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Offline NewtoGolf

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Autohold Query About the Golf GTI Mk7.5
« on: January 05, 2018, 10:23:25 am »
As a soon-to-be owner of a new Golf GTI (and new to VW too) I have a couple of lingering questions about the Golf that I would much appreciate an answer to. 

1.  I think I understand how the autohold function works but am interested in how the GTI behaves when autohold is switched off (even if inadvertently).  Will cars fitted with the DSG roll back on an incline or do they also feature a hill start assist function (i.e. holding the car for a second or two to enable the driver to get their foot off the foot break and on to the accelerator)?  HSA seems to be ubiquitous on cars these days but VW make no mention of it.

2.  How do people find the GTI's ride quality over rough surfaces?  In test drive I thought it was pretty good but I'd be keen to hear from others who have driven over extended periods.

Much appreciated.

Offline Brett

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Re: Autohold Query About the Golf GTI Mk7.5
« Reply #1 on: January 05, 2018, 11:01:52 am »
Currently using one as a company car for the last 15,000km.

1) The autohold function won't hold the car if not switched on. This means when you turn the car off on a hill you will manually need to put the EPB on before selecting P as the car will roll down the hill and only be held by the selector....not the best for it. You don't actually need to turn off the EPB when starting off on a hill or otherwise as once the accelerator is pressed it turns off automatically. Personally I leave autohold switched on 24/7. Extremely useful on hills and it automatically engages the EPB when switching the car off. Not really a bother in stop/start traffic either.

2) The ride is firm but nothing over the top. Not crashy like the same generation Polo GTI.

They're great all round cars and have a lot of go when needed even in stock form.
Previous:MKIII Golf GL, MKIV Golf GTI, E36 325i, E36 323i, B5 S4 sedan, C32 AMG, B5 S4 avant.

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Company car

Offline NewtoGolf

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Re: Autohold Query About the Golf GTI Mk7.5
« Reply #2 on: January 05, 2018, 11:06:31 am »
Currently using one as a company car for the last 15,000km.

1) The autohold function won't hold the car if not switched on. This means when you turn the car off on a hill you will manually need to put the EPB on before selecting P as the car will roll down the hill and only be held by the selector....not the best for it. You don't actually need to turn off the EPB when starting off on a hill or otherwise as once the accelerator is pressed it turns off automatically. Personally I leave autohold switched on 24/7. Extremely useful on hills and it automatically engages the EPB when switching the car off. Not really a bother in stop/start traffic either.

2) The ride is firm but nothing over the top. Not crashy like the same generation Polo GTI.

They're great all round cars and have a lot of go when needed even in stock form.

Thanks Brett - that's very helpful.

I wish I worked for a company that would provide a Golf GTI !  (mine wouldn't give me so much as a skateboard)