Thomas Majchrzak

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Thomas Majchrzak (Jahrgang 1986) startete seine journalistische Laufbahn 2004 als Lokalreporter bei der WAZ. Vor, während und nach dem Diplom-Journalistik-Studium an der Universität Dortmund verfasste er über 1.000 Berichte und Reportagen für diverse Lokal- und Mantelteile. Sein Volontariat absolvierte er beim Regionalfernsehen, wo er in der tagesaktuellen Nachrichtenredaktion als Videojournalist im Einsatz war. Der ausgebildete TV-Redakteur arbeitete daraufhin frei für verschiedene regionale und nationale Sender und widmete sich im Anschluss vorwiegend der PR.

Mit seiner Agentur dreamJ setzte Thomas Majchrzak einen Schwerpunkt auf die Produktion von Unternehmensfilmen, insbesondere in den Bereichen Kultur, Software und produzierender Industrie. Schon 2008 hatte er seinen ersten YouTube-Kanal eröffnet, in den weiteren Jahren folgten als einer der ersten offiziellen YouTube-Partner weitere eigene digitale Publikationen in Text, Foto und Video in den Sparten Reisen, Ernährung und Automobil. Auf diesen Distributionswegen wurden bis dato über 20 Millionen Videoaufrufe generiert. Nach der Tätigkeit als Pressereferent in der Presse- und Öffentlichkeitsarbeit von Jaguar Land Rover Deutschland wechselte er als PR-Manager in die metallverarbeitende Industrie und leitete später die Öffentlichkeitsarbeit eines Berufsverbandes im Gesundheitswesen.

Neben fortlaufenden Filmproduktionen konzentriert sich Thomas Majchrzak wieder mehr auf den Journalismus, bei:
Autogefühl
Autogefühl TV
ReiseWorld
ReiseWorld TV
einfachKochen
einfachKochen TV

Thomas’ Leidenschaft gilt Tieren, Cabriofahren sowie Reisen. Die Motor-Aktivitäten begannen schon mit 14 als Motocross-Fahrer auf einer Suzuki RM125. Daher musste es dann auch auf der Straße eine Kawasaki KMX125 sein, später eine Suzuki DR350 und eine Beta Motard. Das erste eigene Auto war ein Smart forfour. Als Jaguar-Fan widmete sich Thomas später dem Jaguar XF und dem Jaguar XK.

111 Responses to Thomas Majchrzak

  1. Hallo Thomas,
    hallo Autogefühl-Team,

    da die Formula-Student Phase mal wieder nahtlos in den Prüfüngszeitraum überging komm ich leider erst jetzt dazu euch zu schreiben.

    Erst einmal vielen Dank für die tollen Aufnahmen und den klasse Beitrag für die WDR Lokalzeit. Auch die Bilder und der Zusammenschnitt der Aufnahmen auf Eurer Seite bzw. beim VDI haben uns viel Freude gemacht.

    Gerne würden wir das Video auch in unsere Projektseite einbinden und es für Präsentationen im Rahmen unserers Projektes nutzen. Daher möchten wir euch fragen, ob wir das Video für diese Zwecke verwenden dürfen.

    Zwar können wir euch keine Reichtümer bieten, aber gerne weisen wir auf unserer Homepage in den News auf Euch und Eure Seite hin.

    Viele Grüße aus Dortmund
    Daniel Langner

    • atgf_062013 says:

      Hallo Daniel!

      Vielen Dank, das freut uns :-)

      Das YouTube-Video könnt ihr gerne mit dem embed code bei euch einbinden und ihr könnt euch gerne hier auf uns verlinken.

      Liebe Grüße

      Thomas

  2. Peter says:

    Thomas M how tall u are ?

    • Autogefühl says:

      Hey Peter,

      I guess you are referring to a review where you want to know how a person fits in a car? I’m 1.86 m so when I fit in a car it usually works for the most people.

      All the best

      Thomas

  3. Sacha says:

    hallo Thomas! Frage: koennt ihr bitte mal den never Range Rover discovery sport testen? Glueckwunsch fuer super videos! Sacha

  4. Joerg says:

    hi Thomas,
    vielen Dank für den super Test vom TTS Roadster! Leider habe ich auf englisch nicht verstanden, warum Du von den 20″ Felgen abrätst – und im deutschen Text genau den Part nicht wiedergefunden, kannst Du mir dazu bitte noch etwas schreiben – nächstes Auto wird auf jeden Fall entweder der TTS Roadster oder der TTRS, Aussehen in etwa so, nur als cabrio: http://prntscr.com/6718lg – wenn Du zum TTRS noch irgendetwas weißt / Deine Meinung, ob es sich lohnt zu warten, wäre ich Dir auch für jede Info dankbar. Danke Dir schon mal,
    viele Grüße
    Jörg

    • Autogefühl says:

      Hallo Jörg!

