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Old 08-26-2003, 05:07 PM
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i think it looks like the peugeot 206
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Dang dude, GREAT CALL on teh 206. You are right.
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I think I sorta like the new Focus slightly better, but it's okay
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I really dont know where you see the similarity folks:

Peugeot 206 here:





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On the other hand, the similarity is there with...cousin Seat Ibiza





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Looks too European on the outside for me.
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damn that is one nice package... me want.
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Originally posted by Red Nj-s
Looks too European on the outside for me.
thats exactly how i feel
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Does that say 2.0 TDI, if thats true aren't the TDI's slow as balls?
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Remember, that's not even the GTI......the GTI always looks better than the standard Golf. I think the new V looks pretty good actually.

Modded this car definitely has potential

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No one posted a pic of the GTI ... odd.

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the gti is nice!
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Originally posted by Python2121
i think it looks like the peugeot 206
I think I see it too:



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Old 09-10-2003, 08:09 PM
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Looks good, id probably pimp it
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still dont like the front of it... looks too euro

The interior, and the rims are sick though.
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Dont want to like it...hate hatchbacks...must not like...

Damnit, I give in. I like the looks of that fucker in the pics ext and int. the bottom body panels just need to painted thats it.
Its pretty fucking hot.

The world is ending....lol
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Looks pretty good. Bottom panels need to be painted and I'm not sure I'm too crazy about the rims, but the interior is HOT!
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Now that is a HUGE improvement!!!
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I'm a huge fan ... I read in the Oct Automobile mag that 300hp and AWD are in the pipe ... =o

Hell, that car as the R32 would kick ass ...

Ford is talking about bringing the Cosworth Focus over too with 300hp and AWD ... if they bring the next Gen over, the fans of hot small cars are going to have a lot of nice choices
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That looks great. But everyone knows the GTI has turned from a light fun car to a heavy luxury hatchback, which makes no sense.

Bring back the fun! More HP does not=more fun. Bring it back to basics. Like the VW Polo.
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fucking hot. id rock it
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a v-dub navi look out, car looks good. A little focus a little civic and you got a golf. Regardless if its got the right hp and awd, look out, too bad i'm sure its not going to be cheap no matter what. But i would consider it, would like to test drive
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Interior looks hot but those new headlights have to go.
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sorry, not feeling it at al.....
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i love the headlights
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and i love how the rear wheels are pushed way back and way out....... old skool vdub look
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steering wheel and guages are awesome
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I think its ok, lot of people on the VW board think its a disgrace.
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That car is tight. If I were 20, I would rock the hell out of it.
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the interior is just amazing!
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Originally posted by Beltfed
I think its ok, lot of people on the VW board think its a disgrace.
Maybe thats why I like this one so much
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ya but u know vdub owners....... cockeyed fucks
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whats the deal wit da motor in this beyotch?
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Yeah.. 300 HP AWD and you get an excllent EVO/STI Killer .. I would take this interior over the later mofos... A real nice interior!
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looks hot IMO
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First review of the new VW Golf from Europe













Volkswagen Golf 2.0 FSI

By Joachim Staat

Let the games begin! For Volkswagen, the success of the new Golf is crucial, but it's going to have to be good to take the sales lead from the latest generations of the Vauxhall Astra and Ford Focus when the trio are launched in the spring.

Auto Express has kicked off the competition by bringing you this exclusive first drive of VW's fifth-generation model to see if it's on a par with the high expectations of family car buyers.

The question on everyone's lips is whether the engineers have fulfilled their brief to make the Golf as good to drive as a Focus. VW knew this wouldn't be easy, and decided the best way to give its newcomer the same sort of dynamic prowess as the Ford was to employ a similar suspension set-up. Out on the road, the four-link rear axle gives the Golf a far more agile feel, and provides much greater body control.

Drive through a series of challenging bends and, where the old model would wallow, the new Golf tucks in and encourages you to push it harder. An astonishing 80 per cent stiffer than its predecessor, the new car is also more stable and smooth-riding on undulating surfaces. It's not quite as sporty as the current Focus, but it's not far away.

VW's new electro-mechanical steering is equally impressive, avoiding the vagueness and lack of feedback that plagues similar systems from rivals. In fact, most drivers won't even notice the changeover from the conventional set-up fitted to the current car. It's a similar story with the styling. Approach the Golf and it looks instantly familiar - the thick C-pillar, the high waistline and the steep rear window are all part of an evolving shape that dates back to the late Seventies. As VW boss Bernd Pischetsrieder explains: "The only mistake the Golf can make is to stop being a Golf."

However, what is noticeable is the increase in size. There's more legroom for rear seat passengers and the boot now has a 350-litre capacity - that's 20 litres more than the current Golf.

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seat and VW drivers will instantly feel at home. The dashboard is given a touch of class by Phaeton-style dials, while the centre console is similar to that of the Touran.

At launch, the Golf will be available in both three and five-door bodystyles with 75bhp 1.4 and 115bhp 1.6-litre FSI petrol engines, plus either a 1.9-litre or 2.0-litre TDI diesel, all of which comply with strict new tax-friendly emissions targets. A new FSi version of the 1.4 will be added later, as will the 2.0-litre FSI which powers the car we drove.

This engine has already been put to good use in Audi's A3, and it certainly complements the Golf's slick six-speed manual gearbox. The excellent DSG sequential system found in the Audi TT will also be available. Fire it up and the FSI is quiet and refined, but this only serves to emphasise the excessive wind and tyre noise at speed.

Prices are yet to be announced, but customers can expect a slight increase over the cost of current versions. There will be no basic entry-level model, so the range is expected to start at around £12,500, while this 2.0 FSI three-door is likely to cost approximately £15,750.
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nice ...but what about the R32???
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nice ...but what about the R32???
Soon. Not ready yet.

I believe there will be a 2 liter Turbo engine as well. 200HP is the word.
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