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Offline theminty1

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New member
« on: 03 March 2021, 17:51 »
Hello all.

Looking forward to getting involved. I have been a long time lurker but decided why not  :smiley:
Currently have a mk5diesel fast approaching 200kmiles
When I was first looking on the forum I was looking at a mk7.5 but time has passed and the mk8 is now here!

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Re: New member
« Reply #1 on: 05 March 2021, 20:36 »
Pull up a chair, we are (mainly) nice  :laugh:

Thinking of buying a new Mk8? Go have a look at the horror show Mk8 forum!
Current: Mk8 GTI DSG, Adelaides, DCC, HUD, HK, Winter Pack, Rear Camera.. Aka "HMS Weasel"

Gone: 2017 Mk7.5 GTD,manual, NavPro
Gone: 2014 Mk7 GTD, manual, NavPro, DCC

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Re: New member
« Reply #2 on: 05 March 2021, 20:58 »
Ah a reply  :)
I had been looking at a mk7.5 for so long the mk8 came out!
I watched some of the comments about the mk8 but to be fair I always liked it. Shame no tornado red though.
Your car looks great.
Never had a dsg before. I am an old dino. So probably will be a kings red with sunroof gti manual. I like the colour of the car around the bottom of the bumper. Need to save some more pennies though.
Then there is the m135 in misano blue. I like the brighter colours but don't need 4wd.  :smiley:

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Re: New member
« Reply #3 on: 05 March 2021, 21:09 »
Q. Why did you get a dsg gti instead of a clubsport. Was the clubsport no available

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Re: New member
« Reply #4 on: 05 March 2021, 21:15 »
My budget was either a gti with extras or a clubby without. I don't really need more power or want to pay for super unleaded so for me extras was best.
Current: Mk8 GTI DSG, Adelaides, DCC, HUD, HK, Winter Pack, Rear Camera.. Aka "HMS Weasel"

Gone: 2017 Mk7.5 GTD,manual, NavPro
Gone: 2014 Mk7 GTD, manual, NavPro, DCC

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Re: New member
« Reply #5 on: 05 March 2021, 21:38 »
Ps I've always had manual cars since... Well, a long old time. Dsg seemed like a good idea now, especially as nearly all driving everywhere is a bloody traffic jam. Dsg is not like the old auto boxes of years gone by either. No more lurchy vague slow nonsense.

As for colour I agree the choice of actual colour is rubbish but the mk7 was pretty much the same. All very conservative, except the red. I'd love to see some wilder colours!
Current: Mk8 GTI DSG, Adelaides, DCC, HUD, HK, Winter Pack, Rear Camera.. Aka "HMS Weasel"

Gone: 2017 Mk7.5 GTD,manual, NavPro
Gone: 2014 Mk7 GTD, manual, NavPro, DCC

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Re: New member
« Reply #6 on: 08 March 2021, 12:40 »
I think the GTi power would be fine for me too. Cant really use it these days anyways.. Okay thanks for the reply, i need to run free in the rest of the forum  :laugh:
oh got a quote from car wow red clubsport 34k...

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Re: New member
« Reply #7 on: 08 March 2021, 13:02 »
Welcome to the forum.  :smiley:

Try Drive the Deal for a price on the Clubsport before you commit.
7.5 GTD

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Re: New member
« Reply #8 on: 08 March 2021, 13:32 »
Thanks Guzzle.
It will be a wee while yet before I place my money where my mouth is. Mk8.5 will probably be out by then :)

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Re: New member
« Reply #9 on: 08 March 2021, 13:33 »
You might want to wait for the 8.5 anyway....
67 Plate Mk 7.5 GTD DSG