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Offline Exonian

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What have you done to your mk8 today?
« on: 23 December 2020, 22:07 »
Today, after nearly 34 years of car ownership (give or take) I belly flopped into my first ever PCP trap.
2020 GTI Clubsport
Prior to that a couple dozen other warmed over VWs


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Re: What have you done to your mk8 today?
« Reply #1 on: 23 December 2020, 22:18 »
Today, after nearly 34 years of car ownership (give or take) I belly flopped into my first ever PCP trap.

Go on... I asked for confession time the other day...
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

Offline Guzzle

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Re: What have you done to your mk8 today?
« Reply #2 on: 23 December 2020, 22:28 »
Are you coming back to this side Darth?     :evil:
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Offline Exonian

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Re: What have you done to your mk8 today?
« Reply #3 on: 24 December 2020, 05:19 »

Go on... I asked for confession time the other day...

I was trying to build some suspense!  :wink:

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Been extremely busy of late and got some more busy days lined up but I’ll report back properly in due course :afro:


Needed to release the capital I had in the BMW promptly (didn’t have finance on that car) so I didn’t need too much arm twisting when presented with a choice of fresh Clubsports straight off the boat. Hate the thought of a PCP (no employer paid assistance here) but needs must.

It has the lovely Bridgestones too  :rolleyes:

Are you coming back to this side Darth?     :evil:

I’m back! The deed was all over and done in a few days, I don’t hang about once I set my mind to something.
2020 GTI Clubsport
Prior to that a couple dozen other warmed over VWs


Offline king monkey

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Re: What have you done to your mk8 today?
« Reply #4 on: 24 December 2020, 07:36 »
Wow! That was a quick turn around even for you! Really pleased to have you back on the forum as a fully paid up member. When do you expect the car? Looking forward to your thoughts already.
Ordered: Clubsport45, white, DCC. Delivery expected 2030

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Offline SRGTD

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Re: What have you done to your mk8 today?
« Reply #5 on: 24 December 2020, 07:40 »
Welcome back from the dark side Exonian, not that you ever really left :smiley:.

Pure White? Now there’s a surprise :grin:. Great colour choice, although I might be biased.

If you’ve still got your wheel collection tucked away, it’ll be a good time to dust it down and find something more befitting of the Clubsport, rather than stick with the Bridgestone-clad five pronged Swastika’s.

Look forward to hearing your thoughts on the Clubsport, and hopefully seeing a picture or two.
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

Offline fredgroves

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Re: What have you done to your mk8 today?
« Reply #6 on: 24 December 2020, 08:36 »
See, i was right. I knew it... Its just coming up to my underpants refresh time and Exonian had only swapped one car since i last changed them.

Lockdown makes you assess time by different methods  :laugh: :laugh:
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

Offline Yusee

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Re: What have you done to your mk8 today?
« Reply #7 on: 24 December 2020, 08:51 »
Dear Mr Exonian
I very much look forward to reading your interesting posts, though to be brutally honest, i am beginning to wonder if there is something wrong with you.
Have you seen a doctor about this?
2018 Golf GTI Performance  5dr manual, Isaac blue
1988 Peugeot 205 GTI 1.9

Offline Snoopy

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Re: What have you done to your mk8 today?
« Reply #8 on: 24 December 2020, 08:56 »
Look forward to your views on it after living with it abit.
Current VWs:    Mk6 GTI    Mk1 GTI    Mk1 Leon

Offline fredgroves

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Re: What have you done to your mk8 today?
« Reply #9 on: 24 December 2020, 08:58 »
I should write something sensible really.. I thought you'd said Exonian that you ditched the TCR because the ride was too hard for your back? Clarky posted the other day that he thought the clubby was harsher than the tcr... Chiropractor gift vouchers for Christmas?
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