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    Thread: Central Illinois VAG Enthusiasts

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      02-12-2008 03:36 PM #1


      Seems like we've gotten lost somewhere in the mix. Anybody out there from Bloomington/Normal, Champaign/Urbana, Decatur, Jacksonville, Lincoln, Peoria, or Springfield?

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      02-12-2008 07:54 PM #2
      lol WELL you can count 1 in Springfield
      Time to whore out pics of my car haha


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      02-12-2008 11:27 PM #3
      love the black mk3

    4. 02-13-2008 10:16 AM #4
      I know what you mean. I grew up just west of Peoria, and when I'm back visiting family, I don't see many VWs around.

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      02-13-2008 10:38 AM #5
      Now we just need to get an inside man at the dealerships. Each time I go in, I feel quilty for asking for parts. I guess I always thought that if there was one guy that would understand enthusiasts, it would be the parts guy.
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      02-13-2008 01:07 PM #6
      I'd like to see this thread make it past page two. The other attempts died off so early.

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      02-13-2008 01:09 PM #7
      I wish that was the case at Suds. Although, (1.8t gtilove) has befriended the parts guy. I wonder what the trick is?


      Modified by Chalm at 10:11 AM 2-13-2008

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      02-13-2008 01:11 PM #8
      LOL i know what you mean about the parts guys here it is quite sad haha.... now back home yeah i was understood for wanting to do foglights on my car

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      02-13-2008 01:13 PM #9
      There seems to be quite a few vw's around in springfield i just dont think there on the vortex because i have seen a handful of somewhat modded gti's im just curious if they just bought the cars used from somewhere
      Id also like to think that there are alot more out there than just use 2 im sure if we keep it going more will come


      Modified by xDADEx at 12:21 PM 2-13-2008

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      02-13-2008 01:14 PM #10
      The service guy (Jason) here is cool. He is a car guy who appreciates an enthusiast. If he knows you, he'll go out of his way to make an appointment and get you in. [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]

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      02-13-2008 01:18 PM #11
      Where are you at in Illinois.... Jason i think thats the name of the service manager here in Springfield at Green he is pretty cool




      Modified by xDADEx at 12:23 PM 2-13-2008

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      02-13-2008 01:34 PM #12
      Mahomet, IL checking in.
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      02-13-2008 06:51 PM #13
      Quote, originally posted by xDADEx »
      Where are you at in Illinois.... Jason i think thats the name of the service manager here in Springfield at Green he is pretty cool Modified by xDADEx at 12:23 PM 2-13-2008

      Located in Bloomington/Normal.

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      02-13-2008 07:03 PM #14
      I just check out your site. I like the 337!! Here is a pic of my friends old one. Had the option to buy it and turned it down. I keep kicking myself for that one.


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      02-13-2008 10:50 PM #15
      Here is a pic from last summer:

      I have yet to see another 337 in this area. I did see one 20th AE in town last winter, but that's it.
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      02-13-2008 10:50 PM #16
      What's up guys? Glad to see this thread has some potential!
      Good to hear the service guy at Green is down with the enthusiasts. I wish the rest of the VW folks were... At least the salesmen are cool enough to let me come in every few months and test drive the MkV Gti's. I think I scared one of them when I pushed it over 100 between Wabash and Veteran's.

      ^^ Are those 'Smoked Ecodes' ?


      Modified by fuquar at 9:52 PM 2-13-2008
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      02-14-2008 11:10 AM #17
      LOL yeah the guys at Green are pretty cool about letting people test drive... i test drove a rabbit and a Mini cooper S up there and back in the summer they had this sick MKIV up there that i wanted to trade in for it was red man this thing was definitely owned by an enthusiest... when i asked what they traded it for they said a dodge i cried.... i almost bought it but payments for 72 months at 401 just didnt seem right

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      02-14-2008 01:06 PM #18
      Looks good. Those Hids?

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      02-14-2008 01:24 PM #19
      Quote, originally posted by Chalm »
      Looks good. Those Hids?

      No, just Helix projectors w/ angel eyes. Someday I would like to get a HID drop-in kit though.
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      02-14-2008 02:18 PM #20
      as we all would...

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      02-14-2008 06:59 PM #21
      Quote, originally posted by xDADEx »
      back in the summer they had this sick MKIV up there that i wanted to trade in for it was red man this thing was definitely owned by an enthusiest...

      Yeah, I saw that GTI. I can't believe they were asking that much. From what I gathered, all he previous owner did was chip it, maybe new crack pipe, new suspension, and new wheels.
      I was upset they weren't test driving any of the R36's and that they only got in 2. [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthdown.gif[/IMG]
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      02-14-2008 11:58 PM #22
      YEAH i know lol... the GTI they wanted 21,500 for it i got them to 17k but the payments were still high from interest
      I went up there for a recall a week ago and noticed it was gone hopefully it got a nice home... and about the R32's one of the salesmen said that a guy had special ordered one and brought it back because it wasnt meaty enough for him i just laughed to myself


      Modified by xDADEx at 8:51 AM 2-15-2008

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      02-16-2008 01:01 AM #23
      Any more people out there????

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      02-16-2008 09:47 PM #24
      Well if we can ever get more we should have a gtg

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      02-17-2008 12:13 AM #25
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