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  1. I am a possible - even though it's 90 minute drive and I hate the A27 😬 - but depends how i feel after Saturday watching Rugby in the boozer. Make that a maybe ... 🙄 If not will try and do one in the New Year and especially if I have decided to sell the R...
  2. No worries - I came from 8P to the Golf R and have written before how much i prefer the agility and feel of the R over the RS3 so echo some of your sentiments. The RS3 , capable though it is, and quite good looking in the right colour (mine was an exclusive colour which I never really got to love although others did) was never a car I truly enjoyed. It always felt like just too much work and like you said always wanted to understeer into the nearest hedge/tree/kerb! The tech was 2010 and I was starting to tire of the Milltek/secondary cat delete set up that I had. I did not experience the same repeated issues with discs/pads - I had mine replaced , together with the calipers, only 800 miles after the selling dealer had replaced them but i followed a very strict bedding in routine and managed a further 7k miles with no problems. From what i can work out the next owner ruined the car and if I had the money I would buy it again and look at improving what i didn't like by throwing money at !! E.G. Coilovers, Cage, bigger rear discs/pads .... .🤔 But like I said thats money no object !! I love the Golf R - its in my top 3 (of 51) cars that I have owned - and a long trip to the Classic Car Show Sunday made me enjoy it again having driven the GP2 so much recently - but the opportunity to release some cash and beat the taxman a bit by running a company car (on lease) is tempting me!!
  3. What a stunning colour ! Would definitely have been my choice if available back in September 2015 when I ordered mine! And could just be the colour of my next Golf .... although I guess I will be forced to leave the R forum then !!!
  4. Update ... Well I had a change of plan with my winter project, after a few enjoyable MINI shows and only 1,500 miles in the year. Sold the GP1 for pretty much what i originally paid for it (although I did let the private plate go with the car) and for 48 hours I was cash rich and second-car poor.... And then I bought this ..... A bit more "me" and a little bit less raw than the GP1 and hence can do more miles comfortably. And there's less work to do if I want to show it because its only 4 years old , not 11 like the GP1. But current plans are Oslo without using a ferry in early summer and Munich in September so maybe a show car for 2019 ! Only modification so far (other than the already done de-cat pipe) are some new wheels but next month it will be lowered to track settings and re-aligned. Already done nearly 900 miles in 6 weeks , and 2 shows and loved everyone of those miles - hence the probable change of plans with the R...
  5. An update after what seems like a real long time ... all my pictures have disappeared from the thread once Dropbox (spits on the floor) changed their policy - I then removed all my photos and my account in disgust. At least I had all the pictures stored on One Drive and that works for sites where can't host the pictures .. So attached a picture that didn't make the 2017 Calendar ... I still have my Golf R and its just clicked over 9k miles! Other car projects (a MINI GP1 and now a MINI GP2) have meant that its been relegated to a daily driver , albeit a very capable one. But perhaps maybe a rather too expensive one 🤔 So I have been considering my options and reckon that at some point in the new year I will be selling the Golf R and getting a new (leased probably) daily driver. If, and its a big if, I can get anywhere near what I think the car is worth! Or maybe even if I can't ...
  6. Sorry mate - did not get a PM here ? If it was a Tapatalk thing then would not have got it anyway as Tapatalk was off my phone for a while
  7. Hang on a minute !! have I been away that long from here ??? Sean - you have a Golf R ??? Better head off to RS3OC as well now .... Pat might have finished his build 🤔
  8. Interested having missed Inters this year - Just have to wait till after MINI show this weekend to work out future commitments!!
  9. Might be able to do this as the car will have been repaired and there no conflicting shows... Only problem will be a mild hangover i suspect from the day before watching Rugby from 8:30am and then who knows how long may stay in the pub !! 😁
  10. Really sad to hear that the general feeling on Inters was pretty negative and that the turnout from VWROC was poor (I obviously partly at fault for my £1100 of parking damage). I am debating now whether to go to VAG Tuner event at Donington in July as just got the first V.W.G magazine yesterday and am interested now in my modifications list again , having bought the GP One instead of modifying last year!!
  11. Well its worse than I thought - I have actually deformed the rear valance (bumper cover). You cant see it in the photo but where it meets the wheel arch does not sit flush anymore. The bodyshop say they have had mixed results trying to refit as once deformed the plastic does not return to its original shape/position. And even if I had not deformed it they would be painting off the car so it's just the cost of the rear bumper cover to add to the bill ... plus taillight , plus labour to dismantle and re-fit plus re-coding (parking sensors).... plus dented pride (priceless!) Sad to missing Inters , especially as looks like the stand won't be as sparse as last year , so perhaps TRAX for me , although that's the day after a show @Castle Combe with the other car so it could be a now VW show year for me!!
  12. I will not be attending GTI Inters this year as I have damaged the rear of my car in a car-park-brain-fade-thinking-about-work incident and it cannot be repaired in time to grace the R Owners Club Stand. Seems likely I will be out of pocket by quite a few hundred squids as well ...
  13. Is it still really just 2 for Sunday and 1 for Saturday ? 😞
  14. Nice colour - wish that had been around a year ago! Silver mirrors dont work for me with that colour though - should be black i think ? Although then maybe black pretorias would look better. Anyway its all hypothetical for me - not going to give up a 6k miles car in the spec I wanted that easily!! Not even for the car i got from the dealers for a few hours while I had my first service today
  15. I had one of these (from nearly new) back in the day.... Wish I still had it ! Back then there was an active site (BM3W.co.uk) and there were a couple of CSL only track days organised. Think there were about 20 or more photographed together.
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