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#31 Gordon A

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Posted 18 February 2013 - 04:37 PM

That's a lot of dosh just for a bit of 'light candy!!




#32 Dazzy01

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Posted 25 February 2013 - 11:17 AM

VW have updated the price list for Xenon lights it now states "This option does not include LED day time running lights.


Does anyone have the earlier list which fails to mention LED DRL's not included ?


I did have a hard copy but i think it has been binned.


 


 



#33 JohnV

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Posted 25 February 2013 - 11:52 AM

Dazzy, here's the original that I'd downloaded from VW on Jan 31st 2013. I've also got the booklet copy from the dealer.


 



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Posted 25 February 2013 - 12:13 PM

Here's page 10 "Factory-Fitted Options" from the original price list. You can see how the marketing had suckered in a load of UK customers (including me).



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Posted 25 February 2013 - 04:34 PM

Thanks John... will let you know how i get on with getting any of the money back.



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Posted 05 March 2013 - 07:31 AM

 


Hi everyone this is my first post.


 


I just took delivery of a mark 7 Golf SE 1.4 on Friday March the first , Golf was ordered beginning of December. Extras added were  BBS alloys – Sat nav – tinted windows – panoramic sunroof – Bi-xenons the golf is in pure white.


 


Traded in a mark 6 Golf GTi including bi-xenons so was disappointed to find no U shape DRL in xenon with only normal day running lights on the mark 7.  Xenons only kick in when the main beam is on. Have taken this up with my dealer and have asked for a refund on the lights or an up-grade to what I thought was ordered waiting for an answer.


 


When I sat in a SE model in the show room back in January was a bit under whelmed. What sprung to mind was same, same but different. The GTI treaded in was a cracking looking car so thought I have taken a big step down. How wrong could I be. The three door in white with the BBS alloys looks far better than the GTI treaded in. The new Golf really took me by surprise could not stop looking at it. The interior chosen was the two tone dash with light seats looks fantastic. The brushed aluminium on the centre console right along to the speedo and on the door looks and feels class.


 


Driving out of the dealer for the first time ( it was dark ) you have to take a sharp left turn. Noticed the pavement was eliminated from the Golf. It’s a great safety feature. Turning sharp at lower speeds the Golf lights up the area to your left or right whatever way you are turning, it’s not puddle light ether it’s a good spread of light


 


As road tests report the Golf is extremely quiet. The first thing I noticed driving home was the steering felt different and not to my liking , however after a few days of driving I have come round to liking it but it feels different to the mark 6. The mark 7 is a cracking drive even through the corners, remember I have been driving a GTI for the past 3 years.


 


Did not notice in the show room the difference in size in the interior to the mark 6. Again after living with the mark 7 for a few days I have noticed it is larger. The whole car has taken a large step forward over the mark 6 it just feels like from a class above. This is by far and away the best golf yet by a large margin. Was disappointed at first with the looks when the Golf was ordered. Now that I have seen mine next to the mark 6 a few times it is different much more sharper and modern looking. Totally over the moon.


 


Have been driving VW’s for the past 30years. Hope VW don’t let me down with a refund or up grade for their mistake in the xenons.    


 



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Posted 07 March 2013 - 12:50 PM

The other xenon option will be available to order from March 26th same day as Gti/Gtdordering starts and at a cost of £1175.



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Posted 08 March 2013 - 05:12 AM

 

Hi everyone this is my first post.

 

I just took delivery of a mark 7 Golf SE 1.4 on Friday March the first , Golf was ordered beginning of December. Extras added were  BBS alloys – Sat nav – tinted windows – panoramic sunroof – Bi-xenons the golf is in pure white.

 

Traded in a mark 6 Golf GTi including bi-xenons so was disappointed to find no You shape DRL in xenon with only normal day running lights on the mark 7.  Xenons only kick in when the main beam is on. Have taken this up with my dealer and have asked for a refund on the lights or an up-grade to what I thought was ordered waiting for an answer.

