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Offline Exonian

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Re: Fred's Thoughts on Mk8 GTI ownership
« Reply #90 on: 17 March 2021, 14:27 »
The sound quality in the standard set up is actually ok. I’m no audiophile mind you, but would any audiophile be happy with any car set up that didn’t involve ££££?

The HK will be a lot better though going from my experiences with Dynaudio in the mk7.5. I’d happily pay the extra and generally I’m pretty stingy on spec upgrades.
Bass is so easily lost in a boomy hot hatch cabin even with the horrid sound actuator on minimum setting, so that sub is a godsend on those days when traffic is light, passengers are absent and you can lose yourself in some music. Or great for when you’re showing off to your mates. Only I don’t have any mates.  :cry:
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Re: Fred's Thoughts on Mk8 GTI ownership
« Reply #91 on: 17 March 2021, 15:42 »
So regarding speaker setup in the front only, is it just like a 6inch in the front door and a tweeter on the A pillar.
I guess its the same number of speakers if standard or using HK....

I think there are 6 speakers on the standard setup, 10 for the HK.... whether thats different mounting points or just that some locations have dual cones...
Current: Mk8 GTI DSG, Adelaides, DCC, HUD, HK, Winter Pack, Rear Camera.. Aka "HMS Weasel"

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Re: Fred's Thoughts on Mk8 GTI ownership
« Reply #92 on: 17 March 2021, 17:12 »
Done 45 miles in my 32 year old french car today.
I turn the key, the engine fires up.
No problems with the user interface in this😂😂
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Offline ar899

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Re: Fred's Thoughts on Mk8 GTI ownership
« Reply #93 on: 18 March 2021, 16:55 »
Done 45 miles in my 32 year old french car today.
I turn the key, the engine fires up.
No problems with the user interface in this😂😂

Best car I've ever owned was French. 180k miles in 11 years on petrol engine with no problems - original clutch, original exhaust, 32k miles out of tyres.

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Re: Fred's Thoughts on Mk8 GTI ownership
« Reply #94 on: 18 March 2021, 17:08 »
Done 45 miles in my 32 year old french car today.
I turn the key, the engine fires up.
No problems with the user interface in this😂😂

Best car I've ever owned was French. 180k miles in 11 years on petrol engine with no problems - original clutch, original exhaust, 32k miles out of tyres.

2CV per chance?
Current: Mk8 GTI DSG, Adelaides, DCC, HUD, HK, Winter Pack, Rear Camera.. Aka "HMS Weasel"

Gone: 2017 Mk7.5 GTD,manual, NavPro
Gone: 2014 Mk7 GTD, manual, NavPro, DCC

Offline AndyGTI

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Re: Fred's Thoughts on Mk8 GTI ownership
« Reply #95 on: 18 March 2021, 18:46 »
Fred

Just a quick note on all your posts, very informative and giving a great picture of Mk 8 GTI ownership.

I hope your sanity is still intacted as it does sound quite a battle with some of the log in procedures, not to mention error code bingo.

It is fascinating that the driving dynamics seem to be great but software is in its infancy.

I was looking at the various bits of info that VW had put out this week at their AGM and seems on electric vehicles there is a plan for new versions of software over next few years (I suppose like Apple with yearly iOS)

Do you think once you get to 1788 update that your glitches are mostly solved?

It seems really strange to me that VW seem to be so reticent to update vehicles where errors and glitches have a known solution and that you have to drag them through the list to finally get a resolution.

I would have thought they would be straight down on any problem to stop a possible growing feeling...oh don’t get a Golf it doesn’t work properly and the screen throws loads of errors at you.

However I have been an owner and reader of forums to know that the attitude is normally, “move along now nothing to see here” and when it really does go wrong then they act
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Re: Fred's Thoughts on Mk8 GTI ownership
« Reply #96 on: 18 March 2021, 20:24 »
I find it slightly odd.

I will say though that yesterday I had the most amazing drive out of it. Absolutely incredible. After tootling around for ages I decide to go attack some corners. It's fantastic and I really must do that more.

Does it have some annoying things, sure. Are vw a pain about dealing with it? Yes but no different to say bmw (of which I'm a bit familiar with now) is about the same software type issues.

We live in an increasing digital world, car makers as always are slow to the uptake (i think it was best part of twenty years before I had a CD player in a car despite having new cars every three years!)

It's unfortunate but trust me, the mk8 in its performance guises really is a great car to drive.
Current: Mk8 GTI DSG, Adelaides, DCC, HUD, HK, Winter Pack, Rear Camera.. Aka "HMS Weasel"

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Gone: 2014 Mk7 GTD, manual, NavPro, DCC

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Re: Fred's Thoughts on Mk8 GTI ownership
« Reply #97 on: 18 March 2021, 21:37 »
Done 45 miles in my 32 year old french car today.
I turn the key, the engine fires up.
No problems with the user interface in this😂😂

Best car I've ever owned was French. 180k miles in 11 years on petrol engine with no problems - original clutch, original exhaust, 32k miles out of tyres.

2CV per chance?

Ha ha, no it was a sporty(ish) Clio. Did drive a friends 2CV a bit though, many years ago - interesting gear shift and handbrake IIRC  :laugh: :laugh: