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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%
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      09-27-2012 12:32 AM #101
      MkV was the first GTI to have IRS and that really made it an agile fun to drive hot-hatch, and the best looking IMO. The MkVI is not much different from the MkV performance-wise.

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      09-27-2012 12:33 AM #102
      Quote Originally Posted by Rod Ratio View Post
      Get off your high horse bozo. Your Honda's / Acura's exude less style, class, and refinement than ANYTHING comparable, of the same generation offered by VW in the last 35 yrs; model for model.

      Heck; your car is most coveted by an inner city demographic that is less than desirable to say the least.

      Dunno, the TL and TSX were bother better than the Passat. The S2000 vs. the Eos? Don't make me laugh.

      I'll take reliability, performance, and build quality over style, class, and refinement any day. And don't try to tell me that Hondas have **** build quality. Ever see the gauge cluster lights go out in a Civic? No. A Golf? Well, it wouldn't be a VW if that didn't happen.

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      09-27-2012 12:33 AM #103
      Quote Originally Posted by worth_fixing View Post
      In terms of looks, it's pretty tight between mk2, mk5 and mk6.

      mk5 for me.
      I'll agree with that. The mk2's always looked the best to me, between 1-4. It has a certain pureness to it, refined from the mk1. The mk3 and 4 both look decent, but not as much as the mk5 and 6.

      I like the mk5. I'm biased of course. The mk6 GTI looks amazing too. I get why people say the mkv and mk6 have Japanese and Korean influences, respectively. But it's not all bad. When you look at them from the front, they're each undeniably German.

      The rear of the mkv GTI is its weakness. With the right kit (votex) the rear end can be fixed, and the front end made better. The mk6 is beautiful all around.
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      09-27-2012 12:35 AM #104
      Quote Originally Posted by ZACHER3tuning View Post
      just look at those fine MK3's, and tell me its not the best gti, or golf gen EVER...........................
      Ok.

      It's not.
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      09-27-2012 12:36 AM #105
      Not only starting a duplicate thread in TCL, but bumped the first thread back up: http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthrea...-Best-Ever-GTI . Dude, get over it; the Mk3 ain't going to win here either, especially with 2 generations added to the list.

      Classic post from the original:

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      I am officially unsubscribing to this thread.

      I would rather burn a baby seal in a Hefty trash bag and huff the stench until I suffocate, than read the 5 year-old autistic arguments that ZACHER3tuning writes.


      Classic photo from the original:

      Quote Originally Posted by VR6~aholic View Post
      Still more proof!

      ^Mk3 in its proper place: last.

      For the record, again, my list of favorites:
      Mk1
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      09-27-2012 12:36 AM #106
      Quote Originally Posted by ZACHER3tuning View Post
      mk3's have a lot of style.
      If a mid 90s economy hatchback has lots of style than so does a Chevy Cavalier.

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      09-27-2012 12:36 AM #107
      Quote Originally Posted by C4 A6 View Post
      To be honest, the shape of the bodies of the MkIII and MkIV are pretty much the same.



      I love when dubbers use this argument but then turn around and bash Hondas for being nothing but noisy. GTIs aren't all that fast, either, and they do make a lot of noise. Sorry to burst your bubble.



      Harlequin is not a color, nor was it the best. In fact, it was probably one of the dumbest things any automaker has done as a color option.



      Base, 1.8T, GTI, and what else? VR6? Interior options? LOLWUT.

      It's not a Scion, you can't "option it out" to your hearts content.



      VWs don't have style, sorry.

      your all wrong on this. i was a previous honda owner. owned a eg bubble, sedan and vw are just so much better built then any of those. my mk3 just feels soo much stiffer and well balance. just doesnt flex like hondas do. doesnt feel like it going to fall apart. omg and when my Vr roars i wet my pants. after i switch a honda just sounds like a stupid chihuahua dog that just barks and barks and doesnt shut up. i can even count how many hondas ive embarrased (and just minor mods). i love when i go to meets and the honda guys just stare me down. and when i had my honda it would just be like. "oh its just another honda". oh and once Vw started the stanced look. stretched tires wide rims. slammed. here comes honda owners doing the same.

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      09-27-2012 12:44 AM #108
      Get off your high horse bozo. Your Honda's / Acura's exude less style, class, and refinement than ANYTHING comparable, of the same generation offered by VW in the last 35 yrs; model for model.

