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  1. 6 points
    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.................
  2. 3 points
    Jon-Paul

    Pets and Petrolheads!

    My Two.
  3. 2 points
    andy_r

    GTE/GTI Figure Hugging seats

    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.
  4. 2 points
    You did what??? And whilst driving!!! Each to their own!
  5. 2 points
    Majinvash

    Your most annoying harrassment?

    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, I looked over to smile and wave to see a couple of Coppers. They smiled, waved and then vanished off as fast as their unmarked Interceptor could take them. Annoying because I am pretty sure mine was faster than theirs
  6. 2 points
    GuyKitch

    The 6xxHP Beas7 - Guy's 6MT 7R

    So here’s the pics as promised... Car made 605hp with this new set up. Shows how much the old exhaust was holding the car back. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. 2 points
    Andy1a2b

    No more 3 Door Rs

    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 😡
  8. 2 points
    gregozedobe

    Your most annoying harrassment?

    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 quiet exhaust and a stock looking car is my preference. Of course if everyone felt the same the aftermarket modifications industry would lose a lot of profit
  9. 2 points
    Jon R306

    Pets and Petrolheads!

    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 🤞👍
  10. 2 points
    Martin2

    Golf 7R Photos - Part 2

    Couple of days old...looking good!
  11. 2 points
    leicslad1984

    Golf 7R Photos - Part 2

    After an epic battle with the weather, I think she looks respectable now. 1 day in 😍 Love this motor
  12. 2 points
    SpursMadDave

    Pets and Petrolheads!

    Dunster who is nearly 20 years old [emoji170] Sent from my SM-G935F using Tapatalk
  13. 1 point
    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 when I want. The Golf is my first VW after a long line of bmw's, most recently I sold a silver metallic 2007 Z4M Coupe that was used for daily driving with some trackdays in the mix. I still have a heavily tweaked e30 track car and KTM Superduke 990 for the road.
  14. 1 point
    Jon-Paul

    Thoughts on a West Midlands Meet?

    You could contribute towards my fuel Alain.......😂
  15. 1 point
    swissi

    Carjacking with baby on board

    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 😄
  16. 1 point
    Shug

    Newbie

    Get a carwow or another broker quote to use as the starting point for negotiation with your dealer.
  17. 1 point
    Scotty2hotty

    Clicking from front

    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. @E-V-A-N-S yours does sound like a different noise.
  18. 1 point
    Stobsie

    DTUK tuning box

    Made by DTE systems Germany.
  19. 1 point
    EcosseGolfR

    Heatwave Madness!

    Love it....tidy looking motor.
  20. 1 point
    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.
  21. 1 point
    Wondered how many it was, thanks for clearing it up!
  22. 1 point
    Stevo_CT

    The 6xxHP Beas7 - Guy's 6MT 7R

    Looks awesome. Need to change your plate to R600 WUT now.
  23. 1 point
    SpursMadDave

    Fitting spacers to 19" Prets

    Just found them in the box lol Just need to get a couple of longer locking wheel bolts for each wheel now Sent from my SM-G935F using Tapatalk
  24. 1 point
    SpursMadDave

    Fitting spacers to 19" Prets

    Yeah cheers for the reply Rob, they came with the bolts just found them in the packaging, I was getting confused (easily done) as previous spacers I fitted were bolted on to the hubs but they had recesses in the spacers like these... At least it will give everyone a laugh... I'm going back to bed obviously haven't slept enough yet ! Sent from my SM-G935F using Tapatalk
  25. 1 point
    Shug

    GTE/GTI Figure Hugging seats

    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.
  26. 1 point
    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.🐕
  27. 1 point
    E-V-A-N-S

    The 6xxHP Beas7 - Guy's 6MT 7R

    Oh damnn them welds though 😍 I look forward to seeing some vids and like Marty has said its nice to see a manual pushing this sort of bhp.
  28. 1 point
    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.
  29. 1 point
    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.
  30. 1 point
    Jon-Paul

    Your most annoying harrassment?

    Subaru related ^^ ... Slightly off topic but I will just sneak this quick story in...... Myself and a mate of mine ( a real character who had a fish and chip shop/restaurant at the time) both bought new WR1 Subarus in 2004. A few weekends in to ownership we had a 'spirited' drive out and within a couple of miles of home while following me he overtook a sign written van and seriously 'cut the chap up' resulting in him hitting the van brakes and locking up. A short distance further along the road we stopped at traffic lights , the van driver was leaning out of his van window suggesting that Dave was in the habit of 'self pleasuring 'and no end of other profanities, being completely in the wrong Dave stayed put and didn't react. Some hours later and while Dave is ' battering his haddock' the sign-written van pulled up outside, in walks Mr Angry and places an order with the server, shuffling along the counter from the range Dave leans towards the chap and says, " Have you any preference which hand you want me to serve you with lad " ?.... An explanation, apology and belly laugh followed.....
  31. 1 point
    GuyKitch

    The 6xxHP Beas7 - Guy's 6MT 7R

    Someone has gotta do it bro in fact I've influenced a lot of the Stage 3 manual cars and happy to do so #SaveTheManuals I'll get some vids up soon!
  32. 1 point
    Marty77

    The 6xxHP Beas7 - Guy's 6MT 7R

    Yes!!!! Love the fact your flying the flag for stage 3 manuals. Get some vids up!
  33. 1 point
    Alpowers

    Why are my tyres losing pressure?

    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 wheels are porous.
  34. 1 point
    camelsac2002

    No more 3 Door Rs

    Which is why I said no everything they offered. Dealerships aren’t there to sell cars - they exist to make money mate. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  35. 1 point
    Shug

    GTE/GTI Figure Hugging seats

    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
  36. 1 point
    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.
  37. 1 point
    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.
  38. 1 point
    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.
  39. 1 point
    Jeff R

    Akrapovic system is home ...

    You’d have thought so but you don’t, you do get a lovely Akrapovic branded carpet & tailpipe socks though
  40. 1 point
    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. I stoppped watching the ‘benefits’ programmes on TV as seems everyone on there has bigger TVs and a better phone than me 😜
  41. 1 point
    Those new wheels are starting to grow on me...Car looks great!!!
  42. 1 point
    GTI2B62R

    Milltek owners help please - GT100

    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
  43. 1 point
    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.
  44. 1 point
    Jon R306

    Your most annoying harrassment?

    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
  45. 1 point
    Jon R306

    Pets and Petrolheads!

  46. 1 point
    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.
  47. 1 point
    Howster

    Driving difference between 7 & 7.5

    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
  48. 1 point
    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 owned a car where I had to turn off the aircon to get extra power. From September to April, the auto setup really does ensure you are covered for the bad weather.
  49. 0 points
    SamS

    Pets and Petrolheads!

  50. 0 points
    Majinvash

    Your most annoying harrassment?

    To be honest, my dad has gotten worse since moving from a BMW to a Hyundai. He honestly uses the GPS to work out if the road is straight. If it is straight.. its ok to overtake... ( I WISH I was joking )
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