Jump to content

Darlo

Members
  • Content Count

    554
  • Joined

  • Last visited

  • Days Won

    3

Reputation Activity

  1. Haha
    Darlo reacted to Booth11 in Mk8R members’ cars photo gallery   
    If you look in the front passenger seat you can see my car bodyguard (daughter).  I pay her in Starbucks currency.  😂 
     
     
    That’s not a million miles away from the truth.  😂
  2. Like
    Darlo reacted to Booth11 in Mk8R members’ cars photo gallery   
    Love it even in a boring car park 
     

     

     

     

  3. Like
    Darlo got a reaction from Wrex in Mk8R members’ cars photo gallery   
    thanks mate. No unfortunately I couldn’t afford ceramic this time so that’s just a decent quality wax. I have washed it once since and it came up looking just as good. Cleaning it again tomorrow 😂
  4. Thanks
    Darlo reacted to gregozedobe in 8R Quick Question thread   
    I'm not up on which side is the near side, but if you were trying to undertake (go past) a slower car in the overtaking (outside) lane then it is possible that the ACC has been programmed to prevent that.  Undertaking is legal in Oz, so I had that coded off by my Indy when my R was being serviced.  
     
    IIRC it was something like this:
    Disable Overtaking on Right Prevention (Undertaking)
    Allows ACC equipped RHD vehicles to overtake on the left side, which is blocked by default.
    Adaptive Cruise Control (Module 13)
    Long Coding
    Overtaking_right_prevention
    New Value Deactivated
    Security code 20103 or 14117 or 47115 ? 
  5. Haha
    Darlo reacted to NRW in Mk8R members’ cars photo gallery   
    Looks just great Paul. Any more frequent washing and you’ll be changing your name to Rebecca😂
  6. Haha
    Darlo reacted to JaseW in 8R Quick Question thread   
    Can I pay you so you can spend an hour in my car showing me how it all works becs?


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. Haha
    Darlo reacted to Martin2 in 8R Quick Question thread   
    Did they forget to put a manual in your car?! 🤣
     
    I know some people don’t like to read the manual, but whenever I get a new car I do like to have a read through and sit in the car for a bit.  You don’t know what don’t know.  As is very clear from this thread.....😀
  8. Haha
    Darlo got a reaction from Dannybear83 in Security   
    I have CCTV.... more of deterrent then anything, Decent house alarm, security lights and anti drill locks. I have a faraday bag for my keys.  The keys are always with me or very nearby. I never leave them downstairs overnight. I am working on the principle that a very tiny percentage of burglaries end up with a confrontation. They want and in and out job. However I totally understand why people leave their keys downstairs as they don’t want to confront anyone.
     
    VW’s appear to at the min to be one of the manufacturer’s who have maintained the need to have a key or have wireless access to the key in order to take the car. So if the key is in a faraday bag and with me i removed the two means for them to take it. 
     
    Some Audi’s, BMW’s and Land rovers can be stolen without the key or access to to them. However Ford’s are the worst offenders as some can be stolen within 20 seconds by using specialist devices. 
     
    I am considering a steering wheel lock as another deterrent but this means having the key separate to car key to achieve its goal. Plus is will mark my steering wheel 😂. I have also considered drop bollards on my drive but I know I will get fed up of putting them up and down. Also increase the chances of someone taking off you in the drive as you get in/out.

    In summary make your house more difficult to break in to than you neighbours.... and hope they own a Ford.
     
  9. Like
    Darlo reacted to Booth11 in 8R Quick Question thread   
    You can customise any of these tiles from a selection of preset functions.  All you have to is swipe once left from the main menu to bring up that screen above. Then tap, hold (for a few seconds) the specific tile you want to change, and the available choices come up for you to select at the lower portion of the screen (see below).  Tap the one you want to change it to and it will make the change. You can also remove unwanted tiles using the bin icon, and restore should you wish to. Once configured to your prefs, if you tap and short hold any of the tiles down it brings up the full function screen of that particular choice.  
     
    Note:  this is not the CarPlay which has a very similar looking tiled screen option but is not configurable. 


     

     

     

     
    If you swipe left again there is this screen (below) which can also be customised using same method to change the tiles, and/or to remove unwanted tiles.  
     



     
    I’ll also post this up in the Mk8 Tips thread so it easy to find. 
     
    The Help function on the infotainment menu contains all this info so you can get the gist of how to change and customise screens where it allows. B
  10. Like
    Darlo got a reaction from Northern Monkey in Mk8R members’ cars photo gallery   
    thanks mate. No unfortunately I couldn’t afford ceramic this time so that’s just a decent quality wax. I have washed it once since and it came up looking just as good. Cleaning it again tomorrow 😂
  11. Like
    Darlo got a reaction from Wrex in 8R Quick Question thread   
    i am not sure to be honest. I do have my phone connected via CarPlay. 
     
    I think they have some form of internet connection as it’s has done several updates since I have had it. The VW app connects to the car and I can get live information on the car at anytime via my phone no matter where I am. I can unlock from anywhere via my phone, set aux ventilation etc.
     
