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  1. So everyone that drives a S3 is a @@@@......and when they sell the S3 and buy something else they stop being a @@@@? Really?? I think people become @@@@s over time and once a @@@@ always a @@@@. Nowt to do with the car they drive. YAWN.................
    6 points
  2. 3 points
  3. Ah yes, car forums.... OP: My wife doesn't like the seats, are there other options we could choose? Everyone: The seats are comfortable. FWIW I don't think there are any options on the shape / size, only materials.
    2 points
  4. You did what??? And whilst driving!!! Each to their own!
    2 points
  5. My most annoying harassment happened when I was in my 2005 JDM Subaru STI, a good number of years ago. I was driving back from Bracknell to Portsmouth at about 10 at night, I was driving a little over 70 ( Allegedly ) and another Subaru came roaring up behind me. This Scooby was sitting right on my tail and clearly wanted to see what my car had ( around 380bhp ). I dropped a few gears and planted it, the car pulled into the middle lane and I very quickly got to about 95 and then backed off. It was enough to make the point that mine wasn’t stock 😝 The other car pulled alongside
    2 points
  6. I must be “odd” as I’ve always paid cash for all my cars. Must be due to being brought up never to be in debt and if you want it save up for it. Sadly these days dealers aren’t interested in “Cash buyers” no margin there, more interested selling you PCP, Gap, protection this that and the other , maintenance, protection insurance for your protection insurance 😡
    2 points
  7. I know louder exhaust are popular with some, but the last thing I want is a noisy exhaust drawing police attention to me when I (might be) driving slightly fast or enthusiastically. Even when I was in my 20's and riding fast bikes I chose the one with the quietest exhaust when all my mates were after louder, LOUDER, LOUDER ! exhausts. Then they whinged because "the police are always picking on me, how come you never get booked ?" Duhhh ! A loud exhaust is also a good way to annoy your neighbours and even your own family. I prefer to "fly below the radar", so a quie
    2 points
  8. This was My dog buddy last year he was very sick and all hope had nearly been lost when he started to recover at last thank goodness. This is is him today 🤞👍
    2 points
  9. Couple of days old...looking good!
    2 points
  10. After an epic battle with the weather, I think she looks respectable now. 1 day in 😍 Love this motor
    2 points
  11. Dunster who is nearly 20 years old [emoji170] Sent from my SM-G935F using Tapatalk
    2 points
  12. jason robinson

    jason robinson

    hi i have had golfs,caddys and transporters for twenty years. After owning a gti for 18 months i decided to buy a golf R 7.5
    1 point
  13. Varinn

    New Golf R owner

    Apparently I registered here a while back but never made any posts. I just got my car a couple weeks ago and I've been hanging out at Vortex and golfmk7 boards but this place looks better so I thought I'd pop over. Delivery took about 7 months for this copper orange 6mt mk7.5. Not planning to do much in the way of any mods aside from some clutch/shifter tweaks and a proper front plate mount but I'll admit... a tune and some other minor tweaks sound appealing. Right now though the car is great for what it is and it's been a phenomenal way to get to work and back and still have fun w
    1 point
  14. Bojam

    Heatwave Madness!

    Hopefully I did my R justice. Trying to find a bit of colour but this weather is cooking every bit of green Space we have to Brown at the moment! Bojam
    1 point
  15. Hey guys, thought you’d all enjoy seeing my new ride: Pure White 7.5 R Grid manual
    1 point
  16. You could contribute towards my fuel Alain.......😂
    1 point
  17. maybe if i left a couple of my boys in the back of my car (I have 3) they might actually leave home and make something of themselves 😄
    1 point
  18. Shug

    Newbie

    Get a carwow or another broker quote to use as the starting point for negotiation with your dealer.
    1 point
  19. I read something about the wheel bearings making a click/crack noise when manoeuvring slowly, apparently it’s where the wheel bearing bolts into the hubs when you turn it moves slightly and causes the noise, also in wet conditions it doesn’t do it or as much due to the water/moisture getting in between the bearing carrier and the hub. I’m sure It was a bulletin on auda garage (could be wrong can’t temember) apparently the fix is to un bolt the wheel bearing from the hub, clean the surfaces and apply some copper grease to the bearing and the hub recess when the bearing locates.
    1 point
  20. Stobsie

    DTUK tuning box

    Made by DTE systems Germany.
    1 point
  21. EcosseGolfR

    Heatwave Madness!

