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  1. Geography is what most people understand to be the study of where countries are. That's why not knowing where a country is on a map will result in your friends saying, "Never study geography ah?" Of course, geography is deeper and more complex than just finding countries and cities on a map. It also involves studying a country's features such as mountains, lakes and rivers, and most importantly, peoples. We won't dive into all this. Instead, we'll get into how Singapore's geography determines its climate and how this in turn influences our lifestyle. Photo: Maarten Duineveld, Unsplash Swedish observation Singapore sits just above the equator, so you might say that our two most abundant resources are the sun and its heat. Anyway, during a work trip to Sweden some years ago, a fellow journalist and I noticed many locals doing a variety of outdoor sports. From cycling to running to tennis, it seemed like everyone had an active lifestyle. "It must be the weather. The climate is so cool that even I want to pick up a tennis racquet!" he remarked. As we drove along, I remembered my geography classes in school. How citizens of a country live - this is very much influenced by its climate. Obviously, Sweden is way up in the northern hemisphere and gets plenty of snow in the winter, which explains why it's a cold country. Indeed, it was cold for the first week of October, which was when the trip took place. I recall temperatures only reaching 12 degrees during the day, dropping to around 4 degrees Celsius at night. Walking, running and cycling would certainly feel shiok in this weather. The weather lately feels desert-like. Photo: Giorgio Parravicini, Unsplash Meanwhile, in the sweltering tropics... It's only going to get hotter in Singapore. Numerous temperature and UV warnings have been issued, and the wet and cool weather we enjoyed for a prolonged period last year has long departed. We can only hope it will visit again. Life doesn't stop just because it's hot. However, it also makes exercising outdoors - and being active in general - unappealing. Combined with high humidity, it's not uncommon to hear people complain that they're already sweating after walking to the bus stop below their block. If you're from a temperate country and have never been to the tropics, you probably think I'm exaggerating. Well, come to our corner of the world and feel for yourself. So, hot weather prevents us from exercising? Of course not. Many of us are quite outdoorsy and don't even mind getting tanned (but please apply sunscreen to mitigate skin damage). But the heat tends to make us lazy. Cooler weather makes commuting more comfortable, like these folks in Tokyo. Photo: Redd F, Unsplash Nobody wants to sweat while walking 10 minutes from the office to the hawker centre. So, we'll either drive there or get a private-hire ride. Nobody enjoys sweaty commutes requiring one to walk while transferring from air-conditioned buses and trains. Yes, yes, I know. First World problems. I think this 'problem' though, is one factor that prevents us from becoming fitter. Those of us who've holidayed in Tokyo during spring or fall know that you can easily clock 20,000 steps a day when you're there, probably without breaking a sweat. It must be why everyone there looks so slim. Cooler climes make it more comfortable to do such things. Tampines MRT station is less than 2km from my house, but if I started walking to it at 9am, I hope shower facilities appear in the office by the time I arrive. With cooler weather, more people would walk and cycle as well, since the impact to one's hygiene will be minimal. If commuting becomes pleasant, we might even drive less, thereby lowering emissions and our vehicle's running costs. Photo: Peijia Lee, Unsplash Will it really improve health? The optimistic answer to this is yes, cooler weather will make us more active and therefore, fitter. According to this HealthHub article, the crude prevalence of obesity among residents aged 18-74 years old is 10.5%. This is based on a 2019/2020 National Population Health Survey. But it's too simplistic to conclude that cooler weather will change lifestyle and health trends. Does everyone become healthier/fitter during the cooler and wetter periods? Based on casual observations and conversations, we actually end up eating and drinking more when the weather is cool. Mala hotpot, already a firm favourite, becomes even more irresistible then. Whisky seems 'less heaty' as well. In general, we tend to get hungrier and thirstier the colder we feel. It's all in the mind We can't change our geography, so we can only surmise that if we had a more temperate climate, we'd be more active. I don't think we need single-digit temperatures, but if our weather ranged between 15-20 degrees Celsius on average and humidity also averaged 60% instead of over 90%, a lot would change. Training in hot weather can help improve your cardiovascular fitness. Photo: Karsten Winegeart, Unsplash But would it make us fitter? That might be wishful thinking. Beyond lifestyle and dining habits, mindsets are the most difficult to change. Someone who only insists on high-cholesterol, high-sodium and sugar-heavy foods for every meal is unlikely to change their mind, no matter the weather, or impact to his or her health. I mention food because nutrition makes up a big part of the fitness equation. While exercising regularly (even with poor dietary habits) is better than not exercising at all, we all know that the key to better health is diet + exercise. That's never been a secret. To me, that means healthier choices from Mondays to Fridays, but indulging a bit on weekends. Being more willing to sweat it out will help as well. Instead of taking cover from the heat, I've learned (or convinced myself) to use it to improve my fitness. Hot weather is here to stay. It's our geography and we must do what humans do best: Adapt and thrive. - Jeremy