      Gerne. Also bei den Felgen muss man ja immer abwägen zwischen Optik auf der einen Seite und Komfort/Alltagsnutzen auf der anderen Seite.

      Je größer die Felgen, desto besser sieht sie aus, aber desto schlechter der Abrollkomfort und die Alltagstauglichkeit am Bordstein. Gut ist, dass mittlerweile einige große Felgen etwas mehr in den Reifen eingelassen sind und die Reifen etwas überstehen seitlich, um die Felgen zu schützen.

      Schau mal am Straßenrand, du wirst keine einzige 20 Zoll Felge finden, die keinen Kratzer hat. Und man merkt es bei Bodenwellen, die stärker durchgereicht werden. Meine Empfehlung ist daher grundsätzlich eigentlich 18 Zoll, weil das schon super aussieht, man aber keinen Komfort verliert und nicht immer in Bordsteinnähe Angst haben muss, sich Kratzer zu holen. 19 Zoll würde auch noch gehen, wenn man sie denn optisch unbedingt haben will, aber 20er wären mir dann dauerhaft zu heikel.

      LG

      Thomas

  5. Brian Sore says:

    Hi Thomas
    Without exception we are voting you the best car presenter on the Internet. Yo are very professional, very relaxed and factual. We have watched many Autogeful and other reviews and feel we are getting an honest and balanced view from you.

    The most challenging review must have been the launch of the VW T6. A very busy launch where Thomas just swept past all the journalists and in the middle of the of the fight for a look at at the vehicle gave a calm continuous commentary. Well done.

    I am currently considering a new car. As a VW Touareg owner my head tells me to buy the new facelift Touareg but my heart tells me to buy the Maserrati Ghibli diesel. After watching you reviews the Touareg wins for all round but as you have kept emphasising I will have to order that new blue with light interior that you seem to have fallen in love with!

    Wish me luck and keep giving us your honest reviews.

    Brian Sore

    PS. The UK are looking for a new car presenter to replace Jeremy Clarkson. How about it Thomas?

    • Thomas says:

      Brian, that’s so nice of you, thank you very much. All the hard work we put in really pays off when reading this.

      All the best

      Thomas

      P.S.: You are like the 100th guy telling me that .. maybe I should write them ;-)

  6. Mark Holmes says:

    Thomas, I have just found your show on the internet! I live in the South Carolina United States. I enjoy hearing you accent and humor as you review the car. Keep posting to you tube!

  7. Romic says:

    Dear Mr. Majchrzak,

    First of all congratulations for your vídeos, they are very interesting and enjoyable.

    I have seen that you have tested a lot of cars that I interested in, so I would like to know your opinion about following models:
    Seat Alhambra, Vw sharan, Renault Espace and Ford S-max.

    At this moment my family grows up and I am going to need 3 seats with Isofix because I have 3 childs.
    Besides this car will be the main car at home to travel on holidays…

    Taking all this information in consideration I would like to know your opinion about these cars.

    Even I am considering Vw multivan…

    Thank you for your support and keep going with your videos!

  8. Kjell Ingar Svendsen says:

    Hi Thomas.

    Just wondering if you ‘ve tried Volkswagen Golf Alltrack . And if it comes on youtube on their playlist ? I live in Norway and considering this car next year.

    • Autogefühl says:

      Hi!

      Actually you are among a lot of others who asked this – so we will order that one to present you! We didnt have it yet, exactly.

      All the best

      Thomas

      • Kjell Ingar Svendsen says:

        Thanks Thomas!

        I think it will be a 150 hp manual at me . Car prices in Norway are not so good as it is in yours city.

        I like how you test the cars . Very good tests!

        Best Regards

        Kjell Ingar

  9. alex fuchs says:

    love you in-depth reviews
    can you / would you review a tesla model s p85d/p90d?
    i think you would enjoy it and we’d love to get your impressions as you compare it to the other similar cars you have reviewed in detail
    vielen dank
    alex

    • Autogefühl says:

      Thanks, appreciated! Actually we already have one short review about the Tesla, did you find it?
      We ll try to make another in-depth one soon though.

      All the best

      Thomas

  10. alex fuchs says:

    thanks. i will look further for short review.
    indeed i think it would be great to have a deep analysis.
    this is an incredibly interesting time for the first new car company in a long time, when product direction can still be unobstructed by tradition and legacy. deep thinking probably has more impact on them that with any other car maker at this point.
    will look forward
    thanks from new york.

