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Golf mk8 / Re: What have you done to your mk8 today?
« Last post by Si_Telford on Today at 16:07 »
i cant wait to get rid of this car....

Why because you can't get Nav in dash , have you had loads of problems. I'm on 1666 and had mine after 1200 miles. Fingers crossed. I think it's a great car
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Golf mk7 / Re: Performance Pack or not??!!!!
« Last post by Ryan90GTI on Today at 16:05 »
When I was looking to buy I didn't even consider a none PP. Also by going for a none PP version you'd be limiting your market when you come to sell it on, for me it's a no brainer.
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Golf mk8 / Re: What have you done to your mk8 today?
« Last post by buttons on Today at 15:55 »
i cant wait to get rid of this car....
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Golf mk7 / Re: Performance Pack or not??!!!!
« Last post by Sootchucker on Today at 15:42 »
Also, (and I stand to be corrected), due to WLTP, I understand the MK7.5 PP's dropped the dual injection rails that it had before (to prevent the built of of carbon in the intake valves), and gained a Particulate filter - both of which the non PP MK7.5 never had. Sure I'm biased as mine is a 2018 non PP, and yes, the bigger brakes with the logos do look very nice, but for 80-90% of standard driving on UK roads, I bet you can't really tell much one from the other ? Again, I don't know this for fact, but I've heard stories of the particulate filter and revised mapping robbing a few PS, so the difference between the two models is more likely in the 10-12 ps area rather than the full 15ps ?

If you can find a good PP model in the colour, mileage and options you want then great, but if that "perfect" example happens to be a non PP model, I for one would never let that put me off it. YMMV.
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Golf mk7 / Re: Performance Pack or not??!!!!
« Last post by Derrydiva on Today at 14:46 »
As always it is a matter of personal choice and what is out in the market with any options you want.

I have a non pp 7.5 GTI manual and it serves well as day to day and a bit of a fun when you want. I know many on this forum love the DSG gearbox, but it does not work for me. Yes, the larger brakes and diff add to the fun factor but unless you are on the open road you do not get the benefit

As always take the time to find the best vehicle with the history and options. A pp will cost more, but you may well recoup that at sale time.

Whatever you choose you will not be disappointed in my opinion
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Golf mk8 / Re: What have you done to your mk8 today?
« Last post by fredgroves on Today at 14:44 »
Yup B variant hardware, software 1666. That's why you can't do map in dash.

You also cannot upgrade the software yourself, only the dealer can.

There is nothing you can get the dealer to upgrade the software to to make the map appear in the dash. It needs different hardware.

There are two software tracks:

5H0035816B - the unit without nav in the dash - has software 1662-1670 (so far)

5H0035820D - the unit with nav in the dash - has software 1788-onwards

The D variant hardware was used from build week 48 in 2020 onwards.

The B variant hardware is used for both Nav and Navpro.... on the D ones, there is a different part number for NavPro.
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Golf mk7 / Re: Performance Pack or not??!!!!
« Last post by clarky92 on Today at 14:28 »
I think this is a common dilemma, so apologies for repeating what may have already been discussed, but...... does the performance pack make a noticeable difference to every day driving? I have the chance to buy a Mk7 GTi at a great price but without the performance pack. I don't plan to take the car to a track, but do intend to have a little fun driving on the twisty B roads around where I live, whilst using it for the majority of the time on motorways. Should I wait until performance pack version is available on Autotrader or take the deal that's been offered on the standard configuration? Any help would be very much appreciated!!!

Having owned and put considerable miles on both variants in 7.5 form, I would definitely seek out a PP model. Its better in everyway imo, especially if your going DSG.
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Golf mk7 / Re: Performance Pack or not??!!!!
« Last post by fredgroves on Today at 14:15 »
The diff makes quite a bit of difference when you have a little fun at UK road legal speeds - you don't need to be trying to beat the lap record at Brands Hatch to feel it.

I'd look for a PP.
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Golf mk8 / Re: What have you done to your mk8 today?
« Last post by buttons on Today at 14:07 »
i thought as much - I even suggested this to the dealer and they said there wasnt an update available....

Here's a picture of my software version TODAY...
its running 1666


obviously the dealer is useless....

if I select "update software", it just sits there searching and nothing more....





If i select |"Online download", it doesnt show anything....




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Golf mk7 / Re: Performance Pack or not??!!!!
« Last post by baka on Today at 14:02 »
Fun is good way to describe the VAQ diff, the way it hooks up and drags you out of corners, or just helps you nail it in a straight line when it's greasy.

You certainly don't need it, it's a fantastic car already, but I do like it.
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