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    Quote Originally Posted by heavyD View Post
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    Haptic buttons on a steering wheel is just bad design.
    Yeah but it's cheaper to manufacture and does not break as often as a real button would.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gpomp View Post
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    Yeah but it's cheaper to manufacture and does not break as often as a real button would.
    I've never had buttons break, on steering wheel controls or on my dash, on any cars I've owned up until now.

    Fixing a problem that doesn't exist?

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    I’m not sure if it’s what people want or what the manufacturer thinks we want or if it’s to increase profit margins. Probably the latter.
    I’ve also never had a issue with buttons except the paint coming off. I like a nice solid click when I push a button

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    Itís like a TESLA with a giant screen come on guys get with the times.

    Buttons are such a boomer feature.
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    Since when did the Golf R demographic warrant a heated steering wheel?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Inzane View Post
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    I've never had buttons break, on steering wheel controls or on my dash, on any cars I've owned up until now.

    Fixing a problem that doesn't exist?
    #MeToo

    It's motivated by car companies switching from selling tangible goods to selling you a car as a subscription service, like Tesla. All the options are available in the unit, but if you aren't paying monthly for them, the iPad that they glued to the middle of the dash will not let you access them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flipstah View Post
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    Since when did the Golf R demographic warrant a heated steering wheel?
    You mean people that want to DD an AWD hatchback in a climate where the temperature reaches freezing or worse?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cjblair View Post
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    You mean people that want to DD an AWD hatchback in a climate where the temperature reaches freezing or worse?
    ^This.
    And I think it happened as the Golf moved so extremely far away from its roots as a small economy car.

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    Yea I see a heated steering wheel as a huge plus for an awd golf.

    I half bet more people buy these because they are awd golfs than because of the “R”
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    Quote Originally Posted by killramos View Post
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    Yea I see a heated steering wheel as a huge plus for an awd golf. I half bet more people buy these because they are awd golfs than because of the “R”
    QFT. If they sold an AWD GTI, that would be an incredible daily driver. Don't need the difference in HP.
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    I almost shat myself after eating way too much at lunch with @killramos so ya, we can start the diaper thread now.

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    Yup, I have seen more than a handful old women(60+) driving them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flipstah View Post
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    Since when did the Golf R demographic warrant a heated steering wheel?
    Yah +1 with the others here. I just sold my 2016 a few weeks ago, but items that would have been greatly appreciated in winter would be heated steering wheel and command start. Otherwise overall a pretty good car, I would have enjoyed if the center arm rest had a compartment and the passenger seat be power adjustable vs manual but value/$ and the fun plus winter performance was great for Calgary.

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    A remote car starter would be good too. Do they have them for these cars? This Car Net remote access thing must be newish. I don't remember it from my last Golf (2016)
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    Quote Originally Posted by max_boost View Post
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    A remote car starter would be good too. Do they have them for these cars? This Car Net remote access thing must be newish. I don't remember it from my last Golf (2016)
    Having a car net remote start is a blessing. You can remote start the car virtually anywhere.

    As far as I know they are all subscription based. You get the first couple years for free then you have to pay per month. I asked Country Hills Mercedes the cost of their subscription and they don't even know what it is.
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    Quote Originally Posted by max_boost View Post
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    A remote car starter would be good too. Do they have them for these cars? This Car Net remote access thing must be newish. I don't remember it from my last Golf (2016)
    In some places in Europe it's illegal to idle your car with nobody in the car also they have more tree huggers that believe it's bad for the environment. I do believe some people go overboard with remote start as there are people that leave their cars going for 15 minutes even in the spring/fall which is just ridiculous. BMW is just starting to add it to their mid level cars now but it has not been available in most of their cars until the beginning of this decade.

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    Quote Originally Posted by heavyD View Post
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    In some places in Europe it's illegal to idle your car with nobody in the car also they have more tree huggers that believe it's bad for the environment. I do believe some people go overboard with remote start as there are people that leave their cars going for 15 minutes even in the spring/fall which is just ridiculous. BMW is just starting to add it to their mid level cars now but it has not been available in most of their cars until the beginning of this decade.
    Yah it is pretty sad that for example the F85 platform didn't have command start, but at least I have a heated steering wheel now? But vented seats for summer tho... nice

    I was about to swap the GolfR for a 2021 440xi which has command start + built in dash camera etc, which are nice features and about time they caught up on a few tings like that. Especially working up north it would be great on thursdays to hit a button as we pull up to the hanger so that I can have it ready to go in the ~5 minutes from deboard to car walk. Sadly the stock sold out right after my test drive, stick with the current for a bit then do a side by side of the 440 vs C45 once it's out and see what happens then

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    The mk7.5 Golf R is fairly well equipped across the board, and yet is missing a few notable things. Most noticeable to me is the lack of heated steering wheel, sunroof and homelink garage door opener. I came from an '09 335i previously which had those features. In fact when I ordered my 335i over a decade ago, I specifically chose the sport over the m-sport pkg at the time to not lose the heating steering wheel. I can live without a sunroof but I do miss the lack of heated steering wheel. But the absence of a homelink garage opener function is baffling in this day and age. There is an alternate mirror part# you can order from VW and install yourself to add the feature. But I haven't got around to it yet and just make do for now with an old school FOB for my opener.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Inzane View Post
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    The mk7.5 Golf R is fairly well equipped across the board, and yet is missing a few notable things. Most noticeable to me is the lack of heated steering wheel, sunroof and homelink garage door opener. I came from an '09 335i previously which had those features. In fact when I ordered my 335i over a decade ago, I specifically chose the sport over the m-sport pkg at the time to not lose the heating steering wheel. I can live without a sunroof but I do miss the lack of heated steering wheel. But the absence of a homelink garage opener function is baffling in this day and age. There is an alternate mirror part# you can order from VW and install yourself to add the feature. But I haven't got around to it yet and just make do for now with an old school FOB for my opener.
    Homelink is one of those options I always seek but when I have a rental I use Homekit on my iphone to open the doors. I just wish apple would move homekit button functionality to carplay.
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    Quote Originally Posted by heavyD View Post
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    Homelink is one of those options I always seek but when I have a rental I use Homekit on my iphone to open the doors. I just wish apple would move homekit functionality to carplay.
    You mean like this?
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    Is the MK8 $50k CAD or USD out the door?

    Because I'm seeing MK7.5 for 45-50k$ which is ridiculous

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    So the cost:benefit of mask use is approaching infinity. I'll take that every time. And every time I see someone without a mask, I think they are stupid.

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