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  1. They look soo much better now they’re painted! Really want that with my silver Prets now!! Hope you don’t mind me asking which colour you got and what size tin you bought?
  2. Sorry to hear this mate. I had my rear door dented a year back in a retail park car park. I had no choice but to park in the middle of the car park as it’s so small and even though I found an end space and parked right on the outside line to maximise the distance between my car and the car next to me, some cretin (I’m fairly sure it was the white GLC that I parked next to) decided to open their door onto mine whilst I was in the shops. I didn’t realise until the next morning. Fortunately there was no paint damage and a PDR sorted it. The PDR guy did such an amazing job that there is nothing visible or even felt to the touch.
  3. Happy New Year All!! Here’s to a great 2019 ahead in our respective Rs 🍻🥂
  4. 50% Eco 40% Normal 10% Race I like eco mode since the roads around me are generally flat so I can coast from light to light most of the time. Only tend to stick it in Normal when I’m climbing uphill and Race for those special occasions, when required 😉
  5. My R was absolutely filthy after 600+ miles of wet weather driving over the past fortnight so started with a double hit of pre-wash with Power Maxed TFR followed by BH Auto Foam. Then washed using a cola flavoured shampoo 😋. Rinsed car showed almost zero remaining protection of the existing AF Aqua Coat layer so decided to take the time to use Blackfire Crystal Sealant. All I can say about it is Wow, a breeze to apply and a wonderful gloss coming off the car. Also took advantage of the dry and relatively mild weather to clay the glass around the car and apply some Soft99 Glaco Ultra to protect the windscreens ready for when the big freeze arrives. No doubt I’ll have topped it up before then but for now it’ll save my new set of wipers from constant use 😊 Need to work on the interior, especially the glass.
  6. Merry Christmas All!! Hope you all have a great day and get the presents you wished for!
  7. I’m sticking with VW so most likely another R hatchback. Although if I need to get a bigger car - space and engine - then I might get a RS6.
  8. I purchased a grey telescopic post from these guys http://www.securitybollardsdirect.co.uk/security-bollards.html and it is very good. Generally a good visual deterrent and it looks very. Did wake up one morning with a tree branch stuck inbetween the handle but it was probably just kids messing about as they walked past my driveway
  9. Have they renamed Tumeric Yellow to Curry Yellow? 😂
  10. I bought mine because I simply wasn’t getting the mileage out of my diesel Polo and the DPF getting clogged up every other week was starting to annoy me. Plus the emissions fix did make the car struggle when I needed acceleration. I always knew my next car would be a VW, a Golf and a petrol. Having driven a 1.4 TSI as a hire car when the Polo was in for a service, it simply wasn’t up to the job for the hilly roads around my ends so a 2L was therefore a minimum requirement. Naturally that steered me towards the GTI and R. Whilst I admire the GTI, I knew that if I went for that and pulled up alongside a R, I would regret not going for it so I decided to go for the R. It helped that my old man was also looking at an Arteon at the same time so we thrashed out a double car deal with the dealer for both our cars 😁 Since then not a day or drive has gone by where the R hasn’t put a smile on my face. Especially when I see an open bit of road and put it in a Race mode just to hear those quad exhausts open up and roar.
  11. Anybody else notice an increasing number of Romanian numberplates driving around with a similar format to the UK plates?
  12. Didn’t need to, the main service was done before midday and I told them I won’t be back until the end of the day to collect it so they said they’ll have it done before then.
  13. Dropped it off for its first service. All good with the factory Pirelli P-Zero tyres losing 2-3mm over 7k miles of mainly urban driving in the past 12 months. However VW didn’t check the MDI for a software update so it’s back in the garage for that. Got given a Golf 1.6 TDI auto as a courtesy car for the day and it is horrific to drive. Although it did give 59.1mpg on the way home, almost double the R on the same journey (~30mpg).
  14. My 7.5R is my first Golf but my previous (and first) car was a Polo and within about 2 weeks of owning the Polo I realised I should’ve gone straight for a Golf.
  15. I have the same happening on 5-10 mile journeys at 30mph. I’m just happy I no longer have a DPF to worry about, the fan would go on forever whenever it was in regeneration mode.
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