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Offline schattenblau

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Golf Mk8
« on: October 24, 2019, 06:08:55 pm »

Offline Naekyr

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Re: Golf Mk8
« Reply #1 on: October 25, 2019, 08:24:47 am »
That gear lever = maximum puke

Pretty clear that VW is heading towards an EV future with these designs, pure yuck

Offline B5Passat

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Re: Golf Mk8
« Reply #2 on: October 25, 2019, 12:57:37 pm »
I don't like how they did the screen above the centre console. Looks like an after though

Offline brian

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Re: Golf Mk8
« Reply #3 on: October 25, 2019, 02:20:28 pm »
I don't like how they did the screen above the centre console. Looks like an after though

Sadly those stuck on 'tablets' seem to be the way the world is moving and I agree, looks b****y awful to dsecribe it kindly
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Offline Naekyr

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Re: Golf Mk8
« Reply #4 on: October 25, 2019, 03:36:29 pm »
Sadly those stuck on 'tablets' seem to be the way the world is moving and I agree, looks b****y awful to dsecribe it kindly

And I can't wait to see what happens to the import market.

I had a friend recently look at a nissan leaf x model and the dealer simply told him the screen can't be replaced/converted and you buy it as is with everything in japanese end of story.

I fear that's the future - we've lost any semblance of standards - imagine you buy an imported mk8 golf - how are you suppose to replace all those screens to get english gps, radio etc now that every car is using it's own proprietary dash
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Offline slowmo

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Re: Golf Mk8
« Reply #5 on: October 25, 2019, 10:05:21 pm »
I have a Leaf and the screen and dash has been converted to english. Tell your friend to find a better dealer hahaha
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Offline Naekyr

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Re: Golf Mk8
« Reply #6 on: October 26, 2019, 10:06:15 am »
I have a Leaf and the screen and dash has been converted to english. Tell your friend to find a better dealer hahaha

Nah it depends on the model - there are various sub models for the leaf and each has it's own electronics for some reason - some of them you can easily replace the screen but the one he was looking at was not easy.

He eventually found a place in Auckland that could do the job but they apparently quoted $4k - was told on that model of leaf the screen also controlled a lot of the car's functions and they not only had to open up the dash but they have to install a special unit in so that the car actually functions properly.

Has a quick little google

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Starting with the AZE0-2 X and G spec built from 2016 onward, Nissan moved from the previous ‘Carwings’ generation of audio/navigation units to the newer ‘Nissan Connect’ type with some added functionality and an entirely new user interface. The audio/navigation unit on these models cannot be easily replaced with a complete aftermarket unit without losing some significant functionality within the car.

It is possible to fit the equivalent European version from the same generation of Leaf, although these are expensive and difficult to source.
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