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  1. There is no need to run them in. Just warm them up properly and make sure you’ve lets the brakes and tyres bed in nicely. I am a bit sad that the post WLTP car’s don’t do the nice (if engineered) burbles and pops when changing down, less bothered about the lack of the DSG fart when changing up. Having said that, given that my exhaust tips are still immaculate at just past 1000 miles, it’s a pretty good trade off. It’s definitely a stealthier wagon than my previous 17plate. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. Running the engine in is utter bollocks on new cars. It’s there to make sure they’ve PDI’d them properly and tightened everything up. New tyres/brakes will need a few miles to bed in, but as long as you warm the car up properly, there is no reason at all not to use it from day one. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. How quiet are they compared to the earlier 7.5’s? My 7.5 estate was sounding pretty good on the stock exhaust after 10k definitely got better with more miles. Got a new one coming in the summer and afraid I’m going miss the noise Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. I think the first ones should be around end of Q1 next year. Mine was one of the second batch that I got in June 17. Think the first ones were March/April 17. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. Yup, mines a 7.5 7spd dsg too (estate) Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. I have never seen more that 32 from mine. Long term average is 26. God knows how you guys manage that!!! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. I average 250 but on a pretty broad mixture of town and motorway driving. I’d say 350 is possible if you drive like a saint. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. This is definitely the case. It will pop and bang all over the place when hot. Great fun. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. I’ve been playing around a little with this too recently - I normally only ever leave it in normal - and then drive in manual mode. I actually think there are more pops and burbles on downshift in normal than there are in race. I guess that might just be that you can here more of the external noise though? Either way, the best noises happen if you manually shift down to 1st when coming to a stop. It’s got a lot more character (even if it’s slightly forced) than I was expecting and definitely noisier (in a good way) than my old S4. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. I think you might be surprised - I’ve had quite a few comments from friends when we’re on a drive surprised at how noisy the golf is (totally standard 7.5 estate) when they’re following it. I think it’s noisier outside than in. I still wish it was noisier full stop though! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. It makes quite a lot of noise on manual downshifts. Proper pops and bangs. Much better than the engineered upshift farts Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. Mine’s been good as gold. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. You have an email Ken Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. My nav has only ever worked intermittently. I’m just too lazy to book it in - well I did, then it started working so I cancelled, but it’s playing up again. I just use google maps on CarPlay instead as the lazy option Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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