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    Thread: Car Magazine claims scoop on MK7 GTI

    1. Member Hajduk's Avatar
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      03-30-2012 01:26 PM #76
      Quote Originally Posted by AXIS View Post
      so its just gonna be a jetta hatch?
      It will be on a different platform then the Jetta.

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      04-10-2012 08:37 AM #77
      Quote Originally Posted by Preppy View Post
      MK5 was a 4 year cycle... MK6 will be?
      If 4 years again, then MK7 due as MY 2014.
      MK6 was really a refresh of the MK5 for production cost cutting.

      So in reality this will be closer to the change from MK4 to MK5 than MK5 to MK6.

      The first new GTI since 2006 here in the states.

      From the official info released by VW I am really excited about this one.

      Shorter overhangs, engine further back, Mechanical LSD and 150lbs or so lighter.

      The other thing that I see that bodes well for the next gen is the A3 is sedan only. Now the Golf/GTI will be on a platform to add higher end bits of tech. Plus now they won't feel as if they are stepping on Audi's toes since they wont be in the same body config.

    3. 05-01-2012 06:07 PM #78
      Here's the gist:

      60k lighter
      30mm lower, a bit wider
      217hp, 251lbs
      20% increase in MPG!! They mentioned 49 mpg on the freeway, so that's 39 for USA mpg.... (schweeeeeet!)

      As for the drawings, I don't worry about how accurate they are, it's going to be a slightly modified golf after all...Jamie's probably seen it already anyway.

      Looking forward to this car...

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      05-01-2012 06:09 PM #79
      Quote Originally Posted by zigster38 View Post
      Here's the gist: ...
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      05-01-2012 06:50 PM #81
      Quote Originally Posted by Hajduk View Post
      It will be on a different platform then the Jetta.
      very briefly, the next Jetta will most certainly be built off of MQB, which will put the Golf and Jetta back on the same platform once again.
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      05-01-2012 06:56 PM #82
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      05-01-2012 07:04 PM #83
      Whyyyy bigger? How much bigger can they honestly get....?

      VW's ploy for the mkIX is that it's going to be 70mm shorter after the generations before it bring up up to 15ft long....

    9. 05-01-2012 07:07 PM #84
      At this rate, VW will be forced to bring a vehicle to market below the Golf. Same thing that happened with the Civic/Fit.

      Size creep happens when they poll the last owners and the idiots say, "if it was just a little bit bigger and more powerful with more luxury". Three generations of that and you have a 3000 lbs. car with a shoulder high roofline.

      No, you have to build a cool car and then people buy it, not design the car based on what people say. In other words, people are idiots and dont' know what they really want.

    10. 05-01-2012 07:22 PM #85
      Quote Originally Posted by HerrGolf View Post
      For Christ's sake, why does this car have to get any bigger than it already is??
      Good question.

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      05-01-2012 07:28 PM #86
      Quote Originally Posted by E34M50 View Post
      If it was badged alfa romeo, would it still look like a mini van?
      Yup. I liked the GTI when it was a hot hatch. MKIV and earlier.

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      05-01-2012 07:28 PM #87
      Quote Originally Posted by Dave Zero View Post
      At this rate, VW will be forced to bring a vehicle to market below the Golf. Same thing that happened with the Civic/Fit.

      Size creep happens when they poll the last owners and the idiots say, "if it was just a little bit bigger and more powerful with more luxury". Three generations of that and you have a 3000 lbs. car with a shoulder high roofline.

      No, you have to build a cool car and then people buy it, not design the car based on what people say. In other words, people are idiots and dont' know what they really want.
      We had a poll about this.

      TCL by a huge margin prefered the huge US Golf GTI to the smaller Polo GTI.

      We don't want small cars when a larger car can be made lightweight enough and still offer great fuel economy.
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      05-02-2012 03:02 AM #89
      Quote Originally Posted by MKV Aaron View Post
      This wont be coming out until late 2013 as a 2014.
      So, you think VW will not sell a Golf in the US for almost two years?

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      05-02-2012 08:21 AM #90
      Quote Originally Posted by Hawk View Post
      MKIV and earlier.


      MK4 was no where near a hot hatch.

      It was a luxury hatch with numb steering.

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      05-02-2012 08:46 AM #91
      the chasis sound interesting.

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      05-02-2012 09:06 AM #92
      Quote Originally Posted by HerrGolf View Post
      For Christ's sake, why does this car have to get any bigger than it already is??
      because americans are getting fatter everyday

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      05-02-2012 09:09 AM #93
      Quote Originally Posted by taymk2 View Post
      because americans are getting fatter everyday
      Yeeeeeaaaah. Obviously this car is tailored to the U.S. market and not Europe.
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      05-02-2012 09:13 AM #94
      Quote Originally Posted by taymk2 View Post
      because americans are getting fatter everyday
      http://www.good.is/post/chart-the-un...ttest-country/

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      05-02-2012 09:21 AM #95
      Quote Originally Posted by zigster38 View Post

      217 hp, 251lb ft
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      05-02-2012 09:30 AM #96
      That sounds like the current Audi version of the EA888 motor...

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      05-02-2012 09:36 AM #97
      Quote Originally Posted by Ben.Reilly View Post
      Pathetic
      OK, I'm calling you out on this one. Does Ford have a 250ish hp engine coming out soon? Yeah, but if you think a hot hatch with 217 hp is "pathetic" I don't know what to tell you. It's a freakin' daily driver car and a pretty damn good one.

      I would've accepted "meh", "it's OK, but not great" or "they need to step it up", but "pathetic"? Hardly.

      Also, let's see what they actually do instead of relying on rumors.
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      05-02-2012 09:51 AM #98
      Quote Originally Posted by Ben.Reilly View Post
      Pathetic
      If you need more power than this, you either weight 500 lbs or can't drive. Thats plenty of power.

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      05-02-2012 09:57 AM #99
      Quote Originally Posted by GTI_CH View Post
      If you need more power than this, you either weight 500 lbs or can't drive. Thats plenty of power.
      Plenty of power to do what? 75hp could be plenty of power. So could 50hp. Why did you buy a car with more than that?

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      05-02-2012 10:03 AM #100
      I think they're going to have a hard time selling them if the power is only upped to 217 HP.

      However, with close to 40 MPG highway.... it's anyone's guess as to how this will take.
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