  11. Andris says:

    Hello Thomas!
    Many thanks for the great work you and the whole team are doing!
    I have a request for your next car review – the new Citroen C5 Tourer diesel 180PS. This one is what I’ve been dreaming about, because of it’s hagio-pneumatic suspension and the styling.
    Would you be so generous to do the test on it?
    Thank you in advance!
    Best regards,
    Andris Romanovskis
    Riga, Latvia

    • Thomas says:

      Hey, thanks, we really appreciate that. The C5 is not really new, obviously they put a small facelift on. I ll see what I can do!

      All the best

      Thomas

      • Andris says:

        Thank you!
        I look forward to all of your reviews anyways. If you do review C5 Tourer, I’d be interested to know how that hydraulic suspension is performing in colder temperatures like -20 or even lower. That is what really worries me, as I’ve heard rumours that it freezes and locks, and we occasionally have such cold winters.

        • Autogefühl says:

          Well I cant really test -20 C in Germany :) That happens just every 20 years or so. Didnt even know the C5 still had that hydraulic suspension, thought they got rid of it

  12. Robert Matusek says:

    Dear Thomas

    Let me please send over my take on your work in general. When I discovered your review on the first occasion, I didn’t get your point from the get-go. Mainly because I had to understand who is your prime targeted audience in the first place . A German presenter/host however reviews in English.

    Mind you, I couldn’t cease to follow your videos as those become more and more captivating, till I truly realized that your tagline “ Your Nr1 resource of…” become a fact.

    From that point on, I became addicted to your reviews. Yes, indeed, there are thousands and thousands of YouTube reviewers out there. However it is about the next-to perfect blend of genuine car-understanding, authenticity, very kind manner you present those shows that makes this big gap between you and your peers in the industry.

    It really is a huge pleasure to watch your reviews till the last second. None other, to my knowledge presents this way of elegant and refined fashion. So, massive kudos to you. And please keep up this tremendous work – I can’t wait for the upcoming installment.

    God bless you for this treat

    Sincerely
    Robert Matusek

    • Autogefühl says:

      Dear Robert,

      that is so great to hear – I thank you very much for those pleasing words, this feedback is what keeps us going.

      All the best

      Thomas

  13. deepak says:

    hi Thomas Majchrzak

    My name is deepak i watch your auto trailers on cars but i like watching anything on audi. I was wondering if you would know when the new audi q5 will be coming out and the new design.

  14. Rafal Duda says:

    Hi Thomas!
    I have been watching your last review about new audi a4 avant. I think you are the best in the business now! You are so natural and your german accent is nice. Most important thing is that you’re talking about everything what’s really interesting people about cars. And last question is, do you have any polish roots? I’m pole and your surname Majchrzak sounds like.
    All the best! Rafael.

    • Thomas says:

      Hey!

      Thank you very much, love to hear that. Indeed ancestors came from Poland some 100 years ago or smth :)

      All the best

      Thomas

  15. Andris says:

    Hello, Thomas!
    You may remember, I asked you about Citroen C5 Tourer. I bought one last week: 2,2 HDI @150KW with hydractive suspension. I switched over from Audi A6 (C6 gen. 2,7 TDI) so it’s still fresh in my memory. C5 is smaller, quirkier, cheaper, more comfortable, but the main thing – the suspension is VERY GREAT, just as I hoped. On 18″ summer wheels it was smoother than A6, and now on 17″ winter tires it just glides. At the moment I seem to forgive all it’s quirks for the fantastic ride quality. Well, that was just a preface. What do you think about reviewing the updated version of C5?
    Thanks for your great job!

    • Autogefühl says:

      Hi Andris!

      Wow, interesting feedback really. I ll take that into consideration! Next Citroen in stock will be the DS4 Facelift!

      All the best

      Thomas

  16. Ilam says:

    Hello
    I would like to see a detailed review of the new Hyundai Sonata hybrid.
    Thanks
    Ilan

  17. Dr. Panagiotis Athanasopoulos says:

    Hey Thomas, any chance to make your typical detailed review of the new GLC? I will be ordering soon but I can’t before you review ;)

  18. george says:

    Hello Thomas

    I have been watching your last review about new audi a4 2016 avant.
    And I notice that you wear a very nice glasses.
    Could you please tell me the reference of them.
    Sorry for the silly question and congratulation with you
    reviews, very polite and diplomat way to speak.

    thank you

    • Autogefühl says:

      Hey George, thanks for your support! Unfortunately, those glasses arent available anymore. I guess you ll just have to browse for something similar.

      All the best

      Thomas

  19. Jäck Wegner says:

    Hallo Thomas!

    Ich hoffe, das mir nicht Übel nimmst, wenn dich gleich duze!

