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  1. After nearly two years here she is, picked it up last week from JCB. Not the best pictures I know but they were taken real quick. Those exhaust pops in nurburgring mode are so much fun 😂 Also very comfortable ride with DCC. Well worth the wait.
    17 points
  2. Nearly two years waiting but worth the wait.
    16 points
  3. Got the phone call to say my R20 had arrived late this evening - will be a week or two before it will be ready as it going for the PPF and ceramic coating plus a few other bits to do The wheels and mirror cap’s definitely will be changed as personally think they look terrible Few pics of it looking in in sorry state
    13 points
  4. Bagged one of the better parking spots.
    13 points
  5. The sirens are screaming, and the fires are howling Way down in the valley tonight There's a man in the shadows with a gun in his eye And a blade shining oh so bright There's evil in the air and there's thunder in the sky 🦇😍
    12 points
  6. I’m starting to get obsessed with this car 😂 It’s just a beast 😜 and I really have to keep my cool because I will lose my license.
    11 points
  7. Not a bad angle
    10 points
  8. My car was delivered today. Just snuck into the full 2-year timeframe from order to delivery. Such an amazing car and I can't wait to put some miles on it. Thank you to everyone for helping me get through this period. I washed it and clay barred it this evening so will hopefully post some pictures tomorrow. She's a beauty and everything I hoped for and more. To those waiting, you'll soon forget the wait once your car arrives, believe me!
    8 points
  9. After a much needed wash.
    6 points
  10. If all goes well my car will be delivered on Wednesday. Which makes it 2 full years. It's hard to believe I'm counting down the days now. I'll be sure to post pictures.
    6 points
  11. Okay folks, after a two year wait it's finally here. My previous car was an S3, which I liked and apart from the lack of a volume button, I would rate the golf the better car. It's hard to explain but it's just on a level higher. For those of you who have been waiting (two years for me) then stick it out. Others have said it's worth the wait and they're right, stick it out!
    6 points
  12. Finally my R20 has arrived in the UK just have to wait now on delivery to the dealer in N.Ireland. Then it’s to go for it’s ceramic coating and have the PPF applied as well as few other bits to do. Hopefully if all goes to plan I hope to collect in about 3 weeks
    6 points
  13. Thank you! I think it's the angle and lighting of the pictures tbh. You can see from the image below that it sits a little higher here. I already have eibach springs ready to be installed 😝
    6 points
  14. I see the irony that my first post on these forums were about security and now I'm posting this, but there we go! I've been staying at my mums in Yorkshire for the last two weeks, as I've been working up in this neck of the woods and the commute was killing me. She's much like me, likes a fast car and worked hard for it, so fair play. She currently has a Audi S8, I have a T-Roc R, both were parked on the drive. After my previous experience of having my car stolen at knifepoint (check my profile for details if you wish), she decided to beef up her home security when I did, and boy did she go for it. She has 2 star handles, three star anti snap locks, laminated glass, police monitored alarm, networked cameras, the works. Luckily for us both, this prevented some thieving s**te from running off with her car and mine. We got woken up at 2am last Sunday by the burgler alarm blaring, which is always a concern. We attempted to check if there was anyone downstairs by sound, but we were half deaf from the alarm, we decided to hold tight for a while, if they were already in, then they can have the cars! Less than 3 mins later, there was police cars outside, guess the monitoring paid off, being within stones throw of the local police station probably helps. We shut the alarm off and met them at the door. They came with us to search the house. The great news is, they didn't get it, but they gave it a real go. Heres the rundown of what happened, piecing together the video from the cameras, alarm log and the mess left behind. All of the below is already common methods of burglary a Two tracksuited, hooded shi*goblins walked up the driveway, taking interest in the cars, tried the handles and looked through the windows. One held up his signal booster to the front of the house while the other kept trying the door handles. This didn't work, the keys were in faraday pouches inside. They tried to rip the front handle off to snap the lock, but it didn't come off. It's also a solid composite door, so brute force likely wouldn't work. They hopped the gate, and attempted to rip the handles off the patio door and failed. Instead, they blowtorched the handle on the patio door. Once they managed to melt the door enough and pulled the handle away, they snapped the lock. The lock held firm by design. So they turned their attention to the window unit. There was pry marks all around it at different points. Still held firm, good windows pays it seems. One then, out of desperation most likely, decided to have a go at the utility room window while the other one carried on with this one. Now, I'm going from the alarm activity log here, so we know exactly what triggered it. They hit the frame too hard on the patio door, triggering the shock sensor. This activated the Audible alarm. Probably startled and going for broke, two seconds later the other tried smashing the window with the mole grips, which cracked the glass but stayed in tact. This triggered the glass break sensor which in turn confirmed the alarm signal and the police were sent. Overall, they spent nearly 20 mins trying to get in before they ran. The officers that came out the next day to follow up said that they will likely give the house a wide berth in future, as they couldn't brute force their way in and the police appearing in a few mins would give them cause to think twice. Mum is now being very vigilant while out in case they try anything there. Damaged glass replaced like for like same day, with new security handles and the same model 3 star lock fitted fitted via emergency locksmith within 2 hours. The window units and door are looking a bit rough but are still completely secure so they will be replaced on payday. So often on this forum and others, we see the end result of cars being stolen and lives turned upside down by the invasion of privacy, the loss of property and the inevitable problems that come with it. In this case, they didn't make it. If nothing else, please buy 3 star locks and if you don't have (or can't stretch to) laminated window units, security film is available for less than most of our insurance excesses and is a doddle to fit in an afternoon. So yeah, a good result all round I'd say!! Now you know how they approached the issue, maybe you can mitigate it 😏 this method of attack is used commonly throughout the UK, so if we can stay a step ahead, then win win.
    6 points
  15. Booth11

