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  1. 18 points
    Boys, Girls, Gentlemen and Gentlewomen !! She’s officially here! Turns out both seller and I got confused with the wheel color😂 I guess “nero, superfice lucida” (black, shiny surface) doesn’t mean diamond cut... Oh well 🤷🏻‍♂️ I’m in Italy for work all week so i’ll have my sister pick it up on friday. In the meantime we’ll have to drool over the pics my seller sent me! looking forward to sending you all some better pics🤙🏼
  2. 15 points
    Hey y'all, managed to put about 250km on the car between Friday and today, here are my initial thoughts: This is my first R, first Golf, first VW Scores: IRL Looks: 8.5/10 - Handling: 9/10 - Sound: 9/10 - Acceleration: 8.5/10 - Brakes - 9/10 - Quality/Feel: 8.5/10 - As a whole, daily hot hatch: 10/10 What I really like: The rear looks so so so good! Especially with the Spoiler and Akra, the car is a real head turner and all the younglings cant stop staring at it hahaha. It's incredibly user friendly, confidence inspiring and easy to drive. It immediately feels very tight, and extremely competent. The overall looks and feel is miles ahead compared to a MK7. I cant speak on the driving dynamics of the 7. But in terms of looks and perceived quality, this thing is on a whole other planet. You need to see one in the flesh to appreciate the whole package. The interior is bomb, the blue leather is so unique on a hot hatch and the ambient lights, screens, and steering wheel make the car feel super current. The seats are also great! You immediately notice how tight and hugging they are. The sound is impressive for a 2021 PPF car, doesn't pop as much as a MK7 but the car is new and after 250km the sound is noticeably fuller. In Nurburgring mode the pops are significantly louder, and more common. Comfort mode is really surprising, it feels like a standard golf, I was amazed by such a big change in character. Driving wise, once you start pushing a bit the 8R is incredible, It's stiff, very responsive, and very capable. You can really feel the torque vectoring working one all 4 wheels and the confidence it gives you, even on winter tires, is really something. It could use a little tune tho, just to get that extra punch. (but that's just me) What I don't like as much: The front is not this car's best angle... It looks good in black but it's much better in blue or white. The black really hides any design element from the front, but really brings out the back. What I really don't like tho, is 'sport' mode, it's not sporty enough. The steering weight and suspension is perfect but the exhaust is closed, and the car just feels slow.. I don't know how else to put it.. The car is really fast in Race mode but the fuel consumption is drastic if you always drive it like that. I immediately resorted to Individual, setting Suspension/Steering to Sport, and Engine/Sound to Race and then I switch the gearbox from S to normal. On the interior, the centre console that houses the gear knob is real cheap plastic, the matt, oily, scratchy type. Its a shame because everything else is 10/10 and I don't understand why they wouldn't use the same "carbon look" material from the dash. Other nitpickings: - Lane-Keep Assist turns back on at every start-up - The seat doesn't go as far down as I would want (I'm 188cm, 6,2 in) - I'm not a big fan of the projected R logo from the mirrors - The climate control sliders (those under the centre screen) on DO NOT illuminate at night.. forcing you to adjust temp through the screen. It's just a small thing that doesn't make a lot of sense. You also end up resting you hand on them a lot while using the screen and all sort of menus start popping up, it's a bit of a mess. It's gonna take some getting used to. Overall, the 8R is THE pocket rocket! I think it's a much much much better package compared to it's competiton. You can see the new R-brand direction VW is taking. It's a car that doesn't take itself too seriously, but still does everything perfectly, I really love it. Sorry for the long 'review' 😂
  3. 14 points
    Dannybear83

