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Offline Jim_mk7.5

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Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
« Reply #10030 on: 14 February 2020, 18:01 »
Looking good Watts, hope you are happy with your new purchase.

White got slated on here at first, with comments comparing it to the CS but having seen a white one on several occasions at my local dealer, I think it suits the car really well. There's not really a bad colour choice to be honest for the TCR, other than maybe black.

This is my first white car and have to say it suits the shape of the Golf perfectly. My only downside is the crap weather and how quickly it just looks dirty again after washing it only 5 minutes earlier lol.

Agreed, do like a white GTI MK7  :smiley:
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Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
« Reply #10031 on: 15 February 2020, 00:14 »
Looking good Watts, hope you are happy with your new purchase.

White got slated on here at first, with comments comparing it to the CS but having seen a white one on several occasions at my local dealer, I think it suits the car really well. There's not really a bad colour choice to be honest for the TCR, other than maybe black.

Cheers Jim :smiley: Yes, very pleased. Nice run up to Norfolk today, felt like I was getting to know the car a bit better. Very comfortable albeit making me feel a bit lazy, but you can feel the extra go. It sounds good too, I've got the engine sound set to Eco which I guess is the quietest? Economy not bad either, averaged 41mpg over around 150 miles, would've expected about 44/45 from the PP. It's definitely an excellent long distance tourer and I suspect rather good at the twisty stuff too :smiley:
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Offline Dr Mike Oxgreen

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Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
« Reply #10032 on: 15 February 2020, 21:21 »
I used mine to take my son to collect his new car - he's been driving for four years, and has some NCB behind him, and has a job which he enjoys in IT.

He's been searching for a while, and was originally looking for a Suzuki Swift Sport, but went off on a slight tangent and discovered that a Polo GTI would provide him with more power.  Which, when you're 23, is important.  Insurance wasn't unreasonable, if you consider £82 per month "not unreasonable".  He managed to find a very nice 2016 three-door in Pure White, the same as my Golf, the traditional tartan GTI upholstery, 26,000 miles, and black alloys, which, apparently, are very cool on a white car.

It has a selection of tyres, Bridgestones on the rear, which are probably original, one of the fronts is the produce of a manufacturer I've heard of, but wouldn't personally buy, the other front is from a manufacturer that I haven't heard of.  All four will be binned and replaced by Michelin PS4's at the earliest opportunity.

It's hardly ideal weather to enjoy the "new car experience", but right now he's a very happy boy.  And that's the only thing that matters.

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Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
« Reply #10033 on: 16 February 2020, 00:34 »
I used mine to take my son to collect his new car - he's been driving for four years, and has some NCB behind him, and has a job which he enjoys in IT.

He's been searching for a while, and was originally looking for a Suzuki Swift Sport, but went off on a slight tangent and discovered that a Polo GTI would provide him with more power.  Which, when you're 23, is important.  Insurance wasn't unreasonable, if you consider £82 per month "not unreasonable".  He managed to find a very nice 2016 three-door in Pure White, the same as my Golf, the traditional tartan GTI upholstery, 26,000 miles, and black alloys, which, apparently, are very cool on a white car.

It has a selection of tyres, Bridgestones on the rear, which are probably original, one of the fronts is the produce of a manufacturer I've heard of, but wouldn't personally buy, the other front is from a manufacturer that I haven't heard of.  All four will be binned and replaced by Michelin PS4's at the earliest opportunity.

It's hardly ideal weather to enjoy the "new car experience", but right now he's a very happy boy.  And that's the only thing that matters.

What a great car for a 23 year old. If I remember right I payed £600 to insure a 205 gti in 1996 ( i was 23 then). I can remember spending hours shopping for insurance. £82 per month sounds pretty good to me.
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Offline Dr Mike Oxgreen

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Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
« Reply #10034 on: 16 February 2020, 09:11 »
I used mine to take my son to collect his new car - he's been driving for four years, and has some NCB behind him, and has a job which he enjoys in IT.

He's been searching for a while, and was originally looking for a Suzuki Swift Sport, but went off on a slight tangent and discovered that a Polo GTI would provide him with more power.  Which, when you're 23, is important.  Insurance wasn't unreasonable, if you consider £82 per month "not unreasonable".  He managed to find a very nice 2016 three-door in Pure White, the same as my Golf, the traditional tartan GTI upholstery, 26,000 miles, and black alloys, which, apparently, are very cool on a white car.

