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

UNCLE JOHN

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ORILLIA
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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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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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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,
 

Thor

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Rochester
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2017 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack SEL
Just today I bought a red 2017 Alltrack SEL with 45,000 miles on it. I haven't owned a VW since my 1972 Beetle. I have been researching cars for what seems like months. I came close to buying a 2009 Lexus RX350 (great price and ride but too old). I considered other SUV's for no apparent reason other than it's what everyone else is buying. But when I watched an Alex on Autos review on Youtube of the Outback, he made a subtle suggestion to consider the Alltrack ("It would be my choice."). The What-track? I saw it, and I was hooked. I so am excited to drive this car. Thanks for having this forum.
 

Fish74

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NEWBERG
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AllTrack 2019
Hello and welcome to Golf Alltrack Forum, please take a moment and post your introduction and let us know a little bit about yourselves.
2nd VW. First 2012 Gti APR Stage 2
Now, 2019 AllTrack S currently with Stage 1 APR. Got the MuddyBuddy for the back. It drives awesome! Smooth car. Feel like I’ve gotten a great car that will be in demand down the road.
 

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JCM

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Coquitlam
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2019 Golf Alltrack Execline
Just bought a 2019 Alltrack SEL (Execline here in Canada for whatever reason). My wife and I have been looking for a new compact suv for a while, but they all seemed so boring to us. The Alltrack was always in or minds but thought it might be too small. Finally had a really good look at one and after a fun test drive were completely sold.
 
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Saugerties
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2019 Alltrack
Hi All,
Just received my new Alltrack and am very excited. Well I'm not really a new owner but a replacement 2019 Alltrack owner. It is a replacement for my 2017 Alltrack, courtesy of VW corp. To make a year long ordeal short, my previous 2017 pano sunroof leaked, had electrical and suspension problems and VW replaced it with a new identical model under the Lemon Law. Some may think I'm crazy to stick with the Alltrack due to continuous problems, but I have investigated this car, I'm an automotive engineer, know a lot about it and can fix anything. Also, I enjoy driving a wagon. This is my first VW and will be my last, coming from decades of Subaru, Acura and Honda ownership. If you search my other posts praising VW for high quality engineering and using quality materials, I also slam them for their poor build quality at the factory.
My 2017 was in for repair for a total of 98 days on and off. On the bright side I made a lot of friends at the dealership, they all know me by my first name and I got a chance to drive 6 different loaners, all various Golf Alltrack, Sportwagen, hatch, TDI models and can vouch for the poor build quality. The '17 Alltracks have more problems than the '18 and '19s. Even though all the loaners had very low mileage they all behaved differently but exhibited some of the common problems. #1 leaks, #2 slight suspension noise from left front and lots of electrical issues probably due to the leaks. The 1.8L turbo is a great engine, but behaves differently in different cars and different years. The turbo kicks in earlier in some cars and VW has been playing around with the shift points. Even the idle speed varies in different cars, even though they are all the same engine. The 2019 is the best and most refined.
Anyway I am looking forward to enjoying my new Alltrack and not visiting the VW dealership anymore. If anyone has any questions feel free to shoot me a message. I'm also on the Allltrack facebook forum.
Thanks for letting us know. My brand new 2019 alltrack doesn't shift as smoothly (manual) or have as much torque as the two I test drove. What would you recommend if I want to at least try to get somewhere with the dealer?
 
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Gainesville
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FL
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2019 Alltrack
Hello and welcome to Golf Alltrack Forum, please take a moment and post your introduction and let us know a little bit about yourselves.
Really enjoying my new 2019 Alltrack! Only have 6500 miles so far.
 


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