    Golf Mk8 videos

  4. 12 points
    Dan Stubbs

    Traded my Golf R

    After 18 months owning my Golf R I have moved onto to my next venture and part exchanged my Golf for a C43 AMG. I have to say its bitter sweet, I have really enjoyed owning the Golf R. What I loved most about the Golf R was firstly they drive really well good combination of handling, good gearbox and decent amount of power, all in really fun to drive. What I also like is modification wise they are very versatile and you can do some relatively cheap mods to enhance the looks and the sound. Here is a picture of my Golf, due to the part exchange I had to put the standard cadiz. wheels on, but I will definitely miss the Golf and in my opinion I had it looking quite mean. Picture of the C43 also, the colour is Magno Matte Grey, it looks really good and different in person. I haven't driven it much due to current restrictions but it sounds amazing and I think it will be a lot of fun once I get used to it and get to drive it a bit more. I would also add this forum has been great for advice and tips, any mod you can guarantee someone will have knowledge which is great for us car enthusiasts.
  5. 12 points
    andy6409

    Golf Mk8 videos

  6. 12 points
    My wonderful (and very helpful) sister just dropped her off at home! -5 hours till we finally meet!🥰 Get your questions/pic requests ready and I’ll answer everything between tonight and tomorrow! T
  7. 11 points
    marshy

    What did you do to your R today?

    A very long shift. Had a quick look and I’m very happy absolutely fantastic quality. Pictures don’t do it justice especially in artificial light. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. 10 points
    Just been on the tracker and mine is in the UK!!! Yes!
  9. 10 points
    Penguin

    The Custom Steering Wheel Thread

    A few of us have recently had custom steering wheels made so I thought I would start a thread for members to post pics of their finished wheels, to act as a gallery and possibly a source of inspiration to others. If you post a pic of your wheel could you please add some useful info too, as it may help others when requesting quotes and designing their own wheels, e.g; colours (codes if possible), materials, shapes, padding, special requests, etc. Heres mine, supplied by Custom Controls: Black alcantara top and bottom sections Black perforated leather side sections Grey alcantara centre marker at 12 O'clock 2mm additional padding Grey stitching to match OE wheel/trim When I ordered I made it clear that I wanted it to look as OE as possible so the alcantara and stitching would match the seats etc. I'm really pleased with the service from Custom Controls and the quality of the wheel.
  10. 10 points
    Booth11

    First Golf 8R reviews

    If anyone (yourself, Mr Chapple) had actually put it in context and asked what that reference above was, and actually included the earlier post it related to, I would have told them/you/him that I took camelsac’s reference to wizards sleeve in a literal sense, NOT the urban dictionary definition that Mr Chapple incorrectly assumed and perhaps not even what camelsac might have assumed. You don’t know me at all but one thing I have a tendency to be is very literal with things. It never occurred to me another definition might have been intended by the forum member that actually said it (not me), until Mr Chapple fabricated a whole sentence based upon an urban definition, which he then absolutely wrongly and wholly untruthfully attributed to me. Not wishing to drag anyone else into this but it’s conveniently being ignored that it was actually another member that said those words “wizard’s sleeve” . Whether they were stated literally or urban dictionary style I have absolutely no idea because I didn’t write them. But Mr Chapple saw fit to state that I actually said, and I quote him.... “So it's OK for you as a moderator to call me "A loose, wrinked vagina resembling the sleeve opening of the stereotypical Wizard's cloak" ?” And actually as a women on the wrong side of middle age, the term “wizards sleeve” stated in its urban dictionary context is a term I would NEVER EVER use. My original post (which again has been purposely ignored), in which I actually stated the words “wizard’s hat” was posted in reference to another Clubsport reviewer video (Henry of Carfection) in which I made a reference to him (Henry) not wearing a wizard’s hat. And by that I meant it his video review was not like a volkswizard video review. So before you or anyone else starts pointing the finger take the time to get your facts straight rather than make judgments off the back of malicious misquoting and downright lies. Ironically the latter something Mr Chapple stated in another post he could not tolerate himself. Pot kettle black eh. I think it’s quite clear that some harmless banter and the fact that some people cannot take alternative views on the chin have given rise to a tantrum my teenage daughter would struggle to achieve and have well and truly hurled their toys out of their pram.
  11. 10 points
    marshy

    What did you do to your R today?