  2. <Toyota GR Corolla Teased with a Game of I Spy Toyota dropped a teaser on Instagram with tons of hidden clues about the upcoming hot hatch, which is expected to use a 268-hp three-cylinder engine. TOYOTA Toyota teased the upcoming GR Corolla hot hatch with an image shared on Instagram that featured hidden clues detailing the new model. The GR Corolla will be powered by the same turbocharged 1.6-liter three-cylinder engine as the global GR Yaris. The GR Corolla is expected to debut sometime next year and go on sale as a 2022 model in the U.S. Ever since Toyota debuted the GR Yaris hot hatch and said that it wouldn't be sold in the United States, we've been itching for a version of one that we could buy here. After all, Toyota needs something to compete with the likes of the Honda Civic Type R, Volkswagen Golf R, and Hyundai Veloster N. Good thing Toyota isn't leaving us behind, because we're getting a GR Corolla soon. The company just dropped a teaser image on its Instagram account that give some hints of the new raucous hot hatch. WHAT WE EXPECT THE GR COROLLA TO LOOK LIKE. | ILLUSTRATION BY BEN SUMMERELL-YOUDE/FOX SYNDICATION | CAR AND DRIVER Naturally, the users over on the GR Corolla forum were quick to point out all the hints, which are scattered around an image of a standard Corolla's interior like a game of I Spy. GR stands for Gazoo Racing and is used on the Supra and the new GR86 sports car. The time indicated on the gauge cluster is G:16, which refers to the G16E-GTS turbocharged three-cylinder engine that's used in the GR Yaris. The 268-hp output of that powerful engine's Japanese version is found on the climate controls in the teaser image. European versions make 268 horsepower and 266 pound-feet of torque, and the engine is paired with a six-speed manual transmission. That's not all. There's even a camouflaged GR Corolla hatchback in the background of the image (we tried to zoom in; you can't see much, sadly). There's a GR Four road in the navigation system, which refers to the advanced all-wheel-drive system that has Torsen limited-slip differentials in the front and the rear and an electronically controlled center differential. Look for more details on the new GR Corolla soon, as Toyota is sure to trickle out details about the new hot hatch before its reveal, likely next year, since it released almost all the details on the new Tundra pickup before its official debut.>
  3. Next Volkswagen Golf will be fully electric, with a range of up to 400 miles and hot GTI and R models on the way... Source: https://www.whatcar.com/news/new-volkswagen-golf/n26089 Some cars come to define the segments they exist in, even if they don’t lead them in any one area. So, while you might not know many examples of family cars, we’d bet that you’ve heard of the Volkswagen Golf. Through almost 50 years of being on sale and nine generations, it’s been featured in everything from books to films, and has counted both royalty and film stars among its owners. That means that whenever a new Volkswagen Golf is on the horizon, the car world takes notice. And while the current Golf is due to receive a mid-life facelift to see it through to 2027, the journey of the all-new ninth-generation Golf has already begun. Taking the proposed ‘ID Golf’ name, the new car will sit neatly in-between the upcoming ID 2, which is due on sale in 2025, and the larger ID 3. While some have suggested that the new Golf would replace the ID 3, Volkswagen officials say the latter,being larger than the new Golf, will act as a kind of ‘Golf Plus’ aimed at larger families. In this story, we’ll take you through everything we know about the new Golf, and answer your questions around the new model. New Volkswagen Golf power and range Given that the new Volkswagen Golf is expected to arrive in 2027, just three years before the proposed ban on the sale of new petrol and diesel cars in 2030, it won’t surprise you to know that the new model will be fully electric from the outset. While the technical details of the new model are under wraps, we know that the new Golf will receive brand new underpinnings which are scalable and adaptable. This is a similar approach to today’s car, and means the Golf’s components can be widely used across a huge selection of cars – not just from Volkswagen, but also in cars from its sister brands Audi, Cupra and Skoda. It’s expected that Seat, which is due to pivot away from being a mainstream car maker and instead focus on electric mobility, will not benefit from those underpinnings. The key advantage of its new underpinnings will be a new 800V architecture, allowing the new Golf to charge at speeds far beyond the 175kW maximum rate of Volkswagen’s current electric cars. Indeed, Volkswagen has said that the new model could charge from 10-80% in just 12 minutes, if you use the fastest charging points. The new Golf should come with a variety of battery and motor options, allowing drivers to prioritise electric range or performance. The entry-level option should at least match the figures of today’s range-topping ID 3, which means a 77kWh battery offering an official range of at least 347 miles. Thanks to advances in battery technology due before the new Golf arrives, it’s possible that some versions