 

When I sat in a SE model in the show room back in January was a bit under whelmed. What sprung to mind was same, same but different. The GTI treaded in was a cracking looking car so thought I have taken a big step down. How wrong could I be. The three door in white with the BBS alloys looks far better than the GTI treaded in. The new Golf really took me by surprise could not stop looking at it. The interior chosen was the two tone dash with light seats looks fantastic. The brushed aluminium on the centre console right along to the speedo and on the door looks and feels class.

 

Driving out of the dealer for the first time ( it was dark ) you have to take a sharp left turn. Noticed the pavement was eliminated from the Golf. It’s a great safety feature. Turning sharp at lower speeds the Golf lights up the area to your left or right whatever way you are turning, it’s not puddle light ether it’s a good spread of light

 

As road tests report the Golf is extremely quiet. The first thing I noticed driving home was the steering felt different and not to my liking , however after a few days of driving I have come round to liking it but it feels different to the mark 6. The mark 7 is a cracking drive even through the corners, remember I have been driving a GTI for the past 3 years.

 

Did not notice in the show room the difference in size in the interior to the mark 6. Again after living with the mark 7 for a few days I have noticed it is larger. The whole car has taken a large step forward over the mark 6 it just feels like from a class above. This is by far and away the best golf yet by a large margin. Was disappointed at first with the looks when the Golf was ordered. Now that I have seen mine next to the mark 6 a few times it is different much more sharper and modern looking. Totally over the moon.

 

Have been driving VW’s for the past 30years. Hope VW don’t let me down with a refund or up grade for their mistake in the xenons.    

 


That's strange you should say that about the interior room. Admittedly I have only sat in th MK7 in the showroom and one with a panoramic sunroof as well and I was surprised that my perception was that there was less headroom than in my MK6 also fitted with the ordinary sunroof.
I did lower the driver's seat a lot but i was always aware of my head being much nearer to the rooflining by the driver's window i.e. a more claustrophic feel. Also didn't like the web-like sliding screen that goes with the panoramic sunroof as this is not as solid as the one on my car and which gives a more saloon like feel when kept shut in the winter months.
Bought new Golf MK7 Match Edition 1.4 TSI 125ps Manual.

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Posted 09 March 2013 - 02:18 PM

I visited my VW dealer today to place an order on VW Golf Mark 7 GT and was disappointed to discover no LED running lights with Bi-Xenons. Sales girl then investigated if it could be dealer fitted and discovered that from March 26th orders can be placed with VW for the U-shaped LED Lights as an option on top of optional Bi-Xenons. In light of this I am going to wait and have them place my new order at the end of this month so that I can have the U-shaped lights.


I hope this helps.



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Posted 09 March 2013 - 02:20 PM

With regards to above, I typed the letter U, but it has auto corrected to You!



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Posted 09 March 2013 - 02:26 PM

Incidently, the GT they had in the showroom was not even a proper GT spec as it had lots of standard GT features missing. No one from the sales team had spotted this. I felt a bit of a geek pointing it out, but it did not have chrome instrument surrounds, folding mirrors, puddle lights and traffic sign display. It had very high milage so it was probably a very early test model for the press etc.



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Posted 09 March 2013 - 02:43 PM

Good job spotting their faults although sign display ain't standard as yet (lane assist option?). Much obliged to you and Dsgwagen for the March 26th option date. I'll be bugging my dealer in 3 weeks - apparently we're more up-to-date than they are. The salesman asked me "how do you know these things". Ha, as if 'net forums don't exist for the common man. Going for same GT 150 TDi model.