    Golf R gremlins

    Corrected that for you. 😄 Let us know how it goes today.
    5 points
  16. Just got confirmed build week 23 At the dealership on 14th July Progress after 19 months
    5 points
  17. Just received my licence plate number and have been given a delivery date of 8th June! 🎉🥳. Ordered January 2022 with performance pack.
    5 points
  18. RStevie

    Full detail

    Well on Wednesday I decided I had plenty time to start giving the paintwork of the car a full detail. Sort of lack of images during my work but I knew this would be a long one so I just cracked on. I did get a few videos and images. And today I finally completed the polishing stage. Full wash and decontamination using EZ car care Shampoo, Iron remover and tar remover. The car was then moved into the garage for clay bar and ready to polish. 2 stage polish completed using Scholls S20 black on purple polishing pad and final stage was Scholls S40 on orange polishing pads. can't believe the results I managed to achieve with these 2 polishes it's like night and day on the car and the paintwork responded well to it and is probably one of the best details I have done. Managed to removed swirling and some deeper scratches but there is still some left however on a 6 year old car this is to be expected and I can't really complain as the previous owner looked after the car well mechanically but let it down on the paintwork. It's now looking amazing. I'm glad all the polishing is done. I just have to tidy up the interior tomorrow, clean and treat the glass and then apply some wax to the exterior and it will be done. here some snaps to enjoy. will try to upload the videos later.
    5 points
  19. RStevie

    Full detail

    Some photos from today after I finished up.😁
    5 points
  20. Booth11

    Golf R gremlins

    As expected a new steering wheel, is now on order. The service department said that it will be a whole new steering wheel as opposed to just module. Although they have fitted just module/parts on other cars, this has not resolved the issue so they are back to ordering full steering wheels. They also have carried out an update for the black screen reboot issue which was from another TPI.
    5 points
  21. Oops, a bit behind the curve-haden't spotted the other thread, but reading with interest. Wouldn't it be good if those of us on here who have been patiently waiting for a year or two for a mere standard R actually get some deliveries rather than being que jumped by even more "special editions" that don't seem to have the the same delays or delivery problems. As a lifelong VW Golf customer of some 30 plus years, notwithstanding understandable supply issues, I think that given the ongoing software/hardware and other issues, VW's priorities don't seem to align with their loyal customer base anymore... my order has only been in for 9 months but seriously considering whether I want to continue supporting VW anymore.
    5 points
  22. I've just had my springs & spacers installed, I'm much happier with how the car sits now! I've also had the DCC recalibrated which has definitely softened the ride. The release of 333 edition has also given me some inspiration for some side decals (photoshop) what do you guys think? I'm not one to have decals on the car but I think these look good!
    4 points
  23. jason1972

