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  1. Good spot. So that’s a 11% discount. they might need to do a little better than that if they want to shift some mk 8’s πŸ˜‰
  2. I do change the air con - but not that often. I find its good but not perfect (no car is) hence the need to adjust it. I find I change it to 19 when I feel too hot but typically leave it on 21. I find I have to turn it down a couple of notches if I'm hot as 21 just doesn't get it cool enough for me. (more so in the summer)
  3. With regards all the comments said about the Mk8 and touchscreen control etc.... I don't think the climate control is too difficult to alter. I'm sure there was a lot of talk of having to go into lots of menus change it. But looking at him in this vid adjusting the climate at 9:26. Its just a hot and cold buttons to press and not exactly a hardship over a rotary knob? I don't doubt other adjustments could be a pain, but climate to me that two buttons are available at any time to adjust, instead of a rotary knob.
  4. Interesting comparison of the new S3 against some of its rivals.
  5. Matt Watson did a good comparison between the face lift pre-WTLP car and the WLTP car.
  6. I would also be tempted by this however a few things put me off: Invalidates major components for the 18 months warranty I have left (and any further warranty I may buy after that). Insurance will go up - I'm with VW insurance and they probably wont take too kindly to modifying the engine! (Although they didnt mind the pedal box). I have PCP and its against the terms to modify your car. After all, its not your car to modify. How would it affect GAP cover? Should you tell them also? Didn't give this a thought until recently when someone mentioned it. Also my (over anxious) wife dont like me "messing" with the car (was bad enough getting approval for the pedal box). I think in principle its a brilliant idea to cheaply increase the power output of the car rather than spending 0000's on a faster car like an RS3, but there are drawbacks, so its not that straightforward. It depends on your appetite to risk I guess πŸ™‚πŸ˜‰ Not knocking the OP at all, it's his car to do what he wants with it. But above are my own concerns.
  7. This one is much better value. Still has the same wheels and pan roof as the one above. Not sure about the rest of the spec. https://www.autotrader.co.uk/car-details/202011116010462 I assume these are options, but not up on Audi's Comfort package Reversing camera Bang Olufsen sound system Keyless Entry RS sports exhaust system Panoramic glass sunroof Electric lumbar support
  8. Very nice and deffo a great upgrade from an R. But dont pay too much! πŸ™‚
  9. Yes I've a 19 plate R and would guess it would go up on the forecourt at £27-£28K, probably no more. That RS3 is £20K more for approx the same age. I know the RS3 is a slightly higher class of car and that one has more options than mine .... but £20K!!! 😲
  10. Surely is about Β£4K overpriced! πŸ™‚ Are they really that expensive for this age? Ok that has a few options but its potentially a 18 month old car (or slightly newer) and I wouldn't be dropping Β£47.5K on an RS3 at that age! I think with a good discount, it wouldn't have been a lot different in price when it was brand new. You can get 19 plate RS3's for Β£10K less, albeit with a few less options. Very nice car, but it looks way overpriced to me. πŸ˜‰
  11. Slightly off topic but it appears BMW are now blacklisting cars that have been "tampered" by coding. From that thread below: "My F31 is in for a rear camera fault & just had a call from the dealer to be told they have noticed manipulated code in the car (Bimmercode coding) that is causing the fault in the camera (alignment issues) & that due to this my car is now blacklisted for electrical warranty claims unless I pay to have it factory reset." https://f30.bimmerpost.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1750567 I think the guy did pay for a full factory reset in order to remove his car from the blacklist. I hope VW and other manufacturers don't start to impose these restrictions. Ok, not such a problem when the car is out of warranty, but as this thread is about the Mk8, its potentially relevant.
  12. Nice write-up @DadRacer. I also have a GPF car and you make it sound tempting. πŸ™‚ But I value my warranty too much so I probably wont get it done (although not really driving the car much at the minute so would be a waste!).
  13. Here's a curve ball......... Perhaps its the ESTATE that gets the 330bhp engine. πŸ™‚
  14. im sure on the Volkswizard vid on the GTI his said the light bar could be turned off. So hopefully it won’t be a OBD11 mod and you can do it though the menus.
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