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Re: VW Golf Gti

Post by Heath » 22 Feb 2018, 23:57

An 810 in a jazz! That's a good effort for sure!

Originally I was looking at the scirocco r's, they look amazing and not as common as a golf, but the lip inside the boot was so deep it'd be a pain getting the big cab in and out, where the golf the boot lip is almost flat with the boot floor.

My last 3 cars have been a dual cab hilux, a gq patrol and now a gu patrol, been easy to fit what I need it, just the height is a pain, always lifting everything over waist height, and the wheel arches inside the back of the patrols actually reduces the footprint quite alot
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Re: VW Golf Gti

Post by narcdor » 23 Feb 2018, 06:48

No great feat, the seats fold flat and it turns into a two door wagon essentially. Just tip it in and slide. The new Civic hatch has the same thing if you like that car.

The scirocco looks awesome.
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Re: VW Golf Gti

Post by blizzard » 23 Feb 2018, 08:06

A friend has a scirocco and it would be one of my last choices for gear vehicles.

I really like the Skoda Superb wagon looks great and comes with the Golf R engine.
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Re: VW Golf Gti

Post by Heath » 23 Feb 2018, 08:06

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An idea of how the nv412 fits in the patrol, i took the 3rd row seats out otherwise I couldn't fit the cab in sideways
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Re: VW Golf Gti

Post by Heath » 23 Feb 2018, 08:09

blizzard wrote:
23 Feb 2018, 08:06
A friend has a scirocco and it would be one of my last choices for gear vehicles.

I really like the Skoda Superb wagon looks great and comes with the Right engine.
Gotta have some fun too, not just about gear lugging :D
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Re: VW Golf Gti

Post by Petebass » 23 Feb 2018, 08:51

Heath wrote:
23 Feb 2018, 08:09
blizzard wrote:
23 Feb 2018, 08:06
A friend has a scirocco and it would be one of my last choices for gear vehicles.

I really like the Skoda Superb wagon looks great and comes with the Right engine.
Gotta have some fun too, not just about gear lugging :D
It's all fun and games until someone loses a license!

I know someone with a sirocco. A few points:-

* For the love of God, do not buy the diesel. vw took a perfectly good car, then put a canal boat engine in it. Petrol all the way.
* My friend did actually loose his license for 3 months. The thing begs to be driven, and complains when you try to hold back.
* Terrible car for gear. What's fun about having no seats spare for the random ho's you're now allowed to pick up now you're single again?
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Re: VW Golf Gti

Post by vin-tone » 23 Feb 2018, 09:00

I have an Audi A3 hatch (similar) which is currently loaded with an upright bass, electric and 2 bass amps. :D
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Re: VW Golf Gti

Post by Heath » 23 Feb 2018, 09:24

Yeah the scirocco is out, as cool as they are, I'm pretty set on a gti golf, the new 2 door I prefer but the 5 door is an option too if they're any bigger (which I don't think they are) or it'll be a passat wagon, I've had enough diesels for a while ...

Also I managed to lose my license for 12 months when I had a 3cyl 1.0ltr daihatsu charade :peep:
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Re: VW Golf Gti

Post by tearalong » 23 Feb 2018, 09:53

Have to disagree about VW diesels - I'm on my second one and the 2 litre turbo diesel and 6 speed DSG is a great combination - certainly more torque/acceleration than you can poke a stick at and 5l/100 km fuel economy
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Re: VW Golf Gti

Post by Petebass » 23 Feb 2018, 10:14

tearalong wrote:
23 Feb 2018, 09:53
Have to disagree about VW diesels - I'm on my second one and the 2 litre turbo diesel and 6 speed DSG is a great combination - certainly more torque/acceleration than you can poke a stick at and 5l/100 km fuel economy
Turbo diesel is a whole different thing. Remove the turbo and, well ........ Canal boat.
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Re: VW Golf Gti

Post by tearalong » 23 Feb 2018, 10:19

I didn't even know they made a non-turbo diesel. I wonder how many they sell
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Re: VW Golf Gti

Post by hamo » 23 Feb 2018, 11:04

My VW mechanic's advice regarding possible very expensive repairs over time (mainly DSG gearboxes & timing belts etc) was simple - just buy the TSI-manual combo. And not the twin spark one, just turbo only.

My Caddy van was the 1.2 TSI manual....could have done with some more ponies but was super fun to drive
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Re: VW Golf Gti

Post by Heath » 23 Feb 2018, 14:12

I was looking at servicing costs of the gti and I think it's the 40 or 60 thousand service for the dsg was almost $1200 where the manual was around $800, factor in the extra 2500 for the dsg in the first place 8/ considering most my driving is on the freeway between newcastle/Sydney (occasionally down the old pacific hwy :D ) I think a manual will be just fine

Also not what I plan to do but how cool is this! Can actually switch it on/off!
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Re: VW Golf Gti

Post by hamo » 23 Feb 2018, 14:44

Heath wrote:
23 Feb 2018, 14:12
I was looking at servicing costs of the gti and I think it's the 40 or 60 thousand service for the dsg was almost $1200 where the manual was around $800, factor in the extra 2500 for the dsg in the first place 8/ considering most my driving is on the freeway between newcastle/Sydney (occasionally down the old pacific hwy :D ) I think a manual will be just fine

Also not what I plan to do but how cool is this! Can actually switch it on/off!
Better than a blow off valve sound! hahaha
Actually my Yamaha cruiser does that well.....could be the Cobra exhaust?
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Re: VW Golf Gti

Post by Heath » 23 Feb 2018, 14:56

It's actually part of the tune, that's part of the stage 2, i believe it just allows a bit of unburnt fuel into the exhaust on over run, and with the Apr tune it only happens when the car is in sport mode
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