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Model specific boards => Golf mk7 => Topic started by: golfgti5 on 03 June 2013, 15:50

Title: New Arrivals!!
Post by: golfgti5 on 03 June 2013, 15:50
Mine GTi has arrived by our dealer!!!

Need to say (thanks Bill_the_Bear) that this is a Dutch GTi, one of the first in the Netherlands, very happy with it!!!


(http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a103/ronzuid/322802f8b0fe1312e9e5c1ce1ff5537c_zpseebfa055.jpg)

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Title: Re: Re: Spec - NO SPAM
Post by: CraigW on 03 June 2013, 16:13
Mine GTi has arrived by our dealer!!!

Need to say (thanks Bill_the_Bear) that this is a Dutch GTi, one of the first in the Netherlands, very happy with it!!!


(http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a103/ronzuid/322802f8b0fe1312e9e5c1ce1ff5537c_zpseebfa055.jpg)

(http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a103/ronzuid/3a710e96133ac7091e2a619a4b0124b4_zps75c52b7b.jpg)

(http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a103/ronzuid/220404cb237881cfdbd3fffcbe148dd8_zps42e4ef9a.jpg)

(http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a103/ronzuid/5ada1aefd072b88fb4573bc9c689a96e_zpsd039eb1d.jpg)

(http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a103/ronzuid/d9865d4cafcd9396543b17f12ec9be05_zpse16a9891.jpg)

Stunning mate. Congratulations!!  :smiley:
Title: Re: Re: Spec - NO SPAM
Post by: Gryzor on 03 June 2013, 17:31
Very nice, 5 door in white with a reverse camera...just they mixed up the wheels at the factory! ;)
Title: Re: Re: Spec - NO SPAM
Post by: Bill_the_Bear on 03 June 2013, 17:44
Err... are we dropping the no spam part of this thread then? :grin:

If people are going to post pics of their cars on arrival in this thread (could do) as opposed to a new sticky thread specifically for that (probably better) then either we need to restrain the temptation to comment, or we need to drop the no spam tag.

Well that's how I see it. :wink:

Who decides on these matters?  Jimble? :cool:
Title: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Jimble on 03 June 2013, 18:24
Feel free to post your pics of YOUR new GTI in here. :cool:
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: JoeGTI on 03 June 2013, 18:35
Stunning. Mine can't be far behind it, it was built same week (wk 20) and is waiting for a boat!
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: mk7gti on 03 June 2013, 18:43
Looks the nuts! Stupid question but do the wheel nut caps get added during the PDI?
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: JoeGTI on 03 June 2013, 18:52
Looks the nuts! Stupid question but so the wheel nut caps get added during the PDI?
Yeah they'd be in the boot.
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Jimble on 26 June 2013, 10:51
Surely we should of had a review by now!?!?!? :huh: :lipsrsealed: :evil:
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: matchboy on 26 June 2013, 11:04
Surely we should of had a review by now!?!?!? :huh: :lipsrsealed: :evil:

They're all too busy having fun!!
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: JoeGTI on 26 June 2013, 11:10
I'm collecting my GTI on Monday, all going to plan. Haven't even seen it yet though as I'm out of the country on my holliers!
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: CraigW on 26 June 2013, 11:23
I'm collecting my GTI on Monday, all going to plan. Haven't even seen it yet though as I'm out of the country on my holliers!

Fantastic. Make sure you post plenty of pics Joe :smiley:
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Gung-Ho on 26 June 2013, 12:49
I'm collecting my GTI on Monday, all going to plan. Haven't even seen it yet though as I'm out of the country on my holliers!

Couldn't think of a better way to end your "Holliers!"..... Great News Joe.
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: JoeGTI on 26 June 2013, 16:15
I'm collecting my GTI on Monday, all going to plan. Haven't even seen it yet though as I'm out of the country on my holliers!

Couldn't think of a better way to end your "Holliers!"..... Great News Joe.

My dealer just emailed me to say the car just arrived into them this morning. In his words, it looks "Fantastic!!". He even asked if I minded if they put a few photos of it on their facebook page, lol. I'm getting him to send me on a few photos of it, I'll post them up if I get them.
Hopefully I'll be motoring by Monday afternoon!!


Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Running Man on 26 June 2013, 16:49
I'm collecting my GTI on Monday, all going to plan. Haven't even seen it yet though as I'm out of the country on my holliers!

Couldn't think of a better way to end your "Holliers!"..... Great News Joe.

My dealer just emailed me to say the car just arrived into them this morning. In his words, it looks "Fantastic!!". He even asked if I minded if they put a few photos of it on their facebook page, lol. I'm getting him to send me on a few photos of it, I'll post them up if I get them.
Hopefully I'll be motoring by Monday afternoon!!

Great news enjoy it Joe  :cool:
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: GTD Paul on 26 June 2013, 17:20
Hi Joe - did you track the order I wondered if it changed to arrived etc and how long it took from in transit to arriving with the dealer?
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: JoeGTI on 26 June 2013, 18:44
Hi Joe - did you track the order I wondered if it changed to arrived etc and how long it took from in transit to arriving with the dealer?

Hi Paul.
Never tracked it. Never had an order number or asked for one. I'm in Ireland.
Car was ordered on April 8th.
It was built in week 20. (W/c may 13th)
It was put on a boat on June 10th and docked in Dublin on June 13th.

The dealers deliberately delayed it in Dublin then, seeing as I was away and not intending to collect until next week.

This will be my 4th new VW / Audi and each time it's been the same. Approx 8-11 weeks from order to delivery. I'd have had my MK7 last week or perhaps sooner if I'd wanted it. VW Ireland are no shining example of efficiency, but honestly if I'd had to put up with the nonsense you guys deal with, I'd go mad!!! Waiting 5-6 months for a Golf, it's nuts. They aren't Ferrari's!

Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: baza on 26 June 2013, 18:53
picking mine up saturday, cant wait
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: GTD Paul on 26 June 2013, 19:09
Wow 3 weeks after building before it went on a boat!!  It does tie in with what the dealer said 3-4 weeks from build to receive.  Other members on here seem to think they are getting delivery within 7-10 days from build we'll have to see.  Cheers for the info......
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: JoeGTI on 26 June 2013, 19:18
Yeah, took that long to get on a boat. I think it was down to timing, missed one boat by a day or two and had to wait for the next one then. 7-10 days from build to delivery is a tad optimistic but you could get lucky with boat schedules.

Anyway, here she is! Excuse the crap dealer-taken pics, I'll get decent ones myself next week.

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Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Jimble on 26 June 2013, 19:28
Wonder what Tra 80% means on the DIS? ??? 
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: JoeGTI on 26 June 2013, 19:31
It's in "transport" mode, hasn't even been PDI'd. Don't know what the 80% signifies though!
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: George k on 26 June 2013, 19:38
80% is battery charge level
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Hawaii-Five-O on 26 June 2013, 20:06
Joe it looks mint even before its PDI.

Best colour.

Best number of doors.

Best seats (with the suede).

Second best alloys :wink:

Enjoy it mate!
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Gung-Ho on 26 June 2013, 20:27
Looks 'Sweet' mate  :cool: loving them part Alcantara seats!!! Just wish we had them over here. I see you don't have the ADC option? I assume that's because its one of the early launch cars.
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: JoeGTI on 26 June 2013, 20:31
No ADC. It's a cost-option, not standard here at all and I'm delighted it isn't.
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Gung-Ho on 26 June 2013, 20:52
Oh I see... I wish we had the option to 'delete' it over here.  I'm not bothered with the lower insurance costs and added safety benefits.  Your car looks so much better without it.  In all my years of driving I've never had the pleasure of running into the back of someone so it won't be missed (touch wood!).
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Gordor on 26 June 2013, 21:08
Nice one Joe...enjoy :smiley:
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: CraigW on 26 June 2013, 22:31
That looks brilliant Joe and identical to how mine will look when it arrives. The next couple of days will probably feel like months  :grin:
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: AAddict on 26 June 2013, 23:03
Jealous, looks brilliant.

No parking sensors either?
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: JoeGTI on 26 June 2013, 23:54
Thanks guys!
No parking sensors no... You guessed it, they are a cost option too! Are they standard in UK?
I do have the rear camera though, more useful IMO and the bumpers don't have the ugly sensors!
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: AAddict on 27 June 2013, 00:04
Thanks guys!
No parking sensors no... You guessed it, they are a cost option too! Are they standard in UK?
I do have the rear camera though, more useful IMO and the bumpers don't have the ugly sensors!

Yeah front and rear are standard here. I've gone for camera too. They really give you guys a poverty spec eh? What does it cost to match UK spec in Ireland?
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: JoeGTI on 27 June 2013, 00:30
My car is coming in at around 39,000 euro! It's fairly close to standard UK spec. I don't have ADC or the parking sensors, but I have basic Nav, camera and the alcantara seats.
The basic poverty spec car starts at about 33k euro.

The Irish government's insane taxing of new cars is mostly to blame. So VW Ireland, in an effort to keep base price down, strip out the frills.
The German cars are similarly spec'd to us though. It seems to be only VW UK that spec the cars up as standard.
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Fabio Bignose on 27 June 2013, 07:00
Very exciting Joe and right on time for the 132 plate!!

I'll look out for you on my travels!!

Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Gryzor on 27 June 2013, 08:59
Yeah looking awesome mate, can't wait to see more pictures and hear your comments!
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: master_hayabusa on 27 June 2013, 09:39
Very nice. I love the seats. If only UK cars had those as standard  :tongue:
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: JoeGTI on 29 June 2013, 16:00
Finally got to see my car in the metal this afternoon. Wow! The pics don't do this beast justice! A few more pics... The interior is fabulous, really feels leagues above the mk6. The centre console seems so much bigger, like from a car a size above. I love the LED front fogs. Can't even see them when unlit.
The keyless entry works brilliantly. The half alcantara seats are fab!!
I only started it up briefly in the showroom, lovely growl off the exhaust on startup!

Bring on Monday!!

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Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Jimble on 29 June 2013, 16:33
Looks lovely mate! Bridgestones as well, i can't wait to get mine! 8)
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Gung-Ho on 29 June 2013, 17:23
Looking good Joe....
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: JoeGTI on 29 June 2013, 17:31
Another thing I noticed, the side skirts are much more prominent when you see the car in the metal. In photos they look very discrete, but much more obvious in metal... And they kinda run around the perimeter of the car, under both bumpers. Looks good, nice detail.

Oh and found myself trying to insert the key into the non-existent ignition  :grin: so I can see how that area could get very scratched on demos especially!! Mine has a tiny scratch there already, not noticeable enough to stress about though.

And another thing... The mk6 has a gloss black grill, which I've always liked. But I notice the mk7 has reverted to a plain (cheaper?) mk5 style plastic grill.
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: skippy on 29 June 2013, 17:57
Superb Joe, just superb!!  :smiley:

Enjoy!
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Kendo44 on 29 June 2013, 18:34
Hi Joe,

Lovely car ....enjoy it!

One quick question do you know if the Gti and Gtd come with locking wheel nuts or do we have to buy them as an accessory?
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: JoeGTI on 29 June 2013, 18:49
Hi Joe,

Lovely car ....enjoy it!

One quick question do you know if the Gti and Gtd come with locking wheel nuts or do we have to buy them as an accessory?

Yeah, locking wheel nuts have been standard for years I think.
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Jimble on 29 June 2013, 20:35
Hi Joe,

Lovely car ....enjoy it!

One quick question do you know if the Gti and Gtd come with locking wheel nuts or do we have to buy them as an accessory?


Stated in the price list/brochure mate. :afro:
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Jimble on 29 June 2013, 21:50
I'm glad it's normal plastic tbh and the honeycomb holes are bigger and less of them so MUCH easier to clean! The gloss one is a ball ache to keep looking god! >:(
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: JoeGTI on 29 June 2013, 22:03
I'm glad it's normal plastic tbh and the honeycomb holes are bigger and less of them so MUCH easier to clean! The gloss one is a ball ache to keep looking god! >:(

That is true, lol. I never had the patience for cleaning it right.
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Jimble on 29 June 2013, 23:04
Another thing i've recently found out is that you can deactivate the automatic rear wiper when in reverse on the mk7, it's in the "car" menu apparently, fan-bloody-tastic!!!!! 8)
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: AAddict on 30 June 2013, 07:50
Another thing i've recently found out is that you can deactivate the automatic rear wiper when in reverse on the mk7, it's in the "car" menu apparently, fan-bloody-tastic!!!!! 8)

That's awesome news, the amount of times my rear wiper on my MK6 has whacked into my bike rack  :angry:
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Kendo44 on 01 July 2013, 00:49
Hi Joe,

Lovely car ....enjoy it!

One quick question do you know if the Gti and Gtd come with locking wheel nuts or do we have to buy them as an accessory?

Yeah, locking wheel nuts have been standard for years I think.
Hi Joe,

Lovely car ....enjoy it!

One quick question do you know if the Gti and Gtd come with locking wheel nuts or do we have to buy them as an accessory?


Stated in the price list/brochure mate. :afro:

Thanks guys, I thought I had read that somewhere but just wanted to confirm :-)
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: monkeyhanger on 01 July 2013, 08:55
It looks like my dad's GTD will be out on the road today. The salesman at Pulman Sunderland has been negotiating with all sorts of people at VWUK and the port of Tyne authority to try and get the car sooner than is normally possible and cutting through teh red tape that VWUK put up to delay transport from the docks by up to 2 days after the port authority has given the all clear. The salesman is supposed to be off on holiday all this week, but he has delayed his holiday by a day to make things happen.

The rush is that my dad lives down south now and was up for my uncle's 50th party this weekend. It would be a bit inconvenient to have to come back up for the car in about a weeks time. so the salesman has rushed the deplivery process.

He's taking my dad down the docks today to pick the car up on a flatbed and get it back to the dealership for PDI and sort out the final bits of paperwork before he can drive it away. It seemed that VW UK were a bigger hurdle than the port authority in making this happen quickly, but he's worked a way around it.

Will be getting it washed and then treated with G-Techniq C2V3 and the upholstery treatment. I'll take plenty of pics and confirm the fitment of the "Soundaktor".
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: mjh_056 on 01 July 2013, 09:40
It looks like my dad's GTD will be out on the road today. The salesman at Pulman Sunderland has been negotiating with all sorts of people at VWUK and the port of Tyne authority to try and get the car sooner than is normally possible and cutting through teh red tape that VWUK put up to delay transport from the docks by up to 2 days after the port authority has given the all clear. The salesman is supposed to be off on holiday all this week, but he has delayed his holiday by a day to make things happen.

The rush is that my dad lives down south now and was up for my uncle's 50th party this weekend. It would be a bit inconvenient to have to come back up for the car in about a weeks time. so the salesman has rushed the deplivery process.

He's taking my dad down the docks today to pick the car up on a flatbed and get it back to the dealership for PDI and sort out the final bits of paperwork before he can drive it away. It seemed that VW UK were a bigger hurdle than the port authority in making this happen quickly, but he's worked a way around it.

Will be getting it washed and then treated with G-Techniq C2V3 and the upholstery treatment. I'll take plenty of pics and confirm the fitment of the "Soundaktor".

As always down to individual dealers and individual people rather than the company itself in quality of service you receive. This dealer obviously values it's customers and anyone reading here will I am sure use them over others in area because of.

All very good news for your Dad though as he is going to be a rare sight indeed very shortly a MK7 GTD on UK roads! might even be first as still not seeing any demos yet either.

Good for the GTD buyers amongst us too as we get a few questions answered and some in the flesh photos.

Not sure how much you will get to go out in as it heads South with father but any performance thoughts would be nice to.

But all that aside hope it all goes really well :)
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: CraigW on 01 July 2013, 10:30
It looks like my dad's GTD will be out on the road today. The salesman at Pulman Sunderland has been negotiating with all sorts of people at VWUK and the port of Tyne authority to try and get the car sooner than is normally possible and cutting through teh red tape that VWUK put up to delay transport from the docks by up to 2 days after the port authority has given the all clear. The salesman is supposed to be off on holiday all this week, but he has delayed his holiday by a day to make things happen.

The rush is that my dad lives down south now and was up for my uncle's 50th party this weekend. It would be a bit inconvenient to have to come back up for the car in about a weeks time. so the salesman has rushed the deplivery process.

He's taking my dad down the docks today to pick the car up on a flatbed and get it back to the dealership for PDI and sort out the final bits of paperwork before he can drive it away. It seemed that VW UK were a bigger hurdle than the port authority in making this happen quickly, but he's worked a way around it.

Will be getting it washed and then treated with G-Techniq C2V3 and the upholstery treatment. I'll take plenty of pics and confirm the fitment of the "Soundaktor".

That's really good news. Would be very interested to hear your opinions on the G-Techniq products once you aand your dad have detailed the car  :smiley: :smiley:
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: monkeyhanger on 01 July 2013, 10:52
It looks like my dad's GTD will be out on the road today. The salesman at Pulman Sunderland has been negotiating with all sorts of people at VWUK and the port of Tyne authority to try and get the car sooner than is normally possible and cutting through teh red tape that VWUK put up to delay transport from the docks by up to 2 days after the port authority has given the all clear. The salesman is supposed to be off on holiday all this week, but he has delayed his holiday by a day to make things happen.

The rush is that my dad lives down south now and was up for my uncle's 50th party this weekend. It would be a bit inconvenient to have to come back up for the car in about a weeks time. so the salesman has rushed the deplivery process.

He's taking my dad down the docks today to pick the car up on a flatbed and get it back to the dealership for PDI and sort out the final bits of paperwork before he can drive it away. It seemed that VW UK were a bigger hurdle than the port authority in making this happen quickly, but he's worked a way around it.

Will be getting it washed and then treated with G-Techniq C2V3 and the upholstery treatment. I'll take plenty of pics and confirm the fitment of the "Soundaktor".

As always down to individual dealers and individual people rather than the company itself in quality of service you receive. This dealer obviously values it's customers and anyone reading here will I am sure use them over others in area because of.

All very good news for your Dad though as he is going to be a rare sight indeed very shortly a MK7 GTD on UK roads! might even be first as still not seeing any demos yet either.

Good for the GTD buyers amongst us too as we get a few questions answered and some in the flesh photos.

Not sure how much you will get to go out in as it heads South with father but any performance thoughts would be nice to.

But all that aside hope it all goes really well :)

I'm sure he'll be chuffed with it. Although it looks tidy, his MK5 Golf GT 170TDI PD runs like a bag of hammers compared to the CR unit in my Scirocco. He had a chipping box on it and it was pushing out 205PS, but it was really rough on start-up as a result when it shuddered into life. Was a 2 min job to take it off and it seemed a bit smoother to restart with it off.

On the move I wasn't sure if it was any rougher than stock, although PD is massively rougher than CR. The same company have a new box out that'll supposedly boost the 184PS TDI unit to 239PS and 495NM torque, but if that was at the expense of refinement i'd pass.

I'll probably be in it for all of 1/2 an hour after we've given it the cleaning treatment, then apply the upholstery protector and leave it overnight.
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Bill_the_Bear on 01 July 2013, 11:11
The salesman at Pulman Sunderland has been negotiating with all sorts of people at VWUK and the port of Tyne authority to try and get the car sooner than is normally possible and cutting through teh red tape that VWUK put up to delay transport from the docks by up to 2 days after the port authority has given the all clear. The salesman is supposed to be off on holiday all this week, but he has delayed his holiday by a day to make things happen.

Proper customer service!

Any idea why VWUK want you to wait 2 days though?
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: monkeyhanger on 01 July 2013, 11:27
Proper customer service!

Any idea why VWUK want you to wait 2 days though?

Because they can?  :evil:

Perhaps they wait an allocated 2 or 3 working days after arrival before they make transport arrangements, the kind of timespan where they can be 100% sure that customs/port authority have released it, rather than pestering them to release early on every car that comes in.
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: mjh_056 on 01 July 2013, 11:34
It looks like my dad's GTD will be out on the road today. The salesman at Pulman Sunderland has been negotiating with all sorts of people at VWUK and the port of Tyne authority to try and get the car sooner than is normally possible and cutting through teh red tape that VWUK put up to delay transport from the docks by up to 2 days after the port authority has given the all clear. The salesman is supposed to be off on holiday all this week, but he has delayed his holiday by a day to make things happen.

The rush is that my dad lives down south now and was up for my uncle's 50th party this weekend. It would be a bit inconvenient to have to come back up for the car in about a weeks time. so the salesman has rushed the deplivery process.

He's taking my dad down the docks today to pick the car up on a flatbed and get it back to the dealership for PDI and sort out the final bits of paperwork before he can drive it away. It seemed that VW UK were a bigger hurdle than the port authority in making this happen quickly, but he's worked a way around it.

Will be getting it washed and then treated with G-Techniq C2V3 and the upholstery treatment. I'll take plenty of pics and confirm the fitment of the "Soundaktor".

As always down to individual dealers and individual people rather than the company itself in quality of service you receive. This dealer obviously values it's customers and anyone reading here will I am sure use them over others in area because of.

All very good news for your Dad though as he is going to be a rare sight indeed very shortly a MK7 GTD on UK roads! might even be first as still not seeing any demos yet either.

Good for the GTD buyers amongst us too as we get a few questions answered and some in the flesh photos.

Not sure how much you will get to go out in as it heads South with father but any performance thoughts would be nice to.

But all that aside hope it all goes really well :)

I'm sure he'll be chuffed with it. Although it looks tidy, his MK5 Golf GT 170TDI PD runs like a bag of hammers compared to the CR unit in my Scirocco. He had a chipping box on it and it was pushing out 205PS, but it was really rough on start-up as a result when it shuddered into life. Was a 2 min job to take it off and it seemed a bit smoother to restart with it off.

On the move I wasn't sure if it was any rougher than stock, although PD is massively rougher than CR. The same company have a new box out that'll supposedly boost the 184PS TDI unit to 239PS and 495NM torque, but if that was at the expense of refinement i'd pass.

I'll probably be in it for all of 1/2 an hour after we've given it the cleaning treatment, then apply the upholstery protector and leave it overnight.

As you know I have the CR 170BHP we share and it is an engine that already has all the performance you will ever really need in reality, it certainly gets me around quickly enough with a ready rush of accelleration when needed :)

Accelleration from standing is decent and the mid range accelleration from 50-60 upwards is hugely satisfying as you fly past traffiv without even changing gear as just dip throttle some more.

So with some more HP and Torque and in a lighter vehicle then things can only be better than what I am hugely satisfied with now.

If the first and second gear are a little longer before gear change then even more so but this is one of my unknowns in how DSG marries to engine?

Look forward to your initial thoughts before Dad takes it away!

 
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: monkeyhanger on 01 July 2013, 15:23
Just wondering if mcmaddy has seen my dad's GTD yet - he was going to the dealership to see it and it should be in about now from port of Tyne (my dad was told to come at 3:30pm to start handover proceedings).
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Kendo44 on 01 July 2013, 15:26
Hi Guys
Just had a call from my dealer to say that my car will be with them next week, so should be available for pick up by Wednesday (the bummer is I am going away next week for a few days so probably wont get it until the following week, but hey ho better than my original late August / September estimate  :smiley:
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Bill_the_Bear on 01 July 2013, 15:28
Hi Guys
Just had a call from my dealer to say that my car will be with them next week, so should be available for pick up by Wednesday (the bummer is I am going away next week for a few days so probably wont get it until the following week, but hey ho better than my original late August / September estimate  :smiley:

Woah!  You ordered like 3 days before me if I remember right... and are taking delivery 3 months before me.

Aww...
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Bill_the_Bear on 01 July 2013, 15:28
Just wondering if mcmaddy has seen my dad's GTD yet - he was going to the dealership to see it and it should be in about now from port of Tyne (my dad was told to come at 3:30pm to start handover proceedings).

Go here:
http://www.golfgtiforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=254143.new;topicseen#new

hehehe
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: mcmaddy on 01 July 2013, 15:31
Just wondering if mcmaddy has seen my dad's GTD yet - he was going to the dealership to see it and it should be in about now from port of Tyne (my dad was told to come at 3:30pm to start handover proceedings).
yes I've been and it looks even better than the pictures. IMO its better than the gti due to the wheels. let us know if it's got the soundaktor
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Kendo44 on 01 July 2013, 16:05
Hi Guys
Just had a call from my dealer to say that my car will be with them next week, so should be available for pick up by Wednesday (the bummer is I am going away next week for a few days so probably wont get it until the following week, but hey ho better than my original late August / September estimate  :smiley:

Woah!  You ordered like 3 days before me if I remember right... and are taking delivery 3 months before me.


Aww...

   
I'm feeling your pain Bill, three more months is a long time for your order date  :sad:
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Bill_the_Bear on 01 July 2013, 17:35
Ah well, I'm assuming the full 4 weeks delivery in that.  So might be a little less!

Gotta look on the bright side eh? :grin:
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: monkeyhanger on 01 July 2013, 18:28
Well my dad still isn't back with the GTD - I think he must've been car-jacked at the Tyne tunnel!  :evil:
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: mcmaddy on 01 July 2013, 18:38
it was just getting cleaned at 2.45pm and then needed pdi'd. unless they've found something on the pdi?
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: GTD Paul on 01 July 2013, 21:40
Mines arrived, dealer been in touch today.  In US at the moment so will probably be Friday this week........can't wait!!!
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: RikWebb on 01 July 2013, 21:53
Mines arrived, dealer been in touch today.  In US at the moment so will probably be Friday this week........can't wait!!!

When did you order Paul ?
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: monkeyhanger on 01 July 2013, 22:34
Spend a long time cleaning it mainly because the G-techniq C2V3 is a twit to get the residue off. Had to do a rinse wipe up then buff by hand as initial buffing was a pig and we probably put too much on (my dad was spraying and he used about 300ml when 100ml would have probably done it). The car feels like teflon now, nothing will stick to it. The GTD has a lap timer in the menu, the GTD logo appears in the media screen when you switch on and most of the other stuff is as we've read. It has Dunlops  :sick:, and the wheels look amazing - the black accents look so good on a black car.

It has a soundaktor, and it sounded a little more subtle than the Scirocco one but I didn't do more than 40mph in it around the doors. You can feel the extra poke over the 170CR although it doesn't feel any more refined (not that the 170 is unrefined). Just lots of handy little features you will eventually take for granted.How do you attach pics? Do they have to be on the web somewhere and have a web addressed?
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: RikWebb on 01 July 2013, 22:39
When you reply there is a little 'mona lisa' picture - first icon, second row :)

Looking forward to seeing the pictures
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: CraigW on 01 July 2013, 22:45
Spend a long time cleaning it mainly because the G-techniq C2V3 is a twit to get the residue off. Had to do a rinse wipe up then buff by hand as initial buffing was a pig and we probably put too much on (my dad was spraying and he used about 300ml when 100ml would have probably done it). The car feels like teflon now, nothing will stick to it. The GTD has a lap timer in the menu, the GTD logo appears in the media screen when you switch on and most of the other stuff is as we've read. It has Dunlops  :sick:, and the wheels look amazing - the black accents look so good on a black car.

It has a soundaktor, and it sounded a little more subtle than the Scirocco one but I didn't do more than 40mph in it around the doors. You can feel the extra poke over the 170CR although it doesn't feel any more refined. Just lots of handy little features you will eventually take for granted.How do you attach pics? Do they have to be on the web somewhere and have a web addressed?

Best bet is to upload them on something like photobucket first of all. How did the car look with the Gtechniq applied?
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: monkeyhanger on 01 July 2013, 23:01
Best bet is to upload them on something like photobucket first of all. How did the car look with the Gtechniq applied?

Uploading to photobucket now. Very glossy with the G-Techniq applied, you could run your finger along the paintwork with almost no friction. Had to buff quite hard by hand but the roof seemed very flexible whilst doing so - I was scared i'd make a dent!

Seemingly only 1 GTD key insert provided, unless the other is in a cubbyhole somewhere. Can anyone confirm GTI and GTD should get 2? Someone asked ages ago about Xenons - the bendy light/corner thing for your dipped/main beam is on there to select (can't remember what it's called).

Pics:-

(http://i1083.photobucket.com/albums/j381/monkeyhanger710/dads%20GTD/DSC02281.jpg)

(http://i1083.photobucket.com/albums/j381/monkeyhanger710/dads%20GTD/DSC02282.jpg)

(http://i1083.photobucket.com/albums/j381/monkeyhanger710/dads%20GTD/DSC02280.jpg)

(http://i1083.photobucket.com/albums/j381/monkeyhanger710/dads%20GTD/DSC02278.jpg)

(http://i1083.photobucket.com/albums/j381/monkeyhanger710/dads%20GTD/DSC02277.jpg)

(http://i1083.photobucket.com/albums/j381/monkeyhanger710/dads%20GTD/DSC02286.jpg)

(http://i1083.photobucket.com/albums/j381/monkeyhanger710/dads%20GTD/DSC02289.jpg)

(http://i1083.photobucket.com/albums/j381/monkeyhanger710/dads%20GTD/DSC02293.jpg)

Off to bed!
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: peterdoherty on 01 July 2013, 23:06
wow...just wow!!!!!!!!!......I ordered DBP but changed to CSG. DBP looks stealthy and the dogs b*****ks!!!!!
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: CraigW on 01 July 2013, 23:07
That looks stunning especially the final pic!!
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: mcmaddy on 01 July 2013, 23:09
looks even better in the flesh.
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Gordor on 01 July 2013, 23:09
Your dad must have a massive smile on his face  :grin:

Looks outstanding! Thanks so much for the pics
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: RikWebb on 01 July 2013, 23:10
Fantastic :)

P.S. can I bring mine round for its first polish when I get it ??  :wink:
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: monkeyhanger on 01 July 2013, 23:12
Fantastic :)

P.S. can I bring mine round for its first polish when I get it ??  :wink:

There's already a queue! Will have to use a lot less next time, the microfibre cloth I applied it with was sopping wet with the stuff.
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: CraigW on 01 July 2013, 23:13
Fantastic :)

P.S. can I bring mine round for its first polish when I get it ??  :wink:

There's already a queue! Will have to use a lot less next time, the microfibre cloth I applied it with was sopping wet with the stuff.

Did you use the fabric protector as well?
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: monkeyhanger on 01 July 2013, 23:15
Fantastic :)

P.S. can I bring mine round for its first polish when I get it ??  :wink:

There's already a queue! Will have to use a lot less next time, the microfibre cloth I applied it with was sopping wet with the stuff.

Did you use the fabric protector as well?

NOt yet - I think he's applying it tomorrow - when he drives back down south with it - Split the 500ml bottle and gave him half - should be plenty for every bit of the interior as they sell as small as 100ml bottle. I'm sure the Autoglym set I got off ebay last time was only 100ml for the interior stuff and it did everything but the boot interior.
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: mjh_056 on 01 July 2013, 23:20
Aside from mine being pure white the same spec as mine as in DSG 5 Door and wow, just love it!! :) Looks great in 5 door, reason so readily moved from Sport Back and them wheels?! just love them too!! and twin tailpipes looks so good also.

Grey hues and stitching blends and compliments interior so well also. Classy

Looks more menacing in black as the black trims and windows tint blend - Black is definitely a good colour working with chrome really well and I have already saved link to the G-techniq C2V3 as that mirror finish just sets it all off perfectly. :)


Interesting that sound actuator is included and presuming is the very same as one in sport pack being discussed just a standard UK fit.

Performance with DSG and ride with ACC are an interest too especially as you have the 170BHP Scirocco as well placed to comment? Can you not convince Dad to stay another day ;)

Know you had a long evening but thanks for putting up as made mine as even more convinced about GTD seeing up close and personal photos.

Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: George k on 01 July 2013, 23:22
Yes both keys should have GTD/GTI hooks on end of key
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Bill_the_Bear on 01 July 2013, 23:38
Wow! :shocked: :shocked: :shocked: Looks incredible mate!
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: mjh_056 on 01 July 2013, 23:40
looks even better in the flesh.

The photos could not be better in impressing so If that is the thinking from your view today then that is praise indeed!

Anyone who had concerns at all from seeing all the GTI recently should have had them removed completely now having seen these GTD in the flesh photos & comments.

Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Kendo44 on 02 July 2013, 00:07
Wow! :shocked: :shocked: :shocked: Looks incredible mate!

Looks stunning, let us know how the fabric protector works out.

And Bill, fingers crossed yours comes a lot sooner than you expect mate  :smiley:
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Sootchucker on 02 July 2013, 06:15
Looks absolutely stunning bud.

Quick question, are the callipers actually painted, or just left in the aluminium standard finish ?
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Gryzor on 02 July 2013, 07:14
Looking good MH, I always said that when clean and polished, black is generally the nicest colour for cars!
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: monkeyhanger on 02 July 2013, 07:34
Looking good MH, I always said that when clean and polished, black is generally the nicest colour for cars!

Yes, but it's hard work keeping them clean. Hopefully the G-Techniq stuff stays slippery so muck will just slide off with a wipe and a hose. The feel of that stuff on the bodywork is just weird, never felt anything like it - can't imagine much sticking to that.
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: monkeyhanger on 02 July 2013, 07:36
Looks absolutely stunning bud.

Quick question, are the callipers actually painted, or just left in the aluminium standard finish ?

Calipers are a bright natural alloy finish - like cast aluminium, not painted at all. Suppose they won't really deteriorate in appearance if they're not painted
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: monkeyhanger on 02 July 2013, 07:39
Yes both keys should have GTD/GTI hooks on end of key

Maybe in the rush job of getting it ready for my dad they forgot to put the other one on, or my dad will find it in a cubbyhole somewhere.

If not i'll give the dealer a ring. Noticed a miniscule paint scuff (as small as a stone chip, but the paint surface was burred, so not a stone chip) one the line where the flat edge of the wheel arch on the front bumper meets the curved bit - on that angled edge. Again, i'm assuming that maybe they saw it but didn't have time to do anything with it given the rush job that had to be done to get it to my dad so he could go down to Southampton today.
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: monkeyhanger on 02 July 2013, 07:46
Your dad must have a massive smile on his face  :grin:

Looks outstanding! Thanks so much for the pics

He is very impressed with the way it drives and all the toys - it is a massive jump from the MK5 GT 170TDI. The handling, the smoothness of the ride and the power delivery is massively better than the PD unit. My dad clogged it a little on the way back from the dealership and said that the pick-up in pace was more impressive than his old one with the tuning box on it (it's a proper tuning box, not one of those £17 reisistor/MAF fooling jobbies off ebay) which is kicking out 205PS (with far less smooth power delivery). I think he must've been tonking it back from Sunderland as his trip computer (8 mile trip) was only showing 36mpg!

It felt a subtle improvement in handling over my Scirocco when I drove it, not by much, but then I only took it to 40mph going around the doors locally to pick up a takeaway after the external stuff was done.

Found it odd that they hadn't cancelled out all the ACC setting tweaks in the menu when the car hasn't got ACC fitted (was expecting them to be missing altogether or greyed out to exclude selection).
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: AAddict on 02 July 2013, 07:50


Found it odd that they hadn't cancelled out all the ACC setting tweaks in the menu when the car hasn't got ACC fitted (was expecting them to be missing altogether or greyed out to exclude selection).

They've probably fitted ACC by mistake  :grin:
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: monkeyhanger on 02 July 2013, 07:57
Never really had a doubt about the sound actuator being standard spec on the UK model seeing as you can't order it and it has been standard spec on MK6 GTD and 170TDI Scirocco, but was still a relief to confirm its inclusion.

My dad does like the Black a lot, but would've still preferred the Tornado Red purely through perceived ease of cleaning on an ongoing basis - he just wasn't prepared to wait another 10 weeks for one when this one was coming.

Pity they couldn't have made a golfball version of the DSG shifter (we've seen one of those before haven't we? Maybe the 35th anniversary edition?). I'll find out later today what the mpg is straight out of the box. It might appear low because he'll probably be doing 85-90 on the motorway. I'll make sure to ask him what speed he was maintaining as well as his mpg. If he is doing 85-90 and still getting 55mpg, i'll be confident of getting high 50s on my commute in my manual GTD and mid 60s maintaining 80mph on the motorway.
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: monkeyhanger on 02 July 2013, 07:59


Found it odd that they hadn't cancelled out all the ACC setting tweaks in the menu when the car hasn't got ACC fitted (was expecting them to be missing altogether or greyed out to exclude selection).

They've probably fitted ACC by mistake  :grin:

I'll tell him to have a look for the button that toggles between mode (I assume it will be amongst the buttons around the shifter), just in case!
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: HA54SYM` on 02 July 2013, 08:01
Spend a long time cleaning it mainly because the G-techniq C2V3 is a twit to get the residue off. Had to do a rinse wipe up then buff by hand as initial buffing was a pig and we probably put too much on (my dad was spraying and he used about 300ml when 100ml would have probably done it). The car feels like teflon now, nothing will stick to it. The GTD has a lap timer in the menu, the GTD logo appears in the media screen when you switch on and most of the other stuff is as we've read. It has Dunlops  :sick:, and the wheels look amazing - the black accents look so good on a black car.

It has a soundaktor, and it sounded a little more subtle than the Scirocco one but I didn't do more than 40mph in it around the doors. You can feel the extra poke over the 170CR although it doesn't feel any more refined (not that the 170 is unrefined). Just lots of handy little features you will eventually take for granted.How do you attach pics? Do they have to be on the web somewhere and have a web addressed?

Im not sue the GTI logo appears on my screen?

What media system has he got?

Dave
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: monkeyhanger on 02 July 2013, 08:04
Spend a long time cleaning it mainly because the G-techniq C2V3 is a twit to get the residue off. Had to do a rinse wipe up then buff by hand as initial buffing was a pig and we probably put too much on (my dad was spraying and he used about 300ml when 100ml would have probably done it). The car feels like teflon now, nothing will stick to it. The GTD has a lap timer in the menu, the GTD logo appears in the media screen when you switch on and most of the other stuff is as we've read. It has Dunlops  :sick:, and the wheels look amazing - the black accents look so good on a black car.

It has a soundaktor, and it sounded a little more subtle than the Scirocco one but I didn't do more than 40mph in it around the doors. You can feel the extra poke over the 170CR although it doesn't feel any more refined (not that the 170 is unrefined). Just lots of handy little features you will eventually take for granted.How do you attach pics? Do they have to be on the web somewhere and have a web addressed?

Im not sue the GTI logo appears on my screen?

What media system has he got?

Dave

Just the bare bones one, no nav or dynaudio. The GTD logo fills about 1/3 of the screen on start-up and disappears when you start navigating through menus or after about 3 seconds if you don't do anything.
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: JoeGTI on 02 July 2013, 08:04
Dave, I've got the Discover Media with basic nav and it appears in mine. Not all the time though, only from a cold startup I think. First you see the VW logo and " Welcome to Volkswagen", then GTI appears.
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: HA54SYM` on 02 July 2013, 08:24
Mmmm will go and look now.

Dave
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: monkeyhanger on 02 July 2013, 08:25
Dave, I've got the Discover Media with basic nav and it appears in mine. Not all the time though, only from a cold startup I think. First you see the VW logo and " Welcome to Volkswagen", then GTI appears.

Sounds about right, I forgot the finer details as time was against me last night. If my dad had been around an extra day i'd have taken umpteen pics including shots of screens and settings. Can't remember whether there was needle sweep ("staging"). It certainly wasn't there when the stop-start was working - probably only on first key ignition activation, as it is in my Scirocco.

If needle sweep isn't on it'll be a doddle in VCDS. Was only standard on Scirocco R but selectable via VCDS on all other scirooc variants with the newer dial set. I wonder what other activatable goodies VCDS holds - I always like to add beep on locking as it's reassuring to hear a beep when you lock up to know the car is locked.
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Sootchucker on 02 July 2013, 08:48
Have been thinking this myself as well about VCDS coding. As the MK7's been out now for over 6 months, to be honest I expected to see a little more on the subject especially on the German forums but very little still seems to exist and it seems the MQB platform isn't still officially 100% integrated into the full version of VCDS yet, although I'm sure it will come.

I'll be taking the door warning lights off the Scirocco when it arrives and putting the red reflectors back in, and would like to retro fit these to the GTD (as the reflectors are the same), but I need the VCDS coding to add to the door module.

On a separate subject, the only slightly disappointing aspect is that the callipers are just the natural bare aluminium colour, as these will most certainly tarnish over time, (as have all my VW callipers), and through those lovely alloys, could let the side down. I thought in the brochure it said they were painted Grey ? Oh, well, might have to colour code them afterall to keep them looking good.
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: JoeGTI on 02 July 2013, 09:07
It definitely does the staging / needle sweep on startup.

Sounds like the GTD callipers are the same as they were in the mk6. Mine looked ok after 2 years ownership, but they had definitely dulled a lot and not as easy to clean as painted ones.
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: matchboy on 02 July 2013, 09:07
Awesome pics MH, that last one is the nuts - great wheels too!!
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: neilgcal on 02 July 2013, 09:11
Hey monkeyhanger, great pics. Couple of questions. How's has your dad found the dog gear box on the car and also have you seen it at night yet with the illuminated door sill strips and ambient lighting? Does it look good? Also you mention there are a few ADC settings even though its not been optioned. Are you able to explain what these are? Does it have econo mode for example dipping the clutch in a dog when coasting??

Cheers
Neil
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: monkeyhanger on 02 July 2013, 09:19
Maybe with those black accents on the wheels, the calipers need painting gloss black. Perhaps the calipers were painted with an aluminium leaf paint - so hard to tell that from a natural bright cast alloy (unpainted).
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: monkeyhanger on 02 July 2013, 09:27
Hey monkeyhanger, great pics. Couple of questions. How's has your dad found the dog gear box on the car and also have you seen it at night yet with the illuminated door sill strips and ambient lighting? Does it look good? Also you mention there are a few ADC settings even though its not been optioned. Are you able to explain what these are? Does it have econo mode for example dipping the clutch in a dog when coasting??

Cheers
Neil

The "Dog" box? Not sure whether thats a typo or whether you don't like DSG (I dont!). When I wrapped up for the evening it was just dark enough to see the glow off the lit sill protectors - was looking good, but never got an ambient lighting pic. Didn't delve into the ACC settings but they were fully selectable. You can set up all sorts. You can set up Sports/Normal/Eco and Individual. Within |Individual there were loads of things you could individually select like running the car economically whilst setting the steering weighting to the sport setting etc. It was a mix and match of all the component parts including DSG freewheeling/coasting, economy prompts for changes when in manual mode, various modes for the aircon so you set it on high/medium/low and include recirculation as standard to minimise the effort taken to cool the cabin etc. There was far more in there than I can remember. I needed an extra day with it! :embarrassed:
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Dully on 02 July 2013, 09:35
The ACC also interests me as I have driven 3 hire car Mk7 GT's recently and all of them allowed me to select different modes which would leave you to assume that ACC was active. Strange thing was I could not really tell any difference at all when I played with it which started to make me wish I had not even specified it on my car. I then saw the test on youtube where the camera is showing the suspension travel over the same road in the different modes which made me a little more satisfied it is actually doing something. Still is a bit strange if you did not ask for ACC and it still shows on the dash to play with ????? :shocked:
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: monkeyhanger on 02 July 2013, 09:47
The ACC also interests me as I have driven 3 hire car Mk7 GT's recently and all of them allowed me to select different modes which would leave you to assume that ACC was active. Strange thing was I could not really tell any difference at all when I played with it which started to make me wish I had not even specified it on my car. I then saw the test on youtube where the camera is showing the suspension travel over the same road in the different modes which made me a little more satisfied it is actually doing something. Still is a bit strange if you did not ask for ACC and it still shows on the dash to play with ????? :shocked:

If you couldn't tell the difference then maybe it wasn't on there even though the menus allowed you to "make changes". I can tell the difference on my Scirocco and the MK7 Golf version is supposed to be more sophisticated. Mine is in Sport for all but the poorest of roads, then it goes into comfort to soften the blows to the wheels. Never use "Normal" which is the one that "adapts" to the road surface by being constantly variable - it is so close to Sport in firmness that you might as well be in Sport.

If I was getting 19" wheels I would spec ACC, but otherwise not.
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: neilgcal on 02 July 2013, 10:07
Hey monkeyhanger, great pics. Couple of questions. How's has your dad found the dog gear box on the car and also have you seen it at night yet with the illuminated door sill strips and ambient lighting? Does it look good? Also you mention there are a few ADC settings even though its not been optioned. Are you able to explain what these are? Does it have econo mode for example dipping the clutch in a dog when coasting??

Cheers
Neil

The "Dog" box? Not sure whether thats a typo or whether you don't like DSG (I dont!). When I wrapped up for the evening it was just dark enough to see the glow off the lit sill protectors - was looking good, but never got an ambient lighting pic. Didn't delve into the ACC settings but they were fully selectable. You can set up all sorts. You can set up Sports/Normal/Eco and Individual. Within |Individual there were loads of things you could individually select like running the car economically whilst setting the steering weighting to the sport setting etc. It was a mix and match of all the component parts including DSG freewheeling/coasting, economy prompts for changes when in manual mode, various modes for the aircon so you set it on high/medium/low and include recirculation as standard to minimise the effort taken to cool the cabin etc. There was far more in there than I can remember. I needed an extra day with it! :embarrassed:

Cheers MH. Yeah was meaning DSG, the iPad was in auto correct heaven again! Sounds great .. Only a few more months to wait! Wish they would hurry up and get some GTD demos!!
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Bill_the_Bear on 02 July 2013, 10:11


Found it odd that they hadn't cancelled out all the ACC setting tweaks in the menu when the car hasn't got ACC fitted (was expecting them to be missing altogether or greyed out to exclude selection).

They've probably fitted ACC by mistake  :grin:

Really doesn't make sense to me to have menu options if the option isn't selected.  When you put ACC into sport mode (for example) what is the unit doing when it issues the command?  It must have a return confirmation, which would be missing if the option doesn't exist and that should produce an error?

This is weird...
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Bill_the_Bear on 02 July 2013, 10:12
I then saw the test on youtube where the camera is showing the suspension travel over the same road in the different modes which made me a little more satisfied it is actually doing something.

Which vid is that? :cool:
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Dully on 02 July 2013, 10:28
There was a link to a youtube video from this site, i seem to have looked at so many :grin: I think it was the one with an asian looking dude with a beard, it was a good review, he had a camera watching suspension travel in the various modes on the same bit of road, I will try and back track and find it  :wink:
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: mjh_056 on 02 July 2013, 10:41
I then saw the test on youtube where the camera is showing the suspension travel over the same road in the different modes which made me a little more satisfied it is actually doing something.

Which vid is that? :cool:

The Chris Harris one shows the changes quite clearly.

http://www.pistonheads.com/news/default.asp?storyId=27979 (http://www.pistonheads.com/news/default.asp?storyId=27979)

Between 4 minutes and 5.30 mins as he is changing the settings.
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Gryzor on 02 July 2013, 10:45
Yeah I remember watching that video and you can clearly see the difference in suspension travel.
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Dully on 02 July 2013, 11:22
thats the one, well found, it still has me confused with DCC & ACC  :sad: I am going to restart that thread being as we are now getting our hands on some cars for first hand information  :smiley:
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: mjh_056 on 02 July 2013, 11:31
thats the one, well found, it still has me confused with DCC & ACC  :sad: I am going to restart that thread being as we are now getting our hands on some cars for first hand information  :smiley:

DCC and ACC are one of the same thing - Dynamic or Active Chassis Control

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a7XNYFnI-eI (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a7XNYFnI-eI)

The DCC in MK7 is a version 2 and adapts to conditions actively  - Video explains, and Chris Harris seemed impressed. I have an S Line suspension and roads here are quite poor combining to make quite uncomfortable moments! so comfort of ride was #1 on my list to fix!! with generally good GTI/GTD suspension enhanced further by the DCC it seems my experience is going to change quite dramatically :) 
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: monkeyhanger on 02 July 2013, 11:33
thats the one, well found, it still has me confused with DCC & ACC  :sad: I am going to restart that thread being as we are now getting our hands on some cars for first hand information  :smiley:

DCC and ACC are the same thing - DCC is what it's called on the continent and also in the MFD of my Scirocco. Dynamic Chassis Control / Adaptive Chassis Control (not to be confused with ADC (Automatic Distance Control).
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Bill_the_Bear on 02 July 2013, 11:55
thats the one, well found, it still has me confused with DCC & ACC  :sad: I am going to restart that thread being as we are now getting our hands on some cars for first hand information  :smiley:

DCC and ACC are the same thing - DCC is what it's called on the continent and also in the MFD of my Scirocco. Dynamic Chassis Control / Adaptive Chassis Control (not to be confused with ADC (Automatic Distance Control).

Or indeed with the other ACC (Adaptive Cruise Control). :grin: :grin: :grin:
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: mjh_056 on 02 July 2013, 12:02
thats the one, well found, it still has me confused with DCC & ACC  :sad: I am going to restart that thread being as we are now getting our hands on some cars for first hand information  :smiley:

DCC and ACC are the same thing - DCC is what it's called on the continent and also in the MFD of my Scirocco. Dynamic Chassis Control / Adaptive Chassis Control (not to be confused with ADC (Automatic Distance Control).

Or indeed with the other ACC (Adaptive Cruise Control). :grin: :grin: :grin:

Most here now have the acronyms sussed but you can see what a nightmare it would be for the rookies wanting to make an informed decision but baffled by them!
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: monkeyhanger on 02 July 2013, 12:25
Why do VW have 2 or 3 different acronyms for the same system depending on where you are, especially 2 different systems that can have the same (ACC) acronym???  :huh:
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Bill_the_Bear on 02 July 2013, 12:38
Why do VW have 2 or 3 different acronyms for the same system depending on where you are, especially 2 different systems that can have the same (ACC) acronym???  :huh:

I reckon they changed the name at some point and this caused confusion with the regional VW people, like VWUK, so that not all references were changed or something or some people didn't get the message.

My theory is they called it ACC, then later realised they already called the cruise control ACC so switched it to DCC.  Separately the radar for the cruise was called ADC, which probably wouldn't have been much of an issue without the DCC/ACC confusion because now we can mistakenly think the cruise is called ADC and assume all ACC references are to what is actually called DCC.

Could be this is largely due to translations from German to English.  Perhaps these acronyms aren't so confusing in German!  They may not have 'planned' ahead in English although they probably should have.
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: monkeyhanger on 02 July 2013, 13:37
One thing I really didn't like about the interior:-

There is a prominent brightly coloured warning transfer stuck to the passenger side sun visor. It's bright yellow and it's in your face. It is bonded to the visor and won't peel off. It is there to warn you to not to stick a baby in the front seat unless you've deactivated the passenger airbag. I would like the option to remove it - legal arse covering obligation to have it there no doubt.
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: GTD Paul on 02 July 2013, 18:17
Tracker updated overnight from in transit to at dealers, about 2 days later than the car actually landed.  Just waiting for collection date......
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: iainmac on 02 July 2013, 18:22
Tracker updated overnight from in transit to at dealers, about 2 days later than the car actually landed.  Just waiting for collection date......


How long was it at 'In Transit' for?  Mine started showing this today.
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: jrc193 on 02 July 2013, 18:23
Hi Monkeyhanger, The GTD looks stunning and the impact of the  G-techniq C2V3 very impressive. As I have tended to use conventional polishes I'd appreciate some advice on the use of the  G-techniq C2V3 .On a new car is it necessary to clay it first, followed by the application of , for example, Bilt Hamber polish and finish with  G-techniq C2V3. I also understand from what I have read that the g -techniq can be used on windscreens etc and wonder if you have experience of this. Thanks
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Blades72 on 02 July 2013, 18:55
Hi Monkeyhanger, The GTD looks stunning and the impact of the  G-techniq C2V3 very impressive. As I have tended to use conventional polishes I'd appreciate some advice on the use of the  G-techniq C2V3 .On a new car is it necessary to clay it first, followed by the application of , for example, Bilt Hamber polish and finish with  G-techniq C2V3. I also understand from what I have read that the g -techniq can be used on windscreens etc and wonder if you have experience of this. Thanks

Sorry to hijack your questions, I've just ordered some C2V3 and my questions are as above plus did you use it on your alloys? As Ive heard you can (great pics by the way).
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: monkeyhanger on 02 July 2013, 18:57
Hi Monkeyhanger, The GTD looks stunning and the impact of the  G-techniq C2V3 very impressive. As I have tended to use conventional polishes I'd appreciate some advice on the use of the  G-techniq C2V3 .On a new car is it necessary to clay it first, followed by the application of , for example, Bilt Hamber polish and finish with  G-techniq C2V3. I also understand from what I have read that the g -techniq can be used on windscreens etc and wonder if you have experience of this. Thanks

We didn't clay the car, but we did use the G-techniq G-wash to clean it again thoroughly then dry it. The C2V3 got liberally sprayed on (a little too liberal for my liking!) and then rubbed into the the bodywork and all over all the plastic and rubber surfaces (it protects those too without giving residues). We then rubbed the excess off with fresh microfibre cloths, The stuff spreads really far, possibly as a result of using too much and left quite a tough residue to rub off (we did the whole car rather than putting on a few panels at a time and rubbing off - which we should have done). I decided to rinse the residue off with water (which got rid of most of the excess residue leaving the rest to buff off (when dry). The C2V3 bonds firmly to the bodywork apparently, so no danger of washing off the actual functional coat.

So we did a lot wrong (please benefit from my learning curve, well my dads told him we were spraying too much) in adding too much and letting it dry too long (do 2 or 3 panels and rub it off - then you can probably rub your product saturated microfibre cloth all over the last few pabels without adding more product and minimising waste). You may need a lot of microfibre towels when taking the excess off to a glossy shine - the stuff seems to spread a lot. Treated all the windows that aren't swept by a wiper (I think a treated windscreen would be more bother than it is worth).

There are some perfectionists that would have added a few inbetween steps or insisted on the clay bar first. I'd consider washing the car with ironX first if you're getting a white one, lots of embedded trace iron in the paint on the white Sciroccos (maybe on the others, but remains unseen).

The car feels like it is made of teflon when finished. I do wonder whether to dampen a microfibre towel with  the stuff and rub it on. It was quite windy and it looked like maybe 25% of what was sprayed was being carried away in the wind instead of getting on the car, and I probably wrang about 100ml excess from the "wipe on" microfibre cloth.

Beading was excellent once finished and my dad says although it was raining all the way down to southampton today. The car was a breeze to clean (following a 350 mile trip!) with a quick hozing down and a light wipe with a microfibre cloth.

I get my microfibre cloths from Costco - about a tenner for 36!
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: monkeyhanger on 02 July 2013, 18:59
Hi Monkeyhanger, The GTD looks stunning and the impact of the  G-techniq C2V3 very impressive. As I have tended to use conventional polishes I'd appreciate some advice on the use of the  G-techniq C2V3 .On a new car is it necessary to clay it first, followed by the application of , for example, Bilt Hamber polish and finish with  G-techniq C2V3. I also understand from what I have read that the g -techniq can be used on windscreens etc and wonder if you have experience of this. Thanks

Sorry to hijack your questions, I've just ordered some C2V3 and my questions are as above plus did you use it on your alloys? As Ive heard you can (great pics by the way).

Yes, used it on the alloys no bother. If it'd been my car, I might've given the wheels another coat a week or so later. First time I have ever moved away from traditional hard wax and was surprised how easy it was despite the rookie mistakes.
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: GTD Paul on 02 July 2013, 19:05
In transit for just over 2 weeks
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: KyleB on 02 July 2013, 19:43
monkeyhanger, out of interest how long did the coating take you? And how long do you reckon it would take if you hadn't put too much on?

I've managed to get GuardX thrown in, is there any point in doing this to mine when I get it?
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: monkeyhanger on 03 July 2013, 22:59
monkeyhanger, out of interest how long did the coating take you? And how long do you reckon it would take if you hadn't put too much on?

I've managed to get GuardX thrown in, is there any point in doing this to mine when I get it?

Probably would've taken me 2 hours on my own to wash the car, dry it and apply the C2V3 then buff off. I will wipe it on next time so I can spread the excess as I go, or maybe spray on 1 half and use the excess on the cloth for further panels.
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Hawaii-Five-O on 03 July 2013, 23:17
monkeyhanger, out of interest how long did the coating take you? And how long do you reckon it would take if you hadn't put too much on?

I've managed to get GuardX thrown in, is there any point in doing this to mine when I get it?

Probably would've taken me 2 hours on my own to wash the car, dry it and apply the C2V3 then buff off. I will wipe it on next time so I can spread the excess as I go, or maybe spray on 1 half and use the excess on the cloth for further panels.

Would you mind posting a link to the "exact" product you bought :smiley:

I'm defo gonna buy some for my Pure White steed.
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Blades72 on 03 July 2013, 23:50
monkeyhanger, out of interest how long did the coating take you? And how long do you reckon it would take if you hadn't put too much on?

I've managed to get GuardX thrown in, is there any point in doing this to mine when I get it?

Probably would've taken me 2 hours on my own to wash the car, dry it and apply the C2V3 then buff off. I will wipe it on next time so I can spread the excess as I go, or maybe spray on 1 half and use the excess on the cloth for further panels.

Would you mind posting a link to the "exact" product you bought :smiley:

I'm defo gonna buy some for my Pure White steed.
Try this link.
http://gtechniq.com/shop/3s-for-cars/exterior-coatings/c2v3-liquid-crystal/
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: monkeyhanger on 04 July 2013, 07:32
Would you mind posting a link to the "exact" product you bought :smiley:

I'm defo gonna buy some for my Pure White steed.
Try this link.
http://gtechniq.com/shop/3s-for-cars/exterior-coatings/c2v3-liquid-crystal/
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Yep, that's what I got and where I got it.
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: KyleB on 04 July 2013, 08:03
That's a lot cheaper than I thought it'd be. Any idea if its worth doing to a car that has been GuardX'd?
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Gryzor on 04 July 2013, 08:48
That's a lot cheaper than I thought it'd be. Any idea if its worth doing to a car that has been GuardX'd?

