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  1. It is pot luck how good / bad your local VW dealer is. Fortunately mine seems OK. A couple of years ago, I took my R in to have a leaking water pump investigated. Dropped it off 9am and a few hours later got a text with a video from the mechanic confirming a faulty water pump and that it was to be replaced under warranty. A couple of hours after that I got a call to come and collect it - all done AND they listened to me and didn't wash the car!
  2. That's why I asked WHY do you want to change? If it is due to warranty, spec change or similar, fair enough, go for it. If you just have itchy feet or are a bit bored - there is not enough to warrant going to a 7.5 imo
  3. Why are you wanting to change it?
  4. It's not at the dealers yet though!! It can sit at the port for a while.
  5. So you saw them? Or on a CCTV recording or someone else saw them?
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. The first service is just an oil and filter change. Sounds like they haven't reset the service interval as already said.
  12. My standard MK7 acts the same as this - doesn't change to 5th until over 30mph.
  13. Yes! Even in non-fault claims, your insurer will see you as a greater risk and your premium will increase.
  14. Well done for seeing anything past the car! Welcome BTW.
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