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Mk8 - Opinions?

Evool

New member
I'm actually pretty excited for this upcoming generation release. I've been reading on forums and posts and people generally seem to not like these added techs into our vehicles. I for one welcome it and prefer cars that have new features and technology.

Seems rather silly.. but I'd love it if the GTI came with a standard feature of power folding mirrors xP

I'll be in the market for a car in the middle of next year and the 2020 GTI is currently at the top of my list!
 

RudyH

Ready to race!
I'm not a fan of the "connected car", I find the driver assists over the top already. Especially when I didn't option them and my dealer threw it in - which I made them give it to me for free...
That said, not talking mechanical at this point as the MK8 R hasn't been released, but I feel like exterior - I might wait for the facelift, it's not my cup of tea. Interior, I prefer the A3 / S3 as I never was a fan of the glued on tablet look, just like how I prefer the Golf over the A3 / S3 interior
 

walker

Ready to race!
I'll (hopefully) be in the market a year or two into the Mk8 in the US. Exterior looks fine, hasn't changed much. Although it keeps getting bigger, which I don't like. My 2003 golf was a perfect size. The golf used to be a unique, small, and sporty option, but it's showing signs of turning into the generic lowest-common-denominator-market car that everyone makes.

Interior wise, I'm a big fan of my Mk6 gti and was an even bigger fan of the Mk4. I enjoyed that it was simple and functional. Most other cars seem to take the approach that more knobs, buttons, and useless controls somehow equates to luxury? I'm a late and reluctant adopter to anything touch screen, high tech, etc. so this whole new interior thing frightens me. I want to drive a car, not an ipad. The photos so far make it look like exactly what I don't want. But who knows, maybe in person it will be more inviting.
 

Golfer883

Ready to race!
I'm not a fan of the "connected car", I find the driver assists over the top already. Especially when I didn't option them and my dealer threw it in - which I made them give it to me for free...
That said, not talking mechanical at this point as the MK8 R hasn't been released, but I feel like exterior - I might wait for the facelift, it's not my cup of tea. Interior, I prefer the A3 / S3 as I never was a fan of the glued on tablet look, just like how I prefer the Golf over the A3 / S3 interior
Yea, I'm not sure about the interior either. The way they have it setup now is like sitting at a desk with with three monitors since they aren't integrated into the dash. If they were more integrated into the dash then I would like it more but I need to see in person. Regarding refresh, I doubt they would be able to fix something to this degree, that would be a pretty big undertaking and make the interior look totally different.
 
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