Colin Wood
Colin Wood Associate Editor
6/27/22 2:45 p.m.

Is the MK8 VW Golf GTI the best one yet, or is it let down by a not-so-user-friendly infotainment system?


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Error404 HalfDork
6/27/22 3:42 p.m.

Dunno about the infotainment, I still prefer an old fashioned radio, but the lack of a 2-door option just makes it a short crossover.  ​​​​

sibanez New Reader
6/28/22 3:51 p.m.

The GTI S is kind of the killer package - all of the performance (minus the dynamic suspension), less weight (no sunroof) and plaid seats, plus a volume knob. From what I can tell, a good set of Konis or Bilsteins would largely offset the loss of the dynamic dampeners. You can get one for under $31K with a manual.

bmw88rider GRM+ Memberand UberDork
6/28/22 4:39 p.m.

In reply to sibanez :

Funny thing is, That was a 27K package in the Mk 7 when it debuted and gradually worked up to $28.6K when they added the PP as standard.  $31K for the base just shows the continued price creep. 

GTwannaB GRM+ Memberand Dork
6/29/22 2:01 p.m.

In reply to sibanez :

So wait, there is an option to not have the massive infotainment and get physical buttons in a new GTI? Not shopping but that I s do interesting because every reviewer has been roasting VW for last 18 months. 

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