Thursday, 30 October 2008

9,000 miles in

Been a long time coming this update....

So how has the last 9months been...

We'll she's done 9000miles now, I've had a few mods fitted since my last post...
Sachs Coilovers (ride height lowered)
Milltek Turbo Back Exhaust
SuperChips Bluefin Stage 2 map

Overall, still loving it.

Sunday, 23 March 2008

1230miles in...

I've now had the car for just over 2weeks and I've done 1230miles!

The car is going well, settling nicely into her stride.

I've added 2 modifications since picking her up.
1. Cruise Control - A simple indicator stalk swap out with a VAGCOM enablement.
2. "Premium Bluetooth" for the RNS510 Satnav - a comprehensive integrated bluetooth phone system that allows complete control of the mobile phone through the Satnav screen. Includes answering, dialing, phone book integration etc.

Very pleased with the car so far.

Saturday, 8 March 2008

It's here!

I picked it up yesterday, with 13 miles on the clock.
It now has 90 or so and is going well.

The surge of power is quite amazing, very easy to drive.

Filled it up for the first time today... shock to the system.. £50!

Thursday, 21 February 2008

All Paid

Thats it, I've now paid the £21,235.66 for the car.
So my bank balance doesn't look quite as healthy as it did a few days ago but at least the car is paid for now.

Just the small matter of 2 weeks between now and collection time.

Wednesday, 20 February 2008


Tried to sort the Bank transfer, but it seems I can only send £10,000 per day :(

So I need to go into the branch and pay for a CHAPS payment.

This car buying lark, could be easier lol.

Tuesday, 19 February 2008


Seeing as I got the registration number last week, I called my insurance firm yesterday and sorted the insurance to start from March 1st.

Surprisingly I actually get a refund based on the S2000 I used to own.

So, all thats left to do now is sort the bank transfer next week so the funds are cleared ready for purchase.

Sunday, 17 February 2008

Just under 3 weeks to go...

I've got a weeks training next week with work, then 2 weeks in Israel (with work) until I can pick up my Ed30 :D It's getting closer...

I found out the registration that been assigned to the car, so we're getting there.

This weeks job is to call the insurance company and get the insurance sorted as VW need the insurance certificate to tax the car come 1st March.

Really doesn't seem that far away now, especially as I'll be so busy between now and then.

Roll on 7th March (estimated collection date).

Friday, 8 February 2008

End of another week’s waiting....

That’s it, Friday is here.

Still no news on the car, I’m currently awaiting the registration number so that I can get my insurance in place for it to be taxed and registered correctly etc.

I’ve still not seen an Ed30 on the road as yet, so that’s quite pleasing. I’m sure once mine arrives they will be everywhere, but nevermind, I’ll be too busy driving it! :)

There’s still no official word on whether VW are actively producing more than the 1500 originally stated for the Ltd Edition run. I’m sure there would be a few cheesed off people if they had specifically bought it because it was a limited production run.

Tuesday, 5 February 2008

Golf GTI Edition 30 ordered!

First blog post on my new Edition 30 blog.

Well, thought I'd set up a blog and maintain it through the ordering and ownership of my forthcoming golf GTI Edition 30.

Today, my model GTI arrived :) A Norev 1/18th scale Silver 3dr Golf GTI (it was the closest I could get to my actual car).

So, I ordered my new car last month and it should be delivered the 2nd week of March on a new 08 plate :D

It's a Silver, 5dr, Manual, Golf GTI Edition 30 with the 30gb touchscreen, DVD SatNav. With 230bhp as standard.

Age - Minus 1 month
Miles - 0 (Hopefully)