Volkswagen Golf GTI long-term review

Our Verdict
Volkswagen Golf GTI
Volkswagen Golf GTI

Can the hottest Volkswagen Golf GTI ignite the passion and reclaim its crown now lost to the Ford Focus ST?

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Mark Tisshaw
9 August 2018
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Why we"re running it: We have six months to discover if, after 40 years, the Golf GTI remains the world’s best all-round hot hatch

Month 1 - Month 2 - Month 3 - Month 4 - Month 5 - Month 6 - Month 7 - Specs

Life with a Volkswagen Golf GTI - Month 7

The future is not gesture control - 4th July 2018

The top-of-the-range infotainment system (Discover Navigation Pro, a £1325 option) comes with gesture control. In six months I’ve used it only twice — once to try it and once to confirm it is a pointless gimmick. For me, the future is instead in voice command, mixed with steering wheel controls. The GTI has both, neither of which I have complaints about.

Mileage: 11,222

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