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  1. Picked up the egg-mobile last week. Took a little while to get used to all the ways of changing settings like temp etc and took an embarrassingly long time to work out how to unlock doors from the inside (didn’t spot the buttons on driver door for a good day or two). comfy drive, nice and quiets in sport mode and is definitely a bit of an asbo in race mode - stopped stationary on driveway at home after a short journey and blipped the accelerator in race mode…. The crack managed to scare my dog who was inside the house! 🫣😈 Only bought 2 things so far…. a Disklok and a wheel lock/clamp.
    14 points
  2. Picked up at last. All I can say is Holy Shit what a car. Also has the latest engine cover. 😊
    13 points
  3. Well after a 2 year wait I got a call saying your car is stuck in Grimsby because of a strike at the port . Then the next day ( yesterday) I got the call I thought would never come . Yep picking her up this Tuesday at 9.30 …… now am gettting excited 😆
    12 points
  4. 11 points
  5. Well after two years I now have a registration number . It’s so close I can smell it 😂😂😂
    8 points
  6. Today I took a 70 mile drive down the M1 to the Revo Performance Centre & had some new wheels & tyres fitted 🖤 19" RFO in Hyper Silver with Pilot sport 4S 235/35 👌 The suspension settled back down on the way home & it looks the dogs if I say so myself 😀
    7 points
  7. 7 points
  8. Snap @egg but a bit of the real stuff this morning! Snoopy has grown a moustache overnight. 😂
    7 points
  9. Car has arrived! The weather chose the exact same time to hailstorm as i got it off the transporter... All safe in the garage now. Done the insurance, now time to sell her ☹️☹️😠😠😭😭
    7 points
  10. Just had a call from my dealer to say I’ve got a build date of late April, so it could be a June delivery. This has got me excited again, maybe I will take delivery of it after all! 😀
    6 points
  11. jason1972

    Golf R gremlins

    Just for clarity, mine is the top left and is exsacly the same design as the original. So quick update on mine, so far no more pings!! but i am sure everyone will be absolutely shocked to hear that it hasnt fixed the flicking/black reversing camera, it also dosnt appear to have lowered my engery bills either 😄 If everything stays working how it is now i guess i will just live with the occasional failure of the reversing camera because quite frankly life is too short and the novelty of driving the car again without the constant pinging noises hasnt worn off yet either 😄😄😄
    6 points
  12. jason1972

    Golf R gremlins

    For legal reasons I must point out that it is an "alleged modified version" or we will get into trouble with @AHG as this has not been proven yet 😉😁
    6 points
  13. jason1972

    Golf R gremlins

    Update from my dealer:- "We have replaced the steering wheel which has cured the warning assist lights and also the reverse camera going black." !!!! I am also hoping that my energy bills will now come down a bit as well, as I am sure the steering wheel has something to do with that ??? 😀 Not picking the car up until Friday so will keep everyone updated.
    6 points
  14. Washed it today … finally
    6 points
  15. dopper99

    Golf R gremlins

    Had to LOL at this the other day when I switched on the ignition. Just about sums up the Mk8 Golf. 🤣😂 I think I just clicked back and the message went away. But joking apart, once the temp gets above 4-5 deg C my car is absolutely fine with no issues whatsoever. Just a few annoying bongs when it's frosty.
    6 points
  16. Just been informed car is being delivered next week
    6 points
  17. Roll on Tuesday pick up day . Car now all paid for and just insured it and it’s gone down £124 from my mk7 result ….. 😂😂
    5 points
  18. New boots (Conti Sport Contact 7s) fitted today.
    5 points
  19. Booth11

