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  1. 9 points
  2. Booth11

    Golf R gremlins

    Mine is having a bad day today. Several journey throughout the day and each time multiple instances of the rear traffic alert, stop start (no great loss) and a few other things not available. On one journey the Mode button in centre panel refused to work (all the other buttons worked fine) as did the R button on the steering wheel. So I trundled along in Sport. At next start up, random notifications on the infotainment to say various things now activated and to inform me that the Dynamic Background Lighting free trail is no longer available and I should go to the shop - it’s clearly remi
    7 points
  3. dopper99

    Golf 8R reviews

    For all the reasons he didn't like it - are the reasons I like it! Comfortable, quiet (or not overly noisy), not too showy (think Civic Type R if you want showy), and I couldnt care less about the drift mode, even though I ordered the PP. The Mk 8 carries on from where the 7.5 left off being a great all-rounder. It'll never be a i20N, i30N or Civic Type R. Neither did VW design it to be. Good job not all hot hatches are the same. 🙄
    7 points
  4. Booth11

    Golf R gremlins

    I’m pretty much recovered Andy all except for smell and taste which is still awol. Apparently that can take a few weeks to return. I can taste salt and sugar in certain things but no actual flavour. A packet of salt & vinegar hula hoops is as good as it gets taste wise atm - salt plus acid equals a semblance of taste. I’m actually missing the loss of smell more than the taste. My other half got Covid too last week (from me) and he’s had it worse with more symptoms and also lost his taste, I feel for him as he was enjoying its partial return after previously having lost sense of taste
    6 points
  5. Somewhat cryptic (or bad translation).. but the headline seems positive
    5 points
  6. Booth11

    Golf R gremlins

    You managed a whole paragraph without mentioning your BMW. That’s an achievement! 🏅🤣 So far it’s not taken the shine off ownership for me but then I haven’t had much in the way of gremlins, with today being a rare exception. I think the owners who have had persistent issues might understandably feel differently, and those whose cars have been in and out of dealerships multiple times, and of course anyone who has rejected a car as a result of issues. These things should have been ironed out pre manufacture for sure. But atm the advantages of the car outweigh the few niggles
    4 points
  7. S1R

    Stage 3 Issues

    Rick had a cancellation today, they asked me to bring the car in, went for a drive Rick agreed its not behaving as it should, but said it’s deffo not a mapping issue. stock injectors back in (v kindly provided by Rick may I add) and touch wood the car feels beautiful for the first time in months, had me giggling like a little girl on the way home with no reoccurrence of any of the issues I think it may be sorted, but I’ll give it another 500/1000 miles, but yeah touch wood I think it’s finally complete
    4 points
  8. GVX

    Another 7R

    Hello people, I originally signed up here just before I got my first cheap leased 7R back in the day. 5 and a bit years later it seems like I’m back in the fold having won a Lapiz blue R from DCG that I should be picking up very soon. Currently got a Clio 182 a Mitsubishi Evo 9 And this is the R. It’s a 2014 on 29,000 miles with stage 3 mods, TTE475, intercooler etc running 455bhp. Also has the 7.5 rear lights, screen and virtual cockpit.
    4 points
  9. The info in the middle (on the Tiguan anyway) was dynamic - it showed both sections of the road where it thought was safe to overtake, and also sections where it thought it was unsafe/prevented it incorrectly On this particular occasion, it picked up a whole 30 mile section of dual carriageway as KMH speed limits and prevented overtaking for the whole journey home! I'm kinda glad it did that day whilst I was in the car with wife, as it gave me ample evidence to be able to show to VW dealer I'm following a couple of German websites as well to see if there is
    4 points
  10. fastgolf

    Mark's new Golf

    Decided to take some photos after recent detailing session.
    4 points
  11. Paid a visit to Progressive Parts for Revo stage 1 tune.😁
    4 points
  12. What I was able to give the VW dealer was a video and photo that I took from the passenger seat whilst wife was driving - I could give them the time/date and location of the event happening so they could cross reference with any faults logged in the ECU There was no doubt/debate/argument from them as I could show them exactly what happened - there had been other times that I wasn't in the car with her that clearly we couldn't show what was happening. On that occasion, she was sitting on a average speed camera monitored stretch that is set at 70mph, and she began to over
    4 points
  13. I’m fortunate in that I have a garage that I can park my car in. If I didn’t have a garage, I’d personally not use a car cover on a car that’s parked outside for the reasons stated by @Booth11; If both the inside of the cover and the car’s paintwork aren’t scrupulously clean, then any movement of the inside of the cover against the car - e.g. when it’s windy with the cover on the car or when taking the cover off the car and putting it back on - could create scratching and swirling of the car’s paintwork. Putting the cover on and taking it off could be difficult if attempting to
    4 points
  14. Booth11

