GTI or other suggestions

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  1. thekunk07

    thekunk07 Senior member

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


  2. GQgeek

    GQgeek Senior member

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


  3. JayJay

    JayJay Senior member

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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 Senior member

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    ^i concur. [​IMG]
     


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    If you can afford it, a 135i.
     


  6. dave

    dave Senior member

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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.
     


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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 Senior 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

    otc Senior member

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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
     


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


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    otc Senior 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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