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Hi,
I'm just about to buy a 2.0 GT and I've got a couple thousand to spend on extras but I don't want to waste my money. What do you get for the Dynaudio upgrade? Does it make much of a difference? Is the multi-position seat worth it? What would you squeeze in for two grand?

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Welcome Snakey

I went for the dynaudio upgrade and have compared it with the standard fit and would fully recommend ticking the box. It's not a bad boy base sound but a much more powerful clearer sound.

Would also go for the parking sensors as the rear view is limited and the folding mirrors which are handy in car parks and narrow streets.

Depending on how many drivers are using the car the electric seat may be for you however I can never understand the point if it is only you driving. Once it's set to your driving position at which point would you need to use it? Also it is slow to move the seat if you need in the back.

I also went for the winter pack which heats the washer nozzles - excellent last week!!!

Probably the main option I would go for though is leather as it looks fantastic and will help residuals and resale.

Hope this helps but there are also plenty of other threads on the forum regarding options.

Roc On!!
 

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Welcome Snakey,

First of all, your in a good position to get a better than normal deal, try a broker too and get a garage to price match it, you may find you might end up having a little more to spend on extras.

Pano Roof is nice but not essential but really adds to the appearance of the car. I would say electric seats are not essential even if you have multiple drivers unless you find the need to change your seat position every two mins.

Leather will take a huge chunk out of that budget but it will also help in residuals long term (in todays market I don't know how effective it still is).

So for your budget I would get Parking Sensors, Winter Pack, Folding Mirrors and Dynaudio - I don't have this, but with your budget if you can't throw in DSG or Xenons then might as well go for it - for me the standard speakers are more than enough. If you still have some left over then go for the electric seats but I'd leave that till last (I would maybe spend that money on Metal Pedals + Sills or Retro fit Cruise)

Well this was a rough guide to what you could get but it all depends on whats important to YOU, I have DAB - only use it once a week - so for me that was a complete waste of money (but it was already on the un-reg car that I bought) so not really mad at myself.

Let us know if your going for DSG/Maunal, fancy some Xenons or Leather etc and then others could chip in to help define the rest of the spec.
 

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Thanks Guys,
I should have mentioned that I'm getting a DSG so that's included in my purchase price. If I can get a deal then maybe I'll have as much as £3K to spend on goodies. Dynaudio is probably definite, as is leather. Xenons would be next on the list, then I'll see if I have any cash left. Aren't parking sensors standard? I'd need them for when my wife drives it!
 

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Xenon's are no longer available m8
 

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Eh? Why ever not? I think I saw reference to that elsewhere in the forum but thought I must have misunderstood.
When I ordered my Rocco on Saturday I mentioned this to the dealer and he confirmed they were no longer available.

TBH waste of money in my opinion hate cars with them coming towards me anyway.
 

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Cruise ( for speed cameras+ fuel ) Good
Winter Pack ( good for uk winter) and Wife's bum.... Good
Leather, ?? Not too good, seemingly as not total leather, only partial ( go to Leather specialists) someone else did on forum? N/A
One of the easiest cars I've parked( due to bulging rear arches) N/A
Bluetooth definately, as It appears to be really hard to fit later * to get through steering wheel) or 3-points?? Good

My Car has only the first 2, dosen't need much more, because it already has a good-air of quality, leather or not...

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Oh by the way, remember you don't get your extra's money back when you trade, eg; 500GBP for leather( but it'll cost you 1750ish), wife has a TT with no extras, and as trade-in it still worth same as one which is loaded.
One with many extra's simply makes it more appeallling.

All the best...
 

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A point about tyre presure monitor.... I just don't get it, surely if you have a low tyre pressure you will notice by the pull/feel of the car I have used this method since I first passe dmy test without any problems and if you are unlucky enough to get a blow out its going to be F All use anyway.
 

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Le_Savage said:
A point about tyre presure monitor.... I just don't get it, surely if you have a low tyre pressure you will notice by the pull/feel of the car I have used this method since I first passe dmy test without any problems and if you are unlucky enough to get a blow out its going to be F All use anyway.
Wrong!! this saved my ass twice on my Mk5 GTI!, i am seriously peed off i didnt spec it in my Roc, it will ( can ) spot a blow out before it happens, and a deflating tyre well before you would feel it, giving you time to get off the motorway or take action, ask anyone who's sufftered a blow out if they would pay £35 for an early warning system, they would all say yes.

I was due to drive from Ferrybridge to Newcastle on A1, monitor went off just before i left, straight into kwik fit, tyre was just about to go, rip 1/3 of the way round, wouldnt have liked to be doing 80 on a friday afternoon on the A1 when that went.

At the end of the day its £35
 

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Albertz... some wise words from the horse mouth are always welcomed. I stand corrected but have to muse over what abuse a tyre has to suffer to get into that state in the first place, and im not saying you fall into this category but I always wince when I see people crashing up kerbs and running around on soft tyres all of which must surely do the type of non visible damage that are responsible for more than a minority of unexpected blowoutI That being said maybe I will head your advice and go one step further in my tyre safety regime of regualr visual condition and trre pressure checks and tick the pressure monitor box on the next new order, although that will be approx 3yrs down line and this may well be standard kit by then.

Cheers, Justin
 

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Well for me, my car lives in the contractors (or 'scum' as were known) car park in various power stations across the UK, which is usually strewn with lagging pins, screws & nails of various kinds, also i do alot of motorway miles, and it gave me peace of mind. But if your going from home to office everyday then fair enough. Never kerbed my Golf, you just never know what your driving over, go on!! dont be a stinge! part with £35 :lol:
 

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albertz33 said:
Well for me, my car lives in the contractors (or 'scum' as were known) car park in various power stations across the UK, which is usually strewn with lagging pins, screws & nails of various kinds.....
Not all Power Station contractors a 'scum'. I try and be quite nice to mine :D

Industrial car parks are a nightmare though, especially with 18" wheels. Not looking forward to the tire bill when it finally comes around.

£35 for the tire pressure montors is a must I think. Why they just don't make it standard for that price I will never understand??? :roll:
 

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Hi Guys

Tyre pressure monitor??

Got a puncture in mine a week after buying, called RAC, and the guy said' thank god you don't have tyre-press-monitors fitted', he reckons they can sometimes caue the owner major hassle ( to a lot of cars) not saying VW is the same, but he has had a few occasions where even he could not repair the tyre, or did, then the ECU wouldn't let the car start due to the tyres having a foreign body inside....

Strange but true.

I Don't have them personally , but thought it only fair to tell you guys....

Steve
 

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VW tyre pressure monitor does not intervene, simply checks the ABS data and can spot the diameter of the tyre decreasing ( deflation ) and gives an alarm. it gives you the option of resetting the monitor pressure, so you can monitor if a deflation is actually happening or if its a false alarm. Never gave me any trouble tho.
 

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redevil said:
Leather, ?? Not too good, seemingly as not total leather, only partial ( go to Leather specialists) someone else did on forum? N/A
Leather is not partial, it simply doesn’t cover the bottom side of the seat but it is a very small area and not noticeable
It hardly falls under the category of partial leather, even if I do think it is a little cheap of VW.

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Oh by the way, remember you don't get your extra's money back when you trade, eg; 500GBP for leather( but it'll cost you 1750ish), wife has a TT with no extras, and as trade-in it still worth same as one which is loaded.
One with many extra's simply makes it more appeallling.
Of course, this is well known, and it is the same with any extras including Sat-Nav which you pay through the nose for...

Anyway, anyone who is too lazy to sell privately, and therefore chooses to lose thousands of pounds on the value of their car, deserved not to get anything back for the extras...
 
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