It says it can be used over any prior treatment, so yes I'd imagine it can't hurt.
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: KyleB on 04 July 2013, 11:40
That's a lot cheaper than I thought it'd be. Any idea if its worth doing to a car that has been GuardX'd?

It says it can be used over any prior treatment, so yes I'd imagine it can't hurt.

So it does. Whoops!
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Running Man on 04 July 2013, 13:55
Going to try some of this after I put on my Dodo Juice Wax  :smiley:
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: monkeyhanger on 04 July 2013, 19:09
Going to try some of this after I put on my Dodo Juice Wax  :smiley:

Pulmans had waxed my dad's GTD and it went over that no bother.
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Kendo44 on 07 July 2013, 17:57
Went to dealers to day to arrange pick up date, which is going to be a week tomorrow as I am away for a few days this week. Resisted the urge to go and see the car as it still had the transit wrappings on. Roll on next week!
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Hawaii-Five-O on 07 July 2013, 20:12
Went to dealers to day to arrange pick up date, which is going to be a week tomorrow as I am away for a few days this week. Resisted the urge to go and see the car as it still had the transit wrappings on. Roll on next week!

Hey Kendo,

Can't wait to see some pics of your Oryx White GTD with pano roof. A first for the forum!

I bet you're dead excited :laugh:
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: GolfTi on 07 July 2013, 21:50
Should have some deep black car porn pics on Tuesday.

 :drool:
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Kendo44 on 08 July 2013, 01:11
Went to dealers to day to arrange pick up date, which is going to be a week tomorrow as I am away for a few days this week. Resisted the urge to go and see the car as it still had the transit wrappings on. Roll on next week!

Hey Kendo,

Can't wait to see some pics of your Oryx White GTD with pano roof. A first for the forum!

I bet you're dead excited :laugh:

I can't wait mate I was more than a little cheesed off when I realised it arrived the week I was going away, but got to look on the bright side it want supposed to be here until Aug/Sept so can't complain.
The dealer told me that they had a customer who waited until mine arrived to order because he wanted to see the colour in the flesh, apparently he was impressed (even with the wrappers on) and ordered one.
So hopefully it will look as good as I hope :-)
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: drisser on 08 July 2013, 20:38
Make sure you post some good pics of the pano roof Kendo !

Keen to know how it looks and feels  :smiley:
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Kendo44 on 08 July 2013, 20:45
Make sure you post some good pics of the pano roof Kendo !

Keen to know how it looks and feels  :smiley:

Will do mate  :grin:
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: GolfTi on 09 July 2013, 21:59
(http://i796.photobucket.com/albums/yy244/darrong/6395694e-8c86-42a3-8506-aab5e51e9554.jpg) (http://s796.photobucket.com/user/darrong/media/6395694e-8c86-42a3-8506-aab5e51e9554.jpg.html)
(http://i796.photobucket.com/albums/yy244/darrong/IMG_0640.jpg) (http://s796.photobucket.com/user/darrong/media/IMG_0640.jpg.html)
(http://i796.photobucket.com/albums/yy244/darrong/IMG_0638.jpg) (http://s796.photobucket.com/user/darrong/media/IMG_0638.jpg.html)
(http://i796.photobucket.com/albums/yy244/darrong/ee638b8b-b123-4b47-839a-c01d2fafda6c.jpg) (http://s796.photobucket.com/user/darrong/media/ee638b8b-b123-4b47-839a-c01d2fafda6c.jpg.html)
(http://i796.photobucket.com/albums/yy244/darrong/d4cf0aee-df70-4220-abb2-6c5353cf0dec.jpg) (http://s796.photobucket.com/user/darrong/media/d4cf0aee-df70-4220-abb2-6c5353cf0dec.jpg.html)

Picked him up today.
Awesome, simply awesome.
Totally blown away with it. Apologies for the poor picture quality, I'll do some proper ones when I've cleaned the bugs off.

Away to read the manual :nerd:
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: AAddict on 09 July 2013, 22:02

Picked him up today.
Awesome, simply awesome.
Totally blown away with it. Apologies for the poor picture quality, I'll do some proper ones when I've cleaned the bugs off.

Away to read the manual :nerd:

Congrats mate, looking good  :laugh:
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Bill_the_Bear on 09 July 2013, 22:54
Lovely looking car, congrats you lucky bastard! :evil:
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: CraigW on 09 July 2013, 22:56
Very nice mate. Lots of bed time reading tonight I'd imagine :smiley:
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: matchboy on 09 July 2013, 23:12
Looks great!
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: GolfTi on 09 July 2013, 23:21
Bridgestones by the way.



It looks better in the metal, they were just some quick snaps while it was still clean.

Difficult in the strong sunlight.
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Kendo44 on 09 July 2013, 23:22
Nice car mate looks lovely !
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Gryzor on 10 July 2013, 07:40
Looking good mate, congrats!
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Thornster on 10 July 2013, 09:30
Very nice - really want mine now!
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: drisser on 10 July 2013, 09:32
Car looks great !

By the way did it arrive with bridgestones ?  When I ordered mine last week i told the dealer dont bring it with dunlops, I want Bridgstones ideally too.

He said he cant really influence it, their demo car had dunlops so it seems some come with Bridgestones from the factory ? Did you specify them ?

cheers
Andy
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: JoeGTI on 10 July 2013, 09:35
Car looks great !

By the way did it arrive with bridgestones ?  When I ordered mine last week i told the dealer dont bring it with dunlops, I want Bridgstones ideally too.

He said he cant really influence it, their demo car had dunlops so it seems some come with Bridgestones from the factory ? Did you specify them ?

cheers
Andy

LOL how do you expect the dealer to influence what tyres come on the car? The factory throw on whatever is easiest to hand on the day your car rolls by the tyre fitter on the assembly line. I have bridgestones on mine, a car on the same transporter as mine had Dunlops... a demo I saw had Michellins. It's completely random.
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: KyleB on 10 July 2013, 09:43
Black looks ver nice mate!
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: drisser on 10 July 2013, 12:19
Joe

some manufacturers can.. When I had a new Fiat Coupe Turbo back in 1998 you could choose between Pirelli P Zero and Michelin I think !

I guess VW are churning out too many to consider that !

Andy
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: JoeGTI on 10 July 2013, 12:24

I guess VW are churning out too many to consider that !



I'd say so! I've never known it to be an option with VW anyway!
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Bill_the_Bear on 10 July 2013, 12:26
I wonder why they have so many different tyres anyway?  Do they really buy in 3,4 or 5 different makes of tyre for each wheel size they have?  Why not just stick with one make?  And if they're using so many one tyre manufacturer can't keep up with production then where is everyone else getting tyres from that manufacturer?

Also, why jumble them all up?  You'd think a given production run would see all vehicles come out with the same tyres!

EDIT:
It occurs to me that the tyre manufacturers might be pushing to get a certain % of the production cars fitted with their tyres (and cutting the cost the larger % they can get) so that they will sell more replacements as many people will just ask for the same tyre they had before when they need to change.  I guess that explains it...

EDIT2:
If the above is true it can't be hard for them to make the tyre type an option on request.  Obviously they couldn't make it an option other than by special request or that would mess with the numbers they agreed with the manufacturers.  I guess they can't be bothered though!
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: drisser on 10 July 2013, 12:45
maybe they are worried its like F1 and Pirelli..relying on one make can be embarrasing if they all explode !  :grin:
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: GolfTi on 10 July 2013, 15:00
(http://i796.photobucket.com/albums/yy244/darrong/IMG_0663.jpg) (http://s796.photobucket.com/user/darrong/media/IMG_0663.jpg.html)

(http://i796.photobucket.com/albums/yy244/darrong/IMG_0645.jpg) (http://s796.photobucket.com/user/darrong/media/IMG_0645.jpg.html)

(http://i796.photobucket.com/albums/yy244/darrong/IMG_0654.jpg) (http://s796.photobucket.com/user/darrong/media/IMG_0654.jpg.html)
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Bill_the_Bear on 10 July 2013, 15:07
Hey hey! Nice. :cool:

What have you got hanging from the mirror though?
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Running Man on 10 July 2013, 15:14
Stunning GTI buddy  :cool:
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: JJH on 10 July 2013, 15:21
Not my new arrival, but someones....
Just drove past Marshalls VW in Scunhorpe, they have a pre-pdi, black 3dr GTD with leather. Very nice whose ever that is. Wheels look decent.
Was informed that GTD orders made today are due for delivery in December.

Was in Germany last week and saw a GTD fully loaded at the Burscheid dealer with a price tag of euro 44,899!

Roll on September.......

Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: JoeGTI on 10 July 2013, 15:48

EDIT2:
If the above is true it can't be hard for them to make the tyre type an option on request.  Obviously they couldn't make it an option other than by special request or that would mess with the numbers they agreed with the manufacturers.  I guess they can't be bothered though!

I'm kinda with VW with this one. What next, specify the exact sheep that the wool came off for your carpet mats? Honestly, I would say 99.99% of people could not give 2 fiddlers what tyres are fitted to the car. Ask an average person on the street what brand of tyre is on their  car and they wouldn't know or care!

As long as the aren't fitting cheap ditch finders to the car, and lets face it they aren't, well then, does it really matter?

Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: GolfTi on 10 July 2013, 15:57
Hey hey! Nice. :cool:

What have you got hanging from the mirror though?

That is Wolfi - the VW Wolfsburg mascot.

Bought on my last factory visit.
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Bill_the_Bear on 10 July 2013, 16:12
I'm kinda with VW with this one. What next, specify the exact sheep that the wool came off for your carpet mats? Honestly, I would say 99.99% of people could not give 2 fiddlers what tyres are fitted to the car. Ask an average person on the street what brand of tyre is on their  car and they wouldn't know or care!

As long as the aren't fitting cheap ditch finders to the car, and lets face it they aren't, well then, does it really matter?

You make a good point.  There are a few chaps on here quiet keen to avoid certain brands of tyres who would probably like the choice, but like you say they have to draw the line somewhere.

That is Wolfi - the VW Wolfsburg mascot.

Any chance of a close up? :grin:
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: matchboy on 10 July 2013, 16:59
Great car!

Interesting that the speedo shows both mph and km/h - wish they wouldn't do that (but I understand why they do).
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Jimble on 10 July 2013, 17:44
Great car!

Interesting that the speedo shows both mph and km/h - wish they wouldn't do that (but I understand why they do).


I was kind of hoping they wouldn't as it's not like that in the current brochure but looking at it i don't mind either way.


(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx265/blaarp1/6e4e5682f1625079c4b8ad6826a2de02_zps3b695080.jpg)


Smashin looking beast there mate!! Not jealous much! :)
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: matchboy on 10 July 2013, 17:46
I'd prefer without too but its not a deal breaker!  Looks better without though.
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: JoeGTI on 10 July 2013, 18:17
Agreed. Luckily we switched to KM/h a few years ago. Here's mine

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y171/joeA3/GTI/null_zpsecdf37f9.jpg)
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Running Man on 10 July 2013, 19:02
Agreed. Luckily we switched to KM/h a few years ago. Here's mine

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y171/joeA3/GTI/null_zpsecdf37f9.jpg)

That's well nice Joe, I prefer with both as I do drive in France from time to time  :smiley:
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Gordor on 10 July 2013, 19:50
Looks amazing... well jel  :smiley:
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: monkeyhanger on 10 July 2013, 22:46
Black is definitely the fastest colour - fastest to get made that is!  :laugh:
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: KyleB on 11 July 2013, 14:22
Great updates to this thread. Mine can't come soon enough!,
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Gnasher on 11 July 2013, 16:21
Speedo wise, I don't know why they don't do exactly the same as they do on a poverty spec polo I hired recently. It had only MPH on the speedo and then had a digital KMH readout on the MFD. Best of both worlds really (although I would like them to go one step further and make the KMH readout switchable)
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Jimble on 11 July 2013, 17:07
Speedo wise, I don't know why they don't do exactly the same as they do on a poverty spec polo I hired recently. It had only MPH on the speedo and then had a digital KMH readout on the MFD. Best of both worlds really (although I would like them to go one step further and make the KMH readout switchable)


I think thats what most of us were hoping for, thats how it is on the mk6.
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: GolfTi on 11 July 2013, 20:11
For those of you who are interested..

(http://i796.photobucket.com/albums/yy244/darrong/IMG_0514.jpg) (http://s796.photobucket.com/user/darrong/media/IMG_0514.jpg.html)
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Bill_the_Bear on 11 July 2013, 21:03
For those of you who are interested..

Wait, yours arrived?
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: GolfTi on 11 July 2013, 21:22
No smugness whatsoever Bear.

Just thought some in here might be interested.

Maybe I should stop posting on here and just enjoy my car if it upsets people.
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: AAddict on 11 July 2013, 21:28
No smugness whatsoever Bear.

Just thought some in here might be interested.

Maybe I should stop posting on here and just enjoy my car if it upsets people.

Hell no, I love hearing and seeing info from you guys lucky enough to have their cars.
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Bill_the_Bear on 11 July 2013, 21:29
No smugness whatsoever Bear.

Just thought some in here might be interested.

Maybe I should stop posting on here and just enjoy my car if it upsets people.

What? Am very confused now.
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Hawaii-Five-O on 11 July 2013, 21:30
Maybe I should stop posting on here and just enjoy my car if it upsets people.

I for one enjoy your posts and pics.

I don't thing Bear meant any harm. It's just his sense of humour :wink:
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Gordor on 11 July 2013, 21:36
Maybe I should stop posting on here and just enjoy my car if it upsets people.

I for one enjoy your posts and pics.

I don't thing Bear meant any harm. It's just his sense of humour :wink:


With you there H5O... I don't think Bear has a bad bone in his body based on my experience of this Forum
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: GolfTi on 11 July 2013, 21:38
Apologies Bear, I misunderstood you, I thought you were being sarcy.

My fault.
 :kiss:

Sorry again.
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Bill_the_Bear on 11 July 2013, 21:39
There wasn't any description so I didn't know what to make of it.  Im sorry man. :sad:

How's it drive? :smiley:
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Gordor on 11 July 2013, 21:40
Apologies Bear, I misunderstood you, I thought you were being sarcy.

My fault.
 :kiss:

Sorry again.


Is sarcy bad???    :wink: (J/k) 
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: GolfTi on 11 July 2013, 21:53
VW have done a brilliant job with the driving dynamics on this car.
The suspension tweaks are instantly noticeable, 'normal' mode seems perfect until you change to 'comfort' mode. Perfect for long journeys.
'Sport' should be renamed train track mode.

Handling? Well, this car is just so much more stable and assured along the twisties and handles the everyday poor road surfaces so much better.

A big leap forwards from the mk6.




Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Gordor on 11 July 2013, 21:59
VW have done a brilliant job with the driving dynamics on this car.
The suspension tweaks are instantly noticeable, 'normal' mode seems perfect until you change to 'comfort' mode. Perfect for long journeys.
'Sport' should be renamed train track mode.

Handling? Well, this car is just so much more stable and assured along the twisties and handles the everyday poor road surfaces so much better.

A big leap forwards from the mk6.


Such a stunning car... I've been in Bristol for the last 2 weeks and was sure I would see one in the flesh, but, not a hope. Those who have their's already say they are even better in the metal..is this true?
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Kendo44 on 15 July 2013, 22:53
Hi
Finally got it today, have had very little time but took some pics with iPhone apologies for the poor quality. I will try and get some better ones later in the week. ps I love it  :laugh:
[imghttp://(http://i1281.photobucket.com/albums/a510/kendogreen/GTD/photo1_zps349043fe.jpg) (http://s1281.photobucket.com/user/kendogreen/media/GTD/photo1_zps349043fe.jpg.html)][/img]
(http://[URL=http://s1281.photobucket.com/user/kendogreen/media/GTD/photo2_zps838ac008.jpg.html][IMG]http://i1281.photobucket.com/albums/a510/kendogreen/GTD/photo2_zps838ac008.jpg)[/URL][/img]
(http://[URL=http://s1281.photobucket.com/user/kendogreen/media/GTD/photo3_zps63e02f5f.jpg.html][IMG]http://i1281.photobucket.com/albums/a510/kendogreen/GTD/photo3_zps63e02f5f.jpg)[/URL][/img]
(http://[URL=http://s1281.photobucket.com/user/kendogreen/media/GTD/photo4_zpsb9893a2f.jpg.html][IMG]http://i1281.photobucket.com/albums/a510/kendogreen/GTD/photo4_zpsb9893a2f.jpg)[/URL][/img]
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(http://[URL=http://s1281.photobucket.com/user/kendogreen/media/GTD/D5517E53-8F0C-4589-8EFB-1FBB150187B3-3711-00000317C700FB8C_zps26262dc8.jpg.html][IMG]http://i1281.photobucket.com/albums/a510/kendogreen/GTD/D5517E53-8F0C-4589-8EFB-1FBB150187B3-3711-00000317C700FB8C_zps26262dc8.jpg)[/URL][/img]
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Kendo44 on 15 July 2013, 23:00
(http://i1281.photobucket.com/albums/a510/kendogreen/GTD/photo2_zps838ac008.jpg) (http://s1281.photobucket.com/user/kendogreen/media/GTD/photo2_zps838ac008.jpg.html)

(http://i1281.photobucket.com/albums/a510/kendogreen/GTD/photo3_zps63e02f5f.jpg) (http://s1281.photobucket.com/user/kendogreen/media/GTD/photo3_zps63e02f5f.jpg.html)

(http://i1281.photobucket.com/albums/a510/kendogreen/GTD/photo4_zpsb9893a2f.jpg) (http://s1281.photobucket.com/user/kendogreen/media/GTD/photo4_zpsb9893a2f.jpg.html)

(http://i1281.photobucket.com/albums/a510/kendogreen/GTD/photo5_zpse517f883.jpg) (http://s1281.photobucket.com/user/kendogreen/media/GTD/photo5_zpse517f883.jpg.html)

(http://i1281.photobucket.com/albums/a510/kendogreen/GTD/D5517E53-8F0C-4589-8EFB-1FBB150187B3-3711-00000317C700FB8C_zps26262dc8.jpg) (http://s1281.photobucket.com/user/kendogreen/media/GTD/D5517E53-8F0C-4589-8EFB-1FBB150187B3-3711-00000317C700FB8C_zps26262dc8.jpg.html)
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: p3asa on 15 July 2013, 23:02
Come on Kendo get those pictures sorted  :laugh:

Is that Rutherglen Arnold Clark?
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Kendo44 on 15 July 2013, 23:06
Come on Kendo get those pictures sorted  :laugh:

Is that Rutherglen Arnold Clark?

Lol sorry got confuddled!

Its Advantage Stirling, very impressed with them, and for those interested it came with Bridgestones :-)
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: CraigW on 15 July 2013, 23:06
Congrats Kendo, that is stunning!! Must be one of the first in Scotland
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: barrym381 on 15 July 2013, 23:07
Come on Kendo get those pictures sorted  :laugh:

Is that Rutherglen Arnold Clark?

Lol sorry got confuddled!

Its Advantage Stirling, very impressed with them, and for those interested it came with Bridgestones :-)
that looks stunning mate  :smiley:
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: JoeGTI on 15 July 2013, 23:12
Stunning!
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Hawaii-Five-O on 15 July 2013, 23:13
Hey Kendo, we need lots of closeup detailed shots of that sumptuous oryx white paint jobby.

Looks incredible by the way.

The black and white colour scheme looks really menacing :evil:
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: AAddict on 15 July 2013, 23:19
Definitely got the Storm Trooper vibe goin' on, more so even than a white rocco with pan-roof.

Stunning car, no wonder you're pleased.  :smiley:
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: p3asa on 15 July 2013, 23:35
That Oryx looks stunning. No wonder you are pleased with it.
I wonder though with a days driving if it just looks like pure white as it will get dirty easier?!
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: sam67GTD on 16 July 2013, 00:00
Absolutely gorgeous car Kendo! I wish you many miles of happy motoring, brilliant photos, but makes the wait for mine all the more unbearable lol  :smiley:
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Kendo44 on 16 July 2013, 00:41
Thanks very much for all the comments Guys, really kind of you, I wont get time to get it all polished up until the weekend , but once it is and if the sun is shining I'll try and get some better shops of the paint, sunroof etc.

Here are some night shots tried to capture the ambient lighting in the kick plates and doors  :smiley:

(http://i1281.photobucket.com/albums/a510/kendogreen/GTD/05D0E67C-C7D0-48EA-B2F2-1A65E113EA9E-3711-0000033DF78FF7BD_zpsa13550cf.jpg) (http://s1281.photobucket.com/user/kendogreen/media/GTD/05D0E67C-C7D0-48EA-B2F2-1A65E113EA9E-3711-0000033DF78FF7BD_zpsa13550cf.jpg.html)

(http://i1281.photobucket.com/albums/a510/kendogreen/GTD/9C083BA3-4034-4703-9BCE-21C9778801DE-3711-0000033E2E345A41_zpsd1ed9fb7.jpg) (http://s1281.photobucket.com/user/kendogreen/media/GTD/9C083BA3-4034-4703-9BCE-21C9778801DE-3711-0000033E2E345A41_zpsd1ed9fb7.jpg.html)

(http://i1281.photobucket.com/albums/a510/kendogreen/GTD/7C11B003-9B4F-4E0D-A2C4-61633BEC2B61-3711-0000033E123206A5_zpsc64d4741.jpg) (http://s1281.photobucket.com/user/kendogreen/media/GTD/7C11B003-9B4F-4E0D-A2C4-61633BEC2B61-3711-0000033E123206A5_zpsc64d4741.jpg.html)

(http://i1281.photobucket.com/albums/a510/kendogreen/GTD/6FCBA0CC-437B-4CA8-AB98-626414C7D53F-3711-0000033DDAB1E080_zps2d564d1a.jpg) (http://s1281.photobucket.com/user/kendogreen/media/GTD/6FCBA0CC-437B-4CA8-AB98-626414C7D53F-3711-0000033DDAB1E080_zps2d564d1a.jpg.html)

Apologies for poor quality, but it gives you an idea of what its like hopefully!
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: CraigW on 16 July 2013, 07:55
Interior lights look way  :cool: :cool: :cool:
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: JoeGTI on 16 July 2013, 08:43
That Oryx looks stunning. No wonder you are pleased with it.
I wonder though with a days driving if it just looks like pure white as it will get dirty easier?!

Does it really differ much from pure white? I saw this colour on a Scirocco and at first I thought it was pure/candy white.

That said, I thought pure was just another name for candy white... Until I parked beside a mate's mk6. The candy was creamy in comparison.
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Ricepop on 16 July 2013, 08:47
http://i1281.photobucket.com/albums/a510/kendogreen/GTD/D5517E53-8F0C-4589-8EFB-1FBB150187B3-3711-00000317C700FB8C_zps26262dc8.jpg

Great car kendo, but aren't the callipers supposed to be grey with GTD logos.
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: CraigW on 16 July 2013, 10:25
http://i1281.photobucket.com/albums/a510/kendogreen/GTD/D5517E53-8F0C-4589-8EFB-1FBB150187B3-3711-00000317C700FB8C_zps26262dc8.jpg

Great car kendo, but aren't the callipers supposed to be grey with GTD logos.

I don't think the GTD comes with logos. Only on the GTI with PP
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Ricepop on 16 July 2013, 11:11
http://i1281.photobucket.com/albums/a510/kendogreen/GTD/D5517E53-8F0C-4589-8EFB-1FBB150187B3-3711-00000317C700FB8C_zps26262dc8.jpg

Great car kendo, but aren't the callipers supposed to be grey with GTD logos.

I don't think the GTD comes with logos. Only on the GTI with PP

(http://i1330.photobucket.com/albums/w568/ricepop71/GTD_zps008627bc.jpg)

This is a screen shot from the latest price list, 5th point down says, 'Grey' Brake callipers with 'GTD' Logo.

Surely these should be fitted if its in the brochure.
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: KyleB on 16 July 2013, 11:42
Awesome stuff Kendo,
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: CraigW on 16 July 2013, 11:48
http://i1281.photobucket.com/albums/a510/kendogreen/GTD/D5517E53-8F0C-4589-8EFB-1FBB150187B3-3711-00000317C700FB8C_zps26262dc8.jpg

Great car kendo, but aren't the callipers supposed to be grey with GTD logos.

I don't think the GTD comes with logos. Only on the GTI with PP

(http://i1330.photobucket.com/albums/w568/ricepop71/GTD_zps008627bc.jpg)

This is a screen shot from the latest price list, 5th point down says, 'Grey' Brake callipers with 'GTD' Logo.

Surely these should be fitted if its in the brochure.

I could be mistaken but I've not seen any GTD's with the logo.
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: neilgcal on 16 July 2013, 12:07
http://i1281.photobucket.com/albums/a510/kendogreen/GTD/D5517E53-8F0C-4589-8EFB-1FBB150187B3-3711-00000317C700FB8C_zps26262dc8.jpg

Great car kendo, but aren't the callipers supposed to be grey with GTD logos.

I don't think the GTD comes with logos. Only on the GTI with PP

(http://i1330.photobucket.com/albums/w568/ricepop71/GTD_zps008627bc.jpg)

This is a screen shot from the latest price list, 5th point down says, 'Grey' Brake callipers with 'GTD' Logo.

Surely these should be fitted if its in the brochure.

I could be mistaken but I've not seen any GTD's with the logo.

Just took a look at the brochure and it also says for the GTI red brake calipers with gti logo, which none seem to have unless with the performance pack.

Are we on MY 14 yet, maybe there will be a change then?
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: matchboy on 16 July 2013, 12:23
MY14 was from BW22, so yes we are.

As far as I'm aware only the PP adds the logo onto the calipers.
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Gryzor on 16 July 2013, 12:58
As far as I'm aware only the PP adds the logo onto the calipers.

That's how I understand it too, but if people wanted to kick up a fuss about their stock cars not having the GTI or GTD logo on the calipers, they would have something in writing to at least have a go with!
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: matchboy on 16 July 2013, 13:02
As far as I'm aware only the PP adds the logo onto the calipers.

That's how I understand it too, but if people wanted to kick up a fuss about their stock cars not having the GTI or GTD logo on the calipers, they would have something in writing to at least have a go with!

Yes, very good point - as that's not what the website/brochure states!  I'm guessing there is a clause somewhere that states something along the lines of 'subject to change' or 'may differ from the brochure' etc etc so they can wriggle out of it.

On the plus side, another its another upside to the PP - it really is a no brainer!!  :lipsrsealed:
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Gryzor on 16 July 2013, 13:45
Oh I'm sure they have some very good "get out of jail" cards ready to pull out of the pile!  Haha, the logo alone makes that investment sooo worthwhile eh?! ;)
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: matchboy on 16 July 2013, 14:03
Oh I'm sure they have some very good "get out of jail" cards ready to pull out of the pile!  Haha, the logo alone makes that investment sooo worthwhile eh?! ;)

Oh yes!  Along with the bigger brakes, extra power, pub bragging factor etc etc  :cool:
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Gryzor on 16 July 2013, 14:07
Oh yes!  Along with the bigger brakes, extra power, pub bragging factor etc etc  :cool:

Haha!  Standard brakes are more than adequate, extra power is negligible, there to justify the price and offset the extra weight of the front diff, from which you may see some benefit in some circumstances! ;)

Personally, I vote pub bragging factor as the biggest justification for the extra spend!
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: AAddict on 16 July 2013, 14:23
the front diff, from which you may see some benefit in some circumstances! ;)

Like every single time you accelerate hard on an uneven surface or corner in a manner to which a GTI deserves to be cornered.  :laugh:
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Bill_the_Bear on 16 July 2013, 15:08
If the standard car had the GTI logos then short of pulling the engine out to get a look at the diff, or getting a wheel off and measuring the diameter of the disc brakes, how would you know if the car had the PP on it or not?

I do wonder how much problems there might be buying second hand as it is...  Although the same issue would occur with the DCC.  I've never bought a used car that claimed to be fitted with options that would not be visible, what normally happens in these circumstances?  Can you check the car's spec on a database somehow?
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: AAddict on 16 July 2013, 15:34
If the standard car had the GTI logos then short of pulling the engine out to get a look at the diff, or getting a wheel off and measuring the diameter of the disc brakes, how would you know if the car had the PP on it or not?

I do wonder how much problems there might be buying second hand as it is...  Although the same issue would occur with the DCC.  I've never bought a used car that claimed to be fitted with options that would not be visible, what normally happens in these circumstances?  Can you check the car's spec on a database somehow?

It's called GTI Performance on the log book maybe? Like when you insure it there is a seperate choice for the GTI Performance.
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Gryzor on 16 July 2013, 15:44
Like every single time you accelerate hard on an uneven surface or corner in a manner to which a GTI deserves to be cornered.  :laugh:

Which is precisely why I haven't gone for it, trusting that the XDS+ is more than adequate for my light-footed needs, which by all accounts, it is!
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Kendo44 on 16 July 2013, 19:21
http://i1281.photobucket.com/albums/a510/kendogreen/GTD/D5517E53-8F0C-4589-8EFB-1FBB150187B3-3711-00000317C700FB8C_zps26262dc8.jpg

Great car kendo, but aren't the callipers supposed to be grey with GTD logos.

I definitely saw an image somewhere that showed the calipers light grey with white GTD written on them and I am aware they did say that in the brochure, so I think you are right, however I just put it down to there probably being small print advising that specification could be subject to change, seems odd however that they would make a feature of it and then not follow through !!!
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: drisser on 16 July 2013, 19:33
Looks great mate bet you are well chuffed.

Don't forget you promised us sunroof guys some pano roof pics  :laugh:
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Gordor on 16 July 2013, 20:20
Brilliant one Kendo... you must be well chuffed....congrats
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: dippy_x on 16 July 2013, 21:28
Congrats Kendo.  I'm well jealous.  Loving the ambient lighting pics.

Roll on unconfirmed BW38!
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Kendo44 on 16 July 2013, 22:16
Looks great mate bet you are well chuffed.

Don't forget you promised us sunroof guys some pano roof pics  :laugh:
As promised mate

(http://i1281.photobucket.com/albums/a510/kendogreen/GTD/4A6A4A99-6AA2-40FD-B770-E81966CA7ED7-5457-000004DFB9AF8782_zps343ab780.jpg) (http://s1281.photobucket.com/user/kendogreen/media/GTD/4A6A4A99-6AA2-40FD-B770-E81966CA7ED7-5457-000004DFB9AF8782_zps343ab780.jpg.html)

(http://i1281.photobucket.com/albums/a510/kendogreen/GTD/AB2E042B-9301-400A-ADB2-2859610CED77-5457-000004DFDEB2E815_zps4df3bf6d.jpg) (http://s1281.photobucket.com/user/kendogreen/media/GTD/AB2E042B-9301-400A-ADB2-2859610CED77-5457-000004DFDEB2E815_zps4df3bf6d.jpg.html)

(http://i1281.photobucket.com/albums/a510/kendogreen/GTD/2051F3FE-9614-4B54-B0A2-E3E99F40E200-5457-000004E0058E0923_zps1a63ee93.jpg) (http://s1281.photobucket.com/user/kendogreen/media/GTD/2051F3FE-9614-4B54-B0A2-E3E99F40E200-5457-000004E0058E0923_zps1a63ee93.jpg.html)

(http://i1281.photobucket.com/albums/a510/kendogreen/GTD/6F720DC0-A2B1-4E81-ADDA-56945EED2FAF-5457-000004E030547DF5_zpsf58e2827.jpg) (http://s1281.photobucket.com/user/kendogreen/media/GTD/6F720DC0-A2B1-4E81-ADDA-56945EED2FAF-5457-000004E030547DF5_zpsf58e2827.jpg.html)

(http://i1281.photobucket.com/albums/a510/kendogreen/GTD/2017E63B-DD1C-400E-992E-042FA12FA8FF-5457-000004E1172F0742_zps1c3f4d77.jpg) (http://s1281.photobucket.com/user/kendogreen/media/GTD/2017E63B-DD1C-400E-992E-042FA12FA8FF-5457-000004E1172F0742_zps1c3f4d77.jpg.html)

(http://i1281.photobucket.com/albums/a510/kendogreen/GTD/2017E63B-DD1C-400E-992E-042FA12FA8FF-5457-000004E1172F0742_zps1c3f4d77.jpg) (http://s1281.photobucket.com/user/kendogreen/media/GTD/2017E63B-DD1C-400E-992E-042FA12FA8FF-5457-000004E1172F0742_zps1c3f4d77.jpg.html)

(http://i1281.photobucket.com/albums/a510/kendogreen/GTD/6A4096AA-ED39-43EB-968A-66ECEC29A4B8-5457-000004E0836AEF50_zps8353a4ad.jpg) (http://s1281.photobucket.com/user/kendogreen/media/GTD/6A4096AA-ED39-43EB-968A-66ECEC29A4B8-5457-000004E0836AEF50_zps8353a4ad.jpg.html)

(http://i1281.photobucket.com/albums/a510/kendogreen/GTD/547A1D79-9FF4-4E6F-9253-12E7E0F35D9E-5457-000004E13F9E5B54_zps4e51ea71.jpg) (http://s1281.photobucket.com/user/kendogreen/media/GTD/547A1D79-9FF4-4E6F-9253-12E7E0F35D9E-5457-000004E13F9E5B54_zps4e51ea71.jpg.html)
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Kendo44 on 16 July 2013, 22:16
Brilliant one Kendo... you must be well chuffed....congrats

Cheers mate  :smiley:
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Kendo44 on 16 July 2013, 22:17
Congrats Kendo.  I'm well jealous.  Loving the ambient lighting pics.

Roll on unconfirmed BW38!

Cheers Dippy !
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: CraigW on 16 July 2013, 22:21
You need to get rid of that sticker in the window   :smiley:
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Gryzor on 16 July 2013, 22:27
You need to get rid of that sticker in the window   :smiley:

Too right, I've asked for that to be in my file in writing, no dealer stickers of any kind in any windows!  If there are, it'll stay in the showroom until they take them off!
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Kendo44 on 16 July 2013, 22:36
You need to get rid of that sticker in the window   :smiley:

I know it's on the list  :smiley:
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: GolfTi on 16 July 2013, 22:44
Very, very nice.
 :cool:
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: drisser on 16 July 2013, 23:10
Roof looks fab !  So glad I  specced it, just add tons of light into the cabin.
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: neilgcal on 16 July 2013, 23:30
Great car inside and out Kendo. Love the pics!!

Do you have a photo of your instrument panel and is the line between the rev counter and speedo red or grey?

Also is there a sound actuator fitted on yours? Does it sound good inside and outside the cabin?

Last question, is there any GTD logo on the seats like the MKVI?

Cheers
Neil
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: JoeGTI on 17 July 2013, 00:37
Great car inside and out Kendo. Love the pics!!

Do you have a photo of your instrument panel and is the line between the rev counter and speedo red or grey?

Also is there a sound actuator fitted on yours? Does it sound good inside and outside the cabin?

Last question, is there any GTD logo on the seats like the MKVI?

Cheers
Neil

There was no GTD logos on the Mk6 seats. Only the GTI had them, on the headrests. There's no logos on the mk7 GTI headrests.
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Kendo44 on 19 July 2013, 20:39
Great car inside and out Kendo. Love the pics!!

Do you have a photo of your instrument panel and is the line between the rev counter and speedo red or grey?

Also is there a sound actuator fitted on yours? Does it sound good inside and outside the cabin?

Last question, is there any GTD logo on the seats like the MKVI?

Cheers
Neil

Hi Neil

Thanks for the comments. There is a red stripe running across the top of the instrument panel between the rev counter and speedo.

No logos on the seats, and as for the sound actuator I am afraid I would have to plead ignorance on such a thing. If it is standard then it is on it, but I never specced it.
Hopefully one of the gurus on here will be able to help you with that one!

 :smiley:

ps Ill take a pic of the instruments for you
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: drisser on 20 July 2013, 11:22
Kendo

Do you have the standard media unit ?  If so how are you finding it, doing the job fine ?

Andy
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Jimble on 20 July 2013, 13:17
Loving the pics Kendo! Beautiful looking car and thanks for the pictures! 8)  Quick question, what are the symbols that are lit by the hazard button? And do they stay lit all the time?


(http://i1281.photobucket.com/albums/a510/kendogreen/GTD/6FCBA0CC-437B-4CA8-AB98-626414C7D53F-3711-0000033DDAB1E080_zps2d564d1a.jpg)
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: JoeGTI on 20 July 2013, 15:34
They are the passenger airbag warning lights and only stay lit for less than a minute or so after you set off.
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Jimble on 20 July 2013, 17:20
They are the passenger airbag warning lights and only stay lit for less than a minute or so after you set off.


Thanks Joe. ;)
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: KyleB on 21 July 2013, 19:33
Is there an option to turn the screen off, but still have audio? Or must it be on all the time. If it has to be on, how bright is it at night?
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: JoeGTI on 21 July 2013, 21:34
Is there an option to turn the screen off, but still have audio? Or must it be on all the time. If it has to be on, how bright is it at night?

Yes it can be turned off. Not sure if it still displays radio station name or clock in that case though,haven't tried it.
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Kendo44 on 22 July 2013, 00:28
Hi all

Sorry for silence its been a busy few days.

I know that when the unit is turned off it shows a clock which you have to select, I have not yet worked out how to have it on the clock whilst playing, but Ill try now that Joe has said it's possible as I quite like the simplicity of the clockface.

Also there are controls on the unit (apparently to dim the dash and ambient lighting) so if you find it bright you should be able to dim it.

On the whole the media unit seems ok, sound is reasonable for standard kit. I noticed that to date no album art has appeared when using my iPhone, but I haven't had time to investigate this any further. I haven't used an SD card yet but have ordered a new one so will give that a bash this week and report back.



Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: iainmac on 22 July 2013, 18:59
Here she is........picking up on Thursday!  :grin: :grin: :grin:

(http://i724.photobucket.com/albums/ww247/iainmac_01/photo4.jpg) (http://s724.photobucket.com/user/iainmac_01/media/photo4.jpg.html)

(http://i724.photobucket.com/albums/ww247/iainmac_01/photo31.jpg) (http://s724.photobucket.com/user/iainmac_01/media/photo31.jpg.html)

(http://i724.photobucket.com/albums/ww247/iainmac_01/photo22.jpg) (http://s724.photobucket.com/user/iainmac_01/media/photo22.jpg.html)

(http://i724.photobucket.com/albums/ww247/iainmac_01/photo11.jpg) (http://s724.photobucket.com/user/iainmac_01/media/photo11.jpg.html)
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: CraigW on 22 July 2013, 19:06
Beautiful Iain. Congratulations !! :smiley: :smiley: :smiley:
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: iainmac on 22 July 2013, 19:09
Beautiful Iain. Congratulations !! :smiley: :smiley: :smiley:

Thanks, Craig.  Yours can't be far off?
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: dippy_x on 22 July 2013, 19:12
Iainmac - stunning!  Loving the CSG  :grin:
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: CraigW on 22 July 2013, 19:13
Beautiful Iain. Congratulations !! :smiley: :smiley: :smiley:

Thanks, Craig.  Yours can't be far off?

Hopefully this weekend Iain  :smiley:

Love the wheels on your CSC. They look fantastic. You must be really excited for Thursday. When did it arrive at your dealers?
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: iainmac on 22 July 2013, 19:18
Beautiful Iain. Congratulations !! :smiley: :smiley: :smiley:

Thanks, Craig.  Yours can't be far off?

Hopefully this weekend Iain  :smiley:


Love the wheels on your CSC. They look fantastic. You must be really excited for Thursday. When did it arrive at your dealers?

Yup, I'm pretty excited! :grin:  Delighted with the wheel and colour combo.  Car came into dealer on Fri but I haven't seen it yet as I live in the Western Isles.  Looking forward to a wee roadtrip at the end of the week!  :smiley: :smiley:
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: matchboy on 22 July 2013, 19:24
Great colour! And those wheels look awesome!
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: CraigW on 22 July 2013, 19:27
Beautiful Iain. Congratulations !! :smiley: :smiley: :smiley:

Thanks, Craig.  Yours can't be far off?

Hopefully this weekend Iain  :smiley:


Love the wheels on your CSC. They look fantastic. You must be really excited for Thursday. When did it arrive at your dealers?

Yup, I'm pretty excited! :grin:  Delighted with the wheel and colour combo.  Car came into dealer on Fri but I haven't seen it yet as I live in the Western Isles.  Looking forward to a wee roadtrip at the end of the week!  :smiley: :smiley:

That will be one great road trip!!!
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Gordor on 22 July 2013, 20:24
Wow Iain...stunning mate, good for you  :smiley:
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Hawaii-Five-O on 22 July 2013, 20:37
Iain, I know its been said but those 19" wheels look superb! Love the colour too. Very seriously tempted to change my colour but I'm too fearful my order may get pushed back as a result. Just can't risk it.

I've said it before but there is something alluring about Carbon Steel being exclusive to the GTI/GTD's.

For instance if somebody with a GT specs up Bi-Xenons with rear LED's and Santiago wheels, they still can't order it in Carbon Steel :evil:
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Bill_the_Bear on 22 July 2013, 20:40
For instance if somebody with a GT specs up Bi-Xenons with rear LED's and Santiago wheels, they still can't order it in Carbon Steel :evil:

How long do you reckon that will last for? :rolleyes: I don't trust VW one little bit. :whistle:
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Hawaii-Five-O on 22 July 2013, 20:44
How long do you reckon that will last for? :rolleyes: I don't trust VW one little bit. :whistle:

Getting so cynical now Bill :cry:

I reckons CS will stay exclusive for quite some time :smiley:
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: JoeGTI on 22 July 2013, 20:45
For instance if somebody with a GT specs up Bi-Xenons with rear LED's and Santiago wheels, they still can't order it in Carbon Steel :evil:

How long do you reckon that will last for? :rolleyes: I don't trust VW one little bit. :whistle:

It's been the case since the MK6 was launched.
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Jimble on 22 July 2013, 20:45
I doubt that CS will ever be available on lower models, it's been exclusive to the GTI/D since the mk6 came out.
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: CraigW on 22 July 2013, 20:47
At the end of the day you would know you have the real McCoy. That's all that matters!
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Kendo44 on 22 July 2013, 23:17


Gorgeous car Iain, love the wheels and the colour, I tried to spec the wheels but would have had to ditch the sunroof, so I chose it,  but I do wish I had them as well as they look stunning.

Love the colour as well, if I had known you could have specced Carbon steel at the time I would have gone for it but it wasn't on the configurator, having said that as a result I ordered Oryx white and I have to say I do love it especially in the sun as it really pops, but I think next time it will be Carbon steel.

I had never driven a golf before I took delivery of mine and I am really enjoying it.

Have fun when you get it mate - enjoy!!
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: RikWebb on 22 July 2013, 23:25
Here she is........picking up on Thursday!  :grin: :grin: :grin:

(http://i724.photobucket.com/albums/ww247/iainmac_01/photo4.jpg) (http://s724.photobucket.com/user/iainmac_01/media/photo4.jpg.html)

(http://i724.photobucket.com/albums/ww247/iainmac_01/photo31.jpg) (http://s724.photobucket.com/user/iainmac_01/media/photo31.jpg.html)

(http://i724.photobucket.com/albums/ww247/iainmac_01/photo22.jpg) (http://s724.photobucket.com/user/iainmac_01/media/photo22.jpg.html)

(http://i724.photobucket.com/albums/ww247/iainmac_01/photo11.jpg) (http://s724.photobucket.com/user/iainmac_01/media/photo11.jpg.html)

Just WOW - fantastic!

Only one issue - you have made me want to change from Tornado Red to Carbon again - LOL
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: iainmac on 23 July 2013, 00:31


Gorgeous car Iain, love the wheels and the colour, I tried to spec the wheels but would have had to ditch the sunroof, so I chose it,  but I do wish I had them as well as they look stunning.

Love the colour as well, if I had known you could have specced Carbon steel at the time I would have gone for it but it wasn't on the configurator, having said that as a result I ordered Oryx white and I have to say I do love it especially in the sun as it really pops, but I think next time it will be Carbon steel.

I had never driven a golf before I took delivery of mine and I am really enjoying it.



Have fun when you get it mate - enjoy!!





Thanks Kendo!  Is she quite nippy?! I am going from a Golf GT Tdi Sport 140bhp so I am hoping I'll notice the difference in power!
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: iainmac on 23 July 2013, 00:33
Thanks folks....really looking forward to Thursday now! Living on an Island, it's even more of a wee adventure going for the new car! Will post more pics later on in the week.  :smiley: :smiley:
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: monkeyhanger on 23 July 2013, 07:45
Thanks Kendo!  Is she quite nippy?! I am going from a Golf GT Tdi Sport 140bhp so I am hoping I'll notice the difference in power!

You will notice a massive difference. The difference is huge between my 170TDI Scirocco, and the 140TDI Scirocco that came before it. The higher output TDI is far more responsive in the upper gears than the 140 and feels far more powerful than the "on paper" differences in PS would suggest.
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Gordor on 23 July 2013, 20:18
I'm going to test the water and see if it will affect my delivery date if I change to CSG
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: CraigW on 23 July 2013, 20:28
I'm going to test the water and see if it will affect my delivery date if I change to CSG

The CSG is lovely indeed but Gordor I don't know if you have seen white GTI in the flesh, trust me it's stunning  :smiley: :smiley:

Your choice though
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Gordor on 23 July 2013, 20:41
I'm going to test the water and see if it will affect my delivery date if I change to CSG

The CSG is lovely indeed but Gordor I don't know if you have seen white GTI in the flesh, trust me it's stunning  :smiley: :smiley:

Your choice though


Thanks Craig, that really helps  :smiley: I'll have to find one and have a look I reckon... must be suffering from order length fatigue... I haven't yet seen any GTD/GTI in any colour  - Rich
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: matchboy on 23 July 2013, 21:57
Craig is right Gordor - I've driven a white one and it looks amazing.
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Kendo44 on 23 July 2013, 23:23


Gorgeous car Iain, love the wheels and the colour, I tried to spec the wheels but would have had to ditch the sunroof, so I chose it,  but I do wish I had them as well as they look stunning.

Love the colour as well, if I had known you could have specced Carbon steel at the time I would have gone for it but it wasn't on the configurator, having said that as a result I ordered Oryx white and I have to say I do love it especially in the sun as it really pops, but I think next time it will be Carbon steel.

I had never driven a golf before I took delivery of mine and I am really enjoying it.



Have fun when you get it mate - enjoy!!





Thanks Kendo!  Is she quite nippy?! I am going from a Golf GT Tdi Sport 140bhp so I am hoping I'll notice the difference in power!


Hi Iain,

I find it very nippy, obviously last car was a 4x4 so there is a major difference, but previous to that I had a BMW 325i Coupe, and the GTD seems even nippier than that was, and the 325 wasn't a slouch.

I'm sure you will love it :-)
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Barrymacpherson91 on 24 July 2013, 03:28
Hopefully picking my GTD up tomorrow carbon grey 5 door pro nav winter pack.
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: monkeyhanger on 24 July 2013, 07:58
I haven't yet seen any GTD/GTI in any colour  - Rich

You need to get out and look around - lots of examples out there now in the showrooms. In the flesh I have seen Pure White, Deep Black Pearl, Night Blue, Tungsten Silver  :sick:, Limestone Grey (so close to Tungsten Silver in some lights I really don't know why they bothered) and Carbon Steel Grey.

I haven't yet seen a Tornado Red in GTI or GTD guise and I have one on order. Will be booking an appointment to test drive the Tornado Red GTD in the dealership I ordered my car from this weekend.
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: KyleB on 24 July 2013, 09:28
I haven't yet seen any GTD/GTI in any colour  - Rich

You need to get out and look around - lots of examples out there now in the showrooms. In the flesh I have seen Pure White, Deep Black Pearl, Night Blue, Tungsten Silver  :sick:, Limestone Grey (so close to Tungsten Silver in some lights I really don't know why they bothered) and Carbon Steel Grey.

I haven't yet seen a Tornado Red in GTI or GTD guise and I have one on order. Will be booking an appointment to test drive the Tornado Red GTD in the dealership I ordered my car from this weekend.

Pulman VW in Durham have a TR GTI mate in 3 door.
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: drisser on 24 July 2013, 10:20
Thanks folks....really looking forward to Thursday now! Living on an Island, it's even more of a wee adventure going for the new car! Will post more pics later on in the week.  :smiley: :smiley:

Lovely Motor !  makes me glad I stuck with Carbon now !
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: drisser on 24 July 2013, 10:33
I haven't yet seen any GTD/GTI in any colour  - Rich

You need to get out and look around - lots of examples out there now in the showrooms. In the flesh I have seen Pure White, Deep Black Pearl, Night Blue, Tungsten Silver  :sick:, Limestone Grey (so close to Tungsten Silver in some lights I really don't know why they bothered) and Carbon Steel Grey.

I haven't yet seen a Tornado Red in GTI or GTD guise and I have one on order. Will be booking an appointment to test drive the Tornado Red GTD in the dealership I ordered my car from this weekend.

Think Tungsten is bad ?  I saw a limestone Grey... equally  :sick: in my view, not a GTi colour at all..
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Ricepop on 24 July 2013, 12:03
There is a Black GTD at Robinsons in Stamford, they aren't registering it at the moment but you can go and sit in it. (http://i1330.photobucket.com/albums/w568/ricepop71/WP_20130718_003_zpsc18a9e29.jpg) (http://s1330.photobucket.com/user/ricepop71/media/WP_20130718_003_zpsc18a9e29.jpg.html)
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: matchboy on 24 July 2013, 12:24
Interesting that there are no demo GTI's with the 19s around but quite a few of the GTD demos have them - wonder why that is?
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: AAddict on 24 July 2013, 12:27
Interesting that there are no demo GTI's with the 19s around but quite a few of the GTD demos have them - wonder why that is?

Overcompensating to make the diesel seem sporty?  :grin:












Jus' messin' guys  :wink:
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: drisser on 24 July 2013, 15:03
joking aside, i think the 19 inch wheels suit the GTD better than GTi because the silver lines in the front match up with the silver edging on the wheels... whereas the GTi red lines dont and think the 18s are a better fit, especially with the PP bigger brakes fill the 18 inch wheels nicely.

I didnt realise but I checked and the PP front brakes are 340mm v 310 on the non PP car so they are noticeably bigger, as well as having vented not solid rear discs, so its not just about the e diff for all the PP non believers  :rolleyes:

The one downside, the 19 inch wheels on GTD make the brakes look a bit small..
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: KyleB on 24 July 2013, 16:00

The one downside, the 19 inch wheels on GTD make the brakes look a bit small..

The other downside is that the 19s don't look anywhere near as good as the standard GTD 18s  :laugh:
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: monkeyhanger on 24 July 2013, 18:18

The one downside, the 19 inch wheels on GTD make the brakes look a bit small..

The other downside is that the 19s don't look anywhere near as good as the standard GTD 18s  :laugh:

They look very similar in a "big brother" kind of way to the Nogaros. Santiagos are better for GTI owners to improve the wheels (I really do think GTI got short changed with Austins vs Nogaros). They do make the discs look tiny on a standard GTD and GTI.
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: George k on 24 July 2013, 18:57
We have a gti with 19's in oryx white and performance pack
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Lagerlout on 24 July 2013, 23:41
Pics please!  :wink:
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: CraigW on 25 July 2013, 22:11
I wonder how Iain is getting on with his new baby?  :smiley: :smiley:
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Gordor on 25 July 2013, 22:27
I wonder how Iain is getting on with his new baby?  :smiley: :smiley:


Far too busy enjoying himself than to send us any pics I hope  :grin:
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Barrymacpherson91 on 26 July 2013, 01:44
I got my GTD on Wednesday what a car it feels like a petrol you wouldn't notice it's a diesel I will post pictures tomorrow when get it washed.
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: dervy on 26 July 2013, 06:35
(http://<a href="http://imgur.com/hPcC0rr"><img src="http://i.imgur.com/hPcC0rr.jpg" title="Hosted by imgur.com"/></a>
<a href="http://imgur.com/mOSTfdS"><img src="http://i.imgur.com/mOSTfdS.jpg" title="Hosted by imgur.com"/></a>
<a href="http://imgur.com/OdpeOos"><img src="http://i.imgur.com/OdpeOos.jpg" title="Hosted by imgur.com"/></a>
<a href="http://imgur.com/9jH6a6F"><img src="http://i.imgur.com/9jH6a6F.jpg" title="Hosted by imgur.com"/></a>)

picked her up on Wednesday  :laugh:
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Gordor on 26 July 2013, 06:36
(http://<a href="http://imgur.com/hPcC0rr"><img src="http://i.imgur.com/hPcC0rr.jpg" title="Hosted by imgur.com"/></a>
<a href="http://imgur.com/mOSTfdS"><img src="http://i.imgur.com/mOSTfdS.jpg" title="Hosted by imgur.com"/></a>
<a href="http://imgur.com/OdpeOos"><img src="http://i.imgur.com/OdpeOos.jpg" title="Hosted by imgur.com"/></a>
<a href="http://imgur.com/9jH6a6F"><img src="http://i.imgur.com/9jH6a6F.jpg" title="Hosted by imgur.com"/></a>)

picked her up on Wednesday  :laugh:


Will you post some piccy's Dervy?
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: dervy on 26 July 2013, 06:38
Oops, sorry - here she is!

(http://[IMG]http://i.imgur.com/hPcC0rr.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/mOSTfdS.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/OdpeOos.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/9jH6a6F.jpg)[/img]
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: dervy on 26 July 2013, 06:47
and one more



(http://i.imgur.com/hPcC0rr.jpg)
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: AAddict on 26 July 2013, 07:38
Looks great but I'd be having that dealer sticker taken out sharpish.
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: CraigW on 26 July 2013, 07:41
and one more



(http://i.imgur.com/hPcC0rr.jpg)

Very nice dervy!! Congratulations  :smiley: :smiley:

The leather interior looks lovely
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Kingsley on 26 July 2013, 07:51
I got my GTD on Wednesday what a car it feels like a petrol you wouldn't notice it's a diesel I will post pictures tomorrow when get it washed.

Looking forward to the pics on this one, need some nice clear shots of a Carbon Grey GTD with standard 18s to tide me over :cool:
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: MkVIIGTD on 26 July 2013, 07:52
Really nice car... glad to see one with leather.

PS. Love the plate too  :smiley: :smiley:

Health to drive
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: OF1 on 26 July 2013, 08:25
Really nice car... glad to see one with leather.

PS. Love the plate too  :smiley: :smiley:

Health to drive

Yes it is really great to see the leather interior, bar the DSG your interior looks to be identical to what i've ordered so a great benchmark.

Looks bloody stunning in white!

Jealous.com/mybuildweekis38 :(
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Gung-Ho on 26 July 2013, 09:02
Looks "Awesome!" dervy.....  :cool: Happy Motoring!
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Bill_the_Bear on 26 July 2013, 09:55
and one more



(http://i.imgur.com/hPcC0rr.jpg)

Now that looks awesome.  :smiley: :smiley: :smiley:
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: CraigW on 26 July 2013, 15:39
My new baby

(http://i739.photobucket.com/albums/xx40/CraigW_01/image-1.jpg) (http://s739.photobucket.com/user/CraigW_01/media/image-1.jpg.html)

(http://i739.photobucket.com/albums/xx40/CraigW_01/image-2.jpg) (http://s739.photobucket.com/user/CraigW_01/media/image-2.jpg.html)

(http://i739.photobucket.com/albums/xx40/CraigW_01/image-3.jpg) (http://s739.photobucket.com/user/CraigW_01/media/image-3.jpg.html)
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Bill_the_Bear on 26 July 2013, 15:41
Congrats man!  Great looking car.

btw.  Is that another one in the background?  I call dibs!
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: JoeGTI on 26 July 2013, 15:42
Wow, looks verrrry familiar! Congrats!

My new baby

(http://i739.photobucket.com/albums/xx40/CraigW_01/image-1.jpg) (http://s739.photobucket.com/user/CraigW_01/media/image-1.jpg.html)
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: CraigW on 26 July 2013, 15:48
Congrats man!  Great looking car.

btw.  Is that another one in the background?  I call dibs!

Thanks Bill. I was wondering the same but apparently it's the demo. I hope they don't get them mixed up
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: CraigW on 26 July 2013, 15:49
Wow, looks verrrry familiar! Congrats!

