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Old 05-27-2018, 06:34 PM   #1
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From GTI to GT no I

After owning my 2011 GTi for 7 years I decided to move on to something else that is a little less harsh on my old body. Iíve been spying the 2018 Passat GT since I saw it at the Chicago Auto Show months ago and my local dealer finally got one in. It is everything I wanted and needed. Bigger more spacious cabin, easier ride quality, good looking special trim package, sun roof, great exhaust sound, and a normally aspirated V6 engine. No more 2 liter turbos please. Mine was starting to sound like a diesel truck. So I pulled the trigger and traded out the Mk6 for a metallic black Passat GT. I loved my zippy Mk6 but with 65k on the odo mechanical things were cropping up. I didnít want to go through all that hassle. The Passat GT really is a nice car and I think I made a good choice. I didnít post here a lot but I read all the time, learned a lot, and suffered right along with you all with the peculiarities of the Mk6 GTi. Thanks for the ride.







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Old 05-27-2018, 07:15 PM   #2
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Enjoy your new GT. It's a nice looking car.
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Old 05-27-2018, 07:36 PM   #3
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Congrats, its a nice car. I was thinking of possibly getting one myself, but no manual trans is a deal breaker for me.

And manual vs DSG debate in 4....3...2....1
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Old 05-27-2018, 07:48 PM   #4
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VR6 with a nice exhaust is sex...
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Old 05-27-2018, 09:32 PM   #5
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Good luck with the new ride. come back and tell us how you're modding it
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Old 05-28-2018, 02:11 AM   #6
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Oh yeah....I love mine:









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Old 05-30-2018, 07:16 AM   #7
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Thanks. I really like this GT. Nice ride, good looking, just enough tech to get by and a V6. If you are looking to move on I would take a close look at the Passat GT.
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Old 05-30-2018, 10:08 AM   #8
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It looks like a larger GLI. What was the OTD price if you don't mind. the GT only comes with FWD right?
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Old 05-30-2018, 01:20 PM   #9
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Congrats, everybody loves a VR6. The DSG is really a great transmission, manual guys are just jealous. I was exclusively a stick shift guy, but the DSG in manual mode with paddle shifters made a believer out of me.
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Old 05-30-2018, 01:27 PM   #10
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Old 05-30-2018, 01:37 PM   #11
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Congrats!

Did you trade it in with the VMRs?
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Old 05-30-2018, 04:17 PM   #12
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It looks like a larger GLI. What was the OTD price if you don't mind. the GT only comes with FWD right?
The Passat (GT) is nicer inside than a GLI. Better materials and a (somewhat) more premium feel

Correct, the GT is only FWD. (all NMS Passats are FWD, AWD was never available)
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