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Old 02-11-2010, 11:40 AM   #57
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Hi guys- my name is Matt, and I feel like the luckiest guy in the world- I managed to win the first Real Racing GTI car! Most recently drove a 2006 Saabaru 9-2x because I couldnt get a MK5 at the time with 4 doors for a reasonable price (and there was 5k on the hood of the Saab) and I do not regret the loss of AWD or horsepower at all..... even with the snows on. Also a previous MkIII GTI VR6 owner- Black- the electrical gremlins got that one pretty good though.

I'll post a couple pics when the weather in NE Ohio turns a little bit- this snow thing is a big damper on driving fun.
Yea, pics are a must!
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Old 02-11-2010, 03:55 PM   #58
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Hi, my names Geoff. I work for Norden Autohaus in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada and just ordered a Tornado Red 5dr GTI w/ 18" Detroit's, cloth interior and sunroof with the 6spd manual. It's supposed to be arriving in May.. there's an anxious 3 months wait ahead

I'll be selling all my other cars to make way for this GTI
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Old 02-12-2010, 01:55 PM   #59
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Been an avid fan of the brand since I was a child...Porsche or VW was it for me. Ive driven these cars my whole life...43 now, so Ive had my share. Just sold an E46 M3, trying to recession proof my life at the moment. GTI seemed like the natural choice. Glad I did it, Ive had one from every platform with the exception of the MK5..family memeber has an MK5, so I drive it often. Have to say Im really happy with the MK6...awesome little car, and a fun drive.
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Old 02-12-2010, 05:10 PM   #60
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Hello,
I bought a US MK6 TDI 4dr.
Love it.
I would love it more if the halogen headlights turned off when I turn the ignition off.
VAG COM here I come.
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Old 02-14-2010, 02:17 PM   #61
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Hi. Luis here. 1st time having a tornado red 2009 vw gti w/ thunderbunny kit & autobahn pkg.... LOVE IT!!!! pics soon.
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Old 02-14-2010, 02:35 PM   #62
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Hi. Luis here. 1st time having a tornado red 2009 vw gti w/ thunderbunny kit & autobahn pkg.... LOVE IT!!!! pics soon.
Hey Luis!

Great choice!

Look fwd to seeing the pics of the Thunderbunny kit.

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Old 02-14-2010, 07:17 PM   #63
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Hey Luis!

Great choice!

Look fwd to seeing the pics of the Thunderbunny kit.

Gary
just posted a few in the MKVI mods thread.
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Old 02-15-2010, 09:20 AM   #64
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Hey guys - my name is Eric and our current GTI would be the 4th VW in the last 12 years. My experience with VW goes all the way back to when my close friend brought home a 1974 super beetle (we were 16 at the time), then a few years later he bought a slightly modified MK2 GTI - that thing was fun to drive!

When it came time for me to buy my first NEW car, I purchased a 99 GTI 2.0 5spd (my first manual). A couple years later, I met my wife at a Jimmy Buffett concernt - she was driving a 99 Beetle. Fast forward a couple years...we saw the new MK V GTI coming out and immediately went to the dealer to find one of the last MK IV's (neither of us liked the MK V styling). This was my wifes first 5spd which I taught her how to drive (that was a LONG week). Fast forward a couple more years, we got married and are expecting our first child. 3 weeks ago we brought home our newest VW, a 2010 GTI 4dr 6spd - the family hauler for my wife. After driving a manual for several years, she will never buy another car that is not a manual. The dealer loved the fact my wife wanted a 4 door GTI 6spd because she was having a baby...

Our GTI has the following options:
17" Denvers (Pittsburgh has some BAD roads), 6spd, Xenon, Autobahn package and is currently running 16" wheels with Blizzak WS 60's all the way around (winter mode).

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Old 02-15-2010, 11:43 AM   #65
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Hi, my name is Jon and I am looking to sell my '03 Civic Si and move into a GTI 4 door. Unfortunately I am getting older and I need something that works with a baby seat. I really enjoy my EP3 and have decided I am not going to get anything but a hatch in the future. The GTI basically adds the only things I felt were missing in my EP3 (4 doors and a 6th gear, the EP3 cruises at 4200rpm at 75mph). I am a bit nervous to get a VW based on friend's experiences with their reliability but I saw that the new model was a CR recommended model so I am willing to give it a shot.
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Old 02-15-2010, 11:46 AM   #66
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Old 02-15-2010, 05:02 PM   #67
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Greetings from the Dallas-Fort Worth area. My name is Gene. I just have to be the most senior GTI owner, since I hope to be 72 in March. That gives me plenty of time to have owned several VWs: a '68 Beetle, Scirroco II, 2001.5 Passat. I ordered my United Gray GTI in November and tracked it from Germany to Fort worth, where I bought it Jan 22nd.

