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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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      09-27-2012 01:24 AM #126
      Quote Originally Posted by C4 A6 View Post
      Or I could ask my good friend who is a VW and overall German car nut about the Harlequin and he'll say the same thing (I've already had such a discussion with him.)

      Much butthurt over calling a stupid, tacky looking VW exactly what it is
      I personally like the Harlequin, but I can also fully understand why others do not. What I can't understand is why people can't understand that your opinion- and apparently that of your friends- is yours and therefore is yours to determine. Just like you'd be hard-pressed to make them feel it is tacky, they would have equal difficulty trying to make you like the car.

      I understand liking something and being passionate, but that is greatly different from being a fanboy. I like the VR6, and I like how it sounds, and I understand why it was designed in the manner it was, but to defend it the way many people here do... Wow... It's not efficient and it's an aged design. Not bad things in all cases, but understand why others dislike it too.

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      09-27-2012 01:24 AM #127
      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.
      Okay fine, the K24 came out in 04.

      What about the H22A from the mid 90s (same time period) making 20 more HP but only ~10 less tq out of a 2.2L?

      I'm not saying the VR is bad, but it's not the god engine as many on here make it out to be. I'd sooner consider an offering from Honda or Ferrari or Porsche (pre-buyout) or BMW or Nissan or Toyota or Chevorlet before VW.
      Last edited by C4 A6; 09-27-2012 at 01:28 AM.

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      09-27-2012 01:25 AM #128
      Never really cared for the GTI. I guess MK4 for the sweet sounding VR6?
      Looks wise I like the MK5 the best.

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      09-27-2012 01:37 AM #129
      Hi.

      This thread is about which GTI you like the most.

      So stay on topic.

      Thanks.
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      09-27-2012 01:49 AM #130
      Quote Originally Posted by MylesPH1 View Post
      Hi.

      This thread is about which GTI you like the most.

      So stay on topic.

      Thanks.
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      09-27-2012 01:58 AM #131
      OP I appreciate your enthusiasm for your MK3, but I owned a '95 Golf Sport, and a '97 Windsor Blue GTI VR6... Neither of which were as good as my Tropic Orange 2000 GTI GLX. And none of them were as good as my buddy's MkVI, and none of them hold a candle to a properly sorted Mk2 2.0 GTI 16v with big bumpers.

      But that's just my opinion.
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      09-27-2012 02:32 AM #132
      It would be hard choice between A1 and A2.
      A1 is light,raw and fun.Add ABA to it, and its hell of a car.

      A2 is perfection of mk1 idea. 16V,big bumpers,borbet Type A



      A4 is in 3rd place. A side all dubbers,neva loose,bs problems its a really nice car. Interior is best im class adn its time, tune friendly engine and slick styling.
      2.1T 400hp


      (same car)

      A3 is probably worse of the bunch. It was a weird time for VW.
      A5 sign that VW is getting back on right track w reliability etc. A6 is redesign and improved A6.
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      09-27-2012 02:50 AM #133
      Quote Originally Posted by C4 A6 View Post
      Okay fine, the K24 came out in 04.

      What about the H22A from the mid 90s (same time period) making 20 more HP but only ~10 less tq out of a 2.2L?

      I'm not saying the VR is bad, but it's not the god engine as many on here make it out to be. I'd sooner consider an offering from Honda or Ferrari or Porsche (pre-buyout) or BMW or Nissan or Toyota or Chevorlet before VW.
      What is a VW thread w out C4 A6. I dont get it,why do you try so hard??
      Its a "fav GTI" not Honda thread. We know you love VW, but try hard to mask it.

      VW had their sh!t together in the 80s and produced some cool cars. They kinda lost their way thru mid 90s. Came back,styling wise w mk4s but had a lot off issues.
      Honda had a great decade in 90s. Started messing up mid 2000s and is still trying to find their way back. Plus they do look cheap as hell. Awsome engines though
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      09-27-2012 06:00 AM #134
      MkVII.

      More power, ~50ft-lbs more torque, front LSD, and ~200lbs lighter than the MkVI. What's not to like? Well, perhaps the red stripe, but that is easily fixed.








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      09-27-2012 07:29 AM #135
      mk2


    11. 09-27-2012 07:58 AM #136
      Quote Originally Posted by feels_road View Post
      MkVII.

      What's not to like?

      Um, all the black plastic chicken wire? Looks the same as the mark 6.
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      09-27-2012 08:04 AM #137
      From my favorite to least favorite, excluding the Mk7 because it's just too new to pass judgment:

      Mk2
      Mk1
      Mk5
      Mk6
      Mk3
      A kick in the nuts
      Mk4
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      09-27-2012 08:16 AM #138
      The collective IQ of TCL seems to have dropped with this thread. Where did these people come from, the "Mk __" forums?

