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    View Poll Results: Whats your favorite GTI

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    • mk1

      141 21.30%
    • mk2

      202 30.51%
    • mk3

      64 9.67%
    • mk4

      72 10.88%
    • mk5

      89 13.44%
    • mk6

      72 10.88%
    • mk7

      22 3.32%
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    Thread: Whats your fav generation GTI and, why?

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      09-26-2012 07:10 PM #26
      Quote Originally Posted by Eightysixturbo View Post
      Any generation that's not the MK3.

      What a terrible, terrible car that was.





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    2. 09-26-2012 07:11 PM #27
      I prefer this Mk3 GTI


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      09-26-2012 07:14 PM #28
      ^

      No, but in all seriousness, The MK3 is incredible and I would rather have it than any ferrari, porsche etc.


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      09-26-2012 07:22 PM #29
      Barf. Why do people do that? It's awful.
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      09-26-2012 07:28 PM #30
      Quote Originally Posted by thebanker View Post
      Barf. Why do people do that? It's awful.
      What, you mean you don't want a poorly maintained 17 year old low budget economy car with poor ride quality covered in surface rust?

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      09-26-2012 07:36 PM #31
      A1. Light, faster then all gtis until the 5 (second favorite). A nice A1 with single rounds (we even got a factory GTI in Canada in 78) the plaid interior and some nice light wheels and good suspension setup pretty much summarizes what these cars are about.

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      09-26-2012 07:40 PM #32
      A2 - Best combination of light weight, tossable handling, and comfort.
      A1 - Light and fun to drive. Easy to fix.
      A4 - Looks timeless, can be made to go fast in a straight line (but interior falls apart and is mostly a pig)
      A6 - Corrected most of the A5's flaws, but still doesn't look very Germanic. Pretty damn heavy.
      A5 - Drives better than A4, but looks Japanese. Heavy.
      A3 - Never cared for these. The VR6 is a boat anchor and the 2.0 8V is barely adequate. The car also looks like a Mk2 with a gland problem.

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      09-26-2012 07:42 PM #33
      Quote Originally Posted by FastGTi View Post
      A2 - Best combination of light weight, tossable handling, and comfort.
      A1 - Light and fun to drive. Easy to fix.
      A4 - Looks timeless, can be made to go fast in a straight line (but interior falls apart and is mostly a pig)
      A6 - Corrected most of the A5's flaws, but still doesn't look very Germanic. Pretty damn heavy.
      A5 - Drives better than A4, but looks Japanese. Heavy.
      A3 - Never cared for these. The VR6 is a boat anchor and the 2.0 8V is barely adequate. The car also looks like a Mk2 with a gland problem.
      You picked the MKIV over the MKV?
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      09-26-2012 07:44 PM #34
      Quote Originally Posted by Eightysixturbo View Post
      ^

      No, but in all seriousness, The MK3 is incredible and I would rather have it than any ferrari, porsche etc.


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      09-26-2012 07:47 PM #35
      Quote Originally Posted by 16v_43v3r View Post
      Instant classic. Can't wait to see it at the Mecum auctions in 5 years.

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      09-26-2012 07:50 PM #36
      Quote Originally Posted by VadGTI View Post





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    12. 09-26-2012 08:00 PM #37
      A2 generation ftw
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      09-26-2012 08:04 PM #38
      the a2 was my first love- it was light and handled like a go cart... in this shell even the 8v was peppy
      the a4- much improved styling over the a3, last generation before they got hella fat, 1.8t- DAT ENGINE!
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      09-26-2012 08:12 PM #39
      Quote Originally Posted by stuvy View Post
      A1. Light, faster then all gtis until the 5 (second favorite). A nice A1 with single rounds (we even got a factory GTI in Canada in 78) the plaid interior and some nice light wheels and good suspension setup pretty much summarizes what these cars are about.
      Not faster than any that followed and the front end was mush from the factory. A tie-bar is all it needs, but I assumed we were talking stock.
      Usually unable to handle the onslaught that is a '98 V6 Accord.

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      09-26-2012 08:18 PM #40
      Quote Originally Posted by thebanker View Post
      You picked the MKIV over the MKV?
      Yes...I know the A5 drives better, but I can't get over how terrible it looks. So I like cars to look nice...sue me

    16. 09-26-2012 08:22 PM #41
      Definitely MKIIIs. They were the last of the cars consistently under 3k LBS. Also, IMO, the last of the cars with a truly connected feel. Not saying they are great drivers cars, because they really aren't, but they do a lot of things well where the MKIV and later cars feel a little "video-gamish" to me where the MKIII and earlier cars are straight analog and a little disconnected.

      Also, the interior is simple enough that it aged well and doesn't make you feel like everything in the car should have a sepia hue to it, like the older cars.

      Close second is, of course the MKII, but I don't love 16 valves. I'd swap that **** for a VR in NY minute. Then again, those MKIs have been steadily growing on me...
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      09-26-2012 08:28 PM #42
      The MKV front-end styling is it's only drawback. It is a bit awkward, but once you get used to it, it's okay.

      I hated the MKV at first, then grew to like it a little more, then bought a 2.5 Jetta, and had such fond memories of it, I eventually got another MKV, this time minus a cylinder and plus a turbo.
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      09-26-2012 08:29 PM #43
      Quote Originally Posted by superjario18 View Post
      does a pulsar gti r count?

      x2.....best GTI ever
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      09-26-2012 08:30 PM #44
      MK1 -- because the original is also the lightest and the rawest -- so it gets my vote.

      However, the MK2 is a better car, while still being extremely fun. It rides on one of the best FWD chassis before cars became fat pigs and driver assist controls ruled the day.

    20. 09-26-2012 08:31 PM #45
      Quote Originally Posted by Numbersix View Post
      Mk2, in 2.0 16v form.

      The Mk3 is a big fat slug. Worst GTI by far (that honor would otherwise go to the Mk4, but the GTI 337 and 20th saved it).
      It's quite a bit lighter than the 20 ae.
      I'm really just here for the pancakes.
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      09-26-2012 08:32 PM #46
      Anyone that says the mkiii's should literally be banned from the vortex!!! The right answer is mk2, or anyone other then the mark 3's. You cant be taken seriously if you think the 3rd gen gets your vote; go punch yourself in throat for me. I dont know any of you that are representing mk3 as the best gti, but i bet you also like your cars with 2 pedals.

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      09-26-2012 08:38 PM #47
      Quote Originally Posted by novws View Post
      MK1 -- because the original is also the lightest and the rawest -- so it gets my vote.
      This.

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      09-26-2012 08:38 PM #48
      MkV for me. Body style and interior feels nice to be inside.
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      There's a lot of cars that TCL is scared of. I was told once that a MkVI GTI with the stability control off is a hard car to control. Fire breathing Golf it seems. I was also told that M4's are hard to keep pointed straight when you roll into the power in second gear. Interesting. The BRZ will kill you though due to a lack of power, and now Accord V6's are over powered. This place cracks me up.

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      09-26-2012 08:39 PM #49
      MKII and VI.
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      09-26-2012 08:40 PM #50
      yes

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