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I was talking with a guy yesterday at the conference with an SQ5. He was really happy with it and said that he feels he will probably be measuring all future cars against that.

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nice. i would prob would never buy suv for a daily driver. wagon or real vehicle with offroad capabilities 

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that whole virtual cockpit thing gets old real fast. had it on my a4 loaner

its fancy tho. its almost useless if you dont get the navigation.

Still cool as hell.

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The changes I appreciate on the mk7.5

  • Front and Rear Lights - The front lights look better and more aggressive, I love the changes to the red line.  The rear lights have a proper yellow indicators, which is a small detail I dislike on the "older" golfs
  • Additional driving settings / customization - you can choose between eco, normal, and sport modes. I have a feeling the differences will be minor but it's always nice to have more options
  • Bigger & Better infotainment system - I believe the 2017 model already comes with apple/google integration and the mk7.5 looks like they've bumped this again slightly

I dislike the completely digital cockpit, and with today's phones, why would I ever want to use a car's built in navigation when my phone will almost certainly be better - especially consider the car has android auto integration.

In a perfect world, I'll find a 2018 GTI S trim with performance package.  I don't really want the fancy upgrades, not super interested in the leather seats, bigger infotainment system or the digital dash.  I also have to be concerned about sunroof and fit so I don't want a higher trim model. 

Last I heard from a dealer the 2018 GTI should arrive approximately September. 
Sidenote, I briefly asked a dealer about that official tuning with a warranty, he was clueless and I don't blame him - it's only available to a small number of dealerships.  Honestly I think 230hp is plenty anyways, that's basically what my WRX gets and I rarely get a chance to enjoy it.

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ohh ya i forgot with that apr shit lol

yea on the performance package; lsd is prob a must if you gonna tune it.  

im interested if they bring the full led tails to the us.

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The APR stuff is basically not available to us in socal. You need to buy from some very specific dealers to get it.  Honestly I'm not interested in tuning it anyways, 220hp is plenty. 
I plan on getting a performance package or sport because of the bigger brakes. 
I sincerely hope the full led tail lights are coming, if they aren't that's some bullshit.  Honestly that might be enough to affect my purchase decision, especially considering the relatively small changes between the mk7 and 7.5

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i get it. 

i just like the idea of fast wagon. i love the golf but the wagon just makes sense if you are in the market for suvs.

i refuse to buy suv.

its expensive, driving dynamic sucks, heavy.

the cabin is exactly the same like the golf. you only gain trunk space.

 

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I'll shitpost in this thread before I decide to start a new one. 

The basics: I'm still trying to buy a '18 Golf GTI.  Ideally the SE trim.  I still need to sit in one just to confirm that I fit with the sunroof because the sunroof is standard on SE and autobahn trims. 

I've been waiting on VW of America since goddamn October and I'm just now getting notice from a local dealer that they're slowly coming in stock.  I was called and told they had 1 in black.  They should receive a pure white one in roughly 1 week. 

Having test driven kuhla's very nice GTI - I feel comfortable in knowing what I'd be purchasing.  It's got plenty of power, it's comfortable, and the fit & finish are a decent bit better than some of the other cars I had considered purchasing. 
Essentially once I confirm the fit with the sunroof all I'm left with is color.  This is where it gets... complicated (not really). 

Official Order sheet (pdf warning): https://drive.google.com/file/d/1hXx0ClsFu-ARLTFiE7YlLKaaOY-TX_cj/view
I'm only interested in: Pure White, White Silver Metallic, and Dark Iron Blue. 

I've owned 2 cars in my life and they were both white.  It's safe, it's relatively boring but there's also nothing wrong with it.  Not even going to bother posting pictures of pure white. 

The white silver metallic seems to have some major color shift depending on the lighting.  Here's a few examples of what I mean. 

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Then there's the dark iron blue which I think looks like a nice grey/blue color. 

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Right now I'm sincerely tempted to go for the dark iron blue.  It's certainly a darker color, but I think it looks nice, especially with the red line accent. 

I need to go pester the VW dealer because supposedly I might also need to "order" the car which currently has a 12 week delivery estimate.

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Take time. If you are ordering custom and buying new then it might as well be exactly what you want.

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you should fit just fine with the sunroof. the sunroof is panorama and they retract out instead of in. takes smaller space.

interior dimension should be the same. you can try sitting on kats car if you like.

the white honestly growing on me and i think i prefer the lighter color on the 7.5. 
the fins on the fogs is agressive on the 7.5 and it create a nice contrast. that white pearl is gucci.

while i prefer darker color on the mk7. dont get me wrong but they both looks good.

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My understanding from the specs and a few posts on VWvortex is that the panoramic sunroofs cut the interior headroom by roughly 1cm (~0.5").  I'm not as tall as Kuhla and I don't have his long torso so I should be fine as well, but I'd still like to test fit just to be sure.

Like I said in the previous post I'm really just down to color - there are exactly 2 options available: Leather vs cloth seats (cloth), and summer vs all season tires (don't care). 
So i get to agonize over what color I want and then most likely end up with white... but I do agree with kuhla, I need to be happy getting exactly what I want - especially if it needs to be done through a custom order process.

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