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Golf mk7 / Re: Coolant/Fan issue?
« Last post by Finglonga on 23 July 2021, 18:44 »
Glad they sorted the leak.

Check the plastic collar that holds the spare down. Mine rattles like a bugger when it is loose.
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Golf mk8 / Re: latest software?
« Last post by valentino on 23 July 2021, 18:23 »
After having my software updated to 1668, everything at the moment seems to be fine. One thing that happened whilst driving north to Scottish Borders---Voice control activated itself, my fingers were now where near the button, she announced places to eat in London--made me smile.
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Golf mk8 / Re: Clubsport order thread
« Last post by JRG4 on 23 July 2021, 18:03 »
I’ve just cancelled my clubsport order if anyone wants to take it on. Inchape Telford ask for Lisa hudson.

Spec was 19” black estorils with reversing camera
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Golf mk8 / Re: Sat nav help
« Last post by Foxy367 on 23 July 2021, 16:35 »
I don't think anyone has overcome SFD yet...

Thats what I thought!
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Golf mk8 / Re: Cancel that £50k Golf R order….
« Last post by king monkey on 23 July 2021, 16:32 »
I had the last S3 and I didn’t really gel with it. The R and any other gti I’ve had feel a lot more engaging. S3 feels more like a motorway cruiser and the ride is as dreadful imo. Don’t get me started on the ‘look good but do nothing to hold you in’ seats.  :grin:
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Golf mk8 / Re: Great mpg
« Last post by Exonian on 23 July 2021, 16:31 »
That’s cheaper than 10 years ago. I bet you’re earning more than you were then.

https://www.racfoundation.org/data/uk-pump-prices-over-time

In real terms I’m earning far less now than then.
Hence I still give a stuff how much fuel costs!  :grin:


I read it as it cost 141.90 pounds to fill up. Nearly fell off my chair..

My number presentation is nearly as bad as my grammar!  :whistle:
£1.419 (?) 141.9 ppl (?) or £1.42 rounded up which is easier to decipher
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Golf mk8 / Re: Clubsport 45s ordered and delivery progress
« Last post by king monkey on 23 July 2021, 16:29 »
So just had an email from my dealer. He said there’s a 2-3 week delay and mine has a provisional build week of 50 so wb 13th December. Bearing in mind I was initially told sept/Oct delivery that’s a bit longer. Again, I’m not bothered personally but thought this info might be useful.

remind me when you ordered yours again?

Edit found it:  07 June 2021.

I ordered mine in May, no build week for me yet,  from memory you ordered same dealer as me, was the sale person James? I emailed him and he is off until monday

I ordered from Vw Manchester. As usual there’s nothing on the app, just info from the dealer
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Golf mk8 / Re: Cancel that £50k Golf R order….
« Last post by Exonian on 23 July 2021, 16:26 »
Something about the S3 I didn't like much... can't really put a finger on it though.

You’ve summed up that something without realising.
It has a complete lack of charisma to draw you in.
An S-line looks just as good and is probably just as engaging to drive unless you have an unrestricted road in front of you. The S3 has no USP.
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Golf mk8 / Re: Sat nav help
« Last post by fredgroves on 23 July 2021, 16:12 »
I don't think anyone has overcome SFD yet...
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Golf mk8 / Re: Mk7.5 gti performance v mk8 clubsport
« Last post by Foxy367 on 23 July 2021, 16:08 »
The two things to watch out for on the M135i is:

a) service costs - BMW really gouge the hell out of you
b) tyres - it eats them with uneven wear patterns

Other than that, its a lovely car for sure but its definitely not really a Golf R, even less of a Mk8 R.

They used to be quite cheap to buy too, not so much any more....

Your not wrong on servicing, I had a 320d a few years ago and the main dealer wasn't much more than my local inde, I considered an M2 (used) as well as the M135ix before I got my golf and their prices have rocketed!!!!
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