great, lane assist not as big an issue as I had worried, all in all if you're thinking of pulling the plug just hold on a little longer; it is definitely worth it - and mine is a diesel!
    4 points
  28. I’m I totton mate …. As it happened my friend Chris who is fitting all my parts for me has a little place on Ampress lane industrial estate in lymington .. just going to pick the car up now !!
    4 points
  29. TweedsideR

    Cupra Born

    OK, it's an odd (dumb?) name for the UK market, but there it is. I had an e-mail from VW telling me that I only had 9 months left on my agreement and due to long lead times I should start ordering my next car soon. Soooo - Golf Mk8 R? Well I used to live in the Scottish Borders and the R was fun on those roads, but I've now moved the English Midlands and the roads here are dull, boring, filled with traffic and too many idiots so that wasn't really an option. And the price of petrol? Forget it. Which brings me to Electric. The up front price is steep but the ongoing costs are good, e
    4 points
  30. Geordie_73

    4 days in and loving it

    Guys picked the car up at the start of the week and loving it so far. First impressions I'd say not quite as quick off the mark as the F40 M135I I had, but definitely seems to pull harder all the way through ( not launched it yet) sounds better even the 19 plate has more tone and as an older guy who doesn't want it too in your face it got enough little pops in Race mode on over run to make you give that little gentle nod and smile to yourself. Slightly firmer ride and maybe 4 or 5 mpg less. Great spec too with the prets the pan roof, keyless reverse camera lane assist/ dy
    4 points
  31. Mattb

    New Member

    Im Matt from Yorkshire Finally bit the bullet and bought myself a lapiz blue Golf R 5dr which I'm over the moon with. Picked the manual, I know everyone says Dsg but love using the gears myself and feeling in control. 39k Miles full VW history and has had the clutch changed by VW at 27k. Only thing I have done is add my private plate at the minute
    4 points
  32. New brakes have arrived !! Happy to say they fit my wheels with out spacers ! 375mm 6 pots front and 350mm conversion for the rear to match .
    4 points
  33. Haha 2 year 😉 I was worried about the interior with the lack of buttons but I don’t know what all the fuss is about, it’s great.
    4 points
  34. Just visited HGP in Germany, had a good conversation with the owner Martin Graf, he did crack the ECU, does not use a piggy back or alternate system, he can change the settings, so it will remember your last settings, so no more redoing it every single time, start-stop, lane assist etc etc, he also told me on the software side dealer does not see a thing, only the hardware they can see if they look really good, with a cool dealer there should not be a problem for warranty, he also told me the software for the DSG is so much better that they can tweak it without needing a different clutch, with
    4 points
  35. Cogito

    Took the Easy Way Out

    After three years suffering from delusions of adequacy trying to maintain a tidy R, I treated myself and the car to a session with a professional detailer. In my more energetic days, say 30-50 years ago, I was pretty handy with a polishing cloth, but there's a reason these guys call themselves "professional". The results speak for themselves. He spent most of the day in my driveway, performing a similar miracle on my RAM pickup while he was there. (I may show if off in the forum on other makes.) We knew from the outset he couldn't fix the stone chips. They're prolific enough to require a
    4 points
  36. Bare in mind that's build week not delivery, add a couple months at least for delivery so a full 2 years 😪 How long are you guys gunna wait before simply cancelling? For me, its the 2 year mark, I simply don't believe that unless we're in an apocalypse that it should take 2 years to build a car.
    4 points
  37. So WBAC all went smoothly and the C43 is now gone Got the price they quoted as I was honest about the condition (only had a minor stone chip anyway) and all in all no fuss. I was surprised that they came out £1000 higher than Motorway but at the end of the day I don't care where it goes as long as I got my money. It's a weird feeling now as for the first time since before I passed my test I don't have a car that is my own, but it was the right thing to do. Going back to the previous discussion, from chatting to the guy doing the transaction it definitely
    4 points
  38. Mine has turned up at dealers 2x day ago around a week after I got a “it’s left the factory” email and a confirmed week 22 build. No idea if it’s a MY22 or 23 but I guess 22. Will see when I pick it up.
    3 points
  39. Carbon fibre goodness...
    3 points
  40. Booth11

    Engine cover recall

    Thanks @AHG I await *the* phone call from the dealership………😄
    3 points
  41. Maybe taking this now if R not ready. Will have to get the Direzza’s on the car if I take her on track. Been a while😬 She’s well used to Combe and I spent a lot of time getting her set to my liking for Combe which is notoriously slightly bumpy in sections!
    3 points
  42. You view it on the map in WeConnect (map icon) and it gives you an option to show route etc.
    3 points
  43. Well on a mandatory pointless day in the office I came out of work to this so out with the jetwash and snow foam and now like this
    3 points
  44. Just got word back from dealer, car did go into production last week (week 22 ) confirmed, but they have no update yet if it’s finished or parked for parts. At least it’s some progress.
    3 points
  45. A Touareg isn't big 😅
    3 points
  46. Just fitted Bosch Aerotwins and no juddering.
    3 points
  47. Never mind the bonnet vent mods and the strip light wipers illusion, you do realise @theskivingscholar that you have a spooky black monster dwelling around your garage/unit. 😱 👻 😂
    3 points
  48. Martin2

    Range Rover

    I don’t think I’ve posted this before….just thought about it now as I have now had it 2 years this week. Well, not exactly my ‘other car’ as in theory I run the family truck but I’ve done 12k miles in the Golf over the last 12 months and not much more in this. It replaced a 2017 750i M Sport with an amazing spec, which I still miss, but the arrival of son number 3 means I needed something with more rear space (seat width and headroom as the other 2 sons are 6 foot+). It’s a 2019MY Autobiography 4.4SDV8, so already ‘kitchen sink’ spec but this has 22” wheels, fridge, solar winds
    3 points
  49. I went through a similar exercise last year. I was Revo stage 1 but got paranoid about turbo failures so thought I'd future proof my R and take preemptive action by replacing the turbo. I went with a L380X which is a hybrid unit and won't work with Revo mapping or other off the shelf software; I went with a custom tune from Unicorn. As Jase has said above Littco do offer a direct IS38 replacement in the L380. I've had zero issues with my L380X and Rick at Unicorn said he tunes a lot of them and they are a good unit. If your stock turbo is in good working order then TTE offer a r
    3 points
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