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Old 09-09-2013, 04:12 PM   #576
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I got rid of my gti at 130xxx miles and it was still a champ. My cam follower went out when I was at like 110xxx miles but VW extended their warranty on those cars for the cam follower to 120000 miles. If I got a gti again I would get an 09 or newer with the tsi motor.
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Old 09-09-2013, 05:53 PM   #577
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I believe that all current and future Golf's will be coming from Mehico. Not sure about the R's.

I've read the DSG is super nice, but I think I would still want a manual.

Are all current Golf's and GTI's running the TSI motors?
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Old 09-09-2013, 07:13 PM   #578
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Where did you read they plan to make them in Mexico? Everything I've read says it will stay in Germany.
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Old 09-09-2013, 08:51 PM   #579
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VW has been making a few different models down there for awhile. A new plant is about to open, which will manufacture the Golf's and GTI's. Saw it on a couple of forums.

I have stumbled across something very interesting though, the Golf GTD.
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Old 09-09-2013, 09:52 PM   #580
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Eh, turbo diesel not my thing. As of right now the gti and R are the only ones still manufactured in Germany. Everything else is Mexico. I would be surprised if they moved them to Mexico for manufacturing. You can definitely see and feel the difference in quality between a gti and a passat or cc. Those interiors feel incredibly cheap.
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Old 09-09-2013, 09:58 PM   #581
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Ah, good to know. Think I misread a couple articles, now that I look at em again. I know I'd love the performance and added bits of the GTI and R, but the GTD is supposed to bridge the gap between old diesel golfs and the GTI. Plus the gas mileage and added life of those TDI motors really appeal to me.
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Old 09-10-2013, 09:59 AM   #582
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Nick, let be honest here. You keeping a car from birth to 100k + miles will never happen

Dude, my gti will get upwards up 38mpg during the winter. Driving back from pc yesterday morning I got 39mpg. While the torque will be awesome, the low revving motor won't be fun. I'd test drive one for sure but I don't have high expectations.
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Old 09-10-2013, 08:39 PM   #583
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If you are wanting good mpg then pick up a mk4 Tdi with the alh diesel motor. They are known for great mpg and lasting forever. You can get one for cheap enough that you could get a car that is fast and fun and use the Tdi for commuting or road trips. I'm just saying this cause that's what I did. Mine has 280k miles and gets 45-50 mpg but still looks like a chic car that needs a rosy sticker in the back window.
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Old 09-10-2013, 10:52 PM   #584
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Nick, let be honest here. You keeping a car from birth to 100k + miles will never happen

Dude, my gti will get upwards up 38mpg during the winter. Driving back from pc yesterday morning I got 39mpg. While the torque will be awesome, the low revving motor won't be fun. I'd test drive one for sure but I don't have high expectations.
Brah, my forester has 90k on it. Mostly miles racked up driving to and from the gym of course. And the tanning salon.
Damn that's pretty good. I honestly love the interior quality and style of the GTI's and R. I wonder if I ever did pull the trigger on one, I would regret going with a lesser model.
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If you are wanting good mpg then pick up a mk4 Tdi with the alh diesel motor. They are known for great mpg and lasting forever. You can get one for cheap enough that you could get a car that is fast and fun and use the Tdi for commuting or road trips. I'm just saying this cause that's what I did. Mine has 280k miles and gets 45-50 mpg but still looks like a chic car that needs a rosy sticker in the back window.
Yeeaa, that's the block I've seen a lot of guys mention on the VW forums, the guys that get the killer mpg and life. Really seems like that GTD, that is rumored to be coming stateside, is going to bridge that gap between the enthusiasts and the gas sippers.
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Old 09-11-2013, 06:00 PM   #585
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I must resist test driving the new R. God that thing look amazing. I'm willing to bet when APR starts doing flashs on them, a simple down pipe and flash will put it to 320-340hp.
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Old 09-11-2013, 09:55 PM   #586
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I must resist test driving the new R. God that thing look amazing. I'm willing to bet when APR starts doing flashs on them, a simple down pipe and flash will put it to 320-340hp.
Right?! I've been enjoying that Golf R thread in the Rumors section.
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Old 09-12-2013, 01:21 AM   #587
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Nick, I'm on my 3rd GTI and 4th VW. I'm a huge fan of the R's and would highly recommend a Volkswagen to anyone!!
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Old 09-12-2013, 11:16 AM   #588
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Just driving yours that little ways was fun. I really liked the way it felt.

I better calm down, I'm not considering buying for a few years.
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Old 09-12-2013, 12:08 PM   #589
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Just dump the sti and get a R with apr down pipe and flash with sway bars and rims.
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Old 09-12-2013, 12:40 PM   #590
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Just dump the sti and get a R with apr down pipe and flash with sway bars and rims.
Sale on the sti is pending. Money from that is going to be put towards some schooling, savings and a little gym setup in my garage. A lot will be left over, but I don't want/need to go and throw it all back into a car again.

Besides, what are your thoughts on waiting a year or so for a new model to get all potential "bugs" worked out of it? I.e. previous sti's with the ringland issues.
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Old 09-12-2013, 03:31 PM   #591
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Not a bad idea I suppose. The new ones just look so awesome. Maybe I can be lucky and have someone total my gti so I have an excuse to pick up the new R.
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Old 09-15-2013, 11:33 AM   #592
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Hello all, I'm the new kid.
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Old 09-16-2013, 06:56 PM   #593
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Old 09-22-2013, 11:00 AM   #594
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Was changing my spark plugs and came across this bracket just dangling and attached to the blue cable. I've looked and for the life of me I can't find where it goes.

Anybody know where this bracket in red box goes?



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Old 09-22-2013, 03:16 PM   #595
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I think it attaches to the bolt for the rear coil pack and it's just to keep the front o2 wire off the motor/uppipe
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I think it attaches to the bolt for the rear coil pack and it's just to keep the front o2 wire off the motor/uppipe
I checked the rear coil pack and sure enough you can see some moisture marks where the bracket used to rest.

Thanks for your help TomRex.

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Old 09-29-2013, 08:32 PM   #597
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So I got a really good deal on some epic engineering lowering springs, the problem is, they are for 05-07 sti's, and I drive an 02 wrx. I have heard that if I switch up the top hats then I should be fine. does anyone have any more information on this?
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Old 10-02-2013, 08:23 PM   #598
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I bought a downloadable version of the film in 1080p and it is a very well put together film about all aspects of rally. Please go buy a copy of the film and enjoy it.

PLEASE DONT BUY THE DOWNLOAD AND POST IT ONLINE OR GIVE IT AWAY FREE. A lot of hard work went into making the film so please respect that and the art of rally racing.
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Old 10-09-2013, 04:44 PM   #599
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So I got a really good deal on some epic engineering lowering springs, the problem is, they are for 05-07 sti's, and I drive an 02 wrx. I have heard that if I switch up the top hats then I should be fine. does anyone have any more information on this?
thanks
It's true you will need top hats from the years matching the springs.
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Any body else see what has come of our old Subaru buddy?
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