    Akrapovic Exhaust

    Agree with you both. For me the thick edged oval pipes was a nail in the coffin for sticking with the standard exhaust. I’m not sure why they decided to change them from the 7R design which I think would have suited the 8R better. Perhaps the idea was to beef up the look of the tips but to me it just resulted in a crude looking set of tailpipes.
    4 points
  15. Technically this was yesterday, but I picked up the car from Ed of Divine Detail who did a great job on the R. First detail I’ve had done on any of the cars I’ve owned, so can’t compare to others, but Ed is a top man and sent a few updates each day. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    3 points
  16. Msportman

    Stage 3 Issues

    TBH if we’re me I’d be dropping the car across the water to the guys in Belgium although it’s easier said than done. Their response seems to fat more accurate. It always helps having a good local tuner. Ive always put my trust in certain outfits that have been around for years building and mapping their own engines normally for motorsport (Tim Stiles Racing / Retro Resus/ GTI Engineering/ Brian Ricketts/ AmD when in Oxford). As with most Hybrid and Stage 3 cars that seem to be sold very quickly after build for some reason these are not tried and tested packages unlike stage 1 a
    3 points
  17. Booth11

    Golf R gremlins

    Thanks Andy, we’re all getting there! Hoping for the best for our Christmas trip but you do have to present a negative PCR regardless to fly and be allowed entry into Maldives. At least we’ve sorted being able to postpone flights and hotel if any positive PCR results. We are all testing negative now on lateral flow tests but PCR is more detailed test. On the upside I’m now free from self isolation so a planned week in the Lakes with my daughter and sister can go ahead, so the R will be fired up and off on the 400 mile trip up there tomorrow. Really looking forward to t
    3 points
  18. Thought I'd document my experience of the Tig R, as there doesn't seem to be much chat on them.. I'm on my second one now: https://imgur.com/a/JXo4aeD First I collected in May, base spec, but lapiz blue. It was an in stock vehicle and took less than two weeks to do the deal. Few issues on collection, minor damage in places, and animal excrement under the bonnet (dealer was close to a river). That was all remedied. Then, 1200 miles / 7 weeks into ownership, a rear driveshaft snapped when doing a medium launch from some lights. Car was recovered from roadside, and
    3 points
  19. Raiden

    The Joy of Six…

    It’s the future Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    3 points
  20. camelsac2002

    Golf R gremlins

    Without sounding as though I’m gloating, I know the R drives great but I’m not sure I could put up with all these gremlins. Personally, no matter how good the car is, all these gremlins would soon take the shine of ownership off for me. What’s galling is that you’ve all spent a lot of money and had to wait for so long for your cars and this happens - I think VW should be ashamed of themselves tbh. Another nail in their coffin where I’m concerned tbh. Be interested in what the mk9 will be though! Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
    3 points
  21. Thanks Jonny. Today is the first time I’ve used Bilberry for ages and first time on the 8R. I used it regularly on my mk7 but I did find that it slightly affected the white printed R logo on the caliper plates (on the originals and on a replacement set). When I got this car I thought I’d skip it altogether and see how I got on. The calliper R logo is totally different on the 8R though so not an issue there. But as I’ve not yet had chance to get the wheels off to coat them with the Gyeon Q2 RIM (I’ve got in the shed) I’m just using Gtechniq C2v3 applied regularly and do find with the mainly
    3 points
  22. A through wash and protection top up. Todays choice of gear: ValetPro Bilberry Wheel Cleaner Dooka Wheel pads Gyeon Tire Cleaner Bilt Hamber Auto Foam Bilt Hamber Touchless Swissvax Car Bath + WoWo Lambswool Mitt Gyeon WetCoat Gyeon Silk Dryer towels Mothers Mag & Aluminium polish Gyeon Tire Express x 2 coats
    3 points
  23. Maxton V.3, probably the most OEM looking of the lot.
    3 points
  24. Booth11

