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Old 09-04-2021, 02:48 PM   #301
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Jason camissa did a brilliant job of ripping apart the new golf interior in this review

https://youtu.be/XGbPHp6QfkQ


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I watched that last week. Brutal. Did I ever tell you guys I know him. He lives super close to me. We have had lunch several times. He’s just as funny in person.

I have been to the local cars and coffee with him. Cracks me up.
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Old 09-04-2021, 03:00 PM   #302
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as JST said yes but I think you need to wait for the 8.5 in which they hopefully fix the interior mess, i.e. lack of buttons. It is on my radar
I mean.

You and I have lived with the 996 interior. Nothing is worse than that. Except maybe a 2020 E class.

So this canít be terrible.
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Old 09-04-2021, 03:41 PM   #303
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I mean.

You and I have lived with the 996 interior. Nothing is worse than that. Except maybe a 2020 E class.

So this canít be terrible.
I donít think the quality would bug but the lack of buttons and everything buried in layers of menus.

My 996 interior was not that bad for a 20 year old car but I think the original owner spec it well with full leather helped.
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Old 09-12-2021, 03:25 PM   #304
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I watched that last week. Brutal. Did I ever tell you guys I know him. He lives super close to me. We have had lunch several times. Heís just as funny in person.

I have been to the local cars and coffee with him. Cracks me up.


Very cool! Heís my favorite car reviewer by far.

I just re-read this entire thread after walking by a mk7 GTI. Have had a fascination with them ever since they came out. Something very satisfying about the design


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Old 09-20-2021, 09:16 AM   #305
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My wife told me a few days ago that there was a recall on the GTI. She mentioned it was some kind of software update. I looked at it in detail yesterday and it turns out to relate to the throttle mapping and the potential for a collision due to engine stall. I'm hoping it relates to my rant about lack of responsiveness and potential to stall. I mentioned this to my wife in the past: the need to always be very deliberate on left turns to ensure the rpms are high enough when one let's go of the clutch, otherwise the car could stall in front of oncoming traffic. And I had thought of calling/writing to complain about this very issue.

So I am hopeful this might fix the problem but also wonder if it may negatively impact other throttle-related characteristics.
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Old 09-21-2021, 11:52 AM   #306
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Huh, good luck... I wonder if the recall goes back to cover 2015. I never noticed any issues or stalls with ours; just the usual VAG rev hang on fast shifts (but then again we were running APR software that the previous owner helpfully installed from new!).
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My wife told me a few days ago that there was a recall on the GTI. She mentioned it was some kind of software update. I looked at it in detail yesterday and it turns out to relate to the throttle mapping and the potential for a collision due to engine stall. I'm hoping it relates to my rant about lack of responsiveness and potential to stall. I mentioned this to my wife in the past: the need to always be very deliberate on left turns to ensure the rpms are high enough when one let's go of the clutch, otherwise the car could stall in front of oncoming traffic. And I had thought of calling/writing to complain about this very issue.

So I am hopeful this might fix the problem but also wonder if it may negatively impact other throttle-related characteristics.
yes there was a stalling issue on 2019 manual GTI, guess it applies to 2019+. I didn't have any stalling issues but got the SW update.
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