    14. 09-27-2012 08:56 AM #139
      I do not like one particular generation over another, all I can say is I prefer any that were build before 1995.
      So A1, A2 and early A3s. After OBDII was equipped they became a hassle.

    15. 09-27-2012 08:59 AM #140
      Quote Originally Posted by C4 A6 View Post
      Okay fine, the K24 came out in 04.

      What about the H22A from the mid 90s (same time period) making 20 more HP but only ~10 less tq out of a 2.2L?

      I'm not saying the VR is bad, but it's not the god engine as many on here make it out to be. I'd sooner consider an offering from Honda or Ferrari or Porsche (pre-buyout) or BMW or Nissan or Toyota or Chevorlet before VW.
      Somehow they run about the same 1/4 mile stock and modded. I'm seeing mostly 14s for bolt on Preludes and VRs alike.
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      09-27-2012 09:25 AM #141
      Quote Originally Posted by C4 A6 View Post
      Okay fine, the K24 came out in 04.

      What about the H22A from the mid 90s (same time period) making 20 more HP but only ~10 less tq out of a 2.2L?

      I'm not saying the VR is bad, but it's not the god engine as many on here make it out to be. I'd sooner consider an offering from Honda or Ferrari or Porsche (pre-buyout) or BMW or Nissan or Toyota or Chevorlet before VW.
      What I never understood about the VR6 is why they didn't just make a big four cylinder. It wasn't horribly thirsty by '90s standards. The power density for its weight and size is fine, again, for its era. But it's SO COMPLEX! Make a 2.5L 16v I4, slap on some counter-rotating balance shafts, done.
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      09-27-2012 09:40 AM #142
      I voted MkIV, for the best reason: emotional.

      I kept my GTI 1.8T for 11, I repeat 11, years, modded it to my taste (and budget ), had hundreds of great memories and it never let me down.

      Sold it to an 18-year old guy last year; I shed a tear that day. A few months later that guy had the custom sound system I put in stolen completely, down to the wiring. I shed another tear when I learned about it.

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      09-27-2012 09:52 AM #143
      Quote Originally Posted by Johnny Blue View Post
      I voted MkIV, for the best reason: emotional.

      I kept my GTI 1.8T for 11, I repeat 11, years, modded it to my taste (and budget ), had hundreds of great memories and it never let me down.

      Sold it to an 18-year old guy last year; I shed a tear that day. A few months later that guy had the custom sound system I put in stolen completely, down to the wiring. I shed another tear when I learned about it.
      that sucks...
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      09-27-2012 09:58 AM #144
      Quote Originally Posted by Waarp View Post
      Um, all the black plastic chicken wire? Looks the same as the mark 6.
      No idea what you are talking about. At any rate, I like performance hatchbacks to perform. Others like to drive slow, unsafe, and outdated museum pieces. YMMV.
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    20. 09-27-2012 10:01 AM #145
      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.
      Not in 1993 they weren't.
      Comparing 15 year old technology with technology of today is the most assinine thing I have read in this thread.
      Other than the Mk3 being the best.

      Mk1
      Light, crisp styling, ahead of its time by leaps and bounds.
      Mk2
      Improved where the Mk1 needed it(refinement, comfort). Almost a little too polished for my tastes, but still great cars.

      I don't like any VWs built after 1992(other than the 1993 Cabbys)
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      09-27-2012 10:12 AM #146
      Quote Originally Posted by karl_1052 View Post
      Not in 1993 they weren't.
      Comparing 15 year old technology with technology of today is the most assinine thing I have read in this thread.
      Keep on reading. H22A, anyone?

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      09-27-2012 10:18 AM #147
      Quote Originally Posted by Mike! View Post
      The collective IQ of TCL seems to have dropped with this thread. Where did these people come from, the "Mk __" forums?
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      how did the 3/4 get any votes when compared to the 2/6

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      09-27-2012 10:35 AM #148
      Oh good, C4 A6 made it into a Honda debate again. Thanks for giving Honda fans such a good reputation!

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      09-27-2012 10:40 AM #149
      Quote Originally Posted by C4 A6 View Post
      Keep on reading. H22A, anyone?
      Honestly did you just come here to argue or are you going to say which GTI was your favorite? If you don't like any of them that's fine just get out this isn't a thread for you then sir. Vote or leave peace



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      09-27-2012 10:53 AM #150
      voted mk2 - even though I owned and thoroughly enjoyed a mk5 GTI;

      mk2 was a great package especially with the 16v and later big bumpers - it still looks fresh after all these years.

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