    Fitted my Porsche Macan calipers with clubsport discs and redstuff pads all supplied by CLP Automotive. Nice brake upgrade without breaking the bank. Had my email from Royal Steering wheels saying my steering wheels leaving them Monday so with me Tuesday[emoji4] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. 9 points
    parkrunneR

    After 6 years no moRe....

    Last couple of days with my R wagon before it gets collected by BCA, marking 3 years of custody. Unfortunately it’s not seen much use since last March but can’t really blame the car for that. Didn’t quite make it to 23k miles as a result, following 31k miles in 3 years in my tornado red 3 door hatch. Both great cars (initially signed a 2 year lease on both) and the only brand new cars I’ve ever had. The hatch definitely looked better and handled better when pushing on. The estate was much more practical, better economy on a motorway run and sounded better. Overall I was impressed with the DSG - only Auto I’ve ever had. I thought the gearbox was great in my manual hatch but the clutch started slipping at less than 20k miles and I like to think I’ve got pretty decent mechanical sympathy, running some previous cars to pretty high mileage without ever experiencing clutch slip. Having said that it was only noticeable in cold weather under certain conditions. I was surprised at the high rate of rear brake pad wear on both cars - even more so this latest one. The bonnet release mechanism failed a couple of months ago (I should have fitted a tie wrap I know!) and I had a cornering light fault message pop up a couple of times before disappearing. Also all 4 of the alloys are showing signs of corrosion / white worm on this car but were fine on the last one, despite racking up more miles and the same cleaning regime (weekly wash with shampoo and mitt, even if the rest of the car didn’t get washed). Definitely one of the friendlier car forums I’ve come across so thanks and enjoy your fantastic cars!
  13. 9 points
  14. 9 points
    Thoughts to the member of Patterdale Mountain Rescue who sustained life changing injuries while trying to rescue two people who went camping in bad weather. As for the two persons they got fines of £200 each, Imo they should be fined a lot more than that for putting the rescuers at risk and get the bill for it . IDIOTS.
  15. 9 points
  16. 9 points
    Spiezels

    The Custom Steering Wheel Thread

    Here’s mine done by Royal Steering wheels. (They make a wheel up for you over a couple weeks with ones in their stock, then you turn up on the day and they put it on, take your old one in return) 1mm thicker all the way round Alcantara Perforated leather Blue 12 mark Blue stitching Paddle shift extenders from eBay £195 all in Epic job.
  17. 9 points
    Booth11

    What did you do to your R today?

    Gave it a very much needed wash to restore from salt to shine. https://www.vwroc.com/forums/topic/11086-what-detailing-have-you-done-today/?do=findComment&comment=570409
  18. 8 points
    Darlo

    Golf R MK8 Gallery

    This is off volkswizards insta pleased at the look as this is my spec....
  19. 8 points
    Well I am expecting big things given it’s taken so long to build...... but finally
  20. 8 points
    muzza

    What did you do to your R today?

    Well, Not today but it's finally done. Three days of polishing and correcting and then 2 layers of ceramic coating. Not seen it in person yet but stole a picture from there instagram feed! It's looking good on photos but get to collect it around 3 tomorrow when the coating has fully cured Will update with photos when I have her back
  21. 8 points
    Great news for you Speedy! And thanks for the heads up the tracker is working. I just deleted and re-added my order number and mine’s shifted to stage 5 In transit!
  22. 8 points
    Dannybear83

    Golf R MK8 Gallery

    I thought I should add a pic of the R at night with the “R” puddle light
  23. 8 points
    Clarkie48

    What did you do to your R today?

