First UK Test of the Polo GTI

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monkeyhanger
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Re: First UK Test of the Polo GTI

Post by monkeyhanger » Sat Jun 16, 2018 10:14 pm

SRGTD wrote:
Sat Jun 16, 2018 7:13 am
joeknight94 wrote:
Fri Jun 15, 2018 11:47 pm
stevereeves wrote:Good, enjoyable test without too much waffle, Top Gear could do a lot worse. Interesting about the 2D VW badge, thought VW were being cheap, but a good idea placing the sensor built-in behind it. Wasn't over-fussed 'bout the AID but warming to it a bit. I assume the car was not returned and bagged for one's self, they are still rare as. And that cool shirt was literally nicked off the sales guy's back :lol: : ....
It’s my demo, really enjoying the car, just hit 620 miles (1000km) and it’s like someone has flicked a switch, it now feels as quick as a Golf GTI


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I’ve read on other VW forums that it’s suspected VW apply a running in restriction via software to restrict power during the first 620 miles / 1,000 km, as many owners notice a step change in performance at this mileage.
It has happened on my last 2 Golfs, also power is slightly restricted on every journey until until the engine us warm - even after it has been run in.. i mentioned it a few days ago on the Golf GTI forum. Quite sophisticated the ECU is, even knows when it is doing an NEDC test.😉

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Re: First UK Test of the Polo GTI

Post by loadswine » Tue Jun 19, 2018 8:08 pm

Couple of recent tests for the Polo GTi, one on Pistonheads, and the other on Whatcar.
The Whatcar one, is a bit odd in the scoring of space and practicality, looks a bit like a misprint or something. See what you think.

https://www.pistonheads.com/features/ph ... -gti/38201

https://www.whatcar.com/volkswagen/polo ... ck/review/

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