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Old 09-26-2008, 11:23 AM
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This is my favorite hatch, 3-door or 5-door. Yup, I like this GTI more than the Cooper S, Speed3, A3, and even the STi. The latter 2 because the fact that I won't be able to afford them for a while helps, and I really like the Speed3 but wow this GTI redefines hot hatch.

The mod potential is insane too, how much is the chip/reflash/whatever it is for the GTI? Even if it were $1,000 thats still one hell of a deal for what, it puts you at 270 whp (?) what is that, 100 or so whp more than stock?
$750 will get you the most conservative chip (APR, that's what I have). Stage 1 makes 252 HP/ 303 Tq. at the crank. Start throwing on Intakes, Exhausts (these cars respond VERY well to a downpipe), High Performance Fuel Pumps, and Intercoolers, and you can get up to 280 to the wheel. Once you get an exhaust, you can go back and get Stage 2, which adds a more aggressive tune, and more power. I currently have an Intake, Downpipe, and Stage 2 file and can easily take G35s and 350zs off of a line. I can't say I "race" too much or mess around on the streets. However just as a benchmark, I have kept up neck and neck with a Cayman S on the highway, after he had gotten off the onramp and onto the road before me. DSG really helps, too.

Back to topic, I wish VW would have kept the gauges blue. I love the blue and red combination, but I guess they are trying to tie them closer to what Audi now has.

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Old 09-26-2008, 11:28 AM
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That is a great looking car but I don't want FWD anymore.

AWD or RWD.
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I'm interested in seeing what VW is going to do with a performance version. There are rumors about them ditching the AWD R32 and instead, going with a GTI-R that would also be AWD. If that's the case, when my A4 goes bye-bye next summer I'd definitely consider getting a VDub instead. It's nice to see VW taking elements from Audi and incorporating them in the newer models. Like the interior of this new GTI for example. Wouldn't make me miss jumping from Audi to VW too much.
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I'm interested in seeing what VW is going to do with a performance version. There are rumors about them ditching the AWD R32 and instead, going with a GTI-R that would also be AWD. If that's the case, when my A4 goes bye-bye next summer I'd definitely consider getting a VDub instead. It's nice to see VW taking elements from Audi and incorporating them in the newer models. Like the interior of this new GTI for example. Wouldn't make me miss jumping from Audi to VW too much.
I don't understand why they would drop the R3x model unless that is going to move to a more aggressive tune.

GTI-R and then a R36 with 300hp+?
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3x is an indication of engine displacement. At least it has been so far. The rumored GTI-R uses the 2.0L Turbo.
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3x is an indication of engine displacement. At least it has been so far. The rumored GTI-R uses the 2.0L Turbo.
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Yes. I understand that. But why get rid of the R3x model? That's the way it sounded to me at least.

The GTI-R would replace the R32 instead of making a R36 Golf.
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For one, GTI-R sounds way cooler.

EDIT: And why throw a heavy 3.6L engine in there when the 2.0L makes as much or more power. And the possibility exists that the V6 simply won't fit in the new Golf.
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GTI-R should have a tuned version of the S3 engine; 2.0L.
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For one, GTI-R sounds way cooler.

EDIT: And why throw a heavy 3.6L engine in there when the 2.0L makes as much or more power. And the possibility exists that the V6 simply won't fit in the new Golf.
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That is a great looking car but I don't want FWD anymore.

AWD or RWD.
can i ask for what reason? driving dynamic? are your looking for a DD or a Track car? you cant have both and be satisfied unless you are satisfied with not the best track car but not the best DD. If you are worried about under steer, let me tell you from experience that adding a simple RSB makes the MKVs over steer like a mofo. My first auto-x event w/ a 27mm RSB (5mm over stock) was a real learning experience. I spun out so man times my first two times around. I then got used to it and started using the throttle more and working with the slide to get around the turns. Yes i think RWD is overrated. Fun, yes but that sort of fun is more then attainable w/ a slightly modified FWD car
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For one, GTI-R sounds way cooler.