    Hat dir schom einmal einer gesagt, das du wie ein Wasserfall redest!
    Dies ist keine negative Ansage! Du solltest aber deine Video-Zuschauers eine kleine Pause, an Erklärungen (von A bis Z)geben. Du redest von Anfang an, des Videos, bis zum Ende, ohne eine kleine Unterbrechung. Wenn du am Fahren bist, gebe deine Zuschauers, eine klein Pause, sodass sie diese kurze Fahrt mit dir, geniessen können.
    Ansonstens machst du nichts falsches.
    Dein Englisch ist extrem gut. Was du aber zusätzlich in deine Videos machen kannst, ist: in unsere Heimatsprache zusätzlich erklären. Was du in Englisch erklärst.
    Den nicht alle deine Videos Zuschauers, können Englisch verstehen.

    Mit freundlichen Grüßen,
    Jäck Wegner

    • Autogefühl says:

      Hi!

      Besten Dank, ich nehme mir jedes Feedback zu Herzen und werde ein bisschen stillen Fahrgenuss in das nächste Video inkludieren :)

      LG

      Thomas

  20. Raphaël Bize says:

    Hi Thomas,
    Thank you very much for the great car tests you do, I enjoyed a lot their comprehensiveness and the fact that your criteria are close to what is of concern for lambda users.
    You recently tested the VW Passat GTE and the new Touran and I was wondering whether you might have some information about a possible plug-in hybrid version of the Touran?
    Thank you for your reply.
    Best regards,
    Raphaël

  21. Marcel says:

    Guten Tag Thomas

    Danke für die tollen Fahrberichte.
    Mich würde interessieren welches Plug-In Hybrid Fahrzeug dir besser gefallen hat und warum?
    Der Volvo XC90 T8 oder der Audi Q7 e-tron?

    Besten Dank und freundlich Grüsse
    Marcel

  22. Frank says:

    Hallo Thomas,

    ich verfolge Autogefühl nun schon eine ganze Weile und bin immer wieder aufs Neue beeindruckt über die Qualität Eurer Videos. Es ist geradezu ein Vergnügen die Videos anzuschauen.

    Nun kurz eine konkrete Frage, wenn das gestattet ist. Du hast ja Anfang 2015 über den Audi TTS Roadster in vegasgelb berichtet. Ich gedenke mir nun einen TTS Roadster in genau dieser Farbe zuzulegen. Weißt Du noch ob es sich bei der Sitzfarbe um schwarz oder um rotorgrau handelte? Ich bin am überlegen ob schwarze Sitze insgesamt zu langweilig im ansonsten ebenfalls schwarz gehaltenen Innenraum wirken. Wie war Dein Eindruck in dieser Hinsicht?
    Für eine kurze Rückantwort wäre ich sehr dankbar.

    Mit freundlichem Gruß
    Frank

    • Autogefühl says:

      Hallo Frank!

      Klasse, das freut uns :-)

      Also ich bin ja mittlerweile so ziemlich alle Versionen des neuen TT gefahren, und wir ich würde empfehlen, den TT Roadster mit 230 PS zu nehmen. Der bietet das beste Preis-Leistungs-Verhältnis und hat wirklich mehr als genug Wumms. Ich halte diese Version für das ausgewogenere Fahrzeug. Schön mit Allrad und s-tronic, dann hat man ein super package.

      Text und Video dazu findest du hier:
      http://www.autogefuehl.de/2015/09/10/audi-tt-cabriolet-roadster-der-3-generation-im-test/

      Größter Vorteil ist dabei auch, dass man Stoff-Sitze nehmen kann und nicht wie beim TTS mit Leder verpflichtet ist. Welche katastrophalen Auswirkungen Leder hat, kann man hier gut sehen in der ZDF Doku:
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1_M_NNA8RlQ

      Beim TTS gibt es leider nur Voll-Leder oder Alcantara/Leder-Kombi, wenn du dich also komplett auf den TTS eingeschossen hast, dann würdet ich die Kombi Alcantara/Leder in grau nehmen. Wie du schon sagst, macht grau mehr her als schwarz :)

      LG

      Thomas

      • Frank says:

        Hallo Thomas,

        besten Dank für Deine Rückantwort.

        Wenn man einen TT ausstattungsmäßig möglichst weit an einen TTS heranbringt, verbleibt eine ungefähre Restpreisdifferenz von ca. 6000€. Ich glaube Dir gern, dass 230PS sicher ausreichen, aber ich habe mich einfach in die Details des TTS verguckt, als da wären, die speziell strukturierte Instrumententafel, die Auspuffanlage mitsamt Alueinfassung, die Alu Außenspiegel, die Alustreben im Frontgrill, die roten Bremssättel und nicht zuletzt die dritte TTS Cockpitansicht. Und diese „Extras“ sind TTS exklusiv!
        Interessant ist wie ich finde die Tatsache, dass die Versicherungsklassen für TT und TTS identisch sind und beide mit 95 Oktan Benzin auskommen.

