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  1. She arrived today. Amazing feeling after 4.5 months of waiting. Initial thoughts after around 60 miles on varied roads: - Interior of a higher quality than I was expecting. Materials not bad at all. Seats great. Not as blue as photos - just right. - It's rapid! Even when behaving on the revs during run-in, this thing flies 🚀 - You have a huge amount of confidence in the corners, you can feel the torque shifting on the rear. It's playful. - I lotteried the Goodyear tyres on the 18's. Could be better... - Brakes super strong and constant. Nice pedal feel. My foo
    17 points
  2. Working from home so can’t even take her out until later 🤣
    17 points
  3. I was hoping to present a gleaming, clean car . . . but the light looked quite nice this afternoon from my driveway. As you can see, I live on a very busy road. We get two horses an hour plus the odd tractor.
    14 points
  4. Mange

    Golf Mk8 videos

    YEA!!!!!, My Car is FINALLY HOME..😍 https://youtu.be/MuzXvBuStZ0
    14 points
  5. Picked up the R from the detailer today. Fantastic job done very happy with results. Had Xpel PPF fitted to the bumper lip for the boot to protect from knocks
    13 points
  6. Got rid of those nasty Bridgestones and Swapped them for Michelin ps4. Costco is are doing an amazing deal At the moment ,Got them fitted balanced for only £73 a tyre.
    13 points
  7. Love it even in a boring car park
    13 points
  8. Northern Monkey

    New Car Photos

    Picked the beast up 1st, straight to detailer for full decontamination, polish and protection, looks awesome, drives awesome, drinks fuel awesomely 🤣
    12 points
  9. Car landed today, lease spec so no fancy bits apart from lápiz and winter pack, first pic was just off the trailer! Only done a couple of miles so early days. Not sure about the media system but hopefully I’ll get used to it! Came with Bridgestones so not sure if I’ve done well there or not!!??🧐😬
    12 points
  10. The only thing not fast about the Golf R is the delivery time. 😃
    11 points
  11. I don’t know what the rules are on how many times you can post pics of your car on this thread but I have just done a quick wash on mine and it looks amazing 😎
    11 points
  12. Car arrived yesterday and absolutely buzzing about it! Took some doing to get use to the infotainment system. The red triangle thing was missing from behind the boot lid, not sure if it is that but from past experience there is one. The rear view mirror seems very loose and wobbly again not sure if this is normal (can anyone here confirm this) but the delivery guy made note in his inspection notes. both minor gripes but need to get to the bottom of this.
    10 points
  13. Booth11

    Golf Mk8 videos

    I think most of us on here are generally pretty upfront about things (good and bad) so I find it a bit insulting @blower to say that because some of us have spent £40k plus on the car there is dishonesty over its perceived negative points. See recent comments above from @Darlo @Fruitloop regarding the steering wheel buttons and feedback from us owners on that topic and others in the past few days and weeks. Perhaps some of us simply don’t have a notable problem with the tech. Sure it has its faults and glitches as I and others have said on more than one occasion, but I myself have spent a d
    10 points
  14. Very rare pic of it in my works car park. Once a second home, now with working from home being a permanent fixture, only visit about once every 3 months so this is Snoopy’s (the car) first visit! The upside is that with few people around so no food, the birds that have crapped on my cars in that car park for 20 years are absent!
    9 points
  15. 9 points
  16. My dealer kindly sent me a couple of pics today as the car is being readied for collection on Saturday.
    9 points
  17. Booth11

    Golf R MK8 Gallery

    Went for a long awaited meal out today (to one of my fav pubs which is UKs nearest pub to France, where mobile phone get overseas roaming message and the clock changes to one hour ahead, lol). Fed and watered, on returning to my car, see a young pretender (8 R-line) had cosied up. Nice colour but I wouldn’t swap tailpipes. 😄
    9 points
  18. Ok Have Ordered My Mk8 R Spec have decided on is Performance Pack DCC Winter Pack Reversing Cam and Lapiz Blue as i have had white and black previous .... Let the Wait begin 😉
    9 points
  19. guy1

    Golf 8R test drive :(

    I managed to take the Golf 8R on a test drive today and absolutely loved every single minute of it! The car was basic with 18" wheels, cloth seats and had a pan roof. It didn't have DCC but the ride was still really comfortable with the 18" Bridgestones. I went on the motorway but didn't manage to take it around bends/ B roads. The car stuck to the road when I went around roundabouts and was fun to drive. I didn't notice a lag when I put my foot down, as soon as I accelerated the car just goes. I had a pedal box on my 7R but I have a feeling the 8R might not need it. I'
    9 points
  20. Just drove the thing home in a monsoon. A great handover from our dealer. Our old Mk7R has already been sold and will be collected early next week. The new car feels more responsive and firmer - not unlike my old A45AMG - and the info stuff seems fairly straightforward . . . so far. I love the leather seats and having the electric adjustment is a big leap forward for VW. Pictures on the appropriate thread will follow in a day or two.
    8 points
  21. veneeringman

    Golf Mk8 videos

    Seems a requisite to wear a baseball cap / facial pubes and puffa jacket these days to do these you tube ‘videos’ 😂 oh and have a hair cut like Sirius Snape 😜
    8 points
  22. We’ve all come in our golfs today to the office... 🙈
    8 points
  23. Booth11

    Bec’s Lapiz 8R

    Enjoyed some bank holiday hooligan moments today on a trip to and from the supermarket as whacked it in Special mode and DSG in manual, and giggled at the Akra cracks as I pretended the empty city ring road was the Nordshcleife. Never too old to have fun doing mundane tasks! 😁 I love this car!
    8 points
  24. Now at stage 4 😎
    8 points
  25. A week short of 4 months after ordering,at least its progress.🥳🥳
    8 points
  26. 8 points
  27. Dollyman

    Two old dears.