of the Golf could manage 400 miles between charges – enough to get from London to Manchester and back on a single charge. Buyers hoping for a radical Golf GTI and Golf R hot hatch will be heartened to learn that those models will continue to live on, albeit with electric rather than petrol power. The GTI will be front-wheel drive, while range-topping R models will feature two electric motors, allowing for four-wheel drive. Volkswagen had originally intended to have hot versions of all of its electric cars badged as ‘GTX’ models, but now appears to be stepping back from that approach. Indeed, recent patent filings made in Germany have revealed a new GTI badge where the ‘i’ is replaced by a lightning bolt. The brand recently unveiled a hot version of the smaller ID 2, dubbed the ID 2 GTI, which is expected to receive as much as 300bhp from its electric motor, resulting in a 0-62mph time of 6.0sec. Rivals for hot versions of the new Golf will include the Abarth 500e, Alpine A290, Hyundai Ioniq 5 N and MG 4 X Power. Rivals for the regular Golf, meanwhile, extend from our current reigning family car champion, the Honda Civic, through five-star electric cars like the MG 4, and all the way towards a brand new, all-electric Audi A3 that's due to go on sale in late 2027. New Volkswagen Golf design If you’re expecting the new Golf to look revolutionary, you might be disappointed. While the new model will take some influence from the smaller ID 2, most notable adopting that car’s full-width front and rear lights, it will still look in inherently like a Golf. That means a hatchback shape, a prominent Volkswagen badge on its bonnet, and chunky styling on sportier models to mark them out against more conservative options in the range. Being a fully electric car, the new Golf’s front grille is expected to be smaller than today’s car, since it won’t need to channel air to help cool the car’s engine. There will still be a small grille flowing air to cool the battery, however. Expect a full suite of colour options to be available – on the current Golf, those options include Atlantic Blue, Dolphin Grey and Lime Yellow metallic colours, as well as premium and solid paints, the latter being standard-fit. New Volkswagen Golf interior and features Like its exterior, the new Golf should take inspiration from the ID 2 for its interior, likely offering the same 10.9in digital instrument cluster in combination with a large 12.9in infotainment screen. In a boost for usability, however, Volkswagen is expected to pivot away from the touch-sensitive control areas of today’s ID cars back to traditional dials and buttons. Bosses say this move is designed to make the brand’s mainstream models as usable as possible, and reduce distractions while driving. Indeed, one of our issues with the current ID 3 is that not only are some of its controls purely touch-sensitive, but they also don’t light up at night, meaning they can be hard to use in the dark. The new Golf will be one of the smartest family cars when it goes on sale, accommodating the systems needed for level four autonomous driving. This means the car will be able to drive without you needing to keep your hands on the steering wheel on roads where it is safe and legal to do so. By the time the Golf arrives in dealerships, it’s expected that this technology will be legal on much of the motorway network – potentially reducing stress on long journeys. It's expected that the new Golf will have space for five adults inside, and each person should enjoy more head and leg room than in today's car, thanks to there not being the need to package a gearbox tunnel or other mechanical components which might eat into your space. As for the boot, expect it to at least match today's Golf, which swallowed five carry-on suitcases in our tests. New Volkswagen Golf price Thanks to its scalable new underpinnings, and the fact that Volkswagen aims to produce its own batteries for the Golf, the new car should cost up to 30% less to produced than today’s ID-badged electric cars. That means that despite being Volkswagen’s most advanced electric car when it goes on sale, the Golf shouldn’t be much more expensive than today’s ID 3. Indeed, with a starting price of around £33,000, the new Golf would fit neatly in-between the ID 2 and ID 3. Your Volkswagen Golf questions answered Will Volkswagen stop making the Golf? There was a time when the future of the Golf badge was in jeopardy, because Volkswagen instead planned to badge all of its cars as ID models. However, officials have since said that the brand’s most popular names, including Golf and Tiguan, as well as the GTI badge, will live on. Therefore, it’s likely that the next Golf will be called the ID Golf, allowing for the best of both worlds. Which other new Volkswagens are coming soon? By the time the next Golf goes on sale in 2027, it will slot neatly into Volkswagen’s electric car line-up between the ID 2 and ID 3. Above the Golf will be the ID Tiguan, which may replace today’s ID 4, and the ID 5 and ID 6 SUVs. There will also be the ID 7 executive car and the ID 7 Tourer estate, plus the ID Buzz people carrier. Will the new Golf be electric? Yes, the new Golf will be fully electric from the outset. It’s expected to have a battery in excess of 77kWh, allowing range-topping versions to have an official range of around 400 miles between charges. Multiple power outputs will be offered, but most options will feature a single electric motor driving the front wheels. Range-topping R models, meanwhile, will feature a second motor for the rear wheels, giving the Golf four-wheel drive.