My new baby

(http://i739.photobucket.com/albums/xx40/CraigW_01/image-1.jpg) (http://s739.photobucket.com/user/CraigW_01/media/image-1.jpg.html)

Cheers Joe  :smiley: :smiley:
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: barrym381 on 26 July 2013, 15:49
My new baby

(http://i739.photobucket.com/albums/xx40/CraigW_01/image-1.jpg) (http://s739.photobucket.com/user/CraigW_01/media/image-1.jpg.html)

(http://i739.photobucket.com/albums/xx40/CraigW_01/image-2.jpg) (http://s739.photobucket.com/user/CraigW_01/media/image-2.jpg.html)
i would be down at the dealer telling him your not leaving till its ready  :grin: :grin: an it looks great mate
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: CraigW on 26 July 2013, 16:08
My new baby

(http://i739.photobucket.com/albums/xx40/CraigW_01/image-1.jpg) (http://s739.photobucket.com/user/CraigW_01/media/image-1.jpg.html)

(http://i739.photobucket.com/albums/xx40/CraigW_01/image-2.jpg) (http://s739.photobucket.com/user/CraigW_01/media/image-2.jpg.html)
i would be down at the dealer telling him your not leaving till its ready  :grin: :grin: an it looks great mate

Cheers pal. It's Sod's law I'm away today Barry so not actually seen it myself. Ill be down first thing tomorrow.
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: KyleB on 26 July 2013, 16:09
The white looks really good with the red GTi stripes. How long till its yours?
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: barrym381 on 26 July 2013, 16:12
hope you have told the dealer to get it ready for you 1st thing  :laugh:
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: CraigW on 26 July 2013, 16:16
Just need to get the insurance sorted and then hoping to collect on Monday  :smiley:
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Ricepop on 26 July 2013, 16:18
Are they building cars by colour? I have seen loads of black an white cars but nothing else. I am waiting for mine in red and would love to see some pictures.
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Bill_the_Bear on 26 July 2013, 16:21
Are they building cars by colour? I have seen loads of black an white cars but nothing else. I am waiting for mine in red and would love to see some pictures.

Only phone pics, but it looks mighty fine though:
http://www.golfgtiforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=254080.msg2334412#msg2334412
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: barrym381 on 26 July 2013, 16:24
Just need to get the insurance sorted and then hoping to collect on Monday  :smiley:
can you not transfer policy from tt on to the golf  :smiley: or you just taking out a new policy 
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Bill_the_Bear on 26 July 2013, 16:25
Just need to get the insurance sorted and then hoping to collect on Monday  :smiley:
can you not transfer policy from tt on to the golf  :smiley: or you just taking out a new policy

Dealer should be able to give you something like 5 days free with a quick fax.  Just call them and ask for it then when you turn up its done in about 2 minutes.
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: CraigW on 26 July 2013, 16:28
I'm just going to phone up and transfer my insurance to the Golf. I have it all set up and just need to make the call but its all about timing until I transfer my TT to the new owner.
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: barrym381 on 26 July 2013, 16:42
I'm just going to phone up and transfer my insurance to the Golf. I have it all set up and just need to make the call but its all about timing until I transfer my TT to the new owner.
shouldnt be any problems there mate  :smiley:
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: KyleB on 26 July 2013, 16:46
RE insurance, my dealer are giving me 7 days free (it helps them tax the car I believe)
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: RikWebb on 26 July 2013, 17:01
Are they building cars by colour? I have seen loads of black an white cars but nothing else. I am waiting for mine in red and would love to see some pictures.

Do you know - I wondered that too - saw a youtube vid of loads of GTD's in TR outside the factory, and a couple of demonstrators in red, but that's it!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YVnODGPLhYo

Fingers crossed the 5 door GTD in Tornado Red is the next batch :)

Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: CraigW on 26 July 2013, 17:06
Are they building cars by colour? I have seen loads of black an white cars but nothing else. I am waiting for mine in red and would love to see some pictures.

Do you know - I wondered that too - saw a youtube vid of loads of GTD's in TR outside the factory, and a couple of demonstrators in red, but that's it!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YVnODGPLhYo

Fingers crossed the 5 door GTD in Tornado Red is the next batch :)

My dealership has a red GTI and GTD in so don't think it's going by colour.
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: RikWebb on 26 July 2013, 17:09
Are they building cars by colour? I have seen loads of black an white cars but nothing else. I am waiting for mine in red and would love to see some pictures.

Do you know - I wondered that too - saw a youtube vid of loads of GTD's in TR outside the factory, and a couple of demonstrators in red, but that's it!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YVnODGPLhYo

Fingers crossed the 5 door GTD in Tornado Red is the next batch :)

My dealership has a red GTI and GTD in so don't think it's going by colour.

They would be demonstrators though ???
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Bill_the_Bear on 26 July 2013, 17:09
My dealership has a red GTI and GTD in so don't think it's going by colour.

If it were it would be a really silly way of determining the order to build them.  Not that the dealer allocation method they appear to be using would be any better.  Actually build by colour is in some ways more logical!
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: RikWebb on 26 July 2013, 17:27
My dealership has a red GTI and GTD in so don't think it's going by colour.

If it were it would be a really silly way of determining the order to build them.  Not that the dealer allocation method they appear to be using would be any better.  Actually build by colour is in some ways more logical!

Logic - I think we have determined that there is none when it comes to VW UK  :laugh:
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: physio on 26 July 2013, 17:43
My dealership has a red GTI and GTD in so don't think it's going by colour.

If it were it would be a really silly way of determining the order to build them.  Not that the dealer allocation method they appear to be using would be any better.  Actually build by colour is in some ways more logical!

 I could just see the germans build them like that
1 red one
1 white one 
1 blue one 
lets make them wait for  their cars  :grin:
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: matchboy on 26 July 2013, 18:37
Awesome car Craig, congrats! Looks the nuts!

Your dealer will be able to give you a 5 day policy, no charge. No need to wait for Monday, you can have both policies. That has to be collected tomorrow surely?!
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: CraigW on 26 July 2013, 18:56
Awesome car Craig, congrats! Looks the nuts!

Your dealer will be able to give you a 5 day policy, no charge. No need to wait for Monday, you can have both policies. That has to be collected tomorrow surely?!

Thanks Mark. He didn't even mention that as a possibility. Ill pop in tomorrow and speak to him. It would be awesome if I could get even in Sunday so I can get stuck in with the detailing and then take it for a blast  :evil:
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: matchboy on 26 July 2013, 19:09
Awesome car Craig, congrats! Looks the nuts!

Your dealer will be able to give you a 5 day policy, no charge. No need to wait for Monday, you can have both policies. That has to be collected tomorrow surely?!

Thanks Mark. He didn't even mention that as a possibility. Ill pop in tomorrow and speak to him. It would be awesome if I could get even in Sunday so I can get stuck in with the detailing and then take it for a blast  :evil:

They arrange their own insurance - as long as your own policy is changed into the GTI within the 5 days there's no issue! Balls to waiting to Monday, like you say you have detailing to do and it's the weekend so perfect!
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: barrym381 on 26 July 2013, 19:11
Awesome car Craig, congrats! Looks the nuts!

Your dealer will be able to give you a 5 day policy, no charge. No need to wait for Monday, you can have both policies. That has to be collected tomorrow surely?!

Thanks Mark. He didn't even mention that as a possibility. Ill pop in tomorrow and speak to him. It would be awesome if I could get even in Sunday so I can get stuck in with the detailing and then take it for a blast  :evil:
would be going for a blast before i done any detailing  :whistle:
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: monkeyhanger on 26 July 2013, 21:21
Awesome car Craig, congrats! Looks the nuts!

Your dealer will be able to give you a 5 day policy, no charge. No need to wait for Monday, you can have both policies. That has to be collected tomorrow surely?!

You get 7 days complimentary insurance from VW insurance. It allows the dealership to tax the car without waiting for the buyers insurance details and it also gives VW insurance a chance to put their foot in the door (so to speak) by ringing you up for a full year policy quote (which is always at least twice as much as my policy obtained elsewhere). There is always a reason to give you something for nowt!
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: p3asa on 26 July 2013, 21:43
I was just about to post what Monkeyhanger posted. 7 days drive away insurance. It means they can get the vehicle taxed without the need for your documents, otherwise you will need to take your insurance details to the dealer and they will have to send their driver to the tax office etc. I'm sure its standard practice on VW / Audi
The free insurance does have a hefty excess I believe but allows you to drive out hassle free.

Edit: Lovely looking car Craig
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: CraigW on 26 July 2013, 22:01
I was just about to post what Monkeyhanger posted. 7 days drive away insurance. It means they can get the vehicle taxed without the need for your documents, otherwise you will need to take your insurance details to the dealer and they will have to send their driver to the tax office etc. I'm sure its standard practice on VW / Audi
The free insurance does have a hefty excess I believe but allows you to drive out hassle free.

Edit: Lovely looking car Craig

Thanks P3asa. Not the best pictures in the world but I'm going to try and get some more tomorrow. I'm going to speak to them about this free insurance but have they perhaps not offered me it because I have a private reg?
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: p3asa on 26 July 2013, 22:07
No nothing to do with that.
They simply give you a dealer number and tell you to phone VAG insurance (they supply the phone number).
You phone them and go through an insurance form (as if you were applying for an insurance quote).
5 minute job.
VAG Insurance then email the dealer the details to enable them to tax the car.

My last 2 cars have had the free insurance (VW and Audi) and that's me using my private plate for both.
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: CraigW on 26 July 2013, 22:09
No nothing to do with that.
They simply give you a dealer number and tell you to phone VAG insurance (they supply the phone number).
You phone them and go through an insurance form (as if you were applying for an insurance quote).
5 minute job.
VAG Insurance then email the dealer the details to enable them to tax the car.

My last 2 cars have had the free insurance (VW and Audi) and that's me using my private plate for both.

That's great mate. Should they be able to get it insured and taxed for me on a Saturday?
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: matchboy on 26 July 2013, 22:11
Craig they should be able to do it within 10 mins - if your car is ready go get it!!

Someone's not sleeping tonight because of the excitement!  :grin:
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: CraigW on 26 July 2013, 22:14
Craig they should be able to do it within 10 mins - if your car is ready go get it!!

Someone's not sleeping tonight because of the excitement!  :grin:

Too right Mark. I predict serious insomnia tonight  :grin: :grin:
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: p3asa on 26 July 2013, 22:14
I'm not sure if its just a case of the local post office for tax or the actual DVLA office up the town due to it being a new car.
If it is then they are only open Mon to Frid I'm afraid.
https://www.gov.uk/contact-the-dvla
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: matchboy on 26 July 2013, 22:15
Craig they should be able to do it within 10 mins - if your car is ready go get it!!

Someone's not sleeping tonight because of the excitement!  :grin:

Too right Mark. I predict serious insomnia tonight  :grin: :grin:

I'm actually quite excited for you! Although I will be sleeping like a baby tonight!!  :laugh:
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: CraigW on 26 July 2013, 22:22
I'm not sure if its just a case of the local post office for tax or the actual DVLA office up the town due to it being a new car.
If it is then they are only open Mon to Frid I'm afraid.
https://www.gov.uk/contact-the-dvla

Oh well, if that is the case then ill just need to wait til Monday. To be honest the car arrived sooner than I had thought so to wait another couple of days is no hardship  :smiley:
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: CraigW on 26 July 2013, 22:25
Craig they should be able to do it within 10 mins - if your car is ready go get it!!

Someone's not sleeping tonight because of the excitement!  :grin:

Too right Mark. I predict serious insomnia tonight  :grin: :grin:

I'm actually quite excited for you! Although I will be sleeping like a baby tonight!!  :laugh:

Thanks Mark. I really hope you guys get your cars sooner than forecast  :smiley:
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: matchboy on 26 July 2013, 22:32
It's only 6 - 7 weeks with any luck Craig (gets built 2 weeks on Monday); in the meantime I can listen to stories of how good yours is!!
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: CraigW on 26 July 2013, 22:38
It's only 6 - 7 weeks with any luck Craig (gets built 2 weeks on Monday); in the meantime I can listen to stories of how good yours is!!

Excellent Mark. Once it gets to the in transit stage, you feel that your on the homeward stretch
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Bill_the_Bear on 26 July 2013, 23:23
Mentioned this way back:
http://www.golfgtiforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=254838.msg2362525#msg2362525

Why do they need the insurance to get it taxed.  Last car I bought when the car was en route the dealer called me with the good news.  Guy says "Will you arrange your own insurance or do you want our free cover?"  I say I'll take the free cover.  Guy says "No problem here is the number."  So I called and 2mins later its done.

When I went to get the car he got a cover sheet faxed through to confirm I had the insurance if I got pulled over.  That was it.  So unless there was gonna be a different story about me giving them insurance documents if I'd opted to arrange my own then I don't see why they need anything.  Surely they can check insurance via a database like the ANPR system accesses?  Documents are easy to fake anyway, you just get them then cancel the policy, so they really should be using the database anyway right?
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: p3asa on 26 July 2013, 23:38
Mentioned this way back:
http://www.golfgtiforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=254838.msg2362525#msg2362525

Why do they need the insurance to get it taxed.  Last car I bought when the car was en route the dealer called me with the good news.  Guy says "Will you arrange your own insurance or do you want our free cover?"  I say I'll take the free cover.  Guy says "No problem here is the number."  So I called and 2mins later its done.

You have always needed insurance to get it taxed. You can get the tax online nowadays as they simply check against the insurance database. But given this is a brand new car that has never been taxed / insured there will be no online database for them to check, hence they have to send a driver to pick up the tax disc with a physical copy of the insurance.
Or maybe I've misread you Bill?
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Bill_the_Bear on 26 July 2013, 23:44
Well I dunno really, I'm just saying no one seemed to need any documents with me last time (Ford).  Could be because I took their insurance, but IIRC the dealer still didn't have anything and had to get the cover note faxed over as I was picking the car up.  Perhaps they used a different document that they then keep?

Its a bit silly anyway since there is nothing to stop anyone taxing a car then immediately cancelling the insurance.  The government has no way to stop you taking the 7 day cover and then letting it lapse.  Why would they even care anyway?  They take your money for the VED, then let you get fined for braking the law later.  Win win for them.
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: p3asa on 27 July 2013, 00:02
Sorry Bill don't really follow your logic  regarding cover note etc. VAG Insurance will give you 7 days cover once they go through a few questions. They then email the documents to the dealer so they can get the car road tax. Its the same procedure if you have your own insurance. Only you the punter have to do the donkey work and get the insurance down to the dealer in order for them to get the car taxed. Legally I believe they can't let the car leave the showroom without insurance and tax.

Yeah you are quite right regarding once the 7 days are up and letting the insurance lapse but you could say that about anything. Insurance can be for any length of time, it just so happens the vast majority of folk buy a years cover at a time but the onus has and always will be on the owner to make sure it is on the road legally.
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Bill_the_Bear on 27 July 2013, 00:07
Sorry Bill don't really follow your logic  regarding cover note etc. VAG Insurance will give you 7 days cover once they go through a few questions. They then email the documents to the dealer so they can get the car road tax. Its the same procedure if you have your own insurance. Only you the punter have to do the donkey work and get the insurance down to the dealer in order for them to get the car taxed.

Im probably wrong mate!  I actually don't have any logic.  All I'm saying is when I bought my last car they didn't say if I went for my own cover they would need the documents to tax the car.  And when I decided to go with their own cover they didn't appear to have the documents as they had to get them faxed when I arrived after the tax was already sorted.  Who knows what happened...
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Kendo44 on 27 July 2013, 01:07
My new baby

(http://i739.photobucket.com/albums/xx40/CraigW_01/image-1.jpg) (http://s739.photobucket.com/user/CraigW_01/media/image-1.jpg.html)

(http://i739.photobucket.com/albums/xx40/CraigW_01/image-2.jpg) (http://s739.photobucket.com/user/CraigW_01/media/image-2.jpg.html)

(http://i739.photobucket.com/albums/xx40/CraigW_01/image-3.jpg) (http://s739.photobucket.com/user/CraigW_01/media/image-3.jpg.html)


Lovely car Craig, enjoy it mate :-)
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Kendo44 on 27 July 2013, 01:08
Oops, sorry - here she is!

(http://[IMG]http://i.imgur.com/hPcC0rr.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/mOSTfdS.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/OdpeOos.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/9jH6a6F.jpg)[/img]

Looks good Dervy, I like the leather seats very nice :-)
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Gordor on 27 July 2013, 06:05
Craig and Dervy...like WOW, both stunning, really pleased for you  :laugh: :laugh:
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: dervy on 27 July 2013, 07:50
Mentioned this way back:
http://www.golfgtiforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=254838.msg2362525#msg2362525

Why do they need the insurance to get it taxed.  Last car I bought when the car was en route the dealer called me with the good news.  Guy says "Will you arrange your own insurance or do you want our free cover?"  I say I'll take the free cover.  Guy says "No problem here is the number."  So I called and 2mins later its done.

You have always needed insurance to get it taxed. You can get the tax online nowadays as they simply check against the insurance database. But given this is a brand new car that has never been taxed / insured there will be no online database for them to check, hence they have to send a driver to pick up the tax disc with a physical copy of the insurance.
Or maybe I've misread you Bill?
There has now been a bit of a change in the taxing system, this commenced on the 19th July I believe.

I took out the free seven day insurance as I was going away when the car arrived at the dealership, this ensured that they had the cover note and were able to tax the car, as it is sent directly to the dealer. Before you collect the car you will be asked to complete form AFRL which confirms details of the vehicle to be taxed. This MUST be signed by the registered keeper. Now here is where the change comes in. You will drive the vehicle away without a tax disc as it is no longer collected from a local DVLA office (many have closed) and a brand new car cannot be taxed at the post office. The tax disc will be sent to you at your home address within 14 days of the AFRL being submitted. You bill be provided with a document explaining this. You are advised to keep this in your glove box in order to show to any police officers or traffic wardens who are not up to speed with the new system. Traffic officers should be completely au fait with the. Way thigs work now. Hope this helps.
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: CraigW on 27 July 2013, 11:35
Been down today to have a look and it's stunning but definitely not ready for handover. Apparently the reason for delay is not down to the tax but rather the paperwork for the finance on the car. Collecting it on Monday so not too long to wait.

Only small gripe was that I had asked for them not to drill the number plates on but unfortunately they have been to quick of the mark and drilled the holes already. The dealer told me without me asking and to be fair he did apologise profusely. No big deal, ill still get the number plates stuck on and they will just hide the holes.
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Gordor on 27 July 2013, 11:51
Been down today to have a look and it's stunning but definitely not ready for handover. Apparently the reason for delay is not down to the tax but rather the paperwork for the finance on the car. Collecting it on Monday so not too long to wait.

Only small gripe was that I had asked for them not to drill the number plates on but unfortunately they have been to quick of the mark and drilled the holes already. The dealer told me without me asking and to be fair he did apologise profusely. No big deal, ill still get the number plates stuck on and they will just hide the holes.


I will all be worth the wait for sure, I bet you couldn't stop grinning when you saw it  :grin:  (Apart from the drill holes)  :angry:
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: CraigW on 27 July 2013, 11:53
Been down today to have a look and it's stunning but definitely not ready for handover. Apparently the reason for delay is not down to the tax but rather the paperwork for the finance on the car. Collecting it on Monday so not too long to wait.

Only small gripe was that I had asked for them not to drill the number plates on but unfortunately they have been to quick of the mark and drilled the holes already. The dealer told me without me asking and to be fair he did apologise profusely. No big deal, ill still get the number plates stuck on and they will just hide the holes.


I will all be worth the wait for sure, I bet you couldn't stop grinning when you saw it  :grin:  (Apart from the drill holes)  :angry:

Yeah can't wait pal. I'm now carless as well having sold mine this morning
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: GolfTi on 27 July 2013, 13:38
I bet you can't wait Craig.
You will not be disappointed.

What's wrong with screwing the plates in?
As long as they use non rusting screws and match the screw cover colours.

Don't forget to ask them not to put their stickers all over the windows.
Enjoy :cool:
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: monkeyhanger on 27 July 2013, 16:39
I bet you can't wait Craig.
You will not be disappointed.

What's wrong with screwing the plates in?
As long as they use non rusting screws and match the screw cover colours.

Don't forget to ask them not to put their stickers all over the windows.
Enjoy :cool:

Nothing worse than losing a numberplate because those sticky pads are next to useless. I'll welcome my plates being drilled if the screws are capped and stainless.
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: p3asa on 27 July 2013, 17:17
Only small gripe was that I had asked for them not to drill the number plates on but unfortunately they have been to quick of the mark and drilled the holes already. The dealer told me without me asking and to be fair he did apologise profusely. No big deal, ill still get the number plates stuck on and they will just hide the holes.

My present dealer screwed my plates in despite me telling him verbally and including the instructions in 2 different emails!!
The first I knew was when he emailed me pictures of my new car which clearly showed the plates screwed in!!
I've always had private plates that are small so when transferring to these I didn't want any holes showing below.
I insisted they get it smart repaired which they did so problem solved but dealers just don't listen.

@monkeyhanger Not sure what pads you used to stick previous plates but the tape I use is far to strong. There is no way you can remove the plate by pulling it. The only way to remove it is running dental floss behind it.
Its just the number plate tape on a roll.
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: drisser on 27 July 2013, 17:55
Looks great

More sunroof pics please  :laugh:

Especially the view from inside !
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: KyleB on 27 July 2013, 19:42
Some superb examples in here! Jealous doesn't even cover it :(
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: GolfTi on 27 July 2013, 22:34
Just clicked over 1000 miles.

Simply sublime motoring, what a machine.
And yes, I know, I'm very, very lucky to have mine early.

The pain of limited allocation will make it so much more special when your GTI eventually arrives.
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Kendo44 on 27 July 2013, 22:39
Just a bit of info Guys, my dealer called me to check i was happy with my car and he told me that he ordered a GTD on Monday for a customer and has been told to expect it late February!!!!
Seems the queue is getting longer  :shocked:
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: GolfTi on 27 July 2013, 22:57
And will get even longer, just the way VW like it.

The time and expense they have spent to get this car near perfect though....
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: joet on 29 July 2013, 15:58
Well, I picked mine up on Friday. Ordered via drivethedeal end of April, so not too bad a wait. Spec is 3 door GTI, CSG, PP and standard nav.

Only one word to describe it. STUNNING. I had not seen a CSG in the metal and when I did it just blew me away. It's classy, understated and purposeful at the same time. I really think they have got every single detail of the exterior absolutely spot on. You just cannot help looking back at it every time you park and walk away. My dealer had done a briliant job on the PDI valeting and there was not a single swirl mark on it, even in bright sunshine.

The interior is superb. I had a BMW before this and I can honestly say it's on a par with that, if not better. Everything feels solid and as if it will last for many years. There are so many nice touches it's difficult to comment on them all. It just feels 'right'. The doors close with that high class 'thunk' that puts a smile on your face. It's just a brilliant place to sit in.

As for the drive, I don't know how they've done it, but the combination of handling and ride is uncanny. I just have the standard suspension, but where my old BMW used to crash over potholes and the like the GTI glides over them, totally unfussed. Handling is superb, no drama whatsover. Far more composed than any other car I've ever had.

The engine feels superb. It has real grunt from very low revs and keeps on pulling. I haven't pushed it too much, but it's going to be a rocket when it's loosened up. Only gripe is that inside the cabin it sounds a bit boomy, but then compared with the silky smooth 3.0 litre six in the BMW it's to be expected.

Overall the best car I've owned. Simply amazing.

I've got a picture - but not sure how to upload it. Anyone help?
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: CraigW on 29 July 2013, 16:02
Hi Joe

Great write up and congratulations!! Can't wait to see pics. Best bet is to upload them through a website like photobucket. I'm on my way to collect mine just now  :smiley:
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Bill_the_Bear on 29 July 2013, 16:04
Joe,

I recommend you pop over to imgur.

Upload your pic and then click the "direct link"
(http://i.imgur.com/yzaTXKg.png)

Now use the IMG button:
(http://i.imgur.com/LFLgPtp.png)

And press CTRL-V

You're all done.
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: joet on 29 July 2013, 16:12
Thanks Bill!

Here it is. Hope you like  :smiley:

it's only a quick one from my phone, will try to get some better ones.

(http://i.imgur.com/oTcBNh1.jpg)
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Bill_the_Bear on 29 July 2013, 16:14
Stick the "[IMG]" tags around it. :wink:

Very very nice btw!
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: drisser on 29 July 2013, 16:24
Well, I picked mine up on Friday. Ordered via drivethedeal end of April, so not too bad a wait. Spec is 3 door GTI, CSG, PP and standard nav.

Only one word to describe it. STUNNING. I had not seen a CSG in the metal and when I did it just blew me away. It's classy, understated and purposeful at the same time. I really think they have got every single detail of the exterior absolutely spot on. You just cannot help looking back at it every time you park and walk away. My dealer had done a briliant job on the PDI valeting and there was not a single swirl mark on it, even in bright sunshine.

The interior is superb. I had a BMW before this and I can honestly say it's on a par with that, if not better. Everything feels solid and as if it will last for many years. There are so many nice touches it's difficult to comment on them all. It just feels 'right'. The doors close with that high class 'thunk' that puts a smile on your face. It's just a brilliant place to sit in.

As for the drive, I don't know how they've done it, but the combination of handling and ride is uncanny. I just have the standard suspension, but where my old BMW used to crash over potholes and the like the GTI glides over them, totally unfussed. Handling is superb, no drama whatsover. Far more composed than any other car I've ever had.

The engine feels superb. It has real grunt from very low revs and keeps on pulling. I haven't pushed it too much, but it's going to be a rocket when it's loosened up. Only gripe is that inside the cabin it sounds a bit boomy, but then compared with the silky smooth 3.0 litre six in the BMW it's to be expected.

Overall the best car I've owned. Simply amazing.

I've got a picture - but not sure how to upload it. Anyone help?

almost same spec as mine !   :tongue:
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: mk7gti on 29 July 2013, 17:15
Looks the nuts :smiley: I still cant help but think a set of mud flaps would finish of the rear arches nicely.
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Bill_the_Bear on 29 July 2013, 17:17
Looks the nuts :smiley: I still cant help but think a set of mud flaps would finish of the rear arches nicely.

Didn't we all discuss this in a reasonable and not at all hysterical manner and come to the mutual conclusion that you were incorrect in thinking mudflaps were a good idea? :tongue:

At least I vaguely recall a thread that went along those lines... :wink:
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: mk7gti on 29 July 2013, 17:22
 :smiley:
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Thornster on 29 July 2013, 17:27
Joet - Very Nice!

Now I really want mine!
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: KyleB on 29 July 2013, 17:33
Looks great that Joet
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Jimble on 29 July 2013, 18:14
Stick the "[IMG]" tags around it. ;)

Very very nice btw!


Wouldn't it be easier just to copy and paste the BBcode and not bother with the img button?




Lovely looking car though mate! 8)  I thought there was someone sat in it in the picture! ;D
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: matchboy on 29 July 2013, 18:17
Argh joet you're not helping us with our wait! It looks quality, great colour!

Craig, pics tonight if you can  :grin:
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Bill_the_Bear on 29 July 2013, 18:26
Wouldn't it be easier just to copy and paste the BBcode and not bother with the img button?

Err, yes. :embarrassed:
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Jimble on 29 July 2013, 18:30
Wouldn't it be easier just to copy and paste the BBcode and not bother with the img button?

Err, yes. :embarrassed:


 ;D
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: CraigW on 29 July 2013, 18:47
Argh joet you're not helping us with our wait! It looks quality, great colour!

Craig, pics tonight if you can  :grin:

As you requested Mark  :smiley: some crap pics of an awesome car!! I've literally driven it 2 miles up the road but I can tell straight away that this car is going to bring me so much pleasure. Small things so far:

The electronic brake is brilliant!!
I'm loving the keyless entry and the needle sweep on the dials
The DRL's are the dogs- amazing
Love the wing mirrors folding in - very cool
The 18" alloys are very very nice  :smiley:
The sat nav pro was bloody expensive but it looks great

So many gadgets - just brilliant!

Ill take some more pics of it when it gets dark with the lights on

The only thing I didn't like was the bird poo on the roof and the dealer sticker in the back window :angry:

Ps I know the pics show my reg plate but I'm not bothered


(http://i739.photobucket.com/albums/xx40/CraigW_01/image-5.jpg) (http://s739.photobucket.com/user/CraigW_01/media/image-5.jpg.html)

(http://i739.photobucket.com/albums/xx40/CraigW_01/image-7.jpg) (http://s739.photobucket.com/user/CraigW_01/media/image-7.jpg.html)

(http://i739.photobucket.com/albums/xx40/CraigW_01/image-6.jpg) (http://s739.photobucket.com/user/CraigW_01/media/image-6.jpg.html)

(http://i739.photobucket.com/albums/xx40/CraigW_01/image-8.jpg) (http://s739.photobucket.com/user/CraigW_01/media/image-8.jpg.html)
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: AAddict on 29 July 2013, 18:52
I'm happy for you, I really am...........


(http://noisatoa.com/images_besteiras/suicide.gif)
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: RikWebb on 29 July 2013, 18:54
I'm happy for you, I really am...........


(http://noisatoa.com/images_besteiras/suicide.gif)

LOL - now that's funny!
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: CraigW on 29 July 2013, 18:56
I'm happy for you, I really am...........


(http://noisatoa.com/images_besteiras/suicide.gif)

 :grin: :grin: sorry Aaddict. I know it's a killer for you guys having to wait so long. All I can say is that it will be worth the wait.
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: AAddict on 29 July 2013, 19:02
I'm happy for you, I really am...........


(http://noisatoa.com/images_besteiras/suicide.gif)

 :grin: :grin: sorry Aaddict. I know it's a killer for you guys having to wait so long. All I can say is that it will be worth the wait.

Don't apologise mate, Just because for every happy owner there are 20 of us chumps trying to put a brave face on. This pic is for Volkswagen UK.

(http://24.media.tumblr.com/b6444a7b87515fe9a933eaf0ae13f4ed/tumblr_ml72unqMKQ1qg6k7qo1_500.gif)
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: matchboy on 29 July 2013, 19:20
Craig that looks the f7cking nuts - congrats!!  I look forward to more pics and a little write up once you've had a proper drive!!

AAddict your gifs crack me up  :grin:
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: KyleB on 29 July 2013, 19:54
Looking awesome mate. White really looks fantastic
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Croz13 on 29 July 2013, 19:55
Thanks Bill!

Here it is. Hope you like  :smiley:

it's only a quick one from my phone, will try to get some better ones.

(http://i.imgur.com/oTcBNh1.jpg)

Stunning ....I want mine   :embarrassed:
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Croz13 on 29 July 2013, 20:03
Craig - looks cracking mate
Can change your signature from "on order" now ya lucky.... :whistle:
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: JoeGTI on 29 July 2013, 20:25
@Craig - gorgeous, it looks brilliant, a lot like mine  :grin: you must be pleased!

@Joe - that carbon grey colour is gorgeous. I was so close to ordering that myself, stunning!
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: ChrisJL on 29 July 2013, 20:45
joet and Craig they both look amazing  :smiley:

Thanks for the reviews and pictures also, helps have something nice to look at while I continue to wait  :grin:

Congrats to you both!
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: CraigW on 29 July 2013, 21:03
Thanks guys for all the nice comments!  Went for a quick blast and it is brilliant. Best thing was coming out my road and another golf passes me, you should have seen the look of the young guys face in the car. His jaw was nearly hitting the floor - priceless  :grin: :grin:

I've had a good look round the car and externally it looks in very good condition however there are definitely quite a few residue marks on the paint (hope it's that cause it looks a lot like holograms from bird sh!t but I'm ruling that out as there is quite a bit). As a result I am now tempted to get a professional detailer to sort out. It is very expensive though, quoted £350 for a detail with ceramic sealant. I'm going to have to think seriously about this one because I want the car to have the best protection it can from the start.
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: JoeGTI on 29 July 2013, 21:12
I already have a small mark on my roof from bird sh1t. With the hot weather recently, it's bloody lethal on the paint!!
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: dippy_x on 29 July 2013, 21:26
Congrats Joet and CraigW 

Both motors look stunning!

Making the wait so much harder but good to know that they are starting to come through!
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: neilgcal on 29 July 2013, 22:05
Great motor Craig!! Your going to have so much fun!! I can only dream at the moment but they turn into nightmares when I get a speading ticket and then wake up!  :laugh: Was it you I just saw zip past me in the city centre at the Clyde waterfront Tradeston side about 2140? Nearly fell into the Clyde when walking home looking backwards trying to catching a swatch!!
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: CraigW on 29 July 2013, 22:06
Congrats Joet and CraigW 

Both motors look stunning!

Making the wait so much harder but good to know that they are starting to come through!

Cheers dippy :smiley:
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: CraigW on 29 July 2013, 22:09
Great motor Craig!! Your going to have so much fun!! I can only dream at the moment but they turn into nightmares when I get a speading ticket and then wake up!  :laugh: Was it you I just saw zip past me in the city centre at the Clyde waterfront Tradeston side about 2140? Nearly fell into the Clyde when walking home looking backwards trying to catching a swatch!!

Thanks Neil. There's another GTI in Glasgow? No it wasn't me mate, I was zipping about Loch Lomond way  :smiley:. Tell you it is some motor. You won't be disappointed when you get yours  :smiley: :smiley:
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Gordor on 29 July 2013, 22:30
Guy's, your cars look aaaaaaaaaaaamazing!!!

Really pleased for you both and well jel at the same time  :grin:
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: joet on 29 July 2013, 22:31
Thanks everyone for the comments.

Just got back from a drive and it just gets better. At night the inside is just magic. Just don't want to get out  :grin:

You will not be disappointed when you get yours.
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Hawaii-Five-O on 29 July 2013, 22:43
Chr!st I can't decide if I love Craig's PW GTI or Joet's CG edition best. They both look awesome.

Well done chaps..... enjoy them you lucky beggars!
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Kendo44 on 30 July 2013, 01:33
@craigw brilliant mate looks superb :-)

@joet loving that CSG matey :-)

Welcome to the owners club ;-)
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Nairn1980 on 30 July 2013, 07:09
Craig love that white GTI that's amazing!!!
Do you live in bearsden area by any chance?
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: CraigW on 30 July 2013, 07:52
Craig love that white GTI that's amazing!!!
Do you live in bearsden area by any chance?

Yes I do indeed  :smiley:
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: allycat45 on 30 July 2013, 09:55

Don't apologise mate, Just because for every happy owner there are 20 of us chumps trying to put a brave face on. This pic is for Volkswagen UK.

(http://24.media.tumblr.com/b6444a7b87515fe9a933eaf0ae13f4ed/tumblr_ml72unqMKQ1qg6k7qo1_500.gif)

Can't you just hear the clicks as the minions at VW HQ press the "add one week to order" button several times for AAddict's order ?

 :grin: :grin: :grin:
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: AAddict on 30 July 2013, 16:17

Don't apologise mate, Just because for every happy owner there are 20 of us chumps trying to put a brave face on. This pic is for Volkswagen UK.

(http://24.media.tumblr.com/b6444a7b87515fe9a933eaf0ae13f4ed/tumblr_ml72unqMKQ1qg6k7qo1_500.gif)

Can't you just hear the clicks as the minions at VW HQ press the "add one week to order" button several times for AAddict's order ?

 :grin: :grin: :grin:

Can you add a week to something that has no build week?

Just in case you can, knock yerself out minions!

(http://25.media.tumblr.com/9431e89840466a74e544d459d1a87e64/tumblr_mpzia7HviD1qk7cd6o1_500.gif)

(http://www.juanelway.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/Rob-Ryan-f**k-You-GIF.gif)

(http://replygif.net/i/354.gif)

(http://medias.gifboom.com/medias/bc2a13e8d96b46b583a95e3772e9afd1@2x.gif)

Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: LJS7 on 30 July 2013, 16:37
Very very nice gentlemen.
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Gung-Ho on 30 July 2013, 16:52
Fine looking pair of motors fella's (Craig & Joet) :cool:

Happy Motoring!!!! Hope they're as good to drive as they look.
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: KyleB on 30 July 2013, 17:11
Looking at the cars again its fair to say I think that the 3 door knocks the spots off the 5 door in terms of looks.
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: CraigW on 30 July 2013, 17:18
Cheers fellas. I've decided to splash the cash and get it detailed so its going in for a two day job tomorrow. Once I get it back ill get some more pics posted :)
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Bill_the_Bear on 30 July 2013, 17:19
Looking at the cars again its fair to say I think that the 3 door knocks the spots off the 5 door in terms of looks.

Hey! :huh:

Well... hmm lets see,... at least pure white "knocks the spots off" Tornado red! ha! :evil:

Actually TR looks truly awesome on a GTD.  Also I'm sure I'll get some comeback from match for this. :whistle:
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Running Man on 30 July 2013, 18:17
Stunning GTI's guys, only problem is your missing 2 doors  :tongue:
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: KyleB on 30 July 2013, 18:37
Looking at the cars again its fair to say I think that the 3 door knocks the spots off the 5 door in terms of looks.

Hey! :huh:

Well... hmm lets see,... at least pure white "knocks the spots off" Tornado red! ha! :evil:

Actually TR looks truly awesome on a GTD.  Also I'm sure I'll get some comeback from match for this. :whistle:

Ah sorry mate! Obviously the 5 door knocks spots off every other car. Jus maybe in my biased opinion the 3 doors a tiny bit nice looking. White does look stunning though, although I'm happy with my freebie TR!
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Bill_the_Bear on 30 July 2013, 19:33
Hehe, I was just messing with ya! :tongue:
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: CraigW on 30 July 2013, 19:39
I've tried to capture a few pics at night but they're not great and they don't do the car justice

(http://i739.photobucket.com/albums/xx40/CraigW_01/image-9.jpg) (http://s739.photobucket.com/user/CraigW_01/media/image-9.jpg.html)

(http://i739.photobucket.com/albums/xx40/CraigW_01/image-11.jpg) (http://s739.photobucket.com/user/CraigW_01/media/image-11.jpg.html)

(http://i739.photobucket.com/albums/xx40/CraigW_01/image-16.jpg) (http://s739.photobucket.com/user/CraigW_01/media/image-16.jpg.html)

(http://i739.photobucket.com/albums/xx40/CraigW_01/image-12.jpg) (http://s739.photobucket.com/user/CraigW_01/media/image-12.jpg.html)

(http://i739.photobucket.com/albums/xx40/CraigW_01/image-15.jpg) (http://s739.photobucket.com/user/CraigW_01/media/image-15.jpg.html)

(http://i739.photobucket.com/albums/xx40/CraigW_01/image-14.jpg) (http://s739.photobucket.com/user/CraigW_01/media/image-14.jpg.html)

(http://i739.photobucket.com/albums/xx40/CraigW_01/image-13.jpg) (http://s739.photobucket.com/user/CraigW_01/media/image-13.jpg.html)
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Gryzor on 30 July 2013, 19:49
Looks really nice mate, and strange how many buttons are lit up, yet in the daytime the dash looks clean as hell.  Great job by VW there.
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: matchboy on 30 July 2013, 20:37
Looking at the cars again its fair to say I think that the 3 door knocks the spots off the 5 door in terms of looks.

Hey! :huh:

Well... hmm lets see,... at least pure white "knocks the spots off" Tornado red! ha! :evil:

Actually TR looks truly awesome on a GTD.  Also I'm sure I'll get some comeback from match for this. :whistle:

.....I'm tempted Bear!! :grin:

Nice pics Craig, cabin looks awesome in the dark!!

F7ck me I want my car so badly!!  :laugh:
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: CraigW on 30 July 2013, 20:46
The cabin is brilliant at night. The red ambient lighting strips on the door cards and the door sills are very  :cool: :cool: :cool:
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: matchboy on 30 July 2013, 20:47
The cabin is brilliant at night. The red ambient lighting strips on the door cards and the door sills are very  :cool: :cool: :cool:

Big time, really nice touch!
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Gung-Ho on 30 July 2013, 21:10
I'm really loving the day glo red lighting strips on the door panels!!! The overall night time effect has a real "Star Wars" vibe about it...
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: matchboy on 30 July 2013, 21:20
I'm really loving the day glo red lighting strips on the door panels!!! The overall night time effect has a real "Star Wars" vibe about it...

From this moment forward my car (when it comes) shall be known as Darth Maul!!  :laugh:
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: CraigW on 30 July 2013, 21:22
I'm really loving the day glo red lighting strips on the door panels!!! The overall night time effect has a real "Star Wars" vibe about it...

The ones on the door sills (in the pic above) are even nicer!!
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Bill_the_Bear on 31 July 2013, 03:56
I'm really loving the day glo red lighting strips on the door panels!!! The overall night time effect has a real "Star Wars" vibe about it...

From this moment forward my car (when it comes) shall be known as Darth Maul!!  :laugh:

 :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: drisser on 31 July 2013, 16:45
Assume the puddle lamps under the mirrors are std kit ?

Am liking all these small touches..
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: joet on 31 July 2013, 17:09
Assume the puddle lamps under the mirrors are std kit ?

Am liking all these small touches..

They certainly are. It is a nice touch
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: JoeGTI on 31 July 2013, 17:15
Assume the puddle lamps under the mirrors are std kit ?

Am liking all these small touches..

Yes.
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: KyleB on 31 July 2013, 17:22
What are the puddle lamps actually meant for?
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: CraigW on 31 July 2013, 17:25
What are the puddle lamps actually meant for?

So you don't stand in puddles  :grin: :grin: :grin:
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Jimble on 31 July 2013, 17:38
What are the puddle lamps actually meant for?

So you don't stand in puddles  ;D ;D ;D


Clues in the name... :D
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Running Man on 31 July 2013, 20:25
Fantastic interior, thanks for the pics  :smiley:
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: CraigW on 31 July 2013, 21:28
Fantastic interior, thanks for the pics  :smiley:

No problem pal  :smiley:I'm missing it already and it's only been away one night  :cry:
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Running Man on 31 July 2013, 21:48
Fantastic interior, thanks for the pics  :smiley:

No problem pal  :smiley:I'm missing it already and it's only been away one night  :cry:

I'm lost sorry buddy where is your GTI gone  :sad:
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: CraigW on 31 July 2013, 22:02
Fantastic interior, thanks for the pics  :smiley:

No problem pal  :smiley:I'm missing it already and it's only been away one night  :cry:

I'm lost sorry buddy where is your GTI gone  :sad:

It's just away for tonight. It's in for a two day detail  :smiley: :smiley:
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Yanny on 31 July 2013, 22:06
Going pick mine up Friday.
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: CraigW on 31 July 2013, 22:10
Going pick mine up Friday.

Congrats pal. You will love it. What you getting? GTI/GTD? Post up some pics when you collect her  :smiley:
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Running Man on 31 July 2013, 22:58
Fantastic interior, thanks for the pics  :smiley:

No problem pal  :smiley:I'm missing it already and it's only been away one night  :cry:

I'm lost sorry buddy where is your GTI gone  :sad:

It's just away for tonight. It's in for a two day detail  :smiley: :smiley:

 :cool: enjoy, gorgeous motor buddy  :wink:
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Jimble on 01 August 2013, 15:39
Saw a GTD with 19's on at Ventura Park in Tamworth this morning, anyone on here?

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx265/blaarp1/image_zps9bd8a78d.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx265/blaarp1/image_zpsc47d3672.jpg)

And it had Pirelli P-Zero's on, first i've seen.

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx265/blaarp1/image_zpsd09392d4.jpg)
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Gung-Ho on 01 August 2013, 16:15
Whoever it belongs to, is one Lucky 'Sod'!!!....
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: rick2b on 01 August 2013, 17:48
Collected my gtd same as in jimble's post

WOW
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: DougL on 01 August 2013, 17:54
Is it just me or does the gloss black fin for the nav look a bit unfinished? Apart from that it looks great and I love the wheels.
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Gryzor on 02 August 2013, 08:26
Is it just me or does the gloss black fin for the nav look a bit unfinished? Apart from that it looks great and I love the wheels.

I actually really like the gloss black fin, especially on the white car.  It offers a nice contrast and goes with the rest of the black accents around the car.  Not liking the 19s though, ruined by the thin black spokes, and otherwise a bit too busy.
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: CraigW on 02 August 2013, 10:21
Is it just me or does the gloss black fin for the nav look a bit unfinished? Apart from that it looks great and I love the wheels.

I actually really like the gloss black fin, especially on the white car.  It offers a nice contrast and goes with the rest of the black accents around the car.  Not liking the 19s though, ruined by the thin black spokes, and otherwise a bit too busy.

Yeah, the black gloss fin actually works surprisingly well. I thought it would look out of place but is actually a nice little feature  :smiley:
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Valenni on 02 August 2013, 15:50
Damn I want mine now!  :sad:
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: rick2b on 04 August 2013, 19:47
600+ miles in 4 and a bit days  :grin:

(http://imageshack.us/scaled/medium/542/gnz4.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/542/gnz4.jpg/)

Wow

And, having come from a white mk6, oryx white is simply stunning. :drool:
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: CraigW on 04 August 2013, 20:02
600+ miles in 4 and a bit days  :grin:

(http://imageshack.us/scaled/medium/542/gnz4.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/542/gnz4.jpg/)

Wow

And, having come from a white mk6, oryx white is simply stunning. :drool:

Beautiful car Rick  :smiley: :smiley:
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Hawaii-Five-O on 04 August 2013, 22:46
600+ miles in 4 and a bit days  :grin:

(http://imageshack.us/scaled/medium/542/gnz4.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/542/gnz4.jpg/)

Wow

And, having come from a white mk6, oryx white is simply stunning. :drool:

Mate your car looks amazing. 3 door in Orxy is my fav setup. Enjoy every second.

Them wheels... are the shizzle!

Any other tidbits about the GTD?
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Kendo44 on 05 August 2013, 00:56
600+ miles in 4 and a bit days  :grin:

(http://imageshack.us/scaled/medium/542/gnz4.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/542/gnz4.jpg/)

Wow

And, having come from a white mk6, oryx white is simply stunning. :drool:


Superb car Rick, Enjoy it mate. Good job on the pics you managed to capture the paint perfectly :-)
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Gung-Ho on 05 August 2013, 07:32
Woah! That car looks the "Nuts!"....  :cool: You are one lucky fella  :grin:
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Post by: RikWebb on 05 August 2013, 13:01

Stunning !  :smiley:
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Post by: master_hayabusa on 05 August 2013, 16:46
That Oryx white looks the nuts. I can see why they charge a premium now... well almost.

Hmmm...wonder if it's too late to change my colour from pure white to oryx white? It still hasn't got a build date yet.
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: pauliem on 05 August 2013, 16:51
Makes me feel good about my Oryx white GTI PP order.  Even more excited to get it now, great looking car, well done.

I don't think the Oryx is that expensive, compared to any of the metallic colours it's only a few hundred quid more.
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: CraigW on 05 August 2013, 17:52
Makes me feel good about my Oryx white GTI PP order.  Even more excited to get it now, great looking car, well done.

I don't think the Oryx is that expensive, compared to any of the metallic colours it's only a few hundred quid more.

Not sure about that to be honest. Nearly a grand for paint seems quite expensive imo
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: JoeGTI on 05 August 2013, 18:06
Makes me feel good about my Oryx white GTI PP order.  Even more excited to get it now, great looking car, well done.

I don't think the Oryx is that expensive, compared to any of the metallic colours it's only a few hundred quid more.

Not sure about that to be honest. Nearly a grand for paint seems quite expensive imo

And I can't see any difference in it from free pure white. Or maybe I need new glasses!
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Bill_the_Bear on 05 August 2013, 18:09
Makes me feel good about my Oryx white GTI PP order.  Even more excited to get it now, great looking car, well done.

I don't think the Oryx is that expensive, compared to any of the metallic colours it's only a few hundred quid more.

Not sure about that to be honest. Nearly a grand for paint seems quite expensive imo

And I can't see any difference in it from free pure white. Or maybe I need new glasses!

I think you'd see it if you parked up next to pauliem or rick2b... which is why I'm staying away from those flash bastards and their Oryx paint! :wink:
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: JJH on 05 August 2013, 18:11
Makes me feel good about my Oryx white GTI PP order.  Even more excited to get it now, great looking car, well done.

I don't think the Oryx is that expensive, compared to any of the metallic colours it's only a few hundred quid more.

Not sure about that to be honest. Nearly a grand for paint seems quite expensive imo

And I can't see any difference in it from free pure white. Or maybe I need new glasses!

Defo new glasses, pure white is £250 (was £200) and you speeded it! I'd have gone for it but chose a roof instead
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: JoeGTI on 05 August 2013, 19:18
Makes me feel good about my Oryx white GTI PP order.  Even more excited to get it now, great looking car, well done.

I don't think the Oryx is that expensive, compared to any of the metallic colours it's only a few hundred quid more.

Not sure about that to be honest. Nearly a grand for paint seems quite expensive imo

And I can't see any difference in it from free pure white. Or maybe I need new glasses!

Defo new glasses, pure white is £250 (was £200) and you speeded it! I'd have gone for it but chose a roof instead

It's free here (Ireland).
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: JJH on 05 August 2013, 19:45
No new glasses necessary  :shocked: perhaps i need some  :nerd: Seems UK only place they charge for white.
Maybe they looked at UK MK6 white paint warranty costs and charged to cover the probable liability.

I suppose, like all premium makers, the profits in the personalisation.
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Post by: matchboy on 05 August 2013, 19:48
No new glasses necessary  :shocked: perhaps i need some  :nerd: Seems UK only place they charge for white.
Maybe they looked at UK MK6 white paint warranty costs and charged to cover the probable liability.

I suppose, like all premium makers, the profits in the personalisation.

I would imagine they looked at which colour sold best with the mk6, and given it was white because it looks good and it was free it would have been a simple decision to start charging for it this time around!
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: JJH on 05 August 2013, 20:07
Perhaps a combination of the two
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: rick2b on 05 August 2013, 20:17
Colour is just another option down to personal preference.
Some people may think 900 quid for oryx is a waste of money !! Just like I think spending 800 quid on acc as a waste and how much was it for a piece of glass in the roof.

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Post by: pauliem on 05 August 2013, 20:24
Colour is just another option down to personal preference.
Some people may think 900 quid for oryx is a waste of money !! Just like I think spending 800 quid on acc as a waste and how much was it for a piece of glass in the roof.

Agree, have ACC on my Scirocco and think it is a placebo button, does not seem to do anything as far as I can tell.
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: JJH on 05 August 2013, 20:38
Yep, it's all a case of 'each to their own'. Would be a sad state of affairs if every GTD/I were the same.

Btw, paint comes as standard, a roof doesn't.
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: simoor on 15 August 2013, 13:38
It's arrived!! Picked the car up this morning, and now i'm just staring at it from my work window! I'll post up some pics tonight (before it goes dark).
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Gung-Ho on 15 August 2013, 14:52
It's arrived!! Picked the car up this morning, and now i'm just staring at it from my work window! I'll post up some pics tonight (before it goes dark).

Great news simoor! Have fun... Look forward to the pictures... I'm surprised you even went back to work! Haha
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: master_hayabusa on 15 August 2013, 15:08
It's arrived!! Picked the car up this morning, and now i'm just staring at it from my work window! I'll post up some pics tonight (before it goes dark).

Sweet. Congrats mate. Why do I think your mind is not really on your work? I hope you're not a barber   :wink:
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Sootchucker on 15 August 2013, 15:40
or a vasectomy surgeon  :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: theflash on 15 August 2013, 15:46
or a vasectomy surgeon  :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

Would they have windows into the surgery so passers by can watch?  :laugh:
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: simoor on 15 August 2013, 18:14
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Leather Pics:

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My 1st VW and it's simply amazing! - Oryx White/DSG/Leather/Santiago's/Keyless
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Allya on 15 August 2013, 18:17
Stunning Simoor - enjoy!
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Gung-Ho on 15 August 2013, 18:25
Phoarr!!! That looks the dogs danglies!!!! Car Porn at its Best  :cool:
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Post by: CraigW on 15 August 2013, 18:33
Stunning mate. The 19" wheels look sweet!! Congrats
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Post by: theflash on 15 August 2013, 19:21
Superb!
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Post by: Jimble on 15 August 2013, 20:45
Love it mate, stunning!!  8)  Has your leather got red stitching?
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Post by: rick2b on 15 August 2013, 21:07
Sweet, good choice  :cool:
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Post by: Hawaii-Five-O on 15 August 2013, 23:04
MEGA LOOKER!

Lovely combo; 3 door/Oryx/19"
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Post by: JJH on 15 August 2013, 23:54
Cheers for the pics, those wheels are beautiful. 

I blame laziness for the decision taken to forbid a sunroof and the best wheels.
I would have happily the BIK penalty for emissions, as arranged for a customers choosing DSG,

Can't wait for mine, looking forward posting pic I my little beauty.   :wink:
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: master_hayabusa on 15 August 2013, 23:58
THE best combo I have seen to date. Simply stunning!

Congrats. Enjoy it.
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: sam67GTD on 16 August 2013, 08:58
Awesome looking car! Happy motoring :)
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Post by: simoor on 16 August 2013, 09:22
Thanks for the comments! I have added some pics of the leather seats to my original post
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Jimble on 16 August 2013, 09:30
Thanks mate! Looks lovely and a first for VW using red stitching on the normal leather in the Uk. :cool:
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Post by: Gryzor on 16 August 2013, 09:33
Thanks for the comments! I have added some pics of the leather seats to my original post

Have to say, although I'm not a huge fan of 3 doors, oryx, santiagos, or leather, it does still look really good!  I'm jealous...until I get my hands on mine come early September :)
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Davejavue on 16 August 2013, 22:57
Looking lonely at the dealership ... Won't be long though  :grin:
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Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Gung-Ho on 17 August 2013, 00:14
Looking good Dave  :cool: Similar spec to mine....
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Post by: Davejavue on 17 August 2013, 08:24
Cool when do you get yours ?
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Post by: Gung-Ho on 17 August 2013, 14:30
Cool when do you get yours ?

Mine went into transit just this week so I'm hoping early September. Did you opt for Performance Pack? Loving those "Santiago's".... Best Colour if you ask me :grin:
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Davejavue on 17 August 2013, 16:32
Thanks for comments on wheels I have been wondering if right decision - yes hot performance pack and with wheels that's it no other options taking delivery Thursday 22nd
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Post by: Davejavue on 17 August 2013, 16:33
Thanks for comments on wheels I have been wondering if right decision - yes hot performance pack and with wheels that's it no other options taking delivery Thursday 22nd
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Davejavue on 17 August 2013, 16:34
Sorry messing up my replies in in gym should have waited till I got home !
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Davejavue on 17 August 2013, 16:49
What combination you getting gung-ho ?
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Post by: Gung-Ho on 17 August 2013, 17:16
What combination you getting gung-ho ?

Looks like the exact combo as yours... 5 dr, Pure White, 19" Santiago's, Performance Pack... oh and not forgetting DSG!
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Post by: Davejavue on 17 August 2013, 17:23
What combination you getting gung-ho ?

Looks like the exact combo as yours... 5 dr, Pure White, 19" Santiago's, Performance Pack... oh and not forgetting DSG!

I m getting the manual though DSG looks good
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Davejavue on 21 August 2013, 18:24
Car arrives tomorrow ( excited ) was wondering can you give it full beans from day one ?
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Post by: monsta on 21 August 2013, 18:29
Car arrives tomorrow ( excited ) was wondering can you give it full beans from day one ?

I wouldn't, you need to run it in.  I'd say do about 1000 miles before you really give it some welly.
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Davejavue on 21 August 2013, 18:33
Car arrives tomorrow ( excited ) was wondering can you give it full beans from day one ?

I wouldn't, you need to run it in.  I'd say do about 1000 miles before you really give it some welly.
Thanks I was thinking the same - shame haha
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: AAddict on 21 August 2013, 18:51
Car arrives tomorrow ( excited ) was wondering can you give it full beans from day one ?

Give it the beans from day one, as soon as the engine is warm. Just vary the revs rather than labouring along for ages at the same rev count. Everyones opinion is different on running in, me I use it to the full from the first day.
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Davejavue on 21 August 2013, 19:27
Car arrives tomorrow ( excited ) was wondering can you give it full beans from day one ?

Give it the beans from day one, as soon as the engine is warm. Just vary the revs rather than labouring along for ages at the same rev count. Everyones opinion is different on running in, me I use it to the full from the first day.
Ok I m with you Aaddict - any problems I ll blame you  :wink:
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: AAddict on 21 August 2013, 19:38
Car arrives tomorrow ( excited ) was wondering can you give it full beans from day one ?

Give it the beans from day one, as soon as the engine is warm. Just vary the revs rather than labouring along for ages at the same rev count. Everyones opinion is different on running in, me I use it to the full from the first day.
Ok I m with you Aaddict - any problems I ll blame you  :wink:

No problemo, I've got broad shoulders  :grin:
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Gryzor on 21 August 2013, 20:21
Car arrives tomorrow ( excited ) was wondering can you give it full beans from day one ?

Just use common sense.  Don't go red lining it out of the dealership, but at the same time don't just dawdle along hanging onto low revs all the time.  Outright speed doesn't matter too much, it's how you get there.  Just keep speed and revs varied and you'll be fine,
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Davejavue on 21 August 2013, 20:34
Car arrives tomorrow ( excited ) was wondering can you give it full beans from day one ?

