Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
Belchy

New golf GTI

65 posts in this topic

I went into wayside VW yesterday and sat in the new Golf GTI...

Its really nice inside and out and looks very sporty/aggressive.

I think I might be tempted soon given the reviews they're getting. (pending test drive) the_finger.gif

Very nice ECLIPSe.gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

[ QUOTE ]

I went into wayside VW yesterday and sat in the new Golf GTI...Its really nice inside and out and looks very sporty/aggressive.

[/ QUOTE ]

you might want to have a little drive in it too 169144-ok.gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Now that made me laugh. I knew I meant to say something too, I'm driving one at the weekend, per the Ari Challenge.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

What colour/spec cars do Wayside have in at the moment?

Need to see a few colours in the flesh before confirming my GF's order ices_blah.gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

car in wayside is a standard (apart from multi cd) in red.

Chap in there said its available for test drive but only by booking in advance

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Missus got an invitation to a 'private' viewing from Whites of Camberley. Think its for this Sunday?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Driving through Camberley tomorrow so might have a nose...

"Private viewing" eh...do dealers think we're stupid and would be impressed by that sportifs2.gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Gareth

Better send some emails warning the dealers your on the loose jump.gif

Jonathan

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I went to have a look at one today.... mmmmmmm its ok.

Riz tongue.gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I said i`ll ring up for a test drive in a months time.... tongue.gif

Riz 169144-ok.gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

[ QUOTE ]

I said i`ll ring up for a test drive in a months time.... tongue.gif

Riz 169144-ok.gif

[/ QUOTE ]

Why wait...it's a better car than the R32..... Flush.gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

[ QUOTE ]

[ QUOTE ]

I said i`ll ring up for a test drive in a months time.... tongue.gif

Riz 169144-ok.gif

[/ QUOTE ]

Well im not in a rush to test drive it... im going to wait while its got more miles on the clock then rip the hell out of it! tongue.gif

Why wait...it's a better car than the R32..... Flush.gif

[/ QUOTE ] Ermmm im sure thats your opinion but many will disagree and some will agree with you.

Riz 169144-ok.gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

[ QUOTE ]

[ QUOTE ]

[ QUOTE ]

I said i`ll ring up for a test drive in a months time.... tongue.gif

Riz 169144-ok.gif

[/ QUOTE ]

Well im not in a rush to test drive it... im going to wait while its got more miles on the clock then rip the hell out of it! tongue.gif

Why wait...it's a better car than the R32..... Flush.gif

[/ QUOTE ] Ermmm im sure thats your opinion but many will disagree and some will agree with you.

Riz 169144-ok.gif

[/ QUOTE ]

Maybe it is my own opinion Riz, but it's based on being an ex R32 owner, and also knowing a little bit about cars.....plus I've driven two of the new GTI's to make a valid comparison.

go on try one, then tell us what you think.... ices_blah.gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

[ QUOTE ]

[ QUOTE ]

[ QUOTE ]

[ QUOTE ]

I said i`ll ring up for a test drive in a months time.... tongue.gif

Riz 169144-ok.gif

[/ QUOTE ]

Well im not in a rush to test drive it... im going to wait while its got more miles on the clock then rip the hell out of it! tongue.gif

Why wait...it's a better car than the R32..... Flush.gif

[/ QUOTE ] Ermmm im sure thats your opinion but many will disagree and some will agree with you.

Riz 169144-ok.gif

[/ QUOTE ]

Maybe it is my own opinion Riz, but it's based on being an ex R32 owner, and also knowing a little bit about cars.....plus I've driven two of the new GTI's to make a valid comparison.

go on try one, then tell us what you think.... ices_blah.gif

[/ QUOTE ] Now now regardless of what i think it doesnt matter, i like it but wouldnt take it over my R32, just my opinion.

Riz 169144-ok.gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The new GTI can have the best chassis in the World but it's still "wrong wheel drive" and a turbo'd small capacity engine.

They don't compare.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

[ QUOTE ]

The new GTI can have the best chassis in the World but it's still "wrong wheel drive" and a turbo'd small capacity engine.

They don't compare.

[/ QUOTE ]

Maybe, but it doesn't hurt to try the mk5 and see what you think 169144-ok.gif

Better to base an opinion on your own experience rather than relying on the car mags and dealers znaika.gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The car mags have all said it's a great car and I'm sure it is but it's very DIFFERENT to the R32 so comparisons are daft.

I'm looking forward to driving one but will not b comparing it to my 4wd big block mini Carrera 4 (according to two journos)...

The sort of driving I was doing yesterday would have been very tricky in any FWD car.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

[ QUOTE ]

...and even trickier in an X5 wink.gif

[/ QUOTE ]

true..the X5 4.4 just kills the GTI fekr.gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

...but not the R.

I raced the 4.8is the other day and we were almost perfectly matched on straight line performance.

Now THAT is a quick 4x4!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

[ QUOTE ]

The car mags have all said it's a great car and I'm sure it is but it's very DIFFERENT to the R32 so comparisons are daft.

[/ QUOTE ]

"cough - back on topic - cough"

It's an easy assumption / comparison to make though. Last MkIV Golf that was fast = R32.

First MkV Golf thats fast is the GTi, and it is supposedly that much better than the last GTi's that they are raving & comparing, to the R.

But like you say Matt, FWD 2.0ltr turbo vs 3.2ltr V6 <u>A</u>wd doesn't sound like a great starting point. But then the new chassis makes up a lot of the difference between the two cars.

Edit by Smudge - Sorry Gareth, Happy Birthday. beerchug.gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0