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Old 06-04-2013, 07:20 PM   #1
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mkvi autobahn vs. drivers edition

Im in the market for a new gti. I'm looking at the autobahn and the drivers edition packages. Can anyone help make up my decision? I like aspects of both cars. Also what should I be spending on each? I'm about 85-90% sure what I want. I'm gonna get the 4dr.
Also carbon gray or white? I like both colors. Anyone have experience taking car of each? I have silver now.
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Old 06-04-2013, 08:35 PM   #2
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I like the drivers edition shift knob
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Old 06-04-2013, 09:01 PM   #3
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Im in the market for a new gti. I'm looking at the autobahn and the drivers edition packages. Can anyone help make up my decision? I like aspects of both cars. Also what should I be spending on each? I'm about 85-90% sure what I want. I'm gonna get the 4dr.
Also carbon gray or white? I like both colors. Anyone have experience taking car of each? I have silver now.
Might as well wait till the fall for the MK7.
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Old 06-04-2013, 09:22 PM   #4
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Mk7 will not be out until at minimum april next year
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Old 06-04-2013, 09:46 PM   #5
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New cars generally come out in the fall but I'd still wait till spring for the MK7 over a MK6 now.
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Old 06-04-2013, 09:52 PM   #6
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+1 on waiting on the mk7. At this point might as well you'll also be one of the first with an mk7.
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Old 06-04-2013, 09:53 PM   #7
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Old 06-04-2013, 10:45 PM   #8
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I will be getting an mk6
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Old 06-04-2013, 10:47 PM   #9
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New cars generally come out in the fall but I'd still wait till spring for the MK7 over a MK6 now.
Not all the time for all new models.
There is no 2014 golfs or GTIs and production of the mkvi ended last month. So any new cars will only be stock inventory already at dealers until the mk7 arrives in late Q2 next year.
Could be hard for someone to get the exact mkvi they want in their area from now on.
Mk7 golf already in Europe since November last year and gti came out in April.
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Old 06-04-2013, 11:23 PM   #10
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I like the autobahn but the drivers edition has the better wheels. For anyone who has one hows the premium sound in the autobahn? Also the early mk7 may have some problems. Most new entries do.

Also guys and gals for color carbon or white. I really like both colors
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Old 06-04-2013, 11:28 PM   #11
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Has anyonr heard what the price tag of a mk7 will be?
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Old 06-04-2013, 11:35 PM   #12
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Wouldn't expect prices or specs for while. Would think it may be more expensive depending on what they choose to leave in. Can't see it being cheaper. It's already very cheap here.

Mk7 will be made in Mexico - so that may have added initial problems to any other ones worked through in Germany
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Old 06-04-2013, 11:35 PM   #13
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Personally I'd go for the MK6... MK7 is to be manufactured in Mexico which may be a turnoff to a lot of folks... which in turn will cause the MK6 to hold on to its resale value quite well!
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Old 06-04-2013, 11:47 PM   #14
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I think it will take precisely one drive of the Mk7 performance edition with adaptive chassis control to make us all forget where it's been built!
But we are off on a tangent - the OP is after a Mk6.
After first owning Carbon Grey I now have the white and prefer the way the latter accentuates the fine understated Teutonic design. Goodluck!
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Old 06-05-2013, 01:13 AM   #15
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I like the wheels better on the Driver's Edition. I bet it is harder to find than the Autobahn Edition, but you are likely to find a dealer willing to call around and find one for you.
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Old 06-05-2013, 01:43 AM   #16
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For anyone who has one hows the premium sound in the autobahn?
I have an autobahn, and personally i love the sound. It's one of the main reasons I got the autobahn.
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Old 06-05-2013, 05:40 AM   #17
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The Serron wheels on the Autobahn are hideous. How much is the drivers edition? I seem to remember it being pretty expensive for a shift knob and whatever else you get... I have white and don't really like the color.

The white is pretty easy to take care of I guess. My last car was red and it would look clean forever. White really shows dirt when it rains, but it hides scratches and swirls and things really well (at least I think, don't really have any...) The hatch gets very dirty, sometimes in one drive, but you'll probably run into that with any car that has this basic shape.
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Old 06-05-2013, 07:17 AM   #18
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The drivers edition is listed at 28-30 and autobahn 31-33. You get leather seat surface but cloth sides. Dont get the premium sound but you do get the better wheels
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The laguna wheels are the best
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Old 06-05-2013, 09:27 AM   #20
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The laguna wheels are the best
Yeah I really like my Detroits and they are sort of an icon to the GTI, but the Lagunas are really nice. I'd get the driver's edition. Still makes me happy I got a base four door for $23,xxx
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