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Posted 21 March 2013 - 02:58 PM

Saw one of these out on the road today, have to say I thought it looked a bit silly and I'd be very disappointed if I'd specced the xenons! Looks exactly like the halogen DRLs on the Mk6 No



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Posted 21 March 2013 - 06:01 PM

My point exactly. So far, I've seen one Mk7 with xenons on the road (plus a demo in the showroom) and it looked as lame as the yellowing halogen DRL's on my Mk6 (before I'd switched them off). Looking forward to next week and hopefully re-instating my order. I'd really like to combine the LED DRL's + bi-xenons and the high beam assist as I spend half the year commuting on pitch black, pothole strewn, cr*ppy A & B roads. The extra illumination and auto-highbeam would be a blessing particularly mid-winter. I'll admit that coolness is a large factor in favour of the LED's. My dealer suggested the extra 400 quid might be comp'd for suspending my order so I'm hoping they'll honour it. If VW want to retain customers, those sort of small provisions pay for themselves over time with loyalty to the brand.



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Posted 21 March 2013 - 07:24 PM

I agree try and get as much out of them as you can. We will also probably find in a few years that Golfs with the proper xenon LED lights are more desirable and have a higher value on the used market compared to those with the unpleasant looking halogen lights.



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Posted 27 March 2013 - 06:46 PM

I agree try and get as much out of them as you can. We will also probably find in a few years that Golfs with the proper xenon LED lights are more desirable and have a higher value on the used market compared to those with the unpleasant looking halogen lights.



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Posted 27 March 2013 - 06:58 PM

I agree try and get as much out of them as you can. We will also probably find in a few years that Golfs with the proper xenon LED lights are more desirable and have a higher value on the used market compared to those with the unpleasant looking halogen lights.



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Posted 27 March 2013 - 07:13 PM

I was trying to say I saw a new Golf in white just about to be delivered today.

It had Xenons with Halogen Drls which were a bright white light not a yellow appearance as i expected

Quite smart in fact in the silver housings



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Posted 31 March 2013 - 03:11 PM

Hello. I am new to the forum and don't own a VW. I Joined to contribute to this topic because I am so taken aback with this. I came across the topic whilst searching google about halogen DRL's. I am very close to finishing my law degree and my lastest subject is consumer law. Whilst you would be best going through a solicitor if seeking legal action, I can offer my opinion at least. From reading these posts it seems clear to me that customers have been misled by the description of the goods in brochures and TV adverts. Just because customers then selected the goods, does not mean this is prevented from being a sale by description.

If I were you I would discuss this matter with a solicitor who specialises in consumer law. Solely from reading these posts there is a prima facie case here under S.13 of the Sale of Goods Act 1979 and you could for example look to reject the goods (within a reasonable time frame) or seek damages.

S.13(1) states: Where there is a contract for the sale of goods by description, there is an implied that the goods will correspond with the description.

S.13(3) states: A sale of goods is not prevented from being a sale by description by reason only that, being exposed for sale or hire, they are selected by the buyer.

Grant v Australian Knitting Mills (1936) AC 85 is a good authority. Lord Wright stated: "There is a sale by description even though the buyer is buying something displayed before him on the counter so long as that specific thing is a thing corresponding to a description, it is a sale by description."

Cheers and good luck with this problem

Dave



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Posted 31 March 2013 - 03:37 PM

 The new GTI and GTD are being advertised as having B-xenon headlights with LED DRL's (and also LED fog-lights) so hopefully all will be well once they start arriving....



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Posted 01 April 2013 - 06:59 PM

You can order LED DRLs on the normal mk7's now if you want to pay £1175 !!

Or £785 for just the Xenons.



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Posted 01 April 2013 - 08:56 PM

Hi. I ordered my first Golf in January with the bi xenons. To be fair to the dealer, he did say that led daytime running lights would not be included. Car arrives some time this month. Just noticed on the VW app that bi xenons with led DRLs are now available for nearly £1200. That's a huge uplift just for some led bulbs. 

Given the cost I probably wouldn't have ordered bi xenons at £1200, but at £785 I was tempted.

My first experience of the VW marque, not that impressed with the attitude of the importer, but at least the dealer has been honest.



