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Post by CLOVERLEAF159 » Wed Dec 05, 2018 8:14 pm

Mark in the picture of the golf R next to type r, looks like the golf has an oettinger rear roof spoiler.


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Post by MARKTHOMASBRAND » Wed Dec 05, 2018 9:08 pm

:nod: & that exhaust is not standard either :thumright:

Just thought it was a nice pic of the two in a similar colour :colors:

Anyway it's all your fault I'm looking at the next car already Azam :p

I've already driven a Golf GTI with an ABT body kit & wheels,also a Scirocco,just before we bought the Mugen 200 :)

Our local Volkswagen dealership is next door but one to Honda....Audi,Toyota etc,etc are all in the same road which is less than a mile from home :yeah:

This is very handy at service time as I can drop the car off & walk to work in 5 mins :D
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Post by CLOVERLEAF159 » Wed Dec 05, 2018 10:34 pm

Aww don't get rid of the Fk2 just because of me. Sorry.
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Yeah it was a great picture. Two totally different concepts trying to deliver the same result.

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Post by MARKTHOMASBRAND » Sun Dec 09, 2018 5:41 pm

K&N air filter removed ready for the service on Tuesday :angel:




Well Chris Harris has plenty of praise for the Golf R 8)



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Post by CLOVERLEAF159 » Sun Dec 09, 2018 5:47 pm

Will the K & N ever go back in, is the big question

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Post by MARKTHOMASBRAND » Sun Dec 09, 2018 5:49 pm

:nod: Tuesday afternoon :lol:
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Post by GreySilver Beast » Sun Dec 09, 2018 7:24 pm

New Volkswagen Golf R MK8 due out in 2020 after launch of the every day Golfs at the end of 2019 :thumleft:
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Post by MARKTHOMASBRAND » Sun Dec 09, 2018 7:50 pm

8) That'll do Nigel :thumleft:

Still got a while left on the FK2 PCP & not paying the final payment (13k) on this one for a change :p

I have my heart set on AWD & I can't see the Civics ever going in that direction unfortunately #-o

New stuff coming out all the time :)

The new A35 AMG Merc looks pretty cool & I will be interested to see the new Focus RS too :D

Anything remotely appealing to me these days is North of 30k but money is for spending :money:
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Post by CLOVERLEAF159 » Sat Dec 15, 2018 1:04 am

The new A35 might be right up your street Mark. I would be weary of anything Ford does at the moment until the engines are proven. The current eco boost engines seem too unreliable. I think for example if you had the current focus Rs, out of warranty, they would be a huge risk.

The way, it is though most of the 4wd hot hatches now are German which means big money and hoping someone goes mad on the options list.

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Unless you go Italian.
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Post by MARKTHOMASBRAND » Sat Dec 15, 2018 11:01 am

My eyes,my eyes :!: :puke: :lol:

Notice I phrased it AWD & not 4x4 :thumright:

It seems I can pick up a Golf R DSG with hardly any miles on for under 30k 8)

I'm still considering the idea of a Black FK8 so haven't abandoned you just yet :angel:

There's a "but" though - I'm not convinced by the FK8 exterior styling...not keen on those fake plastic mesh panels on the rear or the triple exhaust pipes if I'm honest :paranoid:

It would HAVE to be some kind of limited edition though so fingers crossed Honda get round to offering some after the face-lift is released [-o<

We'd had 7 Civics now so it would need to be something special otherwise a change is in order :p

BTW the FK2 had it's service on Tuesday...valve clearances were checked but no need for adjustment :D

K&N is back in :yeah:
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Post by CLOVERLEAF159 » Sun Dec 16, 2018 11:28 am

Hmm bet that Golf at that price is pretty tempting.

As for The Fk8 I do think it's a car that doesn't particularly photograph well, but blows you away when you see it in the flesh. I got to be honest the vents at the rear abs triple exhaust don't bother me in the slightest because the car is just so different and I like different. Of course if you got a black one, those would blend in more.

As for a special edition, I think we might get something, but it will be more of a striped out, weight saving special more likely with more power but tbh not heard a peep about a special



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Post by CLOVERLEAF159 » Sun Dec 16, 2018 12:09 pm

After 7 civics, can see why you might want to try something else out..

Glad you got the service done. Mine didn't need any adjustment either.

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Post by kopite72 » Sun Dec 16, 2018 12:14 pm

Seven civic's? :shock: Really? BTW lads you'll be glad to know I had a recent service too and I had zero issues with valves,con rods ect etc,bloody delighted with that because I was a tad worried truth be known :whistle: :whistle: :giggle:
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Post by GreySilver Beast » Sun Dec 16, 2018 12:17 pm

Just goes to show RX-8's can be reliable sometimes Ian

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Post by CLOVERLEAF159 » Sun Dec 16, 2018 12:17 pm

kopite72 wrote:Seven civic's? :shock: Really? BTW lads you'll be glad to know I had a recent service too and I had zero issues with valves,con rods ect etc,bloody delighted with that because I was a tad worried truth be known :whistle: :whistle: :giggle:
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Post by GreySilver Beast » Sun Dec 16, 2018 4:11 pm

Poor Mark :(

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Post by CLOVERLEAF159 » Sun Dec 16, 2018 6:30 pm

Hmm. The black edition is in a different insurance group Mark. LolImage

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Post by MARKTHOMASBRAND » Fri Dec 21, 2018 9:55 am

I fear the Golf R boot space (343 Litres) will be too small #-o

Have been spoilt with 498 Litres in the Civic 8)

Needs to be able to fit 4 suitcases in the boot for the airport run :p



But there are other options....



GOLF R ESTATE









AUDI S4 ESTATE


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I think the Audi is a better looking car,has a nicer interior,has more power (354 bhp)...but it costs a fair chunk more :money:
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Post by CLOVERLEAF159 » Fri Dec 21, 2018 1:31 pm

Yeah I think it's nicer looking than the Golf R estate if that's what you meant Mark.
Would an S5 be of any interest?



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Post by MARKTHOMASBRAND » Fri Dec 21, 2018 2:57 pm

:nod: I'd love an S5....same engine as the S4...will have to see what the boot & rear legroom is like :thumleft:
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Post by GreySilver Beast » Fri Dec 21, 2018 3:00 pm

I have always liked the look of the A7 & S7 Mark :P
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Mark's : 66 Plate 2017 Honda Civic FK2 Type R Black Edition.

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