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  2. There's only one thing better than the whining howl of a supercharged VR6. And that's the whining howl of an supercharged VR6 with the roof down I miss my cabrio....
  3. The environment really doesn't have anything to do with it. Look at the bandings. When you go from 110g/km of CO2 to 120g/km of CO2, your road tax goes up by a tenner. But when you go from 180g/km to 190g/km - the SAME increment - your tax goes up by £55!! Even though the environmental impact of the two actions is EXACTLY THE SAME! Labour just use the words "green" and "environmental" to describe ANY policy that financially clobbers motorists. Anyone who voted for these con artists should be thoroughly ashamed of themselves. Anyone who didn't vote, when they could have voted against them
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    Ahh, but how many of them have been "Word association game" posts?
  5. Selling the R32 Maybe buying a mk5 GTi
  6. Claudette - probably the best pair of legs I've ever seen. Bum ain't bad either!
  7. I'm seriously thinking about going LPG on my next car. LPG is taxed at less than half the rate of petrol & diesel. But eveyone knows this is only because there aren't enough people on LPG to make a big tax hike on this fuel worth the Government's time. People are put off by the the horror stories about exploding tanks (untrue), big hikes in insurance premiums for LPG-converted cars (usually untrue) and the extortionate price garages charge for the conversions (true). But if you can buy a car that has already been converted, you have nothing to lose. It won't help with the road tax, but w
  8. Depends on what look you're after. For an ultra-low "Euro" stance, go for 16s on stretched rubber. For an "OEM plus" look go for 17s. 16's (with unstretched rubber!) are the optimum if you intend to do track days.
  9. Even my girlfriend's pig-slow 2003 1.6 Astra has gone up by 70 quid a year FFS. The only good news is for people that own performance diesels. My brother bought his mk4 GTI Anniversary PD 150 two years ago for £9500 with 40k on the clock. It's now got 70k on the clock, is two years older and he's had people offering him £11,000 for it. The budget, combined with irregular fuel taxation has turned the second-hand car market upside down. Thankfully all you people with mk3 VRs are immune. A**hole Darling has committed to only increasing VED on pre-2001 cars in line with inflation.
  10. mk4 R32s and 2.8 4Motions registered between March 2001 and March 2006 get the biggest spanking - up from £210 to £440, a 110% increase. The biggest road tax increase in history.. Second hand values of R32s dropped by £500 overnight. Thanks for that, Alistair. Much appreciated you f**king money-grabbing c*nt :@ My R32 went up for sale yesterday. :-( I love that car, but I'm not paying that bunch of w**kers that I never even voted another £440 a year just for being allowed to own it. It goes against all my principles. If anyone has a pre-2001 Golf 4Motion they want to sell, please l
  11. Please sign this petition asking the PM to scrap the retroactive application of the new, higher Road tax bands to older (2001-2006) cars: http://petitions.pm.gov.uk/UNFAIR-VED/ Over 2500 signatures already and it's only been up for a few hours.
  12. A bit unfair, if you ask me. If the mk2 was such a great package straight from the factory, why are there so few standard ones left?
  13. The R32 uses two-pot floating calipers up front and a 334mm disc. It is the same setup as on the Passat W8 and is totally different to the TT/Golf4Motion 312mm setup. The R32 calipers are much bigger.
  14. It was a bit of a wind-up by the admins, those cheeky so-and-so's!
  15. It's do-able but quite tricky. The dash has to come off and the pedal box needs to be changed for a manual one. Then you have to swap the flywheel, clutch and of course the box itself. Then fit the hydraulic clutch circuit & rewire the reversing light switch.
  16. Golf+ have been after a decent modded mk3 cabrio for some time. They wanted to feature mine, but I never got round to sorting it. Go for it, mate!
  17. That looks pretty nasty. Hope your girlfriend is OK and not too shaken up. I guess it's time to start looking for another VR. Good job they're pretty cheap these days..
  18. I'm gonna wait for the "version 2" with 3g compatibility and all the bugs ironed out.
  19. It's not worth paying VW's prices for coolant hoses. They charge £50+ for just one hose and there's nothing to say another hose won't blow 6 months down the line. Do £160 on a set of Samcos and you will never have to worry about it again. They look far nicer too. http://www.rallydesign.co.uk/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=918
  20. Quantum Synta Silver semi-synth 10W-40 is definitely the correct oil for a VR6. It is well cheeky that they charged you for fully synth, but there's no reason that I can think of why their fully synth (synta Gold) would cause an overheat if used. Did the service involve anything other than an oil change? If it involved anythng to do with the coolant system or something that required coolant hoses to be disturbed then I'd say you definitely have a case.
  21. I'm not sure what's involved in fitting the 3.6, but I've done quite a bit of research into 3.2 (R32) engine swaps. The only real challenge is having the exhaust manifold fabricated, but by the looks of your beetle, you are already familiar with jobs like this!
  22. That bug is awesome. It will be a tough act to follow! How about a mad engine swap for your VR as well? 3.6 engine out of the Passat R36 hasn't been done in a mk3 yet.....
  23. I can't believe it's up for sale again! I wish I had more driveway space 'cos I'd definitely buy it back, slap some coilies & RH Splits on it and get the Golf+ / PVW feature it's well overdue for. PLEASE let it be bought by a proper VW enthusiast this time around!!
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