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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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Golf mk7 / Re: VWR Spring Noise
« Last post by MjrSharpe on Today at 15:00 »
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.
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Golf mk7 / Re: New Arrivals!!
« Last post by SRGTD on Today at 14:26 »
@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.
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Detailing / Re: New Car Protection Detail
« Last post by Wo-Wo on Today at 14:01 »
Is it your own car Neil? - the registration no. looks familiar. Car looks great :cool: and I’ve got serious garage envy!

I also like the GTI in white and really liked your white mk6 ED35 GTI.

Its my sister in laws, we all have similar plates, the guys have prefix of M and then the initials and the ladies have W.

The car was amazing to work on and I'm kicking myself for not trying coatings before now!

I do miss my Edi, well done sir for remembering that!!!  :wink:

Neil
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Golf mk7 / Re: Anyone wanting to disable keyless opening
« Last post by Spud122 on Today at 13:54 »
In OBD11

Startsystem Interface
Long Coding
Then change Front and Passenger doors from Installed to Not Installed.
(Activation of Kessy door handle)
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Golf mk7 / Re: New Arrivals!!
« Last post by Madpig on Today at 13:05 »
Good afternoon guys!

I'm currently looking at buying a GTI performance but undecided on the colour.....
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Golf mk7 / Re: GTi or R
« Last post by SRGTD on Today at 12:41 »
I’ve had 3 Golfs and kept each one 4-5 years, so have put each one through at least one MOT and none of them had an extended warranty (so running without warranty for up to two years). They all passed each MOT with no advisories, and none of them required a visit to the dealer for anything other than servicing/MOT in the fourth year of ownership.

I know there’s no guarantee that a car will be problem free once it reaches 3 years old and many owners wouldn’t want to run a car without it having benefit of the manufacturers warranty, but in the OP’s position, I think I would’ve extended the lease for a few months on the GTD and ordered the R for a March 2019 delivery.
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Golf mk7 / Re: GTi or R
« Last post by brettblade on Today at 12:22 »
Just because cars get to 3 years old doesn't mean they are going to start to self destruct. An MOT ought to be a formality

Agreed.  At an MOT shouldn't be the first time that you find out your car needs tyres, brakes, coil springs/drop links etc.  How many times have you actually made a claim for anything under manufacturer's warranty too?
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Golf mk7 / Re: GTi or R
« Last post by dubber36 on Today at 11:38 »
Just because cars get to 3 years old doesn't mean they are going to start to self destruct. An MOT ought to be a formality
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Detailing / Re: New Car Protection Detail
« Last post by SRGTD on Today at 11:19 »
Is it your own car Neil? - the registration no. looks familiar. Car looks great :cool: and I’ve got serious garage envy!

I also like the GTI in white and really liked your white mk6 ED35 GTI. 
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