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First UK Test of the Polo GTI

Posted: Thu Jun 14, 2018 4:26 pm
by roywolfey

Re: First UK Test of the Polo GTI

Posted: Thu Jun 14, 2018 8:04 pm
by johnpolo2
Mr Knight no less ;)

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Re: First UK Test of the Polo GTI

Posted: Thu Jun 14, 2018 10:32 pm
by SRGTD
johnpolo2 wrote:
Thu Jun 14, 2018 8:04 pm
Mr Knight no less ;)

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Yes! I thought I recognised the registration number at the start of the video as being Joe’s car.

Re: First UK Test of the Polo GTI

Posted: Thu Jun 14, 2018 11:23 pm
by joeknight94
That's me! Hope you liked the video :D

Re: First UK Test of the Polo GTI

Posted: Fri Jun 15, 2018 12:37 am
by SRGTD
joeknight94 wrote:
Thu Jun 14, 2018 11:23 pm
That's me! Hope you liked the video :D
Yes, I did. Well done! 👍

Re: First UK Test of the Polo GTI

Posted: Fri Jun 15, 2018 9:59 am
by roywolfey
joeknight94 wrote:
Thu Jun 14, 2018 11:23 pm
That's me! Hope you liked the video :D
Great video. Enjoyed the overview of the infotainment system. Thanks. :D

One question:
Do the cars come with VW cable to connect to your phone or do I need to order as an accessory?

Re: First UK Test of the Polo GTI

Posted: Fri Jun 15, 2018 10:34 am
by loadswine
I enjoyed the video too. Nicely presented from both chaps. Just wish VW's attitude towards its customers were as enthusiastic as the sales person.

Re: First UK Test of the Polo GTI

Posted: Fri Jun 15, 2018 11:13 am
by albob
At one point the 'salesman' talks about 'Model year changes' :: It will be interesting the see just what they change on a model which was only released in January …. :o

Re: First UK Test of the Polo GTI

Posted: Fri Jun 15, 2018 5:43 pm
by johnpolo2
joeknight94 wrote:That's me! Hope you liked the video :D
Very good! Next stop 'Top Gear'. Image

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Re: First UK Test of the Polo GTI

Posted: Fri Jun 15, 2018 8:42 pm
by stevereeves
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: : ....

Re: First UK Test of the Polo GTI

Posted: Fri Jun 15, 2018 11:45 pm
by joeknight94
roywolfey wrote:
joeknight94 wrote:
Thu Jun 14, 2018 11:23 pm
That's me! Hope you liked the video :D
Great video. Enjoyed the overview of the infotainment system. Thanks. :D

One question:
Do the cars come with VW cable to connect to your phone or do I need to order as an accessory?

You should receive a cable for your phone on handover, I have to give one to each new car customer now. It’s a nice touch on handover Image


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Re: First UK Test of the Polo GTI

Posted: Fri Jun 15, 2018 11:47 pm
by joeknight94
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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Re: First UK Test of the Polo GTI

Posted: Sat Jun 16, 2018 7:13 am
by SRGTD
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.

Re: First UK Test of the Polo GTI

Posted: Sat Jun 16, 2018 8:55 pm
by MrLems
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.
I better hurry up and drive 620 miles then! 400 more to go ...

Re: First UK Test of the Polo GTI

Posted: Sat Jun 16, 2018 9:01 pm
by SRGTD
MrLems wrote:
Sat Jun 16, 2018 8:55 pm
SRGTD wrote:
Sat Jun 16, 2018 7:13 am
joeknight94 wrote:
Fri Jun 15, 2018 11:47 pm


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.
I better hurry up and drive 620 miles then! 400 more to go ...
And it’ll be such a chore to drive those 400 miles (not!) 😄. I’m sure you’ll manage it!