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Golf mk7 / Re: Michelin PS4S discount code
« Last post by Guzzle on 21 March 2019, 22:16 »
If you only want tyres for 18 inch wheels then I thought this was a reasonable deal;-

https://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/michelin-pilot-sport-4-22540r18-92y-x4-free-amazon-fire-8-hd-tablet-at-ats-euromaster-33296-3190207

They don't appear to list the correct size for 19's.
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Golf mk7 / Re: Michelin PS4S discount code
« Last post by Mutley75 on 21 March 2019, 21:33 »
The discount code is valid for all sizes if you go to the site. The level of discount varies though.
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Golf mk7 / Re: Gap Insurance
« Last post by Booth11 on 21 March 2019, 21:24 »
Also went with ALA GAP (3 year Vehicle Replacement Plus policy with £20k cover).

There’s an ALA discount code - MSE25  25%off
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Golf mk7 / Re: Michelin PS4S discount code
« Last post by hog_hedge on 21 March 2019, 21:19 »
Thanks for the code but that seems to be for the R size tyres, GTIs are 225 width.
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Golf mk7 / Re: Moving from manual to automatic
« Last post by Booth11 on 21 March 2019, 21:15 »
In my 11th year of DSG, and like many others have stated, I’d never go back to a manual life long term for daily driving. 

DSG takes a few weeks to properly get to grips with and it does require a different approach and driving mindset, but that comes quickly enough if you understand that it’s not like driving a manual.  I find you adjust to the DSG but can also make DSG adjust to you. The beauty of it is the fact you have a number of options to suit your driving needs, roads, mood, style of driving - Drive, Sport and Manual - imo all have their place in DSG driving and understanding the how they fit into your daily driving is key getting the best out of DSG.

Once you’ve found DSG, you don’t want to lose it! 

This a good read for anyone considering DSG.

https://www.vwroc.com/forums/topic/11881-understanding-and-using-your-dsg-box/
 


This is interesting, that’s it’s described like playing a computer game. Can I ask those with DSG- and most seem very enthusiastic about it- do you not just get lazy and drive it like an auto?
I’ve just gone from bmw 335d auto to a manual gti. I stopped using the paddle shift after a while- it was easier to kick down with the throttle

I think you can get lazy but equally you can not get lazy! It all depends on the kind of driver you are.  I use the paddles a lot and have S2T replacement paddle shifters which make manual paddle shifting a better experience.  Sometimes on daily morning work commute I just stick to D and let it do it’s thing, but other times I’ll use Sport or S manual for a more engaging drive.  Some think that DSG lacks driver engagement but I think it’s just a different kind of involvement and equally engaging as manual in its own way, and I’ve never felt that driving DSG is like playing Playstation.  I never use kickdown, haven’t used it really since the initial novelty period in my first DSG (mk5 GTI) back in 2008. 
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Golf mk7 / Michelin PS4S discount code
« Last post by Mutley75 on 21 March 2019, 21:00 »
Decent discount to be had on Michelin PS4S until end of April if anyone's interested

https://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/2353519-michelin-pilot-sport-4s-car-tyres-10535-f1-autocentres-3200072
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Golf mk7 / Re: Moving from manual to automatic
« Last post by Guzzle on 21 March 2019, 20:44 »
I've never really been too keen on auto's, i've always thought of dsg as being a grand that I don't need to spend. However given VAG's increasing reluctance to offer it's more potent engines with a manual box, it surely won't be too long before we're all driving automatics. So i'll probably cave in eventually and end up with some engine or other paired with a dsg, and steering wheel paddles.

Leases have generally gone up across the board over the last 18 months or so. There's the odd decent offer on R's every now and then, but generally speaking the better deals tend to be on the estate version rather than the hatch.   
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Golf mk7 / Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
« Last post by Ryan90GTI on 21 March 2019, 20:32 »
Took the winter tyres off. But it wasn't a straightforward job as I damaged the locking wheel socket second wheel into the job - so if you saw a black GTI driving to Wakefield VW, that was me! :grin:

Seen this beast whilst I was there too. It had a fancy aftermarket touchscreen with a front camera in the VW emblem. Looked an absolute beast.

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Golf mk7 / Re: Moving from manual to automatic
« Last post by Yusee on 21 March 2019, 20:29 »
In my 11th year of DSG, and like many others have stated, I’d never go back to a manual life long term for daily driving. 

DSG takes a few weeks to properly get to grips with and it does require a different approach and driving mindset, but that comes quickly enough if you understand that it’s not like driving a manual.  I find you adjust to the DSG but can also make DSG adjust to you. The beauty of it is the fact you have a number of options to suit your driving needs, roads, mood, style of driving - Drive, Sport and Manual - imo all have their place in DSG driving and understanding the how they fit into your daily driving is key getting the best out of DSG.

Once you’ve found DSG, you don’t want to lose it! 

This a good read for anyone considering DSG.

https://www.vwroc.com/forums/topic/11881-understanding-and-using-your-dsg-box/
 


This is interesting, that’s it’s described like playing a computer game. Can I ask those with DSG- and most seem very enthusiastic about it- do you not just get lazy and drive it like an auto?
I’ve just gone from bmw 335d auto to a manual gti. I stopped using the paddle shift after a while- it was easier to kick down with the throttle
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Golf mk7 / Is the Mk 7.5 Golf GTI the best hot hatch you’ve owned ?
« Last post by Zermatt on 21 March 2019, 19:59 »
As the title says, I’m 1500 miles in after owning a Mk 7 Fiesta ST, Mk V Golf GTI, Pug 306 Xsi and still own a Mk 1 Focus RS.

I’m beginning to think it might be the best hot hatch I’ve had for daily use.

So is the Mk 7.5 Golf GTI the best Hot Hatch you’ve owned... if not what was it??
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