Elrao wrote: ↑
Thu Aug 20, 2020 2:00 pm
Test drove a very basic MY20 GTS today. I think the only options were metallic paint and turbo design 20s! Have put a deposit down, with a Nov/Dec build slot and have until mid Sept to confirm my spec.
What I learned:
- Air Suspension not needed on 20s
- 20s look small
- Standard stereo is good, BOSE is better
- I am not a fan of the Alcantara (Did not see Race Tex)
- I don't need an SC timer on the dash
- On an MY20 the smoker pack does not change the sockets in the arm rest, or in the back
- I like the extended leather on the doors etc.
- I don't need to pay for heated seats, front heated seats are included
However my open questions:
- Is Air needed on 21s?
- Is BOSE £800+ better
- Is SC worth it for the "I" mode and the power button?
- Is the MY21 smoker pack the same as the MY20 (I read somewhere here you lose the USBs?)
- Do I need extra air bags in the back - is this scaremongering
- Should I colour code the mirrors, now they come standard in black
I am assuming that without SC, the selections you make for "Sport", or PASM / Exhaust are forgotten whenever you start the car. I used to always get in my 997 and go through pushing the various buttons each time I used it. However with SC you could save this under "I" and leave the rotary dial in "I" and the car would start in that mode each time?
Does anyone have any more info on the MY21 smoker's pack? I agree with the consensus that this is worth the money to have the cover on the 12v socket, however am concerned by a post I read here somewhere saying you lose the rear(?) USB power points for an additional ash tray on the MY21?
Is Air needed on 21s?
Only you can really answer this, as like colour ride comfort seems to be very personal: I test drove 20s and 21s and honestly I could not feel the difference, I bought the latter and I drive in PASM sport setting unless in the town; It’s a GTS and for me air is not a sport addition, it’s a comfort selection. I feel, even with no air, the car can be a little "floaty" on fast undulating B roads in standard PASM so air I would imagine would be more so. We have a Cayman so that really is firm and might be why I prefer the firmer settings. Air on the lowest setting does look better than steel springs and that I would prefer.
Is BOSE £800+ better.
Not good VFM IMHO, its louder, better maybe, that’s subjective, but for me the standard is good enough for a car system and its better than the Bose in my previous A4; I mostly turn it down anyway so I can hear the PSE
Is SC worth it for the "I" mode and the power button?
I chose not to add SC and can’t say I miss the individual setting, the power button I don’t really get, as it just seems to be the same as flooring the car for max power on a timer. SC is something (Like Pan roof) that dealers indicate is a must have for a GTS
Do I need extra air bags in the back - is this scaremongering?
It’s a very well built 2 tonne SUV.... could be overkill, but really, it’s down to your personal thoughts on risk, more so if kids in the back regularly.
Should I colour code the mirrors, now they come standard in black
Yes, and I would recommend you add the Sport design mirrors and in body colour look great on a GTS (would also add heated GT wheel too) 2 of my favourite options.