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Offline Exonian

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Re: Clubsport Reviews
« Reply #400 on: 15 May 2021, 06:31 »
https://youtu.be/pQdZJNrumkY

Aside from the wheels and the arch spats I actually agreed with almost everything there for once.
Like Mr Chapple’s mine is daily driver on a 4 year PCP too, my first ever delve into the finance trap, but I’m really not bothered about trying a Clubby in any other spec personally. The chassis is so well set up sans DCC that no matter whether I’m dawdling or pushing on a bit I find every corner a real pleasure which still seems a bit alien to me after many years of GTI’s which felt safe and competent but a little inert. I’m not sure the engine feels like it has much more than 300 PS myself, unlike the R which is proven to have way more than 320, but it does have a really good character for a standard production car, with strong torque from down low then a real  revvy character when you push past 4000 rpm. It still feels a quick car even if you never go over 4000 rpm though. Bear in mind I’ve had quite a few remapped cars so I’m quite particular about power delivery yet this unit feels fine as standard.
I really must have a play with Sport ESC to see if it livens the chassis up even more. 

Interior wise I agree 100% with Andrew. Mine hasn’t (touch wood) had too many issues with parking sensors yet but the audio unit is glitchy to the extent of every ignition cycle I’m wondering what gremlin will rear its head.
The random warning bongs reduced significantly in mine after a few weeks, almost like all the sensors were bedding in when new. Things do randomly reset from time to time still which is really annoying.

Huge fun as a drivers car yet still nice to pootle along slowly in.
Wonderful dynamics, temperamental electronics, looks that grow on you.
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Re: Clubsport Reviews
« Reply #401 on: 15 May 2021, 09:03 »
Watched that this morning too. Also agreed with the majority of it. His wheel choice has grown on me, but the little arch eyebrows are a hard pass! Without seeing them up close, I’m still of the opinion that they’re not necessary too?!

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Re: Clubsport Reviews
« Reply #402 on: 26 May 2021, 13:52 »
Another decent review by Bob Flavin
I do like how down to Earth he is.

https://youtu.be/PgYvzFGWsJQ
2020 GTI Clubsport
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Re: Clubsport Reviews
« Reply #403 on: 26 May 2021, 17:36 »
There’s never any fuss or nonsense with Bob. I really like this videos. Enjoyed this one too.
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Re: Clubsport Reviews
« Reply #404 on: 27 May 2021, 00:41 »
Nice to see Bob getting a bit of a following outside of Ireland  :smiley:
He’s a good guy, he’s been around quite a while now building a slow and steady following. Decent impartial Irish car reviewers are thin on the ground but thanks to YouTube we are getting a handful of decent ones and Bob has some head start. I’d also recommend NobbyOnCars, another down to earth Irish guy who does some good stuff.

https://youtu.be/_HSnXGi394s
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Offline Guzzle

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Re: Clubsport Reviews
« Reply #405 on: 27 May 2021, 09:09 »
Been following Bob for a couple of years now. I do like his straightforward approach and how he reviews from the everyday usage perspective rather than labouring on about how fast it is round a track.
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Re: Clubsport Reviews
« Reply #406 on: 16 June 2021, 18:03 »
https://youtu.be/wWcYoit9efE

Good watch if you’re waiting for your clubsport to arrive :grin:
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Re: Clubsport Reviews
« Reply #407 on: 16 June 2021, 22:26 »
https://youtu.be/wWcYoit9efE

Good watch if you’re waiting for your clubsport to arrive :grin:

It surprised me how well it did against those cars.  :cool:
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Re: Clubsport Reviews
« Reply #408 on: 16 June 2021, 22:40 »
You have to admire Matt Watson’s commitment.

How does he drag himself out of bed in the morning for another day of pointless drag racing.
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Re: Clubsport Reviews
« Reply #409 on: 16 June 2021, 23:10 »
You have to admire Matt Watson’s commitment.

How does he drag himself out of bed in the morning for another day of pointless drag racing.

Well I for one really enjoy those videos and I'm sure many more do too or they would cease to make them. Brings me back to my boy racer days  :cool:  :grin:

I was actually eagerly awaiting this video and I was disappointed that it rained  :rolleyes: I also enjoy seeing rolling road/Dyno results, especially when they indicate that VW were being modest in their quoted figures. Same goes for beating the 0-100 quoted times. I'm sure plenty of manufacturers, back in the day, quoted results from the most idyllic conditions which no near mortal could ever replicate themselves on the road!  :grin:

I hope Matt W and co keep those videos up  :smiley:
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