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Try VRT in Slough, you will not be disappointed...

https://vrtonline.co.uk
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Golf mk7 / Re: Great Autocar review of 7.5 GTI
« Last post by jjgreenwood on 21 February 2018, 22:26 »
On the space thing, I'd expect the GTI to lose the lower boot level position as this is where the battery will go.

The R doesn't have room for it, its already got something in that hole!

The GTD? A Mk8 GTD? Looks doubtful.
If the GTE is anything to go by the fuel tank will go there. I still think GTD will have a place just with exactly the same engine you see now.
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Golf mk7 / Re: Great Autocar review of 7.5 GTI
« Last post by fredgroves on 21 February 2018, 22:13 »
On the space thing, I'd expect the GTI to lose the lower boot level position as this is where the battery will go.

The R doesn't have room for it, its already got something in that hole!

The GTD? A Mk8 GTD? Looks doubtful.
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Golf mk7 / Re: Great Autocar review of 7.5 GTI
« Last post by jjgreenwood on 21 February 2018, 22:03 »
I'm no expert but I understand mk8 will be hybrid, therefore heavier, therefore easier to put its power down, it'll have more power, certainly a great deal of get up and go from its electric motor - more than GTE. It's body will be lighter its drivechain will be lighter. It will be more expensive.

Beyond that I don't know much. I suspect it will follow new touareg in its tech so it will be very tesla like. VW will release the pure electric stuff at the same time but expect GTI and R to get a power bump and R to have some limitations on space just like now.
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General discussion / Help....any advice welcone
« Last post by Lynne15 on 21 February 2018, 21:34 »
Hi thanks for taking time to read this I've just bought a 2004 vw golf gttdi car has been well looked after no noises rattling lights on dash etchowever went to shops tonight...when I cane out the car wouldn't go into gear unless engine was on the clutch pedal is going down but not springing completely back up there was no previous warning signs smells or noises..my brother advising new dmf and clutch which is a fortune raging having this issue after only having car less than a week can anyone think of any other causes til I get garage to look over it tomorrow
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Detailing / Re: Complete Novice
« Last post by Booth11 on 21 February 2018, 20:52 »
Are automatic car washes any good, or do they damage something?

Similarly - how can you tell if the manual car wash micro-businesses do a good job? (support poor people who have to get wet when it's cold)

Or should I love my car so much that I should not entrust it to anything or anybody else?

No one can tell you if you should “love”your car so much that you should do this or that.  Only you can decided if you have the will, desire, time and inclination to look after your own car.  Your asking these questions suggests that you do want to care for it yourself. 

If you do want to keep your paintwork etc looking it’s best then steer well clear of auto car wash facilities, supermarket car washers and dealership complementary washes, and continue to read up on detailing and see if doing it yourself is viable.  It’s hard work looking after a car there’s no doubting that but it’s rewarding too.
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Detailing / Re: Complete Novice
« Last post by SRGTD on 21 February 2018, 20:32 »
Are automatic car washes any good, or do they damage something?

Similarly - how can you tell if the manual car wash micro-businesses do a good job? (support poor people who have to get wet when it's cold)

Or should I love my car so much that I should not entrust it to anything or anybody else?

If you value your paintwork and want to keep it looking good and minimise the risk of swirls and scratches, you’ll stay well clear of any type of car wash; manual or automatic. You’ll also avoid the complementary service wash when your car goes back to the dealer for servicing / repair work, unless you want it ‘washed’ with a water in a bucket that contains the dirt from the previous service washes and a grit-laden sponge; a sure fire way of getting swirly paintwork.

The title of your thread in the mk7 section makes reference to maximising protection. The £5-£10 manual service washes more often than not will use cleaning products that not only remove the dirt but also quickly strip any wax / sealant protection off your car, so will quickly remove any protection on your car.

Love your car and enjoy the fruit of your own endeavours!

^Very good advice, in my opinion.




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Golf mk7 / Re: VW Golf R MK7 2015 - 5 Door Pure White DSG - Pics updated!
« Last post by Jdm owner on 21 February 2018, 20:25 »
Nice R you have there. Bud
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Detailing / Re: Complete Novice
« Last post by Watts on 21 February 2018, 20:03 »
Love your car and enjoy the fruit of your own endeavours! Those lovely hard working people with cold hands will survive without your patronage and will live on to add swirls to a multitude of motor vehicles of owners that care not a jot....

Just a thought but if the opportunity arises I wash just the wheels, lower plastics and exhaust tips the afternoon before washing the next day. That way you get the really dirty stuff sorted before tackling the rest of the car. Not necessary but works for me.

The single most important thing to remember though above anything else is to take some lovely pictures and post your results for us to admire and you to be proud of. And why not? :smiley:

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Detailing / Re: Complete Novice
« Last post by nigeldodd on 21 February 2018, 19:40 »
Are automatic car washes any good, or do they damage something?

Similarly - how can you tell if the manual car wash micro-businesses do a good job? (support poor people who have to get wet when it's cold)

Or should I love my car so much that I should not entrust it to anything or anybody else?
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