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    Thread: what does GTI stand for?

    1. 09-26-2004 10:10 PM #1
      what does GTI stand for?

    2. 09-26-2004 10:18 PM #2
      grand touring injection

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      09-26-2004 10:34 PM #3
      ya either injection or injected, something to that effect

    4. 09-26-2004 10:36 PM #4
      gas
      tires
      insurance ?

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      09-26-2004 11:19 PM #5
      "FUN"

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      09-26-2004 11:38 PM #6
      Get ticket immediatly

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      09-26-2004 11:48 PM #7
      gotta turbo it
      << so it Hz >>

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    8. 09-26-2004 11:54 PM #8
      GTI? That's Get Tickets Instantly,
      My rhymes? They spit out the spicket religiously,
      For shizzle G. Drop the clutch, let the rubber sizzle see.

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      09-27-2004 12:25 AM #9
      got turbo inside...

      (O8o)=====ABT==(o8O)


    10. 09-27-2004 12:34 AM #10
      goes totally insane.

      or....

      gran turismo injected.


    11. 09-27-2004 12:38 AM #11
      i wondered whats GL, GLI, GLX, GLS (i know whats S is sport) i havent got the idea of those meanings...

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      09-27-2004 12:42 AM #12
      Quote, originally posted by BlackJettaGL85 »
      i wondered whats GL, GLI, GLX, GLS (i know whats S is sport) i havent got the idea of those meanings...

      Ghetto Luxurious


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      09-27-2004 01:25 AM #13
      Quote, originally posted by HKSpeed »
      Ghetto Luxurious

      ahaha, its so true

      << so it Hz >>

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    14. 09-27-2004 01:40 AM #14
      There is nothing sporty about my GLS

    15. 09-27-2004 06:35 AM #15
      Gotta Tow It
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      PVW 5/11 Held It Down

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      09-27-2004 07:52 AM #16
      Get The Idiot who Gave it a 2.0L

    17. 09-27-2004 10:24 AM #17
      Get There Immediately!

    18. 09-27-2004 10:56 AM #18
      GTI=Grand Touring International.
      Every GTI owner/enthusiast should know this.

    19. 09-27-2004 10:59 AM #19
      Quote, originally posted by 2QICGTi »
      gran turismo injected.

      ^^ that is what gti stands for.


    20. 09-27-2004 11:16 AM #20
      I am not trying to start an argument here, but can someone prove this? I was certain that GTI meant Grand Touring/Tourismo International.

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      09-27-2004 11:57 AM #21
      Getting Tapped by Insurance

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      09-27-2004 12:07 PM #22
      Quote, originally posted by TheDarko »
      I am not trying to start an argument here, but can someone prove this? I was certain that GTI meant Grand Touring/Tourismo International.

      Proof? We don't need no stinking proof!

      I'm not sure where one would go to get something 'official', for what it is worth though I've seen "Grand Touring - Injected" in reputable magazines going back many many years...

      The last person you would ask would be a VW dealer, of course. They're the ones who will tell you that VR stands for Vroom.

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      09-27-2004 12:14 PM #23
      enjoy

      hopefully this settles any arguments

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      Q: What does GTI, GLI and so on mean?
      A: L = Luxe (base model)
      LS = Luxe Special, couple more do-dads
      GT = Grand Tourisme, better equipped & usually a larger engine than the "L" series
      GL = Grand Luxe (geared for more luxury), basically == GT
      GTI/GLI = Originally, the fuel injected version of a GT/GL which means it
      produced a lot more power. With most cars FI, the GTI/GLI
      designation means a more powerful engine than a GT/GL model,
      sometimes also with a better suspension. Note that originally,
      GLI != Jetta, as the case in the USA.
      SL = Serie Limite' (limited series), like the Karmann series in US.
      Really a variation on a GT.
      GTX = Same as GTI but used in Europe and elsewhere.
      G40/60 = GT version with VWs G-type supercharger. The number is the width
      of the G-charger (lader in D) coil in millimeters. For those who
      aren't aware, the G40 is used on some Polos, the G60 on Passats
      and Corrados.
      VR6 = Cars based on the new staggered 6 cylinder engine (in-line-V-6).
      SLC = Sport Luxury Coupe, the VR6 equipped Corrado in the US.
      Syncro = VWs version 4WD distributes its torque with a "visco-gear"
      (It's a special silicone gel that stiffens if the relative
      motion (shear) increases)
      VWs 4WD is designed by Steyr-Puch, an Austrian Company and not
      by Audi.

