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  1. I collected on Saturday and withdrew from the finance agreement today (Monday). VWFS gave me a settlement figure that is frozen from the point of withdrawal and this needs to be paid within 30 days by cheque or BT. VWFS confirmed the 2+2+2+2 deal isn't impacted by withdrawing. They tried to charge interest from the date the agreement kicked in (wednesday as it was done electronically) but they agreed to charge interest from the date of collection, as that was when all docs were fully signed and deposit paid. I paid a total of £7.74 interest.
  2. New owner here so slowly getting used to my new purchase (310 r estate) I've searched but can't seem to find why the DSG farts and downshift burbles are much more prominent when in race mode with gearbox in S vs race mode with gearbox in manual mode. Ideally I'd like the extra noise when shifting manually, but it seems quite muted from inside the car. Any tips? Many thanks
  3. I'm collecting a used R wagon this weekend and will take advantage of the 2222 deal. The warranty/service package etc., is not conditional on having the finance for a minimum period - you can opt to withdraw within 14 days of the date of the agreement, and have 30 days to settle the balance without losing the benefits of the current used car deal.
  4. Thanks for all the responses. Everything remotely so far, as Weston is ca. 1h40m from my house. I've had a detailed video sent over which includes the current damage which is to be repaired - they will refurb the wheels and do a smart repair on a scrape between the driver and rear passenger door. I'll be getting another video once the car has been fully prepped. I also thought it was a good deal considering the spec. I am nervous about buying an older car without the more comprehensive factory warranty, as there is no shortage of people reporting issues with these cars. However, better some form of warranty than without.
  5. Ha, had me worried for a second there... Link to the car: https://usedcars.volkswagen.co.uk/en/used-cars/volkswagen/golf/mk7-facelift-20-tsi-r-4m-310ps-dsg-est-hmcbezp V. well specced, plus they have also missed off Dynaudio which it has. I have a budget for a newer car, but it seems silly to spend the extra 8-10k when this one will come with a 2 year Das Welt warrantly, plus 2 years servicing included. I intend to pay off the finance the following day - just need to make sure I can do this. They have just completed a major service, including brake fluid, haldex oil (filter probably not cleaned!) and aircon service.
  6. Just put a holding deposit down on this and wondered if it used to be owned by anyone on here? Many thanks
  7. Could be an option, although I'm not confident you can rely on anything written by a garage to secure a sale. There is a Marshall VW dealership all of 30 yards away, so it wouldn't be hard to check it out with them. Is there a way of checking with OBD11, as I have one for use on my GTD.
  8. It's a nice spec and good price (imo). https://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified/advert/201911214606013?radius=5&sort=price-desc&advertising-location=at_cars&onesearchad=Used&onesearchad=Nearly New&onesearchad=New&price-from=7500&postcode=ox110ex&price-to=35000&page=6 Trouble is it's being sold by a land rover dealer as it came in as a part-ex. My worry is that it may have been mapped in the past, so there maybe a reason for VW to avoid a warranty claim should something go wrong. I would have thought it would be more difficult to do this if it was being sold by VW themselves. It has a private plate - VAR1 or something similar. Many thanks Graham
  9. Saturation diving market is on its knees at the moment owing to a lack of development and maintenance from OilCo's. Things should start picking up next year, but it will likely be a gradual recovery so it may take some time before he gets his opportunity. Great work if you can get it. Yes, I've heard usd1k a day in good times, but it's hard graft and a dangerous job although it's good to see he's so positive about something and so he should go for it! *I'm not a SAT diver myself (just an open water cert) but I work for a shipping owner that has some SAT dive vessels.
  10. I wouldn't recommend using them on any form of daily driver - the side walls are simply too stiff for general use therefore making the ride very crashy with much louder tyre noise. Most are fine in wet conditions, but they won't deal with standing water well.
  11. Being a tight northerner by birth, I would like to see if I'm getting a decent discount from a VW dealer. Currently specced a Golf R estate through Carwow which is coming in at 11.9% discount on the list price of 39,975. Spec is as follows Indium Grey Black prets Vienna leather Dynaudio Rear camera I would have liked to spec DCC and black mirror/roof bars, but that would take me above the VED 40k threshold. I'm also trading in an old golf tdi banger (worth about 400 quid) so under the scrappage scheme this would give me another 4k of list. Downside to this is that the APR on finance is rated at 6.1% and no dealer finance contribution is available (which currently 1.5k). So, I can get a £39,975 car for £31,218 (ignoring the £400 value of the old golf). However, does the primary 11.9% discount seem like a good deal? I've looked at teh usual orange wheels/ DTD and can't seem to do better. Pleased to hear people's views on any decent discounts they've achieved. Thanks
  12. Being a tight northerner by birth, I would like to see if I'm getting a decent discount from a VW dealer. Currently specced a Golf R estate through Carwow which is coming in at 11.9% discount on the list price of 39,975. Spec is as follows Indium Grey Black prets Vienna leather Dynaudio Rear camera I would have liked to spec DCC and black mirror/roof bars, but that would take me above the VED 40k threashold. I'm also trading in an old golf tdi banger (worth about 400 quid) so under the scrappage scheme this would give me another 4k of list. Downside to this is that the APR on finance is rated at 6.1% and no dealer finance contribution is available (which currently 1.5k). So, I can get a £39,975 car for £31,218 (ignoring the £400 value of the old golf). However, does the primary 11.9% discount seem like a good deal? I've looked at teh usual orange wheels/ DTD and can't seem to do better. Pleased to hear people's views on any decent discounts they've achieved. Thanks
  13. The m140i is clearly quicker in a straight line, there is no denying that, the engine really is a peach and is its main, if not only selling point. For day-to-day usage the boot is small and there is no room in the back. Further, push it anywhere beyond 8/10ths and the handling goes to pot. Yes, the golf can be considered slightly boring as it does everything so well, particularly in estate guise, but for anything bar straight line drag racing the BMW struggles to offer anything that trumps the Golf.
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