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PHILC last won the day on January 7 2018

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    Ph.D. in R-ology
  • Birthday 18/05/1956

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    North Essex.
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    Driving, foreign travel, walking, drinking, winding people up, having a laugh.

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  1. PHILC

    Golf GTi TCR vs Golf R

    I had a GTIPP before the R, swapped because away from the lights it couldn't get the power down. Very entertaining through the bends though, the diff was phenomenal.
  2. PHILC

    Selling my Golf buyer wants to pay cash

    I'll look after it for you🤑
  3. PHILC

    WLTP R Torque

    S3 now quoted by AUDI as 0-60 4.7 seconds.
  4. PHILC

    What will your next car be?

    Just taken delivery of the S3, but as usual have started thinking about its replacement in 30 months or so, don't like the sound of hybrid no matter how mild, so probably A35 AMG.
  5. PHILC

    Exploding Sunroof

    I wouldn't sell it, I'd get the pano glass covered with Scotchshield and if I had children (which I don't) I'd probably think about getting the rear door windows and back window done as well. Most public transport these days have all windows apart from the windscreen covered for safety reasons bearing in mind the number of idiots that like throwing things at moving targets.
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    Clutch slipping at 23,000

    As above go beyond dealer and contact VWUK. If you have had trouble from the start they can't refuse.
  7. There seems to be a gradual breakdown in respect for life and respect for other people and their property. Perhaps we have become so PC that nobody is willing to draw the line in the upbringing of kids. Schools are scared to say anything and blame the parents which in many cases don't care for their children. Many of these kids now don't know when they are stepping over that line. Austerity cuts have meant that both the Police and Social services are so stretched that they cannot cope. This leads to the position we are now in, which I am afraid will only get worse. Perhaps in some areas of large cities " a good kid" is one that doesn't carry a knife?
  8. That makes our Squirrells over here look rather tame😥
  9. Well you know what they say, "you can't take it with you"🤑
  10. That will help to pay for the £450 Vehicle Tax for the first five years😩
  11. I am pretty sure the A35 AMG is DI and not MPI from what I can find out.
  12. Do you know, I have actually had all those replies from every service department of every car manufacturer that I have bought a new car from. Pure nostalgia😩
  13. We are not so litigious as the yanks, they know what they can get away with.
  14. If they are, and have been selling DI R's in the States and are offering a five year warranty then they must have faith in their product. Or are heading for even more warranty payouts in future and possible further litigation on top of Dieselgate.
  15. After 5 years the boy racers that buy them won't care as long as they can lower it.