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Sep 11, 2010, 03:34 PM
 
Pick this up only last week.... great car to drive handles like a dream!









.... did i do OK??

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Sep 11, 2010, 03:38 PM
 
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Sep 11, 2010, 03:40 PM
 
Cool looking car, being looking at these myself...but yours seems to have a major flaw...VW installed the steering wheel on the passenger side!!!

j/k of course.. nice ride
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Sep 11, 2010, 03:59 PM
 
Nice car, even nicer shots.
     
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Sep 11, 2010, 04:05 PM
 
Gotta love a GTi.
Been inclined to wander... off the beaten track.
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Sep 11, 2010, 04:25 PM
 
I approve.
     
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Sep 11, 2010, 05:51 PM
 
One of the greatest cars still in production.

Although personally I prefer the Denver wheels
     
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Sep 11, 2010, 05:53 PM
 
Nice. Enjoy !

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Sep 11, 2010, 06:22 PM
 
Very nice!
     
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Sep 11, 2010, 07:19 PM
 
Originally Posted by imitchellg5 View Post
One of the greatest cars still in production.

Although personally I prefer the Denver wheels
Denver wheels? The telephone dial ones? Yeah they are cool, but this GTI is the Edition 30 so it gets BBS wheels instead!

Thanks for the nice comments...

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Sep 11, 2010, 08:45 PM
 
Welcome to the club! Mine...



I rarely take it out of Sport mode, but as the police officer who pulled me over yesterday said, it's really easy to get carried away driving cars like this.

Then he fined me $220.
     
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Sep 11, 2010, 09:04 PM
 
Awesome car! Still the original pocket rocket!
     
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Sep 12, 2010, 03:13 AM
 
We have one of these as a work car. Super fast guy! Good choice.
     
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Sep 12, 2010, 04:15 AM
 
Originally Posted by richwig83 View Post
Denver wheels? The telephone dial ones? Yeah they are cool.
Nooo, they just don't belong, such an Alfa Romeo rip-off. Yours look cooler.
     
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Sep 12, 2010, 04:32 AM
 
Nice car face ache! I find S mode a bit aggressive for everyday 'pootleling' around town... But it certainly is fun joining a motorway in S mode... :-)

I'll hopefully get it remapped next year so it should be running approx. 300BHP!

Angel... Im with you, the BBS do look better! :-)
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Sep 12, 2010, 09:02 AM
 
Love the 5-door GTI. I've always wanted it to be my next car purchase (I've done without one for years, and now live about 300 feet from the office, but it's definitely my next big outlay).

On the other hand, it's about 35 grand once you add in a couple basic options. That's a shitload of money for a Golf. Sure I could buy a used Phaeton for that

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Sep 12, 2010, 09:46 AM
 
They are expensive cars to buy.... which wasn't great for me buying second hand as the prices are high!

Yes you could buy a LOT of different cars for the money! But... once this is remapped to 300bhp, it will do 0-60 in 5.5 seconds... which is faster than even the W12 Phaeton (and most ofter non-sports cars), and it will go around corners much better! ;-)
( Last edited by richwig83; Sep 12, 2010 at 10:14 AM. Reason: Poor Speeling)
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Sep 12, 2010, 10:10 AM
 
"alot" isn't a word.
     
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Sep 12, 2010, 10:14 AM
 
I stand corrected!
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Sep 12, 2010, 01:00 PM
 
Nice. I hear they're great cars, but I think the styling on the previous gen is better. Those just look too over the top.
     
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Sep 12, 2010, 02:43 PM
 
Originally Posted by downinflames68 View Post
Nice. I hear they're great cars, but I think the styling on the previous gen is better. Those just look too over the top.
So two generations ago? the mark 4?
     
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Originally Posted by imitchellg5 View Post
One of the greatest cars still in production.
puh-leese… isolate your sentence and tell us how many people was going to think you're talking about a VW. Good average car for mere mortals at most.
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Sep 12, 2010, 04:27 PM
 
He's talking about the GTi.

Deal with it.
     
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Sep 12, 2010, 04:42 PM
 
"puh - leese” isn’t a word.
     
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Originally Posted by d4nth3m4n View Post
So two generations ago? the mark 4?
Whatever this is:



I think the "gaping maw" of the new ones is just kind of tacky, it reminds me of the bodykits for civics and crap in the late 90s.
     
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Sep 12, 2010, 05:21 PM
 
What's with the stupid skirt and the hideous rims on that one, though?

Plus, that's not a GTi, is it?

Edit: Yes, it is - they chose to lose the trademark red rim around the intake for that series. They came to their senses, later.
     
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Sep 12, 2010, 05:26 PM
 
It's a stock GTI. Some special edition, 337 or something. Not sure how you can even tell what the rims look like, since they're spinning at 70mph.
     
