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  1. Apparently vw have a revised thermostat housing now with metal components to it,if they know there’s an issue they should b recalling the cars,the vw service department said there’s no recall because it’s not dangerous and it won’t fail an mot unless it’s pouring out a lot,I got an Audi TT from 2000 and it’s never had a problem with thermostat or water pump and it’s done 150,000 miles,exhaust tips still look like new and i’ve never even polished them.
  2. Thnx will give them a call need water pump aswell, I called vw uk customer service,they told me they can’t offer goodwill gestures and I could only arrange goodwill if the dealers were willing to offer it,cars only done 21,500 miles,vw should have done a recall on this instead they jus put out a technical point bulletin.
  3. went In to vw Watford and was quoted £800 to replace thermostat, is this the normal price to fix thermostat on golf r,I thought it would be about £300 maximum, car is out of warranty
  4. The bonnet overhangs a bit too much,new creases similar to the polo are not too bad,I don’t like the long wheel base or wider track as it will be harder to fit in small bays,very similar to a 1 series from the rear,personally I prefer 3 doors which may no longer be an option,they definetly seem more concerned with autonomous driving than how the golf will actually look,most other generations of golf seemed to focus on making the car look good and drive well,now vw are just focusing mainly of electric vehicles,mild hybrid engines and trying to make the car drive itself,all this new tech in cars will take a long time to refine and perfect and will probably lead to a lot of warranty claims when the mark 8 is released,most of the latest spy pics look similar I doubt much will change now as car goes into production in a few months,mk 7 golf r will be the last of the old skool golfs for veteran drivers who like to be engaged with there driving experience who appreciate a manual gearbox,fewer driving aids and dials which have been designed and crafted to focus on the driving info most people will need the speed of your vehicle and revs of the engine,an analogue dash which will not need any software upgrades in the future and create more trips to the dealer than is needed,and with the mk7 possibly being the last of the 3 door golf R’s it could also be the last sports looking,compact,hatchback R’s.
  5. 3 door have no keyless entry or get a pre wltp 5 door
  6. Vw customer service are gona love this guy
  7. https://www.carwow.co.uk/volkswagen/golf/news/2367/volkswagen-golf-mk8-2017-price-specs-and-release-date
  8. https://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified/advert/201902094783771?advertising-location=at_cars&transmission=Automatic&year-from=2015&postcode=ha88sh&model=GOLF&sort=price-asc&page=3&aggregatedTrim=R&quantity-of-doors=3&make=VOLKSWAGEN&year-to=2015&onesearchad=New&onesearchad=Nearly New&onesearchad=Used&modal=description
  9. Looks like they retro fitted digital dash and infotainment unit,loads of vids on YouTube of ppl doing this,nice rear lights,front lights and bumper still mk7,for the price I would get a clean mk7 from dealer,this ones prolly been launched every day.
  10. The 7.5 digital dash looks cheap and a step back from what’s available in the polo,there have already been threads on here regarding problems with the earlier 7.5 display such as map not enlarging,don’t want to be going to the dealer all the time for firmware updates either.the centre console looks better on 7.5
  11. https://www.carthrottle.com/post/the-digital-dash-is-the-only-thing-that-infuriates-me-about-my-golf-gti/ interesting article regarding digital dash.
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