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  1. Assuming it's a wagon check under the false boot floor. If you need to stow the load cover away it will fit under the raised floor.
  2. A couple of posts recently on other threads have commented that the 19 inch wheels have a worse a turning circle than the 18s but the diameter of the two is almost identical and the extra 1cm of width cannot make much difference. Is this just a steering feel issue? Only thing I wandered is do the 19s make it harder for the front of the car to drag the rear for some reason. Years ago i had a clio 182 and the centre of mass was so far forwards and the rest of the car so light you could ignore everything after the front seats as the front simply dragged or lifted the rear wheels round.
  3. Lots of posts on this thread about 19 wheels having worse a turning circle than 18 but the diameter of the two is almost identical so is this just a steering feel issue? Only thing I wandered is do the 19s make it harder for the front of the car to drag the rear. Years ago i had a clio 182 and the centre of mass was so far forwards and the rest of the car so light you could ignore everything after the front seats as the front simply dragged or lifted the rear wheels.
  4. If one wheel is slightly elliptical I think the sensors will detect it as at certain points during the rotation one wheel will turn more quickly or slowly than the other.
  5. This means it will also pick-up if the tyre is OK, and holding pressure, but you have a damaged alloy. However if the alloy is bent by enough the ABS sensor is picking it up I would have though you would notice.
  6. Hope this was nobody from here. https://twitter.com/roadpoliceBCH/status/1071632270476353541
  7. Given you don't say what R you just got (and I assume it's 2nd hand due to the issues with order times on new) perhaps worth mentioning that if you have a pre FL with the 6 SP DSG you'll see a reasonable amount less on the motorway than a post FL as the extra gear on the 7 SP DSG ratio wise sits over the top of the older 6 SP ratios
  8. Looking at the German VW web site the Golf R Estate is showing in the configurator and appears available to order but the 5Dr is still shown as unavailable to order until testing is complete. I wonder if the much tighter layout on the 5Dr exhaust system is giving problems. This would also explain why some other of the higher tune TSI engines in Skoda and Seat appear approved.
  9. I also think the car might be trying to be to smart. I've never investigated in detail but there are a couple of junctions on my way to work where, depending on traffic, I either go straight on or turn left so same tarmac. It's subjective but I think more the wheels are set to turn when you accelerate the more the car favours fwd so you get a little wheel spin. I think the Haldex/ESC control unit may be more inclined to push torque to the rear when accelerating in a straight line then when turning as this is more controllable.
  10. I don't know if others have seen this but the German VW website with better information (or perhaps a better grasp of reality) is stating that there is no new Rs until Quarter 4. https://www.volkswagen.de/de/models/golf-r.html For non-German speakers and Google translate technophobes the key phase is: "Im aktuellen Modelljahr 2018 ist der Volkswagen Golf R bereits ausverkauft und daher ab sofort nicht mehr bestellbar. Das Nachfolgemodell mit neuer Abgasnorm ist voraussichtlich im vierten Quartal wieder verfügbar."
  11. There's a lot of talk on the forum about snow performance (this isn't the 1st thread) the but as per the last few posts winter tyres and random acts by other road users are the main things about snow performance on the few days a year most of the UK gets proper snow. Having come from a RWD BMW to an R the biggest difference is on the 150+ days a year in the UK where you get rain and road muck (leaves and rubbish) or a steel/iron manhole cover when the BMW can instantly become a menace. RWB might be fun on a track day but commuting home on a wet Friday in November the R covers ground so much more quickly/easily.
  12. Same story for me. Just had a service, 28k in 20 months, and the workshop manager told me there had been a "non-urgent recall" issued to flash the ECU. I think the car is pulling slightly harder and is smoother in confort. Equally it could just be fluke or a ECU setting at x miles plus y services do z?
  13. It think that you feel the power shifting to the back more clearly in the estate than in the hatch as the Haldex responds. I test drove a hatch and didn't notice the impact of 4WD other than enhanced grip but have an estate. On my way to work the corners that caused my previous car, a 330d (which should never have been allowed out the factory without 4WD or an LSD), to have issues I thought the 1st few times I drove in the R it was also slipping as well. Having had had the car a while I am now certain it's the torque shifting and giving the impression of being more tail happy.
  14. I would agree with this. Not all phones are equal. At the moment I have a Samsung S7 so reasonably up to date and very common and it works fine but other phones I've tried in the past have given problems.
  15. I would not get excited. A number of the R estate test mules had oval pipes fitted. Try google but a few examples below: http://drivingspirit.com/volkswagen-golf-r-estate-testing-nurburgring/ http://www.vwvortex.com/news/volkswagen-news/golf-r-wagon/
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