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Golf mk7 / Re: New Arrivals!!
« Last post by SRGTD on Today at 19:36 »
Thanks for that; however, decision made....I think I’m going to go for pure white!

Specification I am so very close to pulling the trigger on is as follows:
GTI Performance 5 door manual
Pure white
Standard alloys
Jacara interior
Heated front screen
Rear view camera
Sunroof
Lane assist / traffic sign recognition
Dynaudio

One of my colleagues took me out this afternoon in his car which when he put his foot down caught me a bit by surprise....considering they’re only 245 bhp they’re pretty quick!

Just waiting for confirmation of the part exchange price against my current beast...I should find out by Saturday.

Good choice of colour IMO. I seem remember when the mk7 Golf was launched that the display cars were Pure White as it seems to show off the lines of the car pretty well. My next car is also likely to be Pure White.
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Golf mk7 / Re: GTi or R
« Last post by Madpig on Today at 19:15 »
When considering which version to buy (deal not finalised as yet although I’m pretty close) I test drove both.

Back in April when I first started looking at these beasts I test drove the GTI performance manual (which is the version I really want being a bit of a petrol headed animal) and was seriously impressed given the fact that it only had 245 bhp. However, being inquisitive, I really wanted to test drive a R but the opportunity didn’t present itself until last Friday when the dealer I’d approached in April had one. Unfortunately it was an auto (I understand you can’t buy a manual new now) and I was pretty underwhelmed to be fair. OK, if you put your foot down it goes but (for me) lacked the pure fun of the performance GTI.
Some of you may think it odd that I keep saying “only” but that’s because my current car is running around 375 bhp. It’s a fantastic car and if I was minted I’d be keeping it but the PCP deal finishes in December so it’s got to go as I can’t afford to pay the “balloon” payment.
However, judging by my test drives and my colleague’s kindness today I’m 95% certain I’ll be joining the ranks of you guys!!
Let’s hope you’re all animal friendly......
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Golf mk7 / Re: New Arrivals!!
« Last post by Madpig on Today at 19:02 »
@Madpig; welcome to the forum

Colour choice is a very personal thing and one person’s favourite colour will be another person’s least favourite, so if your asking for advice on which colour you should choose, you’re likely to get a multitude of different responses. Also, VW’s colour palette isn’t particularly exciting either, so not too many colours to choose from.

When I’m buying a new car, I consider the following  in relation to paint colour;

Light or dark colour? A dark colour is harder work to keep clean and IMO requires more effort. Dark colours also show scratches, paint chips and swirls more than lighter colours. If you’re time poor, or not prepared to invest the time in keeping your car looking good, then a dark coloured car might not be the best choice.

Who will wash it? If you entrust your car washing to the £5 hand wash places or automatic car washes, then it’s likely to be inflicted with swirl marks due to poor washing techniques used, and swirl marks will be more visible on a darker colour. If you wash your car yourself, then whatever the colour, adopting a careful washing technique will help minimise paintwork swirls.

Colour matching; if you’re unfortunate enough to need any bodywork or paint repairs, is it an easy colour to match? Historically, light metallic colours (such as silver) or solid reds were difficult to get an accurate colour match. This might not be such a problem now with the use of spectrophotometer paint matching technology.

It’s always worth having a look in the used cars section of VW’s website as there’ll be a good selection of nearly new GTI Golfs (with photos) there in a variety of colours, so you’ll be able to see what each colour looks like ‘in the metal’. If I was buying a new GTI, my shortlist of colours in order of preference would be Pure White, Indium Grey, Isaac Blue or Tornado Red.

Good luck with your colour choice.

Thanks for that; however, decision made....I think I’m going to go for pure white!

Specification I am so very close to pulling the trigger on is as follows:
GTI Performance 5 door manual
Pure white
Standard alloys
Jacara interior
Heated front screen
Rear view camera
Sunroof
Lane assist / traffic sign recognition
Dynaudio

One of my colleagues took me out this afternoon in his car which when he put his foot down caught me a bit by surprise....considering they’re only 245 bhp they’re pretty quick!

Just waiting for confirmation of the part exchange price against my current beast...I should find out by Saturday.
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Detailing / Re: New Car Protection Detail
« Last post by Dunc245 on Today at 18:54 »
Hi Neil,

Great job!

I'd be keen to know your tips for 'correction' of the B pillar trims - mine have a couple of minor marks on them.
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Golf mk7 / Re: New Arrivals!!
« Last post by MKgti on Today at 18:04 »
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Golf mk7 / Re: New Arrivals!!
« Last post by mcmaddy on Today at 17:58 »
Tungsten Silver all the way, don't even bother looking at any other colour  :whistle:
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Golf mk7 / Re: Anyone wanting to disable keyless opening
« Last post by mcmaddy on Today at 17:56 »
Thanks, I've got vcds so will have a hunt around, cheers 👍
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Golf mk7 / Re: VWR Spring Noise
« Last post by rjwojcik on Today at 17:23 »
Got it sorted. Turns out the garage had fitted the springs upside down! Glad to have it fixed, but had to pay double, as I wasn't taking it back to the first garage as they had damaged my car the first time round and I have no confidence in them. I'll now have to try for a refund.

 :shocked:  That's atrocious
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Golf mk7 / Re: New Arrivals!!
« Last post by Jim_mk7.5 on Today at 17:03 »
And if you really want to wind yourself up, go to Volkswagen.de and take a look on the configurator how many extra colours zee germans can choose from - at huge extra cost though!  :smiley:
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Golf mk7 / Re: GTi or R
« Last post by Jim_mk7.5 on Today at 16:02 »
Thanks for all the feedback, suggestions and info.

The only option was to agree to a 24 month lease on another GTD for cheap money. It isn't something we wanted to do but there are few other options. We looked at the cars that are available from stock and have to admit we are not keen on buying a bog standard spec car so we have decided to run with the GTD and will put an order in for the Golf R when things settle down next year.



Well what a pointless thread this turned out to be....  :rolleyes:
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