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Vw Gti

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

  1. Jbreen1

    Jbreen1 Distinguished 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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    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 Stylish Dinosaur

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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 In Time Out

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


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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.
     


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    Gus Stylish Dinosaur 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.
     


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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 In Time Out

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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]
     


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    thekunk07 Stylish Dinosaur

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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.
     


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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?
     


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    thekunk07 Stylish Dinosaur

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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 Stylish Dinosaur

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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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