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Old 07-04-2012, 02:30 PM   #15
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I'm 48 (I'll be 49 in September) - I've got twin ten year old boys, and my GTI is the car that takes them to school every morning.

Remember, the car is a turbo charged version of a very practical all (4 door should you opt for that configuration) car.

Many people think it's nothing more than a Honda Fit or Toyota Matrix - so no boy racer stigma that I've ever encountered.
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Old 07-04-2012, 02:33 PM   #16
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Old 07-04-2012, 02:55 PM   #17
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I am in my 40's, got a GTI, on bags at that, and the majority of the guys that dig my car are basically 19. Who gives a F*ck. Buy what appeals to you, enjoy it, and enjoy!
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Old 07-04-2012, 02:55 PM   #18
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I am 47 and got my 2012 a few months ago, I love it so much I wash it every week which has never happened before
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Old 07-04-2012, 02:56 PM   #19
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Old 07-04-2012, 03:03 PM   #20
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Maybe it's a midlife crisis car (well, a reasonable cost one) or I'm sick of just pure comfort of a sedan / SUV but I'm seriously considering getting a 2012 GTI. Just curious about whether I may wind up looking like a retired guy in an 18 year old's car. Ultimately, I probably won't care but at the moment wondering who else seems to have had the same interest in the vehicle.

If you guys can chime in on what drove you to purchase one over other vehicles, it'd help me make the whole decision more concrete in my mind.

Thanks!!
I'm quite a bit older than you- by 24 years and up until a few months ago was driving a 2007 Porsche 911. Now I'm driving a new 2012 4 door GTI. I like small cars that handle well-no minivans, SUV's or Prius' for me!

I personally don't care how I look to other folks. I keep my eyes on the road.

Life is short. Might as well enjoy it doing things you love.

Enjoy the car if you get it. I know I am!
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Old 07-04-2012, 03:03 PM   #21
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Old 07-04-2012, 03:16 PM   #22
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Too old for a GTI?

I'm 58 and just bought a 2012 GTI. It's a great car. Zippy, fun and practical. WHy should the 18 year olds have all the fun. You get to a certain point in life where what others think is their problem.
It reminds me of a card my sister in law gave me on my 50th "you're only young once, but you can always be immature". When I drive the GTI I feel like this
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Old 07-04-2012, 03:46 PM   #23
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In most of the rest of the world our GTI's are sensible, fun, family cars for people who like to drive. Especially the four door version. It's only in the states were folk think you have to buy a seven passenger SUV to take our 1.4 children to school.

The only people who'll notice it's not a Golf are the car geeks anyway. And I turned 43 last month.
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Old 07-04-2012, 03:47 PM   #24
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I'm old (44 in a week) short, fat and comparatively broke. My first world problems aside, love the car. So glad I picked it over the mini cooper s.
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Old 07-04-2012, 03:48 PM   #25
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40 here, just bought my CW Gti 3 weeks ago. Don't hesitate, buy it! This is one of the most fun cars I've ever owned, and there have been a few.
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Old 07-04-2012, 03:48 PM   #26
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I'll be 55 in December. This is my second GTI. 1st was a mark 1, new in 1983! Always haven driven something of center. Tried the suv thing (Acura RDX, even lowered and 20's) can't stand that type of vehicals, but to each his own. bought the GTI for a commuter, fun too. Like to keep the miles off the other cars.

good luck and enjoy

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Old 07-04-2012, 03:49 PM   #27
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30 here. This is definitively the hot hatch for adults. It actually shows how grown up you are to have such a practical automobile.
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Old 07-04-2012, 03:52 PM   #28
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Maybe it's a midlife crisis car (well, a reasonable cost one) or I'm sick of just pure comfort of a sedan / SUV but I'm seriously considering getting a 2012 GTI. Just curious about whether I may wind up looking like a retired guy in an 18 year old's car. Ultimately, I probably won't care but at the moment wondering who else seems to have had the same interest in the vehicle.

If you guys can chime in on what drove you to purchase one over other vehicles, it'd help me make the whole decision more concrete in my mind.

Thanks!!
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