Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12
Results 11 to 15 of 15

Thread: 2018 Polo GTi+

  1. #11
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2018
    Posts
    13
    Post Thanks / Like
    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 ..is 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.
    TonyF
    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

  2. #12
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2019
    Location
    Ayrshire
    Posts
    3
    Post Thanks / Like
    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

  3. #13
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2019
    Posts
    5
    Post Thanks / Like
    Hello,
    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.

  4. #14
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2019
    Location
    Glasgow
    Posts
    1
    Post Thanks / Like
    Quote Originally Posted by TonyF View Post
    Just holidayed in our GTi. It drives really well.
    The display took a while to get to my liking, but it's great.
    Sat nav is difficult to set via's on a route, the manual is not correct.
    As all VAG sat nav's it likes to send you down single track roads with no passing places.
    The fuel consumption on a 100+ mile journey including slow parts of the M25 was 48mpg, which is really good. I used ECO on the stop start stretches, switching to Normal when the road cleared.
    I can't work out the variable boot load floor yet, but got everything including a case of wine.
    TonyF
    Urgh I agree the VAG sat nav takes you weird and wonderful places haha

  5. #15
    Senior Member Sam&Anne's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2015
    Location
    Northern Ireland UK
    Posts
    528
    Post Thanks / Like
    Quote Originally Posted by TommyMK7GTD View Post
    Urgh I agree the VAG sat nav takes you weird and wonderful places haha
    Didn't think I would say this but the Golf O/E sat nav unit is a problem to me - and has just got worse.
    I had to buy and set up a new TomTom Essential for a friend and I ran it in conjunction with my VW unit in my Golf for a few weeks.
    There is little or no comparison IMO as the TomTom is way ahead in so many ways. Above all no back garden routes when there is a perfectly good A road alternative.
    Despite fighting with the VW unit it persisted in telling me that it knew best - which wasn't true in (too) many cases.
    The traffic is exceptional with superb early warnings and instant alternatives.
    Masses of info on the screen, so much alas that it could be a distraction so care and common sense is required.
    So many things IMO so much better that I would begin to sound like a rep for TomTom but I am sorry to have to give it to my colleague complete with an excellent Brodit mount.
    My VW built in system is neat and it does a sort of a job but TomTom does a proper job.
    I should say that I had one of the original TomTom units WAY back and it was great but this updated model is 100 years better.
    2015 Golf SV SE 1.4 TSI, DSG. Limestone grey. Sat Nav. F & R parking sensors. RVC. Digital climate control. Fog lamps.
    Wife: VW UP!

Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •