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Re: Octavia vRS vs Mk 8 Golf GTI
« Reply #10 on: 04 December 2020, 10:53 »
Carwow review is up on the vRS. Can't actually believe how sh*t it sounds at 5:35. My 330e sounds beefier than this.

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Re: Octavia vRS vs Mk 8 Golf GTI
« Reply #11 on: 04 December 2020, 13:02 »
Carwow review is up on the vRS. Can't actually believe how sh*t it sounds at 5:35. My 330e sounds beefier than this.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AHOTYw57TZg

I'm pleased it sounds like that. People don't buy cars like that for noise.
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Re: Octavia vRS vs Mk 8 Golf GTI
« Reply #12 on: 04 December 2020, 13:22 »
Carwow review is up on the vRS. Can't actually believe how sh*t it sounds at 5:35. My 330e sounds beefier than this.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AHOTYw57TZg

I'm pleased it sounds like that. People don't buy cars like that for noise.

Cars like what? The sports version of a boring hatch. Of course they want some noise. And they can get a rattly 4 pot diesel if they are really dull.
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Re: Octavia vRS vs Mk 8 Golf GTI
« Reply #13 on: 04 December 2020, 13:32 »
Carwow review is up on the vRS. Can't actually believe how sh*t it sounds at 5:35. My 330e sounds beefier than this.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AHOTYw57TZg

I'm pleased it sounds like that. People don't buy cars like that for noise.

Cars like what? The sports version of a boring hatch. Of course they want some noise. And they can get a rattly 4 pot diesel if they are really dull.

Plenty aftermarket options if it bothers people that much. It's a hot hatch for grown ups and on that score the Octavia has got far more going for it than a hooligan exhaust note.
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Re: Octavia vRS vs Mk 8 Golf GTI
« Reply #14 on: 04 December 2020, 14:20 »
Carwow review is up on the vRS. Can't actually believe how sh*t it sounds at 5:35. My 330e sounds beefier than this.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AHOTYw57TZg

I'm pleased it sounds like that. People don't buy cars like that for noise.

Cars like what? The sports version of a boring hatch. Of course they want some noise. And they can get a rattly 4 pot diesel if they are really dull.

Plenty aftermarket options if it bothers people that much. It's a hot hatch for grown ups and on that score the Octavia has got far more going for it than a hooligan exhaust note.

Needs to sound good though. And it doesn't. Not about being a hooligan.
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Re: Octavia vRS vs Mk 8 Golf GTI
« Reply #15 on: 04 December 2020, 15:13 »
We obviously differ on what we prioritise in a hot hatch. To me that sounds fine. I'm not interested in pops and bangs. I'm more bothered about decent pace and keen handling without being loud and crashy.
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Re: Octavia vRS vs Mk 8 Golf GTI
« Reply #16 on: 04 December 2020, 15:53 »
We obviously differ on what we prioritise in a hot hatch. To me that sounds fine. I'm not interested in pops and bangs. I'm more bothered about decent pace and keen handling without being loud and crashy.

You do have a GTD though so I would imagine any petrol engine would sound good  :grin:
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Re: Octavia vRS vs Mk 8 Golf GTI
« Reply #17 on: 04 December 2020, 16:04 »
Well sounding good is subjective. Some think that gangsta rap sounds good, whereas to me it sounds like angry people cussing.

I've no issue with a bit of growl under acceleration. Pops and bangs? No thanks.
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Re: Octavia vRS vs Mk 8 Golf GTI
« Reply #18 on: 04 December 2020, 17:05 »
Well sounding good is subjective. Some think that gangsta rap sounds good, whereas to me it sounds like angry people cussing.

I've no issue with a bit of growl under acceleration. Pops and bangs? No thanks.

I do know what you mean. But the Mk7.5 GTI P sounds beefy though, a nice deep noise whereas that vRS just sounds a bit crap.
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Re: Octavia vRS vs Mk 8 Golf GTI
« Reply #19 on: 04 December 2020, 17:19 »
Doesn't matter to me. I'd rather listen to the radio than listen to the exhaust   :whistle:
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