I'm Driving A 'Mk7.5' VW Golf GTI For Six Months - What Do You Want To Know?

'Our' Golf GTI Clubsport long-term has been swapped for this facelifted GTI, which we'll be driving for the next few months

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I'm Driving A 'Mk7.5' VW Golf GTI For Six Months - What Do You Want To Know? - Car Throttle

A few weeks ago, we said a heartfelt goodbye to ‘our’ beloved VW Golf GTI Clubsport long-term test car. We had a great few months with it, but with the Clubsport having long since sold out, we needed to swap to something a little more relevant. Enter stage left, this ‘Mk7.5’ VW Golf GTI.

We’ve effectively gone from one end of the GTI spectrum from the other, switching out the hardcore Clubsport for a ‘base’, non-Performance Pack GTI. The power drop isn’t quite as dramatic as it might have been however, with these facelifted GTIs now putting out a useful 227bhp.

I'm Driving A 'Mk7.5' VW Golf GTI For Six Months - What Do You Want To Know? - Car Throttle

It’s a five-door DSG example, yours for £29,135 (RRP). Factor in on-the-road costs and various options including (but not limited to) the £990 19-inch ‘Santiago’ alloy wheels, a £550 audio upgrade and the £595 ‘Park Assist system’, and the price jumps to £33,780.

I'm Driving A 'Mk7.5' VW Golf GTI For Six Months - What Do You Want To Know? - Car Throttle

Over the next few months, we’ll be drilling down to the nitty gritty of GTI ‘ownership’, taking it on road trips, and pitching it into battle with key competitors. But as always, we want you to get involved.

Got a question? Want us to do something specific with it? Wish us to give the boot the certified “will an Alex Kersten fit” test? Stick it in the comments and we’ll see what we can do.

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