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MK7 Confessions

DrFunkalupicus

Autocross Champion
Location
Topeka
Car(s)
2016 VW GTI S
So I did my transmission mount swap yesterday, and I bought a specific 16mm swivel head socket to make life easier for the mount -> frame bolts. I was home and putting my tools up when I remembered I had that socket.
 

MonkeyMD

Autocross Champion
I have a 300Km daily commute... had Covid a month ago, life happened... you would not guess how many Km since my last oil change.

It would give some of you a stroke, best not to ask. (It goes in Monday for service.)

My 16 month old car will be out of warranty in another 6 weeks.
Yeah. I had a 9 month period when i first got the Golf where i did 40k miles. Slowed down since then
 

GTIfan99

Autocross Champion
Location
FL
Yeah. I had a 9 month period when i first got the Golf where i did 40k miles. Slowed down since then
I put 50k miles on my 92 GTI and took a bath trading it in a year later on the Corrado. We moved closer to work, so worked out well with the Corrado. It wouldn't have been up to that kind of use. It broke a lot. Still loved it.
 

Desslok

Autocross Champion
Location
PA
Car(s)
2019 Rabbit
Yeah. I had a 9 month period when i first got the Golf where i did 40k miles. Slowed down since then
I put 70k on my '83 Mustang GT in the first two years of ownership. Would wash it 4 or 5 times a week. Really loved that car.
Wish I could get that thrill back, of just driving for hours for no reason at all.
 

Dog Dad Wagon

Autocross Champion
Location
Innnnn West Philadelphia...
Car(s)
19 Alltrack 6MT
I put 70k on my '83 Mustang GT in the first two years of ownership. Would wash it 4 or 5 times a week. Really loved that car.
Wish I could get that thrill back, of just driving for hours for no reason at all.

I guess this response also serves as a confession, I haven’t experienced that since my first car, my MK5 Jetta. I loved my first MK7 but I “enjoyed it too much” and understeered it into a guard rail at 1700 miles and it sucked after that lol.

Until I got my Touareg. I love this thing so damn much. It is the pinnacle of VW and I am super glad I got one before they were all old. It may go without saying but it is several steps above any other VW model, with the sole exception of the Phaeton.

Zero rattles anywhere in the cabin @ 6 years 38K miles. Incredible noise isolation despite the ludicrous pano roof. 12 speaker Dynaudio is best stereo I’ve ever heard in a car. Ventilated Terra cotta brown leather seats are the comfiest I’ve ever sat in. The chassis is incredibly eager to rotate for its size/weight. The only reason for understeer is the factory sways/coilovers, which I will be upgrading to R-Line springs (.5” lower) and Bilstein HDs + Cayenne GTS sways. The factory torque is the same power to weight ratio as a GTI. And the permanent 40/60 split AWD has such a satisfying drive. It also gets 30-33 mpg on the highway which is better than my previous 6MT Alltrack.

The cherry on top is mine is under power train warranty to 2029/100K miles, and diesel gate to 2029/120K. The feeling of knowing I basically got a Cayenne with factory warranty to 100K+ For the cost of a Golf R. I will own this car till its wheels fall off, and that’s saying something coming from a guy who has owned 7 cars by 29.
 
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