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  1. Pumatron

    Golf R gremlins

    Read this topic with interest, so did some Googling and apparently the development team for the Golf Mk8 have been taken into questioning. I’ve included a picture of them.
    13 points
  2. On my way down from the North Cape (in Norway). I believe this is the first Golf 8R that has been this far north 😛
    12 points
  3. JaseW

    Jase's 8R

    Right so I have owned the car for 3 whole weeks and 510 miles now so thought I would post some photos and let you all know of my findings and thoughts on the car so far! I will start with 3 weeks worth of photos and will follow up with an honest review later on, its kids bedtime prep in 10 mins so a quick start coming up on here haha 🤣 Collected from James at JCB Medway in Gillingham again, he sold me my 7.5R so when I went through DtD again I was pleased to here it would be him dealing with me again. Highly recommended Salesman. Here she is on collection
    11 points
  4. Finally got mine delivered on Thursday and absolutely love it!! 😊😁 Already changed the mirror caps to gloss black, sun glasses holder fitted, changed to aluminium foot rest, & changed to Bosch wiper blades. Just need to get washers/a nut to fit the gas bonnet strut & that should be everything…. At the moment 🤣 (few pics below from last nights wash)
    11 points
  5. Decided to get some protection (Diamondbrite) following being stung with my last lease. Yet to see another on the road, couple of GTis though.
    11 points
  6. So - by popular request, (okay, either way, I was going to post pcs and do a write up!😂) some pics and a write up on the new motor. Apologies for the long and possibly boring post! After much soul searching, I decided on NONE of the cars on my shortlist because whilst browsing on YouTube, the M440i popped up as "recommended for you." On watching, I was very impressed with the car - THAT grille didn't impress me at first but in the right colour, it grew on me. After looking on BMW's website and AutoTrader, the prices were all too high - a shame as I was toying with the 340i but thos
    11 points
  7. Blackpug

    Colin’s R

    Had the car two weeks now. Still running in but much more responsive than my previous R’s (and less thirsty).
    10 points
  8. I've been offered a place as a prospective/trainee member on my local Mountain Rescue Team. I'll start my induction training in September and if all goes to plan I should become a probationary member in early 2022 and become actively involved with the team. I'm so chuffed and can't wait to get stuck in 😊
    9 points
  9. Martin2

    Golf Mk8 videos

    I won’t be watching it. Can be doing with AH and his inane comments and I’m bored with drag races, even more so when the result is fairly obvious ….. I’ve seen thumbnails of his videos and somehow he’s managed to make his M4 uglier than when it left the factory. That takes some doing!
    8 points
  10. Went down to Unicorn for ECU mapping. It seems my previous remap had some inflated torque figures and was over boosting; which was no doubt the cause of various issues/DTC’s I’ve experienced over the last few months. Rick worked his magic and the car feels much smoother, more eager and defo quicker. Now making 432bhp and 392 lb.ft. Very pleased with the service from Unicorn and I hope I can now start enjoying the R without worrying about EPC lights, limp mode etc etc
    8 points
  11. A couple of weeks ago I was the victim of someone opening a car door against my drivers door. The resulting dent was not something I could ignore so it was straight off to the body shop. I'd been contemplating having a new rear spoiler for a while and made do with the R performance pack spoiler for a while but it wasn't quite what I ultimately wanted. So while the car was in I decided I might as well bite the bullet. I'm very happy with the job done by the body shop and think it finishes the rear very nicely.
    8 points
  12. Well, I booked some places to stay, packed a bag and off we went and had many 100's of miles of pretty much epic roads - The route I took plus a few pics....Jockland has some stunning scenery and I was very lucky with weather too. Golf R is a great mile muncher and very good on the twists and turns of some the roads I was on. Go drive your R's folks, they are indeed great cars.
    7 points
  13. Darlo

    Darlo’s 8R

    Firstly the excuses…. My driveway is awaiting a clean but it can be done yet as I ordered too much soil for some raised beds i built so need to figure out what to do with it before the guy can clean my driveway 😂 Secondly been very quiet as I came down with an apparent virus 4 weeks ago and have been pretty poorly and struggled do anything other than move from bed to the sofa… it was like being a teenager again….. (I started with it 4 days after my first vaccination…. Make of that what you will 😂). Due to this my poor R has been sat redundant on the drive for three weeks,
    7 points
  14. mikef4uk