      Heck; your car is most coveted by an inner city demographic that is less than desirable to say the least.
      Wow. More garbage, opinion taken as fact, posting. And "inner city demographic"? Are you really going to be so crass as to judge a car by a common owner base? If i did the same, i wouldn't be very pro-vw to say the least! But hey, this was a thread about OPINIONS over one's favorite VW GTI before the attempts at generating a honda vs vw idiotfest.
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      09-27-2012 12:51 AM #109
      Quote Originally Posted by tjeff89 View Post
      your all wrong on this. i was a previous honda owner. owned a eg bubble, sedan and vw are just so much better built then any of those.
      CELs every 5 miles, coil packs taking a ****, and electrical gremlins = better built? What planet are you from?

      my mk3 just feels soo much stiffer and well balance. just doesnt flex like hondas do. doesnt feel like it going to fall apart.
      I don't think people praise VWs for their handling when Honda is in the same discussion, especially the MkIIIs, which were the biggest understeering pigs out of all the Golf generations.

      omg and when my Vr roars i wet my pants. after i switch a honda just sounds like a stupid chihuahua dog that just barks and barks and doesnt shut up.
      OMG VR! If you think about it are inefficient engines. I mean, 170 and 170 out of a 2.8L 6 cyl? I mean come on, there are 2.4L 4 cyls that make more power and are more fuel efficient. Exhaust note is subjective and adds NOTHING to the discussion, and to base your claim that the VR is a better engine just because it sounds better to you is more moronic than ZACHER3 claiming that the MkIII is the best Golf.

      i can even count how many hondas ive embarrased (and just minor mods). i love when i go to meets and the honda guys just stare me down. and when i had my honda it would just be like. "oh its just another honda".
      confirmed, you are a toolbag. Wow, you can beat a single cam making 115hp with your 170hp. Well no ****, Sherlock. Don't even need a high school GED to figure that one out.

      oh and once Vw started the stanced look. stretched tires wide rims. slammed. here comes honda owners doing the same.
      This is my favorite line of this post. VWs did not start the "stance" look, sorry. They just all did it because they realized that no matter how much money they dumped into their engines and performance suspensions, the cheaper Japanese cars were still owning their asses on the race track AND drag strip.

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      09-27-2012 12:53 AM #110
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      09-27-2012 01:04 AM #111
      Quote Originally Posted by C4 A6 View Post
      CELs every 5 miles, coil packs taking a ****, and electrical gremlins = better built? What planet are you from?



      I don't think people praise VWs for their handling when Honda is in the same discussion, especially the MkIIIs, which were the biggest understeering pigs out of all the Golf generations.



      OMG VR! If you think about it are inefficient engines. I mean, 170 and 170 out of a 2.8L 6 cyl? I mean come on, there are 2.4L 4 cyls that make more power and are more fuel efficient. Exhaust note is subjective and adds NOTHING to the discussion, and to base your claim that the VR is a better engine just because it sounds better to you is more moronic than ZACHER3 claiming that the MkIII is the best Golf.



      confirmed, you are a toolbag. Wow, you can beat a single cam making 115hp with your 170hp. Well no ****, Sherlock. Don't even need a high school GED to figure that one out.



      This is my favorite line of this post. VWs did not start the "stance" look, sorry. They just all did it because they realized that no matter how much money they dumped into their engines and performance suspensions, the cheaper Japanese cars were still owning their asses on the race track AND drag strip.
      Hondas have been in the racing scene longer then VWs. Most of these vw owners dont care on how fast there cars are. There more into showing class. I live in NY and im maybe 1 of the probally tow VW people that actually drive to a street race. Y because a honda is a cheaper car to build and fix. Hondas have so many more motor build options then a vw does. I know because i built my 10.8 sec eg b serious all motor myself. And i never said vw started the "stance scene". I spend less money building building my honda then i am actually fixing my VW. Basically meaning a vw aint for a broke *****. And the harlo was never a color option. And by built better i meant body wise. I can actually close my doors on my car and not feel like there gonna fall off. Or carry around a box of zip ties to tie **** together. ( like most hondas do). Im sorry i like hondas but they just feels soo cheap.


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      09-27-2012 01:04 AM #112
      Quote Originally Posted by C4 A6 View Post
      *Rampant Fanboyism*
      Dude, tone it down. You're getting worse than Zacher.
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      09-27-2012 01:09 AM #113
      Quote Originally Posted by tjeff89 View Post
      And i never said vw started the "stance scene".
      Quote Originally Posted by tjeff89 View Post
      oh and once Vw started the stanced look. stretched tires wide rims. slammed.
      Look and scene are essentially interchangeable in this case because a look starts a scene, and a scene is part of the look.

      So, yes, you did.

      Next?

      Quote Originally Posted by 16v_43v3r View Post
      Dude, tone it down. You're getting worse than Zacher.
      Logic and reasoning and actual fact vs. the rantings of delusional VW blowhards
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      Come on, man.

