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Offline Carbreaker

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Newbie from Cornwall
« on: 19 January 2022, 14:36 »
I recently took delivery of my 71 plate white GTI Clubsport having previously driven a 67 plate Audi S3. First impressions are mixed but on balance I would say at the moment the Audi was a better all round package. I like the Golf but it doesn't have the same responsiveness from the engine and the infotainment system is woeful and so frustrating to use. Oh well Ive got 3 years to get used to it.

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Re: Newbie from Cornwall
« Reply #1 on: 20 January 2022, 13:47 »

Was your audi a manual by any chance...
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Re: Newbie from Cornwall
« Reply #2 on: 01 February 2022, 18:58 »
Welcome Carbreaker from neighbouring Devon  :grin:

I’ve had a Clubsport since December 2020 and find the engine at least as responsive as previous generation models and even the throttle pedal seems fractionally more responsive (the latter being a big issue on MQB cars), but the DSG is often a culprit in making the car feel lethargic unless you’re really going for it.

Have you got used to the software yet? I didn’t find it too bad to get used to, it just seems ‘normal’ now.
2020 GTI Clubsport
Prior to that a couple dozen other warmed over VWs