    Love it....tidy looking motor.
    1 point
  22. Gavras

    No more 3 Door Rs

    It's easy to tell that the car sale is not the main thing. they will have almost zero knowledge of the car and it's options but know every single thing about their extortionate GAP insurance and their equally pathetic paint protection. its almost scary just how little car salesman actually know about the product they sell.
    1 point
  23. Wondered how many it was, thanks for clearing it up!
    1 point
  24. Apols if offense caused. I get this from work, travelling around the world, doing risk assessments and checking buildings that are built wrong, fire protection systems that won’t work due to poor design or installation,looking at risk generally and dealing with people who should know better but don’t. Subtle doesn’t work in many parts of Africa or Asia, so tell it straight, havent always got time to beat around the bush.
    1 point
  25. Jon R306

    Pets and Petrolheads!

    Thanks SamS he still has a very strict diet consisting of boiled chicken and feline HAkibble poor guy and without Atopica he’d be very poorly again 🙁 so so sorry to hear of you’re loss of such a massive part of the family unit she must be sorely missed and was obviously your rock . 🙂 she’d want you to remember the good times and fun she brought into your life.🐕
    1 point
  26. Charles M

    Android auto

    So I was sitting on the john...... Deleted Waze. Deleted AA. Reinstalled AA. Reinstalled Waze. Hooked up to car and Gmaps and Waze both working. So it seems every time AA updates it crashes once navigation is fired up. Maybe next time I will sign out of Waze and then sign back in, to see if that makes a difference, but not sure why that would affect or cause a conflict between AA, Gmaps and Waze Phone is a Huawei P10.
    1 point
  27. Looks to only be an issue with the one tyre/wheel, the rest seem to be consistent (temperature (time of day and whether relatively hot/cold day compared to day inflated probably the reason for small changes). One or two PSI is nothing on most gauges so not really surprising the small fluctuations. You can check them too often!! Don't forget a small amount or air leaks out every time you check them as well. I would check the rim/tyre on the Left Rear as that does look like its got a small issue, the rest I would not worry about.
    1 point
  28. I also had a tyre once losing pressure, nothing visible externaly, i took it to the dealer, he removed the wheel and performed the water bath check, this showed no air leak. He was persistant and removed the tyre, inside was a nail of the type used for UPVC facia boards with a screw type shank. Although it had passed through the outer tread and the rubber healed around it sufficient to pass the water bath test, as mentioned above the tyre flexes in use and can lose air. In the case of FrustratedGolfer above it would have to be all four tyres losing air, could be the whee
    1 point
  29. I’m 6ft and a half a stone heavier than you, and I fit great. Unless you have a really fat arse in relation to the rest of you, everything will be fine with the seats. Same seats in GTi and R AFAIK, so pop down your local dealer and plonk yourself in one for fit
    1 point
  30. Majinvash

    Re spray

    My local body shop in Gosport, Hampshire will strip to bare metal and respray for around £300. He is excellent and his work is top class. I have used this guy for the last 5 years or so for a number of cars with a variety of damages, usually inflicted by my dad. I am going to get my bonnet resprayed and have the whole car detailed and ceramic sealed at some point in the next few months. Just got a wedding to pay for first.
    1 point
  31. xPETEZx

    Heater - odd behaviour

    Climate control was one of those things that before I had it on my last BMW, I didnt even think to look for in a spec sheet. Figured it was just a gimmick. Having had it now for over 6 years, its one of the first options ill be looking for is present on my next car. I can count on 2 hands the number of times I have touched the dials for the climate control in the last 3 years. Set to 22, on auto with a/c on year round. Its a revelation. Car is always the perfect temp regardless of Summer heat or Winter cold.
    1 point
  32. Charles M

    Android auto

    So I noticed AA updated itself not so long ago, so today go to use Waze via AA, and just get the black screen. Uninstall Waze and Gmaps works absolutely fine. Reinstall Waze and its back to the black screen. Frankly I can't be arsed to delete AA, reinstall it, reinstall Waze to see that gets it working again. While Gmaps has better routing than VW, VW's UI is far far better. Would be nice if Google actually had an app that worked properly with its own products.
    1 point
  33. You’d have thought so but you don’t, you do get a lovely Akrapovic branded carpet & tailpipe socks though
    1 point
  34. Shug