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Sep 12, 2010, 05:39 PM
 
I think I was referring to their diameter and the paper-thin tires stuck around their edges.

I could be wrong, though, and imagined looking at them at standstill. Silly me.

This is stock.
     
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Sep 12, 2010, 05:48 PM
 
Originally Posted by parsley View Post
puh-leese… isolate your sentence and tell us how many people was going to think you're talking about a VW. Good average car for mere mortals at most.
Well, I'm glad your immortal and can afford to buy anything you want, except maybe grammar know-how.
     
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Sep 12, 2010, 07:13 PM
 
Originally Posted by Spheric Harlot View Post
I think I was referring to their diameter and the paper-thin tires stuck around their edges.

I could be wrong, though, and imagined looking at them at standstill. Silly me.

This is stock.
That is a stock regular GTI. The one I put up has the subtle bodykit, stock. The wheels are aftermarket. Running more wheel with smaller sidewall is a common performance modification for basically every car in history.
     
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Originally Posted by richwig83 View Post
Pick this up only last week.... great car to drive handles like a dream!

Drakkar Noir Edition. I like it.
     
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Sep 12, 2010, 07:20 PM
 
Originally Posted by Spheric Harlot View Post
What's with the stupid skirt and the hideous rims on that one, though?
The rainbow is a clue.
Been inclined to wander... off the beaten track.
That's where there's thunder... and the wind shouts back.
     
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Sep 12, 2010, 07:24 PM
 
Originally Posted by The Final Dakar View Post
Drakkar Noir Edition. I like it.
Looks to me like an Edition 30 in Diamond Black. heh
( Last edited by Doofy; Sep 12, 2010 at 07:31 PM. )
Been inclined to wander... off the beaten track.
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Sep 12, 2010, 07:38 PM
 
Whoa. How'd you know, Doof?
     
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Originally Posted by imitchellg5 View Post
Whoa. How'd you know, Doof?
I have magic powers. And I just Googled it to see if Rich could out-drag me down the M6
     
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Sep 12, 2010, 08:23 PM
 
Does it come with a 5 or 6 speed?
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Sep 12, 2010, 08:37 PM
 
All Mk V GTIs are either 6-speed manual or 6- speed dual-clutch auto.
     
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Sep 12, 2010, 08:42 PM
 
Originally Posted by downinflames68 View Post
Whatever this is:



I think the "gaping maw" of the new ones is just kind of tacky, it reminds me of the bodykits for civics and crap in the late 90s.
I think that particular generation looks plain and, I know that it is heavy and underpowered compared to the ones that came before or since.
     
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Originally Posted by imitchellg5 View Post
All Mk V GTIs are either 6-speed manual or 6- speed dual-clutch auto.
Sweet. I've seen a few on the road the last few weeks and love the way they look. Having a manual makes me want one that much more.
     
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Originally Posted by iLikebeer View Post
Sweet. I've seen a few on the road the last few weeks and love the way they look. Having a manual makes me want one that much more.
It's a very good gearbox. Not the metal-on-metal precise feel of a BMW or Honda, but smooth and liquid motion. I like it.
     
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Originally Posted by macaddict0001 View Post
I think that particular generation looks plain and, I know that it is heavy and underpowered compared to the ones that came before or since.
Yeah, that gen was pretty heavy. The 1.8T wasn't great, and the 2.8L V6 was simply okay, but I think the Mk IV R32 is pretty cool.
     
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Sep 12, 2010, 11:18 PM
 
It's still my fav of the "hot hatchbacks", good buy.

Edit: Well, next to the JCW MINI, that is.
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Sep 13, 2010, 03:58 AM
 
I went for the DSG gearbox, so easy to drive, but not lazy like most other auto boxes!

The MK4 R32 is one o my favourites, but the edition 30 is better in every way except the 4 wheel drive and the engine noise.

And please dont compare a golf to a civic, you might just end up in a lot of trouble! ;-)
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Originally Posted by macaddict0001 View Post
I think that particular generation looks plain and, I know that it is heavy and underpowered compared to the ones that came before or since.
>shrug< they're all slow and FWD. I was talking about the styling. You call it plain, I call it "restrained" and classic.
     
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Sep 13, 2010, 08:55 AM
 
Except for the wagon wheels and skirt, of course.
     
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Originally Posted by downinflames68 View Post
That is a stock regular GTI. The one I put up has the subtle bodykit, stock. The wheels are aftermarket. Running more wheel with smaller sidewall is a common performance modification for basically every car in history.
And stretching tires that aren't wide enough for your oversize rims is a common visual modification for retards.
     
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I went for the DSG gearbox, so easy to drive, but not lazy like most other auto boxes!
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