    Bec’s Lapiz 8R

    A new set of trainers for the R today! Conti Sport Contact 7s all round. The guys at Lepsons Tyres were superb and I can highly recommend them for anyone in the East Kent area. Treated the car with such care and really good lads to chat too. They’ve fitted a few sets of tyres for me now and though not the most local to me, are well worth the extra little drive. Gave them a lick of tyre dressing on getting home. Excuse the dirty wheels and car. It’s been a few years since I had Contis and I’d forgotten how easy it is to apply tyre dressing to them. They have smoother more convex sidewalls compared to Michelins (PS4S) and the Goodyears and are a breeze to dress. It’s the small things! 😄 The front offside tyre which was noted at the service last week as having notable wear to a section on the inner shoulder is, as suspected, damage directly from a pothole, which became evident once the wheel was off the car. Looks like the tyre has been pinched on impact and that has resulted to damage to a specify section rather than extra wear all round. The wheel itself is just slightly out of round at that exact point. Swapped that wheel to the rear for now but will look to get it repaired in due course. Early days with the tyres and they need more scrubbing in, but feel so grippy and noise levels on motorway driving him were low.
    5 points
  20. Thanks for your heart felt comments as always Rebecca! After everyone has waited so long it’s nice to post some humour and something to motivate us all, rather than the doom & gloom due to the wait. Like I said in my post earlier. The car is better than I expected and and you guys already know that who own them. To say it again those waiting and getting there’s son are in for a treat!!! the infotainment system is both eye popping and mesmerising and takes some getting use to for sure. Thanks for all the nice comments guys it adds to the experience 👍👍❤️
    5 points
  21. Thanks mate. After the 7.5 it’s like being in the future looking back 20 years. It’s far better than I expected!! To all those getting there’s soon your in for a treat 👍😎👍
    5 points
  22. So you've wrapped the outside in plastic (PPF) and now the inside is wrapped in plastic. Holy Batman! Unwrap your R and use and enjoy it as it was intended! 😜
    5 points
  23. Chungster

    Golf R gremlins

    Well it’s gone in. Wasn’t interested in my photo / video evidence of dashboard pings, or the heated seat TPI or the Gremlins Poll results 🙄 Couldn’t book car in for its 2nd service either as booking system is down! And this is the dashboard of the 22 plate Golf 8 loan car 😂
    5 points
  24. Hi guys Just received an unexpected email. My July 2022 order has a confirmed build of 27/3/23 😍 Roughly when would I expect the car? Order details Submitted order July 14th White DCC Winter pack
    5 points
  25. For me default Sport mode is the one that is my choice for a more comfort sedate option, that’s great for motorway journeys and for the everyday ring road schlep. One person’s Sport is another person’s Comfort. Fortunately all bases are covered with the choice of driving modes from couch mode to Chillly’s hooligan mode and everything in between. We are lucky! And that’s yet another reason the Golf R is such a fantastic daily.
    4 points
  26. @Firkhamhall - good outcome! It’s always good to hear a good news story 👍. Apart from the original new car factory warranty, pretty much all other car warranties are insurance products that are more restrictive than the factory warranty (cover is usually restricted to sudden and unforeseen electrical and mechanical failures), so there will be the ‘usual’ exclusions, restrictions and possibly financial limits on the cover provided. (@NRW - yes, there is also a consequential loss limit of £5,000 in the All In warranty; from memory, VW’s Approved Used warranty and the All In warranty are very similar in content, if not the same). Most people will only read the warranty booklet if they need to claim, so will be blissfully unaware of what the warranty actually covers, and it can come as a bit of a shock if what was thought would be covered is excluded in the small print. There was a guy on another VW forum recently who’d bought VW’s All In product. The sunroof surround on their mk7.5 Golf had cracked and they assumed the replacement / repair would be covered under the All In warranty. Sunroofs are considered to be bodywork under the warranty, and there’s a specific bodywork exclusion (VW’s Approved Used warranty has the same exclusion), so there was no cover under the warranty. Always worth reading the warranty booklet at the time you take out the cover; not the most exciting read, but it’s good to know in advance what you’re getting, and it puts you in a better position in negotiations with the dealer / VW / VW customer services if there’s any dispute or doubt over whether or not the warranty applies in full, in part, or not at all.
    4 points
  27. Give the R its routine Sunday wash. Wheels cleaned using Bilt Hamber Auto Wheel and Bilt Hamber Touchless with various brushes.Bilt Hamber Atom Mac sprayed on the brake discs. Car foamed using Bilt Hamber Touchless,contact wash using Labocosmetica Revitax.Car blown down using my new Flex Cordless Blower (best thing I’ve bought in a while),car wiped down using Labocosmetica Perfecta SI02. Tyres dressed using Gyeon Tire Express.
    4 points
  28. If we were all dogs, we’d just sniff each others butts and move on. 🐶 😂
    4 points
  29. So I bought the oem bbk from bmw a few weeks ago … 400mm 6 pot fronts and 380mm rear 4 pots ….. and literally just waiting today for my Milltek equal length exhaust to turn up 😍 I’ll be changing the wheel colour to Porsche white gold as well … not a fan of black wheels
    4 points
  30. chillly

