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Offline valentino

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Thumbs up for the Mk8 GTI
« on: 16 June 2021, 19:11 »
Had my Mk 8 GTI for about 3 weeks now. Had done a few local journeys (until today) . Was really a bit unsure about it having traded in my Mk 7.5. Initially found all the touchscreen stuff a bit frustrating. Today did a 200 mile round trip, and now i am so pleased that i did the trade in, sorted most of the infotainment centre stuff, and the car drive superbly, well pleased.

Offline theminty1

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Re: Thumbs up for the Mk8 GTI
« Reply #1 on: 16 June 2021, 19:47 »
Good to hear some positivity  :smiley:

Offline king monkey

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Re: Thumbs up for the Mk8 GTI
« Reply #2 on: 16 June 2021, 20:51 »
Glad you’re enjoying it. My brother has nothing but positive things to say about his and he’s a picky bugger.
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Offline Exonian

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Re: Thumbs up for the Mk8 GTI
« Reply #3 on: 16 June 2021, 22:25 »
Had my CS a whisker under 6 months now.
I was trying to think of something to write as a 6 month running report in the thread I started when I bought it but to be honest there’s nothing much to add.
A few software glitches on odd occasions but other than that it’s been great.
2020 GTI Clubsport
Prior to that a couple dozen other warmed over VWs


Offline Maximusbiggus

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Re: Thumbs up for the Mk8 GTI
« Reply #4 on: 16 June 2021, 23:13 »
Had my Mk 8 GTI for about 3 weeks now. Had done a few local journeys (until today) . Was really a bit unsure about it having traded in my Mk 7.5. Initially found all the touchscreen stuff a bit frustrating. Today did a 200 mile round trip, and now i am so pleased that i did the trade in, sorted most of the infotainment centre stuff, and the car drive superbly, well pleased.

Great to hear. Makes me even more excited to pick mine up in roughly 2 weeks!
Mk7.5 GTI DSG Tungsten Silver

Offline Woeisme

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Re: Thumbs up for the Mk8 GTI
« Reply #5 on: 17 June 2021, 00:12 »
I’ve ordered the cs but have only driven the gti and it was brilliant. I’m coming from an old gs450h so of course they are different things but the light weight usability and most importantly I’d not driven a modern hot hatch that has the front vaq diff.. that thing is amazing. I couldn’t believe the traction I was getting, as soon as I was mid corner and then applied the throttle it was like there was an elastic band stuck to the front of the car pulling me out. Certainly different to all wheel drive cars which are of course brilliant but this just felt different to me.

Offline valentino

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Re: Thumbs up for the Mk8 GTI
« Reply #6 on: 17 June 2021, 11:20 »
My wife hates the colour of the GTI--Moonstone Grey. The other nice thing that came out of yesterdays drive was, my ex work colleague who we were visiting, as soon as he saw the car said," :cool: :cool: :cool: that really looks stunning in that colour, along side the red detailing"---My wifes face was a picture!

Offline Relishy57

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Re: Thumbs up for the Mk8 GTI
« Reply #7 on: 17 June 2021, 21:43 »
Another thumbs up. I’ve had my Gti for a month now. Last week I drove from West Yorkshire down to Bournemouth and although not letting it off the leash just yet it was a fantastic car to drive. I did find the touchscreen a bit daunting at first after a Mark 7 GTI which I had for over 5 years and loved driving.There are a few ‘what’ moments when things happen that I was not expecting but I mostly find my way through them.
The seats seem to be much more comfortable for me.
Current: Mk8 GTI DSG, Adelaides, HUD, HK,Winter pack, DCC, Rear camera
Gone: 2015 Mk7 GTI Performance