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.....in the rain.

At last my Roc has arrived. WoooHooo :D
I picked it up at 2pm on Friday and already I adore it. What a car!

Unfortunately the rain only held off for 1/2 an hour so it's first photo call was a bit of a wash out though I did manage to take a couple of snaps.

For those still waiting for their Rocs I can confirm that nothing beats that first drive off of the forecourt. Such a buzz!

My first journey was a 30 mile trip to a friends house (and they only live 5 miles from the dealership haha) to use their scenic garden for some photos, but as it turned out I spent most of the time sheltering from the rain in their garage fitting my Hatchbag boot liner so that I could take my dads dog to the park.

My first impression was of how easy it is to drive. So smooth and responsive (and quiet compared to my old Pug) and the DSG gearbox I just love.
I've driven it pretty sensibly so far (as I intend to do for most of the first K) but on my way home from the Arsenal-Chelsea semi-final last night I got caught behind a pissed (or talking on their Mobile) driver who was weaving all over the place. I could see the road ahead was clear so I gave him a wide berth and eased onto the gas to power past.
The way we were pinned back in our seats gave me and my girlfriend one of those Cheshire Cats moments. Priceless.
(And I've still not had it in Sport or used the paddles).

Anyway since then I've had a hectic weekend and frustratingly have not been able to spend nearly enough time behind the wheel (only 90 miles so far) and a I've a similar schedule for the next few days.
I will however post more pics and opinions a.s.a.p.

I've only had time to briefly browse the manual too so there is still loads I've yet to learn and discover.
For the record I can confirm that I DO have the Mirror Down Function on the MFD but I haven't set it up yet (no Xenons though).
The dealers wouldn't switch off my DRL's at any cost and even gave me an official letter stating that the one of the reasons the Roc was given the safety classification that it has was because it has DRL's and therefore turning them off would be contradicting it's official grouping.
So What? me thinks, just turn them off, but they wouldn't.
My salesman was sympathetic though and did try for me.
I just keep the side-lights on for now (not a bad option) though I may seek out someone with VAGCOM sooner or later.

For me personally it's way too early to consider mods and lowering etc.
For now I'm just looking forward to getting to Know it as is and getting a few miles on the clock.
So far I just love the way it looks and drives.
Can't wait til I've got more time on my hands.
Will report more when I do. :D :D :D :D
 

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sciroccorocket said:
good looking car enjoy, is it a petrol or oil burner
Thanks.
It's 2.0 Petrol (of coarse :D not that I'm prejudiced against oil burners) with DSG, Anthracite Leather, Park Sensors, Folding Mirrors, Dynaudio, Tyre Monitor, Smokers Pack, Mats and a GT Steering Wheel Badge.
Metal Pedals to follow shortly and a lowering and possibly a Superchips remap a few K down the road.

I should create a signature with these details like you have and will make myself an avatar when I takes some better pics.
 

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briggsroc said:
Hi interesting to here about your comments on DRL's - do all new roc's have these as standard I am not a fan :(
Yes all new Rocs have DRL's.
From 2011 it becomes a legal requirement for all new cars. VW have jumped in early in anticipation of this.
Apparently though there are some dealers that will switch them off if requested. It's just luck of the draw if yours will I guess.
Well there were up until last week at least but I don't know if this letter sets a new precedent.

As I mentioned above the other option is to find someone with VAGCOM software and a connection cable who might do it for the price of a few beers.
There are a few dotted around.
 

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nickp said:
sciroccorocket said:
good looking car enjoy, is it a petrol or oil burner
Thanks.
It's 2.0 Petrol (of coarse :D not that I'm prejudiced against oil burners) with DSG, Anthracite Leather, Park Sensors, Folding Mirrors, Dynaudio, Tyre Monitor, Smokers Pack, Mats and a GT Steering Wheel Badge.
Metal Pedals to follow shortly and a lowering and possibly a Superchips remap a few K down the road.

I should create a signature with these details like you have and will make myself an avatar when I takes some better pics.
good choice of engine :D
 
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