Cockney Geezer

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  • in reply to: Air con advice please #56997
    Cockney Geezer
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    On my Tiguan there is a Max AC button and pressing that switches the fan to maximum and puts the recirculation on for the reasons Trev explains above.  I believe some new cars also turn it on when going into tunnels, based on the sat nav.

    Like GG, I tend to run the AC all the time unless I have the pan roof open (but then I get a dashboard nag to shut the roof as it is causing drag).

    in reply to: Forum Members cars #55481
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    Thanks.  So far, it was worth the wait.

    in reply to: Forum Members cars #55189
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    Tiguan SEL 190Tdi DSG 4 motion in Caribbean blue, ordered 28 January, picked up 30 June.

    in reply to: Forum Members cars #54515
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    Looking good Glos.  Tell me, as I’m picking up my Tiguan on Saturday, can you get the England tattoo at the dealer or do I have to find somewhere in Oxford first?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V5E6M2KAjvQ

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    in reply to: excess mileage charges #52822
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    My advice would be call Motability as soon as you think this might happen.  My car will be 39 months and 61,000 by the time my new car finally turns up (no prizes for guessing it’s a Tiguan).  I spoke to Mota and explained the situation and they were very helpful and said that I won’t have to pay anything.  During the conversation, the agent said the rule of thumb is 54 miles/day so I think so long as you are within those limits you will be OK.

    in reply to: VW Tiguan Update #52743
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    First confirmed build week – 21 may

    Second confirmed build week – 11 June

    Third confirmed build week – 28 May

    Actual build week – 4 June

    Jumped from stage 3 to 5, without bothering stage 4.  Car in transit, hopefully getting by the end of June, even had a choice of number plates.  I’ve gone for VW 02 SLO.

    CG

    in reply to: Car history #51564
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    Great list.  Think you must be the only person ever to go from SWB Silver Spur to a Kalista.

    in reply to: Frustrations with VW Tiguan Order #50324
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    VW delivery times are poor and not just for Tiguans.  A friend ordered an e-Golf last year and still doesn’t have a confirmed build week.  And then there’s the Golf GTE…

    Dealer-wise, unless they have something to tell me, I don’t need to hear from them.  Having said that, I did hear from my dealer today (car, not drugs!) and I’ve now a confirmed build week of 21 May.  Word on the Tiguan forum is 4-6 weeks after for delivery.

    Just had a very different experience helping to buy a new Vauxhall for a relative.  The car they wanted was in stock so they has to wait 4 whole days to get it.

    CG

     

    in reply to: German port #49926
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    Hello Keith

    SEL Tdi 190ps 4 motion in Caribbean blue with a few options.

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    in reply to: German port #49836
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    Just been on to VW Live Chat.  Was Week 21, now Week 23 **sigh**

    in reply to: Finally Ordered our Car #49526
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    Caribbean blue – top colour (but I’m biased!).  Ordered mine end of Jan, hoping to get it in June.

    in reply to: Dashcam Advice Needed #45610
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    I wonder if the concern is if people start drilling holes in the dashboard and the like, like the old days of car phone cradles.

     

    in reply to: Exceptionally tall/passenger zero leg room #45167
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    There’s a similar thread to this going at the moment and at the risk of repeating myself, the Skoda Superb has excellent front and rear leg room.  It is often said the rear leg room is as good as a S class Mercedes.

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    in reply to: BMW 2 series tourer/gran tourer #45166
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    They are a bit of a sleeper in the BMW range.  I think they are excellent value for the AP, so long as you keep away from the options list!

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    in reply to: Passenger leg room #45163
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    The Skoda Superb has excellent front and rear leg room.

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    in reply to: Mini Countryman PHEV #44749
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    This is a review on Honest John.  Stick with it through the annoying “banta” as the reviewer does make same interesting points eventually.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HiVdophVmFw&feature=em-uploademail

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    in reply to: Dashcam Advice Needed #43987
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    Yes, I was a bit too quick! Cracked it in the end.

    Thanks,

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    in reply to: Dashcam Advice Needed #43980
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    Here’s what the Nextbase Windows app looks like.  It matches the footage to a map.

    in reply to: Tiguan order #43937
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    5 weeks in “order being processed” and counting.  Been told 21 weeks (generally, not my order) for delivery but don’t know if that is from order going in or from when they give you the build week.

    in reply to: Dashcam Advice Needed #43648
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    The only car I know of that has a dashcam as standard is the Citroen C3 Flair, which is on the scheme.

    https://www.carmagazine.co.uk/car-news/tech/does-it-work-citroen-c3s-connected-cam-built-in-dashcam/

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    in reply to: Introducing the new addition #42870
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    There is a thread on the Tiguan MK2 forum about sound systems.  In summary, some like Dynaudio and others think the bass is too boomy.  I didn’t go for it as I only listen to the radio on the move so couldn’t justify the cost.

    CG

    PS Nice motor Stuart!

    in reply to: Plug In #42826
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    Just those two at the moment but this might be good if the future:

    http://www.autoexpress.co.uk/skoda/superb/102778/new-skoda-superb-plug-in-hybrid-to-arrive-in-2019

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    in reply to: Tiguan order #42577
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    Righto, as soon as My Volkswagen is updated, I will be badgering them for a build week.

    in reply to: Tiguan order #42571
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    Some (small) progress on my order.  Although My Volkswagen has me at “Order being processed”, I’ve been told by live chat, I’m now “at the factory” and I will get a build week in “a few weeks time”.   Apparently, build time is between 16 and 20 weeks depending on specification.

    BTW, my order went to VW on 6 Feb so it has taken 20 days to get off the starting square.

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    in reply to: what do you think I look like lol #42460
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    I think your mates call you “Brydo” as you look like Rob Brydon – 5’7″, follically challenged and Welsh.

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