Volkswagen Golf GTE Forum

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Author:  smudge [ Wed Jul 12, 2017 2:42 am ]
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So after about a month of trying to decide whether or not to buy a new Golf R, yesterday I ordered a GTE!

I was looking for something to go through my company on lease and as I am sure we all know, there are deals on the R. But my leasing guy called me up and said, what about a GTE. I laughed (I currently use an Audi RS4 as my daily driver and have done for the last 4 years), I laughed a lot. Then when I looked at the details, it kind of made sense. So I watched some youtube videos, but felt I needed to drive this thing to get some clarity. A quick call to my local dealership and 60 minutes later I had one to myself for the next hour.

Ok, so it's not a V8 Audi, but it's a nice Golf and bearing in mind I'll either be pootling around town or driving up to my Manchester office, this seemed like a good choice. I like smaller cars and have owned many Golfs, so this appealed greatly.

I've got myself a GTE Advance, white with sunroof - everything else is as per standard spec (which suits me just fine). Hopefully I'll have her in about 10 days time. I never thought I'd be so chuffed about getting a hybrid. :shock:

Oh, and if anyone is interested, 36 months 12kPA for £320 (with maintenance). With 9% BIK, CC free and all the other benefits this car brings, I'm happy.

Author:  admin [ Sun Aug 06, 2017 6:20 am ]
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Hey Smudge, have you got the GTE yet? It's been more than 10 days....

If so, how are you liking it?

Author:  smudge [ Mon Aug 07, 2017 9:23 am ]
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Yes, slight delay in getting the car (mainly too busy with work) but I have had the GTE all of 1 week now. Amazing piece of kit. Nothing like the RS4 I have had for the last 4-5 years, but that is exactly why I went for it. Still learning the set up I like the most, getting to grips with finding the good charging places vs the bad and loving having a sunroof back in my life!!

As much as it goes against the 'eco' running of the car, full 'GTE' mode is pokey!

I never thought i would say this but I'm not missing the Audi at all at the moment.

I've also taken to hugging the occasional tree too.......


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