    No more 3 Door Rs

    Off topic but very true. Problem with cheap credit is many people live for today and bugger tomorrow. Like Andy above I was brought up on the concept of if you can’t afford it don’t buy it. I was made redundant 5 years ago. Luckily (or maybe because I’d worked reasonably hard) I didn’t have a mortgage and had no finance, so could take a few months to look for a job I wanted (plus the payoff helpful). Just worries me how many people up to their necks in credit have no fallback option, but drive around in a massive car, have the latest iPhone, massive TVs, etc.
    1 point
  35. Those new wheels are starting to grow on me...Car looks great!!!
    1 point
  36. Res is to quite I had valved resonated and sports cat. Now I’m non res with the awe switchpath so I can open and close the valves when I please, drone is minimal at 70 it creeps in at 80+ even with valves closed
    1 point
  37. I have zero problems with jerky takeoffs & gear changes with the 7 speed DSG in my Mk7.5 hearse. It is nice and smooth all the time (except flat-out, but even then it isn't jerky, just fast changes). Maybe different cars have different calibrations or something, as there are quite a few people complaining, but also a lot of people saying their DSG is perfectly fine ? I do wish it was in less of a hurry to get into as high a gear as possible as soon as possible when I'm driving gently - sometimes the engine is revving so low it almost feels like it is lugging.
    1 point
  38. Where do I start 🤔🤔🤔 The best one was a tuned (indigo GT stickers) 🤨 new shape Honda type R in front of Me entering a 30zone high street and it looked nice fair play and thought fine when space comes available in a while we’ll have some fun. but to My bewildering vision he subsequently over took 2 cars in a very tight high street that were already doing just over 30mph 😳 now that was just plain dangerous 🤬🤬🤬 I saw him last week again and he had one of those stupid gun fire exhausts.... what’s that all about 😂😂 CHAV
    1 point
  39. Gavras

    Pets and Petrolheads!

    Sorry to hear about your loss, it's always traumatic loosing a loved pet, a member of the family. we had to have Ballach, as when Oscar our previous Dalmatian left, the house was just so bloody quiet and felt empty.
    1 point
  40. The new 7.5 has a much better 7 speed gearbox. It gets a real hard time on this forum for no good reason really. Drive them back to back the 7 speed responds better on wide open throttle. Apparently it’s more jerky on take off well I’ve never felt any jerking whatsoever I think people are getting confused at the parking brake going off on auto hold. Just my opinion though I could be wrong. other big diff is the pops and bangs and the bumpers and diffuser are a lot more aggressive
    1 point
  41. Gavras

    Heater - odd behaviour

    ignore this. with a modern HVAC system just set it to auto and a given temperature. with auto set it will remove moisture from air entering the cabin and handle most other situations. on the reported fault, as has been mentioned these can be internal sensors and also your external temperature sensor can mess things up if it's faulty. modern HVAC systems are by no means a gimmick, a car with a good system where not only can you set it to auto but also have the fan speed adjust and activate vents is brilliant. i don't think I have ever
    1 point
  42. nickotje

    Heatwave Madness!

    looks nice dude! Love red & black combo.
    1 point
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  44. You will need to declare all options on your car that you add above standard, this is both during the factory build and afterwards if adding parts separately. its a shame that about government and taxes, they never seem to go where individuals want them, fact of life just live with it. the change in vehicle tax had to happen as there will be a shortfall in vehicle tax with electric, hybrids and very low emission vehicles using the roads but not paying their way. if anyone can afford a car that is £35k never mind £40k, they should be able to handle an extra t
    1 point
  45. phil4

    Streaming Music

    It was pro nav, yes... so could well have been that.
    1 point
  46. When I was looking at R's a guy asked if I was considering S3's I just said no I am not a @@@@ ! Sent from my SM-G935F using Tapatalk
    1 point
  47. Did that once in the Serb republic in the 90s - was getting pi##ed off with constantly being spat at and bricks thrown at us so I stuck my rifle out the window at them........their testicles seemed to shrink instantaneously......... Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
    1 point
  48. A year since I posted My first few images when My family R was new ... loving the R even more now after a few mods. even the dog loves it 😀
    1 point
  49. SIMK7.5

    Facelift Mods

    errrrm.......nope! This: Scandinavian DRL 09 - Central Electrics Adaptations Select – Aussenlicht_Front- Tagfahrlicht-Dauerfahrlicht aktiviert zusaetzlich Standlicht – Set to Active
    1 point
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