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    View Poll Results: Which GTI would you GTLike

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    • Polo GTI for the same price

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    • Polo GTI but only if cheaper than current GTI

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    Thread: GTI vs GTI

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      03-07-2012 09:00 PM #1
      What if VW of North America let the internet pick the GTI for the US market.... which would you choice TCL?

      US GTI or replace it with the Polo GTI and just call it the GTI.

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      03-07-2012 09:02 PM #2
      I'll take the Golf GTI.

      The Polo is too small and DSG-only.


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      03-07-2012 09:22 PM #3
      No manual not even for Europe?

    4. 03-07-2012 09:23 PM #4
      I will take the one with four doors.

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      03-07-2012 09:24 PM #5
      Quote Originally Posted by Fritz27 View Post
      I'll take the Golf GTI.

      The Polo is too small and DSG-only.

      Whats wrong with DSG?

      I would say Golf GTI also, but I believe they dont bring the lupo/polo over due to price point.
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      03-07-2012 09:28 PM #6
      The big one.

      VW has enough trouble moving hatchbacks in the US (though recent sales are up). The Polo ain't happening here.
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      03-07-2012 09:30 PM #7
      Quote Originally Posted by phil123 View Post
      Whats wrong with DSG?

      I would say Golf GTI also, but I believe they dont bring the lupo/polo over due to price point.
      dsg has no clutch or gear lever.. its just a fancy automatic

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      03-07-2012 09:31 PM #8
      Quote Originally Posted by mike02467 View Post
      dsg has no clutch or gear lever.. its just a fancy automatic
      DSG has two clutches

    9. 03-07-2012 09:32 PM #9
      Quote Originally Posted by 2.0T_Convert View Post
      DSG has two clutches
      I was just about to say it has not one clutch but two.
      So you can clutch while you clutch.

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      03-07-2012 09:35 PM #10
      Quote Originally Posted by Air-over-water View Post
      I was just about to say it has not one clutch but two.
      So you can clutch while you clutch.
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      Oh... I also chose the GTI we have now.

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      03-07-2012 09:36 PM #11
      Looks like VWoA may not be so dumb after all for not bringing a Polo

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      03-07-2012 09:38 PM #12
      Golf GTI, Polo is too small. It's not like we have space concerns in North America or high fuel prices like Europe. Golf GTI has more power and utility

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      03-07-2012 09:47 PM #14
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      03-07-2012 09:50 PM #15
      Golf GTI. Polo might be small for US. Over here we like BIG things.
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      03-07-2012 10:12 PM #16
      Yeah, the Polo is "meh" when you side-by-side it like that.

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      03-07-2012 10:20 PM #17
      Quote Originally Posted by phil123 View Post
      Whats wrong with DSG?

      I would say Golf GTI also, but I believe they dont bring the lupo/polo over due to price point.
      Nothing, it's just not my first choice for a zippy little hot hatch. In a super-exotic that is beyond my skill-level, DSGs are fine, but I can manage a car with 170hp with an old fashioned stick and clutch.

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      03-07-2012 11:25 PM #19
      As much as I love the Polo due to its size in relation to the original GTIs.. those things on US highways would look like cheap econo boxes

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      03-07-2012 11:53 PM #20
      probably the current one ... but the polo GTI is cute, how much does it weigh?
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      03-08-2012 12:01 AM #21
      Golf all day.

      I wouldn't buy a polo gti as long as the mini s still lives.

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      03-08-2012 12:22 AM #23
      Polo TDI.

      Not interested in a GTI until they don't need premium gas.

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      03-08-2012 12:26 AM #24
      if you're breaking bank at the pump over $10 you should start walking

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      03-08-2012 12:34 AM #25
      Quote Originally Posted by 2.0T_Convert View Post
      No manual not even for Europe?
      It's so small that you would not have enough room to move your leg to operate the clutch pedal

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      03-08-2012 12:39 AM #26
      Quote Originally Posted by someguy123 View Post
      Polo TDI.

      Not interested in a GTI until they don't need premium gas.
      This statement blows my mind like no other has in a long time. You don't like the premium you pay for premium gas, but will pay the premium you pay for diesel gas. Now that's EURO (or something equally logical as EURO).
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      03-08-2012 12:45 AM #27
      I know I'm going to get flamed for it, but Polo GTI. I think the current cars are too big. I love the size of a Mk1 or 2 GTI and to me half the fun is how small it zippy it is. Smaller and lighter for me.

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      03-08-2012 12:46 AM #28
      ^truth.

      That said, current. As much as I'd love to drive a Polo GTI, it just wouldn't cut it for me or about 98% of Americans.

      Still a great looking car though, love the rally version even more!

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      03-08-2012 02:15 AM #29
      Quote Originally Posted by someguy123 View Post
      Polo TDI.

      Not interested in a GTI until they don't need premium gas.
      This post alone proves how f*cking stupid you are. I won't even bother responding to your post in the NSX thread.

      There was an article from an Australian publication that compared a GTI DSG and a Polo GTI DSG. The Golf GTI was quite a bit faster, and much more stable around turns and on the hwy (surprise!)
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    30. 03-08-2012 02:28 AM #30
      the MK6 GTI is clearly the better car... no?

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      03-08-2012 02:56 AM #31
      Yes, I am also pretty sure, that the Golf GTI is objectively speaking the superior car.

      A German car mag tested them side by side as well and came to the conclusion that the Golf GTI is the far better car and everybody interested in either of these cars should try to buy the Golf.

      I have looked at both cars in detail - as I think about replacing my aging Golf in some time - and found that the seating position in the Polo is very high and not very sporty. Also VW relocated the battery in the trunk of the Polo for weight distribution reasons which generally is good, however as a result the trunk space of the Polo is really small and therefore taking away quite a bit of its everyday usability (which is the great thing about hot hatches). Also I found some options missing, that you can get in the Golf GTI (dual zone ac). And yes, the Polo GTI is DSG only even here in Europe, though that is not a disadvantage in my view.

    32. 03-08-2012 03:21 AM #32
      The Polo in it's current guise is pretty damn small. And in the US where we don't "need" rather small cars, nor do we get tax or insurance incentives for smaller cars --- the market does not exist for small premium cars. Sure, a handful (the occasional person buying a $35K Mini, or a $25K Abarth 500 etc.) appear...but the business case is probably frightfully small.

      The Polo GTI looks like a fun car, but honestly, unless you could get the GTI model at 15-16K, it'd be a non-seller at 19-20K. I just don't think the market exists. I think the market exists for a normal or TDI Polo, but a premium model? Doubt it.

      Are any other makers planning something like it? Has Mazda made any intentions to offer a Mazdaspeed 2?

    33. 03-08-2012 04:14 AM #33
      Golf GTI because it is one of the great all around cars, due to it being versatile, fun, sporty, economical, and moderately sized.

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      03-08-2012 04:18 AM #34
      Polo Gti front end on what we have now gti.

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      03-08-2012 04:26 AM #35
      I have the impression that most people in the States don't know that the Polo is nothing more than a cheap econobox in Europe, not some sort of premium transportation. It cracks me up when I read people complaining about the lack of manual transmission.... Dude, it's a frickin' Polo, it was ment to take you from point A to B economically, it's the Corolla of VW.
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