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Offline P6GTD

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Re: Octavia vRS vs Mk 8 Golf GTI
« Reply #20 on: 04 December 2020, 22:31 »
Looking at pics of the Vrs, am I alone in being utterly baffled by, and repulsed by, square and rectangular exhaust pipe “holes” ( real or fake)?

From VAG to MB via Volvo ...... just why?

Even when the pipes are genuine, which is not often, they look utter crap.

Worse still, the multitude of cars that have a styling nod to such things incorporated into the rear styling, ( yes you VW amongst other culprits)..... WTAF?

Square and rectangular exhaust rant now over!
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Re: Octavia vRS vs Mk 8 Golf GTI
« Reply #21 on: 05 December 2020, 09:58 »
Looking at pics of the Vrs, am I alone in being utterly baffled by, and repulsed by, square and rectangular exhaust pipe “holes” ( real or fake)?

From VAG to MB via Volvo ...... just why?

Even when the pipes are genuine, which is not often, they look utter crap.

Worse still, the multitude of cars that have a styling nod to such things incorporated into the rear styling, ( yes you VW amongst other culprits)..... WTAF?

Square and rectangular exhaust rant now over!

I'm with you 100% on that, utter rubbish. Especially when you can see the real pipe behind them pointing down on a diesel.
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Re: Octavia vRS vs Mk 8 Golf GTI
« Reply #22 on: 05 December 2020, 11:07 »
Looking at pics of the Vrs, am I alone in being utterly baffled by, and repulsed by, square and rectangular exhaust pipe “holes” ( real or fake)?

From VAG to MB via Volvo ...... just why?

Even when the pipes are genuine, which is not often, they look utter crap.

Worse still, the multitude of cars that have a styling nod to such things incorporated into the rear styling, ( yes you VW amongst other culprits)..... WTAF?

Square and rectangular exhaust rant now over!

I'm with you 100% on that, utter rubbish. Especially when you can see the real pipe behind them pointing down on a diesel.

Definitely seemed to be a trend that has gathered a lot of momentum in the last few years. My 2015 C200 had them, with the real exhausts behind but at least it had real ones in there as the C220d had the same rectangle exhausts but blocked off with just an exhaust on one side! Think even the C63 has just 4 square exhausts with the actual round pipes sat behind.

Quite happy BMW manage to fit proper exhausts even to their hybrids!  :smiley:

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Re: Octavia vRS vs Mk 8 Golf GTI
« Reply #23 on: 05 December 2020, 11:19 »

Quite happy BMW manage to fit proper exhausts even to their hybrids!  :smiley:




The 2 series now has rectangular exhausts on some of its models  :cry:
No doubt it will start to sweep through the rest of them.
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Re: Octavia vRS vs Mk 8 Golf GTI
« Reply #24 on: 05 December 2020, 11:26 »

You do have a GTD though so I would imagine any petrol engine would sound good  :grin:


Interestingly the best sound I've ever had on any of my Golfs was the GTD with the sight and sound pack. It had a lovely growl.
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Re: Octavia vRS vs Mk 8 Golf GTI
« Reply #25 on: 05 December 2020, 11:38 »
There is more to a car you know than exhaust pipes.  :whistle:
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Re: Octavia vRS vs Mk 8 Golf GTI
« Reply #26 on: 05 December 2020, 17:25 »

You do have a GTD though so I would imagine any petrol engine would sound good  :grin:


Interestingly the best sound I've ever had on any of my Golfs was the GTD with the sight and sound pack. It had a lovely growl.

Fake noise! Don't think it's possible to make a 4 pot diesel sound good.
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Re: Octavia vRS vs Mk 8 Golf GTI
« Reply #27 on: 07 December 2020, 17:09 »
I didn't say it wasn't fake.
Just my opinion. Its been the best sounding out the 3 performance Golfs
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Re: Octavia vRS vs Mk 8 Golf GTI
« Reply #28 on: 07 December 2020, 17:58 »
You'll love this then.... from an article I read today on the new Qashqai:

"In order to make the car sound more premium, Nissan has teamed up with famed videogame brand Bandai Namco to create the car's internal noises."

Real-Life-Ridge-Racer(tm) or something  :laugh:
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Re: Octavia vRS vs Mk 8 Golf GTI
« Reply #29 on: 07 December 2020, 22:15 »
Sooooo, I think we are all agreed.
Honest round visible pipes making a non- electronic noise are the only real deal.
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