EDIT: And why throw a heavy 3.6L engine in there when the 2.0L makes as much or more power. And the possibility exists that the V6 simply won't fit in the new Golf.
I dont think fitment is an issue. The current gen golf has tons of room under the hood. Gaping holes actually. I dont see how this one will be much different. I think w/ the R line, they are trying to keep some level of exclusivity. If you guys remember, the MKIV R32 would still cost around 30k not even 2 years ago. Even today, if you find a low mileage R, youll pay 30k easily for it...
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I doubt fitment will be an issue either. No sense backing yourself into a corner. Just raising the possibility.

Looking at this thing again makes me wonder what the point of the Sirroco is, even in Europe. They look very similar and have the same drivetrains.
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I doubt fitment will be an issue either. No sense backing yourself into a corner. Just raising the possibility.

Looking at this thing again makes me wonder what the point of the Sirroco is, even in Europe. They look very similar and have the same drivetrains.
the scirocco seems to me to be a little more entry level then this. only a 2 door option, fours seats. where as the gti has a four door option and five seats with a relatively huge cargo area...
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Old 09-29-2008, 11:40 AM
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Volkswagen is preparing to unveil its Mark VI Golf GTI at next month’s Paris Motor Show, but a new report indicates that the next-gen GTI will be just the first of many hot hatches based on the sixth-generation Golf. As previously reported, a hotter GTI-R will be part of the mix, but VW is also planning two more performance variants of the Mk VI Golf.

In addition to the GTI and the hotter GTI-R (also being referred to as ‘R20′ by Auto Motor und Sport) – which will boast 270 horsepower, all-wheel drive and VW’s seven-speed DSG transmission — the German automaker is also working on a diesel version of the GTI, dubbed the GTD. The GTD’s setup will be identical the GTI’s, but the GTI’s 211 horsepower 2.0L gas engine will be swapped for a 2.0L diesel unit, outputting 170 horsepower and about 260 lb-ft of torque, according to Motor Authority. Power will be routed through either a six-speed manual transmission or VW’s DSG unit. Although the GTD won’t be able to match the GTI in raw performance — with a 0-60 time of 8.2 seconds — the new model promises to offer a nice blend of performance and fuel economy.

Also in the works is a true R32 replacement model, being referred to as the R42. Although the R42 moniker suggest that VW might be trying to shoehorn Audi’s 4.2L V8 under the Golf’s hood, the next-gen R42 will actually be motivated by a smaller, 2.5L five-cylinder powerplant – the same unit earmarked for duty in the next Audi TT-RS and RS3. Despite being down one cylinder from the R32, the R42’s inline-five utilizes twin-turbos to generate an impressive 350 horsepower. With that amount of power on tap, look for VW to equipped the R42 with a beefed-up version of the GTI-R’s AWD system.

No word on U.S. availability, but European buyers should expect to see the GTD in VW showrooms by 2009, with the R42 following a year later.
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twin turbo 5cyl 350 bhp?!?!?!?!
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HOLY SHIT!!! i need twin turbos on my rabbit! now!
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oh and fat chance anything good making it to the US oh the humanity!
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looks nice but I like the old front better. This ones nose is a bit long looking.

Still best hatch out there!!!
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2.5TT being tested at the ring. sounds a lot like my car which has a cat back...
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So the Fit gets 33mpg hwy.
The new GTI is estimated at 31.3 mpg hwy.

Unless you are a little short on coin...why anyone would buy a Fit over a GTI 5-door is beyond me.
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A lot of parts carrying over. The DSG shift assembly resembles that of the GTI Edition 30, the peddles are the same, and the light switch remains the same.
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5 door FTMFW.
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I want one,.......probably the first time I have said that about a VW lol
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I'm not much of a fan of hatchbacks, but that shit is hot. Nonetheless I'm more interested in what the new Jetta MKVI looks like. Hopefully it'll look just as good as this new golf. The MKV looked like a fucking corolla

Jetta MKVI GLI w/ DSG and the plaid interior please.

