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Offline Adam T7

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Re: Thinking of getting a mk7
« Reply #10 on: 29 January 2022, 05:03 »
Best car I’ve ever had, 3 years of ownership and I still love it, no issues (touch wood) goes like stink and looks superb

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Re: Thinking of getting a mk7
« Reply #11 on: 29 January 2022, 08:20 »
Another think to check is the rear speakers. The seals fail allowing water into the car. I’ve had two mk7s now, both bought at 3 years old and both had this issue.

What’s the tell tale signs to look for with this issue ?

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Re: Thinking of getting a mk7
« Reply #12 on: 29 January 2022, 08:22 »
Best car I’ve ever had, 3 years of ownership and I still love it, no issues (touch wood) goes like stink and looks superb


That looks lovely!! Have you kept it stock or made some adjustments?

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Re: Thinking of getting a mk7
« Reply #13 on: 29 January 2022, 10:00 »
Another think to check is the rear speakers. The seals fail allowing water into the car. I’ve had two mk7s now, both bought at 3 years old and both had this issue.

What’s the tell tale signs to look for with this issue ?

Damp carpets and damp sound deadening material under the carpets as a result of water draining into the cabin around the speaker seals. If this is left unattended, I believe any water ingress that soaks down through the carpet in the rear footwell can also run forward into the front footwells, resulting in damp carpets / sound deadening material in the front footwell too. 

If you Google ‘mk7 Golf failed door speaker seals’ or similar search, you’ll get a few results returned where owners have had this issue.
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Re: Thinking of getting a mk7
« Reply #14 on: 29 January 2022, 12:39 »
Best car I’ve ever had, 3 years of ownership and I still love it, no issues (touch wood) goes like stink and looks superb


That looks lovely!! Have you kept it stock or made some adjustments?

Nope, same as it left Wolfsburg just over 3 years ago.
MY2019 GTI 5 Door, PP, DSG, Indium Grey.

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Re: Thinking of getting a mk7
« Reply #15 on: 30 January 2022, 14:10 »
I Have a 2014 mk7 bough at 3 years old  its had a manifold inlet sensor a  cornering bulb other than that  its been spot on
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Re: Thinking of getting a mk7
« Reply #16 on: 31 January 2022, 12:54 »
Another think to check is the rear speakers. The seals fail allowing water into the car. I’ve had two mk7s now, both bought at 3 years old and both had this issue.

What’s the tell tale signs to look for with this issue ?

Damp carpets and damp sound deadening material under the carpets as a result of water draining into the cabin around the speaker seals. If this is left unattended, I believe any water ingress that soaks down through the carpet in the rear footwell can also run forward into the front footwells, resulting in damp carpets / sound deadening material in the front footwell too. 

If you Google ‘mk7 Golf failed door speaker seals’ or similar search, you’ll get a few results returned where owners have had this issue.

As above, though I didn't really notice the carpets being 'that' wet - it was more of a damp smell that first alerted me to the problem.  Then I noticed that there was some water sitting on the plastic part of the door sill, and if you peel back the rubber seal a little it should be bone dry.  In my case it wasn't. 
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Re: Thinking of getting a mk7
« Reply #17 on: 06 February 2022, 07:45 »
Car I’m looking at has 49k miles - I guess the next service is a big one anything that needs doing or to be mindful of ?

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Re: Thinking of getting a mk7
« Reply #18 on: 06 February 2022, 08:10 »
Car I’m looking at has 49k miles - I guess the next service is a big one anything that needs doing or to be mindful of ?

Age of the car?
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Re: Thinking of getting a mk7
« Reply #19 on: 06 February 2022, 17:20 »
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