Just use common sense.  Don't go red lining it out of the dealership, but at the same time don't just dawdle along hanging onto low revs all the time.  Outright speed doesn't matter too much, it's how you get there.  Just keep speed and revs varied and you'll be fine,
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Thanks for the input everyone will vary the revs and take it up to maybe 4500 at most for first 1000 miles and not labour the engine at high revs for a long time
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Davejavue on 22 August 2013, 13:42
It's arrived ! And as good as I had hoped  :grin: :cool:
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Post by: CraigW on 22 August 2013, 13:48
It's arrived ! And as good as I had hoped  :grin: :cool:

This post is useless without pics  :grin: congratulations!!
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: AAddict on 22 August 2013, 13:50
It's arrived ! And as good as I had hoped  :grin: :cool:

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Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Gryzor on 22 August 2013, 13:55
Without wanting to beat a dead horse, pics or it didn't happen! :grin:

Congrats by the way! :)
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Davejavue on 22 August 2013, 14:00
It's arrived ! And as good as I had hoped  :grin: :cool:

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I'm in work but as soon as I got 5 mins will share some photos
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: theflash on 22 August 2013, 14:16
It's arrived ! And as good as I had hoped  :grin: :cool:

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I'm in work but as soon as I got 5 mins will share some photos

Stuff work  :evil:
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Davejavue on 22 August 2013, 14:23
It's arrived ! And as good as I had hoped  :grin: :cool:

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Exactly how I feel

I'm in work but as soon as I got 5 mins will share some photos

Stuff work  :evil:
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Davejavue on 22 August 2013, 14:32
It's arrived ! And as good as I had hoped  :grin: :cool:

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Exactly how I feel

I'm in work but as soon as I got 5 mins will share some photos

Stuff work  :evil:
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Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Davejavue on 22 August 2013, 14:34
Try again
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Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: AAddict on 22 August 2013, 14:35
Try again
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Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Gryzor on 22 August 2013, 14:35
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Post by: Davejavue on 22 August 2013, 14:38
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Am trying  :cry:
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Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Gung-Ho on 22 August 2013, 15:03
 :grin: "Looks Awesome mate!" ..... Forget work! You should be out playing in the Sunshine! Enjoy!!!!
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Davejavue on 22 August 2013, 15:14
:grin: "Looks Awesome mate!" ..... Forget work! You should be out playing in the Sunshine! Enjoy!!!!
Thanks a million I can't wait till 5 pm to knock off !
It's a great car you ll be chuffed with yours I assure you
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: matchboy on 22 August 2013, 15:14
Nice car Dave, looks awesome!  Can I ask what date did you order it?
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Davejavue on 22 August 2013, 15:30
Nice car Dave, looks awesome!  Can I ask what date did you order it?
No worries ordered end of March for September delivery but as I got private plate had it early - it arrived at dealers early - 1st week August so not too long really
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Davejavue on 22 August 2013, 15:33
Nice car Dave, looks awesome!  Can I ask what date did you order it?
No worries ordered end of March for September delivery but as I got private plate had it early - it arrived at dealers early - 1st week August so not too long really
Sorry my mistake as just checked - I ordered it on 24th April - not March
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Gryzor on 22 August 2013, 15:35
Looks fantastic mate.  Right colour, right number of doors, wheels just 1" too large ;)  I will hopefully be collecting mine the first week in September, can't wait!

Did you always intend on getting a private plate, or did you decide on getting one mid-August?  Seems a bit long for a dealer just to prep the car!
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Davejavue on 22 August 2013, 15:42
Looks fantastic mate.  Right colour, right number of doors, wheels just 1" too large ;)  I will hopefully be collecting mine the first week in September, can't wait!

Did you always intend on getting a private plate, or did you decide on getting one mid-August?  Seems a bit long for a dealer just to prep the car!
I ve had plate years just the golf arrived bit early and I had to dispose of old car - that was collected today so tried to ensure both happened at the same time and as quickly as possible
Thanks for comments - only one problem was damaged alloy which they are changing
You will be so happy with your car it's the nuts !
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Davejavue on 22 August 2013, 15:45
Looks fantastic mate.  Right colour, right number of doors, wheels just 1" too large ;)  I will hopefully be collecting mine the first week in September, can't wait!

Did you always intend on getting a private plate, or did you decide on getting one mid-August?  Seems a bit long for a dealer just to prep the car!
I ve had plate years just the golf arrived bit early and I had to dispose of old car - that was collected today so tried to ensure both happened at the same time and as quickly as possible
Thanks for comments - only one problem was damaged alloy which they are changing
You will be so happy with your car it's the nuts !

Update - just received email and new wheel will be delivered next week so all good - dealer has been excellent throughout really
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Gryzor on 22 August 2013, 15:50
Looks fantastic mate.  Right colour, right number of doors, wheels just 1" too large ;)  I will hopefully be collecting mine the first week in September, can't wait!

Did you always intend on getting a private plate, or did you decide on getting one mid-August?  Seems a bit long for a dealer just to prep the car!
I ve had plate years just the golf arrived bit early and I had to dispose of old car - that was collected today so tried to ensure both happened at the same time and as quickly as possible
Thanks for comments - only one problem was damaged alloy which they are changing
You will be so happy with your car it's the nuts !

Update - just received email and new wheel will be delivered next week so all good - dealer has been excellent throughout really

Ah, makes total sense then. Shame about your alloy though, but great that it's getting sorted out so quickly.

Yeah I'm really looking forward to it - definitely making sure I'm "working from home" that day ;)
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Davejavue on 22 August 2013, 15:55
Looks fantastic mate.  Right colour, right number of doors, wheels just 1" too large ;)  I will hopefully be collecting mine the first week in September, can't wait!

Did you always intend on getting a private plate, or did you decide on getting one mid-August?  Seems a bit long for a dealer just to prep the car!
I ve had plate years just the golf arrived bit early and I had to dispose of old car - that was collected today so tried to ensure both happened at the same time and as quickly as possible
Thanks for comments - only one problem was damaged alloy which they are changing
You will be so happy with your car it's the nuts !

Update - just received email and new wheel will be delivered next week so all good - dealer has been excellent throughout really

Ah, makes total sense then. Shame about your alloy though, but great that it's getting sorted out so quickly.

Yeah I'm really looking forward to it - definitely making sure I'm "working from home" that day ;)

Did you test drive before ordering ? Only asking as today is first time I've actually sat in one
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Gryzor on 22 August 2013, 16:21
Did you test drive before ordering ? Only asking as today is first time I've actually sat in one

Nope, only ever sat inside a regular Mk7 to test that my album art displayed correctly!  I have a Mk5 GTI at the moment anyway, had it for over 8 years, and even that still brings a smile to my face.  With all of the reviews and comments on here, I felt no need at all to test drive it, and am happy for my first experience of it to be in my own :)
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Davejavue on 22 August 2013, 16:27
Did you test drive before ordering ? Only asking as today is first time I've actually sat in one

Nope, only ever sat inside a regular Mk7 to test that my album art displayed correctly!  I have a Mk5 GTI at the moment anyway, had it for over 8 years, and even that still brings a smile to my face.  With all of the reviews and comments on here, I felt no need at all to test drive it, and am happy for my first experience of it to be in my own :)
Yeah same as me though never owned a VW before . Reading reviews I couldn't go wrong really and like you after ordering avoided them as wanted my first experience to be with my car so as not to spoil the surprise if that makes sense
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Gryzor on 22 August 2013, 16:31
Yeah same as me though never owned a VW before . Reading reviews I couldn't go wrong really and like you after ordering avoided them as wanted my first experience to be with my car so as not to spoil the surprise if that makes sense

Makes total sense mate :)  I've been thoroughly impressed with my current GTI so had no reservations at all.  It's got all the toys and gadgets I want, faster, quieter, smoother, more efficient, better looking...no brainer really!
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Davejavue on 22 August 2013, 16:38
Yeah same as me though never owned a VW before . Reading reviews I couldn't go wrong really and like you after ordering avoided them as wanted my first experience to be with my car so as not to spoil the surprise if that makes sense

Makes total sense mate :)  I've been thoroughly impressed with my current GTI so had no reservations at all.  It's got all the toys and gadgets I want, faster, quieter, smoother, more efficient, better looking...no brainer really!
You right and I know you say quieter but it sounds great under acceleration really gruff
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Davejavue on 22 August 2013, 16:42
Yeah same as me though never owned a VW before . Reading reviews I couldn't go wrong really and like you after ordering avoided them as wanted my first experience to be with my car so as not to spoil the surprise if that makes sense

Makes total sense mate :)  I've been thoroughly impressed with my current GTI so had no reservations at all.  It's got all the toys and gadgets I want, faster, quieter, smoother, more efficient, better looking...no brainer really!
You right and I know you say quieter but it sounds great under acceleration really gruff
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Gryzor on 22 August 2013, 16:47
You right and I know you say quieter but it sounds great under acceleration really gruff

Exactly :)  Refined when you want it to be, but open it up and it turns into a beast!
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Davejavue on 22 August 2013, 16:50
You right and I know you say quieter but it sounds great under acceleration really gruff

Exactly :)  Refined when you want it to be, but open it up and it turns into a beast!
I agree best everyday car you can buy
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Gryzor on 22 August 2013, 18:57
I agree best everyday car you can buy

Precisely why I'm sticking with the it, can't think of a better car for my needs.
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Aidey on 22 August 2013, 20:20
nice car dave, what dealer did you buy that at?
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Davejavue on 22 August 2013, 20:33
nice car dave, what dealer did you buy that at?
Capitol Volkswagen in Merthyr Tydfil they've been good as not had any hold ups at all and feel a bit guilty as some people on here sound like they been messed around a bit
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Aidey on 22 August 2013, 20:42

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Capitol Volkswagen in Merthyr Tydfil they've been good as not had any hold ups at all and feel a bit guilty as some people on here sound like they been messed around a bit
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Nice one, mines on order at aberystwyth shouldnt be too long now, hopefully, enjoy
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Davejavue on 22 August 2013, 20:43

Capitol Volkswagen in Merthyr Tydfil they've been good as not had any hold ups at all and feel a bit guilty as some people on here sound like they been messed around a bit
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Nice one, mines on order at aberystwyth shouldnt be too long now, hopefully, enjoy
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Thanks and you too it's worth the wait !
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Davejavue on 22 August 2013, 23:29
Had a bit of a drive round this evening and for a car that's understated it still gets some looks from passers by - it seems VW know how to make something look special without shouting " look at me "
I m impressed and looking forward to the weekend
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Gryzor on 23 August 2013, 08:31
Had a bit of a drive round this evening and for a car that's understated it still gets some looks from passers by - it seems VW know how to make something look special without shouting " look at me "
I m impressed and looking forward to the weekend

It is definitely understated, but at the same time the front grille, alloys and rear exhausts are more noticeable than you might think.  That, along with the engine and exhaust notes will draw a bit of attention.

Enjoy your weekend drive mate, not jealous...much!
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Davejavue on 23 August 2013, 08:41
Had a bit of a drive round this evening and for a car that's understated it still gets some looks from passers by - it seems VW know how to make something look special without shouting " look at me "
I m impressed and looking forward to the weekend

It is definitely understated, but at the same time the front grille, alloys and rear exhausts are more noticeable than you might think.  That, along with the engine and exhaust notes will draw a bit of attention.

Enjoy your weekend drive mate, not jealous...much!

You making me feel guilty now haha
I will thanks bud
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Gryzor on 23 August 2013, 08:54
You making me feel guilty now haha
I will thanks bud

Haha, so you should! ;)

Just kidding, wont be long for me now hopefully, and in the meantime I still have my Mk5 to enjoy. In fact, I really should get out in it to give her a good send off.  Will be sad to see her go, but times change, things improve, needs must and all that  :grin:
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Carbon VW on 23 August 2013, 10:32
Collecting my GTI today at half 2. Cannot wait. Pics to follow. Only downside is that it's posing rain in Ireland today!! :laugh:
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: JoeGTI on 23 August 2013, 10:44
Collecting my GTI today at half 2. Cannot wait. Pics to follow. Only downside is that it's posing rain in Ireland today!! :laugh:

Congrats fellow irish GTI owner  :laugh: Make sure to post up pics!
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Davejavue on 23 August 2013, 11:04
Collecting my GTI today at half 2. Cannot wait. Pics to follow. Only downside is that it's posing rain in Ireland today!! :laugh:

Congrats fellow irish GTI owner  :laugh: Make sure to post up pics!
Congrats fella enjoy !
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Carbon VW on 23 August 2013, 11:07
Thanks guys. Promise I will post pics when I figure out how to. I'm new to this.
Don't think I've ever been as excited !! Wife has to pull a sickie in work to drop me up to the dealer!!
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Berelli on 23 August 2013, 13:41
Carbon VW excited for you, it's 1:40 now!!!!!
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: simoor on 23 August 2013, 14:35
It's 2:33 and still no pics.. :laugh:
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Bill_the_Bear on 23 August 2013, 14:36
It's 2:33 and still no pics.. :laugh:

Yeah!  Don't be pulling a VW on us now :wink:
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Carbon VW on 24 August 2013, 01:01
Well!! Just in the door now. To put it simply, it's an awesome piece of kit. I'm after driving 400km today and enjoyed every 2nd of it. Hoping to bed the engine in ASAP so I can see what she really can do. Pics really don't do the car justice. Looks so much better in real life. CSG is a great colour and am slightly relieved as I ordered without ever seeing it. I have pics but gave up tryin from my phone. Ill out them up tomorrow from the computer. Got potenzas aswell, so happy they weren't dunlops!! One small thing though , I did notice some slight condensation at the bottom of the headlights just now. Is this something I should be worried about or is it just drying out some moisture in the unit?
Overall, it's everything I expected and more. Well worth the wait. Sorry took so long to post.  :whistle:
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Bill_the_Bear on 24 August 2013, 01:24
Good to hear Carbon.  Look forward to those pics. :cool:
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Gryzor on 24 August 2013, 08:44
Sounds good Carbon, I await the pics with baited breath too! However, condensation inside the light unit is not something I'd consider normal, but maybe give it a few days to see what happens.  Regardless, I would drop your dealer an e-mail just to let them me you noticed it and will keep an eye on it.  They might even tell you to bring it back in anyway.
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: JoeGTI on 24 August 2013, 10:33
I had a little condensation too in the first day or two I had the car and I've had it on previous brand new cars too. It cleared up and haven't noticed it happening since.
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: monkeyhanger on 24 August 2013, 10:34
Sounds good Carbon, I await the pics with baited breath too! However, condensation inside the light unit is not something I'd consider normal.

Depends whether they're sealed units or vented, if they're sealed then you've got an issue.
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Gryzor on 24 August 2013, 10:37
Depends whether they're sealed units or vented, if they're sealed then you've got an issue.

Yeah exactly, although I suppose there is a possibility that some of the materials and fixings may contain a bit of moisture that will soon dissipate.  I'd probably just leave it a few days and see what happens.  If it persists, take it in.
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: CraigW on 24 August 2013, 14:46
I had a bit of condensation in one of my lights which quickly disappeared and touch wood won't reappear
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: monkeyhanger on 24 August 2013, 14:55
I had a bit of condensation in one of my lights which quickly disappeared and touch wood won't reappear

There will be a hell of a lot of humidity on those car transporting ships, especially with the wet weather we've had lately. The cargo decks of any large ship go through extremes of temperature, from quite toasty (when the engines are kicking out some heat) to stone cold when it is dockside - and all the condensation that occurs as a result. That car is probably nevr going to go through extremes of temp like that again (40 Celcius swing) once in the hands of the owner.
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: CraigW on 24 August 2013, 14:58
I had a bit of condensation in one of my lights which quickly disappeared and touch wood won't reappear

There will be a hell of a lot of humidity on those car transporting ships, especially with the wet weather we've had lately. The cargo decks of any large ship go through extremes of temperature, from quite toasty (when the engines are kicking out some heat) to stone cold when it is dockside - and all the condensation that occurs as a result. That car is probably nevr going to go through extremes of temp like that again (40 Celcius swing) once in the hands of the owner.

You don't live in Scotland pal :grin:
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: monkeyhanger on 24 August 2013, 15:02
I had a bit of condensation in one of my lights which quickly disappeared and touch wood won't reappear

There will be a hell of a lot of humidity on those car transporting ships, especially with the wet weather we've had lately. The cargo decks of any large ship go through extremes of temperature, from quite toasty (when the engines are kicking out some heat) to stone cold when it is dockside - and all the condensation that occurs as a result. That car is probably nevr going to go through extremes of temp like that again (40 Celcius swing) once in the hands of the owner.

You don't live in Scotland pal :grin:

Minus 10 in the day to minus 30 at night isn't quite a 40 degree swing!  :tongue:
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Carbon VW on 25 August 2013, 18:37
Here as thee long overdue pics guys. Hope they display properly. Hard to get a good photo in the sun. Look a lot better in the flesh I promise. CSG is one hell of a colour. Whoever has ordered it will not be disappointed. Turns heads wherever it goes.

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Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: JoeGTI on 25 August 2013, 18:39
Nice! Well wear!
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Carbon VW on 25 August 2013, 18:42
Nice! Well wear!

Cheers Joe. Will be around Galway next week. Will give a salute if i see ya!
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: JoeGTI on 25 August 2013, 18:44
Haha do, I don't think I've met another one on the road yet!
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: GolfTi on 25 August 2013, 18:48
Stunning.

I'm going to have to go and clean mine now.
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Gryzor on 25 August 2013, 19:01
Looks stunning mate, CSG is a nice colour, and were I not so taken by the white it would probably be my next choice.
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: matchboy on 25 August 2013, 19:46
Beautiful car, looks stunning in that colour!
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Ginge 35Edition on 25 August 2013, 19:58
Front fogs look awesome!
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Gung-Ho on 25 August 2013, 20:00
Looking GOOD! Mate!!!!... You're not wrong... CSG looks the Biz! Not surprised it turns heads  :cool:
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Fabio Bignose on 25 August 2013, 20:15
Awesome!!  :cool:

Great colour  :wink:
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: dippy_x on 25 August 2013, 22:52
CarbonVW - stunning mate!  Do I spy the ambient light strip running through the rear doors as well?
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: GolfTi on 25 August 2013, 22:55
Front only.
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Carbon VW on 26 August 2013, 13:07
CarbonVW - stunning mate!  Do I spy the ambient light strip running through the rear doors as well?

Yup front only.
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: monsta on 26 August 2013, 13:42
Here as thee long overdue pics guys. Hope they display properly. Hard to get a good photo in the sun. Look a lot better in the flesh I promise. CSG is one hell of a colour. Whoever has ordered it will not be disappointed. Turns heads wherever it goes.


Lovely car mate congratulations, I can't wait to get my Carbon grey in November (optimistic)  :grin:
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: KyleB on 28 August 2013, 10:28
Cracking photos mate!
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: stuart.cameron on 28 August 2013, 10:35
Very nice - Just ordered a carbon grey GTD
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Gryzor on 28 August 2013, 12:44
So I just got back from my dealers to sort out the finance and whatnot before picking up my GTI on Sunday.  Went for regular HP instead of options - far lower charges, in 3 years it'll be done and dusted, and I know exactly where I stand month-by-month.  They gave me the 3 years servicing at the reduced £199 rate still, and threw in the "gardex" pack of car-care goodies even though I'm not actually getting it applied.

Alas, I tried to resist, but I couldn't....I had to go see my car to make sure it was actually there! lol  No pictures, as the car was grafted with bits of white protective plastic on parts.  Also, to keep some mystique I didn't open the car and sit in it, but...
Based purely on looks alone, I was blown away.  Can't wait until Sunday morning!
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: matchboy on 28 August 2013, 12:47
Sounds great mate, bet you can't wait!!

As an aside, is this what everyone else is doing ie. sorting out the finance etc before delivery day?  I assume (if you have time) is the way to go as on the Sunday you can just pick up the keys and get driving?!
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: stuart.cameron on 28 August 2013, 12:47
So I just got back from my dealers to sort out the finance and whatnot before picking up my GTI on Sunday.  Went for regular HP instead of options - far lower charges, in 3 years it'll be done and dusted, and I know exactly where I stand month-by-month.  They gave me the 3 years servicing at the reduced £199 rate still, and threw in the "gardex" pack of car-care goodies even though I'm not actually getting it applied.

Alas, I tried to resist, but I couldn't....I had to go see my car to make sure it was actually there! lol  No pictures, as the car was grafted with bits of white protective plastic on parts.  Also, to keep some mystique I didn't open the car and sit in it, but...
  • Keyfobs are cool, but huge!
  • OMG...no pictures anywhere do it justice!  Absolutely stunning.  Makes the BMW 1 series look like an ugly duckling!
  • In the flesh, the 18" wheels are some of the nicest I've seen.
  • The light clusters, both front and back, look fantastic.
  • To say it's understated, it stood out like a sore thumb amongst all of the other cars in the compound.
Based purely on looks alone, I was blown away.  Can't wait until Sunday morning!

A few more sleepless nights ahead!

Are the keys the same for the keyless and standard?
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Gung-Ho on 28 August 2013, 13:03
Sounds 'Awesome' Gryzor!!! Couldn't be more pleased for you. Hopefully mine will follow the week after!
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: CraigW on 28 August 2013, 13:19
Excellent news Gryzor. It is a lovely looking car that's for sure but no need for the BMW comment mate. Each to their own and I'm sure Bill will love his just as much as we love ours.
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Gryzor on 28 August 2013, 13:27
Excellent news Gryzor. It is a lovely looking car that's for sure but no need for the BMW comment mate. Each to their own and I'm sure Bill will love his just as much as we love ours.

Hey, all's fair in love and war, it's just an opinion, nothing personal, and people should know I echo the same sentiments! ;)
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: JoeGTI on 28 August 2013, 13:38
So I just got back from my dealers to sort out the finance and whatnot before picking up my GTI on Sunday.  Went for regular HP instead of options - far lower charges, in 3 years it'll be done and dusted, and I know exactly where I stand month-by-month.  They gave me the 3 years servicing at the reduced £199 rate still, and threw in the "gardex" pack of car-care goodies even though I'm not actually getting it applied.

Alas, I tried to resist, but I couldn't....I had to go see my car to make sure it was actually there! lol  No pictures, as the car was grafted with bits of white protective plastic on parts.  Also, to keep some mystique I didn't open the car and sit in it, but...
  • Keyfobs are cool, but huge!
  • OMG...no pictures anywhere do it justice!  Absolutely stunning.  Makes the BMW 1 series look like an ugly duckling!
  • In the flesh, the 18" wheels are some of the nicest I've seen.
  • The light clusters, both front and back, look fantastic.
  • To say it's understated, it stood out like a sore thumb amongst all of the other cars in the compound.
Based purely on looks alone, I was blown away.  Can't wait until Sunday morning!

A few more sleepless nights ahead!

Are the keys the same for the keyless and standard?

Yes, exactly the same. Annoying. I'd prefer if they'd hid away the "blade" part of the key. I know Ford do.
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Gryzor on 28 August 2013, 15:31
A few more sleepless nights ahead!

Are the keys the same for the keyless and standard?

Yeah, too right!  I had a funny dream the other night about the number plate mounts sticking out about 6 inches with massive logos on them surrounded by flashing LEDs...oh dear!  :grin:

As JoeGTI said, they are the same, and I know what he means about the Ford keyless fob, in that the key is hidden inside the fob itself.  On the flip side (no pun intended!), the GTI key is easy to flip out if you need it, whereas on my mates Ford, it's really awkward to remove the key.

Sounds 'Awesome' Gryzor!!! Couldn't be more pleased for you. Hopefully mine will follow the week after!

Cheers mate, fingers crossed for you.  Honestly, you will not be disappointed!  Through the window the tartan sets looked awesome, and the red stitching really sets things off.  If it drives better than my Mk5, and that's a silly statement, I am going to be very, very happy with this car.

Just sorted out the 7 day complimentary insurance too (will also do the free "Esurance"), but their annual quote was double what I can get elsewhere.  My current provider wasn't the cheapest, so I'm just ending that one early and starting a new one from the 1st, saved about £50 a year compared to what I paid before, so not too shabby.
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Bill_the_Bear on 28 August 2013, 15:35
What no pictures? :tongue:

Perhaps I should name mine "Ugly Duckling"?  I was leaning towards "Blue Bullet" though... :undecided:
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: AAddict on 28 August 2013, 15:51
What no pictures? :tongue:

Perhaps I should name mine "Ugly Duckling"?  I was leaning towards "Blue Bullet" though... :undecided:

I'd call it Brutus the Blue. Bet you can't wait Bill.
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Gryzor on 28 August 2013, 15:52
What no pictures? :tongue:

Perhaps I should name mine "Ugly Duckling"?  I was leaning towards "Blue Bullet" though... :undecided:

Ooh no, it was really dusty and had all bits of white plastic on it still...not very photogenic (like its owner!)

Haha, "Blue Bullet" is good, or you could lean to your softer side and call it "Blue Bear" ;)
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: JoeGTI on 28 August 2013, 15:58

As JoeGTI said, they are the same, and I know what he means about the Ford keyless fob, in that the key is hidden inside the fob itself.  On the flip side (no pun intended!), the GTI key is easy to flip out if you need it, whereas on my mates Ford, it's really awkward to remove the key.


True... but when you have keyless, how often realistically would you want to remove the key? Probably never! My parents have a Focus with keyless and they had the car a year when I accidentally discovered where the blade is hidden in their keyfob. They didn't know it was there. It's not a big deal anyway. The only thing that would concern me is when leaving the car for a service or whatever, someone who isn't used to driving the car would be scratching around looking for where the ignition should be!
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Gryzor on 28 August 2013, 16:02
True... but when you have keyless, how often realistically would you want to remove the key? Probably never! My parents have a Focus with keyless and they had the car a year when I accidentally discovered where the blade is hidden in their keyfob. They didn't know it was there. It's not a big deal anyway. The only thing that would concern me is when leaving the car for a service or whatever, someone who isn't used to driving the car would be scratching around looking for where the ignition should be!

Oh I agree, given the choice I'd have liked it concealed, but in the scheme of things it's no biggie.  In the case of a service, I'd be seriously tempted to just tape it up and write "KEYLESS" on the thing! :grin:
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: CraigW on 28 August 2013, 16:08
True... but when you have keyless, how often realistically would you want to remove the key? Probably never! My parents have a Focus with keyless and they had the car a year when I accidentally discovered where the blade is hidden in their keyfob. They didn't know it was there. It's not a big deal anyway. The only thing that would concern me is when leaving the car for a service or whatever, someone who isn't used to driving the car would be scratching around looking for where the ignition should be!

Oh I agree, given the choice I'd have liked it concealed, but in the scheme of things it's no biggie.  In the case of a service, I'd be seriously tempted to just tape it up and write "KEYLESS" on the thing! :grin:

Yeah and you would probably get it returned with CLUELESS written on it  :grin: :grin:
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: JoeGTI on 28 August 2013, 16:16
haha  :grin:
With my last car I used to stick a big "DO NOT WASH THIS CAR" on the dash when I left it in for a service. They must have thought I was a right knob end  :laugh:
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Gryzor on 28 August 2013, 16:18
Yeah and you would probably get it returned with CLUELESS written on it  :grin: :grin:

Haha, brilliant!  :grin:  Worse, they'd probably cut the tape off with a knife and scratch up the key fob before proceeding to try ramming it into the ignition!
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Bill_the_Bear on 28 August 2013, 16:20
haha  :grin:
With my last car I used to stick a big "DO NOT WASH THIS CAR" on the dash when I left it in for a service. They must have thought I was a right knob end  :laugh:

Well you could have added a please! :lipsrsealed:

Nah I can understand this though.  I get a similar thing at work sometimes where people often try to "help out" and basically just f**k everything up.  I have a policy now, if I want help I will ask for it.  Too many times someone has cleaned something or adjusted something or tidied away something in an effort to be nice and ruined what I had been working on for the last few days! :sad:
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Gryzor on 28 August 2013, 16:25
Nah I can understand this though.  I get a similar thing at work sometimes where people often try to "help out" and basically just f**k everything up.  I have a policy now, if I want help I will ask for it.  Too many times someone has cleaned something or adjusted something or tidied away something in an effort to be nice and ruined what I had been working on for the last few days! :sad:

I'm right with ya' on that one Bear.  Imagine my horror when one day I get home to find my wife and daughter washing my car for me.  How nice of them, I thought, until I saw what my daughter (bless her!) had in her hand.  Only a sponge with green metal scourer pad on it!!! :shocked:  Thankfully, my car escaped...don't know how, just sheer luck!  :grin:
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: JoeGTI on 28 August 2013, 16:30
haha  :grin:
With my last car I used to stick a big "DO NOT WASH THIS CAR" on the dash when I left it in for a service. They must have thought I was a right knob end  :laugh:

Well you could have added a please! :lipsrsealed:

Nah I can understand this though.  I get a similar thing at work sometimes where people often try to "help out" and basically just f**k everything up.  I have a policy now, if I want help I will ask for it.  Too many times someone has cleaned something or adjusted something or tidied away something in an effort to be nice and ruined what I had been working on for the last few days! :sad:

Ah, I'm fairly sure I did add a "Please and thank you". They obviously have good intentions when washing the car for the customer but I've seen the way cars are washed at main dealers... shudder...
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: SRGTD on 28 August 2013, 21:49
haha  :grin:
With my last car I used to stick a big "DO NOT WASH THIS CAR" on the dash when I left it in for a service. They must have thought I was a right knob end  :laugh:

Well you could have added a please! :lipsrsealed:

Nah I can understand this though.  I get a similar thing at work sometimes where people often try to "help out" and basically just f**k everything up.  I have a policy now, if I want help I will ask for it.  Too many times someone has cleaned something or adjusted something or tidied away something in an effort to be nice and ruined what I had been working on for the last few days! :sad:

Ah, I'm fairly sure I did add a "Please and thank you". They obviously have good intentions when washing the car for the customer but I've seen the way cars are washed at main dealers... shudder...

I also stick a note on the dashboard when my car goes into the garage asking them not to wash my car and I mention it to the service advisor too. They attach a tag to the key fob with the same ' do not wash the car' instruction on it.

I also clean my car before it goes into the dealers for servicing / repairs. Makes it easier for me to show the dealer and get them to agree it's unmarked, and for me to check for damage when I collect it.

Am I being paranoid? Some may think so, but I don't want to be in a situation where if my car is damaged while at the dealers, they deny having caused it and maintain 'it must have been like that when you brought it in sir'. Nor do I want the dealer's resident 'sponge jockey' inflicting swirls on my paintwork!
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Davejavue on 29 August 2013, 13:47
Going to dealership tomorrow to get damaged wheel changed - quick service I thought
On the delivery situation my chap in dealership said I ordered at the right time and that if I ordered today would nt see the car until March !
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Post by: monkeyhanger on 29 August 2013, 18:49
Going to dealership tomorrow to get damaged wheel changed - quick service I thought
On the delivery situation my chap in dealership said I ordered at the right time and that if I ordered today would nt see the car until March !

Hopefully "damaged wheels" won't be too commonplace for whiteworm on our polished wheels. Saw a 12 reg Tiguan riddled with whiteworm yesterday as I was crawling along the approach to the Tyne bridge from the Metrocentre yesterday.

Your damage was transport strap chafing?
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Davejavue on 29 August 2013, 21:49
Going to dealership tomorrow to get damaged wheel changed - quick service I thought
On the delivery situation my chap in dealership said I ordered at the right time and that if I ordered today would nt see the car until March !

Hopefully "damaged wheels" won't be too commonplace for whiteworm on our polished wheels. Saw a 12 reg Tiguan riddled with whiteworm yesterday as I was crawling along the approach to the Tyne bridge from the Metrocentre yesterday.


Your damage was transport strap chafing?
To be honest I don't know I noticed it when my car was delivered - no damage to tyre but 2 grooves on wheel outside rim only small but noticeable dealer ordered me a new wheel without question
Not sure how santiagos are going to stand up to wear but I m VERY wary near curbs
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: matchboy on 29 August 2013, 22:05
Not just the 19s, but the 18s as well - I assume they are flush to the wheel as well (monzas and monzas II certainly were). It's highly likely that all of us will kerb our wheels at some point. I was soooo careful with both my mk 5 & 6 GTI's and I still managed to kerb the front drivers side alloy. Literally THE worst feeling  :cry:
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: monkeyhanger on 29 August 2013, 22:16
Not just the 19s, but the 18s as well - I assume they are flush to the wheel as well (monzas and monzas II certainly were). It's highly likely that all of us will kerb our wheels at some point. I was soooo careful with both my mk 5 & 6 GTI's and I still managed to kerb the front drivers side alloy. Literally THE worst feeling  :cry:

The GTD wheels have a bit of lippage protection from the tyre, as do my current Scirocco wheels. Not sure why they're back to polished alloys - kerb them and you have to live with the scrape or get your wheels all painted. White worm will probably make a comeback too.
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Jimble on 29 August 2013, 23:37
Not just the 19s, but the 18s as well - I assume they are flush to the wheel as well (monzas and monzas II certainly were). It's highly likely that all of us will kerb our wheels at some point. I was soooo careful with both my mk 5 & 6 GTI's and I still managed to kerb the front drivers side alloy. Literally THE worst feeling  :'(

The GTD wheels have a bit of lippage protection from the tyre, as do my current Scirocco wheels. Not sure why they're back to polished alloys - kerb them and you have to live with the scrape or get your wheels all painted. White worm will probably make a comeback too.


Not true, Lepsons will refurb Monza's back to a polished face. :)
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: JoeGTI on 30 August 2013, 00:25
Not just the 19s, but the 18s as well - I assume they are flush to the wheel as well (monzas and monzas II certainly were). It's highly likely that all of us will kerb our wheels at some point. I was soooo careful with both my mk 5 & 6 GTI's and I still managed to kerb the front drivers side alloy. Literally THE worst feeling  :cry:

The GTD wheels have a bit of lippage protection from the tyre, as do my current Scirocco wheels. Not sure why they're back to polished alloys - kerb them and you have to live with the scrape or get your wheels all painted. White worm will probably make a comeback too.

Back to them? They never left them! VW have been fitting polished wheels to GTI's (among other models) since the MK 4. And the whiteworm has been a consistent problem ever since!


Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: monkeyhanger on 30 August 2013, 08:22
Not just the 19s, but the 18s as well - I assume they are flush to the wheel as well (monzas and monzas II certainly were). It's highly likely that all of us will kerb our wheels at some point. I was soooo careful with both my mk 5 & 6 GTI's and I still managed to kerb the front drivers side alloy. Literally THE worst feeling  :cry:

The GTD wheels have a bit of lippage protection from the tyre, as do my current Scirocco wheels. Not sure why they're back to polished alloys - kerb them and you have to live with the scrape or get your wheels all painted. White worm will probably make a comeback too.

Back to them? They never left them! VW have been fitting polished wheels to GTI's (among other models) since the MK 4. And the whiteworm has been a consistent problem ever since!

The Scirocco managed to escape with painted wheels across all the optional wheel variants I know of. I would have thought that the cost of replacements for white worm by sticking with polished alloys would have been more than switching to painted  wheels, with the cost of painting them.

Polished wheels do look a little better when they are pristine (by a tiny margin), but i'd rather have painted ones that will stay looking as good as day 1 - especially if I was keeping the car beyond warranty.
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Gryzor on 30 August 2013, 08:42
A guy at work bought an older GTI a few months ago, and it had wheels with a bit of the mythical white worm that I never experienced in 8 years!  But, he just took the wheels to be refinished with metallic spray and lacquer.  All done the same they looked fantastic, and only noticeably different if stood next to regular machine-finished wheels at more than a passing glance.
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Davejavue on 30 August 2013, 20:17
Wheel all sorted and they washed car which was nice .While I was waiting I decided to look round showroom and could nt help noticing how dull all the cars on show were guess that's a result of driving something a bit special
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: redgolfgtd on 30 August 2013, 21:47
I guess Davejavue yours in the red golf gtd now being sold there
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Davejavue on 30 August 2013, 22:16
I guess Davejavue yours in the red golf gtd now being sold there
No why do you think that ? This is my first VW
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: redgolfgtd on 30 August 2013, 22:44
Sorry didn't realise that walked round the sales area yesterday there is  red golf gtd there that's not been in long I thought maybe it was your part ex :)

Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Davejavue on 30 August 2013, 23:20
Sorry didn't realise that walked round the sales area yesterday there is  red golf gtd there that's not been in long I thought maybe it was your part ex :)
Oh I get it now - no not mine  :smiley:
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Gryzor on 01 September 2013, 21:03
So guys, I took delivery of my new baby this morning, and what a beauty she is!  Took a few snaps with my phone, sorry for the not-so-great quality, but at the end of the day, it's a Pure White 5 door GTI that we all know and love!  I also took a shot of the luxury mats for those who may be undecided - they suit the interior perfectly well, with only minimal white edging around them.  I also have the original mats too as spares.

(http://s6.postimg.org/x24wpfecx/IMG_0818.jpg)

(http://s6.postimg.org/h2m95vib5/IMG_0817.jpg)

(http://s6.postimg.org/ptoomec8h/IMG_0819.jpg)

(http://s6.postimg.org/5c8bohpip/IMG_0820.jpg)

(http://s6.postimg.org/uguqo5zld/IMG_0816.jpg)

So I guess I'll start off with what I didn't like...which isn't much!
So far, those are the only negatives.  Pretty much everything else just blew me away.  First thing I noticed was just how smooth and effortless it was to drive, even relative to my Mk5, such a big step-up for me in this regard.  I've done about 100 miles already ranging from city stop-start to 50 miles of motorway, and didn't really push the revs much past 4000, but you can really feel the grunt under the hood.  At low speeds you can still hear how throaty the engine is, but it's refined at the same time.  Put your foot down and she roars away, very impressive, and without doubt, THE best car I have driven in years.  There are so many superlatives I can throw its way, it's almost pointless!  But, I will go through a few honourable mentions and maybe clarify some things for people (in no particular order):
So there you go guys, relatively short and sweet in the scheme of things!  Did it exceed my expectations?  Yes.  Was it worth the wait?  Hell yes!  I am absolutely convinced that if you have ordered one, you will be over the moon when you get it.  Some maybe less so that others as the Mk6 was obviously a good car too, but as an upgrade to the Mk5 I felt right at home straight away, yet it was also in a league of it's own.

Very, very happy indeed, and I can't wait for you guys to all get yours and hear all about your first experiences!  :smiley:
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Bill_the_Bear on 01 September 2013, 21:11
That looks very very nice mate! :cool:
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: mcmaddy on 01 September 2013, 21:12
can you not apply the footbrake with your belt off and then release the e brake?
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Gryzor on 01 September 2013, 21:21
That looks very very nice mate! :cool:

Thanks buddy, so pleased with it, as I'm absolutely sure you will be with your BMW :)  Sorry for losing it a bit the other night with you about the comments you said when you followed one.  It was uncalled for, and I think a bit of pent up frustration on my part.

can you not apply the footbrake with your belt off and then release the e brake?

Not sure mate, will have a bit of a play.  I wasn't really paying attention to what I did in what order, or try the button for that matter  :grin:
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: GolfTi on 01 September 2013, 21:22
 :cool: :cool: :cool:

Enjoy.
Prepare for the stares and comments.
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: The Running Man on 01 September 2013, 21:25
Stunning mate   :cool:
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: CraigW on 01 September 2013, 21:25
Very very nice Gryzor and a good review. I know what you mean about the seat belt and brake, it really is a bit of a nuisance but I think the wing mirrors are well thought out to be honest.

It's a cracking car though  :smiley: :smiley:
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: peterdoherty on 01 September 2013, 21:26
Nice write up Gryzor.

I take it that you didn't notice any much signal drop on your phone with the climate screen?

Hoping this is the case as I've ordered it and currently have an iphone
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: GolfTi on 01 September 2013, 21:28
Just press the brake pedal and the button at the same time if you can't be bothered with the seatbelt.
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Gryzor on 01 September 2013, 21:30
Thanks guys!

Yeah the brake will just take a bit of getting used to, and as for the mirrors, very minor really.  I almost wanted to find more faults to balance thing out, but couldn't at this point!

@peterdoherty, no drop in signal at all mate, full bars. Just another marketing stunt by VW, but I guess it's nice to have the options of HFP and RSAP.

Cheers for the tip GolfTI  :smiley:
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: peterdoherty on 01 September 2013, 21:32


@peterdoherty, no drop in signal at all mate, full bars. Just another marketing stunt by VW, but I guess it's nice to have the options of HFP and RSAP.


Great - was hoping so!! Yes might change to from iPhone (dare I say!) shortly so thinking along the same lines
Stunning motor!!! - roll on the next couple of months til I get mine!!!
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Gryzor on 01 September 2013, 21:35
I was not worried at all about lack of signal given that the rest of the car is the same as any other GTI.  But, I wasn't sure the iPhone would connect OK, but it did just fine.
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: matchboy on 01 September 2013, 21:36
Awesome car Gryzor, looks the nuts!! Look forward to your comments once you've run her in and started to see what she can do!!  :cool:
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Gryzor on 01 September 2013, 21:42
Awesome car Gryzor, looks the nuts!! Look forward to your comments once you've run her in and started to see what she can do!!  :cool:

Thanks mate, and you can count on more commentary!  One thing I forget to mention was just how well the Adaptive Cruise Control works - again I thought I'd be wary of it, but it just works.
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Gung-Ho on 01 September 2013, 21:45
Absolutely stunning mate!!! And great first hand write up. I'm so looking forward to getting mine having seen yours now.

Hope you get many years of happy motoring out of it.
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Gryzor on 01 September 2013, 21:54
Absolutely stunning mate!!! And great first hand write up. I'm so looking forward to getting mine having seen yours now.

Hope you get many years of happy motoring out of it.

Cheers mate, and I guess I should also say thanks to everybody on these forums really as they have, through better and worse, kept me going!  You are going to love your car mate, and I can't see me wanting to swap this for another 8 years at least!  Well, until I see the Mk9 and can't resist the tech on offer  :grin:
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: monkeyhanger on 01 September 2013, 22:05
Absolutely stunning mate!!! And great first hand write up. I'm so looking forward to getting mine having seen yours now.

Hope you get many years of happy motoring out of it.

Cheers mate, and I guess I should also say thanks to everybody on these forums really as they have, through better and worse, kept me going!  You are going to love your car mate, and I can't see me wanting to swap this for another 8 years at least!  Well, until I see the Mk9 and can't resist the tech on offer  :grin:

Putting my order in for MK9 now to minimise the wait. Nice pics, looks nearly as nice as a red one  :tongue: This forum is a hell of a time waster - time does seem to pass quicker when we're on it. Just waiting to find out whether Emden's latest arrival (city of Rotterdam) will be coming back to Tyne with mine in the next few days!

Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Thornster on 01 September 2013, 22:17
Very Nice.

If i didn't already have a white car I'd definitely have gone for Pure White - it looks fantastic.


Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: mcmaddy on 01 September 2013, 22:24
pure white - the best colour by a country mile  :evil:
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Gryzor on 01 September 2013, 22:27
Fingers crossed monkeyhanger!  It definitely is a time-passer on here though, good job too!  :grin:

As for the colour, I had a white car previous, and had no reservation at all going white again, it just suits the GTI so well.  Red looks really nice too, but I prefer the contrast that white gives to all the red and black accents!  Regardless of colour though, there is no denying the quality of the drive and car itself!
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Jimble on 01 September 2013, 22:34
Makes me look forward to mine so much more! Having seen one in person i know the pics just don't do it justice, stunning mate, enjoy! 8)


I notice you don't have a tax disc in! Could you post a pic of the Richbrook one in place when you've put it in please? I think i'm gonna get one just not sure whether to go Monza red or white? :-\
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Gryzor on 01 September 2013, 22:44
Makes me look forward to mine so much more! Having seen one in person i know the pics just don't do it justice, stunning mate, enjoy! 8)


I notice you don't have a tax disc in! Could you post a pic of the Richbrook one in place when you've put it in please? I think i'm gonna get one just not sure whether to go Monza red or white? :-\

Thanks Jimble!  You are so right mate, pictures do not do it justice, and no matter how many good words people write about it, it still doesn't prepare you for just how good it really is.

Aye, no tax disc yet, not come through the post.  However, I will definitely post a picture once it's in place.  I agonised over white or red too, and in the end I took mine to a store that sells them and had the guy manually hold them up for me in the windscreen of my Mk5 so I could gauge how they looked.  The white looked OK, and would be better suited to the Pure White rather than Candy White. However, red just worked so well, picking out the red in the grille, callipers, and interior trim.
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Jimble on 01 September 2013, 22:54
Makes me look forward to mine so much more! Having seen one in person i know the pics just don't do it justice, stunning mate, enjoy! 8)


I notice you don't have a tax disc in! Could you post a pic of the Richbrook one in place when you've put it in please? I think i'm gonna get one just not sure whether to go Monza red or white? :-\

Thanks Jimble!  You are so right mate, pictures do not do it justice, and no matter how many good words people write about it, it still doesn't prepare you for just how good it really is.

Aye, no tax disc yet, not come through the post.  However, I will definitely post a picture once it's in place.  I agonised over white or red too, and in the end I took mine to a store that sells them and had the guy manually hold them up for me in the windscreen of my Mk5 so I could gauge how they looked.  The white looked OK, and would be better suited to the Pure White rather than Candy White. However, red just worked so well, picking out the red in the grille, callipers, and interior trim.


Cool, i'll probably go with the red too tbh for the same reasons you mention, has it still got Richbrook on the back?
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Gryzor on 01 September 2013, 23:01
Cool, i'll probably go with the red too tbh for the same reasons you mention, has it still got Richbrook on the back?

Yeah it has, etched in white so matches the car  :grin:  Pretty small logo though, so doesn't detract too much.
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Hawaii-Five-O on 01 September 2013, 23:04
@Gryzor Wahoo! So, so nice mate! That's exactly how mine will look when the day comes. Can't wait to use the keyless entry on a day-to-day basis.

What's this Richbrook Tax Disc holder look like. Link?

Edit: Just had a quick shufty on eBay £19.97. They look reet cool.
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Gryzor on 01 September 2013, 23:12
@Gryzor Wahoo! So, so nice mate! That's exactly how mine will look when the day comes. Can't wait to use the keyless entry on a day-to-day basis.

What's this Richbrook Tax Disc holder look like. Link?

Cheers bud, and yup, that's exactly what yours will look like, absolutely stunning.  Gives me exactly the same smiles and thrills as with my Mk5, just more of them!  Keyless is just brilliant.

These tax disc holders just tastefully finish off the car nicely, and look way nicer than a piece of plastic dealer crap;

http://www.speeding.co.uk/acatalog/Richbrook_Twist_Off_Back_Tax_Disc_Holders.html

Edit: shop around, you can get them for around £15 I think
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: mk7gti on 01 September 2013, 23:28
Looks the nuts.... I so can't wait for mine to arrive now :grin:
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Gryzor on 01 September 2013, 23:31
Currently in transit eh mk7gti?!  Not long to wait now mate  :laugh:
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: mk7gti on 01 September 2013, 23:35
Im on the home run now Gryzor :smiley:
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Gryzor on 01 September 2013, 23:46
On the way to last base I'd say!  Honestly mate, I know you have a decent car already, but this GTI has blown me away, and I already had a good example of a Mk5 before!  You are going to love it  :drool:
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: mk7gti on 02 September 2013, 00:00
What brand of tyres came on your new toy Gryzor?
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: JoeGTI on 02 September 2013, 00:30
Very nice Gryzor, almost my twin!

Are the mats noticeably better quality than the standard ones? I find that the standard mats wear fairly quickly, the heel area in mine is wearing a bit already!
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Gryzor on 02 September 2013, 07:37
What brand of tyres came on your new toy Gryzor?

They are Continental SportContact 2, a brand I've been using for a long time now and have had good experience with in terms of wear and all-round performance.  Was very happy to find those on!

Very nice Gryzor, almost my twin!

Are the mats noticeably better quality than the standard ones? I find that the standard mats wear fairly quickly, the heel area in mine is wearing a bit already!

Thanks Joe!  Yeah I just took one out to compare - the luxury ones are thicker, with a deeper, denser pile that also feels softer too.  I had them thrown in free, and pleased I did!
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: monkeyhanger on 02 September 2013, 07:52
Very nice Gryzor, almost my twin!

Are the mats noticeably better quality than the standard ones? I find that the standard mats wear fairly quickly, the heel area in mine is wearing a bit already!

Can't really avoid the heel wear with either carpet or rubber mats. The luxury ones look worse for it on my Scirocco because the carpet pile is so much thicker - it is really noticeable when it all gets flattened out prior to real wear. Putting rubber mats in the front of mine, the generous lip around the perimeter keeps all the stones etc in one place for easy hoover out.
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Gryzor on 02 September 2013, 08:02
For the time it takes them to actually wear out look shabby, I'd rather spend the cash on a new set of carpet mats than put rubber matts in.  I can't deny the rubber ones are more durable and easier to clean, but a quick vacuum out once a week keeps my carpet ones looking OK.
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: mjh_056 on 02 September 2013, 08:16
So guys, I took delivery of my new baby this morning, and what a beauty she is!  Took a few snaps with my phone, sorry for the not-so-great quality, but at the end of the day, it's a Pure White 5 door GTI that we all know and love!  I also took a shot of the luxury mats for those who may be undecided - they suit the interior perfectly well, with only minimal white edging around them.  I also have the original mats too as spares.

So I guess I'll start off with what I didn't like...which isn't much!
  • Mirrors unfold on turning on the ignition, and fold in upon locking the door. Quite why they couldn't have them fold and unfold based on the status of the door is a mystery, but at least you can glance at the mirrors to see the car is locked (assuming you don't go back to the car later, open it, then forget to lock it).
  • Having to wear the seatbelt to release the eBrake is a bit of a pain
So far, those are the only negatives.  Pretty much everything else just blew me away.  First thing I noticed was just how smooth and effortless it was to drive, even relative to my Mk5, such a big step-up for me in this regard.  I've done about 100 miles already ranging from city stop-start to 50 miles of motorway, and didn't really push the revs much past 4000, but you can really feel the grunt under the hood.  At low speeds you can still hear how throaty the engine is, but it's refined at the same time.  Put your foot down and she roars away, very impressive, and without doubt, THE best car I have driven in years.  There are so many superlatives I can throw its way, it's almost pointless!  But, I will go through a few honourable mentions and maybe clarify some things for people (in no particular order):
  • Keyless is absolutely fantastic.  Some may see it as a gimmick, but let's not get into that old endlesss cycle.  To just walk up to the car, open the door, push the button and go is, for me, a new level of luxury!
  • eBrake and auto-hold.  I thought I'd be forever grasping for a non-existent handbrake lever, and I was fearful of the auto-hold not letting go and resulting in a jerky start.  Wrong on both!  I soon got used to it, and the whole system just works...brilliantly.
  • For those who have opted to get the heated screen, a couple of things.  Firstly, there is no physical button - you press setup on the climate and a soft-button appears on screen.  Secondly, for those with iPhones, you need not panic.  It puts the "Advanced Phone Prep" to waste (as we kinda' knew) but, iPhone connects just fine over Hands Free Protocol, contacts all sync up, voice calls are crystal clear, and music streaming works a treat.
  • If you are not sure about spending the extra on Dynaudio, I found the standard setup to be more than adequate.  It goes loud, has plenty of bass if you want it, and is quite well adjustable.  As I've said before, I don't like masses of bass or volume, so it really suits me, but just wanted to say first hand, the standard audio is great.
  • Yes it had the reverse camera fitted, and yes it did feel a bit odd reversing without turning around!  To be fair, I can't ever see me stopping using my own neck and wing mirrors to reverse, but as a check to see before you move, and to gauge the final position, the camera is a great addition.
  • The rear LED lights are just the nuts!  I've had people pointing at the rear of the car in traffic, they are that good.
  • When using the nav, the combination of fantastic voice directions with road and place names, and the seamless integration with the MFD means that the media screen is almost redundant.  Makes my old TomTom seem, well, very old indeed!
  • On the SD card I have over 20GB of music in hundreds of folders.  It is still blisteringly quick to load and seek.  With embedded album art of 320x320, I had no problems at all with artwork displaying.
  • Adaptive Chasis Control is absolutely THE best option on the car.  On the motorway, I switched between Sport, Normal, and Comfort.  In Sport, you could feel every bump, great for when you need that level of feedback.  In Normal, you still had feedback through the wheels, but less prominent.  In Comfort, you feel a distinct change in the refinement.  Down my street there are some paved raised areas.  Again, running through the different modes, in sport you really felt them through the chasis.  In comfot, they were less intrusive than they are on my mates very comfy Ford Focus.  This alone almost made the car everything I hoped it would be, and more.
So there you go guys, relatively short and sweet in the scheme of things!  Did it exceed my expectations?  Yes.  Was it worth the wait?  Hell yes!  I am absolutely convinced that if you have ordered one, you will be over the moon when you get it.  Some maybe less so that others as the Mk6 was obviously a good car too, but as an upgrade to the Mk5 I felt right at home straight away, yet it was also in a league of it's own.

Very, very happy indeed, and I can't wait for you guys to all get yours and hear all about your first experiences!  :smiley:

Like said we have seen a few now and they all look the same but personally do not think you can ever see enough of this car given how great it looks and yours still gave the wow factor on seeing it :)

Couple of review points were good to read and one had me thinking as to why also?

So why are the mirrors being manually opened? Maybe this is that you sometimes go to the car to fetch something, or load something and with no intention of driving away and to have the mirrors going up and down as you do would be a pain? - however times that would occur would be rare really and to have open on unlock should be a 'choice'

ACC - was a big choice for me as my present experience has really worn on me with S Line suspension and UK roads. So do I trust the standard suspension or option ACC? The fact it is not just by choice of settings but offers active adjustment also, swayed me and from your comments my aim would be met

SAT NAV - was hoping what you describe would be the exact experience
Auto Brake - Had some trepidation on this and likely still will till experience it in full but do feel a little more comforted by comments
Dynaudio - Was pretty certain that not selecting was correct choice and nice to know the standard set up is felt as being pretty decent in own right.

But good to see another long term member get his car and sure the wait is now fully worth it each and every time get into :)
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: monkeyhanger on 02 September 2013, 08:27
@Gryzor Wahoo! So, so nice mate! That's exactly how mine will look when the day comes. Can't wait to use the keyless entry on a day-to-day basis.

What's this Richbrook Tax Disc holder look like. Link?

Cheers bud, and yup, that's exactly what yours will look like, absolutely stunning.  Gives me exactly the same smiles and thrills as with my Mk5, just more of them!  Keyless is just brilliant.

These tax disc holders just tastefully finish off the car nicely, and look way nicer than a piece of plastic dealer crap;

http://www.speeding.co.uk/acatalog/Richbrook_Twist_Off_Back_Tax_Disc_Holders.html

Edit: shop around, you can get them for around £15 I think

For a tax disc holder that “lasts forever”, how much do you have to think about the colour? Do you play it safe and go black or silver (that should suit any car colour) or do you go for the colour of your current car? Have my eye on a red one, but seen them a bit cheaper elsewhere, mainly through Amazon sellers. Cheapest anodised red one, inc delivery for the twist off version is £13.27:-

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Richbrook-Off-Back-Disc-Holder/dp/B001BS4J3E/ref=lh_ni_t?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=A22YOGCNS7K0TM (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Richbrook-Off-Back-Disc-Holder/dp/B001BS4J3E/ref=lh_ni_t?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=A22YOGCNS7K0TM)

Not sure whether anodised red looks a bit pink or whether it is just the photo. It is easy enough to anodise in a bold red.
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Gryzor on 02 September 2013, 08:39
Like said we have seen a few now and they all look the same but personally do not think you can ever see enough of this car given how great it looks and yours still gave the wow factor on seeing it :)

Couple of review points were good to read and one had me thinking as to why also?

So why are the mirrors being manually opened? Maybe this is that you sometimes go to the car to fetch something, or load something and with no intention of driving away and to have the mirrors going up and down as you do would be a pain? - however times that would occur would be rare really and to have open on unlock should be a 'choice'

ACC - was a big choice for me as my present experience has really worn on me with S Line suspension and UK roads. So do I trust the standard suspension or option ACC? The fact it is not just by choice of settings but offers active adjustment also, swayed me and from your comments my aim would be met

SAT NAV - was hoping what you describe would be the exact experience
Auto Brake - Had some trepidation on this and likely still will till experience it in full but do feel a little more comforted by comments
Dynaudio - Was pretty certain that not selecting was correct choice and nice to know the standard set up is felt as being pretty decent in own right.

But good to see another long term member get his car and sure the wait is now fully worth it each and every time get into :)

Very true, the look of the car never grows old!

Sorry, maybe I wasn't clear.  It's not the mirrors themselves being manually opened.  When you get out of the car and touch the handle to lock it, the mirrors fold in.  Great, it means you can glance at the mirrors to check the car is locked.  However, let's say I left something in the car, so I go back to get it.  I put my hand behind the handle to open the door, but the mirrors remain folded.  I could shut the door and just walk away, and the folded mirrors would indicate the car is locked, but this time it isn't.  Really not a big deal, and just a discipline to check it's locked by testing the rear handle that do not have the keyless sensor.

As for ACC, well... If it's true that standard suspension is more like sport in ACC, then I for one am glad I specced it.  Is not that it's unbearable, but having lived with quite firm suspension for 8 years in my Mk5, it's so nice to have the ability to switch to Comfort and have the comfort level of a class above.  It really does make that much of a difference, and I'll probably use this mode 90% of the time.

Sat Nav was indeed a nice surprise to be honest.  I wasn't expecting it to be as good as it was, and with the traffic alerts, every bit as good as my TomTom, but with much clearer instructions.

I'm sure that in time, auto brake is something that I'll just forget about as it becomes the norm.  I thought I'd be forever grasping for the handbrake lever, but I wast!

There is no doubt that Dynaudio will have more clarity across a wider volume range, and more bass, but yeah, standard audio is really good.  When you are plodding along a motorway with all the road noise, for me it hardly seems worth it.

For a tax disc holder that “lasts forever”, how much do you have to think about the colour? Do you play it safe and go black or silver (that should suit any car colour) or do you go for the colour of your current car? Have my eye on a red one, but seen them a bit cheaper elsewhere, mainly through Amazon sellers. Cheapest anodised red one, inc delivery for the twist off version is £13.27:-

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Richbrook-Off-Back-Disc-Holder/dp/B001BS4J3E/ref=lh_ni_t?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=A22YOGCNS7K0TM (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Richbrook-Off-Back-Disc-Holder/dp/B001BS4J3E/ref=lh_ni_t?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=A22YOGCNS7K0TM)

Not sure whether anodised red looks a bit pink or whether it is just the photo. It is easy enough to anodise in a bold red.

