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  1. Still loving these having covered 17k in the wife's Leon FR. Still plenty tread although we will see how they go this winter as they are down to around 5mm. Proper winters are recommended to be changed at 4mm for snow driving and I would be keen to see if there is a drop off in the snow with these. I won't be rushing to change them at 4mm though.
  2. Yeah I agree, the car is not yours to modify. There's been a few cases where the finance company have become aware of modifying and demand full payment. I recall it coming up on years ago on Seatcupranet with a guy with a Leon. Also a guy with a S3 and more recently the M4 from the LLF channel. Dealers need to take more responsibility when selling second hand - a full diagnostic should be completed. Saying all that, I traded my 8P S3 with an APR map and hpfp on it a few years ago. I owned the car outright and was never asked if it was modded, was probably a nice surprise for someone!
  3. I always thought the DSG was a bit laggy pulling away - is that no longer the case with the 7 speed version in the 7.5?
  4. The quality of these leather seats always looks poor in photographs. Not sure if it is so bad in reality though - is anyone happy with theirs? Why VW don't use Nappa leather for the £1700 they charge is beyond me... A Golf R with S3 interior would be nice!
  5. Good to hear you are liking these. I have covered 16k in a 150PS Leon with these and will be buying again without doubt. Still got a good bit of tread left on them too.
  6. In the Audi S3 PFL, 19s were only an option with mag ride - I assume this is still the case with the facelift model. Always thought that strange that VW didn't stipulate DCC with 19s.
  7. I've seen first hand the damage a cover can do - not worth the hassle. The car needs to be clean to start with and even then there's no guarantee of swirling. Remember the craze that was bonnet bras? They did some serious damage to many cars with grit getting between the bra and the paint. Not to mention they looked awful!😝
  8. Anyone got these wheels? How is the quality?
  9. Really should be Y but you are correct in thinking W would do. Most winters V rated which is slower than W which is not an issue for most insurance companies. That being said I would go with Y.
  10. Still find this difficult to believe having had a F30 335d on run flats. Very noisy to say the least, especially when you consider you're in what is supposed to be a premium German saloon.
  11. Hi looking to buy soon but keep hearing about paint issues which are niggling at me. I appreciate this is a trait of modern water based paint and ultimately stones will cause chips regardless. However, having owned several VAG cars over 15+ years and having moved to a 3 series 2 years ago, BMW paint seems to be tougher despite the flat front of the 3 which I expected to be peppered by now but is wearing very well. I have viewed a red R which was badly chipped so walked away. I am open to most colours except black and would like to know if some colours wear better than others. Is Lapis Blue really that bad for chips and swirls? Are metallic colours tougher than solid? In terms of touch ups, I would expect solid paint to be easier? Any thoughts and experiences would be appreciated! Thanks in advance.
  12. Been tacking these and the number for sale on VW's used site almost daily for the last 4/5 months. Availability of used FL models is on the rise and prices are beginning to drop slightly. The impact of the 19 plate and new WLTP cars hitting the road is now doubt the cause. Demand may still be high but supply is up significantly. Average Joe doesn't care about pre-WLTP he just wants something new and shiny on a good PCP deal rather than an overpriced poverty spec used model - It's only some on here that care about dual injection and 10 PS... At one point I had 20 30k+ cars on my shortlist and they were being sold like hotcakes. Salesman must've been rubbing their hands as I expect there was very little wriggle room on those prices. Personally, I still think most cars are £2-3k overpriced and expect a correction over the next few months. Happy days if you are in the market for a used R, not so if you are planning to sell/trade.
  13. Looks like salt spray but I presume it is not?
  14. The splitter on my 1989 mk 2 GTI was coloured plastic. Still don't understand why they would choose to paint this. The couple of cars I have looked have fallen victim to stone chips, some quite far up the bonnet. Not sure if it's how they have been driven or if it's just the shape of the front end.
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