Sunday, June 01, 2014

Something you don't see every day...

Saw my 1st all new 2015 GTI yesterday. In Malibu.

Even though the 1st ones are being delivered to dealers as we speak, I am not sure they are on the roads yet.
This had a Michigan plate, so probably driven by a "member of the press".

I saw the Golf VII in Europe last year. And I must say, nobody will now this is a new car. Except current GTI owners.
Which I guess, is part of that "understood charm"....

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

I ordered one back in March. Delivery is expected in July. GTI's are due this month, the rest of the Golfs are due next month with the exception of the wagon.

Vince Burlapp said...

Congratulations!!!

Anonymous said...

Its so clean and beautiful.

Anonymous said...

whopee. Another Hunchback econocrap. Remember when AVERAGE Americans could AFFORD Challengers, Cameros & Mustangs??? Not to mention GTX, GTO, GrandAm, Cuda, Demon, ChargerDaytona, Firebird, Superbird, RoadRunner, TransAm, Z28, Hurst300, 442, GSX, GrandNational, SuperBee, Cyclone, Thunderbird, AMX, Javelin, Capri, Shelby, etc? When did we all just start accepting mediocrity & "The New Normal"???

Anonymous said...

Wow, what a revolutionary design! We have never seen this before....

Anonymous said...

I hope the build quality is better than the Mexican-built Turbo Beetle I recently drove. Felt like junk compared to my German-made Golf to be honest. The fake engine noise was incredibly fake-sounding too.

I'm very disappointed that start/stop isn't standard or even available.

Anonymous said...

I sat in one today and was thoroughly impressed. The ergonomics are the same but the fit and finish seem to have improved. The steering wheel is thicker and feels more substantial than the MK6. The size is apparently bigger but it is not noticeable.

Carl said...

Will this be German or Mexican built?

Anonymous said...

Carl- All US/ Candadian Golfs/ Jettas will be Hecho en Mexico. Including the motors.

Anonymous said...

Honda, Mazda and others are venturing into the Mexican manufacturing reality. I wonder if, after so many years, VW has learned anything from that fiasco. Its dented their reputation here IMO. Will Honda, Mazda, Nissan, etc... has the same problems? Seems like Honda already is, with its new 2015 Fit delayed indefinitely but sometimes listed as now July. I honestly believe Mexico just doesnt have the infrastructure (like education, or lack of corruption) to become a decent mfg country for the ROW.

Anonymous said...

Honda, Mazda and others are venturing into the Mexican manufacturing reality. I wonder if, after so many years, VW has learned anything from that fiasco.

VWs have never been reliable. Mexico just made a bad reliability record worse. Not that all mighty Germany is any better. And, yes, the Japanese started having reliability issues too when, in their currency exchange wisdom, decided to move production to our shores. The Nissan Maxima was one of the most reliable cars. After moving production here, that was no longer the case.