For me, in the grand scheme of things I wouldn't be bothered if I had to buy a new tax disc holder every 3 years!  It's a couple of beers and bag of nuts at a decent bar!

The standard anodised red one does have a pink tinge, and they fade in the light, making it worse over time.
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Sootchucker on 02 September 2013, 08:56
Car looks the nuts Gryzor, and looks very similar to how mine will look (albeit mine drinks the devils juice  :laugh:), it's now just making the wait even more painful.

Out of interest did you get the premium mats from the dealers, and if so (if you don't mind me asking), how much you paid for them, or did you do a deal ?
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Gryzor on 02 September 2013, 08:59
Car looks the nuts Gryzor, and looks very similar to how mine will look (albeit mine drinks the devils juice  :laugh:), it's now just making the wait even more painful.

Out of interest did you get the premium mats from the dealers, and if so (if you don't mind me asking), how much you paid for them, or did you do a deal ?

Cheers Norbreck :)  Haha, the devils juice will take you far my friend, further than mine ever could!

Yeah I got them from the dealers and got them thrown in for free, along with a tank of angel juice, round metal VW keyring, and GTI pencil  :grin:
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: monkeyhanger on 02 September 2013, 09:06
Car looks the nuts Gryzor, and looks very similar to how mine will look (albeit mine drinks the devils juice  :laugh:), it's now just making the wait even more painful.

Out of interest did you get the premium mats from the dealers, and if so (if you don't mind me asking), how much you paid for them, or did you do a deal ?

Cheers Norbreck :)  Haha, the devils juice will take you far my friend, further than mine ever could!

Yeah I got them from the dealers and got them thrown in for free, along with a tank of angel juice, round metal VW keyring, and GTI pencil  :grin:

I’m going to cancel if I don’t get my GTI pencil! :grin:
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Gryzor on 02 September 2013, 09:16
I’m going to cancel if I don’t get my GTI pencil! :grin:

Too right, it's worth the asking price of the car alone, makes the GTI almost free!  :grin:
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: CraigW on 02 September 2013, 10:38
In terms of tax disc holders i ended up going for this one

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Richbrook-twist-off-machined-aluminium-available/dp/B0095ZK4CK/ref=sr_1_1?s=automotive&ie=UTF8&qid=1378114501&sr=1-1&keywords=richbrook+gti

I didnt really care that it did not match the GTI font, i just preferred the look of it  :smiley:
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Gryzor on 02 September 2013, 11:01
Not keen on the silver GTI one, it's not an official engraving by Richbrook (to my knowledge) and it's the wrong font.  My tax disc arrived this morning so here's a couple of snaps with it in-situ:

(http://s6.postimg.org/p35583omp/IMG_0822.jpg)

(http://s6.postimg.org/hynbz2hdd/IMG_0823.jpg)

Just works so well with the rest of the car  :smiley:
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: CraigW on 02 September 2013, 11:26
The red'a not for me I'm afraid, too in your face for my liking, but each to their own
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Gryzor on 02 September 2013, 11:36
The red'a not for me I'm afraid, too in your face for my liking, but each to their own

It does stand out, but then again, if I look out of my window at other cars with dealer fit tax-disc holders, they both stand out and don't match anything.  Thing is, you never look at it close up, so that second photo does make it more "obvious" than it really is.

Richbrook used to make one that was either silver or titanium finish, with a carbon fiber look to the back of it.  Not sure if they still do, but that would work quite well with both the exterior and interior trim.
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Booth11 on 02 September 2013, 11:39
How about one of these

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Genuine-Richbrook-Tax-Disc-Holder-Volkswagen-GTI-Logo-/271159553918?pt=UK_Car_Interior_Accessories&hash=item3f225e6f7e

I've just got one for my mk6 and it looks  :cool:

Forgot to say - car looks stunning Gryzor
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Gryzor on 02 September 2013, 11:45
How about one of these

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Genuine-Richbrook-Tax-Disc-Holder-Volkswagen-GTI-Logo-/271159553918?pt=UK_Car_Interior_Accessories&hash=item3f225e6f7e

I've just got one for my mk6 and it looks  :cool:

Yeah I saw that a while back, does look good, and would work in pretty much any colour GTI.  Looks like they are buying standard twist-off tax disc holders and engraving the logo themselves.  My only reservation with the anodised finish is that in the space of a year or so, there is noticeable fade on the outer-facing ring.  I've seen it on the red anoidised one and the blue ford one that my mate has in his focus.  The range that I got my Monza Red one from is a painted finish that doesn't fade at all.

Edit: Cheers Booth11 :)
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: INS123 on 02 September 2013, 12:25
Hi Gryzor, how do the coming home / leaving lights work with the Keyless entry? Do they only come on when you are standing next to the car? At the moment, my car just has the keyfob and as I have a long driveway, when I leave the house and press the keyfob the lights light up the drive. Was considering the Keyless, but this may put me off.
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: stuart.cameron on 02 September 2013, 12:26
Hi Gryzor, how do the coming home / leaving lights work with the Keyless entry? Do they only come on when you are standing next to the car? At the moment, my car just has the keyfob and as I have a long driveway, when I leave the house and press the keyfob the lights light up the drive. Was considering the Keyless, but this may put me off.

You can still unlock/lock the car from the remote, so I assume when you press the button the key the lights will turn on. Is this right?
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Gryzor on 02 September 2013, 12:35
Hi Gryzor, how do the coming home / leaving lights work with the Keyless entry? Do they only come on when you are standing next to the car? At the moment, my car just has the keyfob and as I have a long driveway, when I leave the house and press the keyfob the lights light up the drive. Was considering the Keyless, but this may put me off.

Hi mate, as Stuart already said, the keyless comes with what is essentially a normal looking key fob with lock/unlock functions that work just like a regular one.  So, you don't have to be stood near the car to open/close it.  I can't honestly say if the lights actually come on because I haven't been out at night in it yet, but I'm pretty sure they will work as you expect.  Basically, with keyless you get the best of both worlds.

Oh, and to eliminate any FUD about cars parked close to the house and still being able to open the door even if the keys are in the house...no need to worry!  I tried it with my daughter, and with my car at least, you have to be within 1m of the car for the keyless to operate.  For the majority of people it should never be a problem unless you live in a tent and part right next to it!
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: INS123 on 02 September 2013, 12:41
Great guys, thanks for clearing that up. Will seriously consider adding Keyless as an option.
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: JoeGTI on 02 September 2013, 12:48
If you open the car keyless-ly then yes, the leaving-home lights will only come on then... so that's a bit pointless! But as Gryzor says, you can still use the buttons on the keyfob like a regular key, which I sometimes do, cos the lights look so damn sexy at dusk!
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: MkVIIGTD on 02 September 2013, 13:17
Another lovely looking car Gryzor... health to drive. and a great writeup too... makes the wait for my GTD seen even longer now!  :grin:
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Gryzor on 02 September 2013, 13:27
Great guys, thanks for clearing that up. Will seriously consider adding Keyless as an option.

When I first ordered the car, reverse camera was first on the list, followed closely by keyless.  Having used both now, as cool as the reverse camera is, if I had to only have one of those, it would be keyless every time.  Something that genuinely changes the way you interact with the car just makes things feel that be more special.

Another lovely looking car Gryzor... health to drive. and a great writeup too... makes the wait for my GTD seen even longer now!  :grin:

Thanks mate, will be adding more feedback in the coming days and weeks.  Hopefully they will help pass the time!  :grin:
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Davejavue on 02 September 2013, 19:35
So guys, I took delivery of my new baby this morning, and what a beauty she is!  Took a few snaps with my phone, sorry for the not-so-great quality, but at the end of the day, it's a Pure White 5 door GTI that we all know and love!  I also took a shot of the luxury mats for those who may be undecided - they suit the interior perfectly well, with only minimal white edging around them.  I also have the original mats too as spares.

(http://s6.postimg.org/x24wpfecx/IMG_0818.jpg)

(http://s6.postimg.org/h2m95vib5/IMG_0817.jpg)
Looking good bud enjoy !
(http://s6.postimg.org/ptoomec8h/IMG_0819.jpg)

(http://s6.postimg.org/5c8bohpip/IMG_0820.jpg)

(http://s6.postimg.org/uguqo5zld/IMG_0816.jpg)

So I guess I'll start off with what I didn't like...which isn't much!
  • Mirrors unfold on turning on the ignition, and fold in upon locking the door. Quite why they couldn't have them fold and unfold based on the status of the door is a mystery, but at least you can glance at the mirrors to see the car is locked (assuming you don't go back to the car later, open it, then forget to lock it).
  • Having to wear the seatbelt to release the eBrake is a bit of a pain
So far, those are the only negatives.  Pretty much everything else just blew me away.  First thing I noticed was just how smooth and effortless it was to drive, even relative to my Mk5, such a big step-up for me in this regard.  I've done about 100 miles already ranging from city stop-start to 50 miles of motorway, and didn't really push the revs much past 4000, but you can really feel the grunt under the hood.  At low speeds you can still hear how throaty the engine is, but it's refined at the same time.  Put your foot down and she roars away, very impressive, and without doubt, THE best car I have driven in years.  There are so many superlatives I can throw its way, it's almost pointless!  But, I will go through a few honourable mentions and maybe clarify some things for people (in no particular order):
  • Keyless is absolutely fantastic.  Some may see it as a gimmick, but let's not get into that old endlesss cycle.  To just walk up to the car, open the door, push the button and go is, for me, a new level of luxury!
  • eBrake and auto-hold.  I thought I'd be forever grasping for a non-existent handbrake lever, and I was fearful of the auto-hold not letting go and resulting in a jerky start.  Wrong on both!  I soon got used to it, and the whole system just works...brilliantly.
  • For those who have opted to get the heated screen, a couple of things.  Firstly, there is no physical button - you press setup on the climate and a soft-button appears on screen.  Secondly, for those with iPhones, you need not panic.  It puts the "Advanced Phone Prep" to waste (as we kinda' knew) but, iPhone connects just fine over Hands Free Protocol, contacts all sync up, voice calls are crystal clear, and music streaming works a treat.
  • If you are not sure about spending the extra on Dynaudio, I found the standard setup to be more than adequate.  It goes loud, has plenty of bass if you want it, and is quite well adjustable.  As I've said before, I don't like masses of bass or volume, so it really suits me, but just wanted to say first hand, the standard audio is great.
  • Yes it had the reverse camera fitted, and yes it did feel a bit odd reversing without turning around!  To be fair, I can't ever see me stopping using my own neck and wing mirrors to reverse, but as a check to see before you move, and to gauge the final position, the camera is a great addition.
  • The rear LED lights are just the nuts!  I've had people pointing at the rear of the car in traffic, they are that good.
  • When using the nav, the combination of fantastic voice directions with road and place names, and the seamless integration with the MFD means that the media screen is almost redundant.  Makes my old TomTom seem, well, very old indeed!
  • On the SD card I have over 20GB of music in hundreds of folders.  It is still blisteringly quick to load and seek.  With embedded album art of 320x320, I had no problems at all with artwork displaying.
  • Adaptive Chasis Control is absolutely THE best option on the car.  On the motorway, I switched between Sport, Normal, and Comfort.  In Sport, you could feel every bump, great for when you need that level of feedback.  In Normal, you still had feedback through the wheels, but less prominent.  In Comfort, you feel a distinct change in the refinement.  Down my street there are some paved raised areas.  Again, running through the different modes, in sport you really felt them through the chasis.  In comfot, they were less intrusive than they are on my mates very comfy Ford Focus.  This alone almost made the car everything I hoped it would be, and more.
So there you go guys, relatively short and sweet in the scheme of things!  Did it exceed my expectations?  Yes.  Was it worth the wait?  Hell yes!  I am absolutely convinced that if you have ordered one, you will be over the moon when you get it.  Some maybe less so that others as the Mk6 was obviously a good car too, but as an upgrade to the Mk5 I felt right at home straight away, yet it was also in a league of it's own.

Very, very happy indeed, and I can't wait for you guys to all get yours and hear all about your first experiences!  :smiley:
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: mcmaddy on 02 September 2013, 19:55
having looked at the tax disc holder up close in your pics gryzor the pads don't look that bad and are virtually hidden. would a white holder suit a pure white car or is that too much white  :undecided:
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Jimble on 02 September 2013, 20:00
having looked at the tax disc holder up close in your pics gryzor the pads don't look that bad and are virtually hidden. would a white holder suit a pure white car or is that too much white  :-\


I think i'm gonna go for a white one too, i like the red but think i'd prefer the white. :-\
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Misterp on 02 September 2013, 20:03
Quick question, does keyless open all doors or just the driver door. I ordered it, but I was with my brother in law who has ordered a 1.4 gt and he was told by the dealer it only opens the driver door.
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: mcmaddy on 02 September 2013, 20:13
having looked at the tax disc holder up close in your pics gryzor the pads don't look that bad and are virtually hidden. would a white holder suit a pure white car or is that too much white  :-\


I think i'm gonna go for a white one too, i like the red but think i'd prefer the white. :-\
just ordered a white one  :tongue:
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Gryzor on 02 September 2013, 20:15
having looked at the tax disc holder up close in your pics gryzor the pads don't look that bad and are virtually hidden. would a white holder suit a pure white car or is that too much white  :-\


I think i'm gonna go for a white one too, i like the red but think i'd prefer the white. :-\

The pads are hard to see when installed as they are clear.  Regarding colour, I think white with a white car is too much white, and much prefer the contrast and the way it picks out the other minimal red accents.  But, it would still look pretty good.

Quick question, does keyless open all doors or just the driver door. I ordered it, but I was with my brother in law who has ordered a 1.4 gt and he was told by the dealer it only opens the driver door.

I just popped out to put my SD card back in, and I tried this.  When you put your hand behind the drivers handle, the rear passenger door is unlocked too.  So, I assume it opens all doors.
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Misterp on 02 September 2013, 20:23
having looked at the tax disc holder up close in your pics gryzor the pads don't look that bad and are virtually hidden. would a white holder suit a pure white car or is that too much white  :-\


I think i'm gonna go for a white one too, i like the red but think i'd prefer the white. :-\

The pads are hard to see when installed as they are clear.  Regarding colour, I think white with a white car is too much white, and much prefer the contrast and the way it picks out the other minimal red accents.  But, it would still look pretty good.

Quick question, does keyless open all doors or just the driver door. I ordered it, but I was with my brother in law who has ordered a 1.4 gt and he was told by the dealer it only opens the driver door.

I just popped out to put my SD card back in, and I tried this.  When you put your hand behind the drivers handle, the rear passenger door is unlocked too.  So, I assume it opens all doors.

Thanks mate.
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Davejavue on 02 September 2013, 20:25
Think I cocked my post up any way just wanted to say car looks great and I hope you enjoy it !
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Gryzor on 02 September 2013, 20:30
Think I cocked my post up any way just wanted to say car looks great and I hope you enjoy it !

Yeah I wondered what the big quote was!  Thanks mate :)

Just to add to the whole keyless thing, both front doors have the feature.  So, if there are two of you walking up to the car at once, as long as you are in range the passenger doesn't need to wait for the driver to open the door first.
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: JoeGTI on 02 September 2013, 20:31
Quick question, does keyless open all doors or just the driver door. I ordered it, but I was with my brother in law who has ordered a 1.4 gt and he was told by the dealer it only opens the driver door.

Either or. You can configure the car to only open the drivers door if you want - same as with key fob.
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Gryzor on 02 September 2013, 20:33
Quick question, does keyless open all doors or just the driver door. I ordered it, but I was with my brother in law who has ordered a 1.4 gt and he was told by the dealer it only opens the driver door.

Either or. You can configure the car to only open the drivers door if you want - same as with key fob.

Ah right, cool. Haven't played too much with the car options yet to be honest!
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: KyleB on 02 September 2013, 22:13
Great post Gryzor. Car looks stunning.
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Gryzor on 02 September 2013, 22:36
Great post Gryzor. Car looks stunning.

Cheers KyleB, looking forward to seeing and hearing all about yours when you get it :)
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Gryzor on 03 September 2013, 10:20
I've had a few good runs out in it now, and just done a motorway blast across to Bradford in a mix of flowing and stop-start traffic.  Needless to say, this car really is all things to all men.  Smooth and as refined as you like around town, eats up the motorway for breakfast, and when you want a bit of fun, just put your foot down and off she goes.  I've gone around and powered out of corners way faster than I normally dare or bother to, and had absolutely zero issues or any inclination that the inside wheel was getting braked due to losing grip.  The seats are absolutely fantastic, very comfy and hold you really well around the corners.

I'm not one for stressing over fuel consumption, because it is what it is within limits that are completely in your control.  However, for those interested I did notice that this morning I had done about 90 miles, with a range of 310 showing as remaining.  So, with a good mix of motorway miles and steadyish driving with a bit of fun now and again, a range of 400 miles on a tank should be achievable, which is more than what I am used to getting.
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: JoeGTI on 03 September 2013, 11:08
I've had a few good runs out in it now, and just done a motorway blast across to Bradford in a mix of flowing and stop-start traffic.  Needless to say, this car really is all things to all men.  Smooth and as refined as you like around town, eats up the motorway for breakfast, and when you want a bit of fun, just put your foot down and off she goes.  I've gone around and powered out of corners way faster than I normally dare or bother to, and had absolutely zero issues or any inclination that the inside wheel was getting braked due to losing grip.  The seats are absolutely fantastic, very comfy and hold you really well around the corners.

I'm not one for stressing over fuel consumption, because it is what it is within limits that are completely in your control.  However, for those interested I did notice that this morning I had done about 90 miles, with a range of 310 showing as remaining.  So, with a good mix of motorway miles and steadyish driving with a bit of fun now and again, a range of 400 miles on a tank should be achievable, which is more than what I am used to getting.

Bear in mind the tank's a bit smaller... 50 litres as opposed to 55 in the MK5.
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Gryzor on 03 September 2013, 11:12
Bear in mind the tank's a bit smaller... 50 litres as opposed to 55 in the MK5.

Ah, didn't realise that, so the fact that it can potentially go further on a smaller tank is pretty impressive.
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: JohnP on 03 September 2013, 13:29
Great to read your reviews and posts on your car Gryzor. Your car is similar to mine on order. I've yet to see a white GTI in the flesh but the pics of yours look amazing. It's not hard to tell you are well pleased with yours which makes me feel I did the right thing in playing this long waiting game......

Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Gryzor on 03 September 2013, 13:56
Great to read your reviews and posts on your car Gryzor. Your car is similar to mine on order. I've yet to see a white GTI in the flesh but the pics of yours look amazing. It's not hard to tell you are well pleased with yours which makes me feel I did the right thing in playing this long waiting game......

The first time I saw a white GTI in the flesh was my very own at the showroom!  It's probably the longest I've waited for anything (that's a planned purchase anyway) and absolutely worth every second.  It's hard to explain, but I'm sure you get what I mean when I say that you just know you made the right choice when it makes you smile every time you see and drive it.  Patience is a virtue and all that ;)
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Simon C on 03 September 2013, 21:58
Nice motor Gryzor and makes me happy to know I have chosen pure white too.

Please keep the useful bits of insight coming. Like your recent post about the drive to Bradford and fuel consumption and how you find the adaptability (i.e. all things to all men). All these bits of drip-fed information just keeps us guys motivated whilst we wait for ours.

Please keep the insight coming....Cheers mate.
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Gryzor on 03 September 2013, 22:18
Nice motor Gryzor and makes me happy to know I have chosen pure white too.

Please keep the useful bits of insight coming. Like your recent post about the drive to Bradford and fuel consumption and how you find the adaptability (i.e. all things to all men). All these bits of drip-fed information just keeps us guys motivated whilst we wait for ours.

Please keep the insight coming....Cheers mate.

Thanks mate, appreciate your kind words too :) Just for that, some more insight for you!

So I took my mate out in it earlier on tonight to blow the cobwebs off and see what she can do - pushed the acceleration to the max and drove around a nice stretch of road to test the cornering.  Keep in mind that I had this set in comfort, and do not have the Performance Pack. His words, "Holy f*****g s**t!!!"  :grin:  He's a car nut, and even as a passenger, he absolutely loved it.  As the driver, not once did I feel like I needed more power, or any more grip around the corners.  Not a bit of torque steer accelerating hard on the straights, and almost no body roll.  Stuck to the road like glue, was an absolute hoot to drive, stops on a dime, and sounded fantastic!

If you specced the Performance Pack, you'll be able to push it even more, but I will never, ever drive beyond what I did tonight, so have absolutely zero regrets about dropping that option.  True, you can't miss what you never had, but it's more than fast and capable enough for me as standard, and hopefully comforting words to those who might have been quietly wondering if they maybe should have gone for it.

Just one word for this car...stunning.
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: matchboy on 03 September 2013, 22:27
Nice motor Gryzor and makes me happy to know I have chosen pure white too.

Please keep the useful bits of insight coming. Like your recent post about the drive to Bradford and fuel consumption and how you find the adaptability (i.e. all things to all men). All these bits of drip-fed information just keeps us guys motivated whilst we wait for ours.

Please keep the insight coming....Cheers mate.

Thanks mate, appreciate your kind words too :) Just for that, some more insight for you!

So I took my mate out in it earlier on tonight to blow the cobwebs off and see what she can do - pushed the acceleration to the max and drove around a nice stretch of road to test the cornering.  Keep in mind that I had this set in comfort, and do not have the Performance Pack. His words, "Holy f*****g s**t!!!"  :grin:  He's a car nut, and even as a passenger, he absolutely loved it.  As the driver, not once did I feel like I needed more power, or any more grip around the corners.  Not a bit of torque steer accelerating hard on the straights, and almost no body roll.  Stuck to the road like glue, was an absolute hoot to drive, stops on a dime, and sounded fantastic!

If you specced the Performance Pack, you'll be able to push it even more, but I will never, ever drive beyond what I did tonight, so have absolutely zero regrets about dropping that option.  True, you can't miss what you never had, but it's more than fast and capable enough for me as standard, and hopefully comforting words to those who might have been quietly wondering if they maybe should have gone for it.

Just one word for this car...stunning.

I love this kind of real world review - nice work! Properly ramps up the excitement for when I get my hands on mine  :laugh:
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Gryzor on 03 September 2013, 23:22
I love this kind of real world review - nice work! Properly ramps up the excitement for when I get my hands on mine  :laugh:

Happy to oblige mate.  These cars have been a long time coming and there has been enough negativity and disappointment as a result of VW screwing us over. Injecting some positivity and excitement is the least I can do.  It's made even more pleasurable for the fact that these are my genuine first impressions and not dressed up or down. Even the two little personal niggles I raised before about the ebrake and the folding mirrors - totally oblivious to them now.
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: monkeyhanger on 04 September 2013, 07:45
I love this kind of real world review - nice work! Properly ramps up the excitement for when I get my hands on mine  :laugh:

"real world" = "holyf***ing sh!t" - not even Clarkson is allowed to say that on the telly or in print.  :grin:
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: monkeyhanger on 04 September 2013, 07:48
Happy to oblige mate.  These cars have been a long time coming and there has been enough negativity and disappointment as a result of VW screwing us over.

Yes, it's time for us to give up the mantle of biggest whingers on here and let someone else on "estimated BW41" take over. It's been arduous, but now it is almost here for me too (just watch some dock worker prang it now :rolleyes:). With feedback like Gryzors, everyone knows theirs will be worth the wait!
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Gryzor on 04 September 2013, 07:53
Yes, it's time for us to give up the mantle of biggest whingers on here and let someone else on "estimated BW41" take over. It's been arduous, but now it is almost here for me too (just watch some dock worker prang it now :rolleyes:). With feedback like Gryzors, everyone knows theirs will be worth the wait!

Too right, and if they think otherwise they just can't be worthy! :grin:
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Gryzor on 04 September 2013, 08:44
Another minor update really for those who opted for the climate screen.  This morning the car was covered in dew, and and upon getting in the windscreen misted over.  With the air con set to max and the climate screen on, it cleared in no time at all, very happy to have specced that despite the ridiculous cost!
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: CraigW on 04 September 2013, 08:51
Another minor update really for those who opted for the climate screen.  This morning the car was covered in dew, and and upon getting in the windscreen misted over.  With the air con set to max and the climate screen on, it cleared in no time at all, very happy to have specced that despite the ridiculous cost!

Ah the advantages of keeping the car in the garage. Save yourself quite a few hundred quid  :grin:
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Gryzor on 04 September 2013, 09:02
Ah the advantages of keeping the car in the garage. Save yourself quite a few hundred quid  :grin:

Was at my mates house last night, no garage.  Plus, you can't take a garage with you everywhere you park!  :grin:  You can take a crappy car cover with you everywhere though, but doesn't really suit the image! ;)
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: CraigW on 04 September 2013, 09:06
Ah the advantages of keeping the car in the garage. Save yourself quite a few hundred quid  :grin:

Was at my mates house last night, no garage.  Plus, you can't take a garage with you everywhere you park!  :grin:  You can take a crappy car cover with you everywhere though, but doesn't really suit the image! ;)

Very true however for the rare occasion that its left outside, a bucket of warm water is a hell of a lot cheaper    :grin: :grin:
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: matchboy on 04 September 2013, 09:10
Happy to oblige mate.  These cars have been a long time coming and there has been enough negativity and disappointment as a result of VW screwing us over.

Yes, it's time for us to give up the mantle of biggest whingers on here and let someone else on "estimated BW41" take over. It's been arduous, but now it is almost here for me too (just watch some dock worker prang it now :rolleyes:). With feedback like Gryzors, everyone knows theirs will be worth the wait!

Totally, time for others to take over the moaning  :grin:

Although just taken my little girl to school (first day) and was all ready checking out places to park up whereby some other kid can't open their door straight onto my shiny new car  :laugh:
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Gryzor on 04 September 2013, 09:15
Very true however for the rare occasion that its left outside, a bucket of warm water is a hell of a lot cheaper    :grin: :grin:

Haha, that is true - if you are near a hot water tap, though it doesn't help speed up the de-misting ;)  Meh, we can ride this merry-go-round all day - all options have their personal merits and value!  :laugh:  Now, let me just go have a spin in my new GTI  :grin:
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: CraigW on 04 September 2013, 09:21
Very true however for the rare occasion that its left outside, a bucket of warm water is a hell of a lot cheaper    :grin: :grin:

Haha, that is true - if you are near a hot water tap, though it doesn't help speed up the de-misting ;)  Meh, we can ride this merry-go-round all day - all options have their personal merits and value!  :laugh:  Now, let me just go have a spin in my new GTI  :grin:

 :grin: :grin: I love this forum
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: theflash on 04 September 2013, 09:24

Totally, time for others to take over the moaning  :grin:


I'm sure there will be plenty of punters willing to take over the reins  :grin:
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Ricepop on 04 September 2013, 10:37
Another minor update really for those who opted for the climate screen.  This morning the car was covered in dew, and and upon getting in the windscreen misted over.  With the air con set to max and the climate screen on, it cleared in no time at all, very happy to have specced that despite the ridiculous cost!

Climate screen wasn't an option when I ordered :sad:
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Gryzor on 04 September 2013, 12:10
Climate screen wasn't an option when I ordered :sad:

It wasn't when I ordered mine either, but became available as part of the MY14 spec so added it to my order back then.
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: neilgcal on 04 September 2013, 14:01
Happy to oblige mate.  These cars have been a long time coming and there has been enough negativity and disappointment as a result of VW screwing us over.

Yes, it's time for us to give up the mantle of biggest whingers on here and let someone else on "estimated BW41" take over. It's been arduous, but now it is almost here for me too (just watch some dock worker prang it now :rolleyes:). With feedback like Gryzors, everyone knows theirs will be worth the wait!

I'm estimated 41! Just 9 days and I hope the tracker will update!! Or not as the case most likely will be!  :cry:
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: GTI7me on 04 September 2013, 14:53
Got the call from the dealer today. Pick up the GTI on Friday  :grin: :grin:

J
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Gryzor on 04 September 2013, 15:32
Got the call from the dealer today. Pick up the GTI on Friday  :grin: :grin:

J

Sweet, just in time for the weekend!  :smiley:
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: GTI7me on 04 September 2013, 15:37
Got the call from the dealer today. Pick up the GTI on Friday  :grin: :grin:

J

Sweet, just in time for the weekend!  :smiley:

Yep! Approx pick up time is 15:30 so watch out for updates  :wink:

J
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Gryzor on 04 September 2013, 15:39
Yep! Approx pick up time is 15:30 so watch out for updates  :wink:

J

Looking forward to the pics and hearing your thoughts!
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Gung-Ho on 04 September 2013, 16:46
Got the call from the dealer today. Pick up the GTI on Friday  :grin: :grin:

J

Happy Days Bud!!!  :smiley: They appear to be arriving thick & fast!!!
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Berelli on 04 September 2013, 17:38
Mine is due at dealers 2 - 3 weeks...  :laugh:
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: rick2b on 04 September 2013, 20:14
Not keen on the silver GTI one, it's not an official engraving by Richbrook (to my knowledge) and it's the wrong font.  My tax disc arrived this morning so here's a couple of snaps with it in-situ:

(http://s6.postimg.org/p35583omp/IMG_0822.jpg)

(http://s6.postimg.org/hynbz2hdd/IMG_0823.jpg)

Just works so well with the rest of the car  :smiley:

Nice car.

Is that oryx white?   :kiss:

Hehe
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Ricepop on 04 September 2013, 20:30


Nice car.

Is that oryx white?   :kiss:

Hehe

I thought Oryx and Pure White were the same colour anyway  (http://www.evacommentary.org/forums/images/smiles/stir.gif)
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Gryzor on 04 September 2013, 22:13
Yes, it's poor mans Oryx!  :grin:
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Kendo44 on 05 September 2013, 00:33
So guys, I took delivery of my new baby this morning, and what a beauty she is!  Took a few snaps with my phone, sorry for the not-so-great quality, but at the end of the day, it's a Pure White 5 door GTI that we all know and love!  I also took a shot of the luxury mats for those who may be undecided - they suit the interior perfectly well, with only minimal white edging around them.  I also have the original mats too as spares.

(http://s6.postimg.org/x24wpfecx/IMG_0818.jpg)

(http://s6.postimg.org/h2m95vib5/IMG_0817.jpg)

(http://s6.postimg.org/ptoomec8h/IMG_0819.jpg)

(http://s6.postimg.org/5c8bohpip/IMG_0820.jpg)

(http://s6.postimg.org/uguqo5zld/IMG_0816.jpg)

So I guess I'll start off with what I didn't like...which isn't much!
  • Mirrors unfold on turning on the ignition, and fold in upon locking the door. Quite why they couldn't have them fold and unfold based on the status of the door is a mystery, but at least you can glance at the mirrors to see the car is locked (assuming you don't go back to the car later, open it, then forget to lock it).
  • Having to wear the seatbelt to release the eBrake is a bit of a pain
So far, those are the only negatives.  Pretty much everything else just blew me away.  First thing I noticed was just how smooth and effortless it was to drive, even relative to my Mk5, such a big step-up for me in this regard.  I've done about 100 miles already ranging from city stop-start to 50 miles of motorway, and didn't really push the revs much past 4000, but you can really feel the grunt under the hood.  At low speeds you can still hear how throaty the engine is, but it's refined at the same time.  Put your foot down and she roars away, very impressive, and without doubt, THE best car I have driven in years.  There are so many superlatives I can throw its way, it's almost pointless!  But, I will go through a few honourable mentions and maybe clarify some things for people (in no particular order):
  • Keyless is absolutely fantastic.  Some may see it as a gimmick, but let's not get into that old endlesss cycle.  To just walk up to the car, open the door, push the button and go is, for me, a new level of luxury!
  • eBrake and auto-hold.  I thought I'd be forever grasping for a non-existent handbrake lever, and I was fearful of the auto-hold not letting go and resulting in a jerky start.  Wrong on both!  I soon got used to it, and the whole system just works...brilliantly.
  • For those who have opted to get the heated screen, a couple of things.  Firstly, there is no physical button - you press setup on the climate and a soft-button appears on screen.  Secondly, for those with iPhones, you need not panic.  It puts the "Advanced Phone Prep" to waste (as we kinda' knew) but, iPhone connects just fine over Hands Free Protocol, contacts all sync up, voice calls are crystal clear, and music streaming works a treat.
  • If you are not sure about spending the extra on Dynaudio, I found the standard setup to be more than adequate.  It goes loud, has plenty of bass if you want it, and is quite well adjustable.  As I've said before, I don't like masses of bass or volume, so it really suits me, but just wanted to say first hand, the standard audio is great.
  • Yes it had the reverse camera fitted, and yes it did feel a bit odd reversing without turning around!  To be fair, I can't ever see me stopping using my own neck and wing mirrors to reverse, but as a check to see before you move, and to gauge the final position, the camera is a great addition.
  • The rear LED lights are just the nuts!  I've had people pointing at the rear of the car in traffic, they are that good.
  • When using the nav, the combination of fantastic voice directions with road and place names, and the seamless integration with the MFD means that the media screen is almost redundant.  Makes my old TomTom seem, well, very old indeed!
  • On the SD card I have over 20GB of music in hundreds of folders.  It is still blisteringly quick to load and seek.  With embedded album art of 320x320, I had no problems at all with artwork displaying.
  • Adaptive Chasis Control is absolutely THE best option on the car.  On the motorway, I switched between Sport, Normal, and Comfort.  In Sport, you could feel every bump, great for when you need that level of feedback.  In Normal, you still had feedback through the wheels, but less prominent.  In Comfort, you feel a distinct change in the refinement.  Down my street there are some paved raised areas.  Again, running through the different modes, in sport you really felt them through the chasis.  In comfot, they were less intrusive than they are on my mates very comfy Ford Focus.  This alone almost made the car everything I hoped it would be, and more.
So there you go guys, relatively short and sweet in the scheme of things!  Did it exceed my expectations?  Yes.  Was it worth the wait?  Hell yes!  I am absolutely convinced that if you have ordered one, you will be over the moon when you get it.  Some maybe less so that others as the Mk6 was obviously a good car too, but as an upgrade to the Mk5 I felt right at home straight away, yet it was also in a league of it's own.

Very, very happy indeed, and I can't wait for you guys to all get yours and hear all about your first experiences!  :smiley:

Hi Gryzor, I haven't been on the forum lately, but just saw your car pics. It looks really great. enjoy it mate.

PS I had to buy a new tyre for my GTD because of a screw puncturing the edge, 700 miles in, must be a record lol
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: phil_790 on 05 September 2013, 06:59
Woohoo, the order tracker has updated to say that my car has arrived, now to email my dealer and see if I can pop down and have a look at it!!

Getting really excited again! By the way loving all the photos people are posting.

Cheers,
Phil
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: harryhackenbacker on 05 September 2013, 07:29
The E brake will release manually ,for in and out of the garage if you press the foot brake !!!  the mirrors ?? sure you can't
alter the settings on those ???    :wink:
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Gryzor on 05 September 2013, 07:41
The E brake will release manually ,for in and out of the garage if you press the foot brake !!!  the mirrors ?? sure you can't
alter the settings on those ???    :wink:

Yep, the eBrake problem isn't so much of a problem.  Regarding the mirrors, are you asking me or telling me?  Having them only fold out when you start the car/turn on the ignition is a bit odd really as you can't check your mirrors until they have unfolded...just doesn't make sense to me, but it's not really an issue that bugs me.

@Kendo44, thanks mate, but sorry to hear about your puncture so early on!
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: harryhackenbacker on 05 September 2013, 09:38
The E brake will release manually ,for in and out of the garage if you press the foot brake !!!  the mirrors ?? sure you can't
alter the settings on those ???    :wink:

Yep, the eBrake problem isn't so much of a problem.  Regarding the mirrors, are you asking me or telling me?  Having them only fold out when you start the car/turn on the ignition is a bit odd really as you can't check your mirrors until they have unfolded...just doesn't make sense to me, but it's not really an issue that bugs me.

@Kendo44, thanks mate, but sorry to hear about your puncture so early on!

It's not clear about mirrors in the handbook says some models differ ,worth looking in the Info system
under car and check settings under mirrors and wipers , the brake thing you get use to ,normal driving
the Auto handbrake release works well (seat belt on ) and parking just use the footbrake and manual
release ,the hill hold auto is ok ,but the brakes can bind a bit ,and makes for a jerky take off  :smiley:
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: philgage78 on 05 September 2013, 10:42
Hi,
Finally got a confirmed build week of 39, ordered mid-May so I've had a long old wait (3 door GTD, white, standard car)
Seems like it takes 2-3 days to build, what's the average on a care being built to being in your drive?
Is it the normal VW time, anything from 1 week to 1 year?
Cheers.
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: philgage78 on 05 September 2013, 10:46
Ok so if I could spell that would say what's the average on a car being built to being in your drive
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: CraigW on 05 September 2013, 10:50
Ok so if I could spell that would say what's the average on a car being built to being in your drive

From my own personal experience mine took approximately 3.5 weeks
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Gung-Ho on 05 September 2013, 12:48
Mines took 3 weeks and hopefully only 2 xtra days! (Due to pick up on Saturday).
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: GTI7me on 06 September 2013, 06:57
Today is the day guys! 3:30PM!!!

J
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: CraigW on 06 September 2013, 07:31
Today is the day guys! 3:30PM!!!

J

Exciting!! Expect to see a few pics tonight after you've been out for a blast. Enjoy  :smiley: :smiley:
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: monkeyhanger on 06 September 2013, 12:32
My anodised red Richbrook twist-open tax disc holder turned up in the post today. It looks a little pinkish (and the sticky pads are bright red – the colour I expected the holder to be TBH) – might have to send it back and get a silver or black one. Also, for what it is (“lightweight aluminium”), it weighs a lot – quite a weight to be hanging off your windscreen, those sticky pads have their work cut out.
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Ricepop on 06 September 2013, 13:41
My anodised red Richbrook twist-open tax disc holder turned up in the post today. It looks a little pinkish (and the sticky pads are bright red – the colour I expected the holder to be TBH) – might have to send it back and get a silver or black one. Also, for what it is (“lightweight aluminium”), it weighs a lot – quite a weight to be hanging off your windscreen, those sticky pads have their work cut out.

I'm not a fan of those holders, they look a bit like they belong in a Corsa with a home made body kit.

I prefer something a bit simpler like this:
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/VW-BLUE-TAX-DISC-HOLDER-SCIROCCO-JETTA-BEETLE-GOLF-PASSAT-POLO-TOUAREG-TOURAN-/330999249957
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: monkeyhanger on 06 September 2013, 14:05
My anodised red Richbrook twist-open tax disc holder turned up in the post today. It looks a little pinkish (and the sticky pads are bright red – the colour I expected the holder to be TBH) – might have to send it back and get a silver or black one. Also, for what it is (“lightweight aluminium”), it weighs a lot – quite a weight to be hanging off your windscreen, those sticky pads have their work cut out.

I'm not a fan of those holders, they look a bit like they belong in a Corsa with a home made body kit.

I prefer something a bit simpler like this:
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/VW-BLUE-TAX-DISC-HOLDER-SCIROCCO-JETTA-BEETLE-GOLF-PASSAT-POLO-TOUAREG-TOURAN-/330999249957

I kind of know what you mean with the Corsa look, but got caught up with other posters ordering one. You made my mind up – it’s going back.

I do admire the engineering precision of the item, but it is massively over-engineered and is a heavy lump for what it does (hold your tax disc). It is twice as thick as I thought it would be too.

Need something that won’t have the dealership logo on it. They probably still have the rectangular holders on that have the credit card sized slot for the (now) non-existent VW assistance membership card to sit in. They haven’t issued those cards for about 5 years – they just know your car is on the system when they turn up to get you moving again after a breakdown.
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Ricepop on 06 September 2013, 14:08
My anodised red Richbrook twist-open tax disc holder turned up in the post today. It looks a little pinkish (and the sticky pads are bright red – the colour I expected the holder to be TBH) – might have to send it back and get a silver or black one. Also, for what it is (“lightweight aluminium”), it weighs a lot – quite a weight to be hanging off your windscreen, those sticky pads have their work cut out.

I'm not a fan of those holders, they look a bit like they belong in a Corsa with a home made body kit.

I prefer something a bit simpler like this:
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/VW-BLUE-TAX-DISC-HOLDER-SCIROCCO-JETTA-BEETLE-GOLF-PASSAT-POLO-TOUAREG-TOURAN-/330999249957

I kind of know what you mean with the Corsa look, but got caught up with other posters ordering one. You made my mind up – it’s going back.

I do admire the engineering precision of the item, but it is massively over-engineered and is a heavy lump for what it does (hold your tax disc). It is twice as thick as I thought it would be too.

Need something that won’t have the dealership logo on it. They probably still have the rectangular holders on that have the credit card sized slot for the (now) non-existent VW assistance membership card to sit in. They haven’t issued those cards for about 5 years – they just know your car is on the system when they turn up to get you moving again after a breakdown.

I had one of those in my mini, it took up the whole windscreen.
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Gryzor on 06 September 2013, 16:17
My anodised red Richbrook twist-open tax disc holder turned up in the post today. It looks a little pinkish (and the sticky pads are bright red – the colour I expected the holder to be TBH) – might have to send it back and get a silver or black one. Also, for what it is (“lightweight aluminium”), it weighs a lot – quite a weight to be hanging off your windscreen, those sticky pads have their work cut out.

The anodised red one does look pinkish, and gets worse with exposure to daylight (I might have mentioned this in a previous post, can't remember).  The sticky pads are not bright red, that's just a plastic cover that you remove.  Once in situ, the pads are transparent and don't stand out.  I know a few people with them, and the pads have held them in place for years (they are very soft and sticky).

I disagree with the Corsa-look, each unto their own, but it looks absolutely fine inside the GTI (the Monza Red one does anyway).  Not sure it took up the whole windscreen of a mini either! :grin:
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Ricepop on 06 September 2013, 16:30
My anodised red Richbrook twist-open tax disc holder turned up in the post today. It looks a little pinkish (and the sticky pads are bright red – the colour I expected the holder to be TBH) – might have to send it back and get a silver or black one. Also, for what it is (“lightweight aluminium”), it weighs a lot – quite a weight to be hanging off your windscreen, those sticky pads have their work cut out.

The anodised red one does look pinkish, and gets worse with exposure to daylight (I might have mentioned this in a previous post, can't remember).  The sticky pads are not bright red, that's just a plastic cover that you remove.  Once in situ, the pads are transparent and don't stand out.  I know a few people with them, and the pads have held them in place for years (they are very soft and sticky).

I disagree with the Corsa-look, each unto their own, but it looks absolutely fine inside the GTI (the Monza Red one does anyway).  Not sure it took up the whole windscreen of a mini either! :grin:


The dealer one with the slot for the card took up the whole window.
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Gryzor on 06 September 2013, 16:47
The dealer one with the slot for the card took up the whole window.

OK sorry, misunderstood what you were referencing, but being pedantic, I doubt that took up the whole windscreen either! :grin:
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: monkeyhanger on 06 September 2013, 18:52
My anodised red Richbrook twist-open tax disc holder turned up in the post today. It looks a little pinkish (and the sticky pads are bright red – the colour I expected the holder to be TBH) – might have to send it back and get a silver or black one. Also, for what it is (“lightweight aluminium”), it weighs a lot – quite a weight to be hanging off your windscreen, those sticky pads have their work cut out.

The anodised red one does look pinkish, and gets worse with exposure to daylight (I might have mentioned this in a previous post, can't remember).  The sticky pads are not bright red, that's just a plastic cover that you remove.  Once in situ, the pads are transparent and don't stand out.  I know a few people with them, and the pads have held them in place for years (they are very soft and sticky).

I disagree with the Corsa-look, each unto their own, but it looks absolutely fine inside the GTI (the Monza Red one does anyway).  Not sure it took up the whole windscreen of a mini either! :grin:

I think it's the boltholes that might make it look a bit Corsa-ish, but in the case of the Richbrook, they are actually bolts rather than something printed on.Still semi tempted with the black....

I think the same colour as the car might look naff after seeing the one that arrived - unless it exactly matches the paint shade of the car, may be better to have contrast e.g. white car/black or red holder, red car/silver or black holder, black car/red silver holder.
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Gryzor on 06 September 2013, 20:03
I definitely agree that a contrast is the way to go if you do go that route.  I had a white one held up against my old Mk5, and while the shade of it was more like pure white, it didn't look nice at all being the same colour.  With a red GTI, black would work really well as there are gloss black accents around the car and wheels.
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: monkeyhanger on 06 September 2013, 21:45
I definitely agree that a contrast is the way to go if you do go that route.  I had a white one held up against my old Mk5, and while the shade of it was more like pure white, it didn't look nice at all being the same colour.  With a red GTI, black would work really well as there are gloss black accents around the car and wheels.

Think I'll give a black one a go then, the pink/red one is definitely going back. Might still get it delivered before my car!
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Berelli on 07 September 2013, 06:50
Today is the day guys! 3:30PM!!!

J

No review yet - I got up extra early to read it. We are all waiting!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: mcmaddy on 07 September 2013, 07:10
I ordered the white one and it looks fine up against the candy white tiguan I have at the minute. will look even better on pure white. maybe white is the only colour that suits a white car? coloured ones on the white just don't do it for me.
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: dirvy on 07 September 2013, 11:43
Is there a guide to add ing photos?
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Misterp on 07 September 2013, 11:54
Is there a guide to add ing photos?

I was told photo bucket helps.

http://www.golfgtiforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=85911.0
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: CraigW on 07 September 2013, 12:16
Is there a guide to add ing photos?

Upload your photos onto photobucket and then copy the IMG link and paste into your thread  :smiley:
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Gryzor on 07 September 2013, 12:27
Think I'll give a black one a go then, the pink/red one is definitely going back. Might still get it delivered before my car!

I think it'll look really good.

I ordered the white one and it looks fine up against the candy white tiguan I have at the minute. will look even better on pure white. maybe white is the only colour that suits a white car? coloured ones on the white just don't do it for me.

Different strokes for different folks.  I personally thought white on white was a bit too much.  It looked fine, but just not for me.  I preferred the contrast of the red and the fact that it perfectly matches the red accents both inside and outside.  As has been said many times on these forums, the world would be a very boring place if we all liked the same stuff!
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: dirvy on 07 September 2013, 13:53
very quick iphone photos between showers.
Complimentary pen!!!!
temporary reg no until transfer.
[http://i1315.photobucket.com/albums/t593/david_irvine1/141_zps1fa491bb.jpg][/http://i1315.photobucket.com/albums/t593/david_irvine1/141_zps1fa491bb.jpg]
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: CraigW on 07 September 2013, 14:05
very quick iphone photos between showers.
Complimentary pen!!!!
temporary reg no until transfer.
[http://i1315.photobucket.com/albums/t593/david_irvine1/141_zps1fa491bb.jpg][/http://i1315.photobucket.com/albums/t593/david_irvine1/141_zps1fa491bb.jpg]

Are you copying the IMG link?
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Hawaii-Five-O on 07 September 2013, 14:08
very quick iphone photos between showers.
Complimentary pen!!!!
temporary reg no until transfer.
[http://i1315.photobucket.com/albums/t593/david_irvine1/141_zps1fa491bb.jpg][/http://i1315.photobucket.com/albums/t593/david_irvine1/141_zps1fa491bb.jpg]

Try this:

(http://i1315.photobucket.com/albums/t593/david_irvine1/141_zps1fa491bb.jpg)

Looking good. Still loving the Carbon Grey.
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: simonpolly on 07 September 2013, 15:14
very quick iphone photos between showers.
Complimentary pen!!!!
temporary reg no until transfer.
[http://i1315.photobucket.com/albums/t593/david_irvine1/141_zps1fa491bb.jpg][/http://i1315.photobucket.com/albums/t593/david_irvine1/141_zps1fa491bb.jpg]

Try this:

(http://i1315.photobucket.com/albums/t593/david_irvine1/141_zps1fa491bb.jpg)

Looking good. Still loving the Carbon Grey.

Bet that drive is a bugger in the winter,nice car by the way
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Gryzor on 07 September 2013, 15:45
Looking nice dirvy, congratulations on getting your new motor! :)
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Gung-Ho on 07 September 2013, 16:54
Yeah! Many congrats dirvy.... Collected mine this morning, so here's a few if my own.

I'll post a few more comments once I've had a good olde drive, but just been too busy with work.

(http://i582.photobucket.com/albums/ss268/Gung-Ho_2009/image-2.jpg) (http://s582.photobucket.com/user/Gung-Ho_2009/media/image-2.jpg.html)

(http://i582.photobucket.com/albums/ss268/Gung-Ho_2009/image-3.jpg) (http://s582.photobucket.com/user/Gung-Ho_2009/media/image-3.jpg.html)

(http://i582.photobucket.com/albums/ss268/Gung-Ho_2009/image-5.jpg) (http://s582.photobucket.com/user/Gung-Ho_2009/media/image-5.jpg.html)

(http://i582.photobucket.com/albums/ss268/Gung-Ho_2009/image-7.jpg) (http://s582.photobucket.com/user/Gung-Ho_2009/media/image-7.jpg.html)

(http://i582.photobucket.com/albums/ss268/Gung-Ho_2009/image-6.jpg) (http://s582.photobucket.com/user/Gung-Ho_2009/media/image-6.jpg.html)

(http://i582.photobucket.com/albums/ss268/Gung-Ho_2009/image-4.jpg) (http://s582.photobucket.com/user/Gung-Ho_2009/media/image-4.jpg.html)

(http://i582.photobucket.com/albums/ss268/Gung-Ho_2009/image-8.jpg) (http://s582.photobucket.com/user/Gung-Ho_2009/media/image-8.jpg.html)
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Jimble on 07 September 2013, 17:00
That looks awesome mate! Gotta get some pics of the 6 and 7 together! 8)


Nice touch with the cover over the car in the dealership! I bet my dealer won't do anything like that! :'(
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Gung-Ho on 07 September 2013, 17:16
Thanks Jim!!! It's every bit as "GOOD" as everyone says it is. The pictures really don't do it justice... I know its a cliche but its true...

Just had time for one more... (Its not a great pic, but it shows how more chisled the new Mk7 is compared to the old Mk6)

(http://i582.photobucket.com/albums/ss268/Gung-Ho_2009/image-11.jpg) (http://s582.photobucket.com/user/Gung-Ho_2009/media/image-11.jpg.html)


Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Berelli on 07 September 2013, 17:19
More we want more!!!!!!!!!!!! full blow by blow account of the first drive and the aural experience too.
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: matchboy on 07 September 2013, 17:20
Those wheels look fantastic - great looking motor!!
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: CraigW on 07 September 2013, 17:24
Fantastic looking car pal. The alloys look amazing especially with the bigger brakes
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: CraigW on 07 September 2013, 17:25
very quick iphone photos between showers.
Complimentary pen!!!!
temporary reg no until transfer.
[http://i1315.photobucket.com/albums/t593/david_irvine1/141_zps1fa491bb.jpg][/http://i1315.photobucket.com/albums/t593/david_irvine1/141_zps1fa491bb.jpg]

Dirvy, congrats mate but need to see more pics  :smiley: :smiley:
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: mk7gti on 07 September 2013, 18:02
I can't wait for Wednesday now :smiley: as you say the car looks amazing in the flesh. I have only seen mine after arriving off the transporter and it was filthy and it looked amazing...
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Hawaii-Five-O on 07 September 2013, 18:04
@Gung-Ho

Dude, the car looks awesome! Nice touch with the sheet. Really, really love the Santiago 19's. Immense!

Looks so clean in the pics. Did the dealer detail it for you or did you do it post pick-up?

I know all Mk7 GTI's look the same but its still exciting to see peoples pics.

Enjoy, enjoy, enjoy :smiley:
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: linc-dub on 07 September 2013, 18:34
Really good to see the Mk7 at the side of the Mk6 - as said its a lot sharper in design!
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Gryzor on 07 September 2013, 18:39
Looks fantastic Gung-Ho, and those larger brakes look good in the larger wheels - not seen them up close inside 18s yet.  Massive congrats, totally worth the wait eh?! The 19s look a bugger to clean though!

I also took a photo of mine with the sheet on, and funnily enough, a close up of the wheel peeking out like you did too - just left those on my phone though!  Looking forward to hearing your views on how the car itself drives and how you get on with all of the kit.
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: monkeyhanger on 07 September 2013, 19:01
That looks awesome mate! Gotta get some pics of the 6 and 7 together! 8)


Nice touch with the cover over the car in the dealership! I bet my dealer won't do anything like that! :'(

The cover at my dealers will probably say "you've got it now, so stop moaning and f**k off for 3 years!".  :grin:
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Jimble on 07 September 2013, 19:44
That looks awesome mate! Gotta get some pics of the 6 and 7 together! 8)


Nice touch with the cover over the car in the dealership! I bet my dealer won't do anything like that! :'(

The cover at my dealers will probably say "you've got it now, so stop moaning and f**k off for 3 years!".  ;D


 :D ;D :D ;D :D ;D
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: GolfTi on 07 September 2013, 19:53
Simply stunning.
 :cool:
 :cool:
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Misterp on 07 September 2013, 19:58
That looks awesome mate! Gotta get some pics of the 6 and 7 together! 8)


Nice touch with the cover over the car in the dealership! I bet my dealer won't do anything like that! :'(

The cover at my dealers will probably say "you've got it now, so stop moaning and f**k off for 3 years!".  :grin:


@ monkeyhanger   :laugh: :laugh: 

That car looks the business. Congrats mate. Saw an edition 35 today and the rims on that look sharp but the 19s look epic
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Misterp on 07 September 2013, 21:16
Also, seeing as we are on the new arrivals thread. Are people going to have a new car detail to protect the interior and exterior.
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Gung-Ho on 07 September 2013, 21:24
Thanks for all your comments guys!!! I hope you all get yours real soon, cos the car is simply "EPIC!"
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: CraigW on 07 September 2013, 21:24
Also, seeing as we are on the new arrivals thread. Are people going to have a new car detail to protect the interior and exterior.

http://www.golfgtiforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=254791.0
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: GTI7me on 07 September 2013, 22:00
Today is the day guys! 3:30PM!!!

J

No review yet - I got up extra early to read it. We are all waiting!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sorry guys! I have been so busy! I will post pictures and a mini review tomorrow. All i am going to say so far is that it is absolutely incredible. Over the 100 miles i have driven it i literally can't find anything i don't like. And it handles SO SO well. Massive improvement over the Mk6!

J
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Misterp on 07 September 2013, 22:21
Also, seeing as we are on the new arrivals thread. Are people going to have a new car detail to protect the interior and exterior.

http://www.golfgtiforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=254791.0

Thanks mate
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: CraigW on 07 September 2013, 22:27
Also, seeing as we are on the new arrivals thread. Are people going to have a new car detail to protect the interior and exterior.

http://www.golfgtiforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=254791.0

Thanks mate

No problem. I think its definitely worth consideration especially with the winter months coming up. You want to keep your car in tip top condition
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Gung-Ho on 07 September 2013, 22:40
Those wheels look fantastic - great looking motor!!

Just a warning mate as I know you've opted for the 19"s... They definitely look the Part, but my God the ride can be quite harsh at times. Its generally unnoticeable on the move, but when you hit a speed bump you certainly know about it.  The impact was so harsh, I thought I'd buckled the alloys. Ive ran 19"s in the past (on other vehicles) and never had this problem before.

Didn't think it would be a problem with the ACC (DCC), but even in comfort mode it made very little difference whatsoever. Could be the Dunlops I'm running or the fact they've been over inflated. I'll have to check.
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: dirvy on 07 September 2013, 22:44
my early impression is stiffer ride . only 18s. i have pana roof
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Gung-Ho on 07 September 2013, 22:49
@Gung-Ho

Dude, the car looks awesome! Nice touch with the sheet. Really, really love the Santiago 19's. Immense!

Looks so clean in the pics. Did the dealer detail it for you or did you do it post pick-up?

I know all Mk7 GTI's look the same but its still exciting to see peoples pics.

Enjoy, enjoy, enjoy :smiley:

Thanx mate... Dealer did a pretty good job detailing the car. The 'Autoglym' treatment was part of the deal. I know a lot of diehard detailers on here will frown upon the Autoglym treatment but I think it looks & works OK.
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Misterp on 08 September 2013, 00:49
Also, seeing as we are on the new arrivals thread. Are people going to have a new car detail to protect the interior and exterior.

http://www.golfgtiforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=254791.0

Thanks mate

No problem. I think its definitely worth consideration especially with the winter months coming up. You want to keep your car in tip top condition

that what I thought but quickly reading the thread you posted and now i'm thinking can I do it myself  :undecided: save some money every little helps.  :grin:

wouldnt even know which products to use etc (first time i'm buying a new car you see)  also in and around brum I am being quoted £250.00 plus.
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: CraigW on 08 September 2013, 01:03
Also, seeing as we are on the new arrivals thread. Are people going to have a new car detail to protect the interior and exterior.

http://www.golfgtiforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=254791.0

Thanks mate

No problem. I think its definitely worth consideration especially with the winter months coming up. You want to keep your car in tip top condition

that what I thought but quickly reading the thread you posted and now i'm thinking can I do it myself  :undecided: save some money every little helps.  :grin:

wouldnt even know which products to use etc (first time i'm buying a new car you see)  also in and around brum I am being quoted £250.00 plus.