  4. Source: https://www.caranddriver.com/news/a43785443/vw-golf-r-333-special-edition-will-get-a-rad-akrapovic-exhaust/ Slated to make its official debut on May 31, the new VW Golf R 333 brings unique gold paint and some performance adjustments to the all-wheel drive hot hatch. The short teaser doesn't feature a ton of specifics, but it does give us a good look at some of the adjustments VW made. The gold paint is the most obvious addition, looking far more sophisticated than the select hues on offer for Golf R buyers. A bespoke graphics package also runs along the bottom of the doors, matching the black mirror caps on either flank. We can also see a set of the brand's 19-inch Estoril wheels, behind which sit a set of blue brake calipers. VW has also fitted the Golf R 333 Limited Edition models with an Akrapovič exhaust system, complete with four tips in a bright finish. That'll surely make it sound great. While that's about all that VW has confirmed so far, there are further hints as to what we can expect in its name. Last year, VW released a few different takes on a Golf R 20 Years special edition model for its various global markets. In Europe, that anniversary model came equipped with a variant of the 2.0-liter turbo-four making 328 horsepower and 310 pound-feet of torque. If you measure that output in German Pferdestärke, that figure jumps to a round 333 PS. It is then not unlikely to assume a similarly trimmed engine will find its way to the Golf R 333. That will also make the Golf R 333 tied for the title of most powerful Golf model yet.
  5. Hello, as title states - I'm currently deciding which car to get and I'm interested in which option would you guys pick and why?
  6. TL;DR – A Volkswagen Golf R with expired road tax gets caught on camera speeding along the SLE and overtaking a vehicle by using the road shoulder of the expressway and evading parking fees by forcibly pushing the gantry arm up. What. The. Shit. That’s still my reaction after watching the video multiple times. Watch this 76-second shocker for yourself to see why. What happened There are two incidents captured on video of the same culprit. The first incident sees a Volkswagen Golf R speeding along an expressway (caption says it’s the SLE). Besides its insane speed, it’s also overtaking the cam car by using the road shoulder of the expressway! The second incident is video footage of the same Volkswagen Golf R leaving a carpark in a very unorthodox manner. The passenger of the Golf pushes the gantry arm up and the Golf leaves the car park without having to pay for parking. But that’s not all Either the person who uploaded the video or SGRV went to CSI this bugger and found out a couple of things. It’s driving illegally. The car has multiple parking fines by HDB that have been unpaid. These fines all occur in one month (just FYI). The comments section for this is going to be wild. Let’s have a look! Online Chatter ========= Be the first to get the latest road/ COE news and get first dibs on exclusive promos and giveaways in our Telegram SGCM Community. Join us today!
