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stu-evans last won the day on May 21 2018

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  1. Since I commented on this post at the back end of last year, we’ve actually switched our ‘second car’ (wife’s Q7) to electric too…..so now our 2 main cars are both electric. And the new one we’ve gone for is the VW ID.3! It’s a great car - we both love it - and even though it’s the cheaper of our 2 EVs, it’s the one both my wife and I prefer to drive….. the progress in technology in 2 years (compared to our I-PACE) is incredible - the ID.3 is simply brilliant - not just as an electric car; but as a car. The R is still the garage queen it always was…comes out for the odd trip when the weathe
  2. Well...everyone has different circumstances and each person lives in a different location I guess....so I appreciate each person needs to make their own choices....but we also visit extended relatives 200 miles away (in a part of the country with very poor public charging provision actually)....our I-PACE easily does that distance one way with charge to spare (and all but the smallest battery sized newer EVs seem to be offering 200+ mile range - the bigger battery options 300+) - and when we go to visit we tend to be staying over, so we just plug in to the mains and slow charge while we’re the
  3. Just to throw in a completely different opinion....I’ve already ‘switched’ as the main car and don’t see us buying another ICE car as the main car in the household. Still got the R...but it’s a low mileage garage queen really and only goes out in dry weather. Got 2 other ‘ICE’ cars too....but the one that gets used the most - by both me and my wife - is the electric I-PACE. We love it - it really is a great car. 0-60 in 4.5secs and for a 2 tonne vehicle handles exceptionally well (mainly as all the weight is in the floor - batteries). The only reason I can think of where anyone has a valid c
  4. You also need to code the steering module - think it’s module 10. However, if the handle isn’t flipping when you select reverse this suggests a power issue as it should do that regardless of coding....I’d check the +ve and ground connections.
  5. Deleted as just seen you’ve fixed it!
  6. I would say your £2k - £3k is probably about right for a Hormann sectional. I’ve got 2 doors - 1 is a single & 1 is 1 1/2 size - both doors were £5k total fitted....but they are both custom sizes and have brushed stainless steel decorative detail added....and are fully connected as IoT devices. It would be cheaper for a standard size and plain colour along with standard opening electronics. Love the (German) quality of the Hormann’s and the level of insulation is insane...the garage is always as cosy as the house!
  7. You are an absolute star - thank you very much for this - that really helps me visualise what’s going on beneath the trim & carpet! [emoji2]
  8. If you’re happy to do the front and rear that would be awesome! [emoji16] From what I can tell the wiring routing should be the same regardless of hatch/varient (except being a bit longer!) Thank you so much!
  9. Strange request maybe - but I don’t suppose you have a picture/could take a picture of the passenger side footwell/sill area (similar to the one you’ve posted of the driver side) that you could upload to this thread? I’m just about to embark on retro fitting a reversing camera and it would be great to see the existing wiring on each side so that I can work out which side to run the new cables - the only diagrams I can find are for LHD vehicles.... Thanks in advance!
  10. Just had mine delivered today! Really impressed with the quality - the attention to detail on the interior, in particular, is fantastic [emoji2] Just need to get myself a nice shelf for the garage now to display it!
  11. They actually couldn’t get close on price supplying the tyres - so said as they couldn’t price match they’d fit them for me at the same time as the other work if I got them myself....charged me £50 for fitting them...I bought them with cash back from Camskill online so the total doing it that way ended up cheaper than anyone else could supply and fit for together!
  12. Another recommendation for Shrewsbury VW (Inchcape) from me after my 5th service there (3rd annual one they've done for me) - always great service and they go the extra mile to look after the R for me as they know I'm precious about it!
  13. The after sales manager there drives a 7R Estate - which I think helps! 😉 And yes, the R is a long-term 'keeper' for me - hope there's a few more amongst us that will keep the forum alive with the 7!
  14. Left it at VW for the day ... picked it up 8 hours later having had its 5th annual service, MOT, AC service, brake fluid refresh, an infotainment/software recall & 4 new Michelin PS4S tyres fitted (and me a smaller bank balance)! Also picked up a reversing camera retrofit kit from them - will keep me busy for a while! If anyone’s considering it then I got one with a different part number to what I’d found on the forum before - seen people comment that the instructions were for left hand drive - so a friendly chat with the aftersales manager later and I’d had the right hand drive kit orde
  15. A little late to the party on this one (alright - very late) - but couldn't see anyone with this keyring in the thread so far so thought I'd add it. Genuine VW R accessory.
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