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  1. Show off! 😐 I joke I'm just jealous 🤩
  2. I was going to say the same thing. I would imagine any lease/finance company would want to know the service has been carried out at a some form of garage with some paperwork. Or a Main Dealer where it's logged into the VW network. Wait till you get a price for the main service, I was quoted £450 from one garage as they class the R with the Touareg. Best thing to do would be call around a few dealers and garages, most of the dealerships will price match within a 5 mile radius (so long as genuine parts are used)
  3. I've got another one which I'd forgotten. Maybe a little one the geekish side, but does anyone else like to watch the lights do their little dance when you turn the car on at night. 🤓
  4. To be fair when I started the other thread I hadn't imagined it to become quite so negative and more just to see if anyone had little things that bugged them too. There are plenty more likes then dislikes. I may be of a minority but i quite like the sound of the soundaktor when you are right up the revs in race. Also enjoy when the kids ask you to do a racing start on the way home from school 😅 or the bite from the 4wd kicking in as you plant it into a corner. Taking a look back at it when you park it up in the far end of a car park. To name a few, there's plenty more.
  5. Sounds to me a little like, your current car has new discs and pads (which in theory should be able to swap to the new car), but the pads and discs on the other car once touched could not be put back onto another car and would require replacement (£££ to the dealership). + if you're looking at a VW dealer their service areas are busy making money (repairs) the service team are separate from the sales team and so it's not necessarily in their interest to make FOC maintenance to help someone else make commission. I guess your sales rep has probably said yes to get the sale hoping to catch his mate in the service department to switch brakes over, at which point the manager has said no. and unfortunately unless it was in writing that the brakes were to be switched its all based on word. Make sure you get the offer from the franchise manager Once you pick the car up take a picture of the brakes and then another on a week of driving on them and then get back in touch if needs be.
  6. Intrigued to know the people that are fitting all of this into their hatch boot's is this with or without a parcel shelf still in place? As isn't it quite dangerous to load over the height of the rear seat especially with a child potentially facing the back of the car? Having come from an S3 sportback, the hatchback boot is tiny and we had to rent a roofbox for a recent trip to France, 2 kids 7 and 3. Fitting a pushchair, luggage and everything else in just wasn't going to happen. That said, no offence to estate owners, but I really do not think our cars suit the shape. I'm sure you'll find a way to fit everything in if needed to. One thing from experience (Mrs had a pug 207) having to remove push chair wheels everytime you want to put it in the boot gets rather tedious. Good luck with the purchase and imminent arrival. Intrigued to know the people that are fitting all of this into their hatch boot's is this with or without a parcel shelf still in place? As isn't it quite dangerous to load over the height of the rear seat especially with a child potentially facing the back of the car? Having come from an S3 sportback, the hatchback boot is tiny and we had to rent a roofbox for a recent trip to France, 2 kids 7 and 3. Fitting a pushchair, luggage and everything else in just wasn't going to happen. That said, no offence to estate owners, but I really do not think our cars suit the shape. I'm sure you'll find a way to fit everything in if needed to. One thing from experience (Mrs had a pug 207) having to remove push chair wheels everytime you want to put it in the boot gets rather tedious. Good luck with the purchase and imminent arrival.
  7. So it sounds like as long as you don't soak the fabric you can clean as you would the seats normally. My car's are always no food, no drink allowed especially for the kids. I know it's just a car at the end of the day, but I just can't be dealing with something being mashed into the seats or carpets! Or chocolate melted onto the seat 😖 My oldest managed to drop an ice cream in the other halves car 2 years ago and it took a good 3 attempts to get clean.
  8. I've been through 10 pages of this forum and searched, but cannot seem to find anything on this. Any detailing gurus have a recommendation for cleaning our MK7 seats? Mainly the Alcantara side panels, does this stuff act like suede when it gets wet? I have both Auto Finesse Total interior cleaner and Auto Glym Interior Shampoo, could i use either of these? The panels appear fairly clean, but on the drivers bolsters i seem to have a small amount of bobbling, which looks more like its from my clothes then the material breaking down. Is there a good brush for seat cleaning that anyone would recommend?
  9. Just back off of a 1250 mile road trip into France and back and used it for pretty much all motorway mileage, it made for an easy trip. As others have said it did take a bit of getting used to and in the end i found myself using the controls to prepare the car for an overtake, or when a car blocks an overtake so as not to end up with the anchors being applied. You also have to watch for cars trying to pull into the gap between you and the car in front otherwise it'll slow down too. But on the whole found it really easy to use and made the general drive much more relaxing, I'm not sure how using your foot makes it a more stressful or takes much more concentration, but it really did make a difference.
  10. How long have the rear tyres been on the car? Could be worth switching front to back (advised I think every 5k miles for maximising life). From my understanding these cars run slightly toe-in which causes the rear tyres to wear the edges of the tread blocks. sometimes this then causes a whining noise that sounds like a wheel bearing/diff whine. Easy way to tell run your hand backwards across the top of the tyre and you'll feel sharp edges.
  11. Ok so we all love our R's, rightly so they are an absolute hoot! But no car is without it's faults. What do you dislike about your R? I'll start with my 2 biggest peev's 1. The pathetic turning circle with Pretoria's 2. The boot space for a car this size is tiny (no i don't want a hearse)
  12. Out of the 3 the Cupra i'd expect to have the best fuel economy (if you aren't going estate and 4WD?) But being realistic if you're expecting anything over 30 mpg on the regular then you're looking at the wrong cars and go for the diesel equivalents. Is the 184 FR a diesel? Otherwise it's down to preference, the Audi and Golf, will likely be the same speed (the Audi may sound a little louder but i think this was addressed in the facelifted cars?) The Cupra wouldn't be far behind the 2 speed wise. Whichever you choose I'm 100% sure you will not be disappointed!
  13. Isn't this the opposite of what you would want to do? Petrol vapour will detonate much easier then liquid and you are giving more air space to fill and pressurise. If kept cool in a garage, (not brimmed, but full) it should be fine.
  14. Would need to check again, but isn't there a setting in the menu for ACC mode (eco/normal/race), I've not had a chance to play with it just yet, but i'd assume if you set it to race or sport it'll accelerate at full throttle? I have found it a little unnerving allowing the car to follow a car in front and even coming to a stop, but am slowly getting used to it. As mentioned if you are using it then you have to forward think a little more which i think you should do with regular cruise control. If you think anything is odd get it into VW and see if the sensor maybe needs a re-calibration, but it is only reading the car in front of you, it can't tell if the car in front of that has slammed it's brakes on.
  15. It'd be interesting to hear the split of DSG vs Manual sales, my guess would be that the DSG out sold the manual at least 3 to 1? Having come from a manual S3 I had regretted not going for DSG in that, I spend most of my time in traffic though. As has been said manuals are now a dying breed, emissions and volume of sales is killing it off unfortunately. Rev matching and left footing it out of a corner is great fun, but it doesn't sell cars to the masses, Gear change farts and effortless driving does, Plus i'm sure VAG haven't been able to supply a good clutch for at least 15 years! My old Audi was useless and from my understanding the R isn't up to much either, with failures from low miles. All that said, if this is the last year of the mk7.5 build then maybe they have sold through the remaining stock of manual gearboxes and won't replenish again now? With a new gearbox for the mk8 platform. especially if it is as rumoured to have some form of electric motors.
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