    Golf Mk8 videos

    Yes, lots of nice stuff out there, I dont think my best mate would like the boot though
    7 points
  15. Kneel

    Forums vs FB groups

    I`ve just sent you a friend request.
    7 points
  16. Just shy of 5 months since ordering, looks like mine is finally being born! still needed to delete and re-add in the tracker for it to change
    7 points
  17. Well after over five months at stage 2 (January order) I've now moved to stage 3. At last something to get excited about after nearly giving up hope.
    7 points
  18. Picked up a good used Racingline stage 2 brake kit. Fitted one side today and will do the other tomorrow. Need to repaint the rear calipers to match now! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    7 points
  19. 6 points
  20. Rudders

    Golf Mk8 videos

    I genuinely hope his next shit is a hedgehog. Nothing against the bloke but he is an absolute helmet
    6 points
  21. Bought a Golf R ladies and gentleman paid deposit signed finance docs, White DCC, Nappa Leather, Rear Camera, Harman Kardon, even got the service plan added on for £269 didn't think was still available 😁
    6 points
  22. Croz89

    Croz89’s Mk8 R

    Finally got my R so thought post some pics & share any mods carried out etc Ordered the car 9th April, got build week of W/C 24th May 21 (was an allocated slot with mendable spec), arrived at the dealership 22nd June but due to dealer holiday/mix up booking the transporter for delivery didn’t get it until 15th July. After having a quick drive to see how it was carried out the first few mods (thanks to getting ideas reading this forum waiting for delivery 🤣😂) - changed to gloss black wing mirrors - changed to aluminium foot rest - sun glasses holder -
    6 points
  23. Went for a wee jaunty drive down to Lockerbie and met up with [mention=20585]marshy[/mention] to buy his (now my!) Koni active dampers and Eibach lowering springs. Top bloke nice to meet you mate [emoji106]
    6 points
  24. I am likely going to stick it out, use the 7.5 meantime and look forward to the call….it’s just a shame the customer experience hasn’t been what it should be, for myself and others. In this day and age of media, sending out a letter to customers affected surely can’t be hard to do. I think my annoyance is more to do with lack of openness and communication than me thinking the car won’t be worth it….a token jester from dealer or VW wouldn’t go amiss either as a thank you to those holding on to brand loyalty. Not helped by the tracker that lures you into a false sense of anticipation before
    6 points
  25. I agree completely. I have had very few issues with my mk8R, and those I have are what I consider to be very minor, I almost feel guilty that I’ve so far escaped the woes that many others are experiencing and I can well understand how this can spoil completely, or at least take the shine off the car, as I’m sure I’d feel the same if going through what some people are with theirs. But, it’s not across the board as at least you and I seem to have a good working cars (amd hopefully many others) and what a car it is! I was fortunate to have a swift order to deliver time this time r
    6 points
  26. The only 2 delivery pictures we took.
    6 points
  27. Decided it was time to change the wife's car, picked up a new Ibiza FR Sport. I have to say I'm impressed with how it drives and the levels of kit for the money. Nice upgrade from her 1.4t Corsa E. The colour is mystery blue but I would put money on it being the same a lapis. The 1.0t engine is much much better than I thought it would be.
    6 points
  28. Martin2

    Golf Mk8 videos

    Yes, nice theory....but no, he's just clueless!
    6 points
  29. Today I fitted gloss black badges with EZ-mods underlays.
    6 points
  30. The Neuspeed RSE102's are now fitted they are 19x8.5 et+45 with a fresh set of PS4S all round. This is the stance with Racingline lowering springs. My 18" Cadiz wheels with tyres will be listed in the classifieds shortly. Next up will be the roof bars being wrapped black and front grill. T
    6 points
  31. Well mine arrived yesterday as per estimates(could have been delivered on 2nd but was away) .... Tracker still says stage 6 so don't go by that... Lease company and dealers are your best bet.....dont give up hope 😉
    6 points
  32. Booth11

    New Software release?

