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l am back :) Now an ex D5 owner

SO the FE left the drive way for the last time today, had it just under a year and 10000 miles, mixed feelings really, i have had 1 x D3 , 4 x D4's, the tech in the new car was great, but I could not ever get comfortable on long journeys, the ride was in my view also too hard, additional with a family of three kids i could just see the car getting trashed, its not as forgiving as the D4 for general wear and tear, added to the fact the cost was so much for not much extra benefit.
So its gone, managed to not take too much of a hit, replaced both the D5 and my old RR S/C with a XXV and RS3 so life is not all bad Thumbs Up Thumbs Up Thumbs Up Thumbs Up
  
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Welcome back, out of interest what is an 'FE'??
  
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Nice exhaust note on the RS3. One of few cars on the market with wider front tyres than rears.

PS Having looked at the D5 again last week the two things that most occurred to me were the really low middle seats (I have 6ft+ teenagers) and the lack of space for my left foot in the RHD Driver's footwell unlike the D3/4 where the space is huge.
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CFB wrote:
Welcome back, out of interest what is an 'FE'??


While we’re at it, what’s an “RS3”?! Ah, got it, it’s a Golf! Wink

Well done on securing the XXV though, very nice too! Thumbs Up
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Yes First Edition, so much happier in a D4, in fact for our use as a family bus, fishing car, load moving, etc its the only car on the market.
I am not one of the D5 haters its a good car, a few issues, but in my mind its too expensive for what it is, i felt more precious over it than my 911 Wink, the final nail in the head was when i looked into getting a towbar fitted, 2K!!! thats just crazy...
  
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110CSW wrote:
Nice exhaust note on the RS3.


I still cannot believe its legal Smile, mine has the RS sports option, the bang on full throttle upshifts is like the old group b rally quattros of my youth Thumbs Up Thumbs Up Thumbs Up
  
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ummm maybe i should take back that expensive part, the dealer has just sent me the original invoice for the XXV 69k!!! thats more than my FE..
  
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110CSW wrote:
and the lack of space for my left foot in the RHD Driver's footwell unlike the D3/4 where the space is huge.


^This is crucial for me. In the D3/4, there's space between the brake pedal and foot rest for my left foot. Meaning I can stretch my left leg, not all the way, but enough to make a difference on long journeys. The DS is the same (actually more room to stretch than the D3/4).

Unfortunately the D5 and L405 FFRR do not have this. If I was to get either in the future, I'd need to look into the possibility of altering the foot rest.

The XXV and RS3 is a great combination. Thumbs Up
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forever wrote:
110CSW wrote:
Nice exhaust note on the RS3.


I still cannot believe its legal Smile, mine has the RS sports option, the bang on full throttle upshifts is like the old group b rally quattros of my youth Thumbs Up Thumbs Up Thumbs Up


Well it is a 5 cylinder engine!
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I bet that RS is fun Thumbs Up
   
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LT wrote:
110CSW wrote:
and the lack of space for my left foot in the RHD Driver's footwell unlike the D3/4 where the space is huge.


^This is crucial for me. In the D3/4, there's space between the brake pedal and foot rest for my left foot. Meaning I can stretch my left leg, not all the way, but enough to make a difference on long journeys. The DS is the same (actually more room to stretch than the D3/4).

Unfortunately the D5 and L405 FFRR do not have this. If I was to get either in the future, I'd need to look into the possibility of altering the foot rest.

The XXV and RS3 is a great combination. Thumbs Up


Not just me that noticed that with the D5 then. It must only be an inch or so but it’s very noticeable for someone who likes to sit with their legs spread wide!

I’m also not a D5 ‘hater’ as such - it’s just that the D4 suits us better. I also know what you mean about the D5 not taking the abuse quite as well as a D4. It feels a lot more delicate and while a well used (abused) D4 has ‘character’ I think a D5 would just look shabby.

Edit: Oh and Causeway Grey is lovely! Smile


  
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Dudleydisco wrote:
Welcome to the XXV Club Very Happy It isn't that very rare Causway Grey colour by any chance? Whistle Thumbs Up




Yes... welcome to the club. I think there are about 10 of us now. 👍🏻
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