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Thread: 2018 Polo GTi+

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loanhead View Post
    2019 Polo GTi Plus
    Interested in the economy of the car (TonyF) since waiting for similar car in summer 2019. What does top gear pull per 1000 rpm it 25.3 mph/1000 rpm as quoted in the Autocar test ? That does seem low geared for a 140 mph car. Demonstrator car unavailable and long delivery times in Scotland. Any comments welcome....
    1,500 rpm at 50 mph in 6th. Tested yesterday.
    p.s. I make that 33.3 mph / 1,000 rpm.
    Last edited by TonyF; 29-04-19 at 15:22. Reason: Addition
    2018 Polo GTI Plus 2.0. Petrol

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    Well done TonyF...this shows that either Autocar were given a low geared car to test or else someone has not done their arithmetic properly! Given that correct gearing you can surely see 48 mpg with an efficient 2 litre engine and still have fun...Many thanks indeed.
    2019 Polo GTI Plus 2.0

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    New Polo GTi owner here. I’d like to say thanks to Tony F for posting his thoughts on his new GTi. Extremely useful when you just need a little nudge into buying one. Although the test drive did a good job too.
    It’s also a useful forerunner to see what the ownership experience is like. I’m hopefully through the juddering wiper stage after driving for 4 days in more or less continual rain and the little plastic squeaks and creaks come and go.
    However and there had to be a however, I’m curious about two things.
    Firstly, tyre pressures. Do you use the VW settings of 41 and 38 psi or have you a variation of your own?
    Secondly, how did the fix for the dash rattle go? Mine has a persistent rattle from the dashboard centre first thing from cold and is very dependent on the coarseness of the running surface. It does disappear after the car warms through though.
    Understandably dealers are not keen to spend time on these things unless they can be pointed in the right direction. I’ll try and record it on my phone to help them along!
    Any thoughts you may have would be gratefully received.
    Many thanks.

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