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GTI or other suggestions

Discussion in 'Fine Living, Home, Design & Auto' started by thekunk07, Apr 25, 2010.

  1. thekunk07

    thekunk07 Well-Known Member

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    finally getting myself a car and want something small and fast and reasonable. any better suggestions?
     
  2. GQgeek

    GQgeek Well-Known Member

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    I think that a 3 series is the right car for you.[​IMG]
     
  3. JayJay

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    The GTI looks nice, handles well, is priced decently, and has ample power. I think it would be a lot of fun.
     
  4. thekunk07

    thekunk07 Well-Known Member

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    If you can afford it, a 135i.
     
  6. dave

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    i bought a mini cooper S clubman a few months ago and it's awesome. they can be had for around the same $$$ as a GTI and they've got more personality imo. I did really like the GTI when I drove it too though.
     
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    If you can afford it, a 135i.

    I'd pick the GTI over the 135, though I'd take the 130iM over the GTI. Unfortunately, we didn't get the hatchback 1-series.
     
  9. per0

    per0 New Member

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    If you like GTI, take a look at Audi S3. It's more expensive but better than GTI in every way.
     
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    Mazda RX-8

    +1...

    Used its the best bang for buck on the market (Buy a couple years of extended warranty)
     
  11. dcg

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    Unfortunately, we didn't get the hatchback 1-series.
    This really pissed me off. Have a buddy with a GTI, and my sister has a rabbit. Both love them. I had a 20th anniversary GTI a few years back that I liked a lot. Wish they were RWD.
     
  12. grundletaint

    grundletaint Well-Known Member

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    check out the R32 if GTI is what you're looking at.

    also the new audi A3 TDI is pretty tits.
     
  13. otc

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    Big fan of the GTI

    I like the A3 too...but I think I actually prefer the GTI (especially considering the price).

    If you want to go more expensive, instead of the A3, look at the the R32
     
  14. dcg

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    Is the R32 still close in price to the STI? I like the R32, but would much prefer the STI.
     
  15. otc

    otc Well-Known Member

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    I think they are still close in price...the STI would win in the performance aspects but not if you are looking for the creature comforts.

    I was in an STI and an R32 a few weeks ago (chicago auto show) and there is no comparison between the beauty of the VW interior and the plastic clunkiness of the Subaru.
     
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    Kunk, you'd look pretty ridiculous in a GTI (fast and the furious much?), and I like GTI's... just don't think they're for a lot of people. How about a CPO G37s coupe?
     
  17. grundletaint

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    I think they are still close in price...the STI would win in the performance aspects but not if you are looking for the creature comforts.

    I was in an STI and an R32 a few weeks ago (chicago auto show) and there is no comparison between the beauty of the VW interior and the plastic clunkiness of the Subaru.


    +1. STI is one of my favorites in theory, but FUCK the subaru interiors are horrible. had an 04 forester XT for a while and that mother was fun as hell to drive. it was so loud and rattly on the inside i finally got rid of it for an A3.
     
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    TDI A3 would be awesome except for Audi's insistence on not making it available with proper transmission/drive train choices. Only comes in Auto and FWD. I want manual and Quattro.
     
  19. edmorel

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    finally getting myself a car and want something small and fast and reasonable. any better suggestions?

    get a Smart car, you and Vanna can sashay around town in it looking fierce.
     
  20. impolyt_one

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    ^Foo can squeeze in the middle and they can synchronize their head bopping while sipping on jamba juices. [​IMG]
     

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