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  1. SillyOldHector

    VW Alloys Centre Caps

    They’re for my 18” winter wheels, which are the multispoke R32 ones. Any idea on size or part number, before I go looking on Amazon/ebay...?
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    VW Alloys Centre Caps

    Evenin’ Any pointers where I can get a set of 4 plastic centre wheel hub covers type things ? Taa 🙂
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    Dealer dongle

    Have two (Polo & R), but too big brother for me...
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    infotainment stops working radomly

    If you’ve not already had any software updates, your dealer should do this for you.
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    Must have spec

    Keyless, rear view camera are a must for me. I’ve got the new winter (wire-free) screen, but not had to use it yet. Think 19” Pretorias go without saying....
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    Mk7 Golf R Order thread - part 2

    The Cabrach ?
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    After originally just going in for a test drive of an Up! GTi (cheeky little devil), it’s been just over two weeks since I picked up my 2nd R, now a 7.5, so time for my initial feedback 🙈 I’ve only ever bought the same car on one occasion before (2 Abarth 500s), but at least they were different colours 😉 So, I have a 5dr Lapiz 7.5R with Active Info/Nav as standard (nice), winter screen (new wire-free style, used once - jury still out), gained the extra 10hp and DSG cog, but I’ve lost the keyless and HBA (this was a stock car for quick delivery). Gone are the underseat cubby-boxes (meh) and the glove box lock (also meh). On picking up the car in the showroom, it was easy to see the bonnet was covered in micro swirls/scratches (not helped by the LED lights directly above the car) what I hoped wouldn’t happen. I stayed calm on the exterior (sad/frustrated on the inside) and the Salesman was great about it. A few days later the car was dropped at the dealer for them to return the car to my preferred state. This they did, so I was happy to see all was well. I had it in race most of the time for the first week - pick-up seems a little jerky and the soundaktor is droning. On the motorway today, I drove in Individual (average speed cameras) and I find 7th is very highly geared, so I find myself dropping to 6th manually. Overall ; - it feels more tight and smoother than my 7R - the all black cloth interior is classier - I love the new rear lights, but not sure about the new LED fronts (fussy) - new front bumper is better in some parts (ACC hidden), but not so nice in others (I liked the original oil cooler vents) - active dash is a nice addition - lifts the interior but I’m not yet convinced by the 7sp DSG. What’s it going to take ?
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    What Warranty claims have you made?

    SoundAcktor was reseated with extra damping, to stop big dashboard vibrations Driver visor light was replaced due to vibration Rear door speaker/seal replaced to halt damp floor Under-bonnet sound deadening became loose - wad going to fix, but traded the car in 😉
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    Trolley Jacks & Axle Stands

    Halfords jack is same as the blue one. Red one looks beefier...
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    Trolley Jacks & Axle Stands

    Halfords low profile alloy jack - covers Golf and should also do Tiguan (did our old Yeti). Follow the little arrows under the sills to place jack (or stands) on the car metal structure.
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    Waiting is a pain

    Ooooooh 👍 Need to take your advice on not getting distracted.
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    Waiting is a pain

    I’m picking up my new 7.5R on Wednesday now, given the snow has gone. I’ve put the Prets back on my 7R (18” Winters packed away 🙈). Hopefully last clean and wash performed. New car has Active Info display - is this easy to get used to from scratch ?
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    Water leak through the back speaker!

    Mine was done - never go in the back 😉
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    Lapiz with gold pretorias

    Sure it wasn’t a Subaru Impreza ?
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    New DBP Mk7.5 coming in March

    Awesome car history - I also went from A595 to R and about to move to my 2nd Lapiz (7.5 this time). Is that your 488 ?