    Took both of my 48 year old Triumphs for their MOT this week, both OK with no advisories. Here's hoping for a dry summer to enjoy them. My Golf R and T5 in the background.
    7 points
  28. A better version of one of my five -
    7 points
  29. Booth11

    Golf Mk8 videos

    Most of that type stuff is in the forum mk8R Hints and tips thread and Quick Questions thread.
    7 points
  30. 7 points
  31. So I had it confirmed today that the cancelled order is now mine, and I should get the car in the next week or 2 once they swapped all the paperwork over. Result! Very happy 😃
    7 points
  32. This car was at Midlands Car Care in Walsall. Came in with 30 miles on the clock and had quite a few swirls marks on it. Looks great now though! This one has a performance pack with Goodyears and Akra. Anyone on here own this? 👀
    7 points
  33. Mange

    Golf R MK8 Gallery

    Think i love this car 😍, Crazy car to drive aswell
    7 points
  34. tweaked9107

    R to C43

    2017 Mk7.5 VW Golf R Hatch to 2021 W205 Mercedes-AMG C43 Wagon This may not be of much interest to most but I figured id give my thoughts on moving over to the C43 from the R, my final thoughts of my ownership of the R, and my initial thoughts on the C43 as its replacement. Skip to the bottom for the TL;DR. I tend to over indulge with writing this sort of shit so it’ll probably end up being like a 10-page spread by the time I’m done. Disclaimer: New car goggles may be in effect The R: I’ll start with my final thoughts on the R. I bought it new as a fact
    7 points
  35. Picked my car up from the detailers after having stage 2 correction and ceramic coating applied. More pics to follow on my build thread.
    7 points
  36. Try posting again - just to let them know a T looks to have fallen off the end of the S3's plate.
    7 points
  37. All, Tomorrow I shall be upgrading the forum to a latest version of the IPS Community Software. The Forum will be offline for a period of a few hours at some point tomorrow. Time TBC tomorrow - it will be early afternoon at some point. When we come back, the look and feel of the forum will be familiar, but will have changed slightly. The appearance will be a work in progress over a few weeks. We will offer a light & dark theme. We hope to have Tapatalk integration working by the end of tomorrow, or Monday at the latest (Tapatalk support depending).
    6 points
  38. Firman

    New owner saying hi!

    Hi all, so I have today bitten the bullet and picked up a MK7.5 R Bit of a change from the current Range Rover Sport but haven’t been this excited about a new car for a long time! look forward to sharing experiences on the forum
    6 points
  39. NRW

    Golf Mk8 videos

    From our friend Charles...
    6 points
  40. Booth11

    Bec’s Lapiz 8R

    Now ticked over 1k miles. It’s game on now! And as if by magic my long term average mpg is heading downwards 😂
    6 points
  41. Schuey

    Golf Mk8 videos

    Why the obsession with turning the ESC off? If you’re on a public highway it’s in your interest (but also other road users) to maximise the use of all fitted safety systems, why wouldn’t you? If you’re on a public highway and the ESC is interfering with your driving, my suggestion, correct your driving style, for example maybe 80% throttle will be more effective than 100%. Now for the balanced part, if you want to go & ‘track’ the car, then set the car up before you set off, tyre pressures, ESC, driving position adjusted, you know all that complicated stuff that in
    6 points
  42. Hi all Currently driving an S3, however have just ordered a white R. I did have a GTI on order however got fed up of waiting for it so changed to the R. Not expecting it anytime soon (dealer says could be up to 6 months) so maybe a 71 plate! Looks like a great forum, can’t wait to get it! Cheers Rich
    6 points
  43. mine arrived in grimsby last night 😁 just waiting on dealer to confirm pick up date, hoping for 1st may!
    6 points
  44. Mine has finally moved from "build week confirmed" to "Your order is being built" Exciting times 😀
    6 points
  45. Same this morning! Finally a bit of progress.
    6 points
  46. Booth11

    Golf 8R reviews

    I think that’s a downside too. 😁 Just when you want a tyre to die an early death, they are immortal!
    6 points
  47. Same here. I’ve outright purchased all my cars including the most recent 8R because the money was saved up and set aside for it and it’s my pref to buy outright. With broker discount often offering the best deals, and utilising any PCP incentives (just paying off in full within the first 14 days) maximise discount, if you have the financial means then it a good option especially for those of us that enjoy quite a few optional extras on our cars (I do). I think the positive thing is that there is a variety of ways to pay for a new car, all with their own pros and cons, so some rese
    6 points
  48. Lustral

    Test Drive 8R

    So then , the car they gave me for a few hours was pretty loaded with the Performance Pack , DCC and Akrapovic exhaust. 1st thing that striked me was the interior seem to work better with the blue and grey inside. But the centre console is a bit dull and naff. This thing is deffo a set up from the 7 / 7.5 in terms of performance. Its just quicker in any situation. Also it is a bit more playful around on the corners and you can actually get it to step out. Not sure if It should do that but the car has Bridgestone Potenza S001 tyres I thinks. Although it did
    6 points
  49. blower

    Golf Mk8 videos

    There, fixed it - now it's a proper Audi!
    6 points
  50. After a pause of a few days due to family commitments and then the weather not wanting to cooperate (rain and wind), today managed to pick up where I left off on Weds. With the car fully decontaminated, machine polished (single stage) and panel wiped down, it was time to move onto the protection stages. First a super gentle wash and dry to rid the car off a few days worth of dirt, making sure no swirls inflicted in the process. Wax time Some lovely wax gloss and reflections
    6 points
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