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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 11-18-2018, 11:33 AM Thread Starter
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It seems that VW's decision to swap to a smaller engine has had too much of an impact on the new Golfs performance. While 147hp may seem inadequate for some, C&D says the new model makes the most of the 1.4l turbo four. Imo they should have made a more significant revision to the exterior styling, like the did with the new Jetta. https://www.caranddriver.com/reviews...by-the-numbers
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 11-22-2018, 10:53 AM
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I think anyone who prioritizes performance will likely step up to the GTI trim anyways. Unfortunately it seems the change in engine has been sort of forced upon VW as a result of the new WLTP.
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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 11-25-2018, 09:22 PM
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I see that even Hyundai came on the scene recently with a Golf rivaling hatch. It doesn't help that the Golf is often priced higher and depends on a loyal following. Hyundai plays on straight value and have been winning people over especially with the absent stigma of owning a Korean car (much different from the 80's and early 90's)
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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 11-27-2018, 10:35 AM
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Its a sad day when Hyundai is offering a more powerful hatchback, but we will have to wait and see what VW delivers with the GTI and R variants. I think there is also still a fair bit of skepticism in regards to how reliable all these Korean brands are in the long term.
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Its a sad day when Hyundai is offering a more powerful hatchback, but we will have to wait and see what VW delivers with the GTI and R variants. I think there is also still a fair bit of skepticism in regards to how reliable all these Korean brands are in the long term.
Dependable with a growing support network, post bad PR for VW but so far they've been showing that pulling through can happen.

If they can impress us with the Arteon and Atlas, I have hope in ye another strong Golf run. The challenge is actually following through.
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post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old 12-06-2018, 10:20 AM Thread Starter
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Consumer reviews for the Atlas are terrible and a lot of new owners are reporting non stop issues. Imo there are much better candidates if you're looking for a full size family hauler.
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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 12-12-2018, 07:01 PM
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I guess its been hard for people to turn down what looks like an Audi but priced like any regular product. Its one of the advantages that VW has these days.
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