It's not cheap that's for sure. It cost me £350 but when you think about how much the car is costing you it's a sound investment
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Hawaii-Five-O on 08 September 2013, 08:12

that what I thought but quickly reading the thread you posted and now i'm thinking can I do it myself  :undecided: save some money every little helps.  :grin:

wouldnt even know which products to use etc (first time i'm buying a new car you see)  also in and around brum I am being quoted £250.00 plus.

@Misterp Have you spent some time reading this brilliant archive post....

http://www.golfgtiforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=66113.0

It's got pretty much everything you need to know about detailing :smiley:
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: monkeyhanger on 08 September 2013, 09:17
The G-Techniq range impressed me when we treated my dad's new GTD. Easy to apply and great results (just use sparingly - my dad used far too much of it, all part of the learning curve for mine!). Used C2V3 sealant and their fabric protector.
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: MajorKhan on 08 September 2013, 16:15
@gung hoes car....rear spoiler is black when car is white.
I like the look, is this an additional bit of kit? How did you get is black, from the dealers?
Ta
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Hawaii-Five-O on 08 September 2013, 16:28
@gung hoes car....rear spoiler is black when car is white.
I like the look, is this an additional bit of kit? How did you get is black, from the dealers?
Ta

It's not optional body kit, its the standard design of the car. Your's will look the same  :wink:
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: GTI7me on 08 September 2013, 18:33
Pictures later guys ;)
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: firefly125 on 08 September 2013, 18:44
you tease  :tongue:
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: theflash on 08 September 2013, 19:48
The G-Techniq range impressed me when we treated my dad's new GTD. Easy to apply and great results (just use sparingly - my dad used far too much of it, all part of the learning curve for mine!). Used C2V3 sealant and their fabric protector.

This is exactly my plan  :grin:
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: CraigW on 08 September 2013, 19:54
The G-Techniq range impressed me when we treated my dad's new GTD. Easy to apply and great results (just use sparingly - my dad used far too much of it, all part of the learning curve for mine!). Used C2V3 sealant and their fabric protector.

This is exactly my plan  :grin:

It's easy to apply but it's an absolute back breaker to rub in. Just spent the last three hours applying to my girlfriends new DS3. Hoping to see some good results when it next rains and that there will be some more nice beads of water aside from those that were lashing of my forehead  :grin:
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: monkeyhanger on 08 September 2013, 21:45
The G-Techniq range impressed me when we treated my dad's new GTD. Easy to apply and great results (just use sparingly - my dad used far too much of it, all part of the learning curve for mine!). Used C2V3 sealant and their fabric protector.

This is exactly my plan  :grin:

It's easy to apply but it's an absolute back breaker to rub in. Just spent the last three hours applying to my girlfriends new DS3. Hoping to see some good results when it next rains and that there will be some more nice beads of water aside from those that were lashing of my forehead  :grin:

You can feel the results straight away - my dad's car felt like it was coated in Teflon. Took me about an hour and a half to rub in and off, i'm sure i'd have knocked 1/2 an hour off that if so much hadn't been applied. It was quite disturbing though, trying to temper the amount of rubbing force required vs trying not to damage the bodywork - the roof was a lot more flexible than my Scirocco - was scared of putting a dint in it!
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: GTI7me on 08 September 2013, 22:12
Well here it is at last guys...

(http://i1247.photobucket.com/albums/gg639/thefpvadventures/IMG_1466_zpscdb57542.jpg) (http://s1247.photobucket.com/user/thefpvadventures/media/IMG_1466_zpscdb57542.jpg.html)

(http://i1247.photobucket.com/albums/gg639/thefpvadventures/IMG_1586_zpsf430c816.jpg) (http://s1247.photobucket.com/user/thefpvadventures/media/IMG_1586_zpsf430c816.jpg.html)

(http://i1247.photobucket.com/albums/gg639/thefpvadventures/IMG_1684_zps0212510e.jpg) (http://s1247.photobucket.com/user/thefpvadventures/media/IMG_1684_zps0212510e.jpg.html)

(http://i1247.photobucket.com/albums/gg639/thefpvadventures/IMG_1677_zps84b70d89.jpg) (http://s1247.photobucket.com/user/thefpvadventures/media/IMG_1677_zps84b70d89.jpg.html)

(http://i1247.photobucket.com/albums/gg639/thefpvadventures/IMG_1692_zps66970a28.jpg) (http://s1247.photobucket.com/user/thefpvadventures/media/IMG_1692_zps66970a28.jpg.html)

(http://i1247.photobucket.com/albums/gg639/thefpvadventures/IMG_1697_zpsa65c057b.jpg) (http://s1247.photobucket.com/user/thefpvadventures/media/IMG_1697_zpsa65c057b.jpg.html)

(http://i1247.photobucket.com/albums/gg639/thefpvadventures/IMG_1614_zps9d65f34c.jpg) (http://s1247.photobucket.com/user/thefpvadventures/media/IMG_1614_zps9d65f34c.jpg.html)

(http://i1247.photobucket.com/albums/gg639/thefpvadventures/IMG_1667_zpsde2f3ab8.jpg) (http://s1247.photobucket.com/user/thefpvadventures/media/IMG_1667_zpsde2f3ab8.jpg.html)

(http://i1247.photobucket.com/albums/gg639/thefpvadventures/IMG_1633_zps697c6fc4.jpg) (http://s1247.photobucket.com/user/thefpvadventures/media/IMG_1633_zps697c6fc4.jpg.html)

(http://i1247.photobucket.com/albums/gg639/thefpvadventures/IMG_1650_zpsf5be2656.jpg) (http://s1247.photobucket.com/user/thefpvadventures/media/IMG_1650_zpsf5be2656.jpg.html)

(http://i1247.photobucket.com/albums/gg639/thefpvadventures/IMG_1553_zpsb33510d7.jpg) (http://s1247.photobucket.com/user/thefpvadventures/media/IMG_1553_zpsb33510d7.jpg.html)

(http://i1247.photobucket.com/albums/gg639/thefpvadventures/IMG_1546_zps7749a293.jpg) (http://s1247.photobucket.com/user/thefpvadventures/media/IMG_1546_zps7749a293.jpg.html)

(http://i1247.photobucket.com/albums/gg639/thefpvadventures/IMG_1538_zps657d4102.jpg) (http://s1247.photobucket.com/user/thefpvadventures/media/IMG_1538_zps657d4102.jpg.html)

(http://i1247.photobucket.com/albums/gg639/thefpvadventures/IMG_1530_zps36a07c1f.jpg) (http://s1247.photobucket.com/user/thefpvadventures/media/IMG_1530_zps36a07c1f.jpg.html)

(http://i1247.photobucket.com/albums/gg639/thefpvadventures/IMG_1466_zpscdb57542.jpg) (http://s1247.photobucket.com/user/thefpvadventures/media/IMG_1466_zpscdb57542.jpg.html)

Hope you like them!

I would like to add a massive thank you to PeekMe Studios based in West Yorkshire for the photo's, they really do the car justice. If anyone is thinking about getting some professional photo's taken then i highly recommend them.

J
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Jimble on 08 September 2013, 22:17
And now we know why it's taken so long! Awesome!! 8)
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Bill_the_Bear on 08 September 2013, 22:33
Great photos :drool:
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: CraigW on 08 September 2013, 22:47
Whoaa those photos are awesome!! Wish I was that good with a camera
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: matchboy on 08 September 2013, 22:48
 :shocked: Wow, great pics!! They've done a brilliant job! Awesome car too!!
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: GTI7me on 08 September 2013, 22:51
Thanks guy's. Amazing thing is that i didn't actually remove the reg plate!

J
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: dippy_x on 08 September 2013, 22:54
Best photos ever!  Car nice too!  :laugh:
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: sam67GTD on 09 September 2013, 00:21
As a professional photographer myself, I can appreciate the work that's gone into that shoot! Awesome car too, loving the GTI  :cool:
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Gung-Ho on 09 September 2013, 07:15
Loving the Pics & Car!!! They look teal menacing... Hope you're enjoying the new car as much as I am (although I'm now wishing I had gone with the original alloys like yourself... The 19"s are causing me a real headache with the the shocking ride quality! :cry:)
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: monkeyhanger on 09 September 2013, 07:53
Loving the Pics & Car!!! They look teal menacing... Hope you're enjoying the new car as much as I am (although I'm now wishing I had gone with the original alloys like yourself... The 19"s are causing me a real headache with the the shocking ride quality! :cry:)

You might find someone here with a sunroof who wanted Santiagos who might swap you and give you some cash.
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: GTI7me on 09 September 2013, 07:57
Loving the Pics & Car!!! They look teal menacing... Hope you're enjoying the new car as much as I am (although I'm now wishing I had gone with the original alloys like yourself... The 19"s are causing me a real headache with the the shocking ride quality! :cry:)

I would see if someone would like to buy your alloys from you. Chances are someone will do!

Then you can get some BBS CH  :cool: :cool:

J
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: CraigW on 09 September 2013, 08:03
Loving the Pics & Car!!! They look teal menacing... Hope you're enjoying the new car as much as I am (although I'm now wishing I had gone with the original alloys like yourself... The 19"s are causing me a real headache with the the shocking ride quality! :cry:)

You might find someone here with a sunroof who wanted Santiagos who might swap you and give you some cash.

Agreed. Don't think you would have any shortage of takers for them
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: monsta on 09 September 2013, 09:24
Loving the Pics & Car!!! They look teal menacing... Hope you're enjoying the new car as much as I am (although I'm now wishing I had gone with the original alloys like yourself... The 19"s are causing me a real headache with the the shocking ride quality! :cry:)

Just wondered if you have you driven a GTI with the 18's?  I've gone for the sunroof so can't go for 19" wheels but would be interested in them potentially :)
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Gryzor on 09 September 2013, 11:34
Yeah, really nice photos, and naturally an awesome car!  Great choice of colour, number of doors and wheel size! ;)  A colleague of mine knows somebody who photographs cars at motoring events and car clubs, and after telling them about my car, he said he'd like to do a bit of a photo shoot.  After seeing those photos, I may just take him up on that offer!  :grin:
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: GTI7me on 09 September 2013, 11:35
Yeah, really nice photos, and naturally an awesome car!  Great choice of colour, number of doors and wheel size! ;)  A colleague of mine knows somebody who photographs cars at motoring events and car clubs, and after telling them about my car, he said he'd like to do a bit of a photo shoot.  After seeing those photos, I may just take him up on that offer!  :grin:

I would definitely recommend it. It just makes the whole experience  even better  :grin: :grin:

J
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: KyleB on 09 September 2013, 21:45
Pictures look amazing.

Only downside I can see on the GTD and GTI is that the dials look a bit naff with the kmh readings on them. Shame they don't just have mph
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: matchboy on 09 September 2013, 22:41
Pictures look amazing.

Only downside I can see on the GTD and GTI is that the dials look a bit naff with the kmh readings on them. Shame they don't just have mph

I said the same thing to the wife yesterday while driving this courtesy mk7. The dial is far too cluttered and its quite annoying.
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: theflash on 09 September 2013, 22:53
Pictures look amazing.

Only downside I can see on the GTD and GTI is that the dials look a bit naff with the kmh readings on them. Shame they don't just have mph

I said the same thing to the wife yesterday while driving this courtesy mk7. The dial is far too cluttered and its quite annoying.

Annoying - really?

I thought they all came like that incase you want to drive abroad?
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: CraigW on 09 September 2013, 23:02
Pictures look amazing.

Only downside I can see on the GTD and GTI is that the dials look a bit naff with the kmh readings on them. Shame they don't just have mph

I said the same thing to the wife yesterday while driving this courtesy mk7. The dial is far too cluttered and its quite annoying.

The dials are not the greatest but I hardly ever tend to look at them as I much prefer the digital speedometer on the MFD
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: theflash on 09 September 2013, 23:05
Pictures look amazing.

Only downside I can see on the GTD and GTI is that the dials look a bit naff with the kmh readings on them. Shame they don't just have mph

I said the same thing to the wife yesterday while driving this courtesy mk7. The dial is far too cluttered and its quite annoying.

The dials are not the greatest but I hardly ever tend to look at them as I much prefer the digital speedometer on the MFD

In between switching the tunes  :grin:
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: CraigW on 09 September 2013, 23:27
Pictures look amazing.

Only downside I can see on the GTD and GTI is that the dials look a bit naff with the kmh readings on them. Shame they don't just have mph

I said the same thing to the wife yesterday while driving this courtesy mk7. The dial is far too cluttered and its quite annoying.

The dials are not the greatest but I hardly ever tend to look at them as I much prefer the digital speedometer on the MFD

In between switching the tunes  :grin:

 :grin: :grin: :grin: The DIS or whatever its called nowadays
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: GTI7me on 09 September 2013, 23:29
Pictures look amazing.

Only downside I can see on the GTD and GTI is that the dials look a bit naff with the kmh readings on them. Shame they don't just have mph

Yeah, a bit like our Polo, it just looks clean and simple.

(http://i1247.photobucket.com/albums/gg639/thefpvadventures/DSC_0092_zps335a0c1b.jpg) (http://s1247.photobucket.com/user/thefpvadventures/media/DSC_0092_zps335a0c1b.jpg.html)

J
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Jimble on 09 September 2013, 23:44
Pictures look amazing.

Only downside I can see on the GTD and GTI is that the dials look a bit naff with the kmh readings on them. Shame they don't just have mph

I said the same thing to the wife yesterday while driving this courtesy mk7. The dial is far too cluttered and its quite annoying.

Annoying - really?

I thought they all came like that incase you want to drive abroad?


Very early mk6's had both on the dial but they changed to miles only and digital km/h soon after launch, i reckon they'll probably do the same with the 7? >:(
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Lendo on 10 September 2013, 00:04
Is there a guide somewhere on how to upload pics?

Saw mine today for the first time. Turns out the UK leather does get the red stitching, looks awesome!
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Jimble on 10 September 2013, 07:25
http://www.golfgtiforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=85911.0

:afro:
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: monkeyhanger on 10 September 2013, 08:08
Hoping to post here later today if the rain holds off (for G-Techniq application) and my dealer doesn't let me down.
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: matchboy on 10 September 2013, 08:22
Hoping to post here later today if the rain holds off (for G-Techniq application) and my dealer doesn't let me down.

Fingers crossed for you MH!
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Ricepop on 10 September 2013, 09:34
I'm getting bored of waiting now :sad:
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Misterp on 10 September 2013, 09:37
Hoping to post here later today if the rain holds off (for G-Techniq application) and my dealer doesn't let me down.

Monkeyhanger - I take it your detailing it yourself. Look forward to seein the results may help make my mind up about what I want to do.
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: matchboy on 10 September 2013, 09:46
I'm getting bored of waiting now :sad:

I have to say I'm with you on this one.  I know it'll be worth it in the end blah blah blah but having waited so long for it to even be built, then having to wait (10 days so far) for it to be put on a boat, is grating ever so slightly....
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: monkeyhanger on 10 September 2013, 10:01
Hoping to post here later today if the rain holds off (for G-Techniq application) and my dealer doesn't let me down.

Monkeyhanger - I take it your detailing it yourself. Look forward to seein the results may help make my mind up about what I want to do.

You can already see some results on your chosen colour from when we did my dad’s DBP – the car looked like it was made from black glass. Very shiny (page 8 or 9 of new arrivals?). Just don’t use too much of the C2V3 or it will be a bugger to get the excess off without using a dozen microfibre cloths. The treatment is holding up very well 11 weeks in – water and muck still sliding off nicely. No harder to apply than a thorough waxing, maybe with a little more wipe off/buff than waxing.
I will do my best to get some pics of mine before it gets dark tonight, if I get my car today (still haven’t heard from the dealership – hope he’s cracking on with the paperwork, will phone at lunchtime if he hasn’t contacted me by then to make pick-up arrangements).
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: monkeyhanger on 10 September 2013, 10:04
You will get your buzz back when it is on it’s way, for about a day when you see it has been put on a ship and then arrived at port. And then you’ll get bored of it waiting dockside before a transporter picks it up. Then it’ll arrive at the dealership and you’ll wonder why the feck your dealer hasn’t rang you yet to arrange collection (going through this right now).
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Misterp on 10 September 2013, 10:14
Hoping to post here later today if the rain holds off (for G-Techniq application) and my dealer doesn't let me down.

Monkeyhanger - I take it your detailing it yourself. Look forward to seein the results may help make my mind up about what I want to do.

You can already see some results on your chosen colour from when we did my dad’s DBP – the car looked like it was made from black glass. Very shiny (page 8 or 9 of new arrivals?). Just don’t use too much of the C2V3 or it will be a bugger to get the excess off without using a dozen microfibre cloths. The treatment is holding up very well 11 weeks in – water and muck still sliding off nicely. No harder to apply than a thorough waxing, maybe with a little more wipe off/buff than waxing.
I will do my best to get some pics of mine before it gets dark tonight, if I get my car today (still haven’t heard from the dealership – hope he’s cracking on with the paperwork, will phone at lunchtime if he hasn’t contacted me by then to make pick-up arrangements).

I'll have a butchers. Did you snow foam it to begin with then rinse and shampoo then treat with the g techniq.
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: matchboy on 10 September 2013, 10:22
You will get your buzz back when it is on it’s way, for about a day when you see it has been put on a ship and then arrived at port. And then you’ll get bored of it waiting dockside before a transporter picks it up. Then it’ll arrive at the dealership and you’ll wonder why the feck your dealer hasn’t rang you yet to arrange collection (going through this right now).

 :grin: :grin: Ah, the joys of ordering a new VW!  :laugh:
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Ricepop on 10 September 2013, 11:26
You will get your buzz back when it is on it’s way, for about a day when you see it has been put on a ship and then arrived at port. And then you’ll get bored of it waiting dockside before a transporter picks it up. Then it’ll arrive at the dealership and you’ll wonder why the feck your dealer hasn’t rang you yet to arrange collection (going through this right now).

Been waiting almost 5 months now and the car isn't even built yet, I recon I have another 6 weeks to wait.
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: matchboy on 10 September 2013, 11:37
You will get your buzz back when it is on it’s way, for about a day when you see it has been put on a ship and then arrived at port. And then you’ll get bored of it waiting dockside before a transporter picks it up. Then it’ll arrive at the dealership and you’ll wonder why the feck your dealer hasn’t rang you yet to arrange collection (going through this right now).

Been waiting almost 5 months now and the car isn't even built yet, I recon I have another 6 weeks to wait.

Yeah, I shouldn't moan as at least mine has been built.  Its ridiculous, I for one will not be buying at launch again.
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Misterp on 10 September 2013, 11:55
You will get your buzz back when it is on it’s way, for about a day when you see it has been put on a ship and then arrived at port. And then you’ll get bored of it waiting dockside before a transporter picks it up. Then it’ll arrive at the dealership and you’ll wonder why the feck your dealer hasn’t rang you yet to arrange collection (going through this right now).

Been waiting almost 5 months now and the car isn't even built yet, I recon I have another 6 weeks to wait.

Yeah, I shouldn't moan as at least mine has been built.  Its ridiculous, I for one will not be buying at launch again.

That's what I said to the mrs today.
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: matchboy on 10 September 2013, 11:59
That's what I said to the mrs today.

Even though I'm sure I'll be ultra excited whenever it does actually turn up, I'm not sure it will have been worth this arduous wait.  I'll only buy a VW a year after launch from now on, or a second hand one.  It has certainly taken the shine off it for sure.  And I know I shouldn't moan as we are all lucky enough to be able to afford a new car when many can't, however I can't help it!  :laugh:
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: monkeyhanger on 10 September 2013, 12:09
That's what I said to the mrs today.

Even though I'm sure I'll be ultra excited whenever it does actually turn up, I'm not sure it will have been worth this arduous wait.  I'll only buy a VW a year after launch from now on, or a second hand one.  It has certainly taken the shine off it for sure.  And I know I shouldn't moan as we are all lucky enough to be able to afford a new car when many can't, however I can't help it!  :laugh:

This wait for a car has been an invaluable experience in patience that will come in handy for when I win the lottery and put an order in for a Lambo.

Still no word from my dealer – time to ring him I think!
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Misterp on 10 September 2013, 12:17
That's what I said to the mrs today.

Even though I'm sure I'll be ultra excited whenever it does actually turn up, I'm not sure it will have been worth this arduous wait.  I'll only buy a VW a year after launch from now on, or a second hand one.  It has certainly taken the shine off it for sure.  And I know I shouldn't moan as we are all lucky enough to be able to afford a new car when many can't, however I can't help it!  :laugh:

This wait for a car has been an invaluable experience in patience that will come in handy for when I win the lottery and put an order in for a Lambo.

Still no word from my dealer – time to ring him I think!

This is the first and prob last time I purchase a new car it's completely wrecked the experience. Build week delays, then bloody build delays then shipping delays. It's just delays they should come out with a car called vw delay (poor joke I know).

I mean I feel sorry for ppl who ordered before me and still not even confirmed for a build.

Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: matchboy on 10 September 2013, 12:32
That's what I said to the mrs today.

Even though I'm sure I'll be ultra excited whenever it does actually turn up, I'm not sure it will have been worth this arduous wait.  I'll only buy a VW a year after launch from now on, or a second hand one.  It has certainly taken the shine off it for sure.  And I know I shouldn't moan as we are all lucky enough to be able to afford a new car when many can't, however I can't help it!  :laugh:

This wait for a car has been an invaluable experience in patience that will come in handy for when I win the lottery and put an order in for a Lambo.

Still no word from my dealer – time to ring him I think!

This is the first and prob last time I purchase a new car it's completely wrecked the experience. Build week delays, then bloody build delays then shipping delays. It's just delays they should come out with a car called vw delay (poor joke I know).

I mean I feel sorry for ppl who ordered before me and still not even confirmed for a build.

Yeah, I have to say thinking about how I feel today (strangely depressed about the whole thing), I'll only buy second hand from now on.  At least then when you want the car you go out and buy it and get it straight away, no dealing with being lied to, delays etc etc.  What gets me is I've been told mine will be on a boat this week, but they can't say for sure or what boat it will be on - I cannot believe that the shipping companies run on a random schedule and don't know what cargo they are carrying, they will be a manifesto somewhere!  It all smacks to me of no shipping this week as it appears that when things are on track VW give you specific information, and when they know there is yet another delay they fob the customer off with non specific flowery bullsh!t so that you don't get wound up or keep contacting them for further updates.  (unts.
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Misterp on 10 September 2013, 12:53
Is this the type of stuff you mean matchboy:

This is a text I had from my dealer Hi, I have checked on your Golf GTD today and it is due to board the ship any day now. I will check the progress daily and update you. Regards, Mat @ VW

Any day wtf I wanna know the exact day so that I can go in the powder blue beetle and watch it dock into one of the ports so I know they are not spewin  :sick:

Sometimes I find myself wondering why bother just fricking cancel. But then I'm back to square one.
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: matchboy on 10 September 2013, 12:56
Sometimes I find myself wondering why bother just fricking cancel. But then I'm back to square one.

Well hopefully you will get yours soon.  I certainly wouldn't have bothered buying a VW if I'd known about this in April.

As an aside, I have a client who ordered a GTD first week of June - he's been told he won't get it till January at the earliest - how he hasn't cancelled I don't know....
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Misterp on 10 September 2013, 12:59
Sometimes I find myself wondering why bother just fricking cancel. But then I'm back to square one.

Well hopefully you will get yours soon.  I certainly wouldn't have bothered buying a VW if I'd known about this in April.

As an aside, I have a client who ordered a GTD first week of June - he's been told he won't get it till January at the earliest - how he hasn't cancelled I don't know....

Patience is a true virtue...... Apparently.

I haven't seen any gti's or GTDs in Brum. At this rate I won't see any.
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: matchboy on 10 September 2013, 13:01
Sometimes I find myself wondering why bother just fricking cancel. But then I'm back to square one.

Well hopefully you will get yours soon.  I certainly wouldn't have bothered buying a VW if I'd known about this in April.

As an aside, I have a client who ordered a GTD first week of June - he's been told he won't get it till January at the earliest - how he hasn't cancelled I don't know....

Patience is a true virtue...... Apparently.

I haven't seen any gti's or GTDs in Brum. At this rate I won't see any.

Well at least when yours turns up it'll be the only one in your area  :grin:  I haven't seen any on the roads either, my missus saw a white (shocker  :lipsrsealed: :laugh:) GTI a few months ago in Cambridge but that's it!  That at least makes me feel a little better knowing there are none on the roads  :laugh:
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Misterp on 10 September 2013, 13:05
And where I live in Brum ones at be very careful  :laugh:
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: monkeyhanger on 10 September 2013, 13:21
Red GTD confirmed to be prowling the Toon from 4pm tonight!
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: matchboy on 10 September 2013, 13:28
Red GTD confirmed to be prowling the Toon from 4pm tonight!

Great news MH!!
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Misterp on 10 September 2013, 13:29
Red GTD confirmed to be prowling the Toon from 4pm tonight!

Great news MH!!


Looking forward to the pics.
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: monkeyhanger on 10 September 2013, 13:31
Red GTD confirmed to be prowling the Toon from 4pm tonight!

Great news MH!!


Looking forward to the pics.

Bet it pisses it down tonight to stop me applying the C2V3!  :grin:
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Bill_the_Bear on 10 September 2013, 13:44
Sometimes I find myself wondering why bother just fricking cancel. But then I'm back to square one.

I'm now seriously sceptical about ordering a car close to launch, regardless of brand.  However I would say it hasn't put me off buying new as the benefits are still there and (at the risk of stirring) my BMW order is going to be less than a month from order placed to hand over complete.  Thats f**king amazing.  Its also saved me a ton of cash.  So there are good options out there.  I'm sure the boot could have been on the other foot and another time it might be BMW with the delays.

I guess it pays to wait a few months and research current buyer experience before placing an order!
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: monkeyhanger on 10 September 2013, 14:21
Sometimes I find myself wondering why bother just fricking cancel. But then I'm back to square one.

I'm now seriously sceptical about ordering a car close to launch, regardless of brand.  However I would say it hasn't put me off buying new as the benefits are still there and (at the risk of stirring) my BMW order is going to be less than a month from order placed to hand over complete.  Thats f**king amazing.  Its also saved me a ton of cash.  So there are good options out there.  I'm sure the boot could have been on the other foot and another time it might be BMW with the delays.

I guess it pays to wait a few months and research current buyer experience before placing an order!

Well you see, with the shoe on the other foot, although I’d have rather had my car in July, the wait has saved me a lot of cash – that fixed p/x pays dividends on a delayed order, and driving around in a Scirocco while waiting was no real hardship. I seriously doubt the receiving dealership will make more than a grand on my Scirocco due to the time that has panned out. Will you do a fixed p/x next time if you are not selling privately?

Buying launch cars? Not for the faint hearted it seems, although my Feb 09 order for my first Scirocco was fulfilled very quickly, pretty much on launch of the TDI engine availability in the Scirocco. I think it was the timing then though – the economy was well and truly in the toilet at that point (but 15% VAT – get in!). People were cutting right back, car dealerships were desolate places. I managed to get a sizeable discount out of Benfield, so times must have been hard! Give it 18 months and (for the GTI at least) I think you’ll be able to pick one up as a new order with a 12-14 weeks delivery as demand aligns itself with allocation availability once the initial rush dies down.

It’s amazing how mellow you get on collection day – I know I’ll be feeling glad I hung in there after 4pm tonight.
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Bill_the_Bear on 10 September 2013, 14:53
Will you do a fixed p/x next time if you are not selling privately?

Yep, that is another lesson learnt!  I'm fortunate because I've sold my car to my Dad who is giving me less than he would have to pay a dealer but more than I would have got trading it in back in April.  So its a win-win all round.  I'm very fortunate this happened to be honest and it probably has saved me £1-1.5k.  Coupled with the discount on the new car I've ended up quids in, bit of a turnaround from a month ago when I was pretty pissed at the mounting costs and depreciating p/x value.

I've completely changed my mind on the GTI now.  If I was buying again I'd do everything to minimise cost.  Cut the options back and look for a good discount before signing, even if it means waiting.  Under £26k its a steal, but at the £32k I was going to pay (including discount) its too expensive.  Having secured a deal on a car worth nearly 20% more than that for 5% less makes me realise it wasn't good value for money.  Well... not for me.

Like I say, its been nothing if not a learning experience! :undecided:
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Ricepop on 10 September 2013, 15:10
Sometimes I find myself wondering why bother just fricking cancel. But then I'm back to square one.

I'm now seriously sceptical about ordering a car close to launch, regardless of brand.  However I would say it hasn't put me off buying new as the benefits are still there and (at the risk of stirring) my BMW order is going to be less than a month from order placed to hand over complete.  Thats f**king amazing.  Its also saved me a ton of cash.  So there are good options out there.  I'm sure the boot could have been on the other foot and another time it might be BMW with the delays.

I guess it pays to wait a few months and research current buyer experience before placing an order!

Well you see, with the shoe on the other foot, although I’d have rather had my car in July, the wait has saved me a lot of cash – that fixed p/x pays dividends on a delayed order, and driving around in a Scirocco while waiting was no real hardship. I seriously doubt the receiving dealership will make more than a grand on my Scirocco due to the time that has panned out. Will you do a fixed p/x next time if you are not selling privately?

Buying launch cars? Not for the faint hearted it seems, although my Feb 09 order for my first Scirocco was fulfilled very quickly, pretty much on launch of the TDI engine availability in the Scirocco. I think it was the timing then though – the economy was well and truly in the toilet at that point (but 15% VAT – get in!). People were cutting right back, car dealerships were desolate places. I managed to get a sizeable discount out of Benfield, so times must have been hard! Give it 18 months and (for the GTI at least) I think you’ll be able to pick one up as a new order with a 12-14 weeks delivery as demand aligns itself with allocation availability once the initial rush dies down.

It’s amazing how mellow you get on collection day – I know I’ll be feeling glad I hung in there after 4pm tonight.

54 mins, best start biting those nails.

Looking forward to seeing a red one :smiley:
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Bill_the_Bear on 10 September 2013, 15:11
Surely he's already pacing the dealership floor? :evil:

I know I know, don't call me Shirley.
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: p3asa on 10 September 2013, 15:13
I don't think its the length of time people have to wait that is the problem, its the transparency or rather lack of it in the whole process.

If my car was due to be changed in 6 months, I'd walk into the garage tomorrow and order and happily wait the 6 months if that is how long "they say it will take".

But to be told 12 -16 weeks then add another 10 on is just a nonsense.
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Bill_the_Bear on 10 September 2013, 15:38
I don't think its the length of time people have to wait that is the problem, its the transparency or rather lack of it in the whole process.

If my car was due to be changed in 6 months, I'd walk into the garage tomorrow and order and happily wait the 6 months if that is how long "they say it will take".

But to be told 12 -16 weeks then add another 10 on is just a nonsense.

I bet every one on here agrees with this 100%.

Also something about not telling porkies when unexpected delays arise.
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: dippy_x on 10 September 2013, 17:00
Red GTD confirmed to be prowling the Toon from 4pm tonight!

It's been almost an hour and still no photos  :laugh:
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Misterp on 10 September 2013, 17:12
I don't think its the length of time people have to wait that is the problem, its the transparency or rather lack of it in the whole process.

If my car was due to be changed in 6 months, I'd walk into the garage tomorrow and order and happily wait the 6 months if that is how long "they say it will take".

But to be told 12 -16 weeks then add another 10 on is just a nonsense.

I bet every one on here agrees with this 100%.

Also something about not telling porkies when unexpected delays arise.

I for 1 do agree. Like I said on another thread. Got a call from dealer you car is at the port awaiting shop and that it should be on a ship some time this week/ASAP. They also advised delivery scheduled for 25 sept.
bs or tru? Hu knows
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: dirvy on 10 September 2013, 17:54
couple of quick 141_zps1fa491bb photos, to test how photobucket works

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Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: CraigW on 10 September 2013, 17:55
God I hope everything has gone alright for MH or if not he's going to be insufferable tonight  :grin: :grin: :grin:

Only kiddin' MH
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: CraigW on 10 September 2013, 17:56
couple of quick iphone photos, to test how photobucket works[141_zps1fa491bb][/141_zps1fa491bbimg]

Not like that pal. Copy the IMG link and paste directly in here
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: dirvy on 10 September 2013, 18:05
and the front with decorative leaf and complimentary pen

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(http://i1315.photobucket.com/albums/t593/david_irvine1/147_zpsda00caad.jpg) (http://s1315.photobucket.com/user/david_irvine1/media/147_zpsda00caad.jpg.html)

Will try harder next time, now that Ive worked out how to post pics.

Number plate is temporary by the way
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: CraigW on 10 September 2013, 18:08
and the front with decorative leaf and complimentary pen

(http://i1315.photobucket.com/albums/t593/david_irvine1/142_zps8536a7f6.jpg) (http://s1315.photobucket.com/user/david_irvine1/media/142_zps8536a7f6.jpg.html)

(http://i1315.photobucket.com/albums/t593/david_irvine1/147_zpsda00caad.jpg) (http://s1315.photobucket.com/user/david_irvine1/media/147_zpsda00caad.jpg.html)

Will try harder next time, now that Ive worked out how to post pics.

Number plate is temporary by the way

Very nice pal. It's nice too see other colours and CSG really suits the car :smiley:
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Bill_the_Bear on 10 September 2013, 18:27
God I hope everything has gone alright for MH or if not he's going to be insufferable tonight  :grin: :grin: :grin:

Only kiddin' MH

:laugh:

If there has been some kind of problem I bet he turns into the hulk and bashes up the showroom.
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Berelli on 10 September 2013, 18:36
Where is he?... no pics... write up or anything..... tick tock tick tock
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Misterp on 10 September 2013, 18:40
Where is he?... no pics... write up or anything..... tick tock tick tock

He is applying the gtechniq
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: mcmaddy on 10 September 2013, 19:36
he didn't leave the dealership until about half 5 ish according to the salesman when I phoned him.
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Bill_the_Bear on 10 September 2013, 20:11
he didn't leave the dealership until about half 5 ish according to the salesman when I phoned him.

5?? But that was 3 hours ago! He's gone for a jolly then. :rolleyes: no hope of pics today unless he took them at the dealer...
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: dippy_x on 10 September 2013, 20:30
Dirvy - loving the CSG  :smiley:

MH is just doing what anyone of us would be doing... Making up for lost time  :smug:
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Berelli on 10 September 2013, 20:39
Selfish that's what he is.....what about his GTI family???
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Bill_the_Bear on 10 September 2013, 20:48
The needs of the many outweigh the needs of Monkeyhanger. :evil:
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: monkeyhanger on 10 September 2013, 20:55
I'm back. Firstly, as is tradition for someone that has their GTD/GTI.."What are you lot moaning about, chill out and wait patiently for yours etc etc"  :grin: :laugh: :grin:

OK, now for some pics with the rubber mats in (supposed to piss it down overnight so I put them in).

(http://i1083.photobucket.com/albums/j381/monkeyhanger710/TRGTD5.jpg) (http://s1083.photobucket.com/user/monkeyhanger710/media/TRGTD5.jpg.html)

(http://i1083.photobucket.com/albums/j381/monkeyhanger710/TRGTD6.jpg) (http://s1083.photobucket.com/user/monkeyhanger710/media/TRGTD6.jpg.html)

(http://i1083.photobucket.com/albums/j381/monkeyhanger710/TRGTD1-1.jpg) (http://s1083.photobucket.com/user/monkeyhanger710/media/TRGTD1-1.jpg.html)

(http://i1083.photobucket.com/albums/j381/monkeyhanger710/TRGTD2-1.jpg) (http://s1083.photobucket.com/user/monkeyhanger710/media/TRGTD2-1.jpg.html)

(http://i1083.photobucket.com/albums/j381/monkeyhanger710/TRGTD3-1.jpg) (http://s1083.photobucket.com/user/monkeyhanger710/media/TRGTD3-1.jpg.html)

(http://i1083.photobucket.com/albums/j381/monkeyhanger710/TRGTD4.jpg) (http://s1083.photobucket.com/user/monkeyhanger710/media/TRGTD4.jpg.html)


I can't take credit for the shine, my "goodwill gesture" was a full Autoglym treatment and complimentary pack.

(http://i1083.photobucket.com/albums/j381/monkeyhanger710/DSC02316.jpg) (http://s1083.photobucket.com/user/monkeyhanger710/media/DSC02316.jpg.html)


Knowing that they don't treat the wheels, I applied G-Techniq. Sparingly this time - it was a breeze to remove the excess when your dad isn't putting 5x the required amount on!  :whistle:

The pics aren't great, it was starting to get dark when they were taken.
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: CraigW on 10 September 2013, 21:02
HI MH

Edit: So you can see the pics easier  :smiley: :smiley:

(http://i1083.photobucket.com/albums/j381/monkeyhanger710/TRGTD6.jpg) (http://s1083.photobucket.com/user/monkeyhanger710/media/TRGTD6.jpg.html)

(http://i1083.photobucket.com/albums/j381/monkeyhanger710/TRGTD5.jpg) (http://s1083.photobucket.com/user/monkeyhanger710/media/TRGTD5.jpg.html)

(http://i1083.photobucket.com/albums/j381/monkeyhanger710/TRGTD1.jpg) (http://s1083.photobucket.com/user/monkeyhanger710/media/TRGTD1.jpg.html)

(http://i1083.photobucket.com/albums/j381/monkeyhanger710/TRGTD2.jpg) (http://s1083.photobucket.com/user/monkeyhanger710/media/TRGTD2.jpg.html)

(http://i1083.photobucket.com/albums/j381/monkeyhanger710/TRGTD3-1.jpg) (http://s1083.photobucket.com/user/monkeyhanger710/media/TRGTD3-1.jpg.html)

Looks lovely MH. What's your first impressions?
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: monkeyhanger on 10 September 2013, 21:09
HI MH

Edit: So you can see the pics easier  :smiley: :smiley:

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Looks lovely MH. What's your first impressions?

Was having some technical issues with photobucket. Fixed now - those pics added are some of teh Demo pics I took a while back - fixed my post now!
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: dippy_x on 10 September 2013, 21:10
MH - stunning!  Really nice shine.  TR us really growing on me.  Urge to change order - rising...
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: monkeyhanger on 10 September 2013, 21:17
First impressions are, better than the Scirocco, by quite a margin on refinement and ride quality, toys and adjustibility of settings. Panel gaps are much tighter on the Golf, Scirocco looks more crudely built as a result.

Put it straight into "Sport" - no disadvantage on the economy front on a manual. Xenons are a huge improvement on the Halogens as standard on the Scirocco (and every other VW I have owned). Burning bright when going home through the Tyne tunnel.

I am missing the Scirocco rear view mirror though - the nice rounded mirror looks a lot better than the clunky oversized squared one in the Golf. My wipers are absolutely sh!te on the drivers side - next to useless, with a massive (3" wide) smear across the central part of the sweep - they will need sorting ASAP. Not sure the seat bolsters will last the test of time - they are much taller than those on the Scirocco (which are wider), you can't help but crease them getting out of the car.
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Sootchucker on 10 September 2013, 21:17
Absolutely stunning MH. You must be so chuffed !
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: monkeyhanger on 10 September 2013, 21:19
Absolutely stunning MH. You must be so chuffed !

Aye, and it is fitted with Bridgestones (dodged a bullet there)!
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: CraigW on 10 September 2013, 21:21
First impressions are, better than the Scirocco, by quite a margin on refinement and ride quality, toys and adjustibility of settings. Panel gaps are much tighter on the Golf, Scirocco looks more crudely built as a result.

Put it straight into "Sport" - no disadvantage on the economy front on a manual. Xenons are a huge improvement on the Halogens as standard on the Scirocco (and every other VW I have owned). Burning bright when going home through the Tyne tunnel.

I am missing the Scirocco rear view mirror though - the nice rounded mirror looks a lot better than the clunky oversized squared one in the Golf. My wipers are absolutely sh!te on the drivers side - next to useless, with a massive (3" wide) smear across the central part of the sweep - they will need sorting ASAP. Not sure the seat bolsters will last the test of time - they are much taller than those on the Scirocco (which are wider), you can't help but crease them getting out of the car.

MH, I had the exact same issues with the windscreen wipers but they definitely seem to have improved over time. Give them a few weeks and you may see an improvement
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Misterp on 10 September 2013, 21:21
MH that looks immense. Chuffed for you. Making the wait all that much harder. They autoglym'd it for you that's nice.
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Gung-Ho on 10 September 2013, 21:30
Looking Good MH :cool: Those wheels definitely look the part!!! I'm sure you'll agree it was worth the wait....
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Bill_the_Bear on 10 September 2013, 21:38
GTD in red really does look like one tough sonovab!tch.  Nice looking motor you got there mr hanger!
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: monkeyhanger on 10 September 2013, 21:39
Looking Good MH :cool: Those wheels definitely look the part!!! I'm sure you'll agree it was worth the wait....

Aye, worth the wait (easy to say that now!). The best VW I have owned - and a massive step up from the MK5 (for those that stuck with theirs for 5+ years). VW do progress very well.
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: monkeyhanger on 10 September 2013, 21:40
GTD in red really does look like one tough sonovab!tch.  Nice looking motor you got there mr hanger!

Definitely made the right choice ditching the DBP (which looks great in a stealthy Batman way, but keeping it looking it's best would have driven me nuts eventually).
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: monkeyhanger on 10 September 2013, 21:46
I definitely softened up on my attitude towards the dealer - I think we sometimes forget how hectic things are behind the scenes when we think our car is the only one that should matter to them. I was with him for 40 mins in the signing papers and handover stuff (it was a quick one with no VW finance to start up) and his phone never stopped ringing. His other phone was holding for a place in the queue for VW finance to confirm my finance had been cleared when I paid it last week (HPI clear was showing outstanding finance). Even a dealer waits 2 hours to contact VW finance!

They also had to fit in the goodwill gesture of the full autoglym treatment in addition to the usual PDI/valet/clean stuff you get before handover. Most of our woes do lay at the door of VW and not the dealerships IMO.
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Misterp on 10 September 2013, 21:49
I definitely softened up on my attitude towards the dealer - I think we sometimes forget how hectic things are behind the scenes when we think our car is the only one that should matter to them. I was with him for 40 mins in the signing papers and handover stuff (it was a quick one with no VW finance to start up) and his phone never stopped ringing. His other phone was holding for a place in the queue for VW finance to confirm my finance had been cleared when I paid it last week (HPI clear was showing outstanding finance). Even a dealer waits 2 hours to contact VW finance!

They also had to fit in the goodwill gesture of the full autoglym treatment in addition to the usual PDI/valet/clean stuff you get before handover. Most of our woes do lay at the door of VW and not the dealerships IMO.

Tbh I've felt like that for a while now. You criticise them but it must be hard work.
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: monkeyhanger on 10 September 2013, 21:54
Still not found my 32Gb SD card bought especially for the car, despite another one being on the way.
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Jimble on 10 September 2013, 22:09
First impressions are, better than the Scirocco, by quite a margin on refinement and ride quality, toys and adjustibility of settings. Panel gaps are much tighter on the Golf, Scirocco looks more crudely built as a result.

Put it straight into "Sport" - no disadvantage on the economy front on a manual. Xenons are a huge improvement on the Halogens as standard on the Scirocco (and every other VW I have owned). Burning bright when going home through the Tyne tunnel.

I am missing the Scirocco rear view mirror though - the nice rounded mirror looks a lot better than the clunky oversized squared one in the Golf. My wipers are absolutely sh!te on the drivers side - next to useless, with a massive (3" wide) smear across the central part of the sweep - they will need sorting ASAP. Not sure the seat bolsters will last the test of time - they are much taller than those on the Scirocco (which are wider), you can't help but crease them getting out of the car.


Thats a mean looking motor mate! I love how much lower and beefier the mk7 is compared to the mk6, you can't really see it in pictures and looks much better in real life! 8)


You've probably read about the windscreen wiper issues on the american forum? It seems to be affecting a majority of mk7's, i even e-mailed VWUK to ask if it was being looked at and when they called me back they said they'd only had a couple of reports so not really. ::)
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: monkeyhanger on 10 September 2013, 22:10
Just checked out the post that arrived at my home today. Benfield (the rival local dealership to my supplying dealership) have just sent me an invite to their VIP event with exclusive offers and prizes this weekend. Just wondering whether to roll up there in my new GTD and show my face.  :whistle:
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: JoeGTI on 10 September 2013, 22:11
First impressions are, better than the Scirocco, by quite a margin on refinement and ride quality, toys and adjustibility of settings. Panel gaps are much tighter on the Golf, Scirocco looks more crudely built as a result.

Put it straight into "Sport" - no disadvantage on the economy front on a manual. Xenons are a huge improvement on the Halogens as standard on the Scirocco (and every other VW I have owned). Burning bright when going home through the Tyne tunnel.

I am missing the Scirocco rear view mirror though - the nice rounded mirror looks a lot better than the clunky oversized squared one in the Golf. My wipers are absolutely sh!te on the drivers side - next to useless, with a massive (3" wide) smear across the central part of the sweep - they will need sorting ASAP. Not sure the seat bolsters will last the test of time - they are much taller than those on the Scirocco (which are wider), you can't help but crease them getting out of the car.


Thats a mean looking motor mate! I love how much lower and beefier the mk7 is compared to the mk6, you can't really see it in pictures and looks much better in real life! 8)


You've probably read about the windscreen wiper issues on the american forum? It seems to be affecting a majority of mk7's, i even e-mailed VWUK to ask if it was being looked at and when they called me back they said they'd only had a couple of reports so not really. ::)

My drivers wiper is the same. Brutal. It hasn't rained enough nor have I had the time nor inclination to do anything about it yet. I expect the dealer will fob me off.
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: monkeyhanger on 10 September 2013, 22:14
You've probably read about the windscreen wiper issues on the american forum? It seems to be affecting a majority of mk7's, i even e-mailed VWUK to ask if it was being looked at and when they called me back they said they'd only had a couple of reports so not really. ::)

I had poor wipers (smearing on the drivers side around the swept arc under the knuckle of the wiper arm) on my last 2 Sciroccos, but the ones on my GTD are much worse. If they were any worse i'd say it was a real safety issue. Sciroccos resolved with Bosch Aerotwins, but MK7 Golf solution had not been done last time I looked. Last night ebay.de had a seller claiming to have Bosch Aerotwins meant for MK7.
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: mcmaddy on 10 September 2013, 22:19
Bosch aerotwins are out now for the mk7. guy on another form emailed them direct and they gave him the kit number.
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Jimble on 10 September 2013, 22:20
You've probably read about the windscreen wiper issues on the american forum? It seems to be affecting a majority of mk7's, i even e-mailed VWUK to ask if it was being looked at and when they called me back they said they'd only had a couple of reports so not really. ::)

I had poor wipers (smearing on the drivers side around the swept arc under the knuckle of the wiper arm) on my last 2 Sciroccos, but the ones on my GTD are much worse. If they were any worse i'd say it was a real safety issue. Sciroccos resolved with Bosch Aerotwins, but MK7 Golf solution had not been done last time I looked. Last night ebay.de had a seller claiming to have Bosch Aerotwins meant for MK7.


Reply #67 has a reply from Bosch saying the aero twins will be out soon:


http://www.golfmk7.com/forums/showthread.php?t=469&page=4 (http://www.golfmk7.com/forums/showthread.php?t=469&page=4)


Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: RikWebb on 10 September 2013, 22:23
I'm back. Firstly, as is tradition for someone that has their GTD/GTI.."What are you lot moaning about, chill out and wait patiently for yours etc etc"  :grin: :laugh: :grin:

OK, now for some pics with the rubber mats in (supposed to piss it down overnight so I put them in).

(http://i1083.photobucket.com/albums/j381/monkeyhanger710/TRGTD5.jpg) (http://s1083.photobucket.com/user/monkeyhanger710/media/TRGTD5.jpg.html)





Oy That's my Car !!!!  Oy That's my Car !!!  Oy That's my Car !!!  Oy That's my Car !!!  Oy That's my Car !!!  Oy That's my Car !!!  Oy That's my Car !!!   :wink:  Oy That's my Car !!!  :wink:


Congrats mate - Looks stunning - cant wait for mine now !
12 days to build time and counting.....
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: matchboy on 10 September 2013, 22:24
MH - simply stunning mate, best colour by a mile, car looks the nuts! Look forward to hearing your thoughts about how it drives after you've been in it a few days!

Worth the wait/hassle?!  :laugh:
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: mk7gti on 10 September 2013, 22:44
Looks the nuts I bet your chuffed :smiley: My big day is tomorrow I really can't wait..
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Hawaii-Five-O on 10 September 2013, 23:13
I'm back. Firstly, as is tradition for someone that has their GTD/GTI.."What are you lot moaning about, chill out and wait patiently for yours etc etc"  :grin: :laugh: :grin:

OK, now for some pics with the rubber mats in (supposed to piss it down overnight so I put them in).

(http://i1083.photobucket.com/albums/j381/monkeyhanger710/TRGTD1-1.jpg) (http://s1083.photobucket.com/user/monkeyhanger710/media/TRGTD1-1.jpg.html)

I can't take credit for the shine, my "goodwill gesture" was a full Autoglym treatment and complimentary pack.

Knowing that they don't treat the wheels, I applied G-Techniq. Sparingly this time - it was a breeze to remove the excess when your dad isn't putting 5x the required amount on!  :whistle:

The pics aren't great, it was starting to get dark when they were taken.

Really, really pleased for you pal. It's been a terrible wait :sick:

The AutoGlym treatment looks stunning! I'll be sending you a PM when I get mine about the G-Techniq application (i.e. how to use it sparingly & effectively).

Nice one :cool:
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: monkeyhanger on 11 September 2013, 08:27
Hawaii: I got a great tip for using the G-Techniq sparingly (thanks to someone from the VWAudi forum) and it did work last night when treating my wheels:-

If you are using a microfibre pad to apply the stuff (or even a microfibre cloth), treat the pad with the I1 upholstery protector (if you got some because you are doing your interior too) the day before you want to do the car (to allow the pad to dry). It’ll make the applicator hydrophobic and so stop it soaking up copious amounts of C2V3 that the car will never see. Then spray the product sparingly onto the pad and apply to the car, rather than spraying directly onto the car.

With the C2V3 going on sparingly, the excess was a doddle to remove without using a dozen mirofibre cloths (like we ended up doing with my dads).
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: theflash on 11 September 2013, 08:39
Hawaii: I got a great tip for using the G-Techniq sparingly (thanks to someone from the VWAudi forum) and it did work last night when treating my wheels:-

If you are using a microfibre pad to apply the stuff (or even a microfibre cloth), treat the pad with the I1 upholstery protector (if you got some because you are doing your interior too) the day before you want to do the car (to allow the pad to dry). It’ll make the applicator hydrophobic and so stop it soaking up copious amounts of C2V3 that the car will never see. Then spray the product sparingly onto the pad and apply to the car, rather than spraying directly onto the car.

With the C2V3 going on sparingly, the excess was a doddle to remove without using a dozen mirofibre cloths (like we ended up doing with my dads).

Now that is a TOP TIP  :grin:
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: monkeyhanger on 11 September 2013, 09:28
Second impressions – my commute to work this morning.

As I decided to leave the car alone whilst driving it and not get distracted by all the settings and menu’s I have barely delved into, I got more of a feel about how it was driving.

The car is much quieter than the Scirocco when maintaining speed or accelerating very gently. I think this is down to it being far better acoustically shielded from the outside.

The sound actuator sounds a little different to that on my Scirocco when in Sport and accelerating. The Scirocco sound more hummy/burbly (almost like the low hum Iron man’s repulsors have when powered up (you’ll know what I mean if you’ve watched the film). The GTD sounds a bit more growly/gravelly.
At tick-over and through the low revs, the GTD is noticeably more refined than the 170TDI unit on my Scirocco, and that’s not just the extra sound insulation – it sounds that way on the outside too.

Like my Scirocco was from new, the GTD engine feels very tight. I’m convinced my Scirocco was on some kind of power limitation program when new. It barely felt more powerful than the 140 Scirocco I had before it, and then as soon as 500km/311 miles had passed, it was as if a switch had been flicked and it was much more powerful.
The GTD feels a little less tight (matching my Scirocco’s current feel), but it still seems as though there is some early retardation of output going on. Haven’t really tested it much – had a few brief spells of moderate acceleration using just over ½ throttle.
The engine seems to be warming up a lot quicker than my Scirocco – 3 miles (5 on the Scirocco) and the water temp was settled at 90C (I didn’t plug through the MFD to check how quickly oil temp got up).
Economy was 48.5mpg indicated for my commute vs somewhere around 49-50mpg on my Scirocco (which is obviously well run in). My Scirocco was running on the sidelights on my commute yesterday – the Xenons were on the whole journey in the GTD (maybe that accounts for 1 or 1 mpg). I would say that a GTD straight out of the box is going to match a 170TDI Scirocco or MK6 GTD in like for like journey conditions and will hopefully outdo it by 10% when it is run in (expecting an indicated 55mpg for my commute when it has a few thousand miles on it).

The sporty ambience of dark headlining is great – much better than the standard light grey/beige of most VWs (including my Scirocco). Don’t know why anyone wouldn’t want it.

There was a bit of neck craning from fellow commuters while going to work – lots of people happy to overtake people to then sit behind it and look at it for a while rather than overtake immediately (including a few Audi A4 and BMW 3 drivers that would normally be cutting you up left, right and centre).

The dancing of the Xenon beams when you power up is a new one for me, never had Xenons before as I was always too tight to pay £1100 for them.

And I found my 32Gb SDHC card bought especially for the car this morning, in a very safe place! I’m sure the other one I ordered because I couldn’t find it will be dropping through the postbox today!

The stop-start feature which I thought would be annoying isn’t bad at all. I am a habitual clutch dipper when sitting at the lights, I only take my foot off the clutch when I have a long wait on my hands, so the stop-start will only be working when I really want it to, if I keep up my clutch dipping habits.

Visibility is massively better than on my Scirocco through the side and rear windows.

Been in work 2 hours and I can still barely smell the “new car” scent on my clothes – nice!
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: theflash on 11 September 2013, 09:35

Been in work 2 hours and I can still barely smell the “new car” scent on my clothes – nice!

Thanks for the update! I must admit we have similar 'clutch dipper' habits and I have no problem with start/stop on my Audi...

Also sounds like we have similar 'work' habits as well  :whistle:
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: matchboy on 11 September 2013, 09:35
Good stuff MH, sounds like its going to be a winner for you!  Car looks brill!

And  :grin: at finding the sd card!!
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Misterp on 11 September 2013, 10:12
Good stuff MH, sounds like its going to be a winner for you!  Car looks brill!

And  :grin: at finding the sd card!!

Out of curiosity and the risk of being lazy what sd have ppl purchased.
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: matchboy on 11 September 2013, 10:18
Good stuff MH, sounds like its going to be a winner for you!  Car looks brill!

And  :grin: at finding the sd card!!

Out of curiosity and the risk of being lazy what sd have ppl purchased.

I bought a 32gig Scandisk (I think) - there is a link somewhere with a discount code, but I can't remember which thread it's in  :laugh:
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: monkeyhanger on 11 September 2013, 10:29
Sandisk 32 Gb SDHC card, class 10. Paid £15.15 at Gizzmoheaven.com (£15.95, minus 5% discount for using promotional code “G5”).
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: theflash on 11 September 2013, 10:37
Sandisk 32 Gb SDHC card, class 10. Paid £15.15 at Gizzmoheaven.com (£15.95, minus 5% discount for using promotional code “G5”).

Same here, exactly  :cool:
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Misterp on 11 September 2013, 10:59
Thanks guys. Also does the media system require te SD card to be formatted in a certain way like the audi RNS-e system used to require.
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: matchboy on 11 September 2013, 11:05
Thanks guys. Also does the media system require te SD card to be formatted in a certain way like the audi RNS-e system used to require.

I can't say for the GTI/GTD, but I didn't have to do any formatting for it to work in the mk 7 Golf I have currently - there's no reason why the GTI/GTD should be any different.
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Bill_the_Bear on 11 September 2013, 11:06
Thanks guys. Also does the media system require te SD card to be formatted in a certain way like the audi RNS-e system used to require.

I can't say for the GTI/GTD, but I didn't have to do any formatting for it to work in the mk 7 Golf I have currently - there's no reason why the GTI/GTD should be any different.

Did you ever post any pictures of your current courtesy ride Mark? :evil:
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: matchboy on 11 September 2013, 11:29
Thanks guys. Also does the media system require te SD card to be formatted in a certain way like the audi RNS-e system used to require.

I can't say for the GTI/GTD, but I didn't have to do any formatting for it to work in the mk 7 Golf I have currently - there's no reason why the GTI/GTD should be any different.

Did you ever post any pictures of your current courtesy ride Mark? :evil:

I didn't - but only because A. It's embarrassing driving a 1.2 Golf S with 85bhp  :laugh: and B. No one in their right mind would want to see pictures of said car!  :grin:

It has no redeeming features other than its a Golf (so well made) and the album artwork on screen is cool!  So what I'll do is double the amount of pictures of my GTI to make up for it - that's if it ever arrives (11 days at Emden car park and counting....  :rolleyes:)
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: CraigW on 11 September 2013, 11:34
Thanks guys. Also does the media system require te SD card to be formatted in a certain way like the audi RNS-e system used to require.

I can't say for the GTI/GTD, but I didn't have to do any formatting for it to work in the mk 7 Golf I have currently - there's no reason why the GTI/GTD should be any different.