    Just got back from picking the new R up.Totally different animal to my mk7 manual,interior is a much nice place to be.Already done a few mods.Leyo billet paddle shifters fitted,soundakator off,auto fan lights activated,auto coming home lights and changed the dials.Love it.
  24. 8 points
    BlackGolfR

    The Custom Steering Wheel Thread

    Here’s mine from a couple of years ago! From memory I believe it is 2mm thicker. Colour wise it is Dark grey alcantara with silver grey stitching to match the OEM interior.
  25. 8 points
    Darlo

    Golf Mk8 videos

    Actually a half decent quick video this covering some of the menu options
  26. 8 points
    marshy

    The Custom Steering Wheel Thread

    Fitted mine tonight so need pics in daylight. I’m happy though[emoji1303] Done by Royal Steering Wheels, I supplied a donor wheel Spec Golf R 2019 dsg (with paddles) - Slightly thicker 1mm-2mm Thumb grips built up (AMG style) , Perforated leather on sides, Smooth leather top/bottom Blue centre stripe, Blue 1318 stitching £195 delivered Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  27. 8 points
    mk8r

    Golf Mk8 videos

  28. 8 points
    Booth11

    What detailing have you done today?

    It’s taken a few hours today but have managed to bring my car back from the dead! Before - sad and salty ☹️ During - bit of decontamination action 🙂 After - so that’s what it looks like clean! 😊
  29. 7 points
    Pukei

    Just completed my purchase of my Mk7 R.

    Hey all, I’ve just joined the club!! Reflect silver with 19” Cadiz wheels. I’m delighted!! Love this forum. Keep up the good work people! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  30. 7 points
    BlackR7.5

    What did you do to your R today?

    Quick clean this morning.
  31. 7 points
    Darlo

    Golf Mk8 videos

    a lot of nice detail in this video if like me you have never set foot in a mk 8
  32. 7 points
  33. 7 points
    My order is now in transit, yay!
  34. 7 points
    Mines not particularly clean due to the weather but am also a huge fan of matte bronze wheels with Lapiz. Motec Ultralight Matte Bronze 8,5x19, ET43 Still need to fit the Eibachs to get it just a tad bit lower.
  35. 7 points
    Penguin

    The Custom Steering Wheel Thread

    NCZ Works paddle shifters now fitted and finish the wheel off nicely IMO. Look OE and very good quality.
  36. 7 points
    Booth11

    Golf R MK8 Gallery

    Some great pics of Lapiz 8R with Performance Pack and Akrapovic, shared by golfeightr on Instagram. Don’t know if he/she is a member on here but hope you don’t mind me sharing them. https://www.instagram.com/p/CLY4ocEHTQV/?igshid=1rsuz1my2lqdd
  37. 7 points
    G9GLX

    Audi Rs3

    Decided to sell up and get myself a FL Rs3 after some time looking the right one came up just want to say thanks, this forum has been great for information, haven’t posted loads over the years but the information has been invaluable 😄
  38. 7 points
    I contribute to my local mountain rescue team as their efforts are largely unrecognised and unappreciated. As for the 2 clowns that went camping in horrific weather, there’s no excuse and should not only be fined but charged. We see it a lot up here in Scotland, people recklessly going into the countryside or up the mountains during bad weather wearing t-shirts and flip flops and expect people to risk life and limb to save theirs....it’s utter bullshit.
  39. 7 points
    Darlo

    First Golf 8R reviews

    Here comes the snow flake brigade 😂 @Booth11 does a lot for this forum and the over reaction from some light hearted banter from various members is honestly laughable. If you can’t handle that then maybe this place isn’t for you. But having been a member of many forums over the years I would go as far to say this is one of the more polite/friendly/well moderated ones out there. Browse m3 cutters.... it will have you in tears by the sounds of things 😂😂😂
  40. 7 points
    Booth11