    Golf R gremlins

    So I dropped my vehicle of at the dealers tonight for its 2nd service tomorrow. I asked about the engine cover and was informed that they are still waiting to receive a modified version from VW! Also asked about updating my software as I know for a fact that at least 1899 is available for vehicles of similar age and mine is on 1896 (cited the fact that I still have a problem with the reversing camera as a reason) and was told that they will confirm tomorrow when they "plug it in" but they have been apparently told by VW to pause some updates as they have had "issues" with some of the newer version's, she informed me she didn't have any information as to specific problem versions. I replied, I think VW have had "issues" with all the versions 😀 So who knows what, if any, truth is in that statment!
    4 points
  24. Martin2

    Panamera

    Picking it up on Saturday. It’s 6 months old and the dealer went a bit mad with the options, £42k worth…..including £6k for the carbon sport design package (it’s £3k less with gloss black instead of carbon….), £5k Burmester stereo, rear axle steering and a whole lot more. I know the looks aren’t to everyone’s taste, but I love it and it’s a fantastic thing to drive. Next decision is whether or not to keep the 7R for another year or so or replace it.
    4 points
  25. Scudgie

    Golf R gremlins

    Car had its 2 year service on Friday and a software update has finally sorted the issue with my heated steering wheel settings. Hurrah !!!! 🤣 I'm still on 1896 so it must have been an software update to the module. New steering wheel is still on back order to fix the travel assist bongs but, touch wood, I haven't had a bong for several months (that just sounds wrong I know 😅). I've travelled over 800 miles this weekend and the car was faultless. Not a single peeps out of it and that, combined with the gorgeous weather and super grippy PS4s made everything perfect.
    4 points
  26. As promised. I thought I'd post an evening picture as I love the way the lights look at night. I've done 250 miles and I think I'm done running it in if I'm honest! Please do let me know if you think I should run it in longer. It's heaps of fun regardless of how fast I'm going.
    4 points
  27. While everyone was admiring the car I was admiring the new VW engine cover!! 😁
    4 points
  28. Booth11

    Golf R gremlins

    Appreciate where you’re coming from with your potential issue reducing list. However, if options are on offer then they should function properly; a prospective buyer shouldn’t having to spec a car with the aim of reducing likely issues. And a buyer speccing and paying for options that will add to and enhance the use of the car, has every right to expect that they will be functional, and not having to be turning things off or cease using them because they cause issues. And if things do go wrong, which can happen in any case, there is a remedy within a reasonable timeframe.
    4 points
  29. jason1972

    Golf R gremlins

    Thought I would just give my “two pennies”. I think anybody who has driven the MK8 R will agree that it is “faultless” as a driving experience. It is very quick, handles like it’s on rails, and the torque vectoring system works fantastically when on slippery/wet surfaces. There is no doubt, VW did a fantastic job with the MK8 R in these areas. I also, as many people have said, have absolutely no problem with the lack of physical buttons/cockpit design and everyday operation of the cars systems. Yes, everyone will probably have different opinions on what they would like the haptic “short cut” buttons to do and some people may like a few more, but physical buttons seem to me now to be somewhat “old fashioned” (and quite ugly!) and soon I think every car will be of a similar design to the Golf Mk8 in that most functions are controlled directly from the touch screen (which I personally don’t have a problem with) When I drive a car now where I can’t simply “swipe” across the haptic volume control on the steering wheel but have to press physical “up” and “down” buttons, it seems very old fashioned to me now and I think would be a shame if VW went back on this. The only thing I would say is, personally, I think it was a mistake to not eliminate the haptic heater/volume sliders on the infotainment system, as in the dark its not the easiest to operate (especially for a passenger that is not familiar with the car) Goodness only knows why they thought this wasn't necessary, surely it wasn’t down to the cost of a few LED’s? But, apart from that, I have absolutely no problem with operating everything in the car and I like the cockpit design and haptic buttons. What has let the whole Golf 8 range down is poor quality hardware/software integration, not the new cockpit design. I personally feel that VW used a lot of substandard hardware especially on the earlier vehicles. This has been somewhat proven by the SOS/Travel Assist errors that appear to have been solved by a “modified” steering wheel (not simply a software update) I feel that this was probably caused by a mixture of a shortage in availability of components (primary caused by Covid), corner cutting on testing and quality control and overall cost cutting in these areas. The frustrating bit for me is when they can’t even get things like a reversing camera or keyless entry system to work reliably. These issues are nothing to do with the new radical design of the Golf 8’s cockpit/advanced new features and lack of physical buttons, but just poor quality in the MK8. My personal experience of ownership has then been greatly “soured” by the inability of my local dealer to rectify these problems (not all their fault I accept) and their very common habit of telling me things that are simply not true/correct. (most people would simply call it lying!) Also, If you purchase your car outright (as I did), VW as a manufacture are simply not interested in extremely bad experiences of their product and are not prepared to get involved in any meaningful way. But......... to drive, the car is amazing.
    4 points
  30. Great idea for a thread, should help people find out if any problems they suffer from have been successfully rectified 👍 It shouldn't take long for people to read though as it probably wont have many posts 😆😆😆 But yes, one for the record, SOS/Travel assist pings solved (so far) by replacement steering wheel 👍 (Why do I feel that every time I post this I am tempting fate 😀)
    4 points
  31. MJC1216

