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Offline PeterM140

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Golf GTi 7.5 Questions
« on: 11 June 2021, 09:34 »
Hi all,

I sold my previous car (BMW 320d xDrive Touring) during lockdown as I was working from home and it was serving no purpose sitting on the drive, also in recent times my journeys have been much shorter <10 miles which I don't think was doing the engine any good..

So the time has come to look at getting a new set of wheels as the office has reopened and I'll occasionally visit. I had a go in a 68 plate GTi Perf pack recently and was really impressed with the drive, smooth gearbox and in-gear torque.

However I had a couple of questions about what is optional or standard on these cars, any help is much appreciated.

* Are folding mirrors when you lock the car standard?
* Is rear view camera standard?
* The car I tried had speed limit display on the dash, is this a standard item?
* Can you open the boot from the key ?

 Thanks in advance.

Peter
« Last Edit: 11 June 2021, 11:15 by PeterM140 »

Offline Watts

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Re: Golf GTi 7.5 Questions
« Reply #1 on: 11 June 2021, 12:03 »
Welcome to the forum!

Probably best to post questions in the MK7 section - https://www.golfgtiforum.co.uk/index.php?board=117.0

But in order:

Yes but you can switch that feature off.
Some yes, others optional.
I think you can select that from the menus but it may rely on a feature that is optional on some models, standard on others.
You can open the boot leaving the car locked but it doesn't lift open if that's what you mean.

The problem with some of your questions is that standard spec can vary each year. But if you pose your questions again as above, hopefully you'll get a lot more and more informed answers than mine :smiley:
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Re: Golf GTi 7.5 Questions
« Reply #2 on: 11 June 2021, 16:13 »
With regards the speed limit display, the early MK7.5's (like my 2018 model), speed limit display was bundled in a paid expensive option with the adaptive front LED headlights along with Side assist and lane keeping assist. Later MK7.5's got all this as standard I believe (2019.5 onwards ?).
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Re: Golf GTi 7.5 Questions
« Reply #3 on: 14 June 2021, 13:09 »
Thanks for the feedback and thank you for moving my post to a more appropriate forum.

I can see now when you look in the detail of the car, you can see what packs have been applied. Which is quite easy on the VW website, but less so on Autotrader to identify options.

The only other question I have is regarding seats. I've only tried the material seats so far and they felt nice, however my last 4 cars have had leather so no sure if I will miss them..

Is there any difference in the style of the seats and how they support you between the leather and non-leather options?

Thanks
Peter

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Re: Golf GTi 7.5 Questions
« Reply #4 on: 14 June 2021, 13:33 »
I believe them to be identical in terms of support.

Most people will tell you that the seats are an excellent design... a perfect compromise of sporty and comfy.

Unlike some others lumbar support is included on all cars too!
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Re: Golf GTi 7.5 Questions
« Reply #5 on: 14 June 2021, 16:46 »
Thanks for the feedback and thank you for moving my post to a more appropriate forum.

I can see now when you look in the detail of the car, you can see what packs have been applied. Which is quite easy on the VW website, but less so on Autotrader to identify options.

The only other question I have is regarding seats. I've only tried the material seats so far and they felt nice, however my last 4 cars have had leather so no sure if I will miss them..

Is there any difference in the style of the seats and how they support you between the leather and non-leather options?

Thanks
Peter

Be aware that a car’s spec list in the used car section of VW’s website isn’t always accurate; items of equipment may be listed that aren’t present on a particular car, or items may be omitted from the spec list that are present on the car.

The seats are basically the same design whether they’re cloth or leather, so should offer the same support. However, some people find leather to be less grippy if driving ‘enthusiastically’, and the standard VW leather isn’t renowned to be the highest quality. I don’t think it’s such an issue on the mk7 and mk7.5, but on the mk6, there were quite a few examples of the leather becoming saggy and creased - especially on the seat cushion bolsters on the driver’s seat - on quite ‘young’, low mileage cars, so something to check out on cars with leather upholstery.
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Re: Golf GTi 7.5 Questions
« Reply #6 on: 14 June 2021, 20:52 »
From memory rear camera is standard on all GTI's 2019 on.

With regard to the VW used website it's not very accurate when it comes to interiors, I've seen plenty listed with cloth and it had leather. Similarly when I was buying mine they didn't list the upgraded pro-nav, rear camera or climate windscreen.
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Re: Golf GTi 7.5 Questions
« Reply #7 on: 14 June 2021, 22:19 »
You may find some cars with leather have an electrically adjustable drivers seat. Cloth seats AFAIK are all manually adjustable.
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