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  1. Fruitloop

    1st Service Cost

    November last year I was quoted about £240 from local VW dealership - I said that was a huge jump from my previous 1st service on another R 2 years previously (£140). They immediately dropped it to £190 with no argument.
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    What will your next car be?

    As mentioned in another post - A35 4Matic polar white. Have had 2 R's - certainly haven't fallen out of love. Just no good lease deals and it was the A35 interior as much as anything that swayed it.
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    What are your plans for 2019?

    Current lease up next March. Have had 2 R's and been the best all round car I have driven! Would have happily got another, but no decent lease deals at present and haven't been offered an option to purchase - so its a polar white A35 4Matic for me.
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    VAG Alternatives?

    I test drove an i30N 2 weeks ago. As others have said - a good first attempt, but no DSG (yet) and the suspension in sport was ridiculously stiff. I couldn't drive any distance at all in that mode. Just about lost my fillings. Nice sound, but on a damp road the front end was squirming a lot when putting the power down off a roundabout. Suppose I am just used to the Golf. I was pleased to be back in the VW after the test drive. If I hadn't owned / driven the R, I would have been more impressed no doubt.
  5. I am considering buying my PCH from VWFS too. This is my second R from VWFS. At the end of the first lease I was offered a chance to purchase (even though their paperwork specifically states that you cannot purchase at the end of lease!) But I didn't get a quote as I already had my second lease sorted out.
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    'Inspection now'

    The first service is just an oil and filter change. Sounds like they haven't reset the service interval as already said.
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    How can I tell if my R is mapped?

    My standard MK7 acts the same as this - doesn't change to 5th until over 30mph.
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    Someone scrapped my car door.

    Yes! Even in non-fault claims, your insurer will see you as a greater risk and your premium will increase.
  9. Fruitloop

    Woman who loves her VWs

    Well done for seeing anything past the car! Welcome BTW.
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    Frustrated Car order. -WTF-. Is this the Norm?

    I have ordered 2 - both took about 5.5 - 6 months from order to delivery - so normal.
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    Stuck temperature gauge?

    That would be tapping
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    Picking it up Friday

    You will love DSG!
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    How common is the Golf R where you live?

    Usually see the same 3 or 4 around here each week.
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    Reasonable request?

    The person at the garage looking at your car will look at the tyre tread depth - I very much doubt that they will notice / care about the make of tyre.
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    Has there been an approximate release date for the MK8?