    First Golf 8R reviews

    I appreciate your points. Some moderators might be more restrained (and classy) and be more of a silent presence in the background supporting the administration of a forum, but other moderators, as well as supporting unseen behind the scenes (which does go on to a great degree on here), also enjoy being an active presence and part of the community, being able to participate as a forum member themselves. You might disagree but I don’t think the two things are mutually exclusive. I am speaking only in reference to myself here - yes I am a moderator but I am also an R owning member of the forum with my own individual opinions and views on a variety of things which are distinct from the moderation role and like any member post my views on topics. The views I have expressed on here in relation to Volkswizard video reviews posted and some of that content, are my own personal views (not stated as a moderator representing VWROC) and have simply been my views on some of the content of the videos and what I believe to be less than objective representations in some cases, and on some matters I just simply hold a different viewpoint. Some of my comments have been stated with a measure of humour but I have not personally insulted Andrew Chapple or Volkswizard and for that to be implied (through misquoting etc) is simply error at best or game playing at worst. As over the previous evening, there has been a fair bit of misquoting of things and things attributed to me that are inaccurate and that I haven’t actually said. To what end I don’t know, either unfortunate error or perhaps deliberate misleading, I do not know, but I have not laboured the point. In fact last night I exercised a fair amount of restraint for the very reasons you state above. When anyone creates and generates content specifically for social media and the public domain (car content in this case) I think it’s expected that there will be a share of people that love, like, are indifferent to, dislike and disagree with some of that content. It’s the kind of thing to take on the chin, along with tongue-in-cheek differences of opinion. I think you need a degree of a thick skin in that business otherwise you run the risk of be offended a fair deal of the time. And recent events a case in point. And now speaking as a moderator, I believe this forum is very inclusive and part of inclusion is also the ability for people share their views, in an appropriate manner and for the majority of time that happens. And though you clearly think otherwise, over the years of being a moderator on this forum, I have always actively encouraged amicable relationships and behaviour, inclusivity, and helped to foster a real sense of community and as long as I am a moderator I will continue to do so, alongside all the moderating that takes place quietly behind the scenes. I’m afraid I must take exception to your inference that this may not be the case, but I respect that that is your view and am thankful that you feel able to express it.
  41. 7 points
    Dannybear83

    Golf R MK8 Gallery

    Ohhh my 😮 😍
  42. 7 points
    Darlo

    Golf R MK8 Gallery

    So we can establish is looks great in all colours 😃. Every time I see one in in different colour with different wheels I think.... “oh that’s nice” 😂😂😂. I hope when I turn up to collect mine I think.... “oh that’s nice” 🤞😂
  43. 7 points
    keano

    Pets and Petrolheads!

    Jasper is now 18 weeks unless my maths is off [emoji23][emoji23] Gone from 3kg to now being 9kg - still amazes me how fast they grow up... He has now been out on the lead twice and to a park to do some retrieves with distraction (on a long line!!). Did well on both counts although he got proper cockerspaniel (wet/muddy) at the park.... [emoji23][emoji23]
  44. 6 points
    GOOSE1167

    DSG Paddles

    They arrived this morning and are now fitted. They make the car look so much better, I think you will agree?
  45. 6 points
    SRW

    Golf R MK8 Gallery

    No contest, 7/7.5 all day long, that's just my opinion.
  46. 6 points
    My order has moved on to 4 this morning. Oh, the anticipation!
  47. 6 points
    Matt7R

    The Custom Steering Wheel Thread

    Here's mine. Aliexpress special, was about £21. Stitched by yours truly, only took a couple of hours or so. It's very easy to stitch, just fiddly to get the right angle. I went for alcantara all round with a yellow stitch and a yellow stripe, however on reflection I should have gone for perforated leather sides and alcantara top & bottom as I have concerns about hand oil on the alcantara. Time will tell!
  48. 6 points
    Finally the moment of truth, we are 4WD!!
  49. 6 points
    Booth11

    First Golf 8R reviews

    A few reasons, amongst them, I don’t find many of your reviews/videos particularly objective, informative or enlightening.
  50. 6 points
    Floyd

    Free health check

    Took the R to VW Monday as I was loosing coolant and horn tone not working,new pump and horn fitted at the cost of £928 but was under warranty. The usual free health check was undertaken,car has done 12000 in just under 2 years so was no surprise the Original 19”Contis needed replacing.All tyres were worn on inside so they also said to have all wheels realigned,now for the fun part. They asked for £229.26p for each tyre and £79 for the alignment,told them no to tyres obviously but go ahead with alignment. I was quoted completely wrong,it should have said £79 IF I purchased the tyres,Alignment should have been £288 alone,their face was a picture but had to honour it. Definitely Karma for massively overpricing the Tyres,I ended up getting Mich PLS4s for £502 all round!!!
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