  7. Source: https://www.motor1.com/news/602151/vw-golf-9-in-doubt/ In March 2021, Volkswagen was eager to announce that the Golf, T-Roc, Tiguan, and Passat would all get next-generation models. That statement might have been a bit premature in the case of the compact hatchback/wagon duo as the company's newly appointed CEO remains cautious about the Golf's future. In an interview with the German paper Welt, Thomas Schäfer said a decision about developing a ninth-generation model has not been taken yet. Skoda's former head honcho took the reins of the VW core brand on April 1 this year and is questioning the Golf's future because of increasing costs with the development of cars equipped with combustion engines. Euro 7 regulations are expected to arrive in the coming years, and these will drive up the prices of an ICE-powered car by €3,000 to €5,000, according to Schäfer. He went on to say the end is nigh for €10,000 cars in Europe because making combustion engines comply with the stricter legislation regarding emissions will increase development costs. VW's top brass announced a mid-cycle facelift is being worked on for the current Golf, but an Mk9 is uncertain at this point. He pointed out that engineering a new ICE car that is unlikely to have the traditional life cycle of 7-8 years might not be worth it, adding it's "extremely expensive" to develop Euro 7-compliant vehicles. Reading between the lines, his statement about the Golf 9 not being sold for the full seven to eight years is related to the sales ban on new cars equipped with gasoline or diesel engines that will come into effect in the European Union in 2035. The current-generation model has been around since 2019 and is likely to receive a facelift in 2023/2024 that would be sold for another three to four years. A potential Golf Mk9 would therefore arrive in 2027 or so, meaning its demise could coincide with the death of the ICE in the EU. Some Euro markets could decide to switch to EVs sooner than that, consequently impacting sales of the Golf by limiting its availability. Thomas Schäfer said a final decision regarding whether there will be a ninth Golf will be taken in the next 12 months. He said that with small cars, it's tricky to offset the higher development costs that come with Euro 7, so we can deduce the future is not looking great for the ICE-powered Polo supermini either. In fact, Audi has already said it will bid adieu to the mechanically related A1 after this generation, with the Q2 subcompact crossover also going the way of the dodo.
  8. Was this incident filmed in a bad context? Or was the Volkswagen driver attempting to evade parking fees? Watch the following video here: What Happened? When approaching the carpark gantry to exit, the Volkswagen Golf driver stopped right before the gantry arm and alighted from his car. He then proceeds to push the gantry arm such that it automatically lifts. Allowing him to get into his car and escape paying a sum of $5? It's a little blur but it's definitely less than $10. . Update #1 - 14/4/2022 Many netizens have pointed out that this might be a case of the gantry operator instructing the VW driver to lift it up due to a spoiled gantry. Well, that may be possible. What do you think? Netizens' Comments Maybe? Or there might be lots of honking around the area which prompted the contributor to film the video. 🤷‍♂️ Well, that's if there is enforcement actions taking against him. ========= Be the first to get the latest road/ COE news, and get first dibs on exclusive promos and giveaways in our Telegram SGCM Community. Join us today!
  9. therock

    VW Golf 2017

    Yes, done the search. No thread on this. http://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/new-cars/2017-volkswagen-golf-prices-revealed New looks, new engine, a fresh start for VW? Maybe they have fixed the gearbox issue? Interested in this as a good friend's wife is looking at this. So new engines, same drivetrain, more features and safety items Early reviews: http://www.whatcar.com/news/2017-volkswagen-golf-15-tsi-evo-review/ http://www.straitstimes.com/lifestyle/motoring/golf-ups-its-game http://www.telegraph.co.uk/cars/news/new-2017-volkswagen-golf-revealed/ More reviews: http://www.drive.com.au/new-car-reviews/2017-volkswagen-golf-75-new-car-review-20170214-gud3k1.html
  10. Not many cars can claim a history that spans eight generations, but the Volkswagen Golf has done just that. We look at just what makes the Golf the quintessential hatchback, and how this winning formula has been improved with its latest iteration. Ever since the first Volkswagen Golfs rolled off the production line in 1974, the hatchbacks have always managed to win the hearts of families all around the world, offering an unbeatable combination of high value and practicality which has been slowly improved upon over the years and proven so popular the model name has survived to this present day. And with the first shipment of Golfs here in Singapore already sold out, this latest model already looks set to continue on the success of its predecessors. We look at how Volkswagen has once again improved on the Golf’s winning formula, and why it continues to be so popular here. As practical as ever, despite the sleeker look With the current eighth generation Golf, Volkswagen has improved on the exterior design of the new Golf, giving it a sleeker and visually lowered design. However, that has not compromised on the Golf’s long-standing reputation for being a practical hatchback. The new model leaves shoulder and headroom