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Old 12-12-2017, 09:50 PM   #1
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so, if you had to do it all again, would you?

if you had to buy another mk6 knowing what you do now, would you?
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Old 12-12-2017, 10:01 PM   #2
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Id probably get an AWD car but my mk6 has been a lot of fun with no real headaches at 54k. I did all my own work on my previous american made cars but Ive learned way more then I expected while working on this car. Would I do it again? Maybe. I really want AWD... Am I glad I decided to buy mine back when I did? Yes
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Old 12-12-2017, 10:03 PM   #3
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Old 12-12-2017, 10:07 PM   #4
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I would say yeah, only thing is I would probably want a base model thats cheaper. I Didnt really plan on modding my car and now Im like 4k deep
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Old 12-12-2017, 10:26 PM   #5
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Yup, I might have done an rsr clutch instead of a smfw, but even that's not a big deal.
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Old 12-12-2017, 11:23 PM   #6
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nope. I enjoy the car but it has caused me issues and even when I bought it it wasn't exactly what I wanted. With that being said I am goi g to continue to drive this for the next 5+ years.
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Old 12-13-2017, 08:20 AM   #7
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For sure. Glad I started with the base model considering I am at least 15k deep in extra stuff for this car.
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Old 12-13-2017, 08:43 AM   #8
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If I could do it all over again I would get the DSG model over the 6MT. A dealer even tried to talk me into a DSG model but I refused to even drive it. What a shame. Now that I'm stuck in heavy traffic every day for my commute... I want DSG lol.

Butttt its alright, I'm still going to keep this car till she dies. Still love shifting.

I also would try to get into a mk7 gti instead, only because the performance out of that thing is even more insane.

But all and all, I'm happy with my mk6 gti as she sits.
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Old 12-13-2017, 09:29 AM   #9
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yeah. Never had any issues that i can think of that weren't my fault or someone else. Cars run fine and performed as it should. The hatch provides me with plenty of room and ive had 5 people deep(including me) and for the most part everyone was comfortable.
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Old 12-13-2017, 09:39 AM   #10
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Yes. This is a great car all and all.

AWD would be nice. I heavily considered the Golf R, but didn't want to deal with the headache of the FSI. Really wish the MK6R had the TSI.
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Old 12-13-2017, 10:06 AM   #11
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No I'd buy a mk7 Golf R, but I wouldn't know that without buying the mk6 gti. There is nothing wrong with it, and I don't regret buying it. There is a process of learning that you don't get unless you go through the motions. I'll probably never buy a fwd car for performance again. It will be a mk8 golf R with the new 5 cylinder for my next car. Don't honey dick me either VW. You put that new 5 cylinder in the mk8 golf R.
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Old 12-13-2017, 11:13 AM   #12
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If I did it again the only thing I would change is going straight to a k04 or a BT instead of every single stage. Also some of my projects costed more than they should have, because of my own indecision.

But I would absolutely do everything again.
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Old 12-13-2017, 11:17 AM   #13
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Yes and no. It's treated me well the past 4 years , but after seeing the improvements on the Mk7's is30 turbo vs the leaves me grinding my teeth thinking I should have held out and waited to get an MK7 R.

Overall I'd do it again.
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Old 12-13-2017, 11:26 AM   #14
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i think i would.; only gripe is somewhat poor ride quality for how nice of a car it is. granted you get supreme handling in return.

Love the engine, trans, suspension (overall), looks, interior... the huge aftermarket support is great too. if i HAD to leave it stock i would get another car but for a moddable car this is perfect for me to tinker with
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