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VW UK Finally Introduce New Polo GTI


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On the development pages ...



* 16" alloy wheels

* GTI Styling pack

* Aluminium pedals

* Front sport seats

* Leather trimmed three-spoke steering wheel

* GTI Carpet mats

* Electrically heated and adjustable door mirrors

* Multifunction computer

* ESP(Electronic Stabilisation Programme)

* Remote central locking

* Disc brakes front and rear with red calipers

* Body coloured bumper strips, door mirrors and door handles

* Twin Exhaust pipes

* Chrome-plated instrument surrounds

* Leather trimmed gear knob and handbrake

* Climatic air conditioning

* Electric windows, front (and rear on 5 door)

* Front fog lights

* Single MP3 compatible CD player

* Side airbags, front

* Sports suspension

* Flat tyre indicator

* The standard specification information shown may vary according to Model Year. Please use this as a guide only.

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My own opinion is there too hard, crashy, too much suspension noise. The FR is not too bad but the cupra is another matter. Also lack of steering feel.

Im a Huge SEAT fan owned 2 and my family mainly own SEATs now rather than the expensive VW badge versions (they mainly had VWs and Audis before) but the new Ibiza FR and cupra just did not do it for me after a few test drives i really really wanted to like the Cupra mainly as i loved its looks and was going to buy a cupra TDI until i had it on test for 24h i decided i just could not live with it everyday. frown.gif Shame as the FR and Cupra versions go well and handle okish.

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Kinda slow for a 1.8T in a Polo = 8.2 secs to 60!!!


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I would expect similar to the ibiza FR 1.8T, autocar tested that in the rain and got 0-60 7.6, 0-100 21.4, 30-70 7.2,

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Hopefully this will hold true, seems VW have a tendency to slightly underestimate the capabilities of their cars when quoting performance figures smile.gif

Found a review of the car here that might be of interest, looks as though VW's engineers have tuned the turbo lump nicely to give a good deal of torque at low revs, just like it's bigger brother (the Golf)!

Until the specifications and prices are finalised by VW, I won't know if trading up to the newer car will be viable, but I sure hope it is! I want one*!!

*it's gotta have xenons though cool.gif

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