Did you ever post any pictures of your current courtesy ride Mark? :evil:

I didn't - but only because A. It's embarrassing driving a 1.2 Golf S with 85bhp  :laugh: and B. No one in their right mind would want to see pictures of said car!  :grin:

It has no redeeming features other than its a Golf (so well made) and the album artwork on screen is cool!  So what I'll do is double the amount of pictures of my GTI to make up for it - that's if it ever arrives (11 days at Emden car park and counting....  :rolleyes:)

Do you find you have to leave earlier in the morning to make it to work on time?  :grin: :grin:
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: matchboy on 11 September 2013, 11:46
Do you find you have to leave earlier in the morning to make it to work on time?  :grin: :grin:

Honestly, don't even go there  :grin: I drop my daughter off at school, so I'm in the car at 8.45 and I arrive at work at 9.15 - but I know for a fact I can shave at least 10 mins off that time in the GTI - it takes aaaaaaaages to get up to 70mph, and then if I have to brake it takes aaaaaages to get back to 70 again  :laugh:

On the plus side, I'm getting 41mpg average consumption which is a lot better than the 20 max I was getting in the TT!

The worst bit of it though is that I get overtaken by Peugeot's, 1.6 A3's, 318d's etc etc ie. cars that are driven by c0cks but won't get near me in the GTI.....  :wink:
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Bill_the_Bear on 11 September 2013, 11:48
Ah yes, the joys of owning a small car and having everyone else constantly trying to run you off the road. :grin:
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: matchboy on 11 September 2013, 11:50
Ah yes, the joys of owning a small car and having everyone else constantly trying to run you off the road. :grin:

Yep, that literally happens every day to me at the moment, and I've been there and done that when I was younger - I don't want to go back!  Also, it's the not being able to do anything about it and submissively moving out of the way to sh!te cars that gets me!  :grin:
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Jimble on 11 September 2013, 12:46
Thanks guys. Also does the media system require te SD card to be formatted in a certain way like the audi RNS-e system used to require.

I can't say for the GTI/GTD, but I didn't have to do any formatting for it to work in the mk 7 Golf I have currently - there's no reason why the GTI/GTD should be any different.

Did you ever post any pictures of your current courtesy ride Mark? :evil:

I didn't - but only because A. It's embarrassing driving a 1.2 Golf S with 85bhp  :laugh: and B. No one in their right mind would want to see pictures of said car!  :grin:

It has no redeeming features other than its a Golf (so well made) and the album artwork on screen is cool!  So what I'll do is double the amount of pictures of my GTI to make up for it - that's if it ever arrives (11 days at Emden car park and counting....  :rolleyes:)

Must be broken... My mk5 1.4s was much quicker than my GTI!! :lipsrsealed:
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: peterdoherty on 11 September 2013, 13:00
I thought hire cars were always the fastest cars in the world lol
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Ricepop on 11 September 2013, 13:34
I thought hire cars were always the fastest cars in the world lol
No that's the Astramax van
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Bill_the_Bear on 11 September 2013, 13:46
I thought hire cars were always the fastest cars in the world lol
No that's the Astramax van

Especially if you add a few extra badges to them.  Like an M badge nicked from an M3 you saw in the local tesco car park for example:

(http://i599.photobucket.com/albums/tt77/bennys_photos/IMAG0171.jpg)

On the A421 in Bedfordshire there used to be this chap in a paint stained polo shirt, a sideways baseball cap and with his seat leaning back at about a 60° angle who would zoom his rusty white astra van past the mile long rush hour queue as if he was going to turn right at the roundabout and then would aggressively force his way into the queue at the other side.

Total wayne kerr.  Drove like a complete asshole too, all over the road, tailgating, reving, dangerous overtaking, blaring music... everything you could possibly do that is wrong this guy would be doing it.  I once got so sick of him I followed him to his home/work (hard to tell) in Kempston and snapped a few photos with the intention of forwarding them to the fuzz.  I didn't bother in the end as he'd been driving like this for years and its clear the police didn't give a damn.

Of topic again... my bad.
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: matchboy on 11 September 2013, 13:52
I once got so sick of him I followed him to his home/work (hard to tell) in Kempston and snapped a few photos with the intention of forwarding them to the fuzz.

 :grin: :grin: Don't f7ck with the Bear!!

Ps. You should have sent them to the cops and/or post on those websites that expose w7nker drivers!
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: monkeyhanger on 11 September 2013, 14:24
I once got so sick of him I followed him to his home/work (hard to tell) in Kempston and snapped a few photos with the intention of forwarding them to the fuzz.

 :grin: :grin: Don't f7ck with the Bear!!

Ps. You should have sent them to the cops and/or post on those websites that expose w7nker drivers!

The biggest risk with a site like that anyone might browse through and find themselves amongst pics on there.

I go out of my way to try and stop people jumping queues like that, sometimes it seems a bit of a risk when they are determined to find a gap smaller than the space between 2 sheets of paper.
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: matchboy on 11 September 2013, 14:30
I once got so sick of him I followed him to his home/work (hard to tell) in Kempston and snapped a few photos with the intention of forwarding them to the fuzz.

 :grin: :grin: Don't f7ck with the Bear!!

Ps. You should have sent them to the cops and/or post on those websites that expose w7nker drivers!

The biggest risk with a site like that anyone might browse through and find themselves amongst pics on there.

I go out of my way to try and stop people jumping queues like that, sometimes it seems a bit of a risk when they are determined to find a gap smaller than the space between 2 sheets of paper.

I do the same.  If there's 2 lanes of traffic going into 1 and you can see everyone queuing politely in the left lane then some ar$ehole speeds up the outside, I'll pull into the middle to block him off.  To be fair a lot of people do this and I applaud it! 

Usually BMW drivers cutting the queue.....  :lipsrsealed: :laugh:
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: monkeyhanger on 11 September 2013, 14:35
Usually BMW drivers cutting the queue.....  :lipsrsealed: :laugh:

Aye, I hear that those M135i drivers are the worst for it!  :whistle: :laugh:
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Bill_the_Bear on 11 September 2013, 15:13
Usually BMW drivers cutting the queue.....  :lipsrsealed: :laugh:

Aye, I hear that those M135i drivers are the worst for it!  :whistle: :laugh:

Oh, you guys! :rolleyes:

I will do the same, blocking impolite overtakers where I can.  Sometimes, however, you have to make a judgement.  Busted up white van covered in dents and rust and worth -£500 vs shiny well looked after pride and joy worth £25k... perhaps I'll move over and let the wayne kerr in. :angry:

Oh and yeah this is one of the main reasons I've invested in both front and rear cameras for my car!
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: matchboy on 11 September 2013, 15:38
Usually BMW drivers cutting the queue.....  :lipsrsealed: :laugh:

Aye, I hear that those M135i drivers are the worst for it!  :whistle: :laugh:

Oh, you guys! :rolleyes:

I will do the same, blocking impolite overtakers where I can.  Sometimes, however, you have to make a judgement.  Busted up white van covered in dents and rust and worth -£500 vs shiny well looked after pride and joy worth £25k... perhaps I'll move over and let the wayne kerr in. :angry:

Oh and yeah this is one of the main reasons I've invested in both front and rear cameras for my car!

 :grin: Yes, always use your judgement as a white van man won't give a toss about giving you a bash!
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: mk7gti on 11 September 2013, 18:42
Just picked the new wagon up, so pleased with my colour choice :smiley: It really is so much better in the flesh. 
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: CraigW on 11 September 2013, 19:00
Just picked the new wagon up, so pleased with my colour choice :smiley: It really is so much better in the flesh.

Excellent pal. Get a few pics up when you can. Oh and good colour choice :wink:
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Gung-Ho on 11 September 2013, 19:33
Congratulations mate!!! Nice to have another Pure White join the Club.... :cool:
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: KyleB on 11 September 2013, 20:44
MH it looks stunning mate. Bet you're well happy!

Hoping my TR goes confirmed soon.
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: mk7gti on 11 September 2013, 21:15
I have been out driving all night guys and I have to say the car is epic! Don't even think about cancelling due to the lead time :smiley:

Excited rant points:

1. Compared to my 2.0 TSI Scirocco the performance and refinement is in a different league. There is just so much torque mid range.

2. On the ride quality front its a peach without the ACC don't worry if you have spec the option the ride is brilliant when compared to my Scirocco running in normal mode.

3. Loving the internal lighting is simply fantastic, it such a nice place to be at night. 

4. The new steering setup it feels weird when driving at pace but in a good way, I just love this car.

5. The only down side is the auto handbrake my brain cant handle hill hold and auto start its confusing :laugh:

PS I have Continentals on my 18's.
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Jimble on 11 September 2013, 21:23
Cool beans mate! 8)
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: monkeyhanger on 11 September 2013, 22:35
MH it looks stunning mate. Bet you're well happy!

Hoping my TR goes confirmed soon.

Yep, very happy. Had my first experience of night time driving in it tonight - ambient lighting and Xenons are amazing.

It's been a bit wet tonight and I had a bit of tramping when I pulled away from a standstill a bit quick (anti-tramping device must have been asleep). With only 50 miles on the car I suppose the tyres probably have a few hundred miles to get to optimum grip. Vey gingerly negotiated Eldon Square multistorey car park tonight to avoid kerbing those Nogaros.

I can only get the passenger mirror to autotilt down to view the kerb when reverse is selected if the mirror adjustment knob is set to "L". When it is set to "0" and reverse is selected, the auto tilt doesn't happen. Is this normal? OCD dictates the knob should be at "0" when you don't want to adjust the mirrors.

DAB reception seems great around Tyneside. Only oddity is why Kerrang station has rocking tunes interspersed by complete dullard DJing. Was expected an excitable DJ with patter along the lines of the bus driver from the Simpsons.
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Jimble on 11 September 2013, 22:39
Yeah the kerb view requires the knob to be in the L position, you'll need to put a bit of tape over it! ;D
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: mcmaddy on 11 September 2013, 22:51
just as jimble said. bit strange but true.
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: mk7gti on 11 September 2013, 23:14
Ah that would explain why my auto tilt on reverse stopped working tonight monkeyhanger. The 0 position, must remember that in the morning. I have to say the steering wheel is a bit of a mind field there are so many buttons. Just looking at the manual for the car its some size...

(https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/23724295/Golf%20Forum/MK7%20Golf%20GTI/New%20Arrival.jpeg)
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: CraigW on 11 September 2013, 23:40
It does take a bit of time getting used to all the buttons on the steering wheel and trying to remember where they all are without taking your eyes of the road. I still need to read some more on the ACC and how you set it, not used it up to now.
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: monkeyhanger on 12 September 2013, 07:58
It does take a bit of time getting used to all the buttons on the steering wheel and trying to remember where they all are without taking your eyes of the road. I still need to read some more on the ACC and how you set it, not used it up to now.

Yep - used to audio volume buttons being placed up (+) and down (-) on my Scirocco, not left bottom (-) and right bottom (+). I'm learning! A few times i've squarely pressed a radio station icon square on and it has scrolled to the next set of presets and just stayed there despite me trying to scroll back.

Had a false call on the ADC this morning. There is a filter lane left onto the coast road from Billy Mill roundabout, and 2 lanes that go straight over or right. Trying to squeeze left onto the slip road past a static bus which is in the middle lane (intending to go straight over the roundabout when there is a gap in traffic) and the ADC is bleeping and flashing red chevron icons in the MFD.
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Ricepop on 12 September 2013, 10:52
It does take a bit of time getting used to all the buttons on the steering wheel and trying to remember where they all are without taking your eyes of the road. I still need to read some more on the ACC and how you set it, not used it up to now.
Are you talking about ADC or ACC,
It seems odd that you would spend £900 on ACC and not use it.
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Bill_the_Bear on 12 September 2013, 11:03
Had a false call on the ADC this morning. There is a filter lane left onto the coast road from Billy Mill roundabout, and 2 lanes that go straight over or right. Trying to squeeze left onto the slip road past a static bus which is in the middle lane (intending to go straight over the roundabout when there is a gap in traffic) and the ADC is bleeping and flashing red chevron icons in the MFD.

Really there needs to be a quick override button you can press on the steering wheel if it starts going off and you want to clear it and avoid any unintended braking.
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: monkeyhanger on 12 September 2013, 11:30
Had a false call on the ADC this morning. There is a filter lane left onto the coast road from Billy Mill roundabout, and 2 lanes that go straight over or right. Trying to squeeze left onto the slip road past a static bus which is in the middle lane (intending to go straight over the roundabout when there is a gap in traffic) and the ADC is bleeping and flashing red chevron icons in the MFD.

Really there needs to be a quick override button you can press on the steering wheel if it starts going off and you want to clear it and avoid any unintended braking.

Like an acknowledgement button in natural and instinctive reach on the steering wheel just to let the car know that you know about the perceived danger . My dad did say weeks ago he’d had his set off by buses and trucks being alongside him in moving traffic.

Maybe the “ok” button on the right side of the steering wheel would do the job. When that thing is flashing or beeping at you, lock out the use of the “ok” button for any other purpose, as it is the only thing in your MFD when ADC notification of danger is made, so can’t be used for anything else at that point anyway. I should’ve tried to press the “ok” button – maybe VW thought of it already? Who knows I will try it next time to see what happens.
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: monkeyhanger on 12 September 2013, 11:40
It does take a bit of time getting used to all the buttons on the steering wheel and trying to remember where they all are without taking your eyes of the road. I still need to read some more on the ACC and how you set it, not used it up to now.
Are you talking about ADC or ACC,
It seems odd that you would spend £900 on ACC and not use it.

VW really do need to be careful with the abbreviations. ACC = adaptive cruise control in the menu system, but it also means adaptive chassis control in the UK (called DCC/Dynamic chassis control elsewhere).

Within the car’s system menus, which seem to be universal for all markets (except for language), ACC means cruise and DCC means active damping/suspension.

I couldn’t use my cruise the other day (the car wouldn’t let me), but I think that’s because my ADC system was not active (switched off in the menus). It is on now for “very close” set up, so I’ll have to try out my cruise again. With ADC off, it seemed that cruise didn’t even want to act as like a traditional cruise system, paying no heed to the car in front, only to the speed you set.
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Bill_the_Bear on 12 September 2013, 11:57
I wonder if that is something that could be coded with VCDS or whatever its called.
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: matchboy on 12 September 2013, 11:58
It's a shame there isn't a button a la the hill stop start function (which I used for the first time properly today and is very handy!) which you can turn it off/on as you so wish.
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: CraigW on 12 September 2013, 12:22
It does take a bit of time getting used to all the buttons on the steering wheel and trying to remember where they all are without taking your eyes of the road. I still need to read some more on the ACC and how you set it, not used it up to now.
Are you talking about ADC or ACC,
It seems odd that you would spend £900 on ACC and not use it.

I'm talking about the adaptive cruise control rather than what i would call the Dynamic chassis control (DCC - the £900 option). To be fair though, as i mentioned on a previous post, the one option i would possibly have dropped would have been the DCC. My error, but i didnt realise that all standard cars already came with different suspension settings so even in my own mind i'm not sure what advantages the DCC offers
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: CraigW on 12 September 2013, 12:32
It does take a bit of time getting used to all the buttons on the steering wheel and trying to remember where they all are without taking your eyes of the road. I still need to read some more on the ACC and how you set it, not used it up to now.
Are you talking about ADC or ACC,
It seems odd that you would spend £900 on ACC and not use it.

VW really do need to be careful with the abbreviations. ACC = adaptive cruise control in the menu system, but it also means adaptive chassis control in the UK (called DCC/Dynamic chassis control elsewhere).

Within the car’s system menus, which seem to be universal for all markets (except for language), ACC means cruise and DCC means active damping/suspension.

I couldn’t use my cruise the other day (the car wouldn’t let me), but I think that’s because my ADC system was not active (switched off in the menus). It is on now for “very close” set up, so I’ll have to try out my cruise again. With ADC off, it seemed that cruise didn’t even want to act as like a traditional cruise system, paying no heed to the car in front, only to the speed you set.

Now im really getting confused? What do you mean that the cruise control wouldnt work without the ADC being on? If we are agreed that ADC is the adaptive chassis control/active damping control, i.e. the modes that change your suspension settings from comfort to normal to sport etc, then surely this is always active, and is the ADC not a completely independent system from the cruise control, i.e. one has no influence on the other   :huh: :huh:
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Gung-Ho on 12 September 2013, 13:02
Craig mate! I think you're getting yourself into a pickle...  :grin: ADC is the Automatic Distance Control... You know that camera thingy at the front.. :grin:

You need it switched on or active for the ACC to function.
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Dully on 12 September 2013, 13:04
It does take a bit of time getting used to all the buttons on the steering wheel and trying to remember where they all are without taking your eyes of the road. I still need to read some more on the ACC and how you set it, not used it up to now.
Are you talking about ADC or ACC,
It seems odd that you would spend £900 on ACC and not use it.

I'm talking about the adaptive cruise control rather than what i would call the Dynamic chassis control (DCC - the £900 option). To be fair though, as i mentioned on a previous post, the one option i would possibly have dropped would have been the DCC. My error, but i didnt realise that all standard cars already came with different suspension settings so even in my own mind i'm not sure what advantages the DCC offers

Just as I was starting to forget about possibly wasting £900 somebody has to go and mention it again  :sad:
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: monkeyhanger on 12 September 2013, 13:26
It does take a bit of time getting used to all the buttons on the steering wheel and trying to remember where they all are without taking your eyes of the road. I still need to read some more on the ACC and how you set it, not used it up to now.
Are you talking about ADC or ACC,
It seems odd that you would spend £900 on ACC and not use it.

VW really do need to be careful with the abbreviations. ACC = adaptive cruise control in the menu system, but it also means adaptive chassis control in the UK (called DCC/Dynamic chassis control elsewhere).

Within the car’s system menus, which seem to be universal for all markets (except for language), ACC means cruise and DCC means active damping/suspension.

I couldn’t use my cruise the other day (the car wouldn’t let me), but I think that’s because my ADC system was not active (switched off in the menus). It is on now for “very close” set up, so I’ll have to try out my cruise again. With ADC off, it seemed that cruise didn’t even want to act as like a traditional cruise system, paying no heed to the car in front, only to the speed you set.

Now im really getting confused? What do you mean that the cruise control wouldnt work without the ADC being on? If we are agreed that ADC is the adaptive chassis control, i.e. the modes that change your suspension settings from comfort to normal to sport etc, then surely this is always active, and is the ADC not a completely independent system from the cruise control, i.e. one has no influence on the other   :huh: :huh:

Nope, got your abbreviations muddled there ADC is and has only ever been automatic distance control (the radar thingy), in conjunction with adaptive cruise control (one of 2 ACCs, confusingly!).

From my experience it would see as if the adaptive cruise control won’t act as a traditional cruise control if the ADC is off. I am still learning my way through the settings, so stand to be corrected.
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Bill_the_Bear on 12 September 2013, 13:32
I think it is VWUK who have screwed up by calling the "Dynamic Chassis Control" "Adaptive Chassis Control".  If they had left it as DCC then the cruise control is ADC and we can avoid confusion.  As far as I am aware that is what is done in Europe and the car menus and everything.
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Ricepop on 12 September 2013, 13:38
It does take a bit of time getting used to all the buttons on the steering wheel and trying to remember where they all are without taking your eyes of the road. I still need to read some more on the ACC and how you set it, not used it up to now.
Are you talking about ADC or ACC,
It seems odd that you would spend £900 on ACC and not use it.

VW really do need to be careful with the abbreviations. ACC = adaptive cruise control in the menu system, but it also means adaptive chassis control in the UK (called DCC/Dynamic chassis control elsewhere).

Within the car’s system menus, which seem to be universal for all markets (except for language), ACC means cruise and DCC means active damping/suspension.

I couldn’t use my cruise the other day (the car wouldn’t let me), but I think that’s because my ADC system was not active (switched off in the menus). It is on now for “very close” set up, so I’ll have to try out my cruise again. With ADC off, it seemed that cruise didn’t even want to act as like a traditional cruise system, paying no heed to the car in front, only to the speed you set.

Now im really getting confused? What do you mean that the cruise control wouldnt work without the ADC being on? If we are agreed that ADC is the adaptive chassis control, i.e. the modes that change your suspension settings from comfort to normal to sport etc, then surely this is always active, and is the ADC not a completely independent system from the cruise control, i.e. one has no influence on the other   :huh: :huh:

Nope, got your abbreviations muddled there ADC is and has only ever been automatic distance control (the radar thingy), in conjunction with adaptive cruise control (one of 2 ACCs, confusingly!).

From my experience it would see as if the adaptive cruise control won’t act as a traditional cruise control if the ADC is off. I am still learning my way through the settings, so stand to be corrected.

For the record:
ADC Automatic Distance Control (cruise control)
ACC Active Chassis Control (suspension settings, its nothing to do with the cruise control and there is no such thing as Active Cruise Control)
DCC Doesn't exist (maybe it did on the mk 6 but it isn't on the Mk 7)

Research people :rolleyes: oh I forgot you are busy driving your cars :cry:
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: CraigW on 12 September 2013, 13:38
Craig mate! I think you're getting yourself into a pickle...  :grin: ADC is the Automatic Distance Control... You know that camera thingy at the front.. :grin:

You need it switched on or active for the ACC to function.

 :grin: :grin:  :grin: Feck sake, there are far to many acronyms. Where in the menu do you switch it on?
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: matchboy on 12 September 2013, 13:43
It's quite simple - don't bother with cruise control (you're not driving a taxi) and stick everything else in 'Sport'

Job done  :wink:
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Bill_the_Bear on 12 September 2013, 13:45
For the record:
ADC Automatic Distance Control (cruise control)
ACC Active Chassis Control (suspension settings, its nothing to do with the cruise control and there is no such thing as Active Cruise Control)
DCC Doesn't exist (maybe it did on the mk 6 but it isn't on the Mk 7)

Research people :rolleyes: oh I forgot you are busy driving your cars :cry:

I'm pretty sure you've got that backwards mate.  Its ACC that doesn't exist and DCC that does.  ACC is stupid anyway as it could mean adaptive chassis control or active cruise control or automatic climate control... etc etc etc
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: physio on 12 September 2013, 13:51
For the record:
ADC Automatic Distance Control (cruise control)
ACC Active Chassis Control (suspension settings, its nothing to do with the cruise control and there is no such thing as Active Cruise Control)
DCC Doesn't exist (maybe it did on the mk 6 but it isn't on the Mk 7)

Research people :rolleyes: oh I forgot you are busy driving your cars :cry:

I'm pretty sure you've got that backwards mate.  Its ACC that doesn't exist and DCC that does.  ACC is stupid anyway as it could mean adaptive chassis control or active cruise control or automatic climate control... etc etc etc

ACC
ADC
DCC
God help the
AA
Or
RAC
When they get called out
  :cry: :cry: :cry:
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Ricepop on 12 September 2013, 15:35
For the record:
ADC Automatic Distance Control (cruise control)
ACC Active Chassis Control (suspension settings, its nothing to do with the cruise control and there is no such thing as Active Cruise Control)
DCC Doesn't exist (maybe it did on the mk 6 but it isn't on the Mk 7)

Research people :rolleyes: oh I forgot you are busy driving your cars :cry:


I'm pretty sure you've got that backwards mate.  Its ACC that doesn't exist and DCC that does.  ACC is stupid anyway as it could mean adaptive chassis control or active cruise control or automatic climate control... etc etc etc

No its definitely ACC

(http://i1330.photobucket.com/albums/w568/ricepop71/ACC_zpsf4755e53.jpg)

This is from the price list.
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Bill_the_Bear on 12 September 2013, 15:41
For the record:
ADC Automatic Distance Control (cruise control)
ACC Active Chassis Control (suspension settings, its nothing to do with the cruise control and there is no such thing as Active Cruise Control)
DCC Doesn't exist (maybe it did on the mk 6 but it isn't on the Mk 7)

Research people :rolleyes: oh I forgot you are busy driving your cars :cry:


I'm pretty sure you've got that backwards mate.  Its ACC that doesn't exist and DCC that does.  ACC is stupid anyway as it could mean adaptive chassis control or active cruise control or automatic climate control... etc etc etc

No its definitely ACC

(http://i1330.photobucket.com/albums/w568/ricepop71/ACC_zpsf4755e53.jpg)

This is from the price list.

Yes but that is what I am saying... VW UK have it wrong (in the price list etc...).  If you look in the cars own menu it is DCC (someone with a car delivery can confirm/deny this?) and VW Germany call it DCC.  The confusion arises because VWUK have mistakenly called DCC ACC.

... Unless I'm wrong, but when we had the first confusion about 3 months ago I looked into it so I'm pretty certain this is the case.

EDIT:
In fact, that jogs my memory.  Didn't we conclude the mistake had been made due to the way they had translated DCC into English?  There was some discussion about what it is called in other languages IIRC.

It definitely should be DCC, its ACC that doesn't (shouldn't) exist.
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: matchboy on 12 September 2013, 15:51
Bear is right, it may well be referred to as ACC in the price list but on the car menu its DCC.
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Ricepop on 12 September 2013, 15:59
Bear is right, it may well be referred to as ACC in the price list but on the car menu its DCC.

Bear is never right, he is a BMW driver :wink:
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Bill_the_Bear on 12 September 2013, 16:09
Bear is right, it may well be referred to as ACC in the price list but on the car menu its DCC.

Bear is never right, he is a BMW driver :wink:

Not yet I'm not! :wink:
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: mackandmark on 12 September 2013, 16:16
Quote
Bear is never right, he is a BMW driver

Not yet I'm not!

Bear, did you order your BMW with or without indicators? Either way you will have to learn not to use them!!

 :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: monsta on 12 September 2013, 16:19
It's quite simple - don't bother with cruise control (you're not driving a taxi) and stick everything else in 'Sport'

Job done  :wink:

Cruise on the motorway is a god send but none of you should be doing motorway runs yet, you're still running them in after all  :tongue:
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: matchboy on 12 September 2013, 16:21
Quote
Bear is never right, he is a BMW driver

Not yet I'm not!

Bear, did you order your BMW with or without indicators? Either way you will have to learn not to use them!!

 :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

He'll be carrying too much speed to even think about using them!
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Bill_the_Bear on 12 September 2013, 16:21
Quote
Bear is never right, he is a BMW driver

Not yet I'm not!

Bear, did you order your BMW with or without indicators? Either way you will have to learn not to use them!!

 :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

Oh FFS, I've just had to put up with this sh!t at work.  The exact same joke twice today already. :rolleyes:

But yes, I suppose I had better disable the indicators to avoid accidentally changing BMWs hard earned reputation. :tongue:
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: allycat45 on 12 September 2013, 16:24
Quote
Bear is never right, he is a BMW driver

Not yet I'm not!

Bear, did you order your BMW with or without indicators? Either way you will have to learn not to use them!!

 :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

Oh FFS, I've just had to put up with this sh!t at work.  The exact same joke twice today already. :rolleyes:

But yes, I suppose I had better disable the indicators to avoid accidentally changing BMWs hard earned reputation. :tongue:

I'm sure I've got a big hammer in the garage somewhere you can borrow ...  :evil:
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Gung-Ho on 12 September 2013, 16:39
Right... Just to clear everything up. Here are the abbreviations in the Owners Manual

From what I can tell:

ACC = Adaptive Cruise Control

DCC = Adaptive Chassis Control

(Nothing mentioned on ADC)

(http://i582.photobucket.com/albums/ss268/Gung-Ho_2009/image-12.jpg) (http://s582.photobucket.com/user/Gung-Ho_2009/media/image-12.jpg.html)
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Gung-Ho on 12 September 2013, 16:49
Craig mate! I think you're getting yourself into a pickle...  :grin: ADC is the Automatic Distance Control... You know that camera thingy at the front.. :grin:

You need it switched on or active for the ACC to function.

 :grin: :grin:  :grin: Feck sake, there are far to many acronyms. Where in the menu do you switch it on?

Craig mate... Go into Menu on the infotainment system

Then Vehicle
Then "Setup"
Then "Driver Assistance"
Then scroll down to "Front assist"
Press "Active"

Hope that helps bud!  :wink:
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: CraigW on 12 September 2013, 18:15
Craig mate! I think you're getting yourself into a pickle...  :grin: ADC is the Automatic Distance Control... You know that camera thingy at the front.. :grin:

You need it switched on or active for the ACC to function.

 :grin: :grin:  :grin: Feck sake, there are far to many acronyms. Where in the menu do you switch it on?

Craig mate... Go into Menu on the infotainment system

Then Vehicle
Then "Setup"
Then "Driver Assistance"
Then scroll down to "Front assist"
Press "Active"

Hope that helps bud!  :wink:

Cheers Pal. Ill give it a go. Looking forward to seeing how it works  :smiley:
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: simonpolly on 12 September 2013, 18:33
(http://i578.photobucket.com/albums/ss227/simonpolly/20130912_151409.jpg) (http://s578.photobucket.com/user/simonpolly/media/20130912_151409.jpg.html)
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Bill_the_Bear on 12 September 2013, 19:04
(http://i578.photobucket.com/albums/ss227/simonpolly/20130912_151409.jpg) (http://s578.photobucket.com/user/simonpolly/media/20130912_151409.jpg.html)

30mins and no one replied?? And it's not white either.  Looks fab mate, must be a unique colour wheel combination, relatively speaking! :cool:
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Gung-Ho on 12 September 2013, 19:06
Mate!!! That looks 'Sweet'!.... :cool:

It would be interesting to hear your thoughts on the 19" alloys , in terms of ride quality. Mine are shocking, even with the DCC set to comfort. Bugger to clean as well. Cleaned mine just today and discovered there's a lip that runs behind the spokes which is difficult to get to... Just collects brake dust!!!! So annoying..  :angry: (I think the alloys on the M135i have a similar problem)
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: CraigW on 12 September 2013, 19:10
Mate!!! That looks 'Sweet'!.... :cool:

It would be interesting to hear your thoughts on the 19" alloys , in terms of ride quality. Mine are shocking, even with the DCC set to comfort. Bugger to clean as well. Cleaned mine just today and discovered there's a lip that runs behind the spokes which is difficult to get to... Just collects brake dust!!!! So annoying..  :angry: (I think the alloys on the M135i have a similar problem)

The 18"s have the same lip pal  :smiley:
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: simonpolly on 12 September 2013, 19:14
(http://i578.photobucket.com/albums/ss227/simonpolly/20130912_151409.jpg) (http://s578.photobucket.com/user/simonpolly/media/20130912_151409.jpg.html)

30mins and no one replied?? And it's not white either.  Looks fab mate, must be a unique colour wheel combination, relatively speaking! :cool:
Thanks it Looks even better in the flesh  :cool:
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: GolfTi on 12 September 2013, 19:19
That looks fantastic.
 :cool:

Enjoy.
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: simonpolly on 12 September 2013, 19:21
Mate!!! That looks 'Sweet'!.... :cool:

It would be interesting to hear your thoughts on the 19" alloys , in terms of ride quality. Mine are shocking, even with the DCC set to comfort. Bugger to clean as well. Cleaned mine just today and discovered there's a lip that runs behind the spokes which is difficult to get to... Just collects brake dust!!!! So annoying..  :angry: (I think the alloys on the M135i have a similar problem)
Its early days yet but to be honest the ride quality feels fine and pretty similar to my mk6 which had 18"  wheels, mind you i've not hit any potholes yet.As far as cleaning the wheels go i'll let you know after the weekend, i can see they are going to be a bugger to clean.
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: GolfTi on 12 September 2013, 19:25
You just need a long, soft wheel brush to get inside the lip.

PP? How's it feel compared to the mk6?
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: EpicUsername on 12 September 2013, 19:26
(http://i578.photobucket.com/albums/ss227/simonpolly/20130912_151409.jpg) (http://s578.photobucket.com/user/simonpolly/media/20130912_151409.jpg.html)

That is an awesome colour! The wheels look great with it too. I've kept my Alloys stock because I'll be doing 200 mile commutes every few weeks, and I didn't want the ride quality to suffer.
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: simonpolly on 12 September 2013, 19:27
You just need a long, soft wheel brush to get inside the lip.

PP? How's it feel compared to the mk6?
Not really given it enough yet to compare it with the MK6  but i can tell you it is definately louder.
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: matchboy on 12 September 2013, 19:29
Nice!!!
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: simonpolly on 12 September 2013, 19:44
One thing that did surprise me is the fact you dont get a tax disc when you leave the dealers,you can now drive a new car for upto 14 days without displaying a current tax disc. :undecided:
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: EpicUsername on 12 September 2013, 19:49
When you say louder, do you mean the road noise is worse? Or the Engine itself is louder? I'm sure I read somewhere the engine noise is supposed to be reduced considerably.
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: simonpolly on 12 September 2013, 19:55
When you say louder, do you mean the road noise is worse? Or the Engine itself is louder? I'm sure I read somewhere the engine noise is supposed to be reduced considerably.
In the cabin the engine sounds more sporty when you give it some it roars louder
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Sootchucker on 12 September 2013, 19:57
Very very pretty car that mate. You must be delighted.
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: JoeGTI on 12 September 2013, 20:16
Very nice, congrats! - lovely colour.
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Thornster on 12 September 2013, 20:31
Really Nice.

Good colour choice :wink:

Is this the first 3 door Carbon on the forum?
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: SRGTD on 12 September 2013, 22:33

(http://i578.photobucket.com/albums/ss227/simonpolly/20130912_151409.jpg) (http://s578.photobucket.com/user/simonpolly/media/20130912_151409.jpg.html)

That looks fantastic Simon. You must be well chuffed! Really like the Carbon Grey and 19" wheel combination.  :cool:
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: GTI7me on 12 September 2013, 22:38
Looks awesome! Well done on the purchase. Now get out there and have some fun, then when you get home just sit on the drive and take in the ambient lighting. It looks unreal at night!

J
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: mk7gti on 12 September 2013, 22:40
You are so right GTI7me it comes to life at night!
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: monkeyhanger on 12 September 2013, 23:33
(http://i578.photobucket.com/albums/ss227/simonpolly/20130912_151409.jpg) (http://s578.photobucket.com/user/simonpolly/media/20130912_151409.jpg.html)

It looks like a mean cloud ready to piss rain all over you and zap you with lightning.Very nice. One of those colours I like to see but wouldn't own myself, like a Viper Green Scirocco (couldn't be chewed cleaning it twice a week. I seem to religiously clean my cars every week for the first year and get lazy).
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: monkeyhanger on 12 September 2013, 23:34
When you say louder, do you mean the road noise is worse? Or the Engine itself is louder? I'm sure I read somewhere the engine noise is supposed to be reduced considerably.
In the cabin the engine sounds more sporty when you give it some it roars louder

Does the GTI have a sound actuator?
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: dirvy on 13 September 2013, 00:55
I think mine was on before this with pisspoor pics. Will post better ones at weekend weather permitting.
One downside(or possibly up) with CSg, is pana roof blends in and not so two tone as the black and whites
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Exonian on 13 September 2013, 13:16
(http://i578.photobucket.com/albums/ss227/simonpolly/20130912_151409.jpg) (http://s578.photobucket.com/user/simonpolly/media/20130912_151409.jpg.html)

 :drool: Yum! More pics!!!
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: MM087 on 13 September 2013, 21:04
Does anyone with a GTD Have a Pic of the Brake Callipers ? Trying to work out if i want the dealer to paint them for me now the car has been ordered, lol
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: monkeyhanger on 13 September 2013, 21:54
Does anyone with a GTD Have a Pic of the Brake Callipers ? Trying to work out if i want the dealer to paint them for me now the car has been ordered, lol

Go back a few pages on this thread (bottom of page 83) - there's a prominent pic of a Nogaro wheel from my car and you should see the caliper. If I were to paint my calipers, they would be gloss black to match the shadow detailing of the Nogaros.
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: MM087 on 13 September 2013, 22:04
Cool

Does £45 per calliper sound reasonable ?
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: CraigW on 13 September 2013, 22:09
Cool

Does £45 per calliper sound reasonable ?

Very
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: MM087 on 13 September 2013, 23:03
Might be a stupid question but to do just the front or all 4 ? never done this before so excuse the stupidity, ha

What colour aswell ?

GTD Oryx White with the Santiago Alloys
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: CraigW on 13 September 2013, 23:16
Might be a stupid question but to do just the front or all 4 ? never done this before so excuse the stupidity, ha

What colour aswell ?

GTD Oryx White with the Santiago Alloys

If it was me personally I would go for either red or black with that combo you have. Grey would like it wasn't painted at all and other colours such as white and yellow would be to garish.

£45 per corner seems pretty good to me. Considering they have to remove the wheels, prime the callipers and then paint them.  :smiley: :smiley:
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: dirvy on 14 September 2013, 08:31
Some pics in the rain of CSG. and how the pana roof blends in

(http://i1315.photobucket.com/albums/t593/david_irvine1/car002_zpsee473959.jpg) (http://s1315.photobucket.com/user/david_irvine1/media/car002_zpsee473959.jpg.html)
(http://i1315.photobucket.com/albums/t593/david_irvine1/car003_zpsaab5b1e8.jpg) (http://s1315.photobucket.com/user/david_irvine1/media/car003_zpsaab5b1e8.jpg.html)
(http://i1315.photobucket.com/albums/t593/david_irvine1/car005_zps731557b3.jpg) (http://s1315.photobucket.com/user/david_irvine1/media/car005_zps731557b3.jpg.html)
(http://i1315.photobucket.com/albums/t593/david_irvine1/car006_zps43cb6463.jpg) (http://s1315.photobucket.com/user/david_irvine1/media/car006_zps43cb6463.jpg.html)
(http://i1315.photobucket.com/albums/t593/david_irvine1/car007_zps828560ad.jpg) (http://s1315.photobucket.com/user/david_irvine1/media/car007_zps828560ad.jpg.html)
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Jimble on 14 September 2013, 08:48
Much better pics mate, looks smashin! :cool:
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: monkeyhanger on 14 September 2013, 11:33
Might be a stupid question but to do just the front or all 4 ? never done this before so excuse the stupidity, ha

What colour aswell ?

GTD Oryx White with the Santiago Alloys

If you're going to do it, do all 4. You have discs all round, so treat them all the same. Gloss black on GTD. If you go red it'll look like you're trying to look like a GTI, unless you have a Tornado Red and get a Tornado Red match (I personally would still go gloss black to match the Nogaro shadowing).
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: simonpolly on 14 September 2013, 11:37
When you say louder, do you mean the road noise is worse? Or the Engine itself is louder? I'm sure I read somewhere the engine noise is supposed to be reduced considerably.
In the cabin the engine sounds more sporty when you give it some it roars louder

Does the GTI have a sound actuator?

It must do because if you put it in sport mode it is noticeably louder you have a choice of normal.sport,economy or user.
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: George k on 14 September 2013, 11:39
Does the GTI have a sound actuator?

Yes both the GTI and GTD have a sound actuator at bottom of front screen behind dash
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: monkeyhanger on 14 September 2013, 11:41
Does the GTI have a sound actuator?

Yes both the GTI and GTD have a sound actuator at bottom of front screen behind dash

I do think the actuator on my Scirocco 170TDI sounds better than that on the GTD. The GTD sounds gruffer, but ends up sounding like they added the rattle back they took away with making the TDI unit so refined compared to other diesels out there.
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Ricepop on 14 September 2013, 11:45
Dirvy,

Sweeeeeeeeet, so much better than white.
 :cool:
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: CraigW on 14 September 2013, 12:20
Dirvy,

Sweeeeeeeeet, so much better than white.
 :cool:

And red  :wink: :wink:
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Buddy on 14 September 2013, 14:05
Took delivery of my GTD yesterday and she's a beaut!

The delivery guy had it set to comfort so I left it there and whilst its not wallowly in any way, it was incredibly flexible and forgiving over the potholes on one of my regular routes which normally come through painfully in my current car. Haven't let it rip yet for obvious reasons but there's plenty or urge even at partial throttle and that's coming out of a car with 500nm of torque.

Bluetoothed it up to the phone etc. The sound from the DAB stations was slightly disappointing but the BT audio sounds really v good. Standard system.

One of the things I have had a chance to try is the windscreen washers and wipers and thankfully none of the streakiness that seems to have affected others.

I specced ACC, reversing camera, park assist, keyless, high beam assist and the questionable winter pack. Looking forward to having a play with these and all the other standard toys over the next few days :smiley: will share any interesting findings.

After run in, I also intend to fit a tuning box  :evil:
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Berelli on 14 September 2013, 14:09
Took delivery of my GTD yesterday and she's a beaut!

The delivery guy had it set to comfort so I left it there and whilst its not wallowly in any way, it was incredibly flexible and forgiving over the potholes on one of my regular routes which normally come through painfully in my current car. Haven't let it rip yet for obvious reasons but there's plenty or urge even at partial throttle and that's coming out of a car with 500nm of torque.

Bluetoothed it up to the phone etc. The sound from the DAB stations was slightly disappointing but the BT audio sounds really v good. Standard system.

One of the things I have had a chance to try is the windscreen washers and wipers and thankfully none of the streakiness that seems to have affected others.

I specced ACC, reversing camera, park assist, keyless, high beam assist and the questionable winter pack. Looking forward to having a play with these and all the other standard toys over the next few days :smiley: will share any interesting findings.

After run in, I also intend to fit a tuning box  :evil:

Fantastic!! really pleased for you. Mine should be with me in a week or so - docked at Sheerness today.
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: monsta on 14 September 2013, 16:42

(http://i578.photobucket.com/albums/ss227/simonpolly/20130912_151409.jpg) (http://s578.photobucket.com/user/simonpolly/media/20130912_151409.jpg.html)

That looks fantastic Simon. You must be well chuffed! Really like the Carbon Grey and 19" wheel combination.  :cool:



Wow those 19" wheels look amazing with Carbon grey!  Jealous I can't get them with the pan roof!
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Buddy on 14 September 2013, 17:49
Took delivery of my GTD yesterday and she's a beaut!

The delivery guy had it set to comfort so I left it there and whilst its not wallowly in any way, it was incredibly flexible and forgiving over the potholes on one of my regular routes which normally come through painfully in my current car. Haven't let it rip yet for obvious reasons but there's plenty or urge even at partial throttle and that's coming out of a car with 500nm of torque.

Bluetoothed it up to the phone etc. The sound from the DAB stations was slightly disappointing but the BT audio sounds really v good. Standard system.

One of the things I have had a chance to try is the windscreen washers and wipers and thankfully none of the streakiness that seems to have affected others.

I specced ACC, reversing camera, park assist, keyless, high beam assist and the questionable winter pack. Looking forward to having a play with these and all the other standard toys over the next few days :smiley: will share any interesting findings.

After run in, I also intend to fit a tuning box  :evil:

Fantastic!! really pleased for you. Mine should be with me in a week or so - docked at Sheerness today.

Thanks. This week will be tough mate but worth it! Just got back in from a longer run and I'm totally chuffed! Smooth, refined, torquey and quite unbelievable ride quality for a car that grips & corners like it does  :laugh: these are very sorted cars
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: dirvy on 14 September 2013, 19:26
Anyone noticed the trip meter numbers change like they are rotating on a wheel. What attention to detail. Whoever thought of that was a genius. I can't stop looking at it.
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: GolfTi on 14 September 2013, 19:40
Anyone noticed the trip meter numbers change like they are rotating on a wheel. What attention to detail. Whoever thought of that was a genius. I can't stop looking at it.

It is very :cool:.

I little distracting though.
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Lendo on 14 September 2013, 19:42
Some pics :)

(http://i1012.photobucket.com/albums/af247/chuckyjsy/DSC_9235_zps8d76c191.jpg) (http://s1012.photobucket.com/user/chuckyjsy/media/DSC_9235_zps8d76c191.jpg.html)

(http://i1012.photobucket.com/albums/af247/chuckyjsy/DSC_9241_zps9d488ba3.jpg) (http://s1012.photobucket.com/user/chuckyjsy/media/DSC_9241_zps9d488ba3.jpg.html)

(http://i1012.photobucket.com/albums/af247/chuckyjsy/DSC_9243_zps07aea156.jpg) (http://s1012.photobucket.com/user/chuckyjsy/media/DSC_9243_zps07aea156.jpg.html)

(http://i1012.photobucket.com/albums/af247/chuckyjsy/DSC_9264_zpsfb6f10aa.jpg) (http://s1012.photobucket.com/user/chuckyjsy/media/DSC_9264_zpsfb6f10aa.jpg.html)

(http://i1012.photobucket.com/albums/af247/chuckyjsy/DSC_9309_zps8ea52d67.jpg) (http://s1012.photobucket.com/user/chuckyjsy/media/DSC_9309_zps8ea52d67.jpg.html)

(http://i1012.photobucket.com/albums/af247/chuckyjsy/DSC_9312_zpsa2a54029.jpg) (http://s1012.photobucket.com/user/chuckyjsy/media/DSC_9312_zpsa2a54029.jpg.html)

(http://i1012.photobucket.com/albums/af247/chuckyjsy/DSC_9313_zps02e7636e.jpg) (http://s1012.photobucket.com/user/chuckyjsy/media/DSC_9313_zps02e7636e.jpg.html)
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: GolfTi on 14 September 2013, 20:00
Stunning.
Like the red leather stitching.

The photos look very professional.
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: MM087 on 14 September 2013, 20:05
Looks Brilliant !
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: physio on 14 September 2013, 20:53
that looks  fantastic
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: physio on 14 September 2013, 20:54

(http://i578.photobucket.com/albums/ss227/simonpolly/20130912_151409.jpg) (http://s578.photobucket.com/user/simonpolly/media/20130912_151409.jpg.html)

That looks fantastic Simon. You must be well chuffed! Really like the Carbon Grey and 19" wheel combination.  :cool:



Wow those 19" wheels look amazing with Carbon grey!  Jealous I can't get them with the pan roof!

 must admit it looks the dogs  whatsits
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: GolfTi on 14 September 2013, 21:12
Canine dangly bits.
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Gung-Ho on 14 September 2013, 21:27
Some lovely looking motors starting to appear  :cool:
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Sootchucker on 14 September 2013, 22:45
Well, today after what seemed to be an eternity, I finally collected my new MK7 Golf GTD, and she was certainly worth the wait. Was really sorry to see the old Scirocco go but hey, that’s progress.

I had asked the dealer not to prep the car so the paint work was in excellent condition. So, this is what greeted us this morning at the dealership. Sorry, went a bit overboard with the photos.

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7427/9741523247_ba0b25565c_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/58190042@N03/9741523247/)
DSC_0950 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/58190042@N03/9741523247/) by Sootchucker (http://www.flickr.com/people/58190042@N03/), on Flickr

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7458/9743637396_f5f2995c44_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/58190042@N03/9743637396/)
DSC_0953 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/58190042@N03/9743637396/) by Sootchucker (http://www.flickr.com/people/58190042@N03/), on Flickr

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7372/9743637512_030680677a_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/58190042@N03/9743637512/)
DSC_0954 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/58190042@N03/9743637512/) by Sootchucker (http://www.flickr.com/people/58190042@N03/), on Flickr

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7307/9743637906_fbc827b600_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/58190042@N03/9743637906/)
DSC_0958 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/58190042@N03/9743637906/) by Sootchucker (http://www.flickr.com/people/58190042@N03/), on Flickr

So, afterwards, drove the car straight home and began the preparation process.

First I removed the number plates, then power washed the car down, followed by a liberal coating of AF Snow foam. Whilst the snow foam as dwelling, I hit all the nooks and crannies with a detailing brush with Megs APC. Then rinsed.

Followed with a hand wash using the Two bucket method with Megs lambswool mits. Then rinsed.

Hit the paintwork with a liberal coat of Iron-X, and i was genuinely surprised at the level of fall out the car had. Then rinsed.

Followed with Autosmart Tardis to remove the last of the glue marks from the transport sheets.

Clayed the car with Bilt Hamer soft clay (which to be honest removed very little). Then washed the car again, rinsed and dried with waffle drying towels and my hot air blower. With the paintwork now clan and smooth, I used Werkstat Prime on a DA with a polishing pad, followed by a coat of AF Tripple on a foam applicator.

Finally, 2 coats of GTechniq C2V3 applied leaving the paintwork like glass. Wheels were cleaned and decontaminated and Poorboys wheel sealant applied. All black trim hit with GTechniq C4 trim restorer, and finally glass cleaned with GTechniq G4 Glass polish.

Interior was as you would expect  in mint condition and just need a quick hover and wipe down with a damp microfibre.

So, onto the afterwards....

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7449/9743638084_79d72547a7_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/58190042@N03/9743638084/)
AGE_3513 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/58190042@N03/9743638084/) by Sootchucker (http://www.flickr.com/people/58190042@N03/), on Flickr

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7436/9741524077_57b7a89359_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/58190042@N03/9741524077/)
AGE_3512 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/58190042@N03/9741524077/) by Sootchucker (http://www.flickr.com/people/58190042@N03/), on Flickr

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7398/9741524255_aa1d044847_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/58190042@N03/9741524255/)
AGE_3516 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/58190042@N03/9741524255/) by Sootchucker (http://www.flickr.com/people/58190042@N03/), on Flickr

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7363/9741524341_f1987b0201_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/58190042@N03/9741524341/)
AGE_3518 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/58190042@N03/9741524341/) by Sootchucker (http://www.flickr.com/people/58190042@N03/), on Flickr

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7443/9741524381_76a8922d2f_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/58190042@N03/9741524381/)
AGE_3520 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/58190042@N03/9741524381/) by Sootchucker (http://www.flickr.com/people/58190042@N03/), on Flickr

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7415/9743638516_8524baec4c_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/58190042@N03/9743638516/)
AGE_3521 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/58190042@N03/9743638516/) by Sootchucker (http://www.flickr.com/people/58190042@N03/), on Flickr

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7295/9741524859_f5663924b0_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/58190042@N03/9741524859/)
AGE_3524 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/58190042@N03/9741524859/) by Sootchucker (http://www.flickr.com/people/58190042@N03/), on Flickr

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7300/9743638946_73611bfe4e_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/58190042@N03/9743638946/)
AGE_3527 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/58190042@N03/9743638946/) by Sootchucker (http://www.flickr.com/people/58190042@N03/), on Flickr

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7438/9743639004_92f5ebb76a_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/58190042@N03/9743639004/)
AGE_3528 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/58190042@N03/9743639004/) by Sootchucker (http://www.flickr.com/people/58190042@N03/), on Flickr

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7297/9741526141_b4dd47ac0c_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/58190042@N03/9741526141/)
AGE_3541 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/58190042@N03/9741526141/) by Sootchucker (http://www.flickr.com/people/58190042@N03/), on Flickr

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7423/9741526257_c2d2d30e12_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/58190042@N03/9741526257/)
AGE_3543 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/58190042@N03/9741526257/) by Sootchucker (http://www.flickr.com/people/58190042@N03/), on Flickr

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7306/9741526303_6ec5e0d454_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/58190042@N03/9741526303/)
AGE_3545 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/58190042@N03/9741526303/) by Sootchucker (http://www.flickr.com/people/58190042@N03/), on Flickr

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7344/9743640462_6ca6e51271_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/58190042@N03/9743640462/)
AGE_3546 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/58190042@N03/9743640462/) by Sootchucker (http://www.flickr.com/people/58190042@N03/), on Flickr

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7295/9741526671_887127c3a2_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/58190042@N03/9741526671/)
AGE_3547 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/58190042@N03/9741526671/) by Sootchucker (http://www.flickr.com/people/58190042@N03/), on Flickr

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7447/9743640962_7bd1a37550_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/58190042@N03/9743640962/)
AGE_3550 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/58190042@N03/9743640962/) by Sootchucker (http://www.flickr.com/people/58190042@N03/), on Flickr

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7365/9741525181_c22ebe1389_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/58190042@N03/9741525181/)
AGE_3529 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/58190042@N03/9741525181/) by Sootchucker (http://www.flickr.com/people/58190042@N03/), on Flickr

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7287/9741525325_6f8222a16a_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/58190042@N03/9741525325/)
AGE_3531 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/58190042@N03/9741525325/) by Sootchucker (http://www.flickr.com/people/58190042@N03/), on Flickr

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7282/9743639476_8504a7089e_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/58190042@N03/9743639476/)
AGE_3533 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/58190042@N03/9743639476/) by Sootchucker (http://www.flickr.com/people/58190042@N03/), on Flickr

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7445/9741525403_6e2b274bf3_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/58190042@N03/9741525403/)
AGE_3532 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/58190042@N03/9741525403/) by Sootchucker (http://www.flickr.com/people/58190042@N03/), on Flickr

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7427/9743639612_1fc7d5b5ec_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/58190042@N03/9743639612/)
AGE_3534 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/58190042@N03/9743639612/) by Sootchucker (http://www.flickr.com/people/58190042@N03/), on Flickr

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7423/9743639672_d2eb3481a0_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/58190042@N03/9743639672/)
AGE_3535 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/58190042@N03/9743639672/) by Sootchucker (http://www.flickr.com/people/58190042@N03/), on Flickr

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7377/9741525983_bd80c36265_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/58190042@N03/9741525983/)
AGE_3537 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/58190042@N03/9741525983/) by Sootchucker (http://www.flickr.com/people/58190042@N03/), on Flickr

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7433/9741526055_ec37c55622_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/58190042@N03/9741526055/)
AGE_3538 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/58190042@N03/9741526055/) by Sootchucker (http://www.flickr.com/people/58190042@N03/), on Flickr
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: GolfTi on 14 September 2013, 22:49
Happy days. :cool: :cool: :cool:
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: monkeyhanger on 14 September 2013, 22:50
I bet you are knackered after all that! Looking good. I need some pics in the sun, it was half dark when I took mine.
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Sootchucker on 14 September 2013, 22:54
Absolutely buggered  :grin: :grin:
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Hawaii-Five-O on 14 September 2013, 22:58
@Norbreck the car looks absolutely mint. Really stunning photography too. What a wait though eh. Bet its worth it now!

Funnily enough I saw a 5 door, pure white GTD with gorgeous xenon DRLs today? The very first Mk7 GTD/GTI I've seen on the road. Lovely.
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: EliteBajan on 14 September 2013, 23:02
That looks amazing!!

I wish I had your patience.
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Sootchucker on 14 September 2013, 23:03
Went to McDonalds this evening with the wife and kids. Couldn't believe the reaction I got.

A couple of "chavs" in a Corsa drove past it twice as we were getting out then shouted, "mint car mate" ! Then had about 6 people walk up to it or point at it. To be honest, it was a bit un-nerving at first  :grin:
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: GolfTi on 14 September 2013, 23:05
Get used to it, it happens a lot.

All sorts of people.
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: matchboy on 14 September 2013, 23:17
Great looking car Norbreck and love all the pics!!
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: CraigW on 14 September 2013, 23:25
What a great job you have done with the detailing. The black plastic slits on the front against the white look brilliant. Lovely car fella!  :smiley:
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: sam67GTD on 15 September 2013, 00:46
Stunning car Norbreck. You really treated her to the car equivalent of a spa day! Makes me want mine even more now. The poor old ST hasn't had a wash in 3 months!

Happy motoring fellow GTD'er :)
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: EpicUsername on 15 September 2013, 08:43
Well, today after what seemed to be an eternity, I finally collected my new MK7 Golf GTD, and she was certainly worth the wait. Was really sorry to see the old Scirocco go but hey, that’s progress.

I had asked the dealer not to prep the car so the paint work was in excellent condition. So, this is what greeted us this morning at the dealership. Sorry, went a bit overboard with the photos.

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7427/9741523247_ba0b25565c_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/58190042@N03/9741523247/)
DSC_0950 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/58190042@N03/9741523247/) by Sootchucker (http://www.flickr.com/people/58190042@N03/), on Flickr

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7458/9743637396_f5f2995c44_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/58190042@N03/9743637396/)
DSC_0953 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/58190042@N03/9743637396/) by Sootchucker (http://www.flickr.com/people/58190042@N03/), on Flickr

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7372/9743637512_030680677a_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/58190042@N03/9743637512/)
DSC_0954 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/58190042@N03/9743637512/) by Sootchucker (http://www.flickr.com/people/58190042@N03/), on Flickr

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7307/9743637906_fbc827b600_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/58190042@N03/9743637906/)
DSC_0958 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/58190042@N03/9743637906/) by Sootchucker (http://www.flickr.com/people/58190042@N03/), on Flickr

So, afterwards, drove the car straight home and began the preparation process.

First I removed the number plates, then power washed the car down, followed by a liberal coating of AF Snow foam. Whilst the snow foam as dwelling, I hit all the nooks and crannies with a detailing brush with Megs APC. Then rinsed.

Followed with a hand wash using the Two bucket method with Megs lambswool mits. Then rinsed.

Hit the paintwork with a liberal coat of Iron-X, and i was genuinely surprised at the level of fall out the car had. Then rinsed.

Followed with Autosmart Tardis to remove the last of the glue marks from the transport sheets.

Clayed the car with Bilt Hamer soft clay (which to be honest removed very little). Then washed the car again, rinsed and dried with waffle drying towels and my hot air blower. With the paintwork now clan and smooth, I used Werkstat Prime on a DA with a polishing pad, followed by a coat of AF Tripple on a foam applicator.

Finally, 2 coats of GTechniq C2V3 applied leaving the paintwork like glass. Wheels were cleaned and decontaminated and Poorboys wheel sealant applied. All black trim hit with GTechniq C4 trim restorer, and finally glass cleaned with GTechniq G4 Glass polish.

Interior was as you would expect  in mint condition and just need a quick hover and wipe down with a damp microfibre.

So, onto the afterwards....

