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Old 07-04-2012, 08:48 PM   #43
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I am 39, love my gti. Always wanted one figured there was no reason to wait any longer. Mid life crisis... maybe... but if all my mid life issues have the same great result as the GTI, I wouldn't call it a crisis. An older Porsche as my summer weekend car is the next step.
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Old 07-04-2012, 08:49 PM   #44
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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

That's you and me both. I just can't let it stay dirty.
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Old 07-04-2012, 09:00 PM   #45
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27...no way I could afford this car at 18...or even 21...
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Old 07-04-2012, 09:03 PM   #46
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I am older than you OP, by a few years, and love my little grocery getter! Rep'n, old hippies everywhere
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Old 07-04-2012, 09:22 PM   #47
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Just turned 39 and I personally don't think there is a better choice, BUY it. I wish I could have had one at 18, would've been this vdub fan's dream come true.
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Old 07-04-2012, 09:36 PM   #48
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Am 53, you won't regret it!
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Old 07-04-2012, 10:07 PM   #49
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39 here! 1st car I ever owned was a 97 GTI MK3 and I was 24 then. I had the MK3 for 15 years. Over those 15 years I got married to the girl of my dreams, had my 1st daughter (12 yrs old now), own a dog (Lucky), purchased a home, leased a BMW 5 series, leased a honda accord, had my 2nd daughter (3 yrs old now), purchased a MAZDA CX9 SUV (btw every time I drive the SUV, I wish I was driving my GTI, lol).

I must admit when I decided to retire my MK3 it felt kinda awkward looking at the GTI at the dealership and realizing that there was a teenager with his parents looking at the same car, had I out grown my favorite ride, lol. But that's what made me realize that this car was right for me even 15 years later. No matter how often I drove the BMW, Honda Accord and Mazda CX9 SUV, I still couldn't wait to jump in that GTI, it was simply a fun ride and I refused to let go of that feeling! It definitely has a hold on me!

BTW I purchased a 2012 GTI Deep Pearl Black Autobahn, oh and also added another member to the family my now 4 month old son! (heh.... I guess it was a good thing we got the SUV, lol)
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Old 07-04-2012, 10:20 PM   #50
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37 here. This is my 2nd GTI. I had an 89 16v in high school. It is my profile pic. I've also had a 90 Passat 16v, a 97 Jettta, and the wife currently drives a 10' Conv Beetle.

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Old 07-04-2012, 10:55 PM   #51
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I am 55 and enjoy every minute of it. I had a 81 scirocco and a 87 Scirocco 16v. Just wondering whether i am too old for stage 1 though.
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Old 07-04-2012, 11:03 PM   #52
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I am 55 and enjoy every minute of it. I had a 81 scirocco and a 87 Scirocco 16v. Just wondering whether i am too old for stage 1 though.
You are not too old...otherwise I'm way too old for ko4 (I just rationalize that I am now mature enough to handle the added power) right....
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Old 07-04-2012, 11:05 PM   #53
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nice one.

OP, people who say a guy is having a mid-life crisis because he is in his 40s and drives anything other than a big cushy sedan, minivan or some other version of multi-kid hauler, are boring mouth breathers who believe that being 'practical' and depriving themselves of some enjoyment in life is the 'mature choice'. BALLS I say. BALLS!

And anyway, the GTI isn't really that impractical. Its a hatch, gets good mileage, etc. A Z4 roadster, MX5, a porshe, etc: while all are impractical, I don't believe in the term mid-life crisis. The thought that you should stop enjoying your life and think only of practicality and family once you pass a certain age is massively depressing and I don't subscribe to any of that shit. Buy the GTI brah! I'm 35 btw.

Well said.
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Old 07-04-2012, 11:28 PM   #54
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Old 07-04-2012, 11:53 PM   #55
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Just turned 40 and jokingly refer to my new GTI as my practical midlife crisis car. 4 doors, great gas mileage, fun as hell, and decently priced to boot. Nothing about it was impulse, I did my homework and decided it was an intelligent decision. I tell people I got the hatchback so I could have room for my walker.
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Old 07-04-2012, 11:54 PM   #56
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From the looks of things, not to many 18 year olds own GTIs!
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