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      WOW, I guess even Pueblo's VW welding robots can...

      WOW, I guess even Pueblo's VW welding robots can have a bad day and blow a couple of welds. You are lucky the welds didn't let go at a high rate of speed. :eek:
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      This is a crime! :banghead: We'll have to rely...

      This is a crime! :banghead:
      We'll have to rely on Karma leveling out with an appropriate payback to the :bs: AH who hit and ran.
    3. ECS tuning (great company and VW Vortex sponsor)...

      ECS tuning (great company and VW Vortex sponsor) has a recirculating catch can kit for MKVII GTI - it's $549.99 without requiring an intake change - complete kit ES#2918663 :thumbup:
    4. Thread: Paint choice?

      by CSlowR32
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      You have seen the light and it is a new GTI...

      You have seen the light and it is a new GTI MKVII!

      As to color; Dark colors are way too popular, White is nothing but boring, silver is reserved for Mercedes, and we don't need to talk about Blue...
    5. My only engine failure, since 1968, came from...

      My only engine failure, since 1968, came from driving my `83 Scirocco through knee-deep water and having to bail water out of the air box (low mounted air snorkel) after stalling in the middle of a...
    6. My GTI is TR with the DSG, lighting package, and...

      My GTI is TR with the DSG, lighting package, and in the 2-Door variant (avoided the "B" pillar blocking peripheral vision). The XDS+ cross differential system is standard and is sufficient for most...
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      Poll: 69, seriously, current MKVII GTI is my 4th = `85,...

      69, seriously, current MKVII GTI is my 4th = `85, `00, `06, and `15.

      Noteworthy VW experiences; driven the Dragon, zoom zoom Track Days, TDR Rallies, and cross country drives. Totaled my 83...
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      Many radar detectors emit signals that can be...

      Many radar detectors emit signals that can be detected externally. The Valentine V1 doesn't emit signals;but, does detect other radar detector sourced signals with a woop, woop signal. Why is this...
    9. Thread: Rock chip!!!

      by CSlowR32
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      Safelite replaced the windshield on my MKVI TDI...

      Safelite replaced the windshield on my MKVI TDI at 10k +/- miles and by 40k the windshield was heavily pitted from road grit/sand abrasion. :facepalm:
    10. I've driven Volkswagens for decades and the one...

      I've driven Volkswagens for decades and the one truth from my maintenance experiences is this; oil is cheap and engines are expensive - very expensive!

      I prefer to frequently (5k) change oil...
    11. Another posting: "I call to schedule to have the...

      Another posting: "I call to schedule to have the vw accessory sport springs front only installed. The lady on the phone says I need to bring the car by today so they can check it out for the...
    12. Considering the disassembly required to R&R the...

      Considering the disassembly required to R&R the front springs and/or struts; perhaps this is an area where saving money may not be the better plan. :facepalm:
      Any installation mistakes could result...
    13. If you want 4 doors, why not go all the way for a...

      If you want 4 doors, why not go all the way for a Golf Sport-wagon? 4 doors, hatchback, and super large interior? OR, how about a 4-dr. Jetta with a large trunk? I went with the 2-door for better...
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      Another V1 vote, had mine since 2006 and upgraded...

      Another V1 vote, had mine since 2006 and upgraded last year. The Bogy counter and directional arrows make a world of difference from other detectors. My V1 detects other radar detector...
    15. Thanks for posting, Summit Point is a challenging...

      Thanks for posting, Summit Point is a challenging road track and TrackDaze runs outstanding events. :beer:
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      I've had my VWs serviced at Shrewsbury Volkswagen...

      I've had my VWs serviced at Shrewsbury Volkswagen (NJ) :thumbup: for over 25 years and synthetic oil/filter changes are $69.95, a Castrol rebate of $20.00 an oil/filter change nets it to $49.95. ...
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      The current R costs 35-38k, a 300 HP. GTI would...

      The current R costs 35-38k, a 300 HP. GTI would cost even more! One old rumor had the next GTI using a 1.4L turbo supercharged motor. :banghead:
    18. You may want to check the Golf/GTI IV forum for...

      You may want to check the Golf/GTI IV forum for ideas as those were the last Golf versions to have beam axles; OR, look for a certified MKVI TDI which still had the IRS!:beer:
    19. Glad you asked, I chose my "S" to get the manual...

      Glad you asked, I chose my "S" to get the manual cloth seats with their set & forget adjustability combined with the tilt/extend steering wheel. As the only driver, once I have manually adjusted the...
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      My 18-year old inner child needed a new toy for...

      My 18-year old inner child needed a new toy for this 69 year old to use as a daily driver. this is my fourth GTI and the best yet! Senior VW drivers don't fade away, we simply go faster! :laugh:
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