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      07-22-2011 04:14 PM #36
      Its all about your preference honestly!

      I know I'm the kind of guy that doesn't like having a lot of people in my car (especially when I'm going to be lowered) so having 2DRs is more of an excuse not to take people in your car. However the room in the rear seats is huge for a hatchback, even for myself and I'm 6'2 215lbs lol

      And also for the difference in weight, from what I have heard (may or not be true have not looked into it) but 2drs are actually heavier then 4drs because the steel used to make the. 2drs is a lot heavier

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      07-22-2011 04:18 PM #37
      Quote Originally Posted by Dubbin'Duriiim View Post
      ...I'm 6'2 215lbs lol...
      Please post that here. Thank you.

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      07-22-2011 04:22 PM #38
      Quote Originally Posted by Dirty_Dub View Post
      Explain stiffer to me?
      One of the reasons it is stiffer and slightly heavier is the reinforcements needed for the rear doors. Heavier-duty B pillar, mainly.

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      07-22-2011 04:27 PM #39
      Quote Originally Posted by Patronus View Post
      One of the reasons it is stiffer and slightly heavier is the reinforcements needed for the rear doors. Heavier-duty B pillar, mainly.
      gotcha!

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      07-22-2011 04:28 PM #40
      Do you guys think 26k before taxes and fees for a 4dr Candy white GTI Manual, with sunroof/nav package also has the 3m clear bra on is a good deal? Also it has 454 miles on it. Dealer said it was from transporting it to there dealership and a few test drives

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      07-22-2011 04:52 PM #41
      Jeez, no one mentioned the upskirt factor with the 2 door.

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      07-22-2011 05:06 PM #42
      Quote Originally Posted by Dirty_Dub View Post
      Do you guys think 26k before taxes and fees for a 4dr Candy white GTI Manual, with sunroof/nav package also has the 3m clear bra on is a good deal? Also it has 454 miles on it. Dealer said it was from transporting it to there dealership and a few test drives
      Legit price
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      07-22-2011 06:13 PM #43
      I have a 4 door, and have never regretted that decision.

      I frequently have to fill the back with stuff, and the side access is a real advantage.

      One nice thing about the 4 door is the front doors are shorter, so you don't need as much space on the sides to open them wide enough to get in and out comfortably. With my previous car (a 2 door MKIV), I was constantly scuffing the lower door panel with my oversize feet.

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      07-22-2011 09:12 PM #44
      Quote Originally Posted by mike356 View Post
      I have a 4 door, and have never regretted that decision.

      I frequently have to fill the back with stuff, and the side access is a real advantage.

      One nice thing about the 4 door is the front doors are shorter, so you don't need as much space on the sides to open them wide enough to get in and out comfortably. With my previous car (a 2 door MKIV), I was constantly scuffing the lower door panel with my oversize feet.
      Perfect! A 4dr is making more and more sense

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      07-22-2011 09:14 PM #45
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      07-22-2011 09:21 PM #46
      Single Men - 2dr
      Married Men - 4dr


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      07-22-2011 09:26 PM #47
      Quote Originally Posted by Dubbin'Duriiim View Post
      Married Men - 4dr
      Or for single men who plan ahead and don't want a wifey or kid to force them to sell their car for a bigger one. Hence why I got a 4-door.
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      07-22-2011 09:33 PM #48
      Quote Originally Posted by JohnIBarr01 View Post
      Or for single men who plan ahead and don't want a wifey or kid to force them to sell their car for a bigger one. Hence why I got a 4-door.
      I have a gf and probaly will be having kids in the near future

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      07-22-2011 09:38 PM #49
      Quote Originally Posted by Dirty_Dub View Post
      I have a gf and probaly will be having kids in the near future
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      07-22-2011 09:38 PM #50
      Quote Originally Posted by JohnIBarr01 View Post
      Or for single men who plan ahead and don't want a wifey or kid to force them to sell their car for a bigger one. Hence why I got a 4-door.
      eff that.

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      07-22-2011 09:40 PM #51
      Quote Originally Posted by Dirty_Dub View Post
      I have a gf and probaly will be having kids in the near future
      Go 4-door then. You won't regret it. All but my first two cars (high school) have been 4 or 5 doors. Living at home, I didn't need the space because I had the parents' cars if I needed it, but being on my own and having a job where I have lots of tools I sometimes have to transport makes it a necessity for me. Only downside is that everyone always asks me to drive, but then again, I love driving so it's a win-win for me.
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      Quote Originally Posted by xombiesarelove View Post
      Seems like it would be pretty self explanatory. Just hand the guy a bomb and an IKEA level instruction sheet and call it day.
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      07-22-2011 09:48 PM #52
      Quote Originally Posted by JohnIBarr01 View Post
      Or for single men who plan ahead and don't want a wifey or kid to force them to sell their car for a bigger one. Hence why I got a 4-door.
      No one can force you to do anything.
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      Quote Originally Posted by johnnyR32 View Post
      eff that.
      +1

      Quote Originally Posted by JohnIBarr01 View Post
      .Only downside is that everyone always asks me to drive,
      Yesir.

