About a week ago I went into a VW dealership in Sevenoaks, Kent just to have a look again at the Golf and Golf SV. I was apprehended by salesperson and told them my doubts about the electronic handbrake which has always been a bugbear of mine. I was asked whether I wanted a demo there and then so took them up on that and went out for a short run and found the system to work admirably.
I went back to the showroom and explained that I was after a Golf Match Edition in Reflex Silver with a 1.4TSI engine, manual transmission etc. ideally, I would have liked Climate Control but when I was told that they had 3 cars in their system that fulfilled my requirement except Climate, it shocked me. After a few minutes talking to the manager I was then told that they had one of these cars in their car park ready for purchase and so that was that - I placed a deposit last Friday and picked it up yesterday!
I am very pleased with my new car and am trying to get used to the complexities of the Infotainment system and all that goes with it. I was surprised that the recommended tyre pressures were so much higher (35psi) than on my old MK6 (same engine virtually) and the ride felt a bit hard but the pressures, at the moment as supplied, are higher than recommended so will adjust them morning and then reset the TPMS.
Unfortunately the fitted tyres are Hankooks and not Michelin.