    Golf 8R reviews

    Summed up up perfectly in one sentence!
    3 points
  25. Penguin

    The Joy of Six…

    Here you go: https://owners.honda.com/vehicle-information/manuals
    3 points
  26. AHG

    Greedy Dealers

    They said that if someone pays 200$ for nitrogen they deserve to get slapped with $8k market adjustment :-)
    3 points
  27. I've recently had my backbox modified with PCW Exhaust Mod, keeping in mind that I have a 2020 Golf R with GPF. Prior to the modification, under Eco or Normal, the car sounded like it was barely a Golf R. And only on Race I'd hear the odd quiet pop and bang on overrun. Now after having the modification done, under Eco or Normal, it sounds like it's on Race. And on Race, it sounds like it should've been when leaving the factory, it sounds gruntier and more aggressive (without being too over the top of a complete backbox delete). Costing a 1/3 of the price of a full GPF back exha
    3 points
  28. jrw

    Show Us Your Garage

    Little update. Garagevac installed and is fab. Also installed last week was the long overdue Tesla Powerwall which I'm likely to not make any real use of until next spring now although I was 99% off grid for the whole of this last weekend! Now they're in I can get the artwork I have up whilst saving for the hex lighting 😜
    3 points
  29. Chronicbint

    Golf R gremlins

    Thanks manual readers, I shall be turning this guff off. 😀
    3 points
  30. Strictly speaking, not just for the R on order, but also for the imminent arrival of my 22 year old Boxster, a few Auto Finesse spruce up items including the feather tip brushes favoured by this forum 🤣 To add to box of detailing kit, I bought AF One Step polishing compound, some rotary pads, glass cleaner & Avalanche snow foam - should keep me busy next weekend
    3 points
  31. Mange

    Akrapovic Exhaust

    Yes tried to show what you get for 4000 Euro, still think it is pretty Crazy price for just a backbox And here is a sound with mine and my friend with the AKRA, it not much difference...sorry..
    3 points
  32. The AO GY Supersports are more of a Pirelli stretched look too. Compared to the Eagle F1 Asymmetric 3’s I had on the PFL RS3 which were a lot squarer on the shoulder. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    3 points
  33. IIRC you need to manually bring it all the way down to reset it. (It's like the window has forgotten where the bottom is) I'll see if I can find the article I read about what to do and edit this post. Here it is: https://www.vwroc.com/forums/topic/27728-one-touch-drivers-window-operation/ Sent from my 2107113SG using Tapatalk
    3 points
  34. Booth11

    Akrapovic Exhaust

    It has a lovely deep rasp and some very satisfying crackles and pops in Race. What’s the rest of your planned spec? Performance Pack? As the Akra in Nurburgring (Special mode) really brings a big grin to the face! Plus looks great. IMO!
    3 points
  35. Artee

    Akrapovic Exhaust

    Test drove a friend of a friends Mk8 R today. I've seen another car in person in a dealership showroom. But this is the first drive I've had in real life, Scottish autumn roads, greasy/leaves/ 8 degrees C /drizzly rain the car handles like a dream and feedback was 👌 Having sat in both, the leather makes the interior feel completely different. Additionally DPB in real life is also very nice, not for me personally as I've had many black cars and want a change. But it looks awesome for anyone who may be considering. On the Akra, having watched loads of vi
    2 points
  36. BLLYMNT

    My first Golf R

    Picked this little beauty up this morning and haven't stopped smiling since! No plans as yet other than to get rid of those ghastly 3D number plates and possibly have the 19” prets refurbed in black to match the skirts, splitter and roof.
    2 points
  37. Everything else was fine, like I said I think they have a decent rep. My situation was potentially that one of the techs did it and didn't own up, the owner had suspicion he did it but had to take his word. Hence why he later offered to buy one. He's a helpful bloke but not sure how much of a bullshitter he is. You'll be fine with a software upload 👍
    2 points
  38. mactrack

