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GTI or other suggestions

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

  1. The Louche

    The Louche Senior member

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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)


    I have an '04 6MT and I love it. Easily the best bang for your buck out there. It may not be the fastest car in the world in a straight line, but that's not the point, and it can out run 80% of the cars on the road anyway. The handling is some of the finest you'll find under $75K.

    Car and Driver even profiled the RX-8 in a cover story on tremendous performance value last year.

    Do buy the warranty, though.
     
  2. ArliHawk`

    ArliHawk` Senior member

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    We have a GTI and it is a fantastic car. If you get the leather, it is a great road trip car and the engine is fantastic.

    Something that also looks promising is the Nissan Juke, which will be all wheel drive and about the same horsepower as the GTI. One nice thing about the GTI is that it also comes in a 4 door model if that's a need for you.
     
  3. per0

    per0 New Member

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    No. A whole $10k for a douchebag badge?

    Thread should read "GTI". No other suggestions. I would also avoid the leather.


    It's more like $20k difference where I live.

    S3 has quattro drive, 265 hp, magnetic ride, s-tronic, much better interior..
     
  4. per0

    per0 New Member

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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.

    In Europe you can get A3 with all combinations of FWD/AWD and auto/manual.
     
  5. dcg

    dcg Senior member

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    In Europe you can get A3 with all combinations of FWD/AWD and auto/manual.

    ...and the 1 series hatch, 335d, and on and on and on. You guys get all the cool shit.
     
  6. otc

    otc Senior member

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    We have a GTI and it is a fantastic car. If you get the leather, it is a great road trip car and the engine is fantastic.

    Something that also looks promising is the Nissan Juke, which will be all wheel drive and about the same horsepower as the GTI. One nice thing about the GTI is that it also comes in a 4 door model if that's a need for you.


    4-door ftw!

    It is something that always bugged me about the previous generations of GTIs...they made them in 4-door variants almost everywhere but here.

    It makes the car become super practical but still a ton of fun.
     
  7. whiteslashasian

    whiteslashasian Senior member

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    I have an '04 6MT and I love it. Easily the best bang for your buck out there. It may not be the fastest car in the world in a straight line, but that's not the point, and it can out run 80% of the cars on the road anyway. The handling is some of the finest you'll find under $75K.

    Car and Driver even profiled the RX-8 in a cover story on tremendous performance value last year.

    Do buy the warranty, though.


    [​IMG]

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    I wanted an RX-8 while I was in college. Living in the City I'd probably prefer something small but off the beaten path, like the Volvo C30 with sport trim.

    [​IMG]

    I think it'd be pretty funny to see Kunk get out of a hot hatch like the GTI. The 135 is a much more "grown up" car imo.
     
  8. dcg

    dcg Senior member

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    BMW should make a 135d. And make it available in the US. And with a manual transmission. In hatchback form.
     
  9. otc

    otc Senior member

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    Kunk wanted a GTI...what is with all of these people posting non-hatchbacks that cost two GTIs?

    Also, the GTIs really don't look all that boy-racer/hot hatch--especially if you go 4-door and pass on any sort of flashy rimzzzzz

    What boy-racer would opt for plaid seats? come on...
     
  10. Dmax

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    ...and the 1 series hatch, 335d, and on and on and on. You guys get all the cool shit.
    You can buy the 335d in the States. I wish the A4 allroad was available here with a manual or if slushbox only with a 3.0TDI engine.
     
  11. JayJay

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    Kunk wanted a GTI...what is with all of these people posting non-hatchbacks that cost two GTIs?

    Also, the GTIs really don't look all that boy-racer/hot hatch--especially if you go 4-door and pass on any sort of flashy rimzzzzz

    +1. I don't see a GTI as being boy-racerish at all.
     
  12. dcg

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    You can buy the 335d in the States. I wish the A4 allroad was available here with a manual or if slushbox only with a 3.0TDI engine.

    Yes, you're right. But not with a manual transmission (forgot to add that part).
     
  13. jml90

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    BMW should make a 135d. And make it available in the US. And with a manual transmission. In hatchback form.

    [​IMG]
     
  14. Kyoung05

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    Yes, you're right. But not with a manual transmission (forgot to add that part).

    Wow, just noticed that the 335d only comes in auto. [​IMG]
     
  15. kakemono

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    2009+ Subaru Impreza WRX Sedan

    The STI only comes in hatch which makes it look ricer-boy-ish. 2008 WRX is a completely different (and worse) car.

    The new body styling of the WRX is much more professional and grown-up looking. It is also faster than the previous models. It is 4-door so you can keep it if you get kids. 5 star safety rating. AWD 4banging turbo is awesome. It has a ton of low end power so you don't have to rev it up to go quick.


    It is everything I was looking for so it is what I bought so I have put my money where my mouth is
    [​IMG]

    I have heard the GTI has a nice interior and better sound/speakers, but I was looking pure performance and the WRX won this game in my mind.
     
  16. thekunk07

    thekunk07 Senior member

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    +2. [​IMG]

    +1. I don't see a GTI as being boy-racerish at all.
     
  17. whiteslashasian

    whiteslashasian Senior member

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    I would love for VW to release the Scirocco in North America.
     
  18. Rolfi

    Rolfi Senior member

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    what the scirocco is not sold in the US? that is so sad [​IMG] also feel bad for you guys that you don't get the Ford Focus RS. i guess the situation for good hot hatches in the states is just bad overall
     
  19. akatsuki

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    TTAC raved about the new Ford Fiesta, although I don't think the interior space is quite as large as a GTI.. And I think the new world Focus will probably be pretty stellar.
     
  20. jkennett

    jkennett Senior member

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    pretty much every car in that category has been named... random stuff that may or may not have been mentioned:

    maybe a clubman s? or, the new alfa romeo giulietta? focus rs or focus w/ ecoboost would be stellar as well when the new one comes out.
     

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