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« on: 19 May 2024, 11:39 »
hi there again interested in a Gti in hertsshire its a 2010 70 reg from the photos it has the19 Adelaide wheels on but there are no arch fins on ,any ideas why there not on , also any other things to look out for ie heater matrix and water ingress issues https://www.autotrader.co.uk/car-details/202405159741677?sort=relevance&aggregatedTrim=GTI&colour=Red&colour=Grey&make=Volkswagen&model=Golf&postcode=ne23%207rs&transmission=Automatic&year-from=2020&year-to=2021&advertising-location=at_cars&fromsra

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« Reply #1 on: 19 May 2024, 12:24 »
hi there again interested in a Gti in hertsshire its a 2010 70 reg from the photos it has the19 Adelaide wheels on but there are no arch fins on ,any ideas why there not on , also any other things to look out for ie heater matrix and water ingress issues https://www.autotrader.co.uk/car-details/202405159741677?sort=relevance&aggregatedTrim=GTI&colour=Red&colour=Grey&make=Volkswagen&model=Golf&postcode=ne23%207rs&transmission=Automatic&year-from=2020&year-to=2021&advertising-location=at_cars&fromsra

The obvious software gremlins is something to be aware of, and checking to see whether the car’s software has been updated to minimise / eliminate the many software-related issues reported on this - and other - forum(s). 

As for the absence of the wheel arch lip spoilers;
  • car might have originally had 18” alloys and the owner upgraded to 19” alloys in which case it wouldn’t have had the wheel arch lip spoilers fitted from the factory.
  • a previous owner could’ve removed them - some owners do, as they don’t like them.
If the car did originally have the 18” Richmond alloys, I’d be wanting the seller to confirm the 19” Adelaide alloys on the car are genuine VW items by providing pictures of the reverse side of the wheel’s spokes for each wheel showing the distinguishing marks forged into the back of the spokes - e.g. part no. (5H0601025R), spec details (19 x 8J ET50), manufacturer name, JWL certification mark and VW logo. CMWheels sell replica 19” Adelaide alloys at £550 for a set of four (there’ll be other sellers of replicas too), so a previous owner might have gone for the more cost effective option! The replicas won’t have the aforementioned identifying marks forged into the back of the spokes - there may be some identifying marks but they’ll be different.
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Re: gti
« Reply #2 on: 19 May 2024, 12:43 »
thanks ,could you also tell me if the infortaint screen is the only size they do or is there a bigger one as on the mk 7 cheers

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« Reply #3 on: 19 May 2024, 12:54 »
thanks ,could you also tell me if the infortaint screen is the only size they do or is there a bigger one as on the mk 7 cheers

I think there was only one size - not 100% certain though. 
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Re: gti
« Reply #4 on: 19 May 2024, 16:30 »
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Re: gti
« Reply #5 on: 20 May 2024, 12:27 »
thanks ,could you also tell me if the infortaint screen is the only size they do or is there a bigger one as on the mk 7 cheers

All one size for UK GTI's (the biggest size).

The only other thing I'd say... on a 70 plate this is one of the very first Mk8's... they had a lot of software/electronic hardware problems.

Whether any of the fixes have been done to this one is probably impossible to say unless you can get a copy of the service record.

I'd be really cautious in buying one.... if it was a 71 plate onwards its probably better - a lot of the components were improved over time.

Mine is one of the early cars too btw.... on a 21 plate, but largely the same.

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Re: gti
« Reply #6 on: 20 May 2024, 20:28 »
hi there its got a 2 year vw warranty with unlimited milage cover should I still be wary thanks

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Re: gti
« Reply #7 on: 21 May 2024, 09:15 »
hi there its got a 2 year vw warranty with unlimited milage cover should I still be wary thanks

It depends on how much time you want to spend running back and forth to a VW dealer and having an argument with them.

Mine must have been in there a dozen or more times in the first 3 years... Thats what you are potentially facing.

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Re: gti
« Reply #8 on: 21 May 2024, 10:05 »
hi there its got a 2 year vw warranty with unlimited milage cover should I still be wary thanks

VW’s Approved Used warranty isn’t as comprehensive as the new car factory warranty so won’t cover all faults that occurs within the two year warranty period. The Approved Used warranty is essentially an insurance product covering sudden and unforeseen electrical and mechanical failures, so there’ll be the ‘usual’ exclusions and conditions in the small print that you find in these types of product.

https://www.volkswagen.co.uk/idhub/content/dam/onehub_pkw/importers/gb/downloads/brochures/used-cars/approved-used-benefits/Used_Car_Warranty_Booklet.pdf

With the mk8 Golf (especially the earlier cars) having a reputation for being affected by software gremlins, I’d especially want to know what the position was regarding future software fixes once a car’s original 3 year factory warranty had expired - i.e. if these fixes would be free of charge or if the customer would be charged.
2020 Polo GTI Plus; Pure White, DSG (because they all are)
Gone but not forgotten;
2016 Polo GTI; Blue Silk
2011 mk6 Golf GTD; Carbon Grey
2007 mk5 Golf GT (2.0 170bhp TDI version); Deep Black Pearl
2002  mk4 Golf GTI (the 150 bhp diesel version); Deep Black Pearl