      Originally, all European VWs were carbureted, except those with the "I" or
      "i" and a few rare cases with an "E" for "einspritz", designation which had
      a more powerful fuel injected engine, a "GT" set-up, and some more sporty
      equipment (suspension, gauges).
      In the US, VW switched over to FI around 78, and in Europe a bit later
      (with mono-throttle FI) which meant that all cars really counted as "I"
      models.
      GTI/GLI now just means that the car has a more powerful engine and a
      sportier set-up.



    24. 09-27-2004 12:24 PM #24
      Quote, originally posted by 2pointSLO »
      got turbo inside...


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      09-27-2004 12:24 PM #25
      Quote, originally posted by 2QICGTi »

      ^^ that is what gti stands for.

      i think that its actually


      Gran Turismo Injection


    26. 09-27-2004 12:29 PM #26
      Great Time Investment

    27. 09-27-2004 12:45 PM #27
      My bad.

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      09-27-2004 01:07 PM #28
      Quote, originally posted by jhayesvw »

      i think that its actually


      Gran Turismo Injection

      think what you want.........


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      09-27-2004 01:24 PM #29
      Quote, originally posted by Troike »

      ahaha, its so true


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      09-27-2004 01:37 PM #30
      Ginster
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      thats what GTI will mean for my car pretty soon.

      -Nick C.

    31. 09-27-2004 02:51 PM #31
      I originally posted that GTI meant Grand Touring International and I got some positive and negative feedback to that. I was also aware, as pointed out earlier, that "i" (for injection) was meant to indicate a more powerful engine and again, this was nothing new to me since my first car was an Mk2 GTI 16v. However, couple of years ago I came accross some VW facts that pointed out that GTI=Grand Touring International and I was kind of surprised, but also glad to know that that's the true definition of that badge (since everyone, including myself, had "injection" and performance in mind when it came to explaining the badge, which again holds true). Couple of months ago I came accross an article in The New York Times that stated some interesting facts and confirmed the one of GTI=Grand Touring International. In order to somehow prove and explain what I was talking about earlier in my posts, I did some research and found that same article. The following is just a section from it decribing some interesting facts:

      "FACT SHEET
      All About the GTI

      2005 MODELS -- GTI 1.8T and GTI VR6.
      BASE 2004 PRICES -- $19,250 and $22,070, respectively.
      WHAT'S NEXT -- Volkswagen is set to roll out a redesigned and more powerful four-cylinder GTI, with a new suspension system and styling. The car will be introduced at the Paris Auto Show on Sept. 23 and will go on sale in November in Europe and by early 2006 in the United States.
      GTI'S SOLD IN THE UNITED STATES -- About 14,000 on average annually.
      VW DEALERS IN THE UNITED STATES -- 600.
      COMPETITION -- Ford Focus ZX3, Honda Civic Si, Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution and Toyota Matrix XRS.
      THE COMPANY -- At the behest of the Nazi regime, Ferdinand Porsche designed the first Volkswagen, or ''people's car,'' in 1934. After World War II, the British returned control of VW to the Germans, and its signature car, known as the Beetle, became the most popular car in the world for several decades, with more than 22 million made. VW introduced the Golf in 1974 in Europe; a revved-up version, the 1984 Rabbit GTI, started the ''hot hatchback'' category of fast, fun and affordable compacts. The company, which owns Audi, Bentley and other nameplates, is Europe's largest automaker and the top European exporter of vehicles to the United States.
      WIND SHIFT -- VW has named many of its models after winds and currents (Sirocco, Jetta), and, indeed, the Golf is named for the Gulf Stream (der Golfstrom), not for the game (das Golf). GTI, though, stands for ''grand touring international.''
      FOR SALE -- The following GTI's were available this week on ebaymotors
      .com: in Delray, Fla., a yellow 2003 20th Anniversary Edition 1.8L Turbo with 8,862 miles, with a current bid of $14,100 (reserve not yet met); in Dallas, a red 2002 VR6, with 34,980 miles, with a buy-it-now price of $14,950; in Arlington Heights, Ill., a gold 2000 GLS 2.0, with 70,036 miles, at a buy-it-now price of $8,795."


    32. 09-27-2004 02:53 PM #32
      Oh, and here is the link to the whole article:
      http://travel2.nytimes.com/mem...C8B63

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      09-27-2004 03:05 PM #33
      Quote, originally posted by Ninja Stylz »
      Ginster
      Turbocharged
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      thats what GTI will mean for my car pretty soon.

      how bout Ghetto Things Inside for you buddy

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      09-27-2004 04:55 PM #34
      Quote, originally posted by TheDarko »
      and, indeed, the Golf is named for the Gulf Stream (der Golfstrom), not for the game (das Golf). GTI, though, stands for ''grand touring international.''

      Interesting. But... it is the New York Times. Maybe Jason Blair wrote that one.

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