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View Poll Results: Autobahn Package...Worth It?
I have the Autobahn package and I would do it again. 95 43.58%
I have the Autobahn package and I would NOT do it again. 3 1.38%
I don't have the Autobahn, but would have added it if i could($$/availability). 42 19.27%
I was never interested in the Autobahn package. 78 35.78%
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Old 03-20-2013, 12:29 PM   #43
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This is a pretty good debate here. Usually these end up one-sided.

It's worth noting that some people who have sun/nav or lower said they might have gotten an Autobahn if they did it all over again, while no one who opted for an Autobahn has said they wish they didn't.

I love the interlagos seats, and I love the Detroits. Throw in the $ savings and it was an easy choice for me. Especially since I still got the bi-xenons.
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Old 03-20-2013, 12:31 PM   #44
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$25K for a base? no one should be paying that if you are informed
Agreed. $25,300 is MSRP on a base 6MT. Most people will buy it for around $24,000 or less. Not that it matters, but I bought mine used with 4,100 miles for $19,200 before taxes and tags.
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Old 03-20-2013, 12:37 PM   #45
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what Rich said..
"It's a matter of taste of course The package makes the car feel a lot more upscale."
throw in some LED's and its icing on the cake.

I preffer it and had two base GTi's in the past.
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Old 03-20-2013, 12:43 PM   #46
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Leather interior, HID headlights and remote start.....I passed on a black one when I bought my GTI. Not worth the extra $8K.
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Old 03-20-2013, 12:54 PM   #47
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Got mine at $26,900 before taxes using my veterans discount.
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This is a pretty good debate here. Usually these end up one-sided.

It's worth noting that some people who have sun/nav or lower said they might have gotten an Autobahn if they did it all over again, while no one who opted for an Autobahn has said they wish they didn't.

I love the interlagos seats, and I love the Detroits. Throw in the $ savings and it was an easy choice for me. Especially since I still got the bi-xenons.
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Leather interior, HID headlights and remote start.....I passed on a black one when I bought my GTI. Not worth the extra $8K.
its all in the eye of the buyer/beholder... some buy base models and then wish they hadn't later on. Some want the options.
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Old 03-20-2013, 12:55 PM   #48
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When I was shopping for my GTI, I went in knowing that I wanted a GTI that I didn't have to pull apart and upgrade to get it to something I'd like.

The autobahn felt like the complete package for me. That is until I started looking at the OEM+ retrofits after I bought the car

Then again, that's what makes owning the car a ton of fun for me. Its crazy comfortable, peppy and beats the 15mpg I was getting in my last car!

The rear camera retrofit, led tails and side mirror puddle lights make my car an Autobahn+ car. I can't tell you how awesome it is to just add the part, flick a switch in VAGCOM and boom! New OEM feature!
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Old 03-20-2013, 02:26 PM   #49
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MSRP on my car was $30,610. I got it for $28,578. Nobody is paying $32+k for these cars...and there is no $8k gulf between base and AB - base is going for $23,600 and AB is going for $28,600. Well worth it to me to pay the extra $5k.
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Old 03-20-2013, 02:30 PM   #50
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When I was shopping for my GTI, I went in knowing that I wanted a GTI that I didn't have to pull apart and upgrade to get it to something I'd like.

The autobahn felt like the complete package for me. That is until I started looking at the OEM+ retrofits after I bought the car

Then again, that's what makes owning the car a ton of fun for me. Its crazy comfortable, peppy and beats the 15mpg I was getting in my last car!

The rear camera retrofit, led tails and side mirror puddle lights make my car an Autobahn+ car. I can't tell you how awesome it is to just add the part, flick a switch in VAGCOM and boom! New OEM feature!
The vcds tweaks are really nice. Ive added a few oem parts as well so i guess i have an Autobahn + gti as well.
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Old 03-20-2013, 02:32 PM   #51
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I think cloth is ugly and cheap looking so autobahn was the only option for me
Ditto!
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Old 03-20-2013, 02:35 PM   #52
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I got a base model and kind of wish I'd waited for the R to become available, but have no regrets about skipping any of the premium features. I would have preferred a "base" R over an autobahn GTI for the same price if they sold such a thing - which is probably why they don't offer it.
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Old 03-20-2013, 02:38 PM   #53
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I think cloth is ugly and cheap looking so autobahn was the only option for me
lol you've never sat in other vehicles with cloth huh? The cloth in the Mk6's are actually pretty high quality for being cloth.
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Old 03-20-2013, 02:42 PM   #54
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For those of you saying to get the R or the A3 instead, I've compared all of these and in the end, for me at least, it ends up coming down to gas mileage. With the R and A3, you are losing about 5 mpg average (if I remember right). To me, that's a pretty significant drop. I don't plan on modding mine when I get it, and I definitely don't plan on racing, so the economy is one of the biggest selling points for me and why I don't get the more expensive car. To me, the autobahn is more of a complete package because you get a bit of luxury with the decent economy. Now, when all of the next gens come out, the mileage may not be as skewed, so hopefully it'll open up those other options for me. Even if the R gets as good of mileage as the current GTI, I may even consider it. I guess my goal is to get to as close to 30mpg as possible because that's what I'm getting now and don't really want to step down.
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For those of you saying to get the R or the A3 instead, I've compared all of these and in the end, for me at least, it ends up coming down to gas mileage. With the R and A3, you are losing about 5 mpg average (if I remember right). To me, that's a pretty significant drop. I don't plan on modding mine when I get it, and I definitely don't plan on racing, so the economy is one of the biggest selling points for me and why I don't get the more expensive car.
If you're concerned about efficiency, why not get the TDI then?
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The GTI is the sweet spot on performance and efficiency.
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