Please amplify how it speaks volumes about 'that person's personality'. Now I'm no grammar pedant, otherwise I would have a field day on this forum. However, if you are going to personally insult Dave then at least do so in a grammatically correct manner. I happen to agree with Dave so what does that say about my personality? Leo9 and I met up some time ago to compare cars and while I had the passive set up on my estate, he had DCC on his hatch. We both agreed that comfort setting was unsuitable for the reasonably challenging (both dry and wet) roads driven. In our shared opinion the damping was unsuited to such roads. When he changed his DCC setting to normal we could discern no tangible difference in handling characteristics between the two cars.
One review has included the following:
In Comfort mode, it’s freakishly languid and soft – more so than a normal Golf. Normal mode is an ace compromise for everyday driving
This is an opinion both Dave and I agree with; having this opinion does not merit a personal insult about his personality. Dave and Leo are also very knowledgeable. I have my own very particular set of skills, which I have acquired over a very long career. I do, however, know a great chassis set up when I experience one.
My experience from Evo and Autocar, amongst others, is that the car provided for testing is chosen by the relevant marketing department via the press office. Chris Harris was provided one with Cadiz 18 inch wheels. I was an early adopter of the mk.7 R and have both leased a 14 hatch for two years fitted with with Cadiz 18s, and now own an estate with 19 inch Pretorias. Both perform(ed) brilliantly, but I am glad I have the latter wheels, as at least in the UK, they do not do PS4S in 18s. I was also an early adopter of the fantastic PS4S tyres.
A quick internet search will prove this incorrect and I presume you are referring to the S model. They actually spent 3 years and thousands of hours creating a Nordschleife setting in the menu which included what is affectionately known as the 'bumpy track mode' or 'Nordschleife cheat'. It is basically a special setting in the menus, utilising DCC, to allow for a firm track set-up with a greater element of damping compliance specifically tailored for the Nordschleife; this in particular allowed it to more effectively jump the kerbs. The time was certainly not set in 'comfort settings', or anything remotely like them. The heavier FK8 Type R then thrashed that time (not in its comfort setting) followed by the lighter Megane Trophy 300 R with passive suspension you would not want on the road. Looks like a special edition Type R is going to take the crown again, but I do not personally care. What I do find interesting is that a fully representative road version of the Clubsport S with an equally talented driver took nearly 10 seconds longer than the official time. VW cheating? Unheard of...
Finally, I note Tiff managed to drive the Golf R estate swiftly and safely on wet public roads without getting the 'rear to step out'. You don't refer to the tyres fitted or the circumstances, but this would take some provocation not fit for the public roads. I have driven my Revo Stage 2 ECU/TCU estate swiftly but safely on the public roads for a number of years now and not experienced anything like this.
And while I'm here, if not already done so, can the 'joke thread' be cleared of the at best borderline prosecutable racist material. Being after dark to members only is no defence. (legally or otherwise).
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