unchanged for all passengers, making it still the practical hatch for anyone or any occasion. And should those passengers need to ferry extra luggage, a 380-litre sized boot stands at the ready, expanding to a generous 1,237-litres if you fold the rear seats flat. But there are other practical improvements with the new Golf beyond just space. The new model has been shaped for increased aerodynamic efficiency, for example, and also gets increased underbody paneling. These improvements aid to cut its drag coefficient from the 0.3Cd of the previous model to 0.275Cd. This means you not only save fuel when driving on the highway, but also get to enjoy a quieter drive while doing so. More opportunity for individualisation, despite being so popular While many here in Singapore may already have secured their next Golf, that does not mean you can’t stand out from the crowd if you’re thinking about buying one yourself! To start with, there are three different variants available here, so you can add as much sporty character as you’d like. Opt for the Life or Life plus if you’re looking for something discreet, while the R-Line will surely cater to those looking for something more aggressive, thanks to its lowered ride height and those touch and slider controls in the cabin. And the scope for personalization expands further once you step inside, thanks to the Golf’s new MIB.3 modular infotainment matrix. The new system allows you to save your favourite settings for items including the air-conditioning, seating position, and exterior mirrors, so you always have your car just how you like it. Better yet is the fact that you get up to 30 ambient lighting options to choose from, so you can always set the mood up in your Golf as you deem fit. And if that sounds like too much to choose from, then simply pick from Volkswagen’s pre-configured options, all selectable from a cool ‘mood menu’! Digital and connected, despite being so familiar Speaking of MIB.3, the cabin of the Volkswagen Golf has also been reinvented, ensuring that it continues to keep with the new demands for connectedness in today’s digital age while still staying fundamentally familiar to those looking to upgrade from the previous iterations. With the new Mk8 Golf, you get all the intuitive controls and switchgear, assembled up to Volkswagen’s familiar high build quality, but the cabin now gets the firm’s 10-inch discover pro infotainment system or 8.25-inch composition system and 10.25-inch digital drivers display, designed to be as intuitive to operate as any smartphone. New features such as voice recognition and wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, also further add to the ease of use of the Golf’s newfound connected systems. Embracing the future, while being down to earth It’s not all just show though, for under the bonnet, the Golf also gets new powerplants that now utilise a host of technologies to improve efficiency. Here in Singapore, we are getting our Golfs with a 1.5-litre engine equipped with a 48V mild-hybrid system, allowing easy access to the benefits of electrification without any of the hassle of a fully-electrified vehicle. The new engine also comes with Active cylinder technology, which shuts down two of the engine’s four cylinders when they are not needed in a seamless, interruption-free manner, ensuring that fuel consumption is kept to a minimum without any disruption to your driving pleasure. Want to get behind the wheel of the new Volkswagen Golf? Head on down to the Volkswagen showroom at 247 Alexandra Road, or arrange for a roaming test drive here to experience the latest generation of the world’s most iconic hatchback.
  11. Hi All, Starting a thread for Golf owner to share our discoveries of our little bundle of joy and concerns. 1) Sleepy-T White MK6 122bhp
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  13. Nothing new here. This is just another case of street racers causing trouble to the general road users. Shared among group chats in Whatsapp is a series of videos that show a Volkswagen Golf GTI mk5 owner being bombarded with hokkien vulgarities. No, we won't be translating what those words mean in case you are wondering... After some digging, we found out that the GTI driver who was being shouted at, and a Mitsubishi Evo X were zipping left and right through traffic along CTE on 9 Jul 2020 before causing a Toyota Hiace to crash and flip sideways into the bushes at the left side of the highway. We could see that the GTI sustained some damage to its front left hence the driver stopped. We assumed the Evo X driver did not stop and continued on its way. This is not the first time the GTI owner has been caught driving recklessly as you can see from the video above by ROADS.sg. Of course neitzens on facebook are bashing the reckless drivers as we can see from Thelocalsociety's FB page. What are your thoughts on such drivers? Let us know!
  14. Remember the black Volkswagen mk5 Golf GTI that was spotted racing on CTE at night with an Mitsubishi Evo X before causing a van to crash and flip? Here's a recent cum compilation video of the GTI causing havoc on our roads. As you guys can see these are some pretty reckless driving. A big no-no when dashcams are everywhere. And yes how could we forget the ever-increasing number of Facebook pages that shame bad drivers. Naturally, the comments section on SG Road Vigilante's page has its supporters slamming the driver. On a less serious note, the GTI is a pretty good point and shoot car with its fast-acting DSG box and turbo engine eh?
