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  1. One wonders if, location, driver age, if garaged overnight, mileage, etc. is taken into account with regards to the likelihood of increased premiums. A case of wait and see.
  2. That's interesting. I received my renewal notice around a month ago from LV for my Golf R (circa £400) and due to renew tomorrow. No mention of any increase etc. In the meantime, I have moved house from West Sussex to Orkney, so called them last week to change the details. Received a revised quote £60 cheaper! One wonders what awaits next year however....
  3. Indium

    New S3

    It's supposed to be a nod in the direction of the original Audi Sport Quattro: https://www.motorauthority.com/news/1122772_try-not-to-drool-over-this-1986-audi-sport-quattro-for-sale
  4. Quite a few nearly new for sale circa £30K: https://www.motors.co.uk/volkswagen/passat/trim/r-line-edition/used-cars/ That Maxton kitted car is very smart bar the grill badge. Would look far better left as was. Each to their own however.
  5. Ha-ha, I have to agree, from certain angles there's an awkwardness to the design.
  6. Yes, that's what I reckoned. Shame about the road tax though. It's a big hit for however many years.
  7. Saw this post over on Facebook yesterday and thought it might be of interest. They look very nice in grey, albeit personally, I'd prefer a gloss finish. I read a post a while back re the cost if ordering from VW dealers and the cheaper price quoted was available depending on the VW system used to order them. Anyone have any further info?
  8. Very nice indeed! That must have been a very expensive R when new given the spec!
  9. Caffyn's in Haywards Heath are looking for £240 incl. VAT for the first service. They actually asked when booking mine in if I wanted the complimentary wash. Needless to say I declined their kind offer!
  10. Just found it on mine this afternoon! Never ever noticed it before! 🙂 There's a comparison test in the latest Autocar between the Golf & Focus. It's a Golf 1.5 TSi 130 and Focus 1.0 Titanium X 125. To paraphrase the conclusion: "This is a different Golf, true enough, slightly less comfortably pipe-and-slippers in it's character, and just a touch more dialled in and switched on, but the truth is that it's probably a stronger real world operator than ever." Both got 4.5 stars out of 5. Not a GTi or an R but an interesting read nevertheless.
  11. Personally, I just use an old bathtowel that is tucked underneath the floor protector that I bought. Works a treat. Also comes in useful for wiping mucky paws.
  12. That sounds very reasonable, but not quite as you say below however.
  13. Maybe where you live, but in my experience with test drives is the opposite. Very little chance to extend the car at all being limited to 30/40 limits local to most showrooms. I also doubt R's are handed out to junior salesmen/woman as play things.
  14. I'd say that's a very fair price for what is basically a brand new car despite being sat around for almost 6 months. Bare in mind it was £36K new back in December without any added options. I'd snap it up.
  15. Cheers. I suspect you are right but thought it best to check. I did some Googling and it came up with the Part Nos you quote.
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