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  1. A bit like asking the proverbial ‘how long is a piece of string?’ question. Five years is a long time in car depreciation terms and many factors could influence car values and desirability during that time. Assuming current supply chain issues are a thing of the past in five years time, used car prices are likely to have ‘normalised’ by then and the difference in value between one of the last 310ps mk7.5 R’s and a 300ps model may not be significant. For anyone thinking of buying what will be an 8-10 year old R in 2027, they’ll probably consider condition and service history more impo
  2. Whether it’s considered high mileage will depend on how old the car is. A 2019 R with 50k miles would be considered to be a high(er) mileage car (circa 17k - 20k miles per year) compared to say, a 2017 car with the same mileage (circa 10k miles per year). I don’t think you’ve said what age the car is you’re considering buying. As has been said by other posters, how the car’s been serviced and maintained, and the type of miles it’s covered (e.g. mainly unstressed motorway miles) is more important than the actual mileage.
  3. @ryanridge18; As others have said, a car with higher than average annual miles shouldn’t be an issue, provided it’s been well cared for and all servicing / regular maintenance jobs have been carried out on time. I’d be wanting to see evidence of the service history to ensure servicing and maintenance hasn’t been skimped on. As @golf7.5r had said, brand of tyres is also a good indication of how a car has been cared for; matching premium brand tyres on all four wheels are a good sign, but cheap Chinese ditchfinders would be a red flag for me. Also worth checking the car’s MOT history o
  4. With VW seeming to take a firmer line on warranty claims these days compared to the pre-Dieselgate era, I doubt they’d offer any form of goodwill on a factory sunroof fitted in a car over three years old. Sunroofs aren’t covered under VW’s ‘All-In’ warranty product either. The warranty covers sudden failure of electrical and mechanical factory fitted components - bodywork is specifically excluded, and sunroofs are considered to be bodywork for the purposes of the warranty. https://customer.vwfs.co.uk/content/dam/bluelabel/valid/www-vwfs-co-uk/documents/VW_Warranty–Terms_and_
  5. IMHO VW have never been good at communication, whether it’s internally (VW to dealerships) or externally with customers. It’s a sad state of affairs when forum members often seem to be in possession of more accurate, up to date information than the dealerships. Historically, they’ve also been pretty poor with their marketing and promotional material. Before the production of pricing and spec brochures stopped, it was pretty much the norm for there to be inaccuracies and inconsistencies between brochure content and configurator.
  6. I don’t have Dynaudio, but I didn’t think there were specific Dynaudio balance controls. Assuming this to be the case, then you adjust the Left / Right balance and Front / Rear fader within the Sound Settings menu accessed via the infotainment screen. Press the ‘Sound’ button at the side of the infotainment screen, select ‘Balance - Fader’ and an overhead view of the car’s interior is displayed. Adjust the balance / fader - either by moving the circle with your finger in the birds eye view diagram on the left side of the screen or by using the left / right and up / down arrows on the
  7. Before I sold my last car with MIB2 infotainment system, I reset it back to factory settings - the YouTube video below shows how to do this. Resetting back to factory settings successfully wiped all the information that was personal to me; e.g. phone contacts, call history, personalised radio station presets and station logos. By resetting back to factory, any personalisation changes you’ve made for yourself such as your own radio station presets will be deleted, so you’ll need to re-do them.
  8. Try swapping the good battery in the key you normally use into the spare key fob and see if it works. If it does work, then the new battery in your spare key fob was faulty (fake or dodgy batteries aren’t uncommon - even if bought from a reputable, well known supermarkets).
  9. If semiconductor shortages is the underlying issue affecting HK supply, then Dynaudio is likely to be similarly affected.
  10. Assuming the mk8 Golf has the same TPMS as the mk7 / mk7.5, it’ll be an indirect TPMS that uses the ABS sensors to monitor differences in rotational speed of the wheels to detect potential air pressure loss in the tyres. Therefore, no wheel mounted or in-valve TPMS sensors required.
  11. @robonn - Also, bear in mind that reducing a car to standard vanilla spec might make it less desirable to buyers when the time comes to sell, so potentially reducing the size of the pool of would-be buyers and / or the price you can get for the car. One other consideration is the insurance implications of ‘modifying’ a car back to base spec - many insurance companies consider a car is modified if it’s spec is changed from the way it left the factory. So bizarrely, taking a car and removing factory options might be considered as a modified vehicle by some insurance companies, and that
  12. The 19” replicas are 8J, however @chillly has the 18” version which is 7.5J, so a 225/40 R18 tyre should fit fine without being overstretched.
  13. IMHO it shouldn’t matter whether the wheels are OEM or replicas when it comes to tyres fitting correctly, and I certainly don’t think you’d be wasting Michelin’s time if you sent them pictures. They’ll have fitted numerous PS5 tyres of different sizes to a variety of wheel sizes when they carried out their pre-launch testing of the PS5, so they’ll be in a very good position to comment on whether or not a PS5 without rim protection should look like yours when mounted on the wheel. IMHO the tyre wall should only really sit behind the face of the wheel if someone is going for the ‘stretched’ look
  14. I wouldn’t be happy with those either. It looks like there may be an issue with the design of the channel in the wheel barrel where the tyre bead sits; almost like it’s inset back from the face of the wheel so the tyre bead can’t sit tight up against the edge of the rim (hope that makes sense). @chillly - If you’ve still got your OEM alloys, I’d be cutting my losses and putting the Estoril replicas up for sale on eBay and put the original VW OEM alloys back on your car - assuming the OEM alloys were 18” (Jerez?) and you’ve still got them, I’d also get the tyres swapped over first tho
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