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7449/9743638084_79d72547a7_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/58190042@N03/9743638084/)
AGE_3513 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/58190042@N03/9743638084/) by Sootchucker (http://www.flickr.com/people/58190042@N03/), on Flickr

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7436/9741524077_57b7a89359_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/58190042@N03/9741524077/)
AGE_3512 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/58190042@N03/9741524077/) by Sootchucker (http://www.flickr.com/people/58190042@N03/), on Flickr

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7398/9741524255_aa1d044847_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/58190042@N03/9741524255/)
AGE_3516 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/58190042@N03/9741524255/) by Sootchucker (http://www.flickr.com/people/58190042@N03/), on Flickr

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7363/9741524341_f1987b0201_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/58190042@N03/9741524341/)
AGE_3518 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/58190042@N03/9741524341/) by Sootchucker (http://www.flickr.com/people/58190042@N03/), on Flickr

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7443/9741524381_76a8922d2f_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/58190042@N03/9741524381/)
AGE_3520 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/58190042@N03/9741524381/) by Sootchucker (http://www.flickr.com/people/58190042@N03/), on Flickr

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7415/9743638516_8524baec4c_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/58190042@N03/9743638516/)
AGE_3521 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/58190042@N03/9743638516/) by Sootchucker (http://www.flickr.com/people/58190042@N03/), on Flickr

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7295/9741524859_f5663924b0_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/58190042@N03/9741524859/)
AGE_3524 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/58190042@N03/9741524859/) by Sootchucker (http://www.flickr.com/people/58190042@N03/), on Flickr

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7300/9743638946_73611bfe4e_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/58190042@N03/9743638946/)
AGE_3527 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/58190042@N03/9743638946/) by Sootchucker (http://www.flickr.com/people/58190042@N03/), on Flickr

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7438/9743639004_92f5ebb76a_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/58190042@N03/9743639004/)
AGE_3528 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/58190042@N03/9743639004/) by Sootchucker (http://www.flickr.com/people/58190042@N03/), on Flickr

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7297/9741526141_b4dd47ac0c_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/58190042@N03/9741526141/)
AGE_3541 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/58190042@N03/9741526141/) by Sootchucker (http://www.flickr.com/people/58190042@N03/), on Flickr

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7423/9741526257_c2d2d30e12_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/58190042@N03/9741526257/)
AGE_3543 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/58190042@N03/9741526257/) by Sootchucker (http://www.flickr.com/people/58190042@N03/), on Flickr

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7306/9741526303_6ec5e0d454_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/58190042@N03/9741526303/)
AGE_3545 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/58190042@N03/9741526303/) by Sootchucker (http://www.flickr.com/people/58190042@N03/), on Flickr

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7344/9743640462_6ca6e51271_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/58190042@N03/9743640462/)
AGE_3546 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/58190042@N03/9743640462/) by Sootchucker (http://www.flickr.com/people/58190042@N03/), on Flickr

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7295/9741526671_887127c3a2_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/58190042@N03/9741526671/)
AGE_3547 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/58190042@N03/9741526671/) by Sootchucker (http://www.flickr.com/people/58190042@N03/), on Flickr

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7447/9743640962_7bd1a37550_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/58190042@N03/9743640962/)
AGE_3550 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/58190042@N03/9743640962/) by Sootchucker (http://www.flickr.com/people/58190042@N03/), on Flickr

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7365/9741525181_c22ebe1389_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/58190042@N03/9741525181/)
AGE_3529 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/58190042@N03/9741525181/) by Sootchucker (http://www.flickr.com/people/58190042@N03/), on Flickr

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7287/9741525325_6f8222a16a_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/58190042@N03/9741525325/)
AGE_3531 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/58190042@N03/9741525325/) by Sootchucker (http://www.flickr.com/people/58190042@N03/), on Flickr

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7282/9743639476_8504a7089e_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/58190042@N03/9743639476/)
AGE_3533 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/58190042@N03/9743639476/) by Sootchucker (http://www.flickr.com/people/58190042@N03/), on Flickr

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7445/9741525403_6e2b274bf3_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/58190042@N03/9741525403/)
AGE_3532 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/58190042@N03/9741525403/) by Sootchucker (http://www.flickr.com/people/58190042@N03/), on Flickr

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7427/9743639612_1fc7d5b5ec_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/58190042@N03/9743639612/)
AGE_3534 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/58190042@N03/9743639612/) by Sootchucker (http://www.flickr.com/people/58190042@N03/), on Flickr

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7423/9743639672_d2eb3481a0_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/58190042@N03/9743639672/)
AGE_3535 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/58190042@N03/9743639672/) by Sootchucker (http://www.flickr.com/people/58190042@N03/), on Flickr

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7377/9741525983_bd80c36265_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/58190042@N03/9741525983/)
AGE_3537 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/58190042@N03/9741525983/) by Sootchucker (http://www.flickr.com/people/58190042@N03/), on Flickr

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7433/9741526055_ec37c55622_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/58190042@N03/9741526055/)
AGE_3538 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/58190042@N03/9741526055/) by Sootchucker (http://www.flickr.com/people/58190042@N03/), on Flickr

Wow! Those must be the best pics yet! Certainly the best I've seen. It looks great, hope you're enjoying it! :)
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: dippy_x on 15 September 2013, 09:10
Norbreck - don't know what to say.  Lost for words. Stunning!

You've raised the bar for the rest of us mere mortals!
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: MkVIIGTD on 15 September 2013, 10:47
That is one stunning looking car I have to say... And this is coming from a fella who thinks white cars are on the decline lol
I really liked your detailing route, my own red gtd will be getting the same treatment soon arrival. Did you ask the dealer not to do any prep to the car?

Health to drive  :smiley:
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Sootchucker on 15 September 2013, 10:51
That is one stunning looking car I have to say... And this is coming from a fella who thinks white cars are on the decline lol
I really liked your detailing route, my own red gtd will be getting the same treatment soon arrival. Did you ask the dealer not to do any prep to the car?

Health to drive  :smiley:

Yes, no prep. To be honest he's used to me by now as we have purchased 6 VW's from them, and all of them have not been prep'd by them.

I know we have all see photos before of the GTI/GTD's, so sorry for posting so many (especially as they seem to be arriving thick and fast at the moment), but it was hard to contain myself yesterday.  :grin:
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: chazzypuk on 15 September 2013, 11:02
That is one stunning looking car I have to say... And this is coming from a fella who thinks white cars are on the decline lol
I really liked your detailing route, my own red gtd will be getting the same treatment soon arrival. Did you ask the dealer not to do any prep to the car?

Health to drive  :smiley:

Yes, no prep. To be honest he's used to me by now as we have purchased 6 VW's from them, and all of them have not been prep'd by them.

I know we have all see photos before of the GTI/GTD's, so sorry for posting so many (especially as they seem to be arriving thick and fast at the moment), but it was hard to contain myself yesterday.  :grin:

Thanks for the pictures! I'm glad you put so many on! I've got a white GTD coming too and it's just reassured me I've made the right colour choice! I've always thought white didn't shine that much but this has proved that wrong! Looks awesome mate. I need to get detailing when I get mine. Don't have all the kit you have though :-(
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: EpicUsername on 15 September 2013, 11:04
On that note, how much roughly did you spend on the set up for that detailing? Alot of the stuff I've been looking at is quite expensive.
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Jules Winfield on 15 September 2013, 11:54
Lovely car, Norbreck21a.  Must resist temptation to buy a Mark 7.  Must resist temptation to buy a Mark 7.  Must resist temptation to buy a Mark 7.

EpicUsername: detailing stuff is generally quite expensive, especially if you buy decent products (i.e. not from Halfords).  It's not just the various liquids and whatnot, it's all the micro-fibres, mitts, spray bottles, a power washer (if you want one - mine is a Kranzle and was not cheap at all) - it all adds up (and slowly starts to take over your garage).  You can get quite carried away: I just spent £40 on some wheel cleaning brushes (Wheel Woolies - supposedly very good).

It is worth it, though.  My near-three year old GTD has a bonnet covered in stone chips and the odd scratch here and there, but still looks stunning after I've spent two or three hours on a Sunday afternoon giving it some TLC. 
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: e.l.s on 15 September 2013, 12:23
It's beautiful! Wish we'd been able to see a white one before ordering. Husband would have ordered white but I was afraid to as it just doesn't suit some cars. Hope ours looks as good (red, sunroof)

The GTD will be the 4th car we've bought new over the years, but I never felt this excited and emotional about the others!  :smiley:
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: monkeyhanger on 15 September 2013, 12:33
It's beautiful! Wish we'd been able to see a white one before ordering. Husband would have ordered white but I was afraid to as it just doesn't suit some cars. Hope ours looks as good (red, sunroof)

The GTD will be the 4th car we've bought new over the years, but I never felt this excited and emotional about the others!  :smiley:

Red GTD looks great - my pics are earlier in the new arrivals pages (page 83/84 maybe?), not at its best because it was getting dark. Looked great in the sun yesterday when we were out in it, and looks nearly as good in crappy weather.
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: simonpolly on 15 September 2013, 12:41
On that note, how much roughly did you spend on the set up for that detailing? Alot of the stuff I've been looking at is quite expensive.

Dodo juice waxes are very good a pot may cost you £40-50 but it lasts along time ,I purchased some from the lad who sponsors the detailing section four years ago and it is still half full or empty if you are a pessimist  :grin:
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: e.l.s on 15 September 2013, 13:23
It's beautiful! Wish we'd been able to see a white one before ordering. Husband would have ordered white but I was afraid to as it just doesn't suit some cars. Hope ours looks as good (red, sunroof)

The GTD will be the 4th car we've bought new over the years, but I never felt this excited and emotional about the others!  :smiley:

Red GTD looks great - my pics are earlier in the new arrivals pages (page 83/84 maybe?), not at its best because it was getting dark. Looked great in the sun yesterday when we were out in it, and looks nearly as good in crappy weather.

Thanks MH, feel better now  :smiley:
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Sootchucker on 15 September 2013, 13:25
Thanks all. To be honest I've yet to see one in a bad colour, but for me it was a choice of 3 - white, Red and Carbon Steel Grey. TBH, I sorta chickened out with the white, and having had a white scirocco before, found it was actually one of the easiest colours I've ever owned to look after, and to be honest doesn't look dirty nearly as quickly as you may think (especially compared to my Deep black pearl MK5 Golf).

As regards price of the detailing products, well then as stated, some can be quite expensive, but I'm into this sort of thing, so built my "collection" over a number of years. Having said that, the absolute steal of the century at the moment has to be Gtechniq's C2V3, think they were about £5-6 per bottle, and one of them so far has done 2 cars (with only half of the first bottle used).
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Aidey on 15 September 2013, 17:16
Looks superb mate, cant wait for my white one to arrive, One thing could i ask, the area around the number plate on the front, is this how it comes on the MK7, with the black plate holding it on?
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: monkeyhanger on 15 September 2013, 17:47
For e.l.s.'s benefit mainly, I found a brief few seconds the sun got out today, so here is a slightly brighter pic of the car. It still looks spotless despite doing 35 miles today on very wet and mucky roads - crap does not want to stick to the C2V3 treatment at all.

(http://i1083.photobucket.com/albums/j381/monkeyhanger710/BrightRedGTD2.jpg) (http://s1083.photobucket.com/user/monkeyhanger710/media/BrightRedGTD2.jpg.html)

(http://i1083.photobucket.com/albums/j381/monkeyhanger710/BrightredGTD1.jpg) (http://s1083.photobucket.com/user/monkeyhanger710/media/BrightredGTD1.jpg.html)
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: matchboy on 15 September 2013, 18:06
That colour is superb! Biased obviously, but it looks the nuts!

The same cant be said of your parking though  :lipsrsealed: :laugh:
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: monkeyhanger on 15 September 2013, 18:11
That colour is superb! Biased obviously, but it looks the nuts!

The same cant be said of your parking though  :lipsrsealed: :laugh:

There was a car literally just a foot in front of me when I parked up. Thought i'd done a great job of getting in but slightly overcooked the straighening up (didn't quite touch the kerb with my fronts)  :rolleyes:
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: matchboy on 15 September 2013, 18:13
That colour is superb! Biased obviously, but it looks the nuts!

The same cant be said of your parking though  :lipsrsealed: :laugh:

There was a car literally just a foot in front of me when I parked up. Thought i'd done a great job of getting in but slightly overcooked the straighening up (didn't quite touch the kerb with my fronts)  :rolleyes:

 :grin: To be fair, better to park like that than kerb those alloys - worst feeling in the world when it happens  :cry:
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: monkeyhanger on 15 September 2013, 18:14
That colour is superb! Biased obviously, but it looks the nuts!

The same cant be said of your parking though  :lipsrsealed: :laugh:

There was a car literally just a foot in front of me when I parked up. Thought i'd done a great job of getting in but slightly overcooked the straighening up (didn't quite touch the kerb with my fronts)  :rolleyes:

 :grin: To be fair, better to park like that than kerb those alloys - worst feeling in the world when it happens  :cry:

Yep - if you kerb polished alloy you'll probably have to paint them all.
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: allycat45 on 15 September 2013, 18:20
That colour is superb! Biased obviously, but it looks the nuts!

The same cant be said of your parking though  :lipsrsealed: :laugh:

There was a car literally just a foot in front of me when I parked up. Thought i'd done a great job of getting in but slightly overcooked the straighening up (didn't quite touch the kerb with my fronts)  :rolleyes:

 :grin: To be fair, better to park like that than kerb those alloys - worst feeling in the world when it happens  :cry:

Yep - if you kerb polished alloy you'll probably have to paint them all.

It may be slightly off-topic, but I think you should chase the council up to do a bit of weeding  :wink:

Nice car though :grin:
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: e.l.s on 15 September 2013, 18:53
Thank you again monkeyhanger, I can't wait until ours arrives! Only another 6-8 weeks to go  :drool:
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: KyleB on 15 September 2013, 18:58
Some stunning pictures in here.
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Sootchucker on 15 September 2013, 22:28
As I'm a bit of a pic whore - sorry  :laugh:, thought as it had been pi55ing down today, i'd share a few pics of the beading of the C2V3. As MH said, it really is great stuff.

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7323/9764203731_74231a7779_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/58190042@N03/9764203731/)
AGE_3572 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/58190042@N03/9764203731/) by Sootchucker (http://www.flickr.com/people/58190042@N03/), on Flickr

(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5502/9764202901_6330e59275_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/58190042@N03/9764202901/)
AGE_3571 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/58190042@N03/9764202901/) by Sootchucker (http://www.flickr.com/people/58190042@N03/), on Flickr

(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3683/9764416756_8cc0fb4f62_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/58190042@N03/9764416756/)
AGE_3569 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/58190042@N03/9764416756/) by Sootchucker (http://www.flickr.com/people/58190042@N03/), on Flickr

(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3761/9764413465_141f4cccb2_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/58190042@N03/9764413465/)
AGE_3568 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/58190042@N03/9764413465/) by Sootchucker (http://www.flickr.com/people/58190042@N03/), on Flickr

(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3813/9764421254_f362fb0e31_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/58190042@N03/9764421254/)
AGE_3567 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/58190042@N03/9764421254/) by Sootchucker (http://www.flickr.com/people/58190042@N03/), on Flickr

(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2824/9764410975_5bb1a294b3_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/58190042@N03/9764410975/)
AGE_3551 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/58190042@N03/9764410975/) by Sootchucker (http://www.flickr.com/people/58190042@N03/), on Flickr

(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3739/9764200171_8bb6404e89_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/58190042@N03/9764200171/)
AGE_3553 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/58190042@N03/9764200171/) by Sootchucker (http://www.flickr.com/people/58190042@N03/), on Flickr

(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3673/9764200441_a1d3719e56_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/58190042@N03/9764200441/)
AGE_3554 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/58190042@N03/9764200441/) by Sootchucker (http://www.flickr.com/people/58190042@N03/), on Flickr

Also managed to get round to load the speed cameras on the Navi Pro (you can see the 40mph one in the photo below)

(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3746/9764420234_4885f9f018_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/58190042@N03/9764420234/)
AGE_3562 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/58190042@N03/9764420234/) by Sootchucker (http://www.flickr.com/people/58190042@N03/), on Flickr
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Hobojim on 15 September 2013, 22:46
Norbeck is there somewhere with info on how to do the speed camera thing?
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Sootchucker on 15 September 2013, 23:02
It's in a few places but basically its like this.

Get your up to date speed cam database on the computer (I have a subscription to pocket GPS world), in the correct format for the Navi (I use *.asc files). The good thing about Pocket GPS world, is when you download the speed camera database, it also downloads the .bmp picture icons as well.

With the database at hand, nip over to the following address on the VW Germany site (this is for the Pro Nav), and it will open the Navi companion site.

http://www.volkswagen.de/de/navigation/discover-pro/poi-listen-sammlung.html

Then using the on line app you load each one of the database at a time (for instance Gatso 30 mph) in the upper part of the box.

In the second line, give this database a name (what it will show up as on the Nav), and in the last line browse for the .bmp icon file for each camera.

Then clicking the small requester bottom left, adds this to your waiting list, and you can repeat this step for as many POI's as you want. For instance I added - Gatso 30, 40, 50 & 60, Specs 30, 40, 50 & 60, and red light cameras.

Finally when you have created your list, hit the button in the lower right corner give your collection a name, and this creates a zip file for you.

Extract this zip file to the root of an SD card. It will create a folder called PersonalPOI and a single text file (you need both).

Then insert the SD card into one of the cars SD slots, go to set-up, information, and click "software update". It will search the SD cards and add your POI's onto the Nav, where you can then select them as POI's to display.

The whole process took about 30 minutes earlier. If you get stuck, just go to google translate and translate the Navi companion as it contains on screen (albeit by default in German), all the instructions.

Hope this helps.
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Hobojim on 16 September 2013, 09:58
Thank you very much Norbreck!
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: stuart.cameron on 16 September 2013, 10:44
Excellent post Norbreck! Looks amazing.

What did you treat the plastics with?

Also is that piece of plastic supposed to be there... (where they key hole should be)
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Sootchucker on 16 September 2013, 12:47
Thanks for the comments.

Black Plastic trim was treated to Gtechniq's C4 trim restorer. Gives a nice satin finish and beads brilliantly.

The plastic where the key hole should be, was left on by the dealer at my request. As this keyless system is all new to me, I didn't want to scratch the plastic cowl looking for a non existent key hole, until such time as I'm totally familiar with the system (a couple of weeks I guess).
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: stuart.cameron on 16 September 2013, 13:19
Thanks for the comments.

Black Plastic trim was treated to Gtechniq's C4 trim restorer. Gives a nice satin finish and beads brilliantly.

The plastic where the key hole should be, was left on by the dealer at my request. As this keyless system is all new to me, I didn't want to scratch the plastic cowl looking for a non existent key hole, until such time as I'm totally familiar with the system (a couple of weeks I guess).

Brilliant! Never used the C4 before but will defiantly be picking up a bottle.

That makes sense and is probably a good idea
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Ricepop on 16 September 2013, 13:32
Thanks for the comments.

Black Plastic trim was treated to Gtechniq's C4 trim restorer. Gives a nice satin finish and beads brilliantly.

The plastic where the key hole should be, was left on by the dealer at my request. As this keyless system is all new to me, I didn't want to scratch the plastic cowl looking for a non existent key hole, until such time as I'm totally familiar with the system (a couple of weeks I guess).

Brilliant! Never used the C4 before but will defiantly be picking up a bottle.

That makes sense and is probably a good idea

Be careful which C4 you use, I wouldn't recommend this one:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ABmLd-JfDeU
 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ABmLd-JfDeU)
I suppose you wont have to worry about the paint though.
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: monkeyhanger on 16 September 2013, 13:38
I just used C2V3 on the exterior trim too. It can treat pretty much everything but your windscreen and you don’t have to mask areas off or watch components it is going onto etc. Water beads nicely on C2V3 treated trim. Didn’t see the need to buy the whole G-Techniq range to do the car when C2V3 is pretty universal.
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Sootchucker on 16 September 2013, 14:03
Fiat point MH. It never occurred to be to use C2V3 for everything.

why didn't you tell me that before and save me some money   :evil: :evil: :evil:
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: stuart.cameron on 16 September 2013, 14:07
A lot of Gtechniq products are like this C4 and C1 are the same as well as C2.
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: monkeyhanger on 16 September 2013, 14:45
A lot of Gtechniq products are like this C4 and C1 are the same as well as C2.

With C1 and C4 you’re paying for the longevity (2 or 3 years as opposed to 8 months with the C2V3) – and boy are you paying for it with £40ish for 15mL of the stuff – one spill could be expensive. Longevity is great, but when something does the same job but lasts a third of the time for a ninetieth of the price I’ll apply it three times as often – when I do the bodywork anyway. It does save a lot of farting around where trim meets body etc. Going to stick to C2V3 every 6-8 months and top my wheels up with the stuff every 3 months.

In spite of the cost – I was a bit scared of the C1 anyway – I read somewhere you can easily cock up if it is left on too long or unevenly. I’d leave C1 application to the pros or very experienced amateur. C2V3 is as easy to apply as a wax (seems a bit harder work taking off the excess vs wax).

Liking the painted calipers, but doubt I’ll see a canny day to do mine this year now (going on holiday very shortly and lots to do with packing etc before we go). I wouldn’t go for the bright red on mine. With it being a bright red car, I think unless the colour matches the bodywork exactly it might not look the best – gloss black for me if I bother. On a white car though, or probably any colour but Tornado Red, the contrast of the red looks good.
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Ricepop on 16 September 2013, 15:45
Well after 5 months of waiting something has finally happened.

This has arrived on my doorstep.

(http://i1330.photobucket.com/albums/w568/ricepop71/WP_20130916_001_zps1523f9da.jpg)

Its proper poverty spec, it doesn't even have remote central locking. I'm off for a drive to test out that world renowned hire car handling.
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Sootchucker on 16 September 2013, 15:47
To be fair, the Polo is a very good car.
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: matchboy on 16 September 2013, 15:53
Nice colour though!!
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Misterp on 16 September 2013, 15:59
I just used C2V3 on the exterior trim too. It can treat pretty much everything but your windscreen and you don’t have to mask areas off or watch components it is going onto etc. Water beads nicely on C2V3 treated trim. Didn’t see the need to buy the whole G-Techniq range to do the car when C2V3 is pretty universal.
MH you can't use this on the windscreen.
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Ricepop on 16 September 2013, 17:05
To be fair, the Polo is a very good car.

Just been for a run, 0-60 in a lightning 14.2 seconds using a cheap GPS app.

I'm not sure I can cope with the power :smiley:

It drives better than my wife's fiat 500 though.
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: CraigW on 16 September 2013, 17:05
That polo is mint  :grin:
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: monkeyhanger on 16 September 2013, 17:10
It can treat pretty much everything but your windscreen
MH you can't use this on the windscreen.

That's what I said.  :tongue:
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Misterp on 16 September 2013, 17:13
It can treat pretty much everything but your windscreen
MH you can't use this on the windscreen.

That's what I said.  :tongue:

Missed the question mark??  :tongue: did you use the g1 on the windscreen
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: matchboy on 16 September 2013, 17:28
To be fair, the Polo is a very good car.

Just been for a run, 0-60 in a lightning 14.2 seconds using a cheap GPS app.

I'm not sure I can cope with the power :smiley:

It drives better than my wife's fiat 500 though.

My courtesy Golf does it in 12.9 secs  :cool:
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Andyduz on 16 September 2013, 18:18
Hey Norbreck, were you flying up the M56 last Thursday morning towards N Wales? Can't be too many White GTDs in and around Cheshire.
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: KyleB on 16 September 2013, 18:20
Where you guys bought your C2V3 from? Can't seem to find the 100ml in stock anywhere...
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: CraigW on 16 September 2013, 18:39
Where you guys bought your C2V3 from? Can't seem to find the 100ml in stock anywhere...

http://www.elitecarcare.co.uk/gtechniq-c2v3-liquid-crystal-100ml.php
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Sootchucker on 16 September 2013, 18:45
Hey Norbreck, were you flying up the M56 last Thursday morning towards N Wales? Can't be too many White GTDs in and around Cheshire.

Nah mate, didn't get the car until Saturday morning.
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: dirvy on 16 September 2013, 19:12
Text from neighbour, what's wrong with your exhaust?

Bloody nut and bolt from left bracket have gone, and left exhaust pipe hanging down.

Guess where I'll be at 8 tomorrow morning.
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Ricepop on 16 September 2013, 19:18
To be fair, the Polo is a very good car.

Just been for a run, 0-60 in a lightning 14.2 seconds using a cheap GPS app.

I'm not sure I can cope with the power :smiley:

It drives better than my wife's fiat 500 though.

My courtesy Golf does it in 12.9 secs  :cool:

Looks like I will have to try again, down hill next time :laugh:
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Ricepop on 16 September 2013, 19:20
That polo is mint  :grin:

You're not funny, we just tolerate you :rolleyes:
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: matchboy on 16 September 2013, 19:20
To be fair, the Polo is a very good car.

Just been for a run, 0-60 in a lightning 14.2 seconds using a cheap GPS app.

I'm not sure I can cope with the power :smiley:

It drives better than my wife's fiat 500 though.

My courtesy Golf does it in 12.9 secs  :cool:

Looks like I will have to try again, down hill next time :laugh:

That was downhill  :grin:
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: matchboy on 16 September 2013, 19:22
Text from neighbour, what's wrong with your exhaust?

Bloody nut and bolt from left bracket have gone, and left exhaust pipe hanging down.

Guess where I'll be at 8 tomorrow morning.

Blo0dy hell that's outrageous! Wtf?!
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: GolfTi on 16 September 2013, 19:31
How bad is it, touching the ground?

If so I'd call VW assistance.
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: KyleB on 16 September 2013, 19:39
Where you guys bought your C2V3 from? Can't seem to find the 100ml in stock anywhere...
http://www.elitecarcare.co.uk/gtechniq-c2v3-liquid-crystal-100ml.php

Thanks mate!
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: GTI-Newbie on 16 September 2013, 20:32
Well......I picked my new VW MK7 Golf GTI today.......I have never been ths happy ever!!! I couldn't sleep last night coz I was so damn excited. When I went to pick up the car the sales dude said he could see my smile from the other side of the showroom. He said he had handed over a few other cars and o one looked as happy as I was.

This is my first ever brand new car and first ever VW. It's a cars have drooled over since I was a teenager and I now finally own one!!

I will try and get a pic on tonight and a few more tomorrow some time.

The car is an absolute pleasure to drive and looks FN stunning!!! I can't stop starring at it  :grin:
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: monkeyhanger on 16 September 2013, 20:33
Where you guys bought your C2V3 from? Can't seem to find the 100ml in stock anywhere...

i'd buy a bigger bottle than 100ml. It'll do your car once all over with a smidge left - if you're frugal with it. You'll need to do it every 8 months. http://www.theultimatefinish.co.uk (http://www.theultimatefinish.co.uk) they give free postage with more than £30 spent. I'd buy 500mL to last you a good 3 years with more frequent treatment of the wheels and door handles. I1 upholstery treatment and maybe some of the G-wash.
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: monkeyhanger on 16 September 2013, 20:38
It can treat pretty much everything but your windscreen
MH you can't use this on the windscreen.

That's what I said.  :tongue:

Missed the question mark??  :tongue: did you use the g1 on the windscreen

Used nothing on the windscreen, almost everything hampers the wipers sweeping cleanly and screenwash alcohol probably would strip it off anyway. Some people swear by rain-X as it beads off the rain above 40mph without using your wipers - but what about rain when you're doing less than 40mph?
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: CraigW on 16 September 2013, 20:39
Well......I picked my new VW MK7 Golf GTI today.......I have never been ths happy ever!!! I couldn't sleep last night coz I was so damn excited. When I went to pick up the car the sales dude said he could see my smile from the other side of the showroom. He said he had handed over a few other cars and o one looked as happy as I was.

This is my first ever brand new car and first ever VW. It's a cars have drooled over since I was a teenager and I now finally own one!!

I will try and get a pic on tonight and a few more tomorrow some time.

The car is an absolute pleasure to drive and looks FN stunning!!! I can't stop starring at it  :grin:

Fantastic pal! There's very little more exiting than picking up a brand new car especially if its one you have lust after for so long. Looking forward to seeing the pics of a black GTI  :smiley: :smiley:
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: dirvy on 17 September 2013, 12:15
(http://i1315.photobucket.com/albums/t593/david_irvine1/exhaust002_zps89d2e550.jpg) (http://s1315.photobucket.com/user/david_irvine1/media/exhaust002_zps89d2e550.jpg.html)

(http://i1315.photobucket.com/albums/t593/david_irvine1/exhaust001_zps525e909f.jpg) (http://s1315.photobucket.com/user/david_irvine1/media/exhaust001_zps525e909f.jpg.html)

close up didn't work so well. was half asleep to try and get to dealers before all the ramps were taken.

couldn't have been more helpful, (I was ready for a rant) and I was sorted with a new bolt and an apology by 8.30.

Im not as patient as you lot with detailing etc. So have local valeters applying diamond brite and scotchguard just now.
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: matchboy on 17 September 2013, 12:30
That is shocking dirvy, glad you got it sorted straight away!!
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: GolfTi on 17 September 2013, 13:15
Glad it's sorted.

You must be exhausted after all that hassle.....
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: theflash on 17 September 2013, 13:25
Glad it's sorted.

You must be exhausted after all that hassle.....

I feel like reporting you to the mods for that gag  :whistle:
Title: New arrival and quick question
Post by: phil_790 on 17 September 2013, 13:39
Hi guys,

I picked up my GTI last week...what a car, I thought the Scirocco was good but this is so much better in pretty much every respect!

I have one quick question though, I have noticed a bit of a creaking noise coming from the steering when on full lock, I think it might be just something that needs a bit of grease, but before I get in touch with the garage (and potentially look like a numpty!) I wondered if anyone else had had this problem on a MK7?

PS Below is a picture of the car in the dealership when I collect it!

(http://i1349.photobucket.com/albums/p749/phil_790/image_zps0c32b83e.jpg) (http://s1349.photobucket.com/user/phil_790/media/image_zps0c32b83e.jpg.html)

Thanks,
Phil
Title: Re: New arrival and quick question
Post by: matchboy on 17 September 2013, 13:40
Awesome colour!  :cool:
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: dirvy on 17 September 2013, 13:47
after diamond brite

(http://i1315.photobucket.com/albums/t593/david_irvine1/diamondbrite001_zps2f561af2.jpg) (http://s1315.photobucket.com/user/david_irvine1/media/diamondbrite001_zps2f561af2.jpg.html)

and repaired exhaust

(http://i1315.photobucket.com/albums/t593/david_irvine1/diamondbrite002_zpsddc13563.jpg) (http://s1315.photobucket.com/user/david_irvine1/media/diamondbrite002_zpsddc13563.jpg.html)

(http://i1315.photobucket.com/albums/t593/david_irvine1/diamondbrite003_zpsd71c6b99.jpg) (http://s1315.photobucket.com/user/david_irvine1/media/diamondbrite003_zpsd71c6b99.jpg.html)

must try and keep it that clean.
Title: Re: New arrival and quick question
Post by: monkeyhanger on 17 September 2013, 13:58
Not so far. Leon/Golf/A3 used to be renowned (not a hell of a lot of them affected, but it was a well known issue) for issues with the steering rack around the era of the MK5 Golf, not sure whether they ever solved it. My first MK5 Golf had 2 replacements. Like a creak and a thump when you reach full lock.
Title: Re: New arrival and quick question
Post by: JoeGTI on 17 September 2013, 14:15
My MK6 used to creak and groan a lot on approaching full lock but only when the car was very wet... it'd be really noticeable in a multistory carpark on a wet day. I mentioned it to the dealer, they told me it was normal. They even showed me a bulletin from VW stating some steering noise was "normal". I forgot about it and eventually it actually went away itself! Early MK5's were notorious for a creaking steering rack, I don't know if it was the same issue as I had in the Mk6.
Title: Re: New arrival and quick question
Post by: CraigW on 17 September 2013, 15:34
That looks very very nice! For I moment I was going to say that is an amazing garage you have then realised it was the showroom  :grin:
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Sootchucker on 17 September 2013, 15:56
Now that does look special. Beautiful motor, and glad the dealer sorted the exhaust out so quickly and effortlessly for you.
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: phil_790 on 17 September 2013, 17:52
I did like the fact that the car was inside the showroom on the first floor when I went to collect it, I thought it was a nice little touch.

Just been to the dealers about the noise form the steering, the technician came and had a look at it, says he has heard it before on a mk7 golf. Car booked in for it to be sorted next week. My dealers have always been good at getting things sorted which is good.

Btw loving the carbon grey pics!

Cheers,
Phil
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Gordor on 17 September 2013, 21:16
Nearly there for me...Thursday morning  :smiley: mind you, the car has been sat in Listers Worcester for over a week!

Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: blueheaduk on 17 September 2013, 22:15
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-b-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-frc3/1238045_588165691975_120667539_n.jpg)

Old TDI and the new GTI :-)

DPB just arrived. Need to learn how to detail!
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: CraigW on 17 September 2013, 22:31
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-b-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-frc3/1238045_588165691975_120667539_n.jpg)

Old TDI and the new GTI :-)

DPB just arrived. Need to learn how to detail!

Stunning mate!  :smiley:
Title: Re: New arrival and quick question
Post by: titusrider on 18 September 2013, 13:45
Hi guys,

I picked up my GTI last week...what a car, I thought the Scirocco was good but this is so much better in pretty much every respect!

I have one quick question though, I have noticed a bit of a creaking noise coming from the steering when on full lock, I think it might be just something that needs a bit of grease, but before I get in touch with the garage (and potentially look like a numpty!) I wondered if anyone else had had this problem on a MK7?

PS Below is a picture of the car in the dealership when I collect it!

(http://i1349.photobucket.com/albums/p749/phil_790/image_zps0c32b83e.jpg) (http://s1349.photobucket.com/user/phil_790/media/image_zps0c32b83e.jpg.html)

Thanks,
Phil


Lovely car, that's exactly how mines gonna look (in a few months time!) 
I test drove at crawley, did you manage much movement on the price there?
I got offered about £1000 off when I pushed hard but have gone for drive the deal
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Sootchucker on 18 September 2013, 16:47
Blinking heck, they are arriving thick and fast at the moment. Maybe the bottle neck is easing ?

Matchboy, don't forget to drop yours on here in a couple of days when you've picked it up.
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: matchboy on 18 September 2013, 19:51
Ok, so not technically a new arrival as I don't pick it up tomorrow, but here's my new car - here it is looking filthy, on a ramp, and being PDI'd!!  Apologies for the pic quality, off my iPhone and I was a bit too excited to take decent pics  :laugh:

(http://i1328.photobucket.com/albums/w540/matchboyGTI/65cc2bac0f2f02561ffcd8398831efcf_zpsd7b9bb84.jpg) (http://s1328.photobucket.com/user/matchboyGTI/media/65cc2bac0f2f02561ffcd8398831efcf_zpsd7b9bb84.jpg.html)

(http://i1328.photobucket.com/albums/w540/matchboyGTI/143edca7293ff2420c7fd78fd4664480_zps3008091d.jpg) (http://s1328.photobucket.com/user/matchboyGTI/media/143edca7293ff2420c7fd78fd4664480_zps3008091d.jpg.html)

(http://i1328.photobucket.com/albums/w540/matchboyGTI/7a937a55d6a8f56fa14df1ebdae81c11_zpse505c893.jpg) (http://s1328.photobucket.com/user/matchboyGTI/media/7a937a55d6a8f56fa14df1ebdae81c11_zpse505c893.jpg.html)

(http://i1328.photobucket.com/albums/w540/matchboyGTI/fadf6979340f28d4c6bcb036c875682a_zps6d194e17.jpg) (http://s1328.photobucket.com/user/matchboyGTI/media/fadf6979340f28d4c6bcb036c875682a_zps6d194e17.jpg.html)

(http://i1328.photobucket.com/albums/w540/matchboyGTI/ff0a85b449f5884f8c0553a65c89220b_zps6781eecd.jpg) (http://s1328.photobucket.com/user/matchboyGTI/media/ff0a85b449f5884f8c0553a65c89220b_zps6781eecd.jpg.html)

(http://i1328.photobucket.com/albums/w540/matchboyGTI/49c6eb6184193eef67ec64752ad4ce02_zps9427d93c.jpg) (http://s1328.photobucket.com/user/matchboyGTI/media/49c6eb6184193eef67ec64752ad4ce02_zps9427d93c.jpg.html)

(http://i1328.photobucket.com/albums/w540/matchboyGTI/9e572998ff8e0be5036344c1f5c66d42_zps34639115.jpg) (http://s1328.photobucket.com/user/matchboyGTI/media/9e572998ff8e0be5036344c1f5c66d42_zps34639115.jpg.html)
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: CraigW on 18 September 2013, 19:58
Absolutely stunning Mark! Really pleased for you mate. The red looks lovely especially with the 19"s. It will be a sleepless night tonight but you know the end is now in sight. Enjoy it tomorrow pal - you've waited long enough  :smiley: :smiley:

Looking forward to seeing more pics tomorrow  :smiley:
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: matchboy on 18 September 2013, 20:01
Absolutely stunning Mark! Really pleased for you mate. The red looks lovely especially with the 19"s. It will be a sleepless night tonight but you know the end is now in sight. Enjoy it tomorrow pal - you've waited long enough  :smiley: :smiley:

Looking forward to seeing more pics tomorrow  :smiley:

Cheers mate, there's not gonna be much sleeping tonight  :grin:
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Misterp on 18 September 2013, 20:16
Mate quality looking car enjoy it tomorrow guess I won't see you on here tomorrow.
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: GolfTi on 18 September 2013, 20:21
 :cool: :cool: :cool:

Enjoy.
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: DougL on 18 September 2013, 20:29
That looks lovely. Second three door Tornado Red in this thread.. SO happy with my colour choice. Only four weeks to go I hope!
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: matchboy on 18 September 2013, 20:30
Mate quality looking car enjoy it tomorrow guess I won't see you on here tomorrow.

Unfortunately I have to work in the morning, pick it up, then go back to work  :sad: - the short notice meant I couldn't juggle things around, so I'll still be on here tomorrow  :laugh:

Thanks GolfTi!
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: LJS7 on 18 September 2013, 20:35
Looks quality mate. Red just keeps growing on me more and more.
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: evo1986 on 18 September 2013, 20:55
That looks epic!

Really like those 19" wheels on the red 3 door, its quite hard to believe how good a car this is.

I am driving a 5 door red manual and will cry when the sales manager says to stop driving it.
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Gung-Ho on 18 September 2013, 21:16
Woah!!!! Looks Sch-MAZING Mate.... Looks like you have the Pirelli P-Zero's on yours as opposed to my Dunlop Sport Maxx GT's.... I would have preferred the Pirelli's personally. It would be interesting to see how you get on with your 19's.
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Nellymc on 18 September 2013, 21:22
Matchboy, that looks awesome, gonna make the wait for my TR 3dr even harder, only another 2 month to go! :whistle:
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: sam67GTD on 18 September 2013, 21:38
Looks fantastic, especially 3 door with the 19's. Not long to go now for you!!  :wink:
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Jimble on 18 September 2013, 21:46
I bet he's already in bed so tomorrow comes quicker!!


Looks lovely mate! 8)
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: matchboy on 18 September 2013, 21:52
I bet he's already in bed so tomorrow comes quicker!!


Looks lovely mate! 8)

 :grin: no such luck, I'm wired!!

Thanks for all the kind comments!

Yes Gung-Ho I was pleased at having the Pirellis - ill be interested to see if I agree with you on the firmness of the ride as I don't have ACC so ill have to deal with it!  :laugh:
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Gung-Ho on 18 September 2013, 22:15
I bet he's already in bed so tomorrow comes quicker!!


Looks lovely mate! 8)

 :grin: no such luck, I'm wired!!

Thanks for all the kind comments!

Yes Gung-Ho I was pleased at having the Pirellis - ill be interested to see if I agree with you on the firmness of the ride as I don't have ACC so ill have to deal with it!  :laugh:

To be honest Mark the DCC, makes not the slightest difference. The ride quality on the 19"'s is generally acceptable for most of the time... In fact on the drive home from the dealership I even commented to the missus how civilised the ride was on the larger rims..... That was until I came across a set of speed bumps!!!!

Now speed humps are something else... You literally have to negotiate them at "Snails" pace, unless you want your fillings to drop out. I'm hoping your Pirelli's fair better than my Dunlops.

Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Ricepop on 18 September 2013, 22:16
TR :smiley: ftw
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: KyleB on 18 September 2013, 22:20
OK so had a slight change of plan. Dealer phoned at the weekend and offered me first dibs on a demo car that they had in. It was brand new 12 miles and no owners. Only downside was it was deep black pearl and had 19s.

Went down to see it and instantly wanted it. Needless to say I took it. Its amazing. Can't stop smiling. I'll post some pictures when I've given it another clean as its filthy as I've done 160 miles since Tuesday night already.

Shame I've not got tornado as that colour is stunning but loving the black, looks so mean and the 19s look awesome, if a little difficult to clean.
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: matchboy on 18 September 2013, 22:22
I bet he's already in bed so tomorrow comes quicker!!


Looks lovely mate! 8)

 :grin: no such luck, I'm wired!!

Thanks for all the kind comments!

Yes Gung-Ho I was pleased at having the Pirellis - ill be interested to see if I agree with you on the firmness of the ride as I don't have ACC so ill have to deal with it!  :laugh:

To be honest Mark the DCC, makes not the slightest difference. The ride quality on the 19"'s is generally acceptable for most of the time... In fact on the drive home from the dealership I even commented to the missus how civilised the ride was on the larger rims..... That was until I came across a set of speed bumps!!!!

Now speed humps are something else... You literally have to negotiate them at "Snails" pace, unless you want your fillings to drop out. I'm hoping your Pirelli's fair better than my Dunlops.

To be honest I always take speed humps at a snails pace anyway as am paranoid that I'm going to knacker the tracking/suspension/scrape the underside of the car. The wife however..... :laugh:
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Bill_the_Bear on 19 September 2013, 12:07
Real nice car, and I think TR with 19s will be a more 'exclusive' look.  I'll keep an eye out for it around since we're not too far away!

EDIT:
Mark you've got it by now right?  WHERE ARE THE PICTURES! :grin:
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: matchboy on 19 September 2013, 13:19
Real nice car, and I think TR with 19s will be a more 'exclusive' look.  I'll keep an eye out for it around since we're not too far away!

EDIT:
Mark you've got it by now right?  WHERE ARE THE PICTURES! :grin:

Just got back to work after picking it up - will post some pics up this evening after I've been round to show my mum and dad  :grin:

First impressions - F7ck. Me. This car is outstanding!!  I love it!!  I'll do a detailed first review later, suffice to say the power is fantastic (couldn't resist a cheeky little blast even though its p!ssing it down here  :laugh:) and its a dream to drive!!  :cool:
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: CraigW on 19 September 2013, 13:29
Real nice car, and I think TR with 19s will be a more 'exclusive' look.  I'll keep an eye out for it around since we're not too far away!

EDIT:
Mark you've got it by now right?  WHERE ARE THE PICTURES! :grin:

Just got back to work after picking it up - will post some pics up this evening after I've been round to show my mum and dad  :grin:

First impressions - F7ck. Me. This car is outstanding!!  I love it!!  I'll do a detailed first review later, suffice to say the power is fantastic (couldn't resist a cheeky little blast even though its p!ssing it down here  :laugh:) and its a dream to drive!!  :cool:

No chance of persuading your boss to give you the rest of the day off? I think its only fair  :grin:
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Bill_the_Bear on 19 September 2013, 13:37
Real nice car, and I think TR with 19s will be a more 'exclusive' look.  I'll keep an eye out for it around since we're not too far away!

EDIT:
Mark you've got it by now right?  WHERE ARE THE PICTURES! :grin:

Just got back to work after picking it up - will post some pics up this evening after I've been round to show my mum and dad  :grin:

First impressions - F7ck. Me. This car is outstanding!!  I love it!!  I'll do a detailed first review later, suffice to say the power is fantastic (couldn't resist a cheeky little blast even though its p!ssing it down here  :laugh:) and its a dream to drive!!  :cool:

No chance of persuading your boss to give you the rest of the day off? I think its only fair  :grin:

Just bunk off?  Its easy if you have two sites you might be at because each will assume you're working at the other place.  Send a few periodic emails from home with standard work BS and no one will suspect a thing!  And if someone does get suspicious then there is always the fall back of claiming you were in transit and ran into heavy traffic.

Err... not that I would do this myself.  Or think about it.  Honest.
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: matchboy on 19 September 2013, 13:40
Real nice car, and I think TR with 19s will be a more 'exclusive' look.  I'll keep an eye out for it around since we're not too far away!

EDIT:
Mark you've got it by now right?  WHERE ARE THE PICTURES! :grin:

Just got back to work after picking it up - will post some pics up this evening after I've been round to show my mum and dad  :grin:

First impressions - F7ck. Me. This car is outstanding!!  I love it!!  I'll do a detailed first review later, suffice to say the power is fantastic (couldn't resist a cheeky little blast even though its p!ssing it down here  :laugh:) and its a dream to drive!!  :cool:

No chance of persuading your boss to give you the rest of the day off? I think its only fair  :grin:

Just bunk off?  Its easy if you have two sites you might be at because each will assume you're working at the other place.  Send a few periodic emails from home with standard work BS and no one will suspect a thing!  And if someone does get suspicious then there is always the fall back of claiming you were in transit and ran into heavy traffic.

Err... not that I would do this myself.  Or think about it.  Honest.

 :grin: :grin:

I'm my own boss!  So I can leave when I want!  If it had turned up earlier in the week I would have taken the day off, but unfortunately I've an audit next week that I didn't know about until yesterday afternoon, so I've got work to do this week in order to get ready grrr - I shall of course be leaving early though  :cool:
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: monkeyhanger on 19 September 2013, 13:45
All that moaning about the wait becomes a distant memory when you've finally got your wheels.  :whistle: Waiting until the weekend to get it sealed/waxed?
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: matchboy on 19 September 2013, 13:49
All that moaning about the wait becomes a distant memory when you've finally got your wheels.  :whistle: Waiting until the weekend to get it sealed/waxed?

Absolutely!  Although if I was going to moan I'd comment on the just under half a tank of petrol they gave me and no extras  :rolleyes:

Still, all forgotten now!  :grin:

Just waiting on my valet man to get back to me with a date to do the whole car (I'm not as brave/gifted as you chaps to do it myself *cough* I'm lazy) so fingers crossed he can fit me in in the next few days!!
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Bill_the_Bear on 19 September 2013, 13:52
Just waiting on my valet man to get back to me with a date to do the whole car (I'm not as brave/gifted as you chaps to do it myself *cough* I'm lazy) so fingers crossed he can fit me in in the next few days!!

Hot much is he?  Its tempting to say does he want to do mine at the same time!
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: monkeyhanger on 19 September 2013, 14:01
Just waiting on my valet man to get back to me with a date to do the whole car (I'm not as brave/gifted as you chaps to do it myself *cough* I'm lazy) so fingers crossed he can fit me in in the next few days!!

You don’t need to be gifted to use C2V3 – as easy to apply as a wax, no special care needed around the plastics, it treats those too. So we’ve narrowed it down to you being lazy!  :tongue:

Got about 4 gallons in my car, which lasted me about 140 miles. Ran it to zero and then put the good stuff in. I suppose I did well on the unexpected Autoglym treatment (although in reality I took it off and applied the G-techniq, so only really benefitted from the glass and upholstery treatment as well as the bag of goodies which still may be ebayed for upwards of £40).
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: matchboy on 19 September 2013, 14:10
Just waiting on my valet man to get back to me with a date to do the whole car (I'm not as brave/gifted as you chaps to do it myself *cough* I'm lazy) so fingers crossed he can fit me in in the next few days!!

Hot much is he?  Its tempting to say does he want to do mine at the same time!

£175 - two coats and that includes sealing the inside as well.  He'll spend hours on it.  Proper awesome at what he does (check out the cars he does via his facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/D-R-Valeting/162937613776117?fref=ts )

MH - basically you've hit the nail on the head - I am lazy!  But also this chap is the nuts so he'll do a brilliant job (been using him for 6 years now).  Yeah, I'll do the same - run it down to zero and fill her up properly!
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Jimble on 19 September 2013, 14:13
Just waiting on my valet man to get back to me with a date to do the whole car (I'm not as brave/gifted as you chaps to do it myself *cough* I'm lazy) so fingers crossed he can fit me in in the next few days!!

Hot much is he?  Its tempting to say does he want to do mine at the same time!

£175 - two coats and that includes sealing the inside as well.  He'll spend hours on it.  Proper awesome at what he does (check out the cars he does via his facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/D-R-Valeting/162937613776117?fref=ts (https://www.facebook.com/pages/D-R-Valeting/162937613776117?fref=ts) )

MH - basically you've hit the nail on the head - I am lazy!  But also this chap is the nuts so he'll do a brilliant job (been using him for 6 years now).  Yeah, I'll do the same - run it down to zero and fill her up properly!


Some nice motors on there mate! £175 seems fair tbh. 8)
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: matchboy on 19 September 2013, 14:38
Just waiting on my valet man to get back to me with a date to do the whole car (I'm not as brave/gifted as you chaps to do it myself *cough* I'm lazy) so fingers crossed he can fit me in in the next few days!!

Hot much is he?  Its tempting to say does he want to do mine at the same time!

£175 - two coats and that includes sealing the inside as well.  He'll spend hours on it.  Proper awesome at what he does (check out the cars he does via his facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/D-R-Valeting/162937613776117?fref=ts (https://www.facebook.com/pages/D-R-Valeting/162937613776117?fref=ts) )

MH - basically you've hit the nail on the head - I am lazy!  But also this chap is the nuts so he'll do a brilliant job (been using him for 6 years now).  Yeah, I'll do the same - run it down to zero and fill her up properly!


Some nice motors on there mate! £175 seems fair tbh. 8)

Yeah, especially in the album called 'Cars' right at the bottom of his page you'll find my old DPB MK 6 GTI!
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Misterp on 19 September 2013, 14:49
MH you wanna ask him if he will come to Brum to do mine for that price. The cheapest I got quoted was 350.
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: GTI-Newbie on 19 September 2013, 20:14
Anyone recommend a valet company in Manchester?
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: monkeyhanger on 19 September 2013, 20:15
Howay Matchboy! Where is it?
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: CraigW on 19 September 2013, 20:21
Howay Matchboy! Where is it?

He's probably away out having too much fun and who can blame him  :smiley: :smiley:
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Jimble on 19 September 2013, 20:21
Anyone recommend a valet company in Manchester?


http://www.golfgtiforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=103164.0 (http://www.golfgtiforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=103164.0)
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: matchboy on 19 September 2013, 21:45
Ok, sorry been having dinner round my mum and dads  :grin: Here are some pics from today and this evening (quality is sh!te, sorry!) - all I can say is that this car was so, so worth waiting for!  I'm especially impressed with the cabin in the dark - it looks like a spaceship, it's brilliant!!

I'll do a review of how it drives tomorrow as I'm so knackered now  :grin:  The car is ridiculously good however!!

(http://i1328.photobucket.com/albums/w540/matchboyGTI/GTI%202/0477a9a7-5514-40e9-9b06-555b30ac1886_zps01e42c4d.jpg) (http://s1328.photobucket.com/user/matchboyGTI/media/GTI%202/0477a9a7-5514-40e9-9b06-555b30ac1886_zps01e42c4d.jpg.html)

(http://i1328.photobucket.com/albums/w540/matchboyGTI/GTI%202/fca3d396-563a-41bd-b8c3-fc26eb89227f_zps8ac938c2.jpg) (http://s1328.photobucket.com/user/matchboyGTI/media/GTI%202/fca3d396-563a-41bd-b8c3-fc26eb89227f_zps8ac938c2.jpg.html)

(http://i1328.photobucket.com/albums/w540/matchboyGTI/GTI%202/image5_zps73f75392.jpeg) (http://s1328.photobucket.com/user/matchboyGTI/media/GTI%202/image5_zps73f75392.jpeg.html)

(http://i1328.photobucket.com/albums/w540/matchboyGTI/GTI%202/image4_zpsa6575601.jpeg) (http://s1328.photobucket.com/user/matchboyGTI/media/GTI%202/image4_zpsa6575601.jpeg.html)

(http://i1328.photobucket.com/albums/w540/matchboyGTI/GTI%202/image3_zpsbc92cabb.jpeg) (http://s1328.photobucket.com/user/matchboyGTI/media/GTI%202/image3_zpsbc92cabb.jpeg.html)

(http://i1328.photobucket.com/albums/w540/matchboyGTI/GTI%202/d2242aa3-20df-463c-bed3-94889d3c2876_zpsa5e12c07.jpg) (http://s1328.photobucket.com/user/matchboyGTI/media/GTI%202/d2242aa3-20df-463c-bed3-94889d3c2876_zpsa5e12c07.jpg.html)

(http://i1328.photobucket.com/albums/w540/matchboyGTI/GTI%202/f34e4918-155c-4432-88a5-b05754a5eae8_zps32029553.jpg) (http://s1328.photobucket.com/user/matchboyGTI/media/GTI%202/f34e4918-155c-4432-88a5-b05754a5eae8_zps32029553.jpg.html)

(http://i1328.photobucket.com/albums/w540/matchboyGTI/GTI%202/image11_zps639027c8.jpeg) (http://s1328.photobucket.com/user/matchboyGTI/media/GTI%202/image11_zps639027c8.jpeg.html)

(http://i1328.photobucket.com/albums/w540/matchboyGTI/GTI%202/image9_zps8e14bac1.jpeg) (http://s1328.photobucket.com/user/matchboyGTI/media/GTI%202/image9_zps8e14bac1.jpeg.html)

(http://i1328.photobucket.com/albums/w540/matchboyGTI/GTI%202/image8_zpscff84f78.jpeg) (http://s1328.photobucket.com/user/matchboyGTI/media/GTI%202/image8_zpscff84f78.jpeg.html)

(http://i1328.photobucket.com/albums/w540/matchboyGTI/GTI%202/image1_zps65403967.jpeg) (http://s1328.photobucket.com/user/matchboyGTI/media/GTI%202/image1_zps65403967.jpeg.html)

I'm getting it detailed on Tuesday so hopefully it will be sunny so can get some better, shinier pics!  The night time pics do not do it justice btw, it really looks fantastic with the red stripes going on and the little spotlights on all the seats!  Anyone still waiting, hold on in there - I promise it's worth it!!!
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Gung-Ho on 19 September 2013, 22:06
Friggin "Stunning" mate!!!  :cool: You must be grinning from ear to ear.... If I was to re-order now, that would be my exact colour & wheel combo.

Hope you have just as much fun, as I'm getting from mine.
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: CraigW on 19 September 2013, 22:08
How have you enjoyed the first few hours Mark? The lights at night are brilliant, im just waiting for the darker days now so when you leave work you can climb into your spaceship  :smiley:

You've got to laugh sometimes, the wait is an absolute killer but once you have your hands on it, you forget all about those long dark days  :grin:

Congrats pal, really like the red.  Looks Ace!!

Oh and really looking forward to hearing your initial thoughts  :smiley:
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Aidey on 19 September 2013, 22:10
yea a beauty, again i cant wait
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Gung-Ho on 19 September 2013, 22:13
Yeah I agree Craig... Driving at night in the Golf is such a pleasure. We all complain that the nights are drawing in, but when you're in the Golf there's not much to complain about :grin:
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: monkeyhanger on 19 September 2013, 22:18
You can definitely see the difference between treated paint and untreated paint - need to get that gloss on ASAP Matchboy!  :laugh: (looks a little pink without it)

19s look great - money well spent there.

The MK7 is certainly worth the wait by a long stretch, I spend all day waiting for home time from work so I get get back in it and make an excuse to get back into it later, like forgetting something at the Supermarket (not deliberately).
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Misterp on 19 September 2013, 22:34
I must say like all the others it looks the bees knees. Can't wait for mine now. Also the 19 look the Sh!t. The first pics I have seen of the rear lights with them on. They look mean. Like they are saying don't tailgate me cos I'll bite your bo11ocks off.  :laugh:
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: tambourine on 19 September 2013, 22:38
You can definitely see the difference between treated paint and untreated paint - need to get that gloss on ASAP Matchboy!  :laugh: (looks a little pink without it)

19s look great - money well spent there.

The MK7 is certainly worth the wait by a long stretch, I spend all day waiting for home time from work so I get get back in it and make an excuse to get back into it later, like forgetting something at the Supermarket (not deliberately).
Like i said.... GOOD THINGS COME TO THOSE WHO WAIT. :wink:
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: monkeyhanger on 20 September 2013, 07:59
The first pics I have seen of the rear lights with them on. They look mean. Like they are saying don't tailgate me cos I'll bite your bo11ocks off.  :laugh:

I think Matchboy's missus actually says that when she's on the road.  :grin:
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: Berelli on 20 September 2013, 08:38
You know what I like - it's the fact that we LOVE to look at other's people cars, when they are all almost identical and for us to be in the lucky position to be able to have one is awesome, also we all have the quiet satisfaction that we have one of the best all round cars EVER built!!!

p.s collecting mine tomorrow -  :smiley: cheers chaps enjoy....
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: GTI7me on 20 September 2013, 09:34
You know what I like - it's the fact that we LOVE to look at other's people cars, when they are all almost identical and for us to be in the lucky position to be able to have one is awesome, also we all have the quiet satisfaction that we have one of the best all round cars EVER built!!!

p.s collecting mine tomorrow -  :smiley: cheers chaps enjoy....

Good luck for the collection tomorrow Berelli. They are arriving thick and fast now!

J
Title: Re: New Arrivals!!
Post by: matchboy on 20 September 2013, 10:28