        Was die Sitzbezugsthematik angeht, das sind schwere Entscheidungen und die von Dir verlinkte ZDF Doku macht einen sprachlos. Es fällt mir schwer damit umzugehen…

        Wegen des Sitzkomforts und auch der Optik hatte ich mich jedoch bereits auf die S Sportsitze festgelegt und die sind zwangsweise aus Alcantara und Leder oder eben Vollleder. Ich habe mich auch wegen Deiner häufigen Erwähnung bei diversen Autotests nun für die schwarze Alcantara/ Teilleder- Variante entschieden.

        Kurzum, ich habe mir nun einen vegasgelben Audi TTS Roadster bestellt. Das wird ein würdiger Nachfolger für meinen 13 Jahre alten moroblauen TT Roadster der ersten Generation. Ja, ich weiß, der Farbton ist gewagt und ich kann nicht sagen wie ich den in vielleicht 5 Jahren finden werde, aber die Farbe steht dem Wagen einfach richtig gut.

        P.S: Dein Bericht über den neuen Tiguan war mal wieder vom Feinsten. Danke dafür.

        Mit freundlichem Gruß
        Frank

        • Autogefühl says:

          Hallo Frank!

          Kann ich sehr gut nachvollziehen. Du wirst garantiert viel Freude damit haben :)

          Ist wirklich schade, dass im TTS kein Nicht-Leder angeboten wird, aber die Alcantara/Echtleder außen Kombi ist zumindest dann noch das beste, was man in dem Zusammenhang bestellen kann! Ansonsten ist ja alles an dem Fahrzeug wirklich top. Und du wirst jetzt zumindest schon mal weder im Sommer schwitzen noch im Winter frieren :)

          Vielen Dank, dass du dir die Zeit für die Doku und für die Thematik genommen hast!

          Würde mich freuen, wenn du uns weiterhin hier und auf YouTube verfolgst, auch wenn dein TTS dann da ist! :-)

          LG

          Thomas

          • Frank says:

            Hallo Thomas, mal eine Frage am Rande: Auf welchem Wege kann ich Dir denn am einfachsten ein jpeg Foto zukommen lassen.

            Mit freundlichem Gruß
            ein TTS- infizierter
            Frank

          • Autogefühl says:

            Hallo Frank!

            Über unsere Facebook-Seite mit der Message-Funktion oder über die E-Mail-Adresse, die hier im Impressum verlinkt ist!

            LG

            Thomas

  23. Hi Thomas,l am James from Glasgow in Scotland,l would just like to say thanks for the terrific video reviews,you’re in depth detailed car reviews are the finest on youtube,keep up the fantastic work mate,hopefully you’ll be attending this year’s Geneva motor show 2016 so looking forward to your reviews of new cars at this year’s show,my interest s in the forthcoming facelift Audi S3

    All the best James

  24. Grant Purdy says:

    Hi Thomad,

    First off I love your reviews as they are comprehensive and thorough. I would appreciate some advice//feedback. Porsche Canada have made a ve y good offer on my trade in – 2003 Ferrari 360 spider. I love the Ferrsri but I want something I can use almost daily. I prefer a manual – have not tried PDK but I have driven other paddle shifters but again I love the purity of the 3rd pedal. They have given me the last allocation on Porsche Cayman GTS. Now I’m not sure if I should but a used 2015 Boxster GTS, 2015 Spyder, or wait to see if Porsche introduce a 718 flat 6 GTS. I can’t go from a V8 Tubi Ferrari to a turbo. I would love to hear your thoughts. All the best, keep up the excellent work.

    Grant

  25. Grant Purdy says:

    Thanks Thomas,

    I did see the review – very in depth. But I also watched your review of the beautiful sapphire blue GTS. The F6 engine sounds great and I love look of the front of it. Given that you have reviewed and driven both cars, if you had to choose one which would it be? I have been offered the last allocation for a 2016 GTS Cayman in Canada. Now do I opt for that one or but the 718 S or wait for a 718 GTS version.

    • Autogefühl says:

      Uh that depends on the price. Of course the difference is not that huge. Be sure not to pick the super sports seats and go for the Alcantara with the GTS or the Cloth/Faux leather in the new 718.

      So you want the closed version and not the Boxster aight?

      • Grant Purdy says:

        Yes I woud order the coupe. I like the Boxster as well but it would have to be pre- owned, where the Cayman would be the last GTS in a 6 you can order. I really like your review of hr Sapphire Blue Cayman GTS – that would be the colour I would order. Or prefer the front fascia of GTS over the 718. The air intakes don’t look as aggressive on the 718. If I can decide maybe I should wait for 960 :)

  26. Grant Purdy says:

    I meant do I choose 718 turbo or go for one of the lasy F6 Cayman GTS

  27. Mahmood says:

    Hi Thomas,

    Thanks so much for your wonderful reviews; I really do enjoy watching them.

    Also, I really appreciate your support of animals and the cruelty that takes place. I hope that all cars eliminate the use of leather in the future.

    Thank you again!

  28. Lukas Bielawa says:

    Hi Thomas,

    I hope you are very well.
    I just would like to say that I have recently started watching your videos on You Tube and I absolutely love them.
    You are doing a great job and wish you lots of sussces in the future.
    Where about in Germany do you make them?
    Best wishes from England,
    Lukas

  29. D Roy says:

    Hi Thomas,
    Great video review for the models, splendid. I recently started seeing them, its becoming an addiction, it seems! Could you please review BMW 6 series Gran Coupe & the coupe as well, and how the Gran coupe compares with the new 7 Series as well? Also a BMW X5, RR Sport comparison would be great. Hope I didnt get you all worked up.

    Thanks & regards,

    Roy

  30. MegaOctane says:

    Hi Thomas.

    Can you test the Lexus GS 2016 and maybe also the Lexus IS facelift when it arrives in 2017?

  31. A Driving Enthusiast says:

    Hello Thomas ! Guten tag. Greetings from a looooong way off ! We watch your excellent reviews in the tiny town of Weed, New Mexico, USA. A few miles away from our home, your German Air Force trains with the American Air Force at Holloman Air Force base. After watching your reviews, we decided that Germany needs more friends . So we purchased a 2016 Tiguan. Fabulous car! Just as you indicated. The initial drive has been most excellent ! Many thanks for your thorough and honest reviews ! Ciao ! Guten Abend. Sincerely, Your new friends in the USA !

  32. Mervyn Low says:

    Hi Thomas, I enjoy your reviews. I own a 2015 Honda Jazz 1.3 CVT. The engine rattles for 1-2 seconds during acceleration or when the car is carrying a heavy load. It sounds like engine knocking. The agent in Singapore says they already reported to Honda Japan but nothing heard for more than 1/2 a year. It seems there are a few such cases in Singapore. The agent claims this has somethings to do with the Atkinson cycle engine. Any thoughts?

    • Autogefühl says:

      Hey, thanks, glad to hear that (about the reviews of course).
      Havent heard of that problem yet sorry! You have to contact the dealer again and build some pressure.

      All the best

      Thomas

  33. sickestcombo says:

    Hey Thomas,

    this is also Thomas here ;-)

    One question: what do you think about the active info display in the new Passat? We are looking for a family car and the Passat has to be it. Would you recommend the active info display? We are looking at it from the long term (family car has to do it for at least 10 years). Of course we are sceptical about technical issues…we dont want to pay many thousands of € if something goes wrong. Our used dream car is found, but it has this display…

    Maybe you can comment our concern?!
    Kind regards
    Thomas

    • Autogefühl says:

      Hey Thomas,

      great you are with us.

      That’s a really good question. Indeed there have been some issues with the Active Info Display, some then received a software update, some even a replacement unit. I think if the system fails, it will happen quite soon and you can still get the replacement as the used car will also have some rest warranty. I dont suppose that this error will occur after a few years, it will either be there right now or wont happen later, thats my guess.

      All the best

      Thomas

  34. Marek says:

    Hello Thomas,

    I have been watching your reviews since over a year now and I am a big fan of your channel! Fantastic reviews!

    On daily basis I drive 2015 RS6 (not the performance version that you’ve tested) but consider changing it to the new Audi SQ7 – simply it became too annoying to stop so many times at the gas station plus I like the design of the SQ7. However I am a bit worried that the ride quality might be less satisfying in SQ7. There are no test SQ7s in Poland (where I live) so I thought I would ask you how does the SQ7 ride compare to RS6?

    best regards,
    Marek

  35. Dave Mitchell says:

    Hi Thomas.

    Your reviews are fantastic. Really in depth and infotmative. In fact they have helped me make a decision between two cars I have been pondering.

    Many thanks.

    Keep the high quality coming.

  36. Jozef says:

    Hello Thomas,
    I need youd advice. I can’t decide between Jaguar XE S and Mercedes C400 4matic. What would you choose and why. I’m car enthusiast and I love driveing. I’m looking for best driver’s car and GT car in one. Thank you for your answer. Jozef

  37. Michael Shi says:

    Hi Thomas , I’m a huge fan of yours , I bought my Audi s3 cabriolet last year and your review of this car was really helpful , always like the way you talk about cars a in very detailed perspective , good job , keep it up !