    Golf R gremlins

    I tend to agree...i have driven one for an extended test drive and there is no doubt it is a better drivers car than my 7.5R and for me it puts the "fun" back in a Golf R because that's the issue i find with mine it's just dull to drive at speed but so are most german fast cars that i have owned. However it's not the gremlins putting me off buying one it's the shambles that VW have caused by not fixing them sooner...3 years and at last there may be some light at the end of the tunnel and may be the 8.5 will be the car the 8 should have always been. I do think the way forward is Apple/Google doing most of the software or at least for the info systems etc as happens in a few brands now like Polestar using Android for most of it's functions. I am an old fart but i do like new techno to keep my brain active before i end up in an old folks home talking about the good old days...
    4 points
  32. aldfort

    Golf R gremlins

    Guys stop ragging on the Mk8 R. We have one, we're both old. Turn off as much of the driver aids as you can and drive the car. It'll put a smile on your face every single time.
    4 points
  33. keano

    Pets and Petrolheads!

    Jasper enjoying a recent trip to Scotland. Pretty much nailed walking off lead heel on both sides now. he’s been a sleepy boy in the evenings 😂
    4 points
  34. Booth11

    Goodbye vwroc

    I’m sorry to hear you’re not enjoying the forum anymore Steven. Forums ebb and flow always. Participation helps. We could hire some clowns and jugglers to entertain you but we’ll have to have a whip round first. 🙃
    4 points
  35. tuner111

    Sonic The R

    Hi, I am Sonic ️ Nice to meet you all, you will see me everywhere my ride goes. My cars name is a cool one. "Sonic the R" almost as fast as me! So let's go on some great adventures together!
    4 points
  36. jason1972

    Golf R gremlins

    Yes, not a single sos or travel assist error with the new steering wheel so, as long as it lasts, it definitely seems to fix that problem 👍 I still get flickering and occasional black reversing camera but I think its a high chance to be hardware (not software) related. I have come to the conclusion that I will probably just just live with this now rather than have the dealier taking the dash apart to investigate further/replace parts. The car is now daily fairly fault free (apart from obviously the RVC) but I still get the occasional gremlin from the infotainment that still seems to be unavoidable with the Golf 8 :- Occasional failure of parking senors. Occasional front and rear assist not available errors. Occasional total loss of sound from the whole infotainment system, Radio and Bluetooth attached phone. (restores on next start of car) Quite frequent loss of people favourites on phone page. Hopping that the new versions may resolve some or all of these 😳😂 But none of these compare to the constant sos/travel assist pings that would drive anybody mad as I say (so far) this has been solved with the new steering wheel. Hope the wait for yours (and everyone else who is waiting) isnt too long 👍
    4 points
  37. Mine has just finished and yes, no version upgrade, still 1896 😒 Was really hopping it would update to one of the later versions that might iron out some remaining bugs as 1896 would seem to be quite out of date now and the last time it was at the dealers they insisted there was no updates applicable to my car? I wonder what "improvements" this update will have 😂 I also still get the odd blackscreen reboot and the other day there was no sound from the radio or Bluetooth connection for a complete journey. It restored on next car start. Also still get some random parking sensor failures, black reversing camera and front/rear assist failure alerts. Maybe this update might solve some of those 🤞 😂 I am pleased to say though that i still havnt had any more sos or travel assists errors since the steering wheel change 👍
    4 points
  38. keano