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      07-22-2011 10:18 PM #53
      Quote Originally Posted by Dubbin'Duriiim View Post
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      07-22-2011 10:26 PM #54
      I got the 4dr & don't regret my decision at all. SOOOO much more convenient not having to push my seat up to let people in & out of the backseat. I used to have an Eclipse GST coupe back in the day & it becomes extremely annoying after a while. Not to mention I think the 4dr lends the GTI/Golf a more mature look, less boyracer-ish. Also makes the car look longer & sleaker when viewing it from the side. I kinda think the 2dr's look a little on the stubby side (no offense to any 2dr owners ) But to each his own.

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      07-22-2011 10:28 PM #55
      Someone said 4 doors for married people and 2 doors for singles, I'm married and have a '11 gti 6MT with AUtobahn Pkg, 2 doors, personally wouldn't have it any other way, if 4 doors is needed, then I'll wait for the GLI . If anything needs to be done, home depot and such, then I'll take my wife's Tiguan.

    21. 07-23-2011 01:18 AM #56
      I have had lots of 2-door vehicles but all of them only had 2 seats, and most were roadsters. If I'm going to bother buying something with extra seats, I want a door for each passenger. I'm an old guy (I remember everything about the 60s in Detroit) but I still have friends that go places with me. I'm also a musician and haul stuff all the time; I echo the sentiments above about ease of loading with the two side doors AND the back hatch.

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      07-23-2011 03:53 PM #57
      Well I went ahead and got a 4dr. Best choice ever!

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      07-23-2011 04:08 PM #58
      A trivial thing that some people may or may not appreciate - in my 2 door mkv when I had the windows down I would get crazy cabin wind, with the 4 door I drop the rear windows and roll around perfectly with no cabin wind....

      That and I can actually throw **** in my back seat without struggling - its handy.
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      07-23-2011 05:09 PM #59
      Quote Originally Posted by nojorge View Post
      I just traded in my 2010 Golf 2-door for a 2011 GTI 4-door w/ sunroof last week. I still haven't had a chance to take some pictures and formally introduce myself on this forum, now that I have a car I really love driving.

      I don't know if this is the case for everyone, but I noticed a significant improvement in assembly quality between the 2-door and the 4-door. The 4-door door panels feel much sturdier. Their is less give and movement when I push or pull on the door trim. The doors close more securely, and once closed, they do not seem to shift/move at all when going over broken or uneven pavement. The door seals are MUCH quieter, and I have little to no wind noise when going 70+ mph.

      Maybe my 2-door Golf was a fluke, but the 4-door has the Volkswagen "solidity" feeling that I was expecting (but never got) when I bought the 2-door.

      Even though I prefer the appearance of the 2-door (that's the reason I originally bought my Golf in that configuration) I have to say that the superior build quality and the convenience of 4-doors has me enjoying my GTI much more.
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      07-23-2011 05:26 PM #60
      It comes down to preference. I have always liked 2dr cars more than four. I know that it's nice to have 4drs for the convenience and such, but me personally I had a mk3 jetta and never used the rear doors.

      Just know that the leg room is the same and the cargo space is the same between the two options. I agree that the 2dr does have a bit of cabin wind, but this is merely an incentive to keep your car organized and clean. Putting down the rear seats is simple, move driver seat forward pull leaver and drop seat in the mkVI the seats move back to their original position...it's probably a lot easier and quicker to do it in the 2dr than the 4dr because with the driver/passenger seat forward you have probably an extra 12in of moving space.

      I don't tend to drive many people around, I don't plan on getting married (again ) and I have a vasectomy...the decision was made the moment I stepped on the lot.

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      07-23-2011 06:56 PM #61
      Quote Originally Posted by Dirty_Dub View Post
      Well I went ahead and got a 4dr. Best choice ever!
      Enjoy!

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      07-23-2011 07:16 PM #62
      4 door is dorky.
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      07-23-2011 07:24 PM #63
      Quote Originally Posted by Aonarch View Post
      4 door is dorky.
      ...says the guy with the CC.
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      07-23-2011 07:31 PM #64
      I remember being a kid and climbing in and out of my parent's two door car for around ten years. Never thought about it - I'd like to think that I am raising my kids the same way in my two door GTI (or the the two door Cabrio). Niether of them has complained yet about having to climb in and out (even in the rain). Life is what you make of it - your money, your choice.

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      07-23-2011 07:50 PM #65
      Quote Originally Posted by JohnIBarr01 View Post
      ...says the guy with the CC.
      4 door coupe (Jeremy Clarkson accent).
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      Quote Originally Posted by Aonarch View Post
      4 door coupe (Jeremy Clarkson accent).
      Four door cou-pay.
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      07-24-2011 04:19 PM #67
      Well I got a 4 door and I love it!

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      07-24-2011 04:23 PM #68
      Quote Originally Posted by JohnIBarr01 View Post
      Four door cou-pay.
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      07-24-2011 07:10 PM #69
      Well here she is: [IMG][/IMG]

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