  38. Colin Lambert says:

    Thomas,
    Love your road tests.
    PLEASE hurry up and and do the Kodiaq. I am dying to order one without even seeing it. But would love to know what you think of it to drive. Specially the 1.4 DSG

  39. Colin Lambert says:

    Thanks Thomas. I had hoped they would give the cars out following Paris show. I may have ordered it by November. Apparently in the uK we can order later in October.
    I want to be one of the first in England to get one.
    Such a shame that they cannot be bothered to bring out some new exciting colours. Still the same old boring, out of date palette.
    I watched your brilliant piece to camera at Berlin. Well done You are THE BEST for car reviews.
    Best wishes.
    Colin.

  40. Tim Bernadzikowski says:

    Hi Thomas! You are so knowledgeable, personable, and adorable! Keep up the good work! I find myself drooling over the new V90 and V90XC. I have a B5.5 Passat wagon GLX 4Motion that is well used. Would love to replace it with a V90. Not sure if I can afford it though!

  41. Thomas Chong says:

    Good day Thomas.

    Thank you for your thorough and comprehensive car reviews. I love it when you share honest opinions whether you would or wouldn’t buy a car.

    Thomas, Mercedes-Benz C200 Estate is so good looking, compared with VW Passat Estate so comfortable to drive, which one would you choose if money is not a problem? Also, if you choose Mercedes-Benz Estate, would you choose C200 petrol or C250 petrol for value for money. I live in Australia and there are only these 2 petrol engine choices. I drive average 21000km every year and the diesel engine is not financially worthwhile for me.

    Thank you Thomas for taking your time to reply.

    Regards,
    thomas chong, gold coast, australia

    • Autogefühl says:

      Hey Thomas!
      Thanks!

      Both cars are really good, definitely. As a tall person, I feel I have more comfort in the Passat though. How tall are you?

      All the best

      Thomas

  42. ashwin says:

    hello thomas, i have been viewing alomost all the reviews which are great. im planning to buy the audi A3 but in my country of origin(mauritius) its being exported as the 1.2l tfsi only what to you think about it? is it worth? please keep the good job up. thank you very much for so many good reviews.

    • Autogefühl says:

      hey man, the A3 is of course a very good but also expensive compact car. I d go for the VW Golf for better price/Performance. If you have the money, sure why not, the 1.2 TFSI is also powerful enough

      Thomas

  43. Jose Ricardo Moran says:

    Hi! I really love your You Tube videos and try to watch all of them. Hope you can do a comparison between MB S550 or S65 versus the Porsche Panamera 2017. Both are high end luxury sports cars, or am I wrong about the MB S550 and S65 are not classified as sports car. But anyway I am curious as to which vehicle you feel is a better all around vehicle. Keep up the great work in your You Tube videos! Thank you.

  44. Jelle says:

    Hi Thomas,

    I just want to say thank you!! Your car reviews make me aware of the fact that it is redicilous to buy leather seats in a new car, and that eating meat is more bad for the co2 emissions than driving in a petrol car. Thanks to you we now our new car whitout leater seats. Aldo we try only to eat meat in the weekends now.

    Thnx for all the nice reviews, i love to watch them.

    Greetings from holland

  45. Colin Lambert says:

    Brilliant Review (as usual!) of the Kodiaq.
    Well done Thomas. If only we could actually order one!
    Come on Skoda U.K. extract your finger please!

  46. Youtube viewer says:

    Hello Thomas,

    Thank you for all the great video reviews!

    Please do a full video review of Lexus GS 300h, preferably the full-featured Luxury/Premier/President model. It would be very interesting to see it compared to European sedans.

  47. Michael says:

    Lieber Thomas,

    ganz herzlichen Dank für die wunderbaren Tests des (nun nicht mehr ganz neuen) VW Tiguan. Nachdem wir Ende Februar diesen Jahres blind bestellt hatten, waren wir notgedrungen auf externe Informationen angewiesen. Und bei Dir wurde geliefert! So unter anderem die Empfehlung für die R-Line-Sitze in Stoff-/Alcantara, die uns jetzt im Winter mit wohligem Sitzkomfort verwöhnen, ohne die Nachteile der (durchaus schicken) Lederausstattung. Der Wagen ist auch klasse, genauso wie getestet!. Weiter so!

    Grüße aus Stuttgart
    Michael

  48. Nicolas says:

    Hi Thomas
    You have tested so many cars in details I think you can definitely give me a good piece of advice.
    For someone driving 60000km a year, some back problems and a 60k€ budget, regardless of engine performance what car has the most comfortable seats?
    I have to chose between VW, Audi, Bmw, Volvo but I am open to suggestions!!!
    I noticed with VW group cars that I feel a lot the vibrations of the chassis in my back. Is this something you also noticed? Or maybe I am over sensitive.
    Thank you
    Nicolas

    • Autogefühl says:

      Hey Nicolas,

      hm didnt realize that yet. With that budget you basically have a lot of choice between great vehicles and also we have all the respective reviews.

