Welcome to the VW Golf Alltrack Forum, please post an introduction

UNCLE JOHN

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ORILLIA
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Canada
What I Drive
2018 Golf AllTrack
Greeting All

We purchased our 2018 Alltrack from the local VW dealer in Sept 2018. This is our first VW and previously we were a Subaru family having owned 4 models (Legacy, Outback & Impreza) over about 25 years. I am Professional Engineer and Subaru's were an "engineer's" car. What really put me off was the time last year when one of the brake lines on our most recent Outback failed under braking. The brake pedal went right to the floor. Thankfully, this happened at slow speed on a side street and not on the highway which we often drive. This after the brake lines had been inspected and presumably protected as part of an earlier recall. Yikes !!

Hence we are now converts (although the Impreza is still around as a 'winter-beater' for driving around town). We just clicked over 30,000 km (18,600 mi) with no serious issues to date. I am a bit miffed that adding a trailed hitch will void the warranty. Though it seems to be a Factory option in Europe. Also, I would have liked to have seen a rear fog lamp as a standard feature.

Here's a picture of the Alltrack and our other red "VW".

TWO RED GERMAN CARS.jpg Cheers
Uncle John
 

SH01-DD

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Reading
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PA
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2019 Alltrack S
Another new owner here. Just picked up my 2019 S manual in White/Black last night. Not my first VAG vehicle, previously owned a 2005.5 Jetta, a 2017 Jetta, and the wife drives a 2015 A3.

Signing up since forums like this one are the best resource out there for car enthusiasts.

Edit: Also forgot, we had a 2010 CC for a while. That was a nice car.
 
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Marko

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Edmonds
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WA
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Alltrack SEL 2019
Greetings all,

I purchased an Alltrack SEL in late December (right before they were pulled off the US market). Thrilled to be back driving a stick (I grew up in Europe and I am quite fond of manual transmissions). The car is great, as it has everything I wanted (fun to drive, decent cargo space, AWD, good quality interior materials and ergonomics). The fact that it is based on the Golf is a big plus. I was not interested in a crossover, or a SUV, both of which are very popular in the US. I also did not want to end up with a Subaru (they are great cars and I am partial to boxer engines), however everyone has one here on the Pacific Northwest, and I like driving a car that stands out from the pack, so to speak. Plus, I am not convinced the Crosstrek is a very good car at all. The Outback seems to be the closest competitor to the Alltrack, I think, however that car has essentially ballooned into a pseudo-SUV at this point. The Alltrack fits the bill and I am very happy with it. Just enough car, with lots of personality.
Looking forward to learn more about the car on this forum!

Best,
 


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