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Offline Mutley75

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Re: Running costs
« Reply #20 on: 07 January 2019, 17:36 »
Interesting, thanks. Any more views on Brescias minus DCC?
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Offline king monkey

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Re: Running costs
« Reply #21 on: 07 January 2019, 19:05 »
I’ve had a few Gti’s on 19s and haven’t felt the need for DCC. The gti does ride a lot better than the S3 though after having both cars.
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Offline Mutley75

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Re: Running costs
« Reply #22 on: 07 January 2019, 19:07 »
That’ll do me. Another £800 saved right there. 👍 cheers.
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Re: Running costs
« Reply #23 on: 07 January 2019, 20:30 »
Although I got mine 2nd hand (mine has santiago 19's) I'm glad it's got the DCC with the pothole ridden and generally naff daily drive I do. My previous S1 only had the 17's and didn't have DCC and it was like skippy the kangaroo at times  :whistle:

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Re: Running costs
« Reply #24 on: 07 January 2019, 20:37 »
Also, the keyless entry as standard is a security risk on the Golf.
I use a Disklok and a faraday pouch, but I've just discovered you can turn Keyless off on the Golf.

Lock the car with the fob, then within 5 seconds press the keyless button/sensor on the door handle. That switches off the keyless-entry system until the next time you unlock the car with the fob. Perfect for when leaving the car overnight or if in a particularly vulnerable place.

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I asked the dealer when I was picking mine up "can the keyless entry be deactivated?...he replied no sir and why would you want to" he seemed rather lost to the security implications so I looked in the manual and voila as you have explained above it can be done on a one time basis, it's been my usual routine since I've had the car ;)

Offline Mutley75

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Re: Running costs
« Reply #25 on: 07 January 2019, 20:43 »
Given a salesman’s job expectancy is 2.5 years, I’m not surprised. They don’t seem to hang around very long so probably move on just as they become clued up on the cars they are selling.
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Re: Running costs
« Reply #26 on: 07 January 2019, 20:45 »
I think if it were me i'd be wanting the keyless entry coded out, for peace of mind.
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Re: Running costs
« Reply #27 on: 07 January 2019, 21:04 »
I've never been a fan of keyless entry and have never specced it when buying new, but as this was 9months old when I bought it compromises on spec are a given.
Having it coded out would be ideal but the one time deactivation only takes a smidgen longer when locking the car so it will do for now.

Offline hobbes22

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Re: Running costs
« Reply #28 on: 07 January 2019, 21:07 »
Interesting, thanks. Any more views on Brescias minus DCC?

I have Brescias without dcc. The ride is just fine, I have taken a few people in my car and most commented on how well the car rode.
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Offline Mutley75

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Re: Running costs
« Reply #29 on: 07 January 2019, 21:13 »
Thanks. I’m slightly hesitant as I really like my current 1.4 150ps Audi A3 S-Line. Am I going to regret a GTI? I know it has the performance, but feeling a little sad to potentially say goodbye to the four rings. GTI has MUCH more kit though. 🤪
Golf GTi Performance Edition (2019), 5dr, DSG in Issac Blue with rear camera, keyless entry, Dynaudio, Brescia alloys & Dynamic LED headlights.