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Golf mk6 / 1.4 TSI vs GTI
« Last post by bobbarley on Today at 22:18 »
I've been looking at getting a mk6 as a runaround to do the school/work run, around 40 miles a day. I'd like something with a bit of poke as we pull out onto a lot of busy national speed limit roads. The 1.4 TSI and GTI both seem affordable and fit the bill.

What would be your preference between the two in terms of reliability? I've read varying accounts of problems with both engines.
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Thank god you guys have this post stickied. I just started looking at cheaper mk6 Golf GTI's, around 59/60 plate, and had no idea this problem even existed! I can't imagine most cars being sold second hand are going to have much evidence to back up the parts ever being replaced. Sounds like it's best to budget up to £1000 to get it all replaced as a preventative measure?
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Golf mk7 / Re: 46 MPG.
« Last post by Yusee on Today at 20:35 »
I do this long journey at least 4 times a month, and as the engine has been loosening up as I’ve put the miles on (just turned 4k) the MPG has got better with each journey.

It’s a combination of motorways and A roads, in ‘comfort’ on the DCC/drive, and using the ACC.  This morning I saw this at the other end...



I’ve done just over 4k. Haven’t noticed an improvement in economy but the car feels noticeably quicker. Engine is nice and loose and the car feels lighter.
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Golf mk7 / Re: Sat Nav Update?
« Last post by Talk-torque on Today at 19:42 »
It's on the German VW site. Open in Chrome and let it translate and follow navigation then update links. Did mine yesterday on my nav pro.

Looks like it’s just the Nav Pro update for now. The Discover Nav is still on 01-10-18.
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Golf mk7 / Re: 46 MPG.
« Last post by Jim_mk7.5 on Today at 19:34 »
I do this long journey at least 4 times a month, and as the engine has been loosening up as I’ve put the miles on (just turned 4k) the MPG has got better with each journey.

It’s a combination of motorways and A roads, in ‘comfort’ on the DCC/drive, and using the ACC.  This morning I saw this at the other end...



That's a good effort. Nice Parkers as well  :smiley:
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Golf mk7 / Re: 46 MPG.
« Last post by kmpowell on Today at 18:32 »
I do this long journey at least 4 times a month, and as the engine has been loosening up as I’ve put the miles on (just turned 4k) the MPG has got better with each journey.

It’s a combination of motorways and A roads, in ‘comfort’ on the DCC/drive, and using the ACC.  This morning I saw this at the other end...

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Golf mk7 / Re: exhaust notes
« Last post by Tornado8 on Today at 18:30 »
Anyone has or thought about one of thesehttps://belugaracing.com/product/vw-mk7-15-19-golf-gti-mkvii-2-0t-light-weight-catback-exhaust/. Lots of mk6 running them and "you tube" seem to give them a good review.
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Golf mk7 cars + parts for sale / Re: Remus exhaust for sale
« Last post by andy28 on Today at 17:29 »
Whats wrong with it?

There's nothing wrong with it Jaceyboy. I do quite a bit of motorway miles though and I didn't like the sound in the cabin over 3,000rpm. I miss it everywhere else though, larger tips, cold starts, gear changes, country roads etc...
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Golf mk7 / Mountune paddles
« Last post by IamLee on Today at 17:27 »
Hello. I was reading the Golf R Mountune review over on Pistonheads. I was admiring those machined paddles you can opt for - lovely but pricey at £200.

So I was wondering if anyone has seen them in the flesh. About the only feature on my GTI that I’m not keen on is the tiny paddle shifters.

Thanks in advance for any thoughts.
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Golf mk7 cars + parts for sale / Re: Remus exhaust for sale
« Last post by jaceyboy on Today at 16:31 »
Whats wrong with it?
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