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General discussion / Re: Advice on where to buy in Europe?
« Last post by valbotany on Today at 01:20 »
Any advice on good ways of finding used Golfs in Europe would be appreciated.  I would think ebay would be poor because of the high fees.  Are there not some forums that are popular across Europe as a whole?  I would think there would be since nearly everyone below a certain age speaks English and Golf lovers have something in common that transcends geographical/political borders.  Is the VW community really divided up by country?  Yes I live in Europe but don't understand German and unfortunately cannot buy from UK because of the steering wheel position.
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my last car was a Leon Diesel (150 FR) and before that I had a Scirocco 170GT, both brilliant, fast and economical, but the one thing you escape from is the noise they make :grin:

Also I think it was Clarkson who said if you're single and drive a diesel you'll never get a woman, because they will all just think you're tight  :grin: :grin: :grin:
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Golf mk7 / Re: Google Earth on MIB2 (mk7) Discover Pro
« Last post by andy28 on 21 June 2018, 23:28 »
I don't think you should have missed your slot, I only registered for carnet on this particular car a couple of weeks ago (although I did have a carnet account already on a different car). Hopefully it will work without issue next time you try it.

Sootchucker - I remember you asking about the new mk 7.5 standard unit vs the mk 7 Nav Pro... I have just gone the other way to you - mk7.5 to mk7 (Clubsport) and I'm glad I've got the Nav Pro in this as the standard unit in the 7.5 is bloody good!
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Golf mk7 / Re: Google Earth on MIB2 (mk7) Discover Pro
« Last post by scanesare on 21 June 2018, 22:45 »
Had this on my GTD with the Nav Pro and it worked well. As I understand it however, VW have dropped Google Earth and Street View from the Golf at least from about the middle of last year. It will continue to function for owners that already have it until the 3 years worth of the free Guide and Inform license is in use, then after that it will stop working even if you purchase a new Guide and Inform license from VW.

I bought the car in 2016 with the 3y of CarNet but I have never registered it for CarNet use and only today I connected it to WLAN for the first time and tried to check the option. Does that mean it should work in mine or not?


I do have that option selected but not sure it should matter when connected to wifi - you never know though. It did take a few minutes after I went back to my car for the Google Earth option to become available as it was originally greyed out - maybe it's just a bit temperamental!

Maybe the "few minutes" is the key here, I immediately  tried to see if the option would be enabled, went back and forth couple of times and then gave up and disconnected. Will try again tomorrow leaving it connected via WLAN for a while before going back to the Nav menu. Although as I wrote above I've never set up CarNet (even though I have it since 2016) so not sure If I lost my slot now...
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Actually, the likes of McMaddy and I as well as a few others that came from GTD’s to GTI’s have a unique perspective on the diesel GTD’s,  more so than those that ridicule them and have never driven one.

They really are brilliant fast and frugal all rounders, that the Govement has screwed over with its demonisation on Diesel engines. For a derv, they are really very refined and surprisingly quick, with all the best styling bits from the GTI. Yes I do prefer the GTI (but then I’m bound to say that), but still loved the GTD’s.
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Golf mk7 / Re: Google Earth on MIB2 (mk7) Discover Pro
« Last post by andy28 on 21 June 2018, 22:29 »
I do have that option selected but not sure it should matter when connected to wifi - you never know though. It did take a few minutes after I went back to my car for the Google Earth option to become available as it was originally greyed out - maybe it's just a bit temperamental!
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Golf mk7 / Re: Google Earth on MIB2 (mk7) Discover Pro
« Last post by Sootchucker on 21 June 2018, 22:27 »
Had this on my GTD with the Nav Pro and it worked well. As I understand it however, VW have dropped Google Earth and Street View from the Golf at least from about the middle of last year. It will continue to function for owners that already have it until the 3 years worth of the free Guide and Inform license is in use, then after that it will stop working even if you purchase a new Guide and Inform license from VW.
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Golf mk7 / Re: Google Earth on MIB2 (mk7) Discover Pro
« Last post by scanesare on 21 June 2018, 22:09 »
Do you mean this option? Mine works ok on MIB2 Discover Pro connected to home router, not that I've used it before haha.

Let me know if you need to check any settings.

Andy



Yep, that's the one! So yours is open for selecting so it must mean it's still working as opposed to what I read, interesting...

I connected the car with the phone via WLAN and got that wifi icon showing up there like you, and with full signal, but the option was still greyed out. Do I need to tick any other option to let the car know it's been connected to a network with internet connection? There's an option somewhere reading "data management of VW apps" or similar, does that have anything to do with it maybe?
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