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Charles M last won the day on November 20 2018

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    Ph.D. in R-ology

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  1. Charles M

    Estate Res Delete

    I know what you mean. Exhaust could be too droney for some., but it's about right for me. I wouldn't want any louder but understand why others would.
  2. Charles M

    Estate Res Delete

    I haven't done a delete. But I guess I can live with it as its not too intrusive in the cabin!
  3. Charles M

    Estate Res Delete

    I've had my car for about 8 months now, and I do love the way everyone looks for different things in their cars. I started off thinking that the DSG fart was quite amusing, but now I really, really hate it. To the extent that I'm half tempted getting rid of the car.
  4. Charles M

    What did you do to your R today?

    Only got NIP at the moment, but 3pts and £100 I think. Ticked the speed awareness option, and might take that. Depends if I get another NIP or not.
  5. Charles M

    What did you do to your R today?

    Got 1 nasty surprise. Hoping that if a 2nd was forthcoming it would be sent at the same time.
  6. Charles M

    Standard equipment on 2019 300 R

    Hence why I started "Not that anyone has asked for it..."
  7. Charles M

    Standard equipment on 2019 300 R

    Not that anyone has asked for it...... 1) Surely not really a big issue 2) I guess its a shame, but again easy to live without. 3) Getting overly detailed. To such an extent that I have just had to go out to the car and have a look at what you mean. In all honesty not sure that I am as observant as you!! 3) Hmmm! Particulate filters just cause trouble. I had one on my old 5 series, and did long journeys frequently, and it still clogged up. \fortunately it "fell off". 4) Not an issue for me. 5) I tried reading the long thread and it seems a penny pinching exercise that may cause issues. 6) Not a fan. 7) I'm a creature of habit and don't use it Lane assist is something I also don't like, although I am sure that many people will. Sign post recognition is something that I can also live without. As for Dynamic Lights, when I'm in the Mrs's Scooby, I turn them off and go old fashioned. Maybe they don't work as well as VWs, but I find all these driver aides to be too intrusive.
  8. Charles M

    What did you do to your R today?

    Seems no one flashes you to warn you about the vans anymore. Waze also not showing up the one on the return. Annoyingly I was pottering along slowly rather than hooning it. Just hope that the car in front on both occasions masked me and were going faster. If not, well I do wonder whether Dorset Police can give out tickets in Hampshire - I'm sure they can, but..... And @Jonner220 thank you for your concern!!!
  9. Charles M

    What did you do to your R today?

    Drove there and back..... On the way there I tootled around a corner and for some reason accelerated a bit and there was the camera van. Reckon I might be doing 33/34 in a 30. The Mrs was done for 34 at the same spot. On the way back I met the same camera van, but he had moved 5 miles up the road. As it was on the way out of town and just before a 40, I was accelerating a bit, and was doing possibly 35/36 in a 30. So maybe that's 6 points and £200 on the way.
  10. Always find it interesting as to what people place importance on. The noise the R made wasn't even a consideration when I bought it. I do wish though, that I could somehow stop those silly DSG farts.
  11. Charles M

    What do you dislike about your R?

    While mine is mainly used for road and light off road, I do miss the fact that it has no low ratio box. I know that the "off road" mode and manual box are supposed to compensate, and to be honest, I have never been stuck, but...... It's big. It drives well, and cruises along nicely. I found the acceleration somewhat lacking at 70ish, so had a remap, which adds 20bhp and about 50lb/ft (not sure about torque but think that's about it). Made it so much better. My biggest complaint about it concerns the pedals. They are top mounted and too far forward, which I reckon takes about 2 inches of knee room from the rear passengers. My old Navara D40 had a lot more room in the back. It also has no safety features for the rear. If I had to have one car, I would probably jack both the R and Amarok in and get the Amarok V6 version.
  12. Charles M

    What do you dislike about your R?

    The manual operation on my auto box (not DSG) in my Amarok is towards the driver, not that I use it that often!
  13. And with their finance package, a mere £329 shy of £50k!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (And you have to remember, being 2nd hand means that there is no VAT on it - hence why it should be cheaper). I know people like their options, but this is somewhat silly. Me, I've never really seen the point of spending big on fripperies. Was talking with someone yesterday whose GTI PP was listed at £44k!
  14. Charles M

    Snow socks

    Fred, sorry to not have acknowledged this.... question - are you saying that the CU9 Easy fit would fit the R? https://www.amazon.co.uk/KÖNIG-EASY-FIT-CU-9-Snow-chains/dp/B009NPLE30 While £100 cheaper than https://www.amazon.co.uk/KÖNIG-EASY-FIT-CU-9-Snow-chains/dp/B009NPLE30 I suspect that they would also be better. As mentioned, have used the Easy Fit on my 5 Series with its 18" tyres (small) and sports suspension (lowered), so might well be like the R on 18s.
  15. Charles M

    First step out

    I've always found Kuhmo to be OK. Well actually that is the KU39 and not the KU31. What have you got?