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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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    2. 09-26-2012 09:00 PM #37
      A2 generation ftw
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      09-26-2012 09:04 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 09:12 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.
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      09-26-2012 09:18 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

    6. 09-26-2012 09:22 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 09:28 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 09:29 PM #43
      Quote Originally Posted by superjario18 View Post
      does a pulsar gti r count?

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      09-26-2012 09:30 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.

    10. 09-26-2012 09:31 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.
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      09-26-2012 09:32 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 09:38 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 09:38 PM #48
      MkV for me. Body style and interior feels nice to be inside.
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      09-26-2012 09:39 PM #49
      MKII and VI.
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      09-26-2012 09:40 PM #50
      yes

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      09-26-2012 09:43 PM #51
      Having owned mk1,mk4,and mk5 mk1 without a doubt.



      The other two were good cars, and I love driving my mk5 every day but it just doesn't compare.
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      09-26-2012 09:43 PM #52
      MK3 is my favorite. Has just enough modern creature comforts, but still light and simple enough to throw around and work on.

      Close second is the MK1, classic styling, still looks beautiful. MK6 is a sharp looking example with all of the power and comfort of the MK5.

      Honestly, I'd take a sedan over te rest of the Gen's. MK4 is bloated and honestly not attractive saving R32. MK5 looks too "anime" to me, and also all I ever see is bagged out, "stanced" MK5 junk. Mk2 looks like an overweight MK1, and thus does not hold a candle to MK1. (IMHO of course)
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      09-26-2012 09:45 PM #53
      Quote Originally Posted by PrimaVW View Post
      Mk2 looks like an overweight MK1,
      And the MK3 looks like a MK2 with thyroid cancer.
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      09-26-2012 09:46 PM #54
      Mk1 It's technically a GTI.

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      09-26-2012 09:49 PM #55
      Quote Originally Posted by 16v_43v3r View Post
      And the MK3 looks like a MK2 with thyroid cancer.
      How? I honestly think the MK2 and MK3's styling are far more removed than some of the other Gen's. In fact I always thought the MK3's took more styling cues from the Corrado than the MK2...




      obviously the first thing that pops out is the fogs/turns, but you can also see the resemblance in the fender flares, lower grille, hood lines, and roofline... just my $.02

      just for good measure the mk2...

      Last edited by PrimaVW; 09-26-2012 at 09:55 PM.
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    21. 09-26-2012 09:49 PM #56
      Quote Originally Posted by 16v_43v3r View Post
      And the MK3 looks like a MK2 with thyroid cancer.
      Somehow still wayyyyyyy quicker. How's that work?
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      09-26-2012 09:50 PM #57
      Quote Originally Posted by PrimaVW View Post
      all I ever see is bagged out, "stanced" MK5 junk.
      Yep, that's the current phase of the MKV scene. It is at the point where the baggers and stancers are all over the MKV. It's reached that almost-mature-scene phase.

      It will only get worse for the next 5 years and then the MK6 bagnstance scene will explode.
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      09-26-2012 09:52 PM #58
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      09-26-2012 09:52 PM #59
      The Mk 2 was tiny by today's standards, and slow. Especially the first two years felt really nice to drive. In absolute terms, I'm sure a current Yaris could take the Mk 2.

      Why my favorite? It's a simple, honest car from a bygone age.

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      09-26-2012 09:55 PM #60
      Quote Originally Posted by Blonde Guy View Post
      In absolute terms, I'm sure a current Yaris could take the Mk 2.
      That's probably true!
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      09-26-2012 09:55 PM #61
      Quote Originally Posted by PrimaVW View Post
      How? I honestly think the MK2 and MK3's styling are far more removed than some of the other Gen's. In fact I always thought the MK3's took more styling cues from the Corrado than the MK2...
      To me it looks like they just took the MK2 and made everything bubbly. I don't really think the MK3's look bad, but not as good as others. IMHO of course.
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      09-26-2012 09:59 PM #62
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      Can you not detect sarcasm? I know it's hard to see over the interwebz sometimes, But I laid it on pretty goddamn thick.
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      09-26-2012 10:05 PM #63
      Quote Originally Posted by 16v_43v3r View Post
      To me it looks like they just took the MK2 and made everything bubbly. I don't really think the MK3's look bad, but not as good as others. IMHO of course.
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      09-26-2012 10:09 PM #64
      Quote Originally Posted by 16v_43v3r View Post
      Can you not detect sarcasm? I know it's hard to see over the interwebz sometimes, But I laid it on pretty goddamn thick.
      Not enough for me. I take it you like the mk2 better?

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      09-26-2012 10:14 PM #65
      Quote Originally Posted by 1985Jetta View Post
      Not enough for me. I take it you like the mk2 better?
      Yessir. The MK2 will always be one of my favorite VW's. And hell, probably one of my favorite cars ever.
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      09-26-2012 10:19 PM #66
      MK3 GTI. I love the front and rear end. The dash still holds up against anything on the road. The massive cupholders (seat adjusters).

      I'd drive anything Mk1, 2, 3 and 5. I think the Mk4 front end looks awesome with the RS bumper but there's nothing you can do to fix that god awful rear end.

      You can pretty much take ALL the MK4,6,7 and throw them right in the toilet. Especially 6 & 7 (minus the JSW).

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      09-26-2012 10:23 PM #67
      Quote Originally Posted by Rugrat Anklebiter View Post
      there's nothing you can do to fix that god awful rear end.
      Honestly this is what kills the MK2 for me...
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      09-26-2012 10:31 PM #68
      Quote Originally Posted by 16v_43v3r View Post
      Yessir. The MK2 will always be one of my favorite VW's. And hell, probably one of my favorite cars ever.
      Same here, but if you were to say golf mk2 vs jetta mk2, that would be a different story.

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      09-26-2012 10:33 PM #69
      Quote Originally Posted by 1985Jetta View Post
      Same here, but if you were to say golf mk2 vs jetta mk2, that would be a different story.
      I'm guessing you're more partial to Jettas? I am too, but I love me some Golf too.
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      09-26-2012 10:34 PM #70
      Quote Originally Posted by 16v_43v3r View Post
      I'm guessing you're more partial to Jettas? I am too, but I love me some Golf too.
      Yup, early small bumper Jettas. I may get a 4-door westy eventually though

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