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Re: Performance Pack or not??!!!!
« Reply #20 on: 16 April 2021, 07:23 »
Funny how we're all different. Had mine since new and there's no way I wanted the PP. Brakes were a bit to "ooo, look at me" for my taste, as I luuurve the subtle look of the GTI. The ability of the standard car far exceeds my own and so I'd never use anything more.
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Re: Performance Pack or not??!!!!
« Reply #21 on: 16 April 2021, 16:29 »
Both cars you couldn’t fault  at end of the day it all comes down to the money  buy what you can comfortably  afford and run on a daily basis

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Re: Performance Pack or not??!!!!
« Reply #22 on: 18 April 2021, 15:34 »
All your inputs are much appreciated and I'm collecting a 2013 Mk7 Golf GTi with PP and leather seats in Tornado Red this Tuesday, can't wait! It has 50k on the clock and the test drive didn't flag up any nasties and apart from a few stone chips on the bonnet (that I'm going to do my best to touch-up, any advice?) and a few knocks on the 19" alloys (have a mobile diamond cut alloy repair company with lathe booked in, good idea?), it appears to be in great condition. With it having 50k on the clock and 7 years old, are there any maintenance points I should bear in mind, such as water pump, timing chain tensioner and any other major mechanicals that may need doing soon? Also, what costs am I looking at for supply/fit of discs/pads, water pump, timing chain tensioner, clutch and other mechanicals that may need changing? Thanks again for all the info, invaluable!

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Re: Performance Pack or not??!!!!
« Reply #23 on: 18 April 2021, 16:49 »
Well done, exciting times waiting for a new car.

Is it manual or DSG? If DSG make sure it has had the oil changed already and get that booked in if not.

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Re: Performance Pack or not??!!!!
« Reply #24 on: 18 April 2021, 19:12 »
As well as checking the DSG service (which is part of the service schedule), also check that the VAQ diff has been serviced (because its not on the service schedule!) and that the water pump has been done some time recently.

Water pump is about 700+VAT to replace, VAQ service is about 200+VAT.

Does it have DCC?
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Re: Performance Pack or not??!!!!
« Reply #25 on: 18 April 2021, 20:08 »
Here are VW's prices for work on cars over 3 years old;-

https://www.volkswagen.co.uk/owners-and-drivers/servicing/pricing-for-cars-over-3

You may be able to do better at an independent specialist, but it gives you an idea.
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Offline Rudedog

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Re: Performance Pack or not??!!!!
« Reply #26 on: 18 April 2021, 21:13 »
Out of interest has anybody here actually had their VAQ serviced at at VW dealer?

From what I understand it's at 3yr/30K (which ever is sooner), how do the dealers react when you've asked for it to be done when it's not officially on the service schedule in the UK?

My next service will be a year three one so I should have it done then, my dealer seems quite strict and it's quite difficult getting past the 'front desk' staff especially for something not on the VW UK schedule (for my last one when I ask what would be done I was told that "my car would tell the techs everything that needed to be done").

As it is I will have to keep tabs on my usage as the DSG at 40K is mileage only so won't fall into a yearly service visit and it seems the car won't flash up saying it needs doing.

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Re: Performance Pack or not??!!!!
« Reply #27 on: 18 April 2021, 21:42 »
I know others before have been told by dealers that the vaq is a sealed unit and doesn't need servicing... But that's not true. It needs a fluid change.
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Re: Performance Pack or not??!!!!
« Reply #28 on: 18 April 2021, 22:03 »
I know others before have been told by dealers that the vaq is a sealed unit and doesn't need servicing... But that's not true. It needs a fluid change.
it also shouldn't be costing 200 + vat either.
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Re: Performance Pack or not??!!!!
« Reply #29 on: 18 April 2021, 22:39 »
There must be PP cars old enough on here to have had the VAQ done.... I'm getting the impression that nobody has actually had it done at a VW dealer.

As I mentioned all of the techs at my local dealer are 'chained up' around the back and aren't let loose at front of house so I have to contend with the very nice young ladies on the service desk.

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