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Offline GolfTi

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Re: New GTI Reviews?
« Reply #10 on: 10 April 2013, 23:00 »
There will be a few real ones on here in June.
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Re: New GTI Reviews?
« Reply #11 on: 11 April 2013, 09:25 »
Thanks chaps.  Yes I have Car Magazine, less of a review and more of an old man rambling; plus it talked about the car on the track for the last third of the "review" which is irrelevant IMHO!!  :laugh:
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Offline lowdown

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Re: New GTI Reviews?
« Reply #12 on: 11 April 2013, 21:01 »
Quote from the mag:
Georg Kacher states that 6th gear on the DSG has been lengthened to the point of being way too tall compared to 5th gear for improved fuel economy. I don't see this as a bad thing overall, but on a DSG that shifts into 6th at the earlier possible time could be anoying (think Golf R32/Golf R with DSG).

Offline Andy B

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Re: New GTI Reviews?
« Reply #13 on: 12 April 2013, 08:09 »
I don't have a problem with a tall top gear. It makes sense for there to be a gear that does most of the 'non accelerating' cruising speed work with most efficiency.

If you don't want the car to be efficient, stick it into S or use the paddles or stick your foot down. I can't see the problem there.

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Re: New GTI Reviews?
« Reply #14 on: 12 April 2013, 09:11 »
I agree.  All the hard work will have been done in the previous gears, 6th is effectively a cruising gear anyway.  If you haven't beaten the person you're racing by the time you've reached 6h gear you're not doing it right!  :laugh:
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Re: New GTI Reviews?
« Reply #15 on: 12 April 2013, 20:00 »
In a news article about the Golf R Autoexpress state the GTI review will be published on 21st April...
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Re: New GTI Reviews?
« Reply #16 on: 13 April 2013, 12:25 »
In a news article about the Golf R Autoexpress state the GTI review will be published on 21st April...

Excellent!  Bring it on!!
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Re: New GTI Reviews?
« Reply #17 on: 20 April 2013, 12:28 »
New top gear mag.

Does everything well, but they want more excitement.

7/10

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Re: New GTI Reviews?
« Reply #18 on: 20 April 2013, 14:57 »
The guys from VW Vortex are reviewing the GTI next week with a test drive...

http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthread.php?6017523-Going-to-Golf-7-GTI-First-Drive
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Re: New GTI Reviews?
« Reply #19 on: 20 April 2013, 18:55 »
They have a 3 page driven test in the new EVO mag.

They test a manual GTi with the performance pack.

A few quotes :-

Impressive progressive steering.

With ACC in sport mode the GTi remains flat and agile with eye opening speed through corners.

The LSD offers impressively strong traction out of corners.

The new car can make quite extraordinary progress on the road.

The revised EA888 engine with variable valve lift is less engaging than that of the previous model...it's a very efficient generator of power but not one that particularly excites.

The Mk7 GTi is better in almost every way than the MK 6 ... but it's just not as impressive ... the main issue is the GTi's ability to excite ... it's not a car I wanted to drive again soon.

Verdict :

+ Brilliantly resolved, fine dynamics
-  Not as adjustable or fun as it should be

evo rating **** stars out of five



 
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