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Forum: Introduce Yourself - New member Welcome 08-23-2022, 10:09 AM
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Posted By Draigflag
Almost a year since my last update. Such is the...

Almost a year since my last update. Such is the love hate relationship of many cars, I kinda lost interest and neglected the GTi for a while, mainly because I had the Porsche to keep me entertained....
Forum: Introduce Yourself - New member Welcome 08-31-2021, 02:52 PM
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Views: 10,148
Posted By Draigflag
I said I would update you. The car came back from...

I said I would update you. The car came back from the salvage yard, there is no damage underneath, so I'm relieved to say no forklifts were used to move the car. There's a tiny scratch on the front...
Forum: Introduce Yourself - New member Welcome 08-07-2021, 12:13 AM
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Posted By Draigflag
Thanks guys. The main thing is the car drives...

Thanks guys. The main thing is the car drives perfect, so from the inside, you'd never know. With a dent doctor, a new alloy and a few minutes with my machine polisher, you'd probably never tell.
...
Forum: Introduce Yourself - New member Welcome 08-06-2021, 04:34 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 10,148
Posted By Draigflag
Well sadly my cherished GTi has just been written...

Well sadly my cherished GTi has just been written off in a very minor accident, if you can even call it that. It involved me overtaking a car which did not check his mirror's or indicate, who then...
Forum: Introduce Yourself - New member Welcome 12-26-2020, 02:49 AM
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Views: 10,148
Posted By Draigflag
This seems to be happening on a daily basis now...

This seems to be happening on a daily basis now...
Forum: Introduce Yourself - New member Welcome 12-26-2020, 01:17 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 10,148
Posted By Draigflag
Your profile says UK, so they are available here,...

Your profile says UK, so they are available here, unless that's a mistake? Yes hatchbacks are the easily the most popular genre of vehicles here, they offer a blend of compactness, versatility and...
Forum: Introduce Yourself - New member Welcome 12-19-2020, 01:28 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 10,148
Posted By Draigflag
Yea it's design has aged well, even though...

Yea it's design has aged well, even though there's been a facelift since mine was made. There's also an all new 308 coming next year, with Peugeot's latest design language and the sexy looking long...
Forum: Introduce Yourself - New member Welcome 12-19-2020, 08:25 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 10,148
Posted By Draigflag
Winter update. Didn't realise I hadn't...

Winter update.

Didn't realise I hadn't replied for this length of time (two years). Anyhow, the GTi just turned 5 years old, and to celebrate, threw its first fault. The drivers side window...
Forum: Introduce Yourself - New member Welcome 10-24-2018, 12:01 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 10,148
Posted By Draigflag
If such a thing exists haha I'm with...

If such a thing exists haha



I'm with you on that one, they probably suggest that because oversteer is a harder manoeuvre to deal with than understeer, but I always prefer max traction on the...
Forum: Introduce Yourself - New member Welcome 10-23-2018, 01:08 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 10,148
Posted By Draigflag
Minor update. Decided my rear tyres were more or...

Minor update. Decided my rear tyres were more or less done after just over 21000 miles, so put the fronts, Uniroyal rainsports probably half way through, at the back, and put some fresh Yokohamas on...
Forum: Introduce Yourself - New member Welcome 04-21-2018, 08:49 AM
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Views: 10,148
Posted By Draigflag
Yea thanks that's my mum's house, soon to be on...

Yea thanks that's my mum's house, soon to be on the market. Built in the Welsh gold rush initially so we've been told, in 1889. Was then a Palace for an Indian Princess, a girls boarding school and...
Forum: Introduce Yourself - New member Welcome 04-21-2018, 12:07 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 10,148
Posted By Draigflag
Couple of recent shots I couldn't resist, shining...

Couple of recent shots I couldn't resist, shining in the beautiful spring sunshine after a quick wash.
Forum: Introduce Yourself - New member Welcome 01-07-2018, 01:24 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 10,148
Posted By Draigflag
Here's my annual stats and summary for 2017. I...

Here's my annual stats and summary for 2017. I calculate my cost per mile including road tax, insurance, depreciation, fuel, brake pads, tyres, 513 for a service, now 850 miles overdue, at 45.9...
Forum: Introduce Yourself - New member Welcome 07-07-2017, 10:10 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 10,148
Posted By Draigflag
Hmmm...looks like I used all my free 3rd party...

Hmmm...looks like I used all my free 3rd party hosting, shame you can't see the pics anymore. So here's the new revised GTi, not much different, but more distinguished front bumpers so it's stands...
Forum: Introduce Yourself - New member Welcome 05-01-2017, 12:47 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 10,148
Posted By Draigflag
Yea the sound in Sport mode is partially false. I...

Yea the sound in Sport mode is partially false. I really like the natural engine/exhaust sound, but the truth is, it's just too quiet, modern cars are so refined and quiet that it does ruin...
Forum: Introduce Yourself - New member Welcome 04-30-2017, 02:57 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 10,148
Posted By Draigflag
Thought I'd do a quarterly update, I've had the...

Thought I'd do a quarterly update, I've had the car around 4 Months and 4000 miles, and as my clothes still smell of stale smoke, alcohol and cheap strip joints after a 12 hour drinking session, I've...
Forum: Introduce Yourself - New member Welcome 01-11-2017, 02:24 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 10,148
Posted By Draigflag
Yes thanks, the engine sound is amplified through...

Yes thanks, the engine sound is amplified through the speakers in Sport mode, although the engine actually sounds nice when not in sport mode, it's just well dampened and too quiet. They did a good...
Forum: Introduce Yourself - New member Welcome 01-11-2017, 08:44 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 10,148
Posted By Draigflag
Yes thanks, I'm very lucky to have these kinds of...

Yes thanks, I'm very lucky to have these kinds of roads on my doorstep. It's easy to complain living rural, it takes a long time to get anywhere as there are no highways, but in the right car, it's...
Forum: Introduce Yourself - New member Welcome 01-10-2017, 10:06 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 10,148
Posted By Draigflag
Little video I made. ...

Little video I made.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZKE5RiOAktk&t=25s

How do you embed videos? used to be able to do it?
Forum: Introduce Yourself - New member Welcome 01-01-2017, 12:59 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 10,148
Posted By Draigflag
I had the chance to give the GTi a quick wash...

I had the chance to give the GTi a quick wash just before the new year. They added some kind of paint protection, not sure of the exact product, but the car required little more than a blast with the...
Forum: Introduce Yourself - New member Welcome 12-20-2016, 07:12 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 10,148
Posted By Draigflag
Well sadly I had to let the insight go, needed...

Well sadly I had to let the insight go, needed the cash to put towards the gti, and I've just had the Clio back from the bodyshop, so that will be up for sale too shortly. But I am ecstatic about...
Forum: Introduce Yourself - New member Welcome 12-18-2016, 01:24 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 10,148
Posted By Draigflag
Thanks guys. I'm hoping it will prove reliable,...

Thanks guys. I'm hoping it will prove reliable, my previous Renault was the most reliable car I've owned so far, and I keep reading consumer reports and collated data that suggest French cars keep...
Forum: Introduce Yourself - New member Welcome 12-17-2016, 03:06 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 10,148
Posted By Draigflag
GTI Upgrade!

I finally got my hands on a GTI, not a Golf, but a French equivalent. Been longing to own one of these for a while, especially since my 48 hour test drive back in July, which was very generous of...
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