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Offline JB GTI

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Re: Mk 8 Golf
« Reply #840 on: 18 April 2020, 09:41 »
https://www.motor1.com/news/409730/vw-golf-r-nurburgring-spy/

I think it looks quite good with the wide mouthed lower grille spilt into three sections - IMO, much better than the lower grille on the GTI, although I think the rear end looks very mpv-like (not just the R; the mk8 in general). Sadly, the angled body coloured sections in the lower grille appear to be camouflage, hiding what’s underneath (you/can see they’re taped on camouflage in the 21st of the 29 pictures in the link posted by Fred), so the production version might not look as good. Hopefully it’ll not just be another all-black wide mouth like the GTI / GTD / GTE versions have.

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Re: Mk 8 Golf
« Reply #841 on: 18 April 2020, 11:47 »
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Re: Mk 8 Golf
« Reply #842 on: 10 May 2020, 10:05 »
Is it just me after watching all the mk8 reviews so far that worries VW simply have not done enough testing of the interior interface and controls.  :huh:
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Re: Mk 8 Golf
« Reply #843 on: 11 May 2020, 08:56 »
Is it just me after watching all the mk8 reviews so far that worries VW simply have not done enough testing of the interior interface and controls.  :huh:

One reason I’d not be an early adopter of a new model; I don’t want to be an unpaid VW product tester. I’d wait a couple of years into a car’s lifecycle before considering buying, when hopefully most of the teething troubles would have been discovered and sorted.
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Offline Jim_mk7.5

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Re: Mk 8 Golf
« Reply #844 on: 12 May 2020, 07:06 »
Personally think they’ve made a big mistake going for the interface they have. Would have been better with the system in the new Octavia as that has the same overall look whilst retaining more physical buttons. I imagine, from reviews such as the Autogefuhl ones etc, that the Golf will be very hard to use when driving other than the main controls on the steering wheel. Might be wrong of course.
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Re: Mk 8 Golf
« Reply #845 on: 12 May 2020, 12:58 »
Whilst VAG own VW, Skoda, SEAT and Audi I have a feeling they not only all have a degree of independence when it comes to styling, but they also have their own profit and loss to look after.

If VW make more money on a Golf vs Skoda on an Octavia, I guess that is down to how they compete within the group.

If they all had to take the same line then their wouldn't be any point in them existing as competing products.

The commonality is to do with major component design, the styling is entirely down to the marque. Its easy to see a A3 as a Golf, but its not and cannot be because otherwise you simply wouldn't bother trying to market them seperately, they would just be trim levels and even then you wouldn't bother because having 35 trim levels would increase cost and confuse the consumer too much.

Therefore they have to be distinctly different.

Offline david25

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Re: Mk 8 Golf
« Reply #846 on: 22 May 2020, 12:40 »
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Offline Jim_mk7.5

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Re: Mk 8 Golf
« Reply #847 on: 24 May 2020, 10:25 »
It's definitely growing on me... and sounds like it's going to drive very well... Maybe I'll be back in 2 years!

https://www.autoexpress.co.uk/volkswagen/golf/352255/new-volkswagen-golf-gti-ride-review





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Re: Mk 8 Golf
« Reply #848 on: 25 May 2020, 13:55 »
Looks nice I think actually.

That colour is good and i like those wheels - but those aren't on the wheel chart I've just seen pasted on the other thread  :huh: