Well, GT JTD will certainly stop a lot better than the Golf
can you prove this ?....certainly doesn't feel that way
Sure, if you have a spare golf and a length of runway...
As you bough second hand you may want to get them checked, could be the pads or discs are worn unevenly or some other issue like that, which is affecting stopping power.
I didn't, i bought the car new !
Sorry, got confused there with tk7209 saying he could not have Xenon as he bought second hand, thats the trouble with hi-jacking threads off topic it gets muddled.
Ultimately I suppose I could do a stopping test in both cars with the anchors slammed on at say 50mph....my money would be on the golf
Will arrange a check up at Alfa shortly
Well all we are talking about here is perception, I am confident in my opinion that the GT stops better, you seem to want to buy a golf
but its all just guesswork someone does a test.
Also, don' forget about tyre sizes and brands... I have 18"s with Michelin PS2's, if you have 17"s then the contact area with be smaller, and another brand may have another performance characteristic.
Its all subjective, however as you can see the majority don't feel the brakes are "crap" as you put it!