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  1. LUG

    Selling my Golf buyer wants to pay cash

    Be that as it may, people accepting such big amounts of cash from a random person (not knowing they are a car trader or drug dealer or just a genuine person with a lot of spare cash) it really is not worth accepting that much cash without getting the notes checked over at point of sale.
  2. LUG

    Selling my Golf buyer wants to pay cash

    Or a bank transfer non-binary person too πŸ˜ƒ
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    Selling my Golf buyer wants to pay cash

    Yes I am on about the buyer paying in notes. Don’t get me wrong I am currently in the market to purchase an R in cash currently but it will be a bank transfer regardless.
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    Selling my Golf buyer wants to pay cash

    Good point if the bank don't accept or the notes are fake you don't hand over the keys. In my circumstance above it was 7pm at night and they wanted to drive the car home that night and had travelled far. Question still has to be though who wants to pay 20k cash? and for what sensible reason.
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    Selling my Golf buyer wants to pay cash

    When my dad died we had to sell his car, it was up for around 11k at the time and we hadn't had a bite in weeks, we had debts to pay, funeral etc and then some lads which I think were Romanians turned up to look at it wanting to pay cash. Immediately I told my mother not to entertain it but she had already given them the green light to come up from Portsmouth and we are in the Midlands. They arrived and yep with 11k in cash. I didn't want to allow the sale without a bank transfer in fear the notes were fake or it was dirty money or something, just didn't sit right with me. Lots more to the story but not to bore you in the end we did sell it for cash, I ended up going to the Local Tescos explaining the situation to the store manager who checked most of the notes for me using their machine. Surprised they did it to be fair or got involved it was awkward and weird all round but my Mom was adamant she wanted the car sold. Money was all good in the end and we deposited to the bank without issue but I still think we took a huge risk and it was desperate times and all. Definitely wouldn't do it again if I could help it.
  6. Honestly the VW site is a shambles! Couldn't agree more. I have been searching for an R for 6 months and I nearly emailed VW yesterday when losing my rag with the site. The search as you say is seriously flawed and another thing that bothers me is when you do find a car you like you click to see it and the webpage won't load. It will either try to load and hang on the loading bar forever or you'll get a Back End Fetch Failed 503 error. Its useless.
  7. LUG

    Trusted West Midlands Garages

    I've used Midland VW in the past for a cam belt and water pump change and also some other odds and sods. Well worth travelling to them and they did a great job with fair prices. Not been there for years now because I've neglected my old Golf a bit and used a local garage. When I finally purchase an R I will be going back to them. Let us know an update if you use them.
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    Car Net.. Yay or Tin foil hat time

    I've been using Waze for years and its brilliant. I work in logistics HGV's and most of my drivers use it also. Waze has such a huge community that updates issues almost instantly, from a broken down car on the hard shoulder, to police up ahead. The map also shows you what the current speed of traffic is. if you add friends on Waze you can also share your journey so they can see how far off you are from them or if your travelling to the same destination you can track each others progress. It's also great that you can message other nearby users and ask whats happening up ahead. I have made many a decision based on other users messaging me back. Whether to divert or stick it out.
  9. I am assuming if I hire a GTI upwards it will be a wet clutch? whatever the distinction is? Thanks
  10. Honestly after reading all the the replies I am again in two minds on Manual or DSG. What I will say is, I would never purchase a 420i BMW as the gearbox jolts/jerks/rev's and delayed reactions is so jittery you don't know when its gonna kick in and you dont feel in control of your acceleration in my opinion. I might just hire a DSG for a week. I dont feel like I had these issues in my short test drive in a DSG previously but I didn't really get chance to test it fully.
  11. Hi all, I am still searching for a Golf R. Originally I wanted a Manual never known what to do with my left foot in an Auto πŸ˜‚ and I like going through the gears anyway. Now a few months back I did nearly purchase a Golf R DSG, but the purchase went sideways (another story). I only test drove it once, but the DSG box seemed good, and that test drive nearly fully converted me to searching for a DSG only instead of a Manual. However, I've had a company car recently an 18 Plate BMW 420i M Sport 2DR which is an Auto with Paddles etc, and I really don't like how it drives. This car seems to have sudden jolts of power when going up or down the gears in Auto and its power although forceful is delayed a few seconds after putting your foot down, in my opinion it really is a poor drive and you don't feel like you have full control over it. I didn't really get annoyed with its gearbox until having done a few long journey's/motorway miles mainly but it got me thinking if my view on the Golf R DSG would change after a week or so or whether VW DSG owners have similar issues in their Auto's so to speak. You'll have to excuse my lack of knowledge on auto gearbox's here. Are the VW DSG boxes much better then BMW's Auto's do any of you guys/gals relate to my issues, especially the delayed power and what seems to be like power bands in the car suddenly enacting. Don't get me wrong the BMW is a nice car but I wouldn't purchase this one.
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    R in storage until May

    Peter Kay Voice: Again, Again, Again! πŸ˜‚
  13. The PCP for a few days and then paying it off always seems like a cracking idea, but did you instigate this or the dealer? it annoys me the last time I went to purchase an R the dealer didn't offer this scenario or I was too scared of being cheeky to ask. Either-way I didn't end up going through with the purchase in the end so might still get the option to try this.
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    R in storage until May

    Thats crazy, what will you drive in the meantime?? people who have the luxury to hide their pride and joy between the winter months I envy England's roads are shocking during the winter months, even if you live in a City the salt/grit and mainly POTHOLES are horrendous.
  15. Ive been looking for an R for a few months now, depending on the spec and its condition I would say that is overpriced. You can get much lower mileage R's for that price. Example, my local dealer sold one for Β£17,900 - Black, 3DR, Basic no extra's and 28k miles Yes it had no added options but it was a good example and a lot less miles than you are looking at and thats a dealer! EDIT: Just re-read this and noticed your's is a DSG, the model I saw mentioned above was a Manual, but still I think you could do better on mileage. Scott