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Offline Watts

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Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
« Reply #11750 on: 06 October 2021, 20:21 »
On the the Isle of Skye at Portree and went out today to go out to be met 15 yards down the road to rear left pressure warning. Stopped at the nearest garage to find a massive screw straight through the tyre. Luckily it was right in the middle and repairable so that was ok. Checked and double checked that they could repair without damaging the rim and pleasantly surprised that they have. The young lad who removed the wheel was extremely careful and very precise removing and refitting. Well impressed 👍

Great and proper service! Are you there on holiday?
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Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
« Reply #11751 on: 06 October 2021, 22:41 »
Yes up here on holiday.  Couldn't come last year for obvious reasons and already booked for next year  :grin:
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Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
« Reply #11752 on: 08 October 2021, 17:59 »
Had mine at the dealers today, under bonnet insulation replaced, the new one apart from fitting properly, just looks so much nicer, clean and black rather than grey. They had a clean up after my coolant went everywhere and checked for leaks, all good. Coolant level has also settled now since I topped it back off. So all good and it's great to be out driving again :smiley:

I did a WBAC just for fun and assuming they paid out the offer price, I'm up a fiver on what I paid for the car 20 months and 13.5k miles ago! I know it means nothing in reality but it's nice to think you've had all that depreciation free motoring!
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Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
« Reply #11753 on: 08 October 2021, 18:45 »
Had mine at the dealers today, under bonnet insulation replaced, the new one apart from fitting properly, just looks so much nicer, clean and black rather than grey. They had a clean up after my coolant went everywhere and checked for leaks, all good. Coolant level has also settled now since I topped it back off. So all good and it's great to be out driving again :smiley:

I did a WBAC just for fun and assuming they paid out the offer price, I'm up a fiver on what I paid for the car 20 months and 13.5k miles ago! I know it means nothing in reality but it's nice to think you've had all that depreciation free motoring!

I'm in a similar boat I'm 4k/5k miles in since I got mine, and up £3k for a years worth of driving, would be more but small modifications and ppf fairly reduced it... Luckily there's nothing as good as a mk7 golf worth changing to at the minute apart from my neighbours TCR with factory Akrapovic exhaust  :whistle:
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Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
« Reply #11754 on: 08 October 2021, 19:44 »
Took advantage of the weather and fitted underbody panels - larger engine skidtray, short exhaust panel, larger exhaust panel on the nearside, rear axle cover, rear suspension stone guard/aerofoil cover. Supposed to improve mpg so will see over the next couple of months and not much more than a couple of tanks of fuel. Certainly provides lots of underbody protection from muck etc even if it does not improve economy.
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Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
« Reply #11755 on: 08 October 2021, 20:02 »
I'm in a similar boat I'm 4k/5k miles in since I got mine, and up £3k for a years worth of driving, would be more but small modifications and ppf fairly reduced it... Luckily there's nothing as good as a mk7 golf worth changing to at the minute apart from my neighbours TCR with factory Akrapovic exhaust  :whistle:

You've done really well then! :laugh: I've not heard the akra exhaust, any good? I'm pretty pleased with the standard one, has a good tone without being too loud, perfect for me.

Took advantage of the weather and fitted underbody panels - larger engine skidtray, short exhaust panel, larger exhaust panel on the nearside, rear axle cover, rear suspension stone guard/aerofoil cover. Supposed to improve mpg so will see over the next couple of months and not much more than a couple of tanks of fuel. Certainly provides lots of underbody protection from muck etc even if it does not improve economy.

Please report back your findings, if you don't mind :smiley:
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Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
« Reply #11756 on: 08 October 2021, 20:14 »

there's nothing as good as a mk7 golf

There really isn’t. Coming up to 3 years ownership I was thinking just that.

@Watts, good to hear you’re back on the road and no leak. Mine goes for service in the next month, if my coolant level drops again I’ll get them to take a look
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Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
« Reply #11757 on: 08 October 2021, 20:30 »
I'm in a similar boat I'm 4k/5k miles in since I got mine, and up £3k for a years worth of driving, would be more but small modifications and ppf fairly reduced it... Luckily there's nothing as good as a mk7 golf worth changing to at the minute apart from my neighbours TCR with factory Akrapovic exhaust  :whistle:

You've done really well then! :laugh: I've not heard the akra exhaust, any good? I'm pretty pleased with the standard one, has a good tone without being too loud, perfect for me.


I would have done really well, plenty more mods to do and 100k more miles to go!  :grin:

Standard TCR (chrome tips) is slightly louder than a more GTI so I've been told, and the Akrapovic is just a £3k titanium backbox delete, so little louder again & bit more aggressive but not yobbish.
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Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
« Reply #11758 on: 09 October 2021, 12:12 »
I did a WBAC just for fun and assuming they paid out the offer price, I'm up a fiver on what I paid for the car 20 months and 13.5k miles ago! I know it means nothing in reality but it's nice to think you've had all that depreciation free motoring!

Just checked mine- bought for £28k, now wbac offering £24k after 3 years and 18k miles.
Meanwhile the 205 bought for £8k, now worth around £12k after 2 years and 5k miles.
So that’s no depreciation in 3 years motoring. Different reasons, of course.

My dad bought a lancia beta coupe in the 70s when inflation was rampant. I remember that car very well.
He tells me he sold it after 3 years for as much as he paid for it brand new.

I don’t expect buyers are getting much- if any- discount on new cars so the idea of “ cashing in” makes no sense at all.

Out of interest, anyone know the discount you can get on a new Golf GTI?
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Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
« Reply #11759 on: 09 October 2021, 12:29 »
I don’t expect buyers are getting much- if any- discount on new cars so the idea of “ cashing in” makes no sense at all.

I think you’re only likely to get a decent discount if buying through a broker such as Drive the Deal,  but if you do that you’ll be in for a long, long wait. For anyone lucky enough to find a new in-stock unregistered car at a dealers that matches their colour / spec requirements, I agree that they’ll be unlikely to get much if any discount:- if anything, with the current market conditions, the dealer might be looking for more than list price!

Agree that cashing in makes little sense, unless you have another car to make use of while while you’re waiting patiently for that factory order to be built. 
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