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Golf mk7 / Re: Excess mileage charge?
« Last post by fredgroves on Today at 07:17 »
If you google this subject you will see LOADS of cases of this going back years.

There is lots of advice to resist and fight it, but to be honest, I wouldn't be wanting the hassle of possibly it spiralling out of control into debt collection, additional fees for debt collection and legal action and then your costs defending the case etc etc

Out of interest, what was your reason for VT'ing this? I still don't understand why anyone would unless they had a change of circumstances that meant they couldn't make the payments any more.
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Do either of these models have heated seats?  I assume the CSS with it's super-duper buckets doesn't but what about the Edition 40?

My CS has heated seats.  :smiley:
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Golf mk7 / Re: Remapped GTD to GTI PP
« Last post by scanesare on 26 July 2017, 23:02 »
There is no hardware difference between the engines of GTI and GTI PP, the 15 extra hp naturally come just from slightly different software, much like it was with the pre-facelift models. What could make a difference is the turbo but they both run the smaller IS20 turbo as opposed to the IS38 in the Clubsport and R. I remember someone a while ago asking maybe now with 245 get the bigger IS38 as well?  :grin:  but clearly that was never going to happen. VW (think they) know how to not upset their customers.

However, back to OP, I guess you are mapping/boxing the 7.5 too which should bring you roughly to 310 and 440Nm? It will feel much faster than the GTD then  :tongue:
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Golf mk7 / Re: Current delivery times?
« Last post by Beezer on 26 July 2017, 23:01 »
Ive got a 250 mile journey home from James @ JCB Medway when I collect mine but as a true Yorkshire man I'll do anything for value for money.

Hoping my Octavia vRS sells easily, otherwise I'll need to pay excess mileage fees as I end my PCP agreement

I offered to collect mine but asked if he could knock anything off cost wise or chuck something in free as I was saving him the delivery cost. He wouldn't do neither so I just said deliver it then as it was included in the DTD price. A train ticket at short notice would cost me best part of £100

I know people worry about them just chucking the work experience kid they keys and it being flogged, but the delivery guy they sent was spot on. Retired fella whose does drop offs for them 2/3 times a week. Took him best part of 6 hours to get up to Durham so must have been taking it nice and easy.
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Golf mk7 / Re: Remapped GTD to GTI PP
« Last post by scanesare on 26 July 2017, 23:00 »
(crap - double post)
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Golf mk7 / Re: Excess mileage charge?
« Last post by GeoBog on 26 July 2017, 22:56 »
VW charge 7p per extra mile for PCP contracts, it's not a recent thing, it is also written in the contract.

A simple calculation in your case:

You returned the car back after 3 years and 5 months. Considering your 12k pa this means you should've had covered 42k miles to not be charged extra mileage. Since you had +3k more than that this means around £210 charge which is close to the 190 + VAT (~£228)

I know they are not bothered about extra mileage if you part-ex. and buy another car from them but if you VT or simply return the car at the end of the PCP they will charge extra mileage.
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https://usedcars.volkswagen.co.uk/en/used-cars/volkswagen/golf/20-tsi-gti-clubsport-edition-40-dsg-5-dr-hmbbgll

It must be an age thing but this car has everything except the heated seats.  It's a long story but I once bought a brand new mk2 TT in 2008 specced it in silver with red leather, 18 inch alloys but I forgot to get heated seats - my better half never forgave me.  At the time she preferred going out in my Corrado VR6 Storm as that had heated seats.  My GTi PP has them so she's happy  :grin:

I never realised standard clubsport never got a winter pack, learn something new every day.
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Golf mk7 / Re: Current delivery times?
« Last post by linc-dub on 26 July 2017, 22:40 »
Isaac Blue GTD ordered 13.05.17 arrived at my dealership today - not putting it on the road until 02.09.17  :cool:
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Golf mk7 / Re: Current delivery times?
« Last post by Fewie on 26 July 2017, 22:27 »
Looking good Beezer, be nice to see more pics when you have chance as your spec is similar to mine.

What car did you have to sell? I'm putting my existing Octavia vRS up on autotrader at the weekend when I return from my holiday in Cornwall

Thanks mate. Yeah I'll try and post a few better pictures once I've given it a good clean. Couldn't have picked a worse day weather wise for delivery it was filthy by the time it got here (about 280 miles in the rain!). Gave it a quick rinse once the weather brightened up. The photo above was about 8:30pm so was running out of daylight by then. The wheels up close are really nice. I know diamond cut aren't everyone's cup of tea, but up close they really stand out.

My old car was a RR Evoque. Only had it about 2 year, was nice on long journeys but was a bit of a bus for day to day driving so fancied something a bit more fun. The Evoque was 5 year old now and while I had a lot of advert views I didn't get many calls. I think people are put off buying expensive cars privately as there's the risk of getting scammed or buying a dog with little comeback. It was actually a garage from Derby who bought it. They said they sell a lot of them. I'd priced it fairly cheap to sell and while I took about £600 less than I wanted, it was still £2400 more than we buy any car and the like we're offering. Overall I'm happy enough considering the 15% discount I got on the GTI by going through Drivethedeal.

Ive got a 250 mile journey home from James @ JCB Medway when I collect mine but as a true Yorkshire man I'll do anything for value for money.

Hoping my Octavia vRS sells easily, otherwise I'll need to pay excess mileage fees as I end my PCP agreement
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I've just come back today from a place called Resipole in Scotland and the rain was really belting down today. It's single track roads from where I stayed to the ferry to Corran and had quite a few stamps on the brakes for Johnny Foreigner coming the other way as they obviously don't understand how passing places work. No Abs, no skids no loss of traction so I'm still unsure as to how many people say the Bridgestones are dangerous. Soaking wet gready roads coming back down through Loch Lomond and still no loss of traction or dramas. I'm not saying they are the best tyre and I'm 100% certain Michelin and Continental will be a better tyre come change time but they are a decent tyre and I've had no issues at all. I'm wondering if the PP helps negate any issues that others may be having?
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