It has a selection of tyres, Bridgestones on the rear, which are probably original, one of the fronts is the produce of a manufacturer I've heard of, but wouldn't personally buy, the other front is from a manufacturer that I haven't heard of.  All four will be binned and replaced by Michelin PS4's at the earliest opportunity.

It's hardly ideal weather to enjoy the "new car experience", but right now he's a very happy boy.  And that's the only thing that matters.

What a great car for a 23 year old. If I remember right I payed £600 to insure a 205 gti in 1996 ( i was 23 then). I can remember spending hours shopping for insurance. £82 per month sounds pretty good to me.

It's not a bad deal, he's kept his nose clean and earned some NCB, and the policy includes breakdown cover, so it's hard to complain, given his age.

Insurance for my Mk7 GTI was £258, fully comp., with protected NCB.  But then I'm old and (semi) retired.

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Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
« Reply #10035 on: 16 February 2020, 09:19 »
Might be interesting to find out how much any Golf MK7 GTI or a new Polo GTI+ would've cost him in insurance - both have ACC as standard fit. Wonder how much difference having ACC would make for a 23 year old?
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Offline Yusee

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Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
« Reply #10036 on: 16 February 2020, 10:00 »
Dr Mike’s post brought back fond memories of the thrill of owning a fast car at a young age. The only possible spanner in the works was can I afford to ensure at reasonable cost?
The £600 I paid then is around £1150 in today’s money, so similar to you son’s £82 per month.
The modern hot hatch is far more powerful, faster  but far safer. Looks from this sample of 1 that insurance is no more expensive now than it was then.
Very important to keep your nose clean though. I can remember how annoyed I was at being booked for speeding around a year later. M56 coming into Manchester. I was in a group of cars doing 85-90 just as the traffic had thinned. I slowed when I saw the following police car, so he pulled me over. I got 4 points, probably because I argued with him. You live and learn.
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Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
« Reply #10037 on: 16 February 2020, 10:19 »
Dr Mike’s post brought back fond memories of the thrill of owning a fast car at a young age. The only possible spanner in the works was can I afford to ensure at reasonable cost?
The £600 I paid then is around £1150 in today’s money, so similar to you son’s £82 per month.
The modern hot hatch is far more powerful, faster  but far safer. Looks from this sample of 1 that insurance is no more expensive now than it was then.
Very important to keep your nose clean though. I can remember how annoyed I was at being booked for speeding around a year later. M56 coming into Manchester. I was in a group of cars doing 85-90 just as the traffic had thinned. I slowed when I saw the following police car, so he pulled me over. I got 4 points, probably because I argued with him. You live and learn.

It was years before I had a truly fast car of my own, but I did have access to a few. My Dad had a works van, so he only needed his own car on Saturday and Sunday mornings - apart from those times, if he wasn't working, he was at the club. Everyone else pootling around in their mam's 1.0 Mini Metros at 17 (back in '92) - I driving my Dad's 2.8 Granada Estate almost any time I wanted.

I had regular access to the boss's company car at 18 - a Granada Scorpio Cosworth. As long as I drove him to and picked him up from the airport when he went away on his frequent trips, I had the car for my own for a few days to a week at a time. I took that thing up to 135mph on a quick burst on the M27 once, just to see what it could do. Then straight back down to 80.

My own first quick car was a Peugeot 205 1.6 GTI not long after I graduated.

It was coppers to get on someone else's insurance at 17/18 back then, and even at 23, that Peugeot cost about £320 to insure.
« Last Edit: 16 February 2020, 10:22 by monkeyhanger »
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Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
« Reply #10038 on: 16 February 2020, 14:52 »
Back in the 90’s (when I was a yoof), I had an Astra GTE 16V and I was delighted to get an insurance quote of ‘only’, £1,700 fully comp.

The car itself was fairly cheap to buy because they were so expensive to insure, so I just accepted it and had fun with it. The premiums started coming down in fairly big chunks, I recall, renewal, £1,350, and then £1,100, but yeah over £4K just on insurance in the first 3 years!    :shocked:
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