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  1. I'm not convinced the rear end is the final version given the rear difuser is completely different from the hatch (no gloss black inserts) and the number plate is door mounted. No room for the R badge below the boot release (no bad thing TBH). It's interesting to compare the lines of all 3 wagons from VW, Seat & Skoda.
  2. I believe they call that 'sleeker' looking!
  3. Thanks for the feedback. That's exactly what I was hoping to hear. More so given they are pricier. Will maybe hold out in the hope they reduce the price a bit more for the white ones. Like you, I prefer the OEM look.
  4. Osram LEDDMI 5G0 BK S LEDriving Dynamic LED Mirror Indicator-Black Edition Bit of a price drop on the black edition on Amazon just now: https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B07RYT5ZL9/ref=ox_sc_saved_title_1?smid=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE&th=1 Might well invest in a set as it appears they are better than the much cheaper Chinese versions. Has anyone fitted these to a 7.5R?
  5. I think this closing quote sums up the Golf perfectly: But the new Golf R has the breadth of personality in its locker to be a grown-up’s run-around and yet… (unlike the overly polite BMW M135i and Audi S3) offer layers of handling panache to uncover when you’re in the mood to exploit its monumental cross-country pace. It just does everything. I do like the phrase 'grown-up's run-around'!
  6. Is that a plus or a minus re the all black wheels? I see CMWheels are quick off the mark with Estoril replica's! https://www.facebook.com/cmwheelsltd
  7. You might be right, however there are cars around in stock as has already been posted. Surprised they haven't been sold TBH. Here's another: https://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified/advert/new/202101127902745?
  8. This must be worth a couple of quid wasted just incase in lieu of the anticipated delays: https://www.botb.com/prizes/cars/volkswagen-golf-r/?showabout=true&utm_source=Facebook&utm_medium=Advert&utm_campaign=1233-Advert-W-Golf-R-New-Bafin&fbclid=IwAR1tArBDbMFPjEFeX4BdN9EovaewkuI3ZZB9z3fwbCM4ltzFdZXjk_57bgA
  9. Am I the only one who can't take his eyes off the 'saggy leather' drivers seat? If it's like that on a new car what's it going to look like after 6 months? Yep, it caught my eye right away. The standard seats are far better looking and free!
  10. Nice! Exactly the same spec as I would go for if I were in the market for an 8R. The 7.5R PP had better brakes but not this case this time around. The exhaust is an overpriced extravagance IMHO. Having had a few cars with leather seats and later regretted it, the latest 8R seats in fabric look spot-on with the blue inserts, far nicer than the leather offered. It's horrid!
  11. Indium

    Buy or not?

    It's none of my business, but I don't really see the point of buying a car if only planning on keeping it for a year. Would you not be better just leasing or whatever. The last 5 or 6 cars I've bought (all brand new) I've kept for 12 years, 7 years, 10 years & 11 years, and I suspect my 19 plate R Estate will still be mine come 2030 and perhaps longer.
  12. I'd guess the 20" wheels quoted is a mistake/mistype. Despite misgivings generally about the interior. I do rather like the standard fabric/alcantara seats. Very nice IMHO.
  13. Thanks all. That was a detailed overview Rebecca, much appreciated. I'll get some of the BH Autowheels and give it a try.
  14. Was out washing my R yesterday and was giving the Spielberg alloys a good scrub. Noticed that the groove that runs behind the spokes was rough to the touch on the front pair but glossy on the rear pair, as it should be. Are the fronts affected by iron fallout? What's the best stuff to get it removed? Bilt Hamber Korrosol or BH Auto wheel? Many thanks.
  15. Or wait a few months after launch and get a loaded pre-registered R for £K's less. I'm sure there will be lots to be had. Still doesn't get around the car tax hike though.
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