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Dr. Hfuhruhurr

Golf: wasn't broke, so they didn't fix it

Just some general smartening up, and a really nice interior

http://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news...aled-video-and-exclusive-pictures




gooner

Always good when the facelifted model is released the week after your new car arrives!

I'm happy with my current model and can deal with not having the latest bigger screen. Let's hope they've seen sense and allowed the satnav to accept U.K. Postcodes.
Dr. Hfuhruhurr

gooner wrote:
Always good when the facelifted model is released the week after your new car arrives!

Probably won't reach the UK until the middle of next year anyway
PG

gooner wrote:
Let's hope they've seen sense and allowed the satnav to accept U.K. Postcodes.


You're kidding right? No, I'm sure you are not. I know people with Vauxhalls that had that problem, but I didn't know the mighty VW empire can't be arsed to make their cars fit for the UK market.
gooner

PG wrote:
gooner wrote:
Let's hope they've seen sense and allowed the satnav to accept U.K. Postcodes.


You're kidding right? No, I'm sure you are not. I know people with Vauxhalls that had that problem, but I didn't know the mighty VW empire can't be arsed to make their cars fit for the UK market.


The Insignia had no problem with postcodes, but the system in the Golf doesn't seem to like them at all. I heard years ago that VW/Audi sat navs only took the first 5 characters of our postcodes but just assumed that was because satnav was a new-ish phenomenon. So I was surprised too that it want take them. Instead I have to input the town, then street and then it gives me the option of street number or junctions with other roads and so far it's been reasonably accurate but it doesn't have all of them on there. Good job I have a reasonable sense of direction and the ability to read a map before setting off.
Frank Bullitt

PSA used to do the same thing but sorted it about 4 or 5 years ago.
Twelfth Monkey

I suspect you'd need some good side-by-side time to tell that from the predecessor.  It's not unattractive in a kind of sober, sensible way.  It may be that such caution/timidity suits VW/the Golf better than most cars/car companies.
Martin

I really like the GTI and the interior looks good.

No issue with postcodes in the (presumably VAG based) Sat Nav in the Boxster.
Andy C

Looks good . And I agree on the interior

I hope the Golf R gets around 330-340bhp and that they offer the upgrade to existing models too
Blarno

Revolutionary.
Michael

I really like that, the Gti looking very smart. I could see myself in one.
PhilD

Twelfth Monkey wrote:
I suspect you'd need some good side-by-side time to tell that from the predecessor.  


You'd struggle even then but then this is a midlife refresh and the car still looks modern and contemporary, so no surprise. The most obvious difference, if you want to be geeky, is that the DRLs used to be smaller, sit back inside the light unit and surround the main lights a la BMW halos. Now they are bigger and further forward and less halo like.





Interior and tech seems to be biggest change.
Roadrunner

Looks good to me. The sat nav in my Skoda Superb was fine with postcodes. The one in the Benz is not.
Dr. Hfuhruhurr

I've reduced my next car shortlist to two: Golf R or BMW M140i. 2-door manual in both cases ...
Richard (ex-MB)

gooner wrote:
PG wrote:
gooner wrote:
Let's hope they've seen sense and allowed the satnav to accept U.K. Postcodes.


You're kidding right? No, I'm sure you are not. I know people with Vauxhalls that had that problem, but I didn't know the mighty VW empire can't be arsed to make their cars fit for the UK market.


The Insignia had no problem with postcodes, but the system in the Golf doesn't seem to like them at all. I heard years ago that VW/Audi sat navs only took the first 5 characters of our postcodes but just assumed that was because satnav was a new-ish phenomenon.


It is because German postcodes only have 5 digits but I am amazed that it is still an issue. From memory, Mercedes had a similar problem but the latest version of COMAND to be released before I left the company could do UK postcodes - that was nearly 9 years ago.
gooner

Richard (ex-MB) wrote:
gooner wrote:
PG wrote:
gooner wrote:
Let's hope they've seen sense and allowed the satnav to accept U.K. Postcodes.


You're kidding right? No, I'm sure you are not. I know people with Vauxhalls that had that problem, but I didn't know the mighty VW empire can't be arsed to make their cars fit for the UK market.