  15. We know that all of us should be keeping a safe distance from each other in such times. But we reckon these guys that have been caught on video might have taken it abit too far. This video, as posted by SG Road Vigilante, shows a slow moving camera car (claimed to be doing 80km/h but it looks more like 60km/h to us) that was traveling on KPE towards TPE chancing upon a bunch or cars that were abit too keen to distance themselves from any traffic around them. Apparently this happened on the wee hours of 16th May morning and from what we can gather, the lead car is a R34 Nissan Skyline that zoomed past the camera car at a speed that seemed to double the legal speed limit of the KPE. Its hard to tell from the video but other than the Skyline, we could also identify a few other cars including a Suzuki Swift, a Volkswagen Golf, a Volkswagen Jetta (that might have been the same guy that was charged for organising illegal street racing), a Mitsubishi Evo 9 and a couple of Honda Civics. Interestingly, most of the comments were attacking the camera car for being slow. We wonder why. On the other hand, there will always be keyboard warriors that come out with weird and silly comments like the example below... 95563179_890011821514718_986642270115562833_n.mp4
  16. For most owners who are into cars, they will tend to want to meet owners who own the same car/model as themselves. Hence from time to time, we will see many brand/model-based car clubs gather at places like the indoor stadium to chat and get to know more about their cars. However, we are kind of sure these Volkswagen drivers in the video below won't be friends anytime soon... Uploaded on ROADS.sg, we can see a Volkswagen Golf coming from the opposite direction before colliding straight on with the camera car (a Volkswagen Jetta). The accident happened on the morning of 22nd of April at the PIE interchange between Jurong Town Hall Road and Bukit Batok Road. There were no reports as of press time of what caused the Golf owner to drive into the opposite lane. We hope he did not faint or suffer a heart attack, causing him to lose control of his car. We did noticed the Scirocco (yes, another Volkswagen) moving away from danger as the Golf came closer. Good reflexes dude. Maybe if they stayed at home, such things won't have happened... videoplayback.mp4
  17. You've seen the Youtube thumbnail and you know what it is! Volkswagen's ever-popular Golf is put through its paces in this week's video review, here in the 1.4-litre Highline variant! It seems like our tester are likewise really eager to test this car? Check out how dead serious Idris is about talking Julian through the car's tech! Seems like our testers are so impressed with the interior, that they go on to make some crazy statements? So is it a simple case of 'go buy'? It looks like it isn't necessarily so! Exactly what happened during the drive? And what exactly has Julian so vexed about the Golf? Watch the full video to find out!
  18. Hi Guys, I find Astra GTC is quite funky and energetic but Golf 1.4 TSI is popular among buyers. Under the boot, GTC churns out less 20 horeses than its counterpart Golf 1.4 TSI. There are quite a number of Golfs on the road but find that Astra GTC is hard to spot on. What are your opinions on these 2 cars? Would like to hear pros and cons from serious ownership's view.
  19. This Guy Added Rear Keyless Entry To A 2019 VW Golf R!?!?!?!?! source: https://www.motor1.com/news/382722/adding-rear-keyless-entry-golf/ An elegant solution to a simple problem. Let's face it; sometimes we buy a brand new car based solely on all the little stuff that's added to a specific trim or equipment package. I mean, who doesn't want Apple CarPlay or Android Auto, or even cooling and heating front seats? It's the little things that can make us spend that extra bit more on a specific vehicle, even if getting the top spec means it's price is already getting dangerously close to a larger basic spec car. Heck, when I was shopping for a car, I specifically wanted LED headlights and keyless entry. Those two things alone made sure I went for one of the most expensive subcompact cars as a city runabout. But what happens when you think you have it all, only to find out that other markets that sell your same vehicle have that extra bit of convenience that you crave? Well, you find out a way to do it yourself. That's exactly what HumbleMechanic set out to do with his recently acquired Volkswagen Golf R. You see, there will be times that you want your keyless entry to go even further; unlocking the front doors and trunk are good, but what about the rear doors? There are times when our hands are full and we need to store stuff in the car, but not necessarily need the trunk, right? In HumbleMechanic's Golf R, the rear doors do not have a sensor that detects the hand of the user, but the Volkswagen Atlas does. Out of pure laziness, as he puts it, he went out to rectify this problem by providing an informative video guide, comprised of a ton of research and tinkering. The goal is to retrofit the rear door sensors from the Atlas to the Golf. Heck, he even made his own harnesses to plug into the car's junctions, so it really isn't a plug-and-play thing you can order online.
