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I spent some time driving the Golf 7.5 GTD. It's a pretty good car. Watch the review for more.

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    • Stephen Davis
      Stephen Davis

      You get more power and torque on European models. 380nm and 137kw

      about 3 months ago
    • Johan Sahlin
      Johan Sahlin

      Great everyday driver review, thanks!

      about 9 months ago
    • Deon Rupnarain
      Deon Rupnarain

      Love the review . Ended of purchasing one after watching this . I am extremely happy . Great efficiency too!!!!

      about 11 months ago
    • Krisztián Lőrincz
      Krisztián Lőrincz

      Ez így elég fos...
      Ilyen kaliberű autó,csak is 3 ajtós legyen!!
      Na meg a kormány is jó szar helyen van! :D (a suta barmok miatt :P )

      about 1 year ago
    • Tommy T
      Tommy T

      Are the digital dials an optional extra in the uk

      about 1 year ago
    • Daniel Duda
      Daniel Duda In reply to Tommy T

      No, they are standard on GTD. Optional for 2.0 TDI 150 hp for £495.

      about 1 year ago
    • Neil Vermeulen
      Neil Vermeulen

      Thanks Shawn. I am in the market for a golf and am seriously thinking about the GTD. Thank you for your input.

      about 1 year ago
    • Shawn Jooste
      Shawn Jooste In reply to Neil Vermeulen

      They’re bloody awesome cars dude.

      about 11 months ago
    • Deon Rupnarain
      Deon Rupnarain In reply to Neil Vermeulen

      After this review ,believe it or not ...I ended of getting myself a GTD...boy am I happy.

      about 11 months ago
    • Shawn Jooste
      Shawn Jooste In reply to Neil Vermeulen

      Pleasure.

      about 1 year ago
    • James Woodall
      James Woodall

      I really like the 7.5 - I currently drive a 2015 GTD 7. But there just are not enough worth while changes to make me spend all that money to upgrade. The only thing that I would like in my GTD is the active display.

      about 1 year ago
    • Daniel Duda
      Daniel Duda In reply to James Woodall

      You can always retrofit it, if you are seriously interested...

      about 1 year ago
    • Shawn Jooste
      Shawn Jooste In reply to James Woodall

      Active display isn’t worth the upgrade. Golf 7 GTD is an excellent car, I’d just stick to it. Wait for 8 or even 9, that’ll be a worthwhile effort to upgrade.

      about 1 year ago
    • TidyTech
      TidyTech

      Great review but the audio needs a lot of work as your voice is quite quiet and unclear.

      about 1 year ago
    • Shawn Jooste
      Shawn Jooste In reply to TidyTech

      +Resonate84 thanks. Yeah, aware of the audio issues. Working on better microphones. 👍🏻

      about 1 year ago
    • Kevin Worrall
      Kevin Worrall

      Miles per gallon please

      about 1 year ago
    • James Woodall
      James Woodall In reply to Kevin Worrall

      My GTD will do a combined in the real world of 50mpg. I find you have to work hard to get over 60mpg but then again its not that kind of car lol

      about 1 year ago
    • Paul Bain
      Paul Bain

      It's 380Nm

      about 1 year ago
    • asm1
      asm1 In reply to Paul Bain

      @Shawn Jooste in the UK at least, the 7 Speed DSG couldn't initially cope with the extra torque/power combo in the GTD. They uprated it for the later 7.5 apparently. At least that's what I was told, although there may have been an overlap. My 7 has a six-speed DSG.

      about 7 months ago
    • Deon Rupnarain
      Deon Rupnarain In reply to Paul Bain

      De-tuned u say....lol

      about 11 months ago
    • TU PAC DELOIN
      TU PAC DELOIN In reply to Paul Bain

      Shawn Jooste
      AUDI RS3 7 speed

      about 1 year ago
    • Shawn Jooste
      Shawn Jooste In reply to Paul Bain

      So the apparent reason we get the detuned engines is because we’re a warmer climate 🤷🏻‍♂️

      Got the same from Audi when they brought the S3 out.

      As for the DSG, no idea why we get the 6 speed. I should probably ask VW at some point.

      about 1 year ago
    • Paul Bain
      Paul Bain In reply to Paul Bain

      TU PAC DELOIN - Actually we are both right. In England we get the new more powerful 2.0 GTD 184PS and 380NM. While you in South Africa get the less powered engine that we put in and moderate Golf R-Line and GT Models. Can't think why VW in your Country would put that under powered engine in what is supposed to be the next model under the GTi. Also we get 7 Speed DSG. I know which I would prefer. Having been to SA several times reminds me that I need to revisit. Love the place. Great friendly people. Oh and cheap booze.

      about 1 year ago
    • Nathan Jooste
      Nathan Jooste

      cool daddy nice review

      about 1 year ago
    • LekaLEL
      LekaLEL

      Always put your bag in the boot not in the car. Let's avoid smash and grabs.

      about 1 year ago
    • steve evans
      steve evans

      the gearbox is 7 speed not 6. nice review ty

      about 1 year ago
    • Shawn Jooste
      Shawn Jooste In reply to steve evans

      +steve evans welcome to Africa

      about 1 year ago
    • steve evans
      steve evans In reply to steve evans

      wow.thats terrible.the 7 speed replaced the 6 speed quite some time ago here.i would not be buying a new car with outdated tech. surely this will cost vw big time. best avoided i think.

      about 1 year ago
    • Shawn Jooste
      Shawn Jooste In reply to steve evans

      Nope, in South Africa they're sold as 6 Speed DSG's: http://www.vw.co.za/en/models/new-golf-7/trimlevel-overview.s9_trimlevel_detail.suffix.html/golf~2Fgtd/tab=TECHDATA.html

      about 1 year ago
    • steve evans
      steve evans In reply to steve evans

      you need a better press releas
      http://www.volkswagen.co.uk/new/golf-vii-pa/which-model-compare/details/2821#!#overview

      about 1 year ago
    • Shawn Jooste
      Shawn Jooste In reply to steve evans

      +steve evans checked, press release says 6 speed. https://twitter.com/shawnjooste/status/914573551725875200

      about 1 year ago