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I thought it would be a good time to start a sticky 'Quick Question thread' for members to post up any questions relating the 8R that might be useful to others too.  Now people are starting to take ownership of the 8R,  and with all the new tech etc etc, I think it will be useful.

 

Post up your random (or otherwise) 8R questions in here! 

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9 minutes ago, Jagman said:

Do you get a proper manual, in book form, as in the old days (7R), that guides you through the car's features?

 

Yep, I've had a quick scan through it only, but looks pretty much as you'd expect.

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In addition to the hard copy you can also access the user manual (Veh.wall as it’s called) via the car’s Help icon in the main menu screen. Handy if you’re parked up waiting for someone with idle fingers. 😁  Quite good too as you can do a search by visuals or text etc as well as traditional contents list/topics list.  

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I'd still like to know to official line on the size of the boot! 🙂 

Given Matt Watson said it was only about 7 litres smaller than a standard Golf (as opposed to about 40 litres less in the Mk 7/7.5) it would be nice to know the official figure and if in fact the Mk 8 boot is bigger than the Mk 7/7.5. 🙂

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27 minutes ago, Wrex said:

Do the slider switches light up at night now? Wondering if on newer builds they’d added some lights behind them 


No no lights on the slider switches so not lit at night.  but it doesn’t take long to learn where they are and if you aim right!  😁  Having them lit would be preferable though. 

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36 minutes ago, dopper99 said:

I'd still like to know to official line on the size of the boot! 🙂 

Given Matt Watson said it was only about 7 litres smaller than a standard Golf (as opposed to about 40 litres less in the Mk 7/7.5) it would be nice to know the official figure and if in fact the Mk 8 boot is bigger than the Mk 7/7.5. 🙂


To me it doesn’t look any smaller than the mk7 boot but that’s just a casual observation.  I still haven’t come across anything official stating the capacity.  

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21 minutes ago, Blackpug said:

Can you flick the dsg ‘gear stick’ left to put the gearbox into manual?

 

 

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No, it’s different to the 7/7.5.  You can’t use the gear lever to engage manual mode.  If you want you go into manual from either D or S, you need to pull one of the paddles to enter manual mode.  An M will appear on the dash display, but it’s only when entering manual mode (pulling the paddle) with the gear lever being in S that it stays in manual.  If you go into manual from gear lever in D it’s only temporary and reverts back to auto after a few seconds.  If you’re in manual from S though it’s permanent until you either pull the right paddle towards you for a few secs to switch it off, or nudge the gear lever back to D. 

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5 hours ago, dopper99 said:

I'd still like to know to official line on the size of the boot! 🙂 

Given Matt Watson said it was only about 7 litres smaller than a standard Golf (as opposed to about 40 litres less in the Mk 7/7.5) it would be nice to know the official figure and if in fact the Mk 8 boot is bigger than the Mk 7/7.5. 🙂

i think is 320lt

 

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2 hours ago, cybman said:

i think is 320lt

 

 

Are you sure about that? That would make it 20 litres LESS than the 7/7.5 which I find hard to believe.

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