Oh and does anyone know when the new Jetta is due?
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this looks sooooo much better than the MKV.

as to why anyone would buy a Fit over a GTI... um $10k is A LOT of coin
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but i still prefer the previous grille.
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I'm not much of a fan of hatchbacks, but that shit is hot. Nonetheless I'm more interested in what the new Jetta MKVI looks like. Hopefully it'll look just as good as this new golf. The MKV looked like a fucking corolla

Jetta MKVI GLI w/ DSG and the plaid interior please.

Oh and does anyone know when the new Jetta is due?
Expect the new Jetta to look even more vanilla.
It's what the brass want.

Leave the excitement to the Golf/GTI.
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MK6 GTI driving footage!

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Owned by work filter.

Is it time to rename this thread to Rabbit?
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I like both the MKIV and the MK5 GTIs, I guess this one is as good, but it doesn't look any better.
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God damn that video was boring. But Great car.
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watching this hot hatch makes it hard for me to commit to buy American in '11... Arrgh
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God damn that video was boring. But Great car.
Well I will agree it's not the most exciting of clips...but....the roads it was on are AMAZING!!!!!!!
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" 09/29/2008, 11:50 AM
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VW planning more GTI variants, including diesel, high-performance models

Volkswagen is preparing to unveil its Mark VI Golf GTI at next month’s Paris Motor Show, but a new report indicates that the next-gen GTI will be just the first of many hot hatches based on the sixth-generation Golf. As previously reported, a hotter GTI-R will be part of the mix, but VW is also planning two more performance variants of the Mk VI Golf.

In addition to the GTI and the hotter GTI-R (also being referred to as ‘R20′ by Auto Motor und Sport) – which will boast 270 horsepower, all-wheel drive and VW’s seven-speed DSG transmission — the German automaker is also working on a diesel version of the GTI, dubbed the GTD. The GTD’s setup will be identical the GTI’s, but the GTI’s 211 horsepower 2.0L gas engine will be swapped for a 2.0L diesel unit, outputting 170 horsepower and about 260 lb-ft of torque, according to Motor Authority. Power will be routed through either a six-speed manual transmission or VW’s DSG unit. Although the GTD won’t be able to match the GTI in raw performance — with a 0-60 time of 8.2 seconds — the new model promises to offer a nice blend of performance and fuel economy."


LOL, 8.2 secs. I bet this car is way overpriced also.
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I don't think VW had performance in mind as the main purpose of a diesel Golf....
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Looks great.. still wish the Scirocco was on its way to NA
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Volkswagen is preparing to unveil its Mark VI Golf GTI at next month’s Paris Motor Show, but a new report indicates that the next-gen GTI will be just the first of many hot hatches based on the sixth-generation Golf. As previously reported, a hotter GTI-R will be part of the mix, but VW is also planning two more performance variants of the Mk VI Golf.

In addition to the GTI and the hotter GTI-R (also being referred to as ‘R20′ by Auto Motor und Sport) – which will boast 270 horsepower, all-wheel drive and VW’s seven-speed DSG transmission — the German automaker is also working on a diesel version of the GTI, dubbed the GTD. The GTD’s setup will be identical the GTI’s, but the GTI’s 211 horsepower 2.0L gas engine will be swapped for a 2.0L diesel unit, outputting 170 horsepower and about 260 lb-ft of torque, according to Motor Authority. Power will be routed through either a six-speed manual transmission or VW’s DSG unit. Although the GTD won’t be able to match the GTI in raw performance — with a 0-60 time of 8.2 seconds — the new model promises to offer a nice blend of performance and fuel economy."


LOL, 8.2 secs. I bet this car is way overpriced also.
You missed the point completely....but then again not to surprising.

Bring the diesels to the states VW....we want 'em.
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