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      09-27-2012 01:10 AM #114
      Quote Originally Posted by C4 A6 View Post
      Logic and reasoning and actual fact vs. the rantings of delusional VW blowhards
      Science vs. Church

      Come on, man.
      I'm not really saying you're wrong. And I'm not really a VW fan, but bashing VW makes you no better than them.
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      09-27-2012 01:12 AM #115
      Hondas have been in the racing scene longer then VWs

      VWs once came without coolant ya know, and were aiming at the v8 domestics at the dragstrip before many TCLers were even born. If you two are going to continue with the rampant fanboyism, y'all could at least try to appear to know what you're talking about as you're doing a terrible job at the moment.
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      09-27-2012 01:20 AM #116
      Quote Originally Posted by bustedbucket View Post

      VWs once came without coolant ya know, and were aiming at the v8 domestics at the dragstrip before many TCLers were even born. If you two are going to continue with the rampant fanboyism, y'all could at least try to appear to know what you're talking about as you're doing a terrible job at the moment.
      Who said anything about who started racing first?

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      09-27-2012 01:31 AM #117
      Quote Originally Posted by C4 A6 View Post
      OMG VR! If you think about it are inefficient engines. I mean, 170 and 170 out of a 2.8L 6 cyl? I mean come on, there are 2.4L 4 cyls that make more power and are more fuel efficient.
      They were also designed about 15 years before the K24. I'm no fanboi, I appreciate all makes and models but the VR6 inefficient? Yes...they were single cam motors despite the marketing. They weren't designed to be efficient (per se), they were designed to fit in the spot that a 4 cylinder motor was only capable of fitting prior and they did that with brilliance. Sure, sacrifices were made at the expense of head flow but that doesn't mean its still not a great motor. It has won awards and is the basis to the engine that powers the Veyron and countless other configurations.

      That beings said, mKII GTIs...with VR6 engines ftw.

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      09-27-2012 01:34 AM #118
      Quote Originally Posted by darren p. View Post
      They were also designed about 15 years before the K24. I'm no fanboi, I appreciate all makes and models but the VR6 inefficient? Yes...they were single cam motors despite the marketing. They weren't designed to be efficient (per se), they were designed to fit in the spot that a 4 cylinder motor was only capable of fitting prior and they did that with brilliance. Sure, sacrifices were made at the expense of head flow but that doesn't mean its still not a great motor. It has won awards and is the basis to the engine that powers the Veyron and countless other configurations.

      That beings said, mKII GTIs...with VR6 engines ftw.
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      09-27-2012 01:35 AM #119
      mkv for me. Thats when vw really stepped up their game.

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      Mk6 is good also but the same car almost in a different body.

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      Quote Originally Posted by bustedbucket View Post

      VWs once came without coolant ya know, and were aiming at the v8 domestics at the dragstrip before many TCLers were even born. If you two are going to continue with the rampant fanboyism, y'all could at least try to appear to know what you're talking about as you're doing a terrible job at the moment.

      no one ever stated who started racing first. all i said was that hondas have alot of more options for builds. motor and parts.as they d series motors, b series motors, k series motors j series motor and the f series. and then theres alot more companys that actually support hondas and there builds. so many different options. and things to do. honda owners just been putting more support in the racing scene.
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      09-27-2012 01:43 AM #121
      Quote Originally Posted by C4 A6 View Post
      I just asked my roommate (who has no interest in cars, so a perfect blind candidate) what he thought of the Harlequin, and he said it looked dumb.
      Um maybe BECAUSE YOUR ROOMMATE DOESN'T LIKE CARS lol

      You can show him any car and he prob couldn't care less. Assuming you even have a roommate. As for honda VS vw style. Come on all the new Hondas are Ugly as f*ck, same with Acuras. Not going to say they weren't good looking Honda's and Acuras but the new stuff blahh.
      New Honda Accord Crossover and it cost over 40k gtfo.
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      Quote Originally Posted by C4 A6 View Post
      I just asked my roommate (who has no interest in cars, so a perfect blind candidate) what he thought of the Harlequin, and he said it looked dumb.

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      09-27-2012 01:50 AM #123
      Its a tough choice.

      We all know VW's last model year was 1992.

      The A2 is wonderful with that 16v motor, but the A1 is the original and more of a drivers car.

      So I pick the best of both worlds.

      They didn't call it a GTI though...shame on VW.

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      09-27-2012 02:05 AM #124
      Quote Originally Posted by tjeff89 View Post
      Hondas have been in the racing scene longer then VWs. Most of these vw owners dont care on how fast there cars are. There more into showing class. I live in NY and im maybe 1 of the probally tow VW people that actually drive to a street race. Y because a honda is a cheaper car to build and fix. Hondas have so many more motor build options then a vw does. I know because i built my 10.8 sec eg b serious all motor myself. And i never said vw started the "stance scene". I spend less money building building my honda then i am actually fixing my VW. Basically meaning a vw aint for a broke *****. And the harlo was never a color option. And by built better i meant body wise. I can actually close my doors on my car and not feel like there gonna fall off. Or carry around a box of zip ties to tie **** together. ( like most hondas do). Im sorry i like hondas but they just feels soo cheap.


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      Quote Originally Posted by 71camaro View Post
      You may want to check the spelling in your sig.... Just sayin'
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