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Posted 02 April 2013 - 07:51 AM

You can order LED DRLs on the normal mk7's now if you want to pay £1175 !!

Or £785 for just the Xenons.


Yes, when seemingly the majority of other mundane cars out there on our roads come with them as standard but not for the absurd price that VW are charging. How naive of me thinking that these new MK7s would automatically have LED DRLs as a standard fit as I presume they're more reliable and efficient compared to normal bulbs.

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Posted 02 April 2013 - 01:19 PM

I think its probably because Audi like to charge excessive amounts of money to get the LED DRLs, so in the VAG food chain VW/ SEAT/ Skoda are left with standard fit Halogen DRLs. 



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Posted 03 April 2013 - 10:58 AM

 At that price, the full bi-xenon and LED combo being standard spec on the GTD/GTI makes it look even more attractive :-)



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Posted 09 April 2013 - 04:38 PM

All finalised with dealer - my GT 2.0L TDi order has been re-instated. This time with option code PXB (Xenon, incl. LED DRL) and amazingly the salesman managed to obtain a concession from VW UK with the LED's thrown in for free as a goodwill gesture after cancelling the original order (repeat customer, maybe?). That's a pretty decent saving of 390 notes. I've been sent the screenshot of the VAG order screen confirming all option codes as well as the dealers order confirmation. June delivery. Me happy!



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Posted 09 April 2013 - 04:58 PM

Congratulations !



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Posted 07 June 2013 - 05:03 PM

Damian, I'm in for a repeat of my Mk6 delivery experience. My Mk7 GT order has now been allocated to Model Year 14.......Build Week 38  Surprise  Approx 3rd week of September. So from dealer order early April to delivery sometime in early October, I'm looking at another 6 month wait. The only saving grace is that I'll miss a couple of price increases and locked in trade-in price of my current Golf. The first price rise already kicked in on May 1st and I've avoided an extra £305 on my spec.

In the intervening period perhaps I should invest in a 3-D printer, a ton of plastic and a ton of metal and just print off a new Golf  Big Smile

I guess you'll be finalising your 2014 GTI/GTD spec by the time my GT's delivered.



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Posted 04 September 2013 - 05:43 PM

So finally after 5 months and a lot of haggling over spec, my GT with bi-xenons and LED's finally arrived. The LED's were gratis courtesy of VW UK  Big Smile  and the xenons were at the old pre-price increase.

The ride on 17" Singapore's combined with adaptive chassis is just outstanding compared to my old Mk 6 running on 18" Vancouver's. My spine and posterior are forever grateful  Party!!!   less noise, less fidgety too. I would rather chew glass than choose 18 or heaven forbid 19" alloys ever again.

The interior fit, finish and quality are well above the previous Golf. I adore the light Shetland upholstery rather than the Titan Black in my old Golf. The front assist radar has also been redesigned for Model Year 14, it's a smaller, less intrusive design and it works a treat, especially in the fog this morning making it an exceptional safety feature. There are a myriad of configurable options on the DIscover Nav - confusing at first but now a doddle. Even things you wouldn't normally care about like the boot interior are so much better.

Any downsides? The Discover Nav has a slightly smaller screen than my old RNS 510. There's hard plastic on the rear upper door cards. The fuel tank's been reduced to 50 litres. My commute this evening returned 62.2mpg (MFD) which is decent for a tight, new engine. I'm hoping it'll be close to 70mpg after a few thousand miles. The stop/start mechanism isn't particularly obtrusive and I tend to leave it on. Initial fears of the e-brake & auto-hold have dissipated as it's leagues ahead of the junk I test drove in a Passat in 2009. Haven't tried the park assist or high-beam assist......yet.

 



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Posted 04 September 2013 - 07:46 PM

very, very nice. I had a mk7 as a courtesy car on Monday was liked it ( not as much as the white GTD they had in the showroom though ).

Great economy too Yes







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