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VW MKVII-Mk7 Golf family including Golf Wagon (~ 2015 +) Discussions area for the Mk7 (2015+) Golf and Golf Wagon TDIs based on the MQB (Modularer Querbaukasten) platform.

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Old February 9th, 2020, 16:16   #31
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...and, having just driven my car up some little driveway ramps...scary af.
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Old February 11th, 2020, 05:01   #32
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I already purchased a 2019 leftover itís a fx with the 1800cc rather than the 1050cc. I bought it late in the year for a better deal. I havenít ridden it yet which is horrible cuz I look at it in the garage everyday lol. That seems like it would be a good one to take your kid out on. I like going fast so I bought the middle of the road one.
I'm sure you'll have yours out before/if I pull the trigger. I had a polaris SLT 780 way back in the day and replaced it with an SLX 1200 which at the time was a 60MPH ski. I like the lightness of the EXR, i remember riding one of the early seadoo with a ton of power and it was so heavy it felt more like a boat.
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Old February 12th, 2020, 04:17   #33
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I would be interested in your experience now that you have the tune(which I presume included the DSG tune).




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Old February 12th, 2020, 04:19   #34
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I'm sure you'll have yours out before/if I pull the trigger. I had a polaris SLT 780 way back in the day and replaced it with an SLX 1200 which at the time was a 60MPH ski. I like the lightness of the EXR, i remember riding one of the early seadoo with a ton of power and it was so heavy it felt more like a boat.
I hope to have it out ASAP lol. Looking at it everytime I pull in the garage stinks. I have a feeling this one will be quite heavy on the water. I did just buy an older yamaha 760 just so I could have friends ride that and not tear up the new one lol. It was also a good deal.
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Old February 12th, 2020, 04:20   #35
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Back to the original topic, I ended up ordering a hitch from uhaul and am going to have them install it next week. It seems like the car should be able to handle it, but if it can’t handle the ramp I’ll just haul around my utility trailer.
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Old February 12th, 2020, 21:56   #36
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Back to the original topic, I ended up ordering a hitch from uhaul and am going to have them install it next week. It seems like the car should be able to handle it, but if it canít handle the ramp Iíll just haul around my utility trailer.


I think if I can tow a Uhaul containing a heavy 5 cylinder Mercedes Diesel behind a Prius (from BELLINGHAM ,WA to LA) you should be able to tow behind your TDI.



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Old February 14th, 2020, 15:28   #37
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Hi all- I thought Iíd ask since this seems to be a pretty active thread. I now have a Ď15 Golf TDI (6 speed manual) and have been wondering about the towing rating on it. The owners manual- there are so many pages about how to tow, what to tow, how to hook up a hitch etc., but then the tow ratings for the manual transmission just say ďnot available at time of printing.Ē
It looks like someone did tow with my car in the past, I found a wiring harness in the trunk and a loose carriage bolt off of the rear frame. Anything I should be concerned about with the transmission? The clutch seems fine, the shift into second is a little clunkier than my Mazda, but Iíve heard similar reviews about the transmission...
And if Iím the future I did decide to tow, would that hurt the emissions warranty?
Also, itís been great reading everyoneís experiences with the car!
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Old February 18th, 2020, 00:53   #38
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[QUOTE=Unoí15TDi;5571795]I think if I can tow a Uhaul containing a heavy 5 cylinder Mercedes Diesel behind a Prius (from BELLINGHAM ,WA to LA) you should be able to tow behind your TDI.


Iím mainly worried if the boat ramp is wet/slick if Iíd be able to get the jet ski up out of the lake. I donít think it will have issues driving through town or the highway.
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Old February 18th, 2020, 00:58   #39
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Hi all- I thought Iíd ask since this seems to be a pretty active thread. I now have a Ď15 Golf TDI (6 speed manual) and have been wondering about the towing rating on it. The owners manual- there are so many pages about how to tow, what to tow, how to hook up a hitch etc., but then the tow ratings for the manual transmission just say ďnot available at time of printing.Ē
It looks like someone did tow with my car in the past, I found a wiring harness in the trunk and a loose carriage bolt off of the rear frame. Anything I should be concerned about with the transmission? The clutch seems fine, the shift into second is a little clunkier than my Mazda, but Iíve heard similar reviews about the transmission...
And if Iím the future I did decide to tow, would that hurt the emissions warranty?
Also, itís been great reading everyoneís experiences with the car!
I have test driven a couple manual tdis and I didnít like the way they shifted through the gears compared to a gas car. It does seem like the last one I test drove had the same clunking you speak of.

As for towing with the manual transmission the hitch would be rated the same 2000 pounds. I donít think it would be any different than the automatic car. I wouldnít think it would effect the warranty if there still is a warranty.
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Old February 18th, 2020, 06:24   #40
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Hi all- I thought I’d ask since this seems to be a pretty active thread. I now have a ‘15 Golf TDI (6 speed manual) and have been wondering about the towing rating on it. The owners manual- there are so many pages about how to tow, what to tow, how to hook up a hitch etc., but then the tow ratings for the manual transmission just say “not available at time of printing.”
It looks like someone did tow with my car in the past, I found a wiring harness in the trunk and a loose carriage bolt off of the rear frame. Anything I should be concerned about with the transmission? The clutch seems fine, the shift into second is a little clunkier than my Mazda, but I’ve heard similar reviews about the transmission...
And if I’m the future I did decide to tow, would that hurt the emissions warranty?
Also, it’s been great reading everyone’s experiences with the car!
@airstreamer started this thread for his MkVI TDI Golf.

@DerekG also is in that thread with a MkVI TDI Golf (on about page 10 I think) Notice the picture in his sig

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Old February 20th, 2020, 18:00   #41
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I think if I can tow a Uhaul containing a heavy 5 cylinder Mercedes Diesel behind a Prius (from BELLINGHAM ,WA to LA) you should be able to tow behind your TDI.




What size of rise do you have with your hitch?
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