MK5 Golf GTI

All Things Mk5 => Mk5 General Area => Topic started by: titchy on May 13, 2020, 02:45:07 PM

Title: new gti
Post by: titchy on May 13, 2020, 02:45:07 PM
Good article in Auto Express 2020 GTI
Title: Re: new gti
Post by: ROH ECHT on May 13, 2020, 04:40:02 PM
I like the front end looks of the 2020 more so than that of the 2021. I'm not a real "Features" sort of guy so new features of the 2021 are of no interest to me...I'm sure others look forward to them. I do like the side skirt of the 2021 more than the 2020. I don't like the swollen mid section of the front bumper nor the lower grille on the 2021. Basically, the 2021 compared to the 2020 to me, is like the MK6 compared to the MK5.

This is the model through 2020 here.
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49891173847_9cc75cf9ca_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2j1HiNx)

This is going to be the '2021' here in the states.
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49890864286_4333624fb2_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2j1FHMh)

I didn't pull up the article you referred to...because they won't let me in without accepting their cookie policy.
Title: Re: new gti
Post by: titchy on May 13, 2020, 05:20:12 PM
Those LEDs look a bit clumsy
Title: Re: new gti
Post by: Dunkdafunk on May 13, 2020, 06:24:22 PM
seems like alot of effort has been put into the way it controls steering and active suspension
Title: Re: new gti
Post by: ROH ECHT on May 13, 2020, 07:43:23 PM
Those LEDs look a bit clumsy
Right, I agree. I remember the first time I looked at the MK6 GTI. The front grille bits just struck me as odd. It has three different Hex sizes on it and there was gloss on the upper center and matte on the lower....looked all wrong and I couldn't get over it.
Title: Re: new gti
Post by: ROH ECHT on May 13, 2020, 07:49:02 PM
OK...where's the damned shifter for the DSG?!  :grin:
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49891503681_915abbe5ef_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2j1JZRk)

I know it's that thing looking like an old Flip-Phone in the center console, but...REALLY?! How does one upgrade that to a Golf Ball knob?  And it looks difficult to reach and clumsy for manually shifting.  :sad1:

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48554489241_a0791ef7a5.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2gYAs3e)
Title: Re: new gti
Post by: colesey on May 14, 2020, 05:34:54 AM
Reading between the lines, I suspect it will be easier to drive faster rather than actually faster. Same engine, enhanced chassis. I guess we need to wait on some more impartial reviews, as much of what I have read this week sounds like PR froth. 

It’ll be interesting to see if they choose to make the Clubsport genuinely harder edged (chassis / brakes / seats / wheels etc), which may just be possible given the design team’s backgrounds. All in all though, it seems a somewhat disappointing effort given how long they have taken for development.
Title: Re: new gti
Post by: TheBALDpuma on May 14, 2020, 04:19:29 PM
I think it looks okay and I think it will grow on me.  I wasn't sold on the mk7 when it launched but love it now.

The worst thing about the mk8 is the wheels.  Both options are horrible! Like really horrible! And previous golfs I have really liked the wheels generally, although I think car wheels in general are getting uglier!
Title: Re: new gti
Post by: titchy on May 18, 2020, 10:27:57 AM
VW are reported to have a major software glitch which will hold up Mk8 Golf and Id3 production