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Golf mk7 / Re: finance on used
« Last post by 2007GTI on Today at 11:23 »
I should of just googled it, looks like you have the right within 14 days to pay it off

http://www.compactlaw.co.uk/free-legal-information/consumer-law/credit-agreements.html
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Golf mk7 / finance on used
« Last post by 2007GTI on Today at 11:10 »
I know this was covered the other day, but the trick of buying a VW and paying the finance off on day 1 to get all the benefits, does anyone know if this works with Used VWs as well?  As they currently have an offer for cheap servicing on 2nd hand VW, so was wondering if thats possible?
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Golf mk7 / Re: Spielberg alloys
« Last post by Daz Auto on Today at 11:01 »
Some photos for comparison -

Cadiz


Pretoria


Spielberg


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Detailing / Re: Tardis
« Last post by Booth11 on Today at 10:09 »
Hi All

After reading up on here about removing tar spots I bought some tardis. The wheels on my wife's car have some proper baked on tar and thought this stuff sounded just the trick, but I was left disappointed. In fact it barely touched the stuff.

What's the best way to use this stuff? Dry or wet wheels, how long to soak in etc??

Thanks


Tardis should be used on a dry car, otherwise it might get diluted and its effectiveness compromised slightly.  Dry the wheels, spray Tardis on (don't let it dry), leave it to dwell for 5 mins, then gently agitate/wipe over with a soft microfibre, then thoroughly rinse off with a pressure washer or hose.  If you ever decide to do the rest of the car (or lower parts) as well as the wheels, do a section at a time, rather than spraying the whole car at once which risks it drying in especially in the sun, and it is difficult to remove if dried on.  Do a section - dwell - wipe - rinse, next section and so on. If there's a lot of tar on the wheels then you might need a couple of applications, to shift it.

Are you sure it's all tar and not brake dust/iron fallout?  In which case you need iron remover such as Iron X, used in pretty much the same process as described above - dry wheels - spray - dwell - wipe - rinse (don't let it dry on).  Both these decontamination stages - iron removal and tar removal, should shift a lot of embedded contaminant, and if there is still some present after these stages then you need to clay the wheels to remove the remaining embedded contaminants.
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Detailing / Tardis
« Last post by wantmygti on Today at 10:01 »
Hi All

After reading up on here about removing tar spots I bought some tardis. The wheels on my wife's car have some proper baked on tar and thought this stuff sounded just the trick, but I was left disappointed. In fact it barely touched the stuff.

What's the best way to use this stuff? Dry or wet wheels, how long to soak in etc??

Thanks
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Golf mk7 / Re: Thoughts on DSG R
« Last post by Brenbo on Today at 09:47 »
However I have a Golf R Manual on Prets and I also would not change a thing.  I was also undecided whether to get DSG Golf R but ended up getting a Manual in the end.  Not for the cost but just because i discovered in the end I actually prefer a Manual gearbox.  I guess it's a case of whatever you fancy and prefer at the time just go for it.  Both Manual and DSG will be good on the Golf R.  I have to say the Manual gearbox on my Golf R is the best I have ever used.  It is so silky smooth on changes and there is no clunkiness between gears like my GTI PP did on changing up to 3rd at times. 
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The good guys / Hayselden Barnsley VW Independent Dealers
« Last post by gtiaps on Today at 09:29 »
Back in mid 2009 we were looking around for a new Scirocco as it was a gorgeous looking car that had just been rereleased.
Did the usual ringing round with the spec I wanted went to a dealer my brother in law had dealt with for years Hayseldens of Barnsley ( independent dealer ) arranged to go to see them.
Had the test drivery discussed spec and price went away with a smile to mull it over and look at other prices dropped on with Auto bytes and exactly the same car new build was about £1100 cheaper printed off the email went back to Hayseldens they agreed to match price but I pushed them to beat it and got a set of Scirocco mats with embroidered logo so that's where the wife's scirocco came from.
Fast forward 7 year when looking for my Gti Hayseldens came up trumps again excellent knowledge about the Gti these guys actually care about what they are selling and service is 2nd to none from these guys and got the car at a price I was happy to pay used them twice now and would use them again
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Golf mk7 / Re: MK7 boot mat
« Last post by mcmaddy on Today at 09:28 »
I'd the hitech one non slip?
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Love the silver Ed40 wantmygti, really impressed with that.
I'd wondered when you'd post a few shots up :afro:

Gasco1 it's be good to see a few more action shots.
Nice to see a ClubSport being put through its paces. Are you on standard tyres? Apologies if I've missed a thread on it but I've been a tad busy and had to neglect the forums of late
Agreed :smiley:
Exonian, I wouldn't mind seeing a few more shots of your CS while we're at it :whistle:

Meh, bored of it now, I need a 7.5 in my life - Clubsports are so last week...

Only joking! Instead of my usual lack of car use depressing me about how much it's depreciating sat doing nothing I've played a trick on myself and convinced myself that it's a limited run model that needs to be kept wrapped up away from the ravages of the big bad world. So in essence it's covered in pollen and dust locked in the garage most of the time and I've been working so much I've not taken it anywhere photogenic due to distinct lack of time and energy. I'd planned on cleaning it today but it's bloomin' raining on and off here. Grrrrrr.
Plus I feel a bit of a tit taking pictures of my car which is kind of ironic considering most of my spare time is spent looking at other people's car pics...  :rolleyes:

Which is a typically long and convoluted way of saying "I'll get round to it soon I hope"

I've not felt a tit for a long time unfortunately :cry:

Exonian yes on standard tyres. It's only a 30 second lap so not to much stress on the tyre's. No thread on this at the moment  will probably post some more pics in this thread if that's ok.

That's good to know as 99% of the forum think S001's are the work of the devil and the car will fall off the road at any given opportunity! I don't find them that bad to be honest aside from the horrendous din they make on certain surfaces.

And please, post away with pics, we can never have too many pics (plus that saves me the job of taking pics of mine, we can just look at yours)
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Golf mk7 / Re: What are car salesmen (sorry executives) for?
« Last post by gtiaps on Today at 08:14 »
As agreed with alot of the comments back in mid 2009 we were looking around for a new Scirocco as it was a gorgeous looking car that had just been rereleased.
Did the usual ringing round with the spec I wanted went to a dealer my brother in law had dealt with for years Hayseldens of Barnsley ( independent dealer ) arranged to go to see them.
Had the test drivery discussed spec and price went away with a smile to mull it over and look at other prices dropped on with Auto bytes and exactly the same car new build was about £1100 cheaper printed off the email went back to Hayseldens they agreed to match price but I pushed them to beat it and got a set of Scirocco mats with embroidered logo so that's where the wife's scirocco came from.
Fast forward 7 year when looking for my Gti Hayseldens came up trumps again excellent knowledge about the Gti these guys actually care about what they are selling and service is 2nd to none from these guys and got the car at a price I was happy to pay :whistle:
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