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by david.stark
Sat Nov 16, 2019 5:23 pm
Forum: MK10 (AW) Polo (inc GTI) - Years 2018 onwards
Topic: Thinking of buying winter tyres?
Replies: 6
Views: 510

Thinking of buying winter tyres?

Hello all. I created a topic in the chassis section but thought I'd post a link to it here given the awful weather of late and that winter is almost upon us now. I have just had mine fitted again and how reassuring they have been :D

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by david.stark
Sat Nov 16, 2019 10:52 am
Forum: Chassis
Topic: Winter Tyres guide
Replies: 9
Views: 3495

Re: Winter Tyres guide

Despite having used winter tyres since 2011, I still forget just how much better they are than summer tyres in the wet when its cold.

I was driving in this week's relentless heavy rain and temperatures dropped to 2C. The tyres made it feel like I was driving on dry tarmac. Superb :D
by david.stark
Mon Aug 26, 2019 10:12 am
Forum: MK10 (AW) Polo (inc GTI) - Years 2018 onwards
Topic: Heat issue
Replies: 21
Views: 1754

Re: Heat issue

I have manual air conditioning but nearly always have the air conditioning switched on. Some people I've spoken to assume air conditioning is only for use when its warm outside. You can have the temperature dial set to whatever you like and still have the air con pumping. On cold winter mornings, I ...
by david.stark
Tue Aug 20, 2019 7:27 pm
Forum: Chassis
Topic: Winter Tyres guide
Replies: 9
Views: 3495

Re: Winter Tyres guide

This is a point well worth making. Good information, thank you. Tyres are often overlooked such as in keeping the spare at the correct pressure, for example. I've been using eco tyres on my 9N and have concern about the braking distance in normal conditions, let alone winter conditions. Although wi...
by david.stark
Tue Aug 20, 2019 7:11 pm
Forum: MK10 (AW) Polo (inc GTI) - Years 2018 onwards
Topic: One year on review
Replies: 4
Views: 768

Re: One year on review

Thanks guys :D
by david.stark
Mon Aug 19, 2019 1:43 pm
Forum: MK10 (AW) Polo (inc GTI) - Years 2018 onwards
Topic: One year on review
Replies: 4
Views: 768

One year on review

Well it's slightly over a year now since I collected my Polo and it had its first service a few weeks back on the service plan. So I thought I would post my thoughts about ownership for the last year. Which model have I got? I have the 1.0 TSI SE 95ps DSG in reflex silver. A quick note on the colour...
by david.stark
Mon Aug 12, 2019 3:59 pm
Forum: MK10 (AW) Polo (inc GTI) - Years 2018 onwards
Topic: Special customers only event
Replies: 7
Views: 617

Re: Special customers only event

Well I have been to the event today in the full expectation of it being marketing crap as I posted originally and I wasn't wrong :lol: So this special package that had been prepared didn't exist for a start. It was like walking in on any other day, they had to find my details on the system and start...
by david.stark
Sat Aug 03, 2019 3:10 pm
Forum: MK10 (AW) Polo (inc GTI) - Years 2018 onwards
Topic: Special customers only event
Replies: 7
Views: 617

Special customers only event

In layman’s terms, this means I’m not special but they are trying to meet sales targets before the 69 reg comes out. Unbelievable deals on cars ordered and delivered by the end of August apparently. I’ve received a card in the post which claims an exclusive package has been prepared for me and that ...
by david.stark
Sat Jul 20, 2019 11:35 pm
Forum: MK10 (AW) Polo (inc GTI) - Years 2018 onwards
Topic: Polo to t-cross?
Replies: 24
Views: 1723

Re: Polo to t-cross?

I think the issue is more the size of the fuel tank. I tend to get around 400 miles out of a full tank, less on winter tyres. Thing is it only costs me £50 to fill up at Shell. Bigger tank would just mean more to pay for filling up. I’m getting 58mpg on a long run with air conditioning running. My n...
by david.stark
Fri Jul 19, 2019 7:02 pm
Forum: MK10 (AW) Polo (inc GTI) - Years 2018 onwards
Topic: First service today and courtesy car Polo
Replies: 1
Views: 281

Re: First service today and courtesy car Polo

Got the car back now and they have resolved the phone cable issue I mentioned in another post. It was just dust and crap that had built up in the socket on my phone. The same thing happened to the member of staff I dealt with so he sorted it straight away. Bolt covers are 40p each and on back order....
by david.stark
Fri Jul 19, 2019 6:57 pm
Forum: MK10 (AW) Polo (inc GTI) - Years 2018 onwards
Topic: What do you do with the seats?
Replies: 9
Views: 766

Re: What do you do with the seats?

I have the SE with standard seats and they are fine. I have a dodgy back but no issues at all driving nearly 3 hours to the Lake District. Strange that you are having these issues.
by david.stark
Fri Jul 19, 2019 12:11 pm
Forum: MK10 (AW) Polo (inc GTI) - Years 2018 onwards
Topic: Polo to t-cross?
Replies: 24
Views: 1723

Re: Polo to t-cross?

I like the T-Roc, not really looked into the T-Cross. In any case, you would need a hefty deposit to change if you are on PCP. I’m in about £3k of negative equity.
by david.stark
Fri Jul 19, 2019 11:43 am
Forum: MK10 (AW) Polo (inc GTI) - Years 2018 onwards
Topic: First service today and courtesy car Polo
Replies: 1
Views: 281

First service today and courtesy car Polo

My Polo has gone in today and they have given me a manual version. First time I’ve driven a manual version of the new Polo and my observations are that the gear stick itself is good and comfortable to use but that the change is a little notchy but not overly so. Precise though definitely. I can’t ma...
by david.stark
Mon Jul 15, 2019 5:19 pm
Forum: MK10 (AW) Polo (inc GTI) - Years 2018 onwards
Topic: First longish journey for holiday and then valeting
Replies: 8
Views: 525

Re: First longish journey for holiday and then valeting

I'd be cleaning up or replacing that bolt cover that has gone whitish/greyish if it was my car! Edit:- do these wheel bolt covers really need to sit that far out on these wheels, I've never had a VW Group car that ended up with the bolt covers sticking that far out - are you sure that they have bee...
by david.stark
Mon Jul 15, 2019 4:07 pm
Forum: MK10 (AW) Polo (inc GTI) - Years 2018 onwards
Topic: First longish journey for holiday and then valeting
Replies: 8
Views: 525

First longish journey for holiday and then valeting

Had my Polo almost a year now and very happy with it. It's going in for it's first service soon but I thought I'd post about it's first longer journey as we went on holiday last week to the Lakes. My car is SE spec in silver and with the DSG box, 1.0 TSi 95ps. We drove up the M1 so far but then cut ...