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Raffe last won the day on February 17 2018

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  1. Thanks Nathan, yeh will pop some pics up once its had its spring refresh.
  2. I didn't do too badly on mine buying it at £27.5k (£34.5k list) and selling at £22k just under 2 years old..but in a year the TTS has held its price which is great.
  3. That sounds encouraging, thought it seemed a logical move pre respray rather than practicing on the wife's car 😂
  4. I have been reading your detailing guide, and looking forward to getting stuck in. As the front is going to be resprayed I am going to have a practice on the bonnet before with the DA so if I have any 'oh shit what have I done' moments its not the end of the world and will be sorted anyhow. Taken loads of stick for the car choice from friends but for something which is only used on weekends its the perfect balance of quality, fun and cost. We still have a lot of cash to spend on the house so this keeps me out of trouble until I can get into a decent Porsche.
  5. Depends how you view it, my Golf R was depreciating at around £3k pa and I was still spending large amounts of cash modding - that little lot comes to about £2k and the values are fairly static. Cheap motoring in comparison for something which is virtually as quick, a lot more fun being a convertible and feeding my need to mess about with a car.
  6. Well after nearly 12 months ownership I have surprised myself and still loving the TTS. I have have to admit I thought it would be sold after 4-5 months use through the summer but it's become part of the family. As I approach its first birthday in my ownership, it's now booked in for round two of its maintenance and upgrades. Car will be going to AKS against end of April for the following; Oil ServicePollen FilterSpark PlugsCambelt & Water PumpHaldex Oil & FilterH&R Monotube Coilovers (leaking front n/s)H&R Hubcentric 10mm wheel spacers front and rear (can't afford new 19" wheels this year)Fast Road 4 wheel alignmentFacelift Black Edition lower grillesFront end respray to remove stone chips.Full stage 2 correction detail - I will be doing this, bit of a learning curve..... Would loved to have gone up to Stage 2+ this year and upgraded the wheels to the Ispiri FR6's in a 9.5 x 19" fitment but that will have to wait. I have to admit I have been toying with upgrading to the TTRS and further to test driving albeit very good, it's not £10k better than my car.
  7. Raffe

     

    Sorry to bother you but I'm searching for a boot liner for my R.

    I know you advertised this and if by any chance it's still available can you let me know as I've got to transport a Border Terrier to Edingburgh!

     

    Thanks

     

    Ian

  8. I had Eibach Pro Springs on my car with 19" Prets and no DCC. Drop was very subtle aesthetically and didn't affect the car's comfort as a daily driver. Nice compromise, albeit I would have liked a slightly lower drop.
  9. The Golf R was my wife's car so it was more a case of what I thought of it I think.....
  10. You could when I booked and it was a GT3 but it was a 3hr session only and £700. The Turbo S was £330 from memory as I upgraded from the normal Turbo car, but a GT4 would be awesome...could see this being 2018's birthday present
  11. My friends wife works for BMW head office and the staff and their immediate family get to choose brand BMW's to run for 10 months or a max mileage and then swap out for something else. My mate and his wife have literally tried everything in the range with the only cars being off limits are the full fat M cars. So they may not be lease/hire cars and could be nice, cared for examples as BMW are super strict on how the cars are cared for by the staff with large financial penalties for damage/abuse.
  12. 991 Turbo S at the Porsche Experience Centre at Silverstone. The car is ridiculously good, made my R feel very ordinary when I got back in. Really cannot rate the experience highly enough as I 90mins of one to one tuition in the car using all of the performance and being able to really explore the cars capabilities. Great experience.
  13. Yeh I am probably being unfair and that was a bit of an excessive description of the difference in performance. I think the figures are around 310-320 for the Revo 1 on the TTS and my R was quoted at 360-370 at stage 1 by Revo. So you have a 50bhp deficit, possibly similar weight with the added bulk of the Roadster over the Coupe, and a bit more lag as the KO4 spools a bit further up the rev range compared to the IS38. It will invariably be taken to Stage 2+ in the near future which will then give similar bhp figures.
  14. Thanks all, yes really pleased Don't get me wrong I loved my R and not knocking it, but for me it wasn't a weekend use only type of car and the three door didn't work for the two dogs (wife wanted them on back seat not in boot).
  15. Sold my R back in April and turned it into a new Ibiza FR for the wife and wanted a convertible 'something' for the weekend. Choices were another S2000 (sold last one 2015), Boxster S, Z4, TT Roadster. Looked at examples of each and the TT felt like it ticked more boxes and 'could' be closer to the R in terms of performance. As such I picked up an '09 TTS Roadster completely standard with an impeccable Audi service history and great condition. Really wanted a manual but the car was too good to pass up. It has now had a few mods and service items; Oil & DSG Service by AKS Rev G DV Cam Follower Michelin Pilot Sport 4 Dip Stick (Audi one falls apart) Facelift Black Edition Grille CTS Intake Cobra CBE (Modded to fit Roadster by AKS) Revo Stage 1 Its no where near as quick as my R was, and the handling is not close either but.....it's 100% more fun and with the great weather we have had for the last few months its been a joy to take out at the weekends. The addition of the mods has bought it alive and I'm now looking forward to Stage 2+ and possibly even the addition of a TTE420. Couple of pics;
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