My last two cars were Honda S2000s and a BMW Z3 before that. So I've had manual roadsters for the last 11 years. Got the DSG 4 dr this time, as arthritis in the right shoulder takes all pleasure from shifting. I was afraid I'd miss the S2000, but so far the GTI has made a great replacement. I enjoy every minute behind the wheel. Definitely a fun car to drive. With 12" of snow last week, I was pleased how well it handles the white stuff. We don't see that very often, and it was a record for DFW.

I'm a retired corporate pilot (Citation SII) and Learjet instructor. The picture on the left is me and John Travota on a flight to St. Thomas in his Citation II 20 years ago.

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Old 02-15-2010, 08:34 PM   #68
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Hey folks, name is neil and live in Los Angeles. I just purchased a fully loaded 4dr DSG CSG GTI (autobahn, navi, xenons, dyna, etc). I have to admit I really love the United Gray but after a month long search happily settled for a Carbon Steel.

My previous car was an '08 Infiniti G35 which was an excellent vehicle and an incredible value optioned out. I think that's where I went wrong with my purchase. I really didn't love the car and think I purchased it based on value when compared to other vehicles I cross-shopped (A4, 3series, IS, TL-S).

Anyway after close to 3 years of driving the car and being reminded more and more of the cargo limitations of the G35 (horrible trunk clearance, no rear seat split or fold down, and no pass through), I decided to passively look at various wagons and hatches. I wanted something where I could carry my boards and bike with and without a rack, and because fuel efficiency was also an important criteria SUVs were off the list.

I originally was set on the A3, but after seeing the likely upgrades for the '11 model version I planned on just holding tight and waiting till the summer. But, then while at the Audi dealership I happened to spot a new GTI. I never considered it before, but the car looks even better in person and immediately grabbed my attention while at the Audi dealership

Decided to take it for a test drive, and the improved quality is what stood out to me. It feels like they accomplished their goal in bringing the quality back to VW. The car felt solidly built all around and the layup of the dash was modern and well designed. What impressed me the most was the NVH improvements, and I can validate what's been read in countless reviews. It is on par to any entry level sports luxury sedan or coupe.

I do miss the power of my G35, but not the horrid fuel economy, 17 - 18 mpg (i did drive it hard). that said, i feel much more inspired driving the GTI. It's quick and nimble and just more enjoyable to drive.

On paper I had a hard time justifying spending over 30K on a VW GTI, but I wondered if it had an Audi badge on it whether I'd even think twice on pulling the trigger. Well, I think you know what I concluded.

I have friends that ridicule me for what they perceive as a "step down" and the perceived steep price I paid, but as soon as they actually sit in the car and later take her for a spin I see the wheels turning on whether they should make the same "step down"
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Old 02-17-2010, 06:52 AM   #69
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Finally Got a couple of pics taken- I'll have to post more when it warms up and I get to swap the 16" snows out for the Black 18's.....

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Old 02-17-2010, 09:54 AM   #70
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Talking First GTI and first new car

I think I posted a seperate thread but thought I would make it official.

I started driving by sharing a 1990 Audi 100 with my dad and knew the german car difference at this point. I then inherited a Pontiac Grand Am 1999, in college. great car for me, worked well-drove it to 94k miles last week and the transmission gave out...

The GTI has been on my radar for a very long time, and I took this opportunity to test drive one for the first time, along with some other german cars and nothing came close to the power and handling, not to mention the look of it.

I got a 2010 Black, 2 dr, GTI! Not too many upgrades other than the 18" wheels, but was suprised at the bells and whistles it did come with.

Now I have the factory warranty but I would like to squeeze some more power out of it, just need a safe way not to void any of my warranty on it! So any tips or suggestions are welcome, and I will be sure asking a ton of questions on the forums, and hopefully contributing as well. This is my first new car, and its quite a car!
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