    Golf R gremlins

    Not a single ping ding dong so far not a single warning on dash lets hope it continues. Again for all those waiting your in for a treat
    4 points
  31. jason1972

    Golf R gremlins

    Ok so just picked up my car from dealer's. First impression of the "new" steering wheel is that it is definitely "different" to the original one in that it unfortunately feels less "leathery" and more "plastic" than the old one. I suppose VW have cut thier costs as much as possible. On the plus side, no bongs on the short journey home but obviously far too early to tell if it has solved the problem but if it has i will take the apparent lesser quailty for no more bongs!! I suppose this wheel now comes on new builds. Be interesting to see what others think when they get thiers replaced.
    4 points
  32. speedjunkie

    Golf R gremlins

    Car is booked in for travel assist/SOS to be looked at and both puddle lights to be replaced.
    4 points
  33. jason1972

    Golf R gremlins

    Just a quick update on my Travel Assist/SOS Errors. Was informed on Friday by the dealer that they have now received the elusive "modified" steering wheel. My car goes in tomorrow. Will update how it goes.
    4 points
  34. Booth11

    Autohold V Handbrake

    You can do that still if you want, just don’t switch autohold on. Autohold is a driver aid, which actually works really well in traffic and if you give it a chance and trust it, you’ll likely come to understand its benefits in daily driving. It also works seamlessly with the electronic parking brake too. With the two working in harmony and you pretty much never need to touch the handbrake. The only time I ever take autohold off is if a parking manoeuvre requires some fine movements. In those cases auto hold can be a hindrance. This is the official blurb. https://www.volkswagen.co.uk/en/technology/driver-assist/braking.html
    4 points
  35. OOV

