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Golf mk7 / Re: This is not a b!tch but…..
« Last post by Splashalot on Today at 02:28 »
Is there not a lot of backlash over the pricing?
In a country where you’re very reliant on cars due to the sheer distances between everywhere (metropolitan areas excepted) I’d have thought car pricing would be a political and commercial hot potato.

The rather short range of some of the smaller BEV’s must be of a concern in Aus too?
What is your charging infrastructure like?
My step brother (in Ballarat) used to think nothing of driving 5 hours to go to the beach in his Subaru, I can’t see him doing that in an EV!

Yes, there is definitely public backlash over our high EV prices and on a larger but related scale, a Federal Government which refuses to take decisive action on climate change.  But that veers into politics, on which I could really mount a soapbox, so I shall try to avoid that subject further.

To be honest I'm not up to date on our charging infrastructure, but I'd hazard a guess it reflects our very low EV uptake.  I do know, however, that it is nowhere near as comprehensive as the UK and Europe.  Yes, range anxiety remains a major issue here.  Not so much for day-today running to and from work etc, but more for the recreational trips such as your step-brother's.

For me personally, I would buy an EV as our second car, using our new Mazda 3 for trips and family use.  So the range issue is, well, a non-issue.  Hence my interest in the Mini, even with it's relatively small range.  I initially was hoping the ID2 might be ideal, but no way it if it uses VW's new all-digital UI.  Something like the Honda-E would be perfect for me:  Buttons and dials, cute retro styling, ideal size for city use and fun to drive.  Ditto the Mini. The small range is a non-issue for me as I can charge it in my garage using our solar panels on most days, so free fuel, basically.
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Golf mk7 / Re: Rear brake pad/disc recommendations
« Last post by baka on Today at 01:31 »
yup, no reason to change the fronts.
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Golf mk7 / Re: Rear brake pad/disc recommendations
« Last post by Ratski on Today at 00:32 »
Yeah I have obdeleven. Just need to figure out if I need Batt charger also..

I assume I'm ok to just fit the brembo to rear and leave front stock pads / discs in place as they have plenty of wear left. I.e don't need a full set front and rear. ?
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Golf mk8 / Re: Taxi driver decides to do a u turn
« Last post by fredgroves on 26 September 2021, 23:30 »
No, only a space saver
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Golf mk8 / Re: Taxi driver decides to do a u turn
« Last post by willni on 26 September 2021, 21:20 »
The wheel looks ok, but it’s down for a new one. Estimated said it’s a new car, so the wheel won’t be refurbished

Might be worth asking if you can keep the damaged wheel. Get it refurbed and save it for a rainy day?

Is there space for a full sized spare in the mk8?
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Golf mk8 / Re: Grubby Bells
« Last post by willni on 26 September 2021, 21:19 »
I've two suggestions for you, both are the exact same just different colours:

1. Prep them and spray them silver, then lacquer over them with clear enamel paint.

2. Prep them and spray them satin black, then lacquer over them with clear enamel paint.

Personally satin black is my choice, I've tried the silver on my current car and it just doesn't stay clean, I'll be going back to black next tyre rotation.
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Golf mk7 / Re: Keyless and manual locking issues
« Last post by Ceefeesh on 26 September 2021, 21:13 »
Duracell from Amazon Prime. Next day delivery. £2.10 for two. Easy.
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Golf mk7 / Re: Keyless and manual locking issues
« Last post by CookieMonsterGTi on 26 September 2021, 21:11 »
Closest place when mine went this week was Sainsbury’s.

Aimed to replace with Panasonic as that’s what I took out but they only had Duracell in.  Can’t recal exactly which ones (was the only option there to be honest) but they have worked ok so far….
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Golf mk7 / Re: Is there a warning for this?
« Last post by CookieMonsterGTi on 26 September 2021, 21:09 »
To be honest I didn’t notice the light on the key as usually just goes straight in the pocket due to keyless.

That said, I’m pretty sure I didn’t get a dash message.

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Golf mk7 / Re: Keyless and manual locking issues
« Last post by madstaff on 26 September 2021, 19:46 »
What make 2025 does everyone recommend and where's the best place to get some??
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