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  1. Got to be the R, I had the Ed35 from new following trade-in of R32, what a mistake I made. Ed35 very nice and fully loaded but something was missing, kept it 10months and px'd for a 6 month old 6R. Got my Quattro back, and the smile back, for me don't touch the Ed35, join the R club, you won't regret it. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. Some good points there, and very true, had the 7R for 2yrs from new, amazing motor with little or no faults. But px'd it for the new FL s3 in August, so comparison wise so far, biggest difference is the R felt more planted than s3 but the new exhaust system on the s3 is amazing, pops and farts all day during all gear changes and that's just in Auto, also that horrendous fake sound from the Soundaktor in the R was terrible. Interior wise and I had full Vienna leather in the R the s3 is in a different class, I also specked the Virtual Cockpit which is superb and along with LED headlights there are differences between the two it's just a matter of choice, also the R is larger than the s3 not by much but it is taller, longer and wider but it's only mm's difference. Also the Golf is bigger inside especially for any passengers in the rear seats, the s3 has limited room for rear seat passengers. At the end of the day both motors are terrific, having had several performance Golfs in the past eight years and all from brand new 2008 Golf R32, 2012 mk6 R followed by the 2014 mk7 R, I loved everyone of them with a personal favourite being the R32, the incredible exhaust noise and the amazing traction were a winner for me. As for my FL s3, it's growing on me, it's certainly not perfect by any means, it lacks the traction of the Golfs, the feedback from the steering is not so good but I knew this prior to ordering it, for me I needed a change and will be keeping an eye on future Golf developments as I would not hesitate in owning another one in a couple of years. As for the previous post regarding the drivers seat buckle, if you look down at floor level with drivers door open there is a clip attached to the seat belt, just slide it up the seatbelt to your required position and the buckle will never drop to floor level again, it took my wife to find this as I was also moaning about the terrible design of the belt. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. Why would anyone mount their iPhone in their R, especially somewhere on the dash? Is that not what Bluetooth was invented for. I see this all the time and just don't get it, stick the phone in the centre console and be done with it, and remember it's ILLEGAL to be using a mobile in the car and with the new penalties in place it just ain't worth it. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. sve170


    Your absolutely correct and it ain't just car dealers, it's everything these days, I dread getting anyone into my house for repairs etc...builders, painters even the bloody postman does not give a shot anymore. What is happening to this great country, nobody cares, no one gives a shit, not even the plod, what is it with phone users in cars, lorries, taxis even had a cyclist pass me in traffic on the phone, anyway apologies for the rant but as for the dealers don't take no shit from them, go back and ask for dealer principle, show him the shit workmanship hand him the keys and tell him to call you when it's done right, and also give VW main office a call they can be very helpful with them dealing with the culprits at the dealer, will also give the dealer a kick up the arse. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. The rears must have been replaced at some point, prior to px my Oct 2014 R with 16000mls on the clock the rear calipers were still jet black as per production line finish. Your ones must have been replaced at some point, worth investigating with previous owner. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. Totally agree with this post, I recently px'd my 2014 R for an S3 and to be honest the last few months were it's best, 15000ml on clock and the engine was a dream to have, free revving, really smooth pick-up and a joy to drive. Although I really did not rag it during its time with me, it was a family car and used everyday, work, shopping the usual boring stuff. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. Interesting post and having viewed some of your replies to the original post then your forum username is perfect 'dumb' [emoji6] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. I got £23000 for the R, I thought it was a fair price, and cannot be bothered with the whole private sale market with advertising, I may have got slightly more but not worth the hassle. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. Having been on this forum since 2010 and the proud owner of a 2012 6R and now had the 7R for two years, it's time to change. My new FL s3 has finally arrived, and will be picking it up tomorrow, the 7R is being px'd with the Audi dealer as I believe I got a fair price for it and really cannot be bothered with the hassle of advertising the R and the usual tyre kickers wanting a go in it. The 7R has only 16,000 mls after two years and is fully loaded, 3dr white manual, pano roof, Pretorias, sat nav, rear view camera, DCC, keyless. My new s3 is also fully loaded much the same as the 7R but have added the Virtual Cockpit, daughter has it in her TT and it's awesome. It's been a pleasure being part of this great forum, one of the best in my opinion, i will still be lurking about and will contribute as required. Take care everyone, stay safe and keep on assisting each other, it's what makes a forum great. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. Perfect reply, that is exactly what it does, also several times as I have exited the car (wife has already taken the fob) the warning message on the dash tells me the fob is missing from the car, it's a pity there is no warning that you have left the fob in the car. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. I 2nd that quote it is a great system, blaming the keyless system because you left the fob in a rucksack..and as for the car getting nicked, come on lads, the majority of stolen R's have been because the keys were left in car, or the dreaded knock on the front door by a couple of gorillas asking for the keys and if challenged they will just take them anyway. And I hope it be becomes a standard on all cars soon, technology don't you just love it [emoji1] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. Just renewed my insurance and Tracker not even mentioned, have once again declared all the factory fitted options, no change to the premium but was asked by the company if I had factory fitted options, better being totally honest when it comes to insurance. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. Sorry to hear you had to break the glass to get to the fob, I personally love Keyless, it was a must have on my options list, almost two years on and still love it, my advice is key fob in Jean pocket as already mentioned, have never left it in a bag, rucksack at all, must be on your person. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. Agree with all these comments, you must have GAP on your new R, it's a no brainer, yes it's more outlay at the start but if the worst happens with depreciation you will not be able to replace the R with a new R, more likely a Polo, so get on it and purchase asap. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  15. sve170


    Nope, always finds it Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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