    Keanos RS3

    Love this car. After flirting with an akra, and being given the sign off from the boss, I decided against it as it’s just silly money - I will wait for warranty to run out and get a tune and opf removed later down the line. current flirting activity has moved to paintwork 😂😂 - looking to get some PPF on a few choice areas that seem to be prone to swirls: sills; and b pillar door trims. - also wanting to paint the wheels frozen gold. Never been the biggest fan of black on black and sadly my bbs aren’t the right fit so will be painting my wheels at some point. - gave her a wash down. Do love a nice weekend car wash to get the working week off my shoulders… 💪
    4 points
  39. I used to do that for fun when I had my Fireblade. Pull up next to something tasty and blip the throttle a couple of times. Lights change and they fishtail off into the distance and I would slip into first gear and drive away like there was a cop car behind me 😜
    4 points
  40. So I finally had time this week for my monthly-ish cleaning session This time I tried a new variation utilizing the advice I got here (and some online reading and YT viewing), and some personal flavor 🙂 So started off with a touchless foam round, just foaming, and rinsing. Then I did my variation of the two bucket and used the remainder of the foam in the sprayer and diluted it a bit, then poured it onto the glove after each rinse in the water bucket (as @Booth11 predicted, it was too thick in its original foaming dilution ratio). The glove picked up nearly everything, and after rinsing it there was nearly no residual layer, and I witnessed that while doing a water round, some of you may object to 🙂 I have an old “oily”-textured synthetic chamois that absorbs a ton of water and float-glides on a layer of water it emits very gently when pulled along the car (zero pressure, just laying it and pulling) so I loaded it up with water and just gently and quickly gave it a once over, to get rid of any soapiness left on the surface (my Worx has low pressure). Then I dried the car in two stages, first a pre-dry collecting most of the water with a fluffy and absorbent microfiber cloth (squeezed the water out off it a couple of times), and some final buffing with a dry fluffy one. Wheels got foamed, rinsed, contact washed with foam-soaked cotton cloth (old shirt), and then dried with soft paper (heard it somewhere and it worked great), in tandem to the respective process on the car itself. The result was very impressive IMO and I felt like I worked much less hard than previous times (although time it took was the same - nearly 2 hrs) and used up less water (4-5 buckets all together). I will tweak it some more in the future, for sure, and I have a new foam cannon on the way from US, but I think I’m starting to get the hang of things. One annoying thing, which I guess should be viewed as a positive: I’ve found 3 points where the PPF got nicked, probably from flying stones. Seems it didn’t go through, so it fulfilled its purpose protecting the paint. Enough talk, here are some pics of the fruit of my labor: These “I washed my car” ginger on the discs needs shaving (i.e. driving). I just love that color, how it is deep and mature in the dark, and so glistening and joyful in the sun. Went to visit a friend it’s a fellow blue car, and took some together pics: Mine is way nicer … but I’m biased for sure 🙂 Don’t know how this guy is doing it all in 10min (except foaming before the first rinse). It takes me nearly 2hrs for some reason 🙂
    4 points
  41. Some nice pics in the sun also met a friend with another blue car also, I finally made it to 5,000 km took me nearly 9 months 🙂
    4 points
  42. Dannybear83

    Golf R gremlins

    I thought the 305mi Range on half a tank was a gremlin lol
    4 points
  43. True But it is nicer clean 🙂 Plus, it was really dirty beyond embarrassment, after 6 weeks collecting construction site dust (we have one next door).
    4 points
  44. MJC1216

    Which wheels

    I am sorry but don't like any of them...only aftermarket one's that i think suit the Golf is the Revo RF019. But if i had to choose it would be the ones on the rear.
    3 points
  45. Martin2

    Golf mk 8.5 news

    Highly likely. You’ll probably have to find a suitable stick to hold the bonnet open now.
    3 points
  46. TechieAli

    Golf R gremlins

    I have to admit I have done just over 400 miles from new (collected 5th May) and not had a single issue! Touches wood. Version 1900. My first and only problem which was my misunderstanding and was I was still in guest mode. It kept sending me emails to suggest it was deactivating things all the time. Once I realised it was in guest mode and changed it to me. It’s been flawless. (Probably cursed it now)
    3 points
  47. Loving the Rear Seat Dog Hammock 😂
    3 points
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