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  1. Indeed - some manufacturers might absorb some of it, plus if they looking just to make the same amount of net profit, rather than specific gross margin percentage - then they only need to increase the sale price by around 6-7% (as the 10% import duty is on the cost price which is less other charges such as shipping, VED etc, rather than the sale price which takes account of all those extra costs). They are probably going to be greedy though, in which case it's 10% on top of the RRP list price and any negotiated price. The issue with just whacking 10% on top of list price - is every Golf R will be in the 40k super tax bracket, with the cheapest bog standard, no options at all R costing £43,197 A fully loaded one costing.....wait for it......£59,356 - just shy of 60k list price!
  2. Whining noise on full chat? *insert wife joke here*
  3. You can add another 5% (at least) to the UK Golf R price come Jan.....thanks Boris.
  4. Tyre 101: A summer tyre is for the summer - below 10c they can loose half their grip. Below 5c they might as well be made out of stone and have but a fraction of their grip than they do in summer. In cold, damp conditions a Golf R will happily spin all 4 wheels on even the best summer such as MPS4S or MPS4. Tread on a summer is only for clearing water - so tread depth means nothing if the road is only damp, greasy or dry. More importantly rubber becomes hard with age, so it's not tread that matters but just general age of the tyre. When this happens depends on conditions it has had over its life and quality of the rubber compound in the first place. But safe to say, old tyres are less grippy than new tyres, regardless of tread. Outside the UK, in colder countries - pretty much everyone knows this, but here because were are in no mans land when it comes to winter weather (not snowy enough for long enough to warrant winter or all season tyres.....altho tbh more people really should have all season tyres in this country if they don't actively switch to winter tyres for a 3rd of the year)
  5. Such a term is certainly legally challengeable under the UTCCR (Unfair Terms in Consumer Contract Regulations) - especially if the contract has a penalty if cancelled - i.e. you don't get your deposit back. It's the sort of thing that the UTCCR was created for and has specific sections dedicated to. If anyone ever did challenge it on the above grounds, I can guarantee you that it would never go to court and VW would roll over long before a court date is set....they will never ever risk that precedent being set.
  6. Joe, is that Golf R configurator done? 'Almost, i haven't proof read it yet and checked for errors' Sod that, just bung it up as is - we'll let the customers test it out and tell us all the flaws and we'll fix it later. 'Just like the car then'
  7. I'm sorry, that front end is f'ing hideous......just looks like a squinting vacuum cleaner nozzle, or an annoyed postbox
  8. Based on the current progression of incredible power increases between golf R iterations - 330ps is probably the Mk9
  9. I always remember downing half a bottle of neat vodka when i was 18, although it didn't stay down for long......since then not been able to touch the stuff or anything with it in, without retching. I used to drink cider too - but now that stuff tastes like battery acid, i'd have to drop an alkaseltzer in it and maybe rennie or 2 before i could drink that. Never been one to hold my drink - i'm fairly pissed with just 4 pints of medium strength lager and not much more will make me chuck the lot up. As a bonus i don't get hangovers, no matter how much i drink - if i've drunk enuf to get a hangover it just comes back out. However i do have a bladder that can hold more than i can drink.
  10. Indicated speed / calculated acceleration is not comparable to anything but itself.
  11. 10bhp more - crap man, i wish i held off now as i coulda had 10bhp more and full vacuum cleaner GPF loveliness. I also am gutted that i have controls that respond on the first press - i envy those with the new multipress random function controls. That's the thing i hate about my mk7.5 - i press demist and it gives me the demister, i turn a dial to a temperature and it just does it....where's the fun in that! - i want to stab multiple times at a piece of solid plastic and wait to see just what function i get - its exciting as you never know just what's gonna happen (if anything). Then there's my boring front end that looks like a car - i want the full on munter look with winged eyelash headlights and a grill with holes big enough for squirrels, hedgehogs or general rodents to get stuck in, along with a whole tree's worth of leaves to keep the radiator and intercooler nice and warm.
  12. I hate sitting behind diesels which are on their re-gen....it absolutely frigging stinks! So do most VAG range cars which have had their DPF removed - as most of them have a combined DPF & CAT so they stink like hell with the entire core having been cut out.
  13. Sounds like an old lorry, or nackered school bus. Reminds me of my school journeys in this, it had a similar sound when going up hill:
  14. Just for reference for anyone who stumbles across this thread. Dealership VW/Audi tech's, and so called master tech's only have 6 things they can do with a DSG gearbox (any model, any year): -Firmware update (if computer says so) -Clutch Adaptation -Oil service (if near servicing or overdue) -New Clutch Pack -New Mechatronics -New Gearbox They have no training, manuals or any information to fix / replace any sub components outside of replacing a clutch pack or mechatronics. When it comes to DSG, they have almost no diagnosis skills other than what the TCU flags as a fault - which is usually nothing. They will try the above in the that order - sometimes doing a mechatronics first before a clutch pack, but usually its clutch pack and if that don't fix it then mechatronics and if that don't fix it then new gearbox. And that is it - if you go to them with any DSG issue the above list of 'fixes' will be run through, regardless of fault.
  15. Not sure if you're aware - LLLparts is not a UK company, it's Lithuanian and they hold no UK stock - they use a shell UK company that has nothing run thru it, to make themselves look like they UK with their fake London address. Your order will be shipped from Lithuania and can take a bit of time - it can be a week but sometimes 2-3 weeks. Dunno if you have ordered yet but price from VW dealership is £104.95 inc VAT.
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