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Vw Gti

Discussion in 'Fine Living, Home, Design & Auto' started by Jbreen1, Jan 1, 2011.

  1. Jbreen1

    Jbreen1 Senior member

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    What do you guys think of these? I've been car shopping for a while and I'm always changing my mind. I want to go give one a test drive but I can't get rid of the boyracer fanboy image I have with these things. Acceptable for an adult to drive or is it too boyracer for you guys? [​IMG]
     
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    jkennett Senior member

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    It's a good balance of fun and practicality for a daily driver. Drawback is that the random VW electronic bugs are still present from my limited experience (girl I'm seeing drives a 2010 gti). The interior is pretty nice... I really like the thick steering wheel with the flat bottom and it has good leather seats. And, driving dynamics are quite good for a fwd car. Zippy but not a blistering fast car.

    I'd say give it a test drive! You'll know whether it's for you once you give it a shot. Also, I think that the fun quotient may outweigh the slight possibility of electronic issues. There is always that balance you have to weigh.
     
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    thekunk07 Senior member

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    i was planning on one for awhile but i wound up with an audi a3 and have never looked back, was a good decision if i do say so myself. i think they are a little too youthful for me (i'm 35)
     
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    I guess it depends on the colour you choose. If it is black or navy blue it won't look as boyracer-ish as a white or red one.
     
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    frenchy Senior member

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    if you gotta ask,then you dont love it...therefore you should not buy it.
     
  6. Jbreen1

    Jbreen1 Senior member

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    Yea it's definitely a practical car and everything. I wish it had 4motion though, which the Golf R will have but that will only come with a manual transmission.
     
  7. GusW

    GusW Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    We have the similar R32 (2 dr) version and love it. I like it better than the Audi myself and I'm a lot older than any of you boy racer punks.
     
  8. Jbreen1

    Jbreen1 Senior member

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    i was planning on one for awhile but i wound up with an audi a3 and have never looked back, was a good decision if i do say so myself. i think they are a little too youthful for me (i'm 35)

    I'm only 23 but I knew a lot of kids in high school with GTI's that were into that whole scene. I guess that's where I have the image from.
     
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    frenchy Senior member

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    I'm only 23 but I knew a lot of kids in high school with GTI's that were into that whole scene. I guess that's where I have the image from.

    i still have a hardon for the 82-84 gti[​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
  10. thekunk07

    thekunk07 Senior member

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    but do you get 300 hp out of the r32?

    We have the similar R32 (2 dr) version and love it. I like it better than the Audi myself and I'm a lot older than any of you boy racer punks.
     
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    i was planning on one for awhile but i wound up with an audi a3 and have never looked back, was a good decision if i do say so myself. i think they are a little too youthful for me (i'm 35)

    You're a big guy, do you find the A3 comfortable? I bought a 3.2 when they first came out in the U.S., was fast as shit but unbelievably cramped.

    GTI has always been a cool car. I had a 90 something VR6. Loved that car, I think the ex is still driving it.
     
  12. Jbreen1

    Jbreen1 Senior member

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    You're a big guy, do you find the A3 comfortable? I bought a 3.2 when they first came out in the U.S., was fast as shit but unbelievably cramped.

    GTI has always been a cool car. I had a 90 something VR6. Loved that car, I think the ex is still driving it.


    Yea about comfort. I'm 6'1" 210lbs. Will I be comfortable in a GTI?
     
  13. thekunk07

    thekunk07 Senior member

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    yeah, it's fine. more room than many cars i've owned, less than our family van. i changed the exhaust and intake on the 3.2 so i get just around 300hp now. would be good if the seat was a bit wider down below in terms of leg room.

    You're a big guy, do you find the A3 comfortable? I bought a 3.2 when they first came out in the U.S., was fast as shit but unbelievably cramped.

    GTI has always been a cool car. I had a 90 something VR6. Loved that car, I think the ex is still driving it.
     
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    thekunk07 Senior member

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    yes, i am 6'2, 220

    Yea about comfort. I'm 6'1" 210lbs. Will I be comfortable in a GTI?
     
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    Yea about comfort. I'm 6'1" 210lbs. Will I be comfortable in a GTI?

    Never had that problem in the GTI but it was an earlier generation. For me the A3 was just nasty to drive.
     
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    Yea about comfort. I'm 6'1" 210lbs. Will I be comfortable in a GTI?

    my sister has the GLI with the recaro seats, now maybe I'm missing something but I don't think there is a height adjustment. To sit in the proper driving position, my head is in the ceiling and I'm only 5.10

    my experience with vdubs is lots of random electronic flukes and the lip kit on the gti/gli's to be dangerously low for alot of peoples driveway curbs... and the stock tires they come with are worthless in the winter, you'll want a second all season/winter set for sure!

    (had a pre-order on the last batch of r32's and got cold feet at the 11th hour)
     
  17. JoelF

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    yeah, it's fine. more room than many cars i've owned, less than our family van. i changed the exhaust and intake on the 3.2 so i get just around 300hp now. would be good if the seat was a bit wider down below in terms of leg room.

    Whoa the car must be a rocket with 300 hp at that weight. Now that you mention it, the problem for me really was the seat width. And I am definitely not a big guy (5 10 185).
     
  18. Jbreen1

    Jbreen1 Senior member

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    my sister has the GLI with the recaro seats, now maybe I'm missing something but I don't think there is a height adjustment. To sit in the proper driving position, my head is in the ceiling and I'm only 5.10

    my experience with vdubs is lots of random electronic flukes and the lip kit on the gti/gli's to be dangerously low for alot of peoples driveway curbs... and the stock tires they come with are worthless in the winter, you'll want a second all season/winter set for sure!

    (had a pre-order on the last batch of r32's and got cold feet at the 11th hour)


    Yea I was actually looking for coilovers that would allow an increase in height for better ground clearance for crappy roads and winter. I asked if you could raise them on the VW forum and the guys freaked out and said I should be banned lol.
     
  19. JoelF

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    But all this shit being said, my VWs & Audis are definitely the cars I remember, there is just something about those cars . . . [​IMG]
     
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    dcg Senior member

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    Used to have a mkIV (20th anniversary in Jazz Blue, bitches!) Liked it a lot other than the fact that it was FWD.

    Have a buddy with a mkIV and he has no complaints. Little sis drives a rabbit and she loves it.
     

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