    OOV limestone grey 7R

    I got my car back today from the body repairs. I was nervous on the journey to the shop. But I have been really impressed (and relieved) with the result, and in such a short space of time. (Drop off Wednesday 1st morning, pick up this morning 4th) Details of work: To repair the passenger side rear quarter panel that was badly damaged. To pull the dent and crease filler, re-shape, primmer, blow in and lacquer the whole quarter-panel to make like new. To replace the passenger side rear door that was damaged with second-hand. To prepare the door primmer, re-spray and lacquer the whole door to make like new. To transfer the windows and all the mechanisms from the old door to the new door, to build back and test. To de-nip and polish the new paint. I got it done at R&R Crash Repair Centre Stevenage. The paint is not official limestone grey from VW. But it was mixed by a contact of his, he took my door there to get the paint code, I don't really know how they do it, but limestone grey is 4 different layers apparently. The paint is not a perfect match but I feel like it is very close. A couple of photos (see above for before):
    4 points
  36. To quick I wanted more time to save up 😂 my local Dealer matched DTD price to and told me July 23 as a estimate then got a phone call Tuesday that the car had be delivered.
    3 points
  37. Email from motorfinity today regarding R20 order unconfirmed build date of 42 w/c 16th October 2023
    3 points
  38. Hi All, long time lurker with nothing really helpful to say until now (possibly) TL;DR - even with a 2 year main dealer used car warranty, I paid £840 for a new engine. Dealer was reasonable overall not brilliant IMHO, but VW Customer Services (Jessica particularly) was excellent. I’m not too bitter at having to pay £840, you’ll see why below, but just to make you aware that the warranty has its limits and you have to play the game while remaining polite at every turn! It’s not easy. The 2 year used car warranty isn’t mentioned by the dealer salesteam as an “insurance product”, so, beware, it has CONSEQUENTIAL LOSS LIMITS. 2016 estate with 50k miles on it and one bearing shell let go, sprayed brass fragments everywhere, engine is no more. 6 weeks later with no courtesy car for the whole period, and I get a bill of £840, even with “full” warranty, 8 months in to 2 years. The consequential loss is the insurance company’s get out clause and is limited to £5000 INCLUDING VAT (ouch), which does not cover a new engine, nowhere near, in fact. So, why did I only pay £840? A couple of things… The first failure is taken into consideration and only then is the consequential loss is applied. (So a hint, do not let a dealer claim you are limited to only £5k, you are not!) In my case, a £13.41 bearing shell was “replaceable”, even though the engine is gone, the cost of fitting that part is the first actual cost. Adding the £5k consequential loss limit comes after that. Dealer’s goodwill was reducing the Labour rate to match the internal warranty rate of £74 per hour not £150 per hour, to be fair. But I’m still staring at having to find £1680 after 7 months ownership and 6k miles done. Not a happy bunny at this point. e.g. in my case: I had to “sponsor” up to £3000 of dealer work while they investigate. If the claim isn’t approved, I foot this Dealer bill PLUS the repair. You are stuck in this catch 22. Mapped, game over. Independent servicing, no brand loyalty, game over. 3rd party engine upgrades, anything, game over. I was boring, thankfully, it was wholly standard. Eventually, the claim was approved and the payment debacle started. Job 1: The shell bearing was £13.41 + 12 hours labour strip and rebuild = approx £1800 £5000 limit applied, £6800 available as a claim value. Job 2: Engine replacement + sundries (an 8 page invoice of sundries!!) = £6680 with a very preferable labour rate, kudos to the dealer for that to be fair. Total is now £8480! Would have been nearer £10k without the preferable labour rate. I get a bill of £1680 for the difference!! (£8480 less £6800) A constant dialogue with VW Customer Services and some common sense later, I get a call to say VWCS would goodwill 50% of my cost. My argument was, “I’ve got a near £1700 bill for a £13 part, that’s really not fair so soon in to a 2 yr warranty” - Jessica agreed and took this upwards. I like Jessica. I pay £840. Phew. I don’t mind that to be fair. In essence it was serviced, so they reset the service indicator/timer. Air con was emptied, so that was, in effect, serviced too. I get a new 2 year warranty on the new engine from the date of fitting. The existing 2 year warranty still stands, a big claim doesn’t end that policy. I get a replacement engine and a full tank of fuel. An arguable win. Hope this story helps somebody to reduce their bill considerably if the time comes.
    3 points
  39. Well got my update today and there’s a bloody strike at the port 😂😂 you just can’t make this up
    3 points
  40. You can change your name to Fletch..R now
    3 points
  41. ETTO. In use a good tyre dressing repels a lot of dirt for those of us that like our tyres a bit tidier. But if you’ve just washed your car and have gone and don’t dress the tyres that’s just sloppy. 😁 Like cleaning your whole house but not vacuuming a dirty carpet or sweeping/mopping floors.
    3 points
  42. 3 points
  43. Hooligan mode for me at all times, Nurburgring 🤗 my right foot determines how much of a hooligan 😂👍
    3 points
  44. I tried it once intentionally in my 7R, and accidentally a few times (hit the wrong mode button) reached a roundabout and thought my car was broken! It remains an undiscovered misery mode in my 8R. 😄
    3 points
  45. I've never washed a car as much since owning this one 🤣. Three times in a week is the current record, but the gritters had been out every night that week 🥶
    3 points
  46. Finally getting closer, week 21, which is 22nd to 28th May, Ordered October ‘21. Seeing others starting to be delivered is getting me exciting for mine now.
    3 points
  47. Bradav101

    Anyone tuned yet

    Loving it. Feels factory like to drive nice and linear through whole rev range. Much better under 2500rpm. Getting use to start/stop default off on start as part of tune lol. Haven’t done a proper launch yet but do have to watch speed more lol.
    3 points
  48. Just had a phone call from my dealer My R20 is due to be built in week 13 and my wife’s GTD which was ordered in October 2021 is also due to built the same week Could have two cars arriving at the same time
    3 points
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