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Hi all,
Apologies for another thread re winter wheels/tyres!

We’re due to take delivery of my wife’s Up Gti at the end of November (very excited) & I’d like to get winters on it straight away, I’d like the official Merano wheels but buying the car has already depleted our reserves so I’ve been hunting around & seen these on mytyres, anyone have any thoughts on them?
I can get the wheel/tyre package for roughly the same price as just the Merano wheels without rubber.
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It may be a generic/library pic but the wheel shown is a 5 bolt wheel and Up!’s are 4 bolt.

Also insurance companies vary as to their reaction to Winter tyres/wheels, some charge nothing and just note the change, others charge a minimal change fee, some are upset by non standard non original wheels from another manufacturer as for them a replacement could be more expensive.

There are options other than the VW dealer oem option. One of the best cost effective Winter wheel options I’ve seen on here is a repurposed set of old VW steel wheels, my memory says Scirocco but the forum points towards Corrado.
 

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If you fancy a long read there’s this thread here Winter wheels for GTi

Ref Insurance : Run your details through the Compare the Market search thingy, obviously it’s different for everyone but I’ve been getting sub £200 quotes via them, some sub-£170. Also remember your car comes with 3 years breakdown cover so no need for that with insurance. For some reason entering £400 as a voluntary excess amount yields the best results.
 
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