    😂 Naturally. It will be the ‘real’ focussed drivers software upgrade 😉
    6 points
  33. camelsac2002

    Hit the wall.

    Oh - forgot to mention! I'm now a slaphead! This time, by choice.🤣 One of the charities, who looked after me and helped my wife, were really good to us both so as a thankyou gesture, I grew my hair long, dyed it orange and green then shaved it all off to raise money. By the time all the money is in (just one donation outstanding), they'll be better off to the tune of £1,500. Not in the realms of Captain Tom but I'm sure they'll put it to good use.
    6 points
  34. I answered this on the other thread too! Same answer, but take note of Dopper's comment too! Drive the Deal are used by loads of us on here Congrats on placing an order, hopefully you'll not have a long wait. What many of us have requested was for the dealer not to wash the vehicle, as we would either be taking to a professional detailer for a ceramic coating or doing it ourselves. Dealers are renowned for making an absolute hash of washing it, leaving swirls and scratches all over it. Also, unless you really want the dealer to, tell them you dont want any kind of 'unv
    5 points
  35. Speedy27

    Golf R gremlins

    I've got mine booked in for the 11th Aug to look at the occasional popping sound from the SOS and also the travel assist which seems to say unavailable whenever it's been raining and in turn stops any of the buttons on the left side of the steering wheel from working. Also saw the below on 'VW Golf MK8 Owners UK' from someone who states they work at VW and currently doing some of these updates.... People just to let you know ocu recall update just released . Get in contact with your dealers . For online functions not always working . 👍
    5 points
  36. Or just “does my order come with chips?”
    5 points
  37. Not wanting to cast any sort of doubt on things.. but dealers giving 4 to 6 weeks times to pickup, have these definitely been built? Not normally a question that needs to be asked, but in this day and age - "does this car actually exist and has all the component parts in it?" might be a valid and pertinent question
    5 points
  38. Very wise, any breath holding in relation to VW orders is very ill advised
    5 points
  39. I ordered the ones from Aliexpress someone posted on here, fitted them last night & think they are perfect 👍🏻 even managed to fit them without taking the mirror glass out 🤞🏻
    5 points
  40. I suggest everyone cancels so that I get further along the queue.
    5 points
  41. I paid the maximum deposit towards the finance(30%) and collected the car on a Friday from the dealer,contacted VW finance the following Monday for a settlement figure which stopped the interest accruing and was valid for 30 days. The settlement figure did not include the £1250 VW contribution which I got to keep,I settled the amount outstanding on the same day I got the figure from VW. It cost me a little over £15 in interest for a few days having the agreement in place but by getting to keep the £1250 it reduced the cost of the car by almost £1235 so well worth doing if you are a c
    5 points
  42. Wrex

    Golf R gremlins

    Curbed alloys 😆
    5 points
  43. Martin2

    Golf Mk8 videos

    Exactly!! On paper performance is a guide, nothing more, I’m way more interested in how a car feels to drive (when driving steadily as much as pushing), how it delivers its performance etc. But the number one is how it will fit into my life and perform in the type of driving I do, which isn’t race tracks and fast B roads (unfortunately).
    5 points
  44. Raiden

    Forums vs FB groups

    I’ve left the fb groups as it’s full of w@nkers All they ask is what map should I get or tyres? What’s it worth and how do I get insurance being 12 years old Anything else they don’t have a scooby doo. I remember one idiot not knowing they have AWD and had no clue about haldex. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    5 points
  45. Wrex

    Golf R gremlins

    I told them this morning: 1. not to wash it 2. no member of staff to take it home over the weekend to try and “replicate the problems” so probably lol
    5 points
  46. Trip to the lakes last week.. pic from the top of Honister Pass.
    5 points
  47. BATVAN

    Best Golf GTI?

    My old VW caddy mk1 pickup (1985) with a Mk2 GTI 8v lump 😎 Always missed & regret selling it but sometimes you have to do what you have to do in that particular moment 😔
    5 points
  48. NRW

    New Software release?

    No. But the Clubsport version will be better😂
    5 points
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