The Insignia had no problem with postcodes, but the system in the Golf doesn't seem to like them at all. I heard years ago that VW/Audi sat navs only took the first 5 characters of our postcodes but just assumed that was because satnav was a new-ish phenomenon.


It is because German postcodes only have 5 digits but I am amazed that it is still an issue. From memory, Mercedes had a similar problem but the latest version of COMAND to be released before I left the company could do UK postcodes - that was nearly 9 years ago.


Well I take it all back. I popped into the VW dealer next to the gym his morning, turns out when entering a town on the destination screen, there's a small tab in the corner labelled 'pscd' which, when tapped, takes you to a screen where you can enter a full UK postcode. So obvious I'm amazed I didn't think of it before!
Grampa

http://www.autocar.co.uk/opinion/...why-all-car-makers-should-aspire-‘evolution-over-revolution’-design

Thank God not all manufacturers think like VW, Audi and BMW or we'd all be driving around in cars that still look like a Model T Ford!
Martin

gooner wrote:
Richard (ex-MB) wrote:
gooner wrote:
PG wrote:
gooner wrote:
Let's hope they've seen sense and allowed the satnav to accept U.K. Postcodes.


You're kidding right? No, I'm sure you are not. I know people with Vauxhalls that had that problem, but I didn't know the mighty VW empire can't be arsed to make their cars fit for the UK market.


The Insignia had no problem with postcodes, but the system in the Golf doesn't seem to like them at all. I heard years ago that VW/Audi sat navs only took the first 5 characters of our postcodes but just assumed that was because satnav was a new-ish phenomenon.


It is because German postcodes only have 5 digits but I am amazed that it is still an issue. From memory, Mercedes had a similar problem but the latest version of COMAND to be released before I left the company could do UK postcodes - that was nearly 9 years ago.


Well I take it all back. I popped into the VW dealer next to the gym his morning, turns out when entering a town on the destination screen, there's a small tab in the corner labelled 'pscd' which, when tapped, takes you to a screen where you can enter a full UK postcode. So obvious I'm amazed I didn't think of it before!


I bet it's pretty clear in the manual.....
PG

Back to the OP. They made the Polo look like a smaller gen 6 Golf. And now they've made the Golf 7 look like the Polo which aped the Gen 6 Golf.
Big Blue

For all the complaining about staid design, when I see a Golf I know it's a Golf no matter how old or new. I think that identity is what they were looking to achieve, like knowing a Beetle is a Beetle, or a 911 is another Beetle.
Grampa

Big Blue wrote:
For all the complaining about staid design, when I see a Golf I know it's a Golf no matter how old or new.


I've never had a problem knowing a Fiesta was a Fiesta even though the way it looks in 2016 is nothing like it looked in 1976.
PhilD

Grampa wrote:
http://www.autocar.co.uk/opinion/...why-all-car-makers-should-aspire-‘evolution-over-revolution’-design

Thank God not all manufacturers think like VW, Audi and BMW or we'd all be driving around in cars that still look like a Model T Ford!


You know that's not how evolution works right?  
Big Blue

Grampa wrote:
Big Blue wrote:
For all the complaining about staid design, when I see a Golf I know it's a Golf no matter how old or new.


I've never had a problem knowing a Fiesta was a Fiesta even though the way it looks in 2016 is nothing like it looked in 1976.


Point proven. The Guiguaro Mk1 Golf looks nothing like the current one but you still know it's a Golf.
Blarno

That's what badges are for.

I'd struggle to tell a Golf and a Polo apart without them.
simonp

Dr. Hfuhruhurr wrote:
I've reduced my next car shortlist to two: Golf R or BMW M140i. 2-door manual in both cases ...


Pics have arrived in the press. I won't be posting our seemingly obligatory Autocrap link, as their piccies are too bloody small!

http://www.autoevolution.com/news...-available-as-variant-114014.html

I think it looks a little better than the outgoing version, as it has less chromey bits on it...
gooner

There was a rumoured R400 planned but whether it comes to market or not is unknown. It's been suggested that Audi are not happy with the idea of the RS3 being out-powered by a Golf.

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