      Shall it be SUV or sedan/estate?

      All the best

      Thomas

      • Nicolas says:

        Hi Thomas
        I would rather take an SUV as it is easier for to step in and out with my back problems and my height (189cm).
        Regards
        Nicolas

        • Autogefühl says:

          VW Tiguan
          Skoda Kodiaq
          Audi Q5
          BMW X3 / X1
          Volvo XC60

          Should all work for you basically. We got all those in our full reviews that you can take a closer look, just youtube search “modelname autogefuehl”

          I feel the Tiguan has best price-elegance-performance-deal :)

  49. Ingemar Forsberg says:

    Hi Thomas, I’m a “petrol head” from Sweden who’s just about to make the pleasant but difficult decision whether to buy a Mercedes –AMG E43 4 Matic T-model or an Audi S6 Quattro Avant, both new 2017 year models. I’ve looked at your excellent tests of both these cars and I’ve come to the conclusion that you also think it could be a difficult choice but if you had to choose, not considering the small price difference, what would be your choice?
    Best Regards
    Ingemar

    • Autogefühl says:

      Hey m8, the E43 comes standard with Alcantara-seats so I would pick that one. I think its not possible with the S6 to avoid leather, isnt it?

      All the best

      Thomas

  50. Mathias says:

    Hallo Thomas,

    vielen Dank für deine super Reviews und den stets kritischen Blick auf die Materialauswahl, ich finde es gut dass du es bei fast jedem Bericht immer wieder erwähnst;-)

    Zu meiner Frage: Habt ihr einen Beitrag über die Kältemittelproblematik geplant? Tetrafluorethan (R134a) wurde nun bei den meisten Herstellern durch Tetrafluorpropen (1234yf)ersetzt und nicht nur meiner Meinung nach geht damit ein erhöhtes, aber weitgehend von politischer Seite dank der “guten” Lobby totgeschwiegenes Brandrisiko einher. Wenn man viele Leute darüber informieren würde, käme es vielleicht zu ein paar mehr kritischen Nachfragen, was den Druck auf Politik und Autohersteller erhöhen könnte, z.B. wie es z.T Mercedes schon macht auf das umweltfreundlichere Co2 umzusteigen.

    Viele Grüße

    Mathias

  51. Oncul says:

    Hi Thomas,

    first of all congratulations for the good car reviews. By far your show is the best of all.

    I have a problem which you may consider in one of your next reviews even with cars you already tested. I am a father of twins and recently we bought two reboard infant car seats and unfortunately they do not fit into many cars,eventhough they supposed to fit. Actually there is not enough space between the front and back seats. Thus there is not enough space left for me as driver, at least not for long distances. I tested in skoda octavia station wagon and the new mercedes e class, which was even worse, also midsize suv did not work. Do I have to buy or rent a bus in order to use reboarder seats. I would appreciate if you could consider my described scenario in future.

    Keep up the good work.

    Oncul

    • Autogefühl says:

      Hey m8

      thanks for the approval!
      I see your problem. In this case you should rather try a Skoda Superb, that one has plenty of room in the rear! Or a Skoda Kodiaq?
      Both reviews are on Autogefühl

      All the best

      Thomas

  52. Artem says:

    Hello Thomas!
    I want to ask you, what car did you have and drive in real life, and why?
    Thank you.

  53. Camac says:

    Hello Thomas,
    As others have said, thank you for the excellent reviews. Really easy going to watch the whole 50 mins per review … Elsewhere I skip through large parts.
    Do you know when you are due to drive the new E Class Coupe and post a review?
    Thanks indeed

  54. Werner J says:

    Dear Thomas, i like very much your thourough and no nonsense approach. I guess i have seen allmost every model tested by you and never been dissapointed. You deserve more viewers! As a big Mercedes fan, and especially a loyal E-class driver (3 one now) i love the new E class very much.
    There is one thing troubeling me though, and not one journalist has answered this question: what the hell was mercedes thinking putting a black pianolacquer midconsole in all e classes (except for e63 and sportstourer)? Why c class gets a wooden midconsole and not the e class?
    could you please ask mercedes why? I know many people are surprised/disgusted/dissapointed by this. I have orrdered one and i wish
    i could have had the midconsole in wood in stead of this cheap, very easy to scratch, fingerprintmagnet black, not matching pianolaquer….
    I would very much appriciate this question asnwered….
    Greetings, please keep on the pro approach.

    • Autogefühl says:

      Thank you so much, your support is highly appreciated.
      Hm, interesting point and I agree. Just re-checked the price list for Germany, unbelieveable but indeed only the E63 has the appendix “inclusive AMG middle console carbon”. Guess they wanted to save from configuration/setup money by this. The more they can build the same, the less costs…

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