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Offline king monkey

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Gti Reviews
« on: 23 July 2020, 20:36 »
I hear that the Gti gets a good review in Car so thought it might be worth starting a new topic as reviews start to come in. Has anybody out there read it?
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Re: Gti Reviews
« Reply #1 on: 23 July 2020, 21:03 »
I've read it. Its not really a proper review, its a lot of words but you don't really come away knowing any more than you did when you started.

And its not a UK production model they "review" anyway.

They "review" the ID3, the Golf and the GTE plus have an interview with a senior VW bloke, so it wasn't going to be critical either.

No, you'll have to wait a while before someone writes a proper review and tells you which bits suck.

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Re: Gti Reviews
« Reply #2 on: 24 July 2020, 08:05 »
Thanks Fred. Thought it was early for a review.

Out of interest what did they say about the ID3?
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Re: Gti Reviews
« Reply #3 on: 24 July 2020, 11:26 »
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Re: Gti Reviews
« Reply #4 on: 24 July 2020, 12:56 »
Out of interest what did they say about the ID3?

Its ok but its not a Golf.

Offline king monkey

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Re: Gti Reviews
« Reply #5 on: 24 July 2020, 14:40 »
Out of interest what did they say about the ID3?

Its ok but its not a Golf.

Very concise sir. I thank you! :smiley:
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Re: Gti Reviews
« Reply #6 on: 25 July 2020, 08:46 »
I was impressed reading the gains around the smallish track.

Less impressed with the journalism?

From the article;

"For a start, the engineers recalibrated the springs (five per cent tauter up front, 15 per cent in the back), shocks, mounting points and bearings. To shed a couple of kilos and increase lateral stiffness at the same time, the steel rear subframe has been replaced by the aluminium item used in the previous GTI Clubsport S, while the wheel carriers were redesigned."

I have only seen the FRONT aluminimum subframe on a mk 7 Clubsport S.

Is this correct or clueless? :)
« Last Edit: 25 July 2020, 08:49 by clubsport »

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Re: Gti Reviews
« Reply #7 on: 25 July 2020, 10:25 »
Yes its definitely the front that is ally from the clubby-s.

Apparently thats a 30kg weight saving, should make the steering much more pointy.

But isn't even the "Clubby-s sub frame" actually an Audi A3 part in the first place?

Offline SRGTD

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Re: Gti Reviews
« Reply #8 on: 01 August 2020, 18:59 »
From USA ‘Car and Driver’ website; first impressions of mk8 GTI from the front passenger seat;

https://www.caranddriver.com/reviews/amp33446179/2022-volkswagen-golf-gti-ride/
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Re: Gti Reviews
« Reply #9 on: 01 August 2020, 21:59 »
From USA ‘Car and Driver’ website; first impressions of mk8 GTI from the front passenger seat;

https://www.caranddriver.com/reviews/amp33446179/2022-volkswagen-golf-gti-ride/

Nice to get some insight into how it drives for a change, rather than endless bleating about touchscreens :shocked:
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