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Thinking about a new Car.

Discussion in 'Other Vehicle Discussions' started by brc80, Mar 20, 2005.

  1. brc80

    brc80 Senior Member

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    Im thinking about getting a new car $25,000 and under. (Yes Mike i know, "Get an EVO")

    But what i seem to be drawn to is the 2006 Golf GTI

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    200hp
    206 lb ft of torque

    In a clean looking car, for the price it looks like a winner to me.

    Thoughts?
     
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    Battle Pope New Member

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    Damn you, I clicked that link and almost threw up!
     
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    brc80 Senior Member

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    Are you kidding me?
     
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    i don't really like it. i prefer the older gti's. there's a couple yellow ones at school, i'm not sure of the years (probably 2003 or so) that i like. i'd go for one of those. but that's just me.
     
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    At first i didnt like it eather, but if you look at it from the side, you can see some eg hatch in it.

    Plus ill take 200 hp all day long.
     
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    Anyone else?
     
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    I'm sorry, the design of the new ones REALLY doesn't do it for me. I prefer the last body style, 1.8t preferably.
     
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    Seriously, I go to Mexico alot, Puebla actually which is down near Mexico City. Anyway, I've seen a few of thos Leon Cupra R's down there, awesome cars(and made by volkswagen). Anyway, you could buy one in Monterrey which is close to Texas I think, and drive it home :)
     
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    I really dislike the new body style. I could live with it as the driver since the power is decent. However, in the interior is fulgy. My vote is WRX or spend a bit more and STI or EVO.
     
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    I sorta like it....but it resembles the Mazda 3 sport too much for my liking.
     
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    Whats the new GTI weigh? those things get fatter quicker than a college freshman yo

    (2003 weighed over 3 grand)
     
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    SlushboxTeggy It's only stupid if it doesn't work VIP

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    i dislike all vdubs, so im a little biased. but anyway, i say try and find a used s2000. 240>200 and rwd>fwd. and you could pick one up for about the same.
     
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    I like it but then again I'm biased. It has shown to be better than the MkIV's in every aspect. that motor could easily make a lot more power once the tuners start working with the ECU. I say if you like it go for it, I cant think of anything better in that price range thats FWD.... but I personally would look into AWD cars. Never again FWD for me.
     
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    i think it looks like the 03 civix si, with different headlights and bumper..
     
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    I agree looks like a crappy rip off of the new Si's. I usta like the VW's what are they doin to there cars now....:doh:
     
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    xj0hnx I wanna be sedated VIP

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    Audi is the only Euro car that hasn't disgusted me with their new line up, well, and Mercedes. I severely dislike the new bimmers and VWs, they are ugly. Stay with something a little earlier and you'd be better off, looks anyway.

    The Seat Cupra R is garbage. Handles decent in the turns, but on a straight it is poo.



    Get the EVO or a S2000, you'll be happier than with either of the previous two.
     
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    Title: Thinking about a new Car.

    First post: $25,000 or under.

    Don't think the EVO or S2k fall in that category.


    Get an SRT4 :ph34r:
     
  20. xj0hnx

    xj0hnx I wanna be sedated VIP

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    Well new as in 2005/6, or new as in say 2003 new to him? You can find a S2Ks, for under $25,000. I've never understood why someone would want to get a brand new base model, as opposed to a loaded model a year or two older.

    I'm not even going to talk about the 3 SRT4s here that took shits.
     
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