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King David

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  1. King David

    Mk7 Golf R Order thread - part 2

    I've been invited to a 1st March midnight pick-up event by my dealer - assuming my car arrives with them in time to register (currently been at stage 6 for a week). So long as the car will be in the showroom under good lights I think it could be quite good fun to get involved with that. The roads should be quiet at least for the drive home...
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    What did you do to your R today?

    I've got a 5 door midnight blue hatch on order - I this is the first time I've even seen pictures of another R in the colour! I've gone for the gloss black mirrors and black prets. I'll throw some pictures up when get it (hopefully March 1st).
  3. King David

    Mk7 Golf R Order thread - part 2

    How hard is it to replace the OEM ones with something like that? Imagine you're a cretin who can barely hold a screwdriver when you answer please 🤣 Would it affect the warranty on the car at all?
  4. King David

    Mk7 Golf R Order thread - part 2

    I'd be interested in this as I'll be getting some ready for delivery. Can anyone who has them let me know if they do much damage to the OE paddles?
  5. King David

    Mk7 Golf R Order thread - part 2

    If my car had been available at the start of February and it had been possible to register it then I think I would have collected it the first day possible. I don't think I'd collect on the 22nd though when it's only another week until 1st March.
  6. King David

    Mk7 Golf R Order thread - part 2

    There was a transporter loaded up with shiny white Golf R's today as I was driving along the A419 into Swindon. If any of you are based around there with a white R on the way - you might be getting some news soon.
  7. King David

    Mk7 Golf R Order thread - part 2

    I hope that's the case as it will make the wait s bit easier knowing there so t a choice. Just had my 5c so that should be positive news for a 1st March collection (assuming there aren't any major storms reported in the next 24 hours 🤣)
  8. King David

    Mk7 Golf R Order thread - part 2

    I just wasn't sure if there was something I was missing other than people wanting to enjoy the fact that their car is 'new' for longer. My car is about a week behind the front runners, so I doubt mine will be here until the end of the month anyway. I was imagining some of you early ones spending a month standing sadly outside the dealer just wishing time away It's all very exciting anyway, I've never had a new car before so I'm not used to waiting more than a day or two to collect a car.
  9. King David

    Mk7 Golf R Order thread - part 2

    Those of you with cars now arriving in the country. If the car arrives at the dealer nice and quickly (this week for example), would none of you be tempted to just go and pick it up instead of adding another three weeks onto your wait? Other than the number plate is there any actual advantage to waiting until March (higher residual prices come re-sale for example). I get waiting until March if you car arrives at the end of the month, but is it really worth it if it arrives sooner?
  10. King David

    Is my dealership telling me porkies?

    I ordered mine in mid-December and had been on stage 3 saying that my build week was next week. Today I got the notification that my car has left the factory. I understand you feeling upset that the dealer gave you inaccurate information (giving them the benefit of the doubt that it wasn't a deliberate lie), but it does look like orders placed in December are still set for delivery in March - assuming you've got your build week confirmed. I'd definitely stick with the order so you end up with the car you wanted, not the best compromise you can find.
  11. King David

    Mk7 Golf R Order thread - part 2

    It could be, I don't know if there's anyway to find out? While I've not ticked all the boxes I did order quite a few options. Then again that would mean that I'd be at the top of that particular queue should an identical order get cancelled. Either way, I realise how lucky I am considering how long some of you have been waiting.
  12. King David

    Mk7 Golf R Order thread - part 2

    I've just had my 5A notification come through so I'm officially joining the ferry watch club from next week. I only placed my order on 12th December and my build was scheduled for next week, so they're definitely pushing the R orders through quickly now. With any luck the 4 week estimate from 5A to delivery is accurate for an early March collection.
  13. King David

    Golf R Mk7.5 Manual or Dsg?

    Everyone likes their own farts - some people just don't admit it...
  14. King David

    Golf R Mk7.5 Manual or Dsg?

    I can't argue with that. I guess my point is that IMO the DSG suits the R for the type of car it is and type of driving it's best for.
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    Golf R Mk7.5 Manual or Dsg?

    I'd echo the above comments that you need to test drive both to form your own opinion. I've always been 100% manual - but after trying both I decided that DSG was the right choice considering the car and my driving requirements. Mine will be an everyday driver, which means regular driving through town and on the motorway during rush hour. The convenience of the DSG in those situations coupled with the quality of control when using the paddles made it a no-brainer for me. If I was buying this as a weekend car to only be driven for fun then I'd be tempted by the manual - though I'd probably actually buy a Type R in that scenario...
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