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    Here is what we know article

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    Come on Zero you have just got yours cannot br thinking of changing yet
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    Quote Originally Posted by john2 View Post
    Come on Zero you have just got yours cannot br thinking of changing yet
    Well, the car has done 800 miles!

    No seriously, love my tech, but will probably keep this one for 6 years like my old Mk6


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    Oh come on a 1lt 3 cylinder in a car the size of a Golf. The Americans are sensible enough not to buy it but no doubt it will sell here. Good to see VW are continuing with the 2.0lt diesel which will hopefully be even more environmentally friendly than the current much improved Euro6 cars.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GraUK View Post
    Oh come on a 1lt 3 cylinder in a car the size of a Golf. The Americans are sensible enough not to buy it but no doubt it will sell here. Good to see VW are continuing with the 2.0lt diesel which will hopefully be even more environmentally friendly than the current much improved Euro6 cars.

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    Actually the tech side is so good now 1ltr and 3 cylinder wuld have plenty of poke for the 'average' motorist (not the one that does 85 down the fast lane).
    I used to drive 2 litre Accords but now I find that my 1.5 litre Golf is much faster, as was my 1.4. Test driving a 1 litre Golf was also positive.

    It would not surprise me if the new Golf 8 had electric tech similar to a hybrid. Things are changing fast

    I would say try it before making your mind up
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    The hybrid Golf is an environmental joke, can you imagine when it is 10 years old and the battery fails that anyone is going to spend (at today price, not in a decade) £6695 PLUS labour having a new battery fitted? Research I read (and now can’t find) has stated that a hybrid car will need to last 17 years WITHOUT a replacement battery to pay back the environmental damage caused when making the car, never mind charging and running it! In around 30 years from now the planet is going to find itself with millions of tonnes PER year of expired Lithium Ion batteries that it does not know what to do with and these are batteries that explode when they get wet..... absolute insanity, this is a video of a tiny AA cell battery getting wet, a hybrid battery contains thousands of cells like this.

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    I agree but we are going there. As for electric cars it depends on where the electricity is sourced. Let’s hope for nuclear fission, new battery tech and quantum mechanics with lasers at every service station 🤢

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    Hoping for a solution to turn up is insanity personified, the Allies and Hilter hoped for that and what the Allies got was the atom bomb, Tony Blair and Golden Brown were advised by some Kiwi adviser (the same bloke as advised over WOMD) of an imminent technical solution to Diesel killing people and the early stages of that turned up 20 years too late when the horse had already bolted. Why should we go down a road that is a blind alley and hope to find nirvana at the end? We are just as likely to find a locked gate. In 30 years I will be dead God willing and so I won’t see the burning pires of dumped Lithium Ion batteries scarring the countryside. I was out in the lower end of Sherwood Forest the other night trying to test a car I have been building and I stopped in a lay bay to make an adjustement and could see piles of rubbish dumped down at the side, at least they were not Lithium Ion batteries, yet!
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    It would not surprise me if the new Golf 8 had electric tech similar to a hybrid. Things are changing fast
    Hi Zero
    My car is exactly the same model as yours but it's the DSG version. This car is like a semi hybrid in that it has a secondary battery (under passenger seat) and when the car coasts the engine is switched off completely and the secondary battery is used to power steering and brakes. I can get really good mpg with this car up to around the same as my old 1.6 TDI.
    However as you can see in my other posts there are problems with this new technology which VW are attempting to resolve but its proving difficult and extremely frustrating.
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    It would not surprise me if the new Golf 8 had electric tech similar to a hybrid. Things are changing fast
    Hi Zero
    My car is exactly the same model as yours but it's the DSG version. This car is like a semi hybrid in that it has a secondary battery (under passenger seat) and when the car coasts the engine is switched off completely and the secondary battery is used to power steering and brakes. I can get really good mpg with this car up to around the same as my old 1.6 TDI.
    However as you can see in my other posts there are problems with this new technology which VW are attempting to resolve but its proving difficult and extremely frustrating.
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