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as per title.
i have tonight waved goodbye to my 86k miles, 2 year old, (!) tt 2.0 coupe on the back of a truck destined for BCA in surrey!
In her place and sitting on my drive, i am now the proud owner of the long awaited candy white scirocco!

have only done 20 miles so far and had very little time to absorb the details of everything but i have a couple of initial impressions and comparisons, both good and bad that i thought id share.

on the positive side ill list the initial things that i like first...

1: god it looks sweet in white
2: shes a head turner alrighty! (mind am in inverness and as such there aint many if any sciroccos around - ive seen only two since it was launched on the roads up here - we tend to be a couplea months behind!)
3: love the shaping of the rear seats
4: nice gearbox
5: dynaudio is lush
6: so glad i got mine debadged
7: multimedia inputs / sockets
8: the lights come on when you unlock the car with the fob! little but i likes it!
9: DRL's are off! (as requested)
10: Ipod cable is present and correct (as requested)

the bad bits that i aint so impressed with initially are:

1: the "leather" is really bad quality. am used to audi nappa leather on my last two cars and it really is in a different league
2: the touchscreen stereo is distracting! (no radio station control from the steering wheel)
3: no metal pedals. boo. i knew they wouldnt be metal but it does effect first impressions of the cabin.
4: it aint initially that quick - the tt was remapped by star performance in kirkcaldy to 250/270. (bhp/lbs) Reckon the remap and milltek is closer than i thought it was going to be!
5: reach and rake. my seating position feels like it is an the maximum reach and rake of the steering wheel. (maybe change tomorrow once i get a chance to position myself properly)
6: rearview is bad. (so should ve got parking sensors)

so.
both good and bad initial impressions - am sure that some of the good will become bad eventually and some of the bad become good - the above are literally my initial impressions - i never had a test drive - indeed this is only the second one ive seen up close in the flesh so i guess these are more initial impressions that most of yas!

all in all am delighted to be looking out the sitting room window at my gorgeous new scirocco dudes!

haha

roc on.

cheers

JayR.
 

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Nice car mate, yeh I must agree, a good remap is well worth the £400. My superchips remap I reckon is giving me circa 250bhp and 380nm. It "feels" like the car VW should have made, if that makes sense?? :D Good luck with her though!
 

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thats decent results.
can you "flash" it back to normal before a trip to the stealers?
yeah - a bit more grunt is needed.
also - digging your colour coded side strips dude - firmly on the agenda now.

cheers

JayR.
 

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JayR said:
thats decent results.
can you "flash" it back to normal before a trip to the stealers?
yeah - a bit more grunt is needed.
also - digging your colour coded side strips dude - firmly on the agenda now.

cheers

JayR.
Cheers mate re the side strips, important to get a good bodywork guy that paints them properly as given they are so low down they could be suseptable to stonechips, yes if you use the Superchips bluefin you can switch the remap on and off. I believe it is £435 RRP (but dont forget if you quote www.scirocconet.co.uk you get a 10% discount!) I went for the custom dealer remap because I think they have slightly better results, although this cannot be switched off.
 

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Good review JayR. Nothing there that concerns me too much as i think the performance will be decent enough for me but i have read a few posts about the leather and now debating if it is worth it.
 
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