     It may have been pure luck but the traffic report was very accurate. My wife’s merc is the same. Does everything via the internet but we don’t connect anything to that. 
     
    I could however be completely wrong and it is using my phone. I will use CarPlay for my navigation when the time comes. 
  12. Thanks
    Darlo reacted to Northern Monkey in Mk8R members’ cars photo gallery   
    looks superb that, did you get ceramic or is that wax?
  13. Like
    Darlo reacted to Booth11 in 8R Quick Question thread   
    Same here too.  I remember selecting something in the menus and now get traffic updates regularly even not using the nav (I use CarPlay Google maps nav anyway rather than the VW nav).  Works well as there’s a lot of roadworks going on in my town atm, and already the traffic is back to normal levels of congestion!  
  14. Like
    Darlo got a reaction from Parky-SPP in Carwow's latest review - Golf R vs. S3...and the winner is...   
    yeah I went from GTI to S3 (both stage 1).... then back to gti as I needed a 5dr again. Big mistake. Mrs ended up having it and I got an R.
     
    I will never own a front wheel drive car again no matter how ‘fun’ they are according to journalists 😂😂😂. I like traction 
  15. Like
    Darlo got a reaction from Dannybear83 in 8R Quick Question thread   
    I am assuming so as I was driving with no route guidance set and it started chirping up there was congestion ahead
  16. Like
    Darlo got a reaction from Wrex in 8R Quick Question thread   
    I am assuming so as I was driving with no route guidance set and it started chirping up there was congestion ahead
  17. Like
    Darlo reacted to Lustral in Test Drive 8R   
    Yeah but I have the usual 4 year itch for a change ... Lets see what the dealers can come back numbers wise. I was pretty open with them saying I can get a good price from DTD and showed the numbers that he needed to get close to. 
     
     
  18. Like
    Darlo reacted to Booth11 in Mk8R members’ cars photo gallery   
    Haha, no no regrets from me. 😁  I did wonder if I’d get a lump in my throat seeing a DBP 8R but non whatsoever.  It looks fantastic in DBP but I’m glad I chose Lapiz myself, the DBP not doing it for me in the way Lapiz does.  I think I’ve just had my fill of it after years of DBP cars but I also prefer the aesthetic of the Lapiz with the 8R design.  For me personally the black is a bit too heavy looking.  If you want uber stealth and Darth Vader aesthetic then it hits the spot but I was looking for something different.  
     
    The good thing is (and just as well) is that all three of the limited colour choices, really suit the 8R design, with each bringing a different look.  😊
  19. Haha
    Darlo reacted to OOV in Mk8R members’ cars photo gallery   
    same thing happened to me recently but it was an oven dish of food with clingfilm and the passenger struggling 😅
  20. Like
    Darlo reacted to Lustral in Test Drive 8R   
    So then , the car they gave me for a few hours was pretty loaded with the Performance Pack , DCC and Akrapovic exhaust. 
     
    1st thing that striked me was the interior seem to work better with the blue and grey inside. But the centre console is a bit dull and naff. 
     
    This thing is deffo a set up from the 7 / 7.5 in terms of performance. Its just quicker in any situation. Also it is a bit more playful around on the corners and you can actually get it to step out. Not sure if It should do that but the car has Bridgestone Potenza S001 tyres I thinks.
     
    Although it did pop and bang, it didn't seem to feel as loud or regular as the Clubsport that I have driven previously, but still mega fun. 
     
    The DCC options are vast and I would say the most comfortable setting on the Mk8 is even more plush than the Mk7 in Comfort DCC with 19s, but it might be the tyres etc etc.
     
    Had a go in that special mode and it seems that you have to do the gears yourself or in sport mode. 
     
    The only thing I didn't try is launch control, but im sure that will be brutal. 
     
    Well will I change from my Mk7, unlikely unless I can be persuaded by a good deal. The dealer actually would give me a decent price for my current R actually more than WBAC, however he said the lead times are at least November.
  21. Like
    Darlo got a reaction from theskivingscholar in Autotrader   
    Top tip for wbac. Get it valued... they tend to knock a little off their online estimate. Say no and walk away then within a week they will recontact you and likely offer you more. Not saying it’s an exact science but this happened to my step dad and a mate of mine. Both were decent cars though. 

     
     
  22. Haha
    Darlo reacted to tweaked9107 in Well I guess this really is the end game...   
    When you start seeing advertisements for performance cars that ONLY mention the emissions and efficiency, NOT the performance, you know the ICE cars days are numbered.
     

     
  23. Haha
    Darlo reacted to OOV in 7R to 8R , Is it worth it and WHY ???   
    What do you mean with it being badged as a drag queen ? Don’t get that comparison 😅
  24. Like
    Darlo got a reaction from Booth11 in Bec’s Lapiz 8R   
    you have motivated me to wash mine this week. This terrible weather and a few miles on it over the weekend means it’s absolutely filthy.
  25. Haha
    Darlo reacted to Booth11 in Golf R gremlins   
    That’s got to be the most accurate sentence on the forum this week!  😂
×
×
  • Create New...