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well finally after over 4 months my car has finally arrived, and has it been worth the wait, oh yes not half. For the past week the stealer lent me a MKV 2.0 GT with dsg gearbox, which i thought was great but the dsg in the GTI is even better. The shifts are quicker and smoother, having the paddles is fantastic, for those of you going for the dsg you have made the right choice, it really is as good as the press say it is.

As for my other options list, center armrest is great, esp if you have dsg as you can sit in total comfort when in auto, it also looks alot better than the large space left when you do not have it (i think you get cup holders instead). The leather is fantastic, it looks great and feels very tough, to be honest i would have never bought one without leather but either way the leather is nice quality. Hi-Line comp is great esp for ?45, everyone should get that, i have managed to turn of that stupid feature that only unlocks the drivers door, now all doors unlock with one press, i have also turned on door locking when you drive aware (anti-hijak), there are lots of other options but no real intructions in the books so it is a case of trial and error. The winter pack (heated washer jets, headlamp washers and low fliud level) i can't really comment on but will be good if it all works. The folding mirros with puddle lighting is a nice feature, when you unlock the car the area around the door is illumiated for a light under the wing mirror. The 18's look the biz defo the option to have, the ride is not compromised atall and there is no harshness from pot-hole etc

Overall i think the car is fantastic and quality is easily as good as my bmw's, i cannot comment on the performance yet as i am still taking it easy.

For those of you waiting it will be worth it, believe me.[:)][:)][:)][:)]

The only bad thing is that the stealer didn't put any petrol in it !, i had about 50miles b4 i needed to fill up !, nice

Does anyone know what comfort indi is in the highline comp options ?, there are plenty of menus but no instructions.
 

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Quote: posted by Medic on 03/04/2005 10:33:16

Very nice to hear that you are loving the car. The mettalic black is the pearl effect - right? Got any pics...would love to see it in the flesh!

yes pearl black, or whatever they call it, i will get some pics today if i can find my camera !
 

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Quote: posted by mojo55 on 03/04/2005 18:19:29

sounds v nice i should get mine on sunday

just out of interest doc what other things does the highline comp allow you to do

thanks

you can change between m and km for the trip comp, auto closing/opening of windows on locking/unlocking of doors, brightness of footwell lights, confort indi ?(don't know what that is), the time the headlights are lights are on when locking and unlocking (comming home lights), auto locking and unlocking of doors when you drive away/stop (anti-hijack), single door unlocking (the dreaded feature when pressing the remote only unlocks the drivers door), i have turned this off.

not sure what else i will have a look later today, well worth ?45 just to turn off that single door unlocking.
 

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Quote: posted by Foxy on 04/04/2005 08:37:52

Sounds like youre lovin it Doc!

Nice choice mate.

Do you miss the r32 performance or is it too early to tell?

I am really chuffed, some guy on saturday followed me into a petrol station to tell me how nice the car was !. I am really pleases i went DSG, awesome, esp with the paddles. The computer reckons i am doing over 30mpg at the mo also, i am taking it easy though
 

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to be honest i cannot really remember what it was as it kept changing and i was doing my best to keep calm through the whole thing. What i can say is that from going into production to it being on my drive was not that long, the car got built in one week and took about a week to get here, in my experience most of the times you are given by VW are the worst case senario, everything i was told came earlier, ie. build date, delivey date, appart from the overal delivery date being one month late, but i won't talk about that as i am calm at the mo.

To be honest it was worth it as the car is just sooooo good, the build quality is fantastic and all the options i added are worth the cash (to me anyway). Performace wise it seems V strong at low revs, and the handling is way better than my Focus RS or Mini Cooper S. And as for the DSG, it is awesome, makes a lovely popping noise every time you change gear, which with paddles seems to be quite often !.

Sorry to bore you all, but my Mrs is fed up with hearing about it !
 

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Quote: posted by Uzi9 on 04/04/2005 19:01:03

Oh man, I feel like buying you a new camera !!! No camera phone? (lol just ignore me)

yea got a camera phone and also work for a mobile phone company, however i know how bad the pics are so i will find my box-brownie and give it the full david ballie treatment ![^]
 

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Quote: posted by rob.gti on 04/04/2005 22:34:27

I am lucky enough to be given a MK5 GTI DSG for a 24 hour test drive. I pick it up tomorrow at noon.

Doc, I agree that the paddles are esential with the DSG. I have driven the GTI without, and didnt like it that much - I just wish the Paddles came as standard and not at extra cost!

I agree, however the controls for the radio on the steering wheel are a nice touch, however the cruise control is something i don't think i will ever use, our motorways are so busy i don;t think it is ever possibe to keep a constant speed.
 

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Quote: posted by isleaiw on 05/04/2005 10:47:06

A great post - the sort that makes you wonder whether a nice diesel estate is really a necessity and couldn't you actually manage by spending a similar amount of money on a slightly smaller, less tax efficient but ultimately much more desirable GTi DSG...

Cheers Doc!

to be honest this car is a breath of fresh air for me, wanted a semi-auto gearbox, i had a bmw smg and it was jerky as hell if you didn't back of the throttle when changing gear, which kind of defies the point of semi gearboxes if you have to back off, the only thing it saves you doing is pushing the clutch down and moving the leaver itself, you still have to reduce the aceleration to make the change. DSG is awesome it does everything semi should do and makes a great auto (ask me again if it goes wrong though[:p]). I drove the wife's manual the other day and it really seems a old fashioned way of changing gear.[;)]
 
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