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Who owns a Golf GTD / GTI / R?

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

  1. Andybtsn

    Don

    Joined: 23 Oct 2005

    Posts: 42,201

    Location: North Yorkshire

    Guys, I disconnected the battery, disconnected drivers airbag, plugged back in, battery back on and the drivers airbag error is shown even after driving for a while. Do I need a dealer to reset something?
     
  2. MrRockliffe

    Mobster

    Joined: 14 Apr 2014

    Posts: 4,485

    Location: Sunny Sussex

    Until I read the rest of your post, I was going to suggest driving it for a few mins :(

    Did turning the ignition off after driving and then back on do anything?
     
  3. Andybtsn

    Don

    Joined: 23 Oct 2005

    Posts: 42,201

    Location: North Yorkshire

    Unfortunately not. Reading online seems a common issue unfortunately, might need to find someone with obd reader or something to clear it
     
  4. MrRockliffe

    Mobster

    Joined: 14 Apr 2014

    Posts: 4,485

    Location: Sunny Sussex

    If you need a USB one I can send you one in the post - I’ll check the model number for you and we can see if it’ll work
     
  5. Andybtsn

    Don

    Joined: 23 Oct 2005

    Posts: 42,201

    Location: North Yorkshire

    Brill. I haven’t looked into it tbh, is it just software on a laptop? I used a phone app on my old bmw with a Bluetooth adapter and it worked great. Thanks mate
     
  6. MrRockliffe

    Mobster

    Joined: 14 Apr 2014

    Posts: 4,485

    Location: Sunny Sussex

    I haven’t used it on a VW, but on my Ford there’s some software for a windows laptop :)

    Looks like on VWs there’s an app for Android:

    https://obdeleven.com/en/

    Hence the USB one wouldn’t be compatible :(
     
  7. V_R

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 17 Jan 2007

    Posts: 9,108

    Location: UK

    Any Mk7.5 owners here? What is the sound system like? Is there not a Dynaudio, or equivalent for the 7.5? I know the used market is strong at the moment but the prices of Mk7's is going mad. Might as well look at a 7.5.

    If I'm looking at 7's PP and Dynaudio are my two must haves really.
     
  8. MrRockliffe

    Mobster

    Joined: 14 Apr 2014

    Posts: 4,485

    Location: Sunny Sussex


    Yes, there’s a Dynaudio option for the 7.5, but it’s quite rare and demands a premium from my research.

    I suspect due to the high number of leases that were taken out with base level equipment
     
  9. layte

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 14 Jun 2008

    Posts: 2,362

    I had Dynaudio in my 7.5 R, along with all the other options missing from lease specials. :D
     
  10. V_R

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 17 Jan 2007

    Posts: 9,108

    Location: UK

    Well it is an option extra, but yeah shame its not more popular!

    I think I've found one or two 7.5's with it...
     
  11. mjt

    Capodecina

    Joined: 31 Aug 2007

    Posts: 19,111

    Standard audio setup in my Mk7 Golf was rather underwhelming.
     
  12. V_R

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 17 Jan 2007

    Posts: 9,108

    Location: UK

    Yeah and that's why I'm only after cars with Dynaudio. Just a shame it limits the options so much.
     
  13. Gilbert89

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 24 Jun 2011

    Posts: 2,029

    Location: Sheffield

    I find the audio in my Golf rather poor which I did expect in comparison with my previous car which had specced Bang & Olufsen audio but I did not expect a MK6 Polo to have considerably better audio.

    Suppose newer tech vs the ancient Golf (In some areas) despite it being MK7.5
     
  14. dessimpson

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 27 Oct 2008

    Posts: 1,844

    Location: Gloucester

    I find the standard audio in my 7.5 ok.
     
  15. Insomniak

    Gangster

    Joined: 27 Oct 2002

    Posts: 391

    Location: Stoke - on - Trent

    I had a 7.5 GTD with Dynaudio and it was excellent. I now have the Mk8 GTD with Harmon Kardon and the sound quality is fantastic. It's a must have option in my opinion.
     
  16. mjt

    Capodecina

    Joined: 31 Aug 2007

    Posts: 19,111

    How are you getting on with the lack of buttons?
     
  17. arcanoth

    Associate

    Joined: 11 Jun 2021

    Posts: 35

    Location: New Forest

    Yeah I'm curious to know how the lack of buttons works out in real life - I feel like it's a deal breaker for me.
     
  18. shiver

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 13 Jun 2007

    Posts: 1,159

    Location: London

    Seems to be the biggest negative that most reviewers have remarked on for sure.
     
  19. nemtizz

    Capodecina

    Joined: 16 May 2006

    Posts: 13,323

    [​IMG]

    Took this to R-Tech recently (Stage 1) and they've completely transformed the car. Pre-cat delete and Revo intake the only perfomance mods so far. Back for all the torque soon. :cool:

    [​IMG]
     
  20. savagesam117

    Soldato

    Joined: 18 Mar 2012

    Posts: 5,203

    Location: Eastbourne

    I've got a 3 door 16v GTi.

    I've got all the best factory features; Rev counter, MPG readout, temperature gauge, electric windows, sunroof, rear disc brakes.

    Oh, it also is half built, did I mention that? [​IMG]