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#1 grit

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Posted 17 July 2012 - 04:41 AM

anyone know the release date for the mark 7 golf , vw not saying much got to sell the existing ones i guess.heard unofficially September with sales in UK next year ??


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Posted 17 July 2012 - 01:24 PM

Will be shown at Paris motor show in September,orders from end of October for delivery in new year,GTI/GTD orders from May next year.



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Posted 18 July 2012 - 04:00 AM

thanks Dsgwagen, wonder if the appearance has changed much hope it still has that distinctive golf look .


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Posted 18 July 2012 - 11:45 AM

I havent seen it but they say it doesnt look that much different but everything is new on it,typical Golf update then. The specs will be the usual S,SE,GT,GTI/GTD



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Posted 18 July 2012 - 12:05 PM

here you go have a look at this       http://www.google.co...Q9QEwAA&dur=110



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Posted 18 July 2012 - 12:09 PM

if it does look like that it will be very disapointing



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Posted 18 July 2012 - 12:12 PM

and the rear                                                                                                                                                                                                               http://www.google.co...9QEwAg&dur=1558



#8 Dsgwagen

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Posted 18 July 2012 - 12:17 PM

Have it on good authority thats an artist impression and not the actual car.



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Posted 18 July 2012 - 12:35 PM

 that looks awful, surely cant be it



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Posted 18 July 2012 - 12:47 PM

Its not



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Posted 24 July 2012 - 06:59 AM

 I've just seen on another forum http://blog.caranddr...could-come-too/ you may get the GTD in the States.


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Posted 24 July 2012 - 07:36 AM

apparently the new GTi will have 260bhp :) leaving room for a new R series maybe :) new GTD has around 186bhp i think but a lot more torque



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Posted 24 July 2012 - 07:37 AM

http://www.carbuzz.c...TI-GTD-7709920/



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Posted 24 July 2012 - 09:14 AM

all new chassis too.. and rumoured LSD on the GTI :-)


 

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Posted 24 July 2012 - 10:45 AM

ending with the 2.0-liter TSI engine (220 and 300 HP) [:o]



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Posted 01 September 2012 - 12:39 PM

http://www.autoexpre...fficial-details


And it will be interesting to see how they price the car, particularly the R with BMW 135i at £30k and 320Hp.


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Posted 04 September 2012 - 12:38 PM

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Posted 04 September 2012 - 12:54 PM

Cover the front on pic 2.....Audi a3 ???


More safe progression from VW then ?


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Posted 04 September 2012 - 03:37 PM

Have they grafted the front end of a Fiat Stilo onto a slightly reworked mk6 rear ?



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Posted 04 September 2012 - 04:22 PM

I see from several articles that an electric handbrake will be standard in the Mk7.


Never used one myself, I am a bit concerned about reports of people having problems with them - does VW's version work well?


 


 



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Posted 04 September 2012 - 04:36 PM

Cover the front on pic 2.....Audi a3 ???

 

Looks that way!



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Posted 05 September 2012 - 12:26 AM

I see from several articles that an electric handbrake will be standard in the Mk7.

Never used one myself, I am a bit concerned about reports of people having problems with them - does VW's version work well?

 

 

Not in the Passat. Our accountant has had numerous issues with his


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Posted 05 September 2012 - 01:57 AM

The front wings an lights look like a focus, the doors look like an A3 an the back is just terrible. I hate how the looks have changed these past 5 years or so, in my opinion in 30 years non of these cars will be a classic.



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Posted 05 September 2012 - 02:31 AM

 vw electric handbrake is atrocious - certainly my parents passat, don't understand as surely it would be same as audi's which works really well????



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Posted 05 September 2012 - 02:38 AM

The electric handbrake motors seize at the calipers and causes them to lock on, they also had to replace many dash switches as they were faulty.



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Posted 05 September 2012 - 03:13 AM

 Well it looks as though any idea I had about eventually replacing mine with this new Golf is now scuppered because of this one nonsense i.e. electronic handbrake. They said it was incorporated to save space but I cannot fathom out why a simple system would be replaced with something so inherently unsatisfactory and potentially unreliable and inconvenient for every day driving. Such a shame.


However as someone who'd have to fork out his own savngs for this car would probably find that it is even more expensive than the one it replaces. My car if bought now (as the Match) and specced as mine with sunroof etc. would be around £21k - far too expensive IMHO.


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Posted 05 September 2012 - 11:35 AM

the electric hand brake on my mates passat cost him £600,


went to pick his lad up from the pub came  out and his car had gone...


it failed and parked his  estate down a hill and into a wall .


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Posted 05 September 2012 - 11:57 AM

Our local VW tech said that the handbrakes " rest " intermittently..it releases one side and then re-engages and then the other side does the same at a later stage. Unfortunately, it seems that over time, eventually both will release at the same time and the car rolls off...


Slight flaw in the design if true. I'm not sure why they need to "rest" when a normal handbrake doesn't..


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Posted 05 September 2012 - 12:05 PM

Good luck bump starting when your battery goes. Tried to do this with a Renault Scenic with electic handbrake, absolutely impossible. In the end, the car went to the scrappy, had sat for a good few weeks so battery was totally dead. Couldn't even jump start it to turn the handbrake off, so it literally got dragged onto the back of the lift truck. Wouldn't fancy breaking down and needing to get towed to a garage if the car won't start as you're going to be throwing away the cash just for a new set of tyres [:(]


More on topic, if that is the MK7, it's horrible. I don't even like the MK6 and not too fond of the MK5 either.



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Posted 05 September 2012 - 12:15 PM

That electric handbrake sounds even worse than I thought [:o]

Also, from the Autocar article

Autocar understands it will be sold with two different suspension
systems. Lower-end models will receive MacPherson struts at the front
and a torsion beam at the rear; higher-end models get a more advanced
combination of MacPherson struts at the front and multi-links at the
rear — the combination found on all sixth-generation Golf models.

I wonder how high up the range you have to go to get proper suspension [8-)]







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