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Golf mk7 / Re: Jacara
« Last post by Adam T7 on Today at 11:24 »
Didn’t cross my mind to upgrade - part of the car’s character IMO
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Golf mk3 / Re: MK3 items on eBay?
« Last post by pat-cabrio on Today at 11:22 »
IF ANYONE IS INTERESTED HOPE I HELP SOMEONE OUT HERE

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/333027272849
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Golf mk7 / Re: Mk 8 Golf
« Last post by Watts on Today at 11:09 »
Would be nice though if RHD models had the MIB buttons moved over - the current buttonless navpro I have has all of the buttons on the left hand side of the unit - positioned for LHD!

No, that's so Jeeves has something to do whilst you are driving...

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Mk7's were from end of 2013, so you are pretty near the beginning with a 2014 plate one.

Therefore nobody can predict the future, because we don't have any experience with how these age yet.

There are a few things that we on here have seen go wrong fairly regularly with the Mk7, the main one being the water pump...however that's very much a case of it goes wrong when it goes wrong and with little warning.

Will it last you 4 years and another 60k on top of the current 60k? Maybe - but I'd say that about any car, not just a Golf.

You are about to push a 5 year car probably to its end of life... I'd imagine there will be some bumps along the way.

9 years and 120k is most definitely not end of life.  My daily is a 13 year old Megane with 150k. 
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Golf mk7 / Re: Full House!
« Last post by fredgroves on Today at 10:13 »
To even it out, mine has over 22,000 on it as I do 350 fun miles a week :-)

That's more like it! You have a decent car, drive it!
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Golf mk7 / Re: Mk 8 Golf
« Last post by fredgroves on Today at 09:59 »
I'd say all of the mechanical switches are definitely history - just looking at the latest Audis.

Would be nice though if RHD models had the MIB buttons moved over - the current buttonless navpro I have has all of the buttons on the left hand side of the unit - positioned for LHD!

Some of the Audis also have a touch screen panel lower down too to replace the manual switch panel.
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Golf mk7 / Re: Mk 8 Golf
« Last post by Jim_mk7.5 on Today at 09:34 »
It will look much better in final production but certainly easily to tell it's a Golf - not that there was ever any doubt of that!

Inside wise, I'm guessing the new Touareg gives a hint of how it might look.. Large touch screen joining AID. Good to see a volume button down by the handbrake and looks like operating stuff like the heated seats could be fairly easy still unlike the LR system.

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Golf mk7 / Re: Fuel Economy GTi
« Last post by Jim_mk7.5 on Today at 09:23 »
+5 degrees, heated seat on 1, no heated rear screen and temp set to 22. Journey to office is normally more efficient that the journey back as I come out to stationary traffic. Normally very lucky to get over 20 on the way home at this time of year.

Point is - doesn't matter how gentle your right foot is if you're driving through a busy city. And we do have 7 hills as well as nowhere is flat!
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Golf mk7 / Re: Mk 8 Golf
« Last post by fredgroves on Today at 09:14 »
I hope that's quite cammo'ed up but I suspect its not - that headlight design matches what I've read elsewhere and the rear looks wider (Megane style) which again is what I've read about elsewhere.

Looks dare I say it like an Astra...

Isn't this standard VW though - even numbered Golf models always look more rounded than the odd numbered ones and less attractive?

The Mk7 was a total redesign, the Mk8 definitely won't be - much of the Mk7 components will remain re-using the MQB platform.

In the same way as a Mk5 was brand new and the Mk6 was a warm over...
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Golf mk7 / Re: Fuel Economy GTi
« Last post by fredgroves on Today at 09:10 »
I dunno about your journey this morning, but mine was at minus 5 celcius. I had lights, heated rear screen, heated seats, heating blaring and everything else going certainly for 5 miles.... plus mine is an oil burner which hates the cold even more than petrol with an auxiliary heater until its warmed up.

Short journeys in the winter definitely mess with fuel economy....

I'll bet your journey home this evening will be more efficient...
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