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    View Poll Results: Which GTI would you GTLike

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    • GTI we have now

      101 75.94%
    • Polo GTI for the same price

      3 2.26%
    • Polo GTI but only if cheaper than current GTI

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    Thread: GTI vs GTI

    1. Member Buzzkill's Avatar
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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!)
      Last edited by too_slow; 03-08-2012 at 02:18 AM.

    5. 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.

    7. 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?

    8. 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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      03-08-2012 05:39 AM #36
      Quote Originally Posted by Captain Spongeworthy View Post
      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.
      I agree with your point that the Polo is basic transportation, however that is why it is crazy that the car (in GTI guise) is only offered with DSG. All basic cars here are manuals, an automatic or dsg is still a luxury item in smaller cars in general and fairly rare in general.

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      03-08-2012 05:58 AM #37
      Quote Originally Posted by Captain Spongeworthy View Post
      it's the Corolla of VW.
      I thought always that golf it's the corolla on vw
      Last edited by Rascal04; 03-08-2012 at 06:00 AM.

    13. 03-08-2012 06:08 AM #38
      I'd take the Polo, just because I don't like the current GTI... I mean, my 1.8T never lost!
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      03-08-2012 09:18 AM #39
      Quote Originally Posted by 2.0T_Convert View Post
      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.

      GTI

      Golf.

      And interesting pic, I work in this building.

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      03-08-2012 09:21 AM #40
      Quote Originally Posted by Preppy View Post
      Golf.

      And interesting pic, I work in this building.
      Lucky you that was the first pic I came across on google that showed a North American 2012 model
      Sent from my tablet while sipping weak drinks over fancy brunch with a view

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      03-08-2012 09:22 AM #41
      The Polo GTI sucks (by comparison) No thanks

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      03-08-2012 09:25 AM #42
      I'll stick with what I got

      Had/Have 1999.5 Jetta | 2006 GTI | 1991 GTI | 2004 A4 | 2008 R32 | 2012 GTI | 2012 Escape | 2007 A3

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      03-08-2012 10:30 AM #43
      Golf GTI everytime.

      I may be going it alone on this one, but I do wish that VWoA would kill the 3-door GTI and replace it with the Scirocco, and keep the 5-door GTI going.

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      03-08-2012 10:34 AM #44
      Quote Originally Posted by Professor Gascan View Post
      Golf GTI everytime.

      I'm may going it alone in this one, but I do wish that VWoA would kill the 3-door GTI and replace it with the Scirocco, and keep the 5-door GTI going.

      That would be so awesome.

    20. 03-08-2012 10:35 AM #45
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      03-08-2012 01:29 PM #46
      The GTI is 30 grand in Canada. It should be just under 25 and the Polo should be just under 20. Then I would go with the Polo. As it stands, neither.

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      03-08-2012 03:24 PM #47
      The Golf!
      VW really nailed it with the Golf GTI, and after years of lukewarm cars, the MkV came out and proved VW can still make hot hatches.
      The Polo never really managed to copy the bigger sibling.

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      03-08-2012 03:37 PM #48
      Quote Originally Posted by too_slow View Post
      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!)
      Because you didn't fully read(or understand) my post and can't back it up in the NSX thread, huh?

      What is your major malfunction, jackass? So the Canucks lost 2 in a row at home, go cry to your momma or something.

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      03-08-2012 04:50 PM #49
      Quote Originally Posted by someguy123 View Post
      Polo TDI.

      Not interested in a GTI until they don't need premium gas.
      Explain your logic: You want to spend more money to go slower instead of spending more money to go faster? And by more money, I mean $5 a tank. If you can't justify that, you have no business being on an enthusiast car forum. If you can't afford that, you have no business being on the internet.
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    25. 03-08-2012 05:39 PM #50
      its funny because pre mk5 I would have said polo all day long.... but the truth..... the truth is the polo got too damn big, its not much smaller then the gti if you have had the good luck to see both at the same time sitting next to each other. so in that case I would rather the 2.0tsi over the 1.4 thanks.






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