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  1. Still not back up, guess he's made his decision. Have you heard anymore from the owner?
  2. It's the signature grey that makes it. The red one for example, which is also on their site, just doesn't look anywhere near as nice.
  3. Barnetts VW have a grey one in (over 20 images on their facebook site). Stunning. https://www.facebook.com/BarnettsVolkswagen
  4. Great choice and spec, other than too many doors! Limited run GTIs are always a very tempting proposition, hence why I sold my 7R to get a Clubsport and I certainly haven't regretted it. The good thing is, unlike a limited run GTI, there will always be a new R Golf available to buy/lease, so if push comes to shove you can always change back to one in the future. Limited GTIs are there once, so if you want a new one you've got to grab them while you can!
  5. Thanks for the update and I'll be keeping my fingers crossed that it comes back.
  6. The site is still down, that must be around 4 days now? I hope whatever the problem is gets sorted.
  7. I would suggest you ring VW Customer Service, give them your registration and ask them to check the length of warranty attached to the car. It seems strange that they have added the extra year after build, VW won't do that. Unfortunately, just because you have paperwork saying a 4 year warranty, it doesn't mean the car has it (see earlier in the thread). As I say, to be sure, ring CS to confirm and fingers crossed all is well!
  8. Yes, it is weird how you can't have a 5 year factory warranty on a car that has been built, even if it's still at the factory or in transit when you buy it. When I ordered my Clubsport I specified a 5 year warranty after VW refused to put a 5 year warranty on my previous car, a 7R, even though I requested it before the car was registered (dealer stock car). That was the first I knew about the rule and I took it all the way to the top at VW, but they wouldn't budge. It does make you think that they are built "differently" but that can't be the case, surely!
  9. ^^^ No problem. I wouldn't mind doing this myself, I really like the new lights and sweeping indicators, but the cost for me is just a bit too much to justify it.
  10. That's great news Nath.
  11. Mmm, that's strange, I wonder why it sounded so loud and tinny? That's the problem with paying so much. As you say £50 isn't the end of the world, but £169 is a lot of money to find the sound is not what I'm after. The problem is, I now have a Clubsport and they are the only people who currently do that fitment. Re. the cheap one, I don't think there will be any loss of power given that the R is turbocharged and surely the flow in the resonator will be a lot worse than the delete pipe.
  12. There is a mandrel bent one on ebay that looks to be excellent quality, but it is £169. It also uses the double clamps as per the vw original fitting and this clamp enables the original box to be refitted without having to buy any other parts. This is the one I would probably go for. http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/VW-Golf-Mk7-R-Audi-S3-8V-Resonator-Centre-Delete-Pipe-Kit-VAGSport-UK-/232468623003?hash=item362035ae9b:g:5mwAAOSwf~9ZZgOb
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