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Offline Watts

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Re: Mk 8 Golf
« Reply #530 on: 31 October 2019, 11:34 »
Is it only me that thinks spending around £40k on a family hatchback is absolutely ridiculous?

Most people don't really look at list price, just how much a month it will cost them.

But when you get a 2019 GTI Performance with a few miles on for around £25k then £40k does start to sound a bit daft!

The extra £15k can certainly be better spent! Or just not spent, even better...

you can see with the jump in price of the focus that all so called family hatches have increased in price. The TRoc R basic price starts at something like £38750 which is silly money. I hope the mk8 golfs don't reach the 40k mark but my local dealer has 6 month old R up for sale for 35999 with a list price of 47995!

Those truly are eye-watering prices! Well out of my spending comfort zone unless there was a chance of near zero depreciation.
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Offline Jim_mk7.5

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Re: Mk 8 Golf
« Reply #531 on: 01 November 2019, 14:34 »
A sensible video about the Mk8 from Deutche Auto Parts.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g20LGBLrUF8

The GTE is definitely better looking. Not sure about that full-width hexagon grill and the hidden front fog lights  :huh:
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Re: Mk 8 Golf
« Reply #532 on: 01 November 2019, 15:54 »
Roll on the mid-life facelift!
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Offline kmpowell

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Re: Mk 8 Golf
« Reply #533 on: 02 November 2019, 15:35 »
It's only going to be software related stuff that can be activated not hardware related so might not turn out to be very expensive items.
From the same company/group that charges £1600-£2000 (depending on model and threshold) to raise a speed limiter by 20-30mph...

I'd be very surprised if the software upgrades aren't 'packaged' and expensive.  :undecided:
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Offline Jim_mk7.5

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Re: Mk 8 Golf
« Reply #534 on: 12 November 2019, 11:46 »
New Octavia looks pretty good and the interior is very nice. Easily on par with the Mk8, almost perhaps higher quality and they have retained some buttons. Even got the gas struts for the bonnet!  :grin:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A9drdTfkhhY
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Offline mcmaddy

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Re: Mk 8 Golf
« Reply #535 on: 12 November 2019, 12:21 »
I'd be amazed if the performance models don't have gas struts on the bonnet although the TRoc R doesn't so who knows 🤷‍♂️
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Re: Mk 8 Golf
« Reply #536 on: 12 November 2019, 12:30 »
I'm sure I read somewhere its to do with the new active bonnet and pedestrian protection system. I saw an image of the bonnet lifted on the MK8 and there now seems to be 2 bonnet clasps at the front - one each side (not one central one like on the MK7). I'm thinking that having a horizontal strut there might pierce the bonnet (if it's a different profile to the MK7) and so VW removed it.


Anyway, that's my conspiracy theory.
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Re: Mk 8 Golf
« Reply #537 on: 12 November 2019, 13:07 »
The new Octavia has gas struts... :huh:
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Offline Jim_mk7.5

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Re: Mk 8 Golf
« Reply #538 on: 12 November 2019, 13:13 »
I'm sure I read somewhere its to do with the new active bonnet and pedestrian protection system. I saw an image of the bonnet lifted on the MK8 and there now seems to be 2 bonnet clasps at the front - one each side (not one central one like on the MK7). I'm thinking that having a horizontal strut there might pierce the bonnet (if it's a different profile to the MK7) and so VW removed it.


Anyway, that's my conspiracy theory.

Would the new Octavia not have these safety systems as well?
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Offline fredgroves

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Re: Mk 8 Golf
« Reply #539 on: 12 November 2019, 14:15 »
I wonder.... does it have a pedestrian collision safety system that pops the bonnet upwards on impact? The counter force decreases injury.

Some BMW's and Mercs have this.

If it has that, maybe that can't act against a gas strut...