  20. This might be the first few photos of the actual car shot without its camouflage on. The car was photographed recently at its own commercial shoot. As reported on Carscoops, the new Golf Mk8 seen here is painted in the same color as recent prototypes, confirming that the many renderings previewing the latest Golf’s design have been spot on. Design wise, it is still unmistakably a Golf and that is no bad thing. While the guys here don't think that it is the prettiest Golf (that goes to the Mk5) ever produced, it still is no plain jane. Inside, the car will have a fully-digital gauge cluster and a large touchscreen for the infotainment system in the center of the console. It will also support over-the-air updates, which has made VW ensure the car’s software remains safe from cyberattacks by featuring over 100 million lines of code, versus the 10 million needed by a new car a decade ago. The new Golf is expected to be revealed officially in October.
  21. Looks like the hot Hatch category getting interesting next Year You Have the Renault RS which is zero to 100 in about 5.7 to 6 sec New engine. Not as ricey as the Civic and tamer. Functional Diffuser. 4 Wheel Steering, which may not be everyone's liking. Hopefully, they nail it this time round. Its downsize to 1.8T instead of 2.0 T so I suspect no replacement for displacement means the 150 to 200 kmh range will be slower on the straight. Comes stock at 280 bhp while GTi is 235 bhp. vs Civic 308 bhp. Let see what kind of prices. If the number falls in the 145 to 155 K range, probably have very good takeup rate.
  22. During its recent Annual General Meeting, Volkswagen teased us with a digital the interior of the new Golf but now spy photographers can show us the real thing. As published by Carscoops, the Golf's interior is very different from today's model. Adopting a minimalist interior like most of the newer cars today, the dash features two large screen, one as the instrumental cluster and one for the infotainment system. A third smaller screen seemed to have been placed in between the aircon vents to display the climate control's status. Elsewhere, we can see a new steering wheel and new door panels with aluminum trim. The new car is set to be revealed in October and according to the German company, the car will once again “set the benchmark in the compact class.” In particular, they said the car will have class-leading comfort and connectivity as well as good fuel efficiency and low CO2 emissions. They will be available with mild- and plug-in hybrid variants and the plug-in hybrid models will be able to travel up to 80 km on electricity alone.
  23. Volkswagen's Golf GTI TCR is the last of the special editions for the mk7 generation of the GTIs. So is it the best one of them all? Inspired by the TCR International Series, the Golf GTI TCR is not the most hardcore of the Mk7 GTIs but with 286bhp from its 2.0-litre turbo four paired exclusively to a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission that sends power to the front wheels, it is far from soft. Watch what Carfection's Henry Catchpole has to say about the car in the video below!
  24. Thank you to MCF for picking me as a winner for the lucky draw to drive the Golf GTI for a weekend. Selected the available weekend slot from VCS, Fri to Mon. Met Amanda from VCS at 2pm on Fri to collect the car. Signed the agreement form and proceeded to take delivery of the car. Amanda gave me a very detailed brief of the car from exterior to interior, it was like I bought a brand new car. She handed the car over with full tank of fuel and there is no top-up required by me. And I was also surprised that VCS allowed me to drive the car to Malaysia. However I was not able to due to commitments in SG, attending NDP preview. First look at the Golf GTI exterior, it was stunning, looks big. Mine is white colour. The distinctive red GTI line across the front from head lamp to head lamp stands out, typical of the GTI heritage. The LED headlight and DRS was so beautiful, I liked it. The rest of the body was similar to the rest of the Golf cars. The rear lamps was nothing different to me. And this Golf GTI comes with front sunroof, thou I am not a fan of sunroofs.
  25. It has been 45 years since Volkswagen commenced production of the Golf and more than 35 million units have been sold worldwide since. The Golf, which is also its best-selling model ever, is in its seventh generation now. The Golf Mk1 started production on 29th of March 1974 at Volkswagen's plant in Wolfsburg and was designed as the replacement of the iconic Beetle. It was an instant hit with buyers and just two years later, in October 1976, the German company sold its one millionth example. Fast forward to today's seventh generation, Volkswagen reckons that on average, someone is buying a new Golf every 41 seconds, every day, without interruption, for 45 years now. This year is likely to see the debut of the new eighth generation of the Golf. Information found on the web suggests that the car will debut around September at the Frankfurt Motor Show.
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