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Old 05-12-2012, 08:57 AM   #29
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I've has mostly compliments from people, but people have told me my car was irregularly shaped. I guess they've never seen a hatchback?
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Old 05-12-2012, 09:07 AM   #30
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1. "i cant hear ur turbo, is there a turbo in there? when i sat in a wrx before, that turbo was pretty loud."
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Old 05-12-2012, 09:34 AM   #31
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Never had one negative comment. Only compliments.
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Old 05-12-2012, 09:44 AM   #32
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Old 05-12-2012, 09:45 AM   #33
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Yes truck driving guys who think they can drive since they once went in a straight line down a track ask why I bought a hatchback, but I just ignore them.

People who really know cars always compliment the GTI and I often get stopped so people can check it out. Loving all the compliments this car gets.
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Old 05-12-2012, 09:48 AM   #34
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True car guys of all ages (I'm an old guy) know what a GTI is and what it can do. If those guys comment, the comments will all be favorable. Non car people just don't get it, ignore them and enjoy your car.
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Old 05-12-2012, 09:54 AM   #35
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There aren't that many cars out there that have the heritage that this car has. The MKI GTI 16v is still an iconic car and to have 6 iterations of it across 30 something years is impressive

Haters gonna hate.

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Old 05-12-2012, 09:57 AM   #36
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I've heard this one several times since I bought my '12 GTI AB a few weeks ago:

"Is that your wife's new car?"

I get a ton of compliments from people "in the know", however. Even random strangers.
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Old 05-12-2012, 10:05 AM   #37
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Had some guy in a 99 passat tell me my wheels were gay...thats really it otherwise for the most part I get compliments.
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Old 05-12-2012, 11:54 AM   #38
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Me and my buddy were installing my LED tails at his house.

As we are enjoying the fruits of our labor (had to remove tire to remove stealth box), his wife walks out and says "Oh how cute, its like eye lashes!"


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Old 05-12-2012, 12:19 PM   #39
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No insults so far in 2 weeks.
I have a Golf Highline and my friends are very impressed with the interior (leather, navi, etc...) and the general look at the car.
Unlike the US, Quebec is the paradise of hatchbacks...
they are everywhere, all brands...
There's 6 other Golfs on my street (mine's the nicest one... its 2012 :P)
VW are very popular in Montreal (and German cars in general). There's 12 VW dealers in a 25km (15 miles) radius from my house !
Still trying to understand why you guys get bitchy comments by BMW drivers... here in Quebec, the lowest priced BMW (128i coupe i think) is about 13k more expensive than my VW. Here, there's no hate between BMW and VW drivers... not the same price, not the same clientele.
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Old 05-12-2012, 12:27 PM   #40
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Never got bashed/insulted for my car choice yet. I got a thumbs down from a kid with no use for a razor in a rimmed up altezza'd out mid 90's 325i once. I chick in an 8th gen civic said do you wanna trade cars? I said no thanks to many civics on the road. She said yea kinda.
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Old 05-12-2012, 12:35 PM   #41
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Had a jacked up musclehead in an SRT-8 come up at a gas station...

...and say how his buddy worked for Car and Driver and said the GTI was the car he would get if he could only get one, and proceeded to ask a million questions...nice guy.
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Old 05-12-2012, 12:38 PM   #42
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Can't say I've ever had an insults towards my GTI, then again I can't say I've had many compliments either.
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