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MK8 Golf - Purchase Yes/No/Maybe

MK8 Purchase Yes/No/Maybe  

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  1. 1. Do you currently intend to purchase a MK8 Golf?

    • Yes, GTi/R/Clubsport or other Performance model.
    • Yes, Baseline or R-Line Model.
    • Undecided due to styling.
    • Undecided due to price.
    • No, due to styling.
    • No, due to price.

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17 hours ago, dopper99 said:

With regards dashboards in general and manufacturers cutting costs...... seems Mercedes have played a blinder in not only creating a dash that loads of people seem to rave about (new A Class), but they've probably saved themselves a shed load in manufacturing costs.


You cant get a lot simpler than a slab of dash with very little shape and a elongated ipad stuck on it.




Agree, the A Class dashboard could be more aesthetically pleasing, but Mercedes have at least retained what looks like a conventional rotary light switch (to the right of the steering wheel), and the panel below the three central air vents look like conventional controls for heating, ventilation, air con and rear screen demister.


So A Class drivers won’t have to fumble around a touch pad for the lights ‘buttons’ and rear screen demister, or find a menu in the infotainment screen to adjust the cabin temperature like a mk8 Golf driver will need to - and all while trying to concentrate on driving the car. 

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for me the Aclass cabin is perfect and certainly not boring, the one in the pic basic car I think, we have an a200 AMG and feel the cabin is the perfect mix of tech, touch and physical buttons with good design and decent feeling plastics in all the key places.

looks as below 53075b7499114e0e1f5d79a5ed8ac3fe.jpg

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indeed, there's nothing wrong with a nice big screen interface showing lots of options and info. It's for looking at. Important controls are inherently better if they're physical, it's that simple.
Yep that's the perfect balance, nice big screen showing exactly what you want but buttons/switches or even a mouse type device to control it all not touching the screen

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23 minutes ago, SpursMadDave said:

Yep that's the perfect balance, nice big screen showing exactly what you want but buttons/switches or even a mouse type device to control it all not touching the screen emoji106.png

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And it keeps my car OCD in check as there’d be no finger marks on the screen 🙂.

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An interesting news item on the BBC website today - Tesla driver In Germany distracted and crashed while using the car’s touchscreen to adjust the speed of the windscreen wipers; 



Could just as easily be a mk8 Golf driver being distracted and crashing while using the infotainment screen to adjust the heating / ventilation / climate controls 🤔.

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