Page 3 of 3 FirstFirst 123
Results 41 to 53 of 53

Thread: 2010 VW Golf

  1. #41
    Senior Member misterdecibel's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Little Rock, Arkansas
    Posts
    3,408
    Quote Originally Posted by Eric View Post
    If you can, take some pictures - would love to see it!
    My camera seems to be out of whack, but I found out the back story. It's a one-owner car, owned by the VW service manager, and he took possession of it as soon as it came off the transporter.

    And I bought a car today. Same car I've got now, just three years newer and a whole lot redder. But I have to wait for it to come in.

  2. #42
    Vulture of The Western World Eric's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    The Land of The Edentulites
    Posts
    22,740
    Quote Originally Posted by misterdecibel View Post
    My camera seems to be out of whack, but I found out the back story. It's a one-owner car, owned by the VW service manager, and he took possession of it as soon as it came off the transporter.

    And I bought a car today. Same car I've got now, just three years newer and a whole lot redder. But I have to wait for it to come in.
    Congrats!

    Did you buy the DSG?

    PS: A few years back, I was friendly with a Pontiac dealer. The guy was a real car nut and had, over the years, bought (and then mothballed) several Pontiacs he thought would eventually be historic/collectible - including a '79 10th Anniversary Trans-Am, one of the very last to have the 400 cube V-8 and 4-speed manual transmission.

    He would display it (and other cars) on the showroom floor from time to time.

    Unfortunately, we went out of business and I have no idea what became of all those cars...

  3. #43
    Senior Member misterdecibel's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Little Rock, Arkansas
    Posts
    3,408
    Quote Originally Posted by Eric View Post

    Did you buy the DSG?
    Of course not!

  4. #44
    Senior Member misterdecibel's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Little Rock, Arkansas
    Posts
    3,408
    New car has arrived!

  5. #45
    Senior Member misterdecibel's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Little Rock, Arkansas
    Posts
    3,408
    There is no category in which the 2010 GTI is not a significant improvement over the 2007 one. I think the springs on the new one are only 0.9" lower than the old one, but there's no impression of it being a "tall car" anymore. It feels lighter and more nimble, all the controls are tighter, more than just what could be accounted for with 25K miles worth of wear, they've changed the feel of everything for the better.

  6. #46
    Vulture of The Western World Eric's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    The Land of The Edentulites
    Posts
    22,740
    Quote Originally Posted by misterdecibel View Post
    There is no category in which the 2010 GTI is not a significant improvement over the 2007 one. I think the springs on the new one are only 0.9" lower than the old one, but there's no impression of it being a "tall car" anymore. It feels lighter and more nimble, all the controls are tighter, more than just what could be accounted for with 25K miles worth of wear, they've changed the feel of everything for the better.
    Guess what they just dropped off for me....

  7. #47
    Senior Member misterdecibel's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Little Rock, Arkansas
    Posts
    3,408
    Quote Originally Posted by Eric View Post
    Guess what they just dropped off for me....
    DSG or manual?

    2-Dr or 4?

    What color?

  8. #48
    Vulture of The Western World Eric's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    The Land of The Edentulites
    Posts
    22,740
    Quote Originally Posted by misterdecibel View Post
    DSG or manual?

    2-Dr or 4?

    What color?
    Charcoal grey w/six speed. Coupe.

    It flies!
    Attached Images Attached Images

  9. #49
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    Raleigh NC, USA
    Posts
    3,628
    If you get a chance to give VWoA some feedback - tell them to lose the "cheese-slicer" wheels.

    Chip H.

  10. #50
    Senior Member misterdecibel's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Little Rock, Arkansas
    Posts
    3,408
    I'm not fond of the Cuisinart wheels either, and both of mine have had them.

  11. #51
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    Clearwater, Florida
    Posts
    117
    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Brand View Post
    I first visited the US in 1978 & have made half-a-dozen more trips since then. A conundrum I still haven't found the answer to is why Americans demand so much power to drive so slowly!
    One reason being that it is more restful to drive long distances in a car with an engine that is turning at only 2,000 rpm at 75 mph compared with a smaller engined car that would probably run at higher revs.
    Trevor

  12. #52
    Vulture of The Western World Eric's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    The Land of The Edentulites
    Posts
    22,740
    Quote Originally Posted by tcolby View Post
    One reason being that it is more restful to drive long distances in a car with an engine that is turning at only 2,000 rpm at 75 mph compared with a smaller engined car that would probably run at higher revs.
    With overdrive gearing, most any late-model car will cruise at very moderate RPM at US highway speeds of 65-70 mph. None struggle or feel/sound as though they are getting close to their maximum speed. Most will easily run to 80-90 mph, which is considerably faster than is typical for the flow of traffic on American highways.

    Even economy-type cars have probably 30-40 percent more power/capability than is actually used by typical American drivers.

    Today, coming home in the GTI - and running 60 mph up Bent Mountain (posted speed limit 35-40) I was literally blowing every other car off the road.

  13. #53
    Senior Member misterdecibel's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Little Rock, Arkansas
    Posts
    3,408
    Does your GTI test car have the Bi-Xenon headlights?

    If so, do you know, or can you find an answer, to a question about them? Why is it that when the Bi-Xenon headlights are first switched on, they go through a little "Vegas" or "ballyhoo" display where the light beam moves left and right before aiming straight ahead? Is there a technical reason for this, or is it just for show?

    I don't understand why they should move at all, since they're not steerable lights. In the 2007 GTI, they just went from pointing at the ground to pointing straight ahead, but the 2010 car has a much more elaborate procedure or routine that it goes through.

Similar Threads

  1. 2011 VW Golf
    By Eric in forum New Car/Truck Reviews
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 10-12-2010, 09:43 AM
  2. 2010 vw gti
    By Eric in forum New Car/Truck Reviews
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 06-22-2010, 04:37 PM
  3. 2010 ... or 10,000 BC?
    By Eric in forum Motor Mouth
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 01-25-2010, 06:40 AM
  4. VW reveals new Euro Golf, including diesel versions
    By Eric in forum Automotive News
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 08-11-2008, 07:44 AM
  5. VW Golf to get 7-speed DSG
    By Eric in forum Performance/Muscle Cars
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 02-06-2008, 09:03 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •