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    Digital or analogue dash

    I expect there will always be a place for manual transmission until driverless becomes ubiquitous i.e. humans stop driving for all intents and purposes.
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    Digital or analogue dash

    This battle has already been fought and lost by analogue. Multi function displays have been a thing in aviation for decades. That's because they are more efficient and effective than analogue displays even if they are "flat". Analogue dials, along with clock work and bakerlite phones, are dead, they just don't know it yet.
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    and yet, in Germany, doing high speeds by it self isn't considered to be unsafe. IF it was unsafe don't you think they would have imposed a national speed limit? The reason we had a speed limit imposed on the motorways was nothing to do with safety either btw. You'll note I'm not debating racing, uk roads etc etc.
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    Golf R Mk7.5 Manual or Dsg?

    I hate automatics, I love the DSG box. Faster than the manual, more flexibility, the autonomics work best with DSG - especially useful in Stau. Try both then buy the DSG!
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    I've regularly done 140mph on public roads - I lived in Germany for 6 years. I still do take the opportunity when ever I visit. To me, speed of itself isn't the problem its made out to be, its about the right speed for the place, time, your car and road conditions.
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    Is this old car a lemon or just well used

    yup its a lemon, but its not your lemon. Opinion doesn't = guarantee. He owns the car its down to him if he wants to pay £450 to get it road legal for one more year.
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    Why doesn't my traffic jam assist work?

    Similar problem here, used to work now doesn't pull away correctly after coming to a complete halt for a while. I was assuming its finger trouble on my side (been playing around with settings) or something I've turned off.
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    GTI PP vs R

    We have a 7.5 Golf GTI and a 7.5 R on the drive. I drive both of them regularly but more often the R by choice. "that much of a difference" depends on how you look at it and your personal preferences. Both cars are very very similar, no surprise there as they are both Golfs. Something like 95% (maybe higher) is pretty much the same between the two. So its down to you if the differences are significant for you or not. For me the R is significantly better for the reasons others have already pointed to BUT I don't mind driving the GTI at all, its a good car in its own right and arguably has more character (flaws?) and better trim (looks better) than the R. Even so I still choose the R.
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    Haldex? perhaps the dreaded black gunk in the pump filter stopping you getting the full 4wd effect? Perhaps have someone watch you pull away on loose gravel and check the fronts aren't spinning?
  10. awesome spec and great result, last of the might Golf R's :P
  11. I suspect its a case of not wanting to gamble with the perception of the mark ("Audi" and "S") as performance vehicles. "R" just doesn't have the same brand luxury awareness imo so less risk to dilute it. Not to mention those to whom it matters can order the S3 instead. Several other posters have commented that there is a degree of over reaction in this topic. I would just point out we are all adults and have seen the information in the thread, if you don't care about it that's fine, nobody is accusing you of being ostriches. The point is people bought into one specification only to find they are getting another - for me it doesn't matter if that has a material impact on resale values etc, its not the same spec of car. I'm lucky I have the previous spec 7.5, I certainly would not order the new spec R with the S3 available as an alternative - but that's just me.
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    Second hand prices.

    Nah its not doom and gloom, time of year isn't good for selling cars. Try the WeWantAnyCar crowd of brokers if you need to shift it fast for more than PX, don't take the first offer you get. I buy cars at Christmas and January because you can get good deals, I sell cars when the sun shines.
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    Buying a Contract Hire car at end of lease?

    Thank you for the correction, note to self: read twice then reply.
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    Down side to dynamic cruise control

    Does anyone else get left sat stationary in the lane waiting for ACC to pull away again. That is after ACC has brought the vehicle to full stop in traffic, which then moves off again after 10-20 seconds? Mines done it a few times now so was wondering if its just a thing or a malfunction? Both occasions it was a 4x4 in front.