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  1. I'll have to look at that it may well replace my overweight rolling pin
  2. morning, can anyone help I placed a car for sale ad on Sunday night @ 21:38 and it's still in ' pending approval ' do I have to do anything else to get it visible, I've already messaged admin but not had any response - I'd like to get the ad active as car will be going soon to stealers and maybe a member is looking for one, cheers Alan
  3. This advert is COMPLETED!

    • FOR SALE
    • USED

    Due to family needs a bigger car is needed so time to change the R a visit to the stealers today and I'm not happy at the money they're offering and would much prefer someone who appreciates the car to benefit, so here goes anyone interested please pm me but be quick trying to sort this week. Pure white 5 door registered 9/3/18 mine from new Full dealer service history last serviced October 18 at 29k, current mileage 34.5k, never had any bodywork repairs with paint protection from new. Car currently has my winter wheels on which are Bola B25's the supplied 19" black unmarked Pretoria's will come with the car as well. Extras were DCC a must with the 19's Key-less entry stop/start button Tinted rear windows reverse camera black mirror caps Professionally wired for dashcam Re-trimmed 100% alcantara wheel with blue stitching rear de-badged with black VW badge matching dead pedal / footrest can be seen at home in Stalybridge north Manchester or work at my workplace in Sheffield. £22,750 Thanks Alan


    STALYBRIDGE, Cheshire - GB

  4. Truly sick of all this car theft someones pride and joy taken for an Italian, these people just take anyone's car, it's just not R's whatever you do don't get a Focus or Fiesta they can just drive them way with a gizmo in the OBD port. Exactly a week since someone broke into ours, luckily the house alarm scared them off but we're now totally on edge. Again hope it's nobody on here and at least it had a tracker though what good that is when this happens I'm not sure https://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/greater-manchester-news/car-ploughs-front-italian-restaurant-17444517
  5. cheers Greg, 🍺 FFS - best £4 i've spent in Tesco for ages Paranoid about keyless and the key being scanned etc I've put 2 + 2 together and got 5 My spare was never used and I presumed the battery would have lots of life but obviously it's transmitting all the time, so these were manufacturer supplied Panasonic and they've lasted 21 months My last 3 cars were Mercs and changing the fob battery was a service item, I know why now. The moral of this story is replace your batteries before this happens 😊
  6. As anyone seen this before last week washing car at home key fob in garage on a shelf went to lock the car and fob was dead, no green transmit light and car didn't recognise key. Got the spare key which worked and swapped the batteries, 1st faulty fob still didn't work, was going to leave until New Year to get it booked in but today 36 miles away at work in Sheffield 12 days later the ' spare ' did exactly the same. I called a breakdown garage out and the guy reckoned the key had been zapped by someone scanning keys with a laptop and they've scrambled my key attempting to steal the car, this is a bit weird for sure and I'd appreciate any comments or ideas, currently booked in on 23rd and driving with the ' manual ' override method which is not very good to say the least. car is a MK 7.5 2018 with key-less and stop /start
  7. Mine was done at home, They only ask you to attend a centre when it needs calibrating so if you have high beam assist or lane assist it needs the camera calibrating, they can usually tell the spec of your car from the reg but indeed mine was a 40 mile trip when my A45 needed calibrating but better safe than sorry
  8. ALS391

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    Years ago that was owned by our local VW dealers Smith Knight Fay, Hyde Gtr Manchester and one of their owners always had it on his car, they have now been snapped up by Inchcape so who knows whose got it now
  9. Mine has been stealer serviced yesterday and I got a warning about the rear discs being scored ! pads 50% worn and my fronts only 20% worn after 29k, pathetic springs to mind my A45 brakes lasted way more before ay issues, suffice to say VW will not be replacing mine I'm going to find an alternative decent local VW specialist
  10. 2018 7.5 - just tried this driving home from work and it behaves as you describe, I've always used the paddles to slow down and on a hill it does use the engine braking to slow down and stay in the selected lower gear, it doesn't change back to D after the usual 13 secs when your on the level with no load. A few cars ago I had a Clio RS200 EDC, my first twin clutch, it had no engine braking whatsoever and actually seemed to speed up as it used to blip the throttle on the downchange, nightmare !
  11. Elm Green ? my Grandad had a green beetle which I think was more like BRG than your green, not lucky enough to drive it but remember the clutch pedal came up through the floor, is that correct ?. He had another before that pale blue split screen UHL 650, amazing !
  12. 1st time pass 13th December 1971, taught in a Triumph Toledo which my instructor changed for a brand new Triumph 1500 a week before my test. Both with drum brakes all round and a 4 speed gearbox, I never knew / realised this then but the Toledo was rear wheel drive and the 1500 front wheel drive. A few weeks after my Uncle let me drive his Cortina Mk2 estate with 3 speed auto ! 😃 WoW those were the days !
  13. Yep disappointed with my Golf's exhaust but my neighbours are a lot happier as they don't hear my 0545 departures as much. My A45 had a performance exhaust and was mad but I really miss it. However with the A45 if you were 'on it' everybody knew and it actually frightened some pedestrians, so stealth is perhaps more sensible but something in between would be spot on. My Grandkids really miss it and frequently comment.......... two of them are actually on hols in Florida and got a Mustang V8 upgrade.....they love it's noise.....both girls 13 &16 are budding petrol heads !
  14. I'm aware of disabling keyless entry I'm aware of coding it off I'm aware of aftermarket alarms What I don't know and that's what my questions are about is when are VW going to correct this design error / oversight before we all get increased insurance premiums and cars losing value because of keyless entry when Thatcham include keyless entry in the NVSA
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