    Golf R gremlins

    I had the "91CM" recall done on my car yesterday as well as a software update and I've not had a single double pop since but now the front passenger seat heating switches on and off as it pleases! Although it seems as if it drives much smoother now.
    2 points
  39. Darlo

    Golf R gremlins

    yep totally agree. Mine weirdly has been absolutely fine since my discussion with the service manager. I would like some consistency with my faults so they can be fixed rather than them coming and going. my understanding from other forums and friends who own them is that it is a fault across the VAG range. I have two mates who own new Audi’s and the both have the ‘sos’ faults.
    2 points
  40. if he’s pecked 19 estoril wheels he’s nearly paid for half th performance pack so just speck it
    2 points
  41. Ignition1

    The Joy of Six…

    For me it depends. I'm with @Martin2 though - for a daily driver, I'd always pick an auto option regardless of manufacturer. But for a backup / less used car, I don't mind a manual. In fact I had to drive a manual for about 2 weeks recently while my R was being repaired, and at first I hated it...sitting in traffic, balancing a clutch pedal, not being able to relax your legs etc...ugh, never again in a daily car. As it was temporary I didn't mind it. And it was good fun when you got a clear road ahead and you could row through the gears. Accelerating was so much more en
    2 points
  42. That’s why I bought one of the last (registered Nov 2018) manual 7.5 R’s and intend to keep it for as long as practicable
    2 points
  43. Darlo

    Golf R gremlins

    I have been crazy busy so not had chance to update. Service manager rang me last week and we had a long chat about the now relatively minor issues with infotainment issues and the other bits that annoyed me like the clicking brakes. He did confirm on its last visit two speakers were replaced…. I assume this relates to the sos double pop issue. 🤷🏻‍♂️ my Mrs has been driving it more but is getting more annoyed as it resets all her notifications and screens on her Samsung….. no such problems with my apple. He is raising it all with his ‘master tech’ this week to come
    2 points
  44. I used a car cover on my Octavia for a couple of years. It did create some minor scratching on the paint, but not as much as I feared. It was a bit of a faff putting it on and off, particularly if it was windy, so I wouldn't want to be putting it off and on weekly. I suspect some of the scratches were caused by the movement against the paint when putting it off and on. Like others, I opt for a good sealant/coating and regular bird poop removal. I've found softening with a wet paper towel makes poop removal easier. Clear coat marking can sometimes be improved with gentle heat fr
    2 points
  45. Cheers guys, i'm going for the Michelin PS4's and il sell the Pzero's.
    2 points
  46. Can’t compare to P-zeros but on my 7R I switched from Continental 5Ps which were a good tyre, to PS4S (19s) which were a very good tyre and found them superior to the Contis all round in terms of both dry and wet grip, noise and comfort. So good I had 2 sets of them on that car. I’m now in an 8R shod with Goodyear Eagle F1 Supersports (19s) and like @veneeringman says, these are definitely worth considering too as I’m finding them to be a superb tyre and very worthy successor to the PS4S, in fact, on balance I think I prefer them. Either PS4S or GY E1 SS and you’ll not go wrong.
    2 points
  47. Consider the Goodyear eagle F1 Supersports too. I’ve been on them since early 19. Recently bought a brand new set of them that are AO. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    2 points
  48. Booth11

    Show us your Car Cover!

    I understand your concerns. My car (and previous cars) lives on the driveway year round (although it is my daily driver) and it’s also not ceramic coated, but like yours is regularly waxed, well protected, and looked after. I also live near the coast so seagulls are prevalent as are pigeons. There are power cables nearby and telecoms cable over my driveway too which compounds the issue as provide a nice high perching place from which to the feathered fiends take aim. It’s amazing how quickly bird poo can etch and eat through clearcoat depending on what crap they’re living off. I’d never use
    2 points
  49. Booth11

    Akrapovic Exhaust

    The colour is one of things I like most about the Akra tips Trev. Colour wise, in some lights they look a soft light soft bronze, in others a subtle greyish silver. They’re pretty easy to keep clean too, much easier than the original 7R chrome tips. After 5.5 years of super shiny chrome tips on my 7R (and the ongoing battle against pitting despite constant TLC) I was more than ready to wave goodbye them and it’s actually lovely having something different, and I really think the round Akra tips work brilliantly on the 8R. I personally think the size and shape is right especially with the bi
    2 points
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