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Who owns a Golf GTD / GTI / R?

Discussion in 'Motors' started by craig_t, Mar 24, 2015.

  1. layte

    Wise Guy

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    Very much sounds like the car was in Eco or Normal. In Race mode the DSG keeps the car on the boil for instant response as well as sharpening and adding decent weight to the steering.
     
  2. FerretBoy

    Mobster

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    Yeah you don't get lag in sport, plenty in D though
     
  3. layte

    Wise Guy

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    Go Race/Manual mode or you might as well buy a GTD tractor.
     
  4. nemtizz

    Capodecina

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    What sites do you guys primarily use for mods, etc? ECS P&P costs are a tad ridiculous.
     
  5. MooMoo444

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    I get the same sort of thing when my Clio RS is in drive. In sport it is nice though.
     
  6. wesley

    Soldato

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    Is there anyway to set the eco mode as default? 2017 GTD DSG model
     
  7. .:SAmSuNG:.

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    Does it not remember the last setting used between drives?
     
  8. wesley

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    Nope, always Normal on every time
     
  9. Yas786

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    Yep my 2014 GTD is the same although if I keep it in sport then turn the car off then turn it back on, the mode still says sport but engine in D mode aka normal...well until I push the dsg lever down and the engine goes back into sport mode.
     
  10. Ev0

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    when I had my GTD, and in the current R, if left in sport/race mode when turned off the next time I started up the engine settings were still in the sport/race modes just the gears were dropped back to D rather than S.

    But the engine stuff still stayed the same, more noticeable in the R as in Race the engine noise, real/fake, is a lot more pronounced!

    Personally 99% of the time I drive it in individual with all settings set to normal apart from the noise thing set to eco which pretty much removes any of the crappy noise.

    Then race mode for a bit of fun now and again :)
     
  11. dessimpson

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    Location: Gloucester

    Mine starts in eco mode. I set the key to myself and it remembers the settings. I used to have it start in normal with the engine sound thing set to sport (to mask the tractor engine). Now I've discovered "Coasting" I drive in eco mode if I'm not using the cruise control :)
     
  12. wesley

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    How to set the key to remember the settings?
     
  13. Yas786

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    Think you will need to do it through a cable and laptop to override that function.

    Think it’s called VCDS or something like that. Used to be called Vag com but not cheap, cable is around £200 I think.
     
  14. dessimpson

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    I did it through the stereo. You can set each key to a person and the settings for that person will be active when that key is used.
    At least, that's how it appears to work in mine?

    Ehh? Piffle
     
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  15. Finglonga

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    Or OBDEleven, it does 99% of the VCDS cable at a fraction on the price and without lugging a laptop around as it works on Android.
     
  16. Damien.

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    Location: Pembrokeshire

    About to click yes on a new GTI PP but undecided on a few options;

    Art Velour Seats
    Dynaudio Sound System

    Can any owners with the above mentioned extras comment on whether they are worth the extra pound?
     
  17. layte

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    Cant say anything about the seats, but I have the Dynaudio in my 7.5 R and it's good. Much better than the standard setup in my Mk 7 GT. I'd happily tick that option again.
     
  18. Yas786

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    Definitely go with the dynaudio option, I have it in my GTD and I quite like it. If I was to get another GTD, which I’m not rather thinking of a Golf R...it’s definitely an option that I’ll be wanting.
     
  19. Lustral

    Wise Guy

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    If you dont like the tartan theme then yes to the arts velour set.

    Dynaudio is a must in my book , specced this as part of the tech pack and for the money it is money well spent.
     
  20. Damien.

    Soldato

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    Location: Pembrokeshire

    Thanks for that guys.

    Order placed this morning. Have gone for a GTI 245 Performance, 7 speed DSG with the following options;

    - White Silver Metallic Paint
    - Dynaudio
    - 19" Brescia Alloy Wheels
    - Art Velour Interior

    Can't wait to take delivery. I currently have a 2017 MK7 GTI but with standard specification so really looking forward to extra power and improved dash!