"It's not a real build until there's Plasti Dip involved."
Everyone knows that ZACHER3TUNING has the best car of all time. It's not a VW, it's THE VW.
So therefore, this thread is invalid.
his name is joey. sometimes known as joeyz.
Last edited by roadtripper; 10-01-2012 at 08:58 PM.
11 pages of honda trolling. Can't say I expected anything else Captain.
Voted mark 4. 1.8t. Good traction/hp/handling/braking. Good mods for the money. ("cannot loose" disclaimer.) Over all best so it gets the vote. In my opinion though, there no replacement for displacement, so my vr wins my heart.
As for all the vw lovers attempting to post, ignore the trolls, and just post on topic.
I'm not trying to feed the troll here, but all the Mk3 hate seriously makes me want to change my vote to Mk3 VR6. In a weird way, it's actually in keeping with the character of the Mk1....Americans all seem to think that the Mk1 was built to be a fly-weight autocross champion because we're used to big cars with big engines. But in it's original European context, the Mk1 was actually notable because they shoved a 100+ horsepower fuel-injected motor into their bread-and-butter hatchback. So it was actually a bit of a muscle car....a muscle car for 1970's Europe.
I was a kid when the Mk3 was new and I remember thinking what a novel/crazy idea it seemed (to me) to stick a "big" V6 into a hatchback. I loved the lines, the sleeper-ness of it and the fact that I knew it was faster than my dad's E36 318i (which, because it was a BMW and it made nice noises, I assumed was quick ).
Anyway these days, Mk3s seem like good, cheap, tune-able fun. And that's the appeal of GTIs, right? So can't we all just get along?
My favorite GTI is a newer one that is still under warranty. I appreciate people who tinker with old ones but I'm just looking for a fairly reliable econobox with a soul as a daily driver. My MK V GTI (still on its 7 year/100K extended warranty) is way better than my old MK IV GTI.
Chevy did it first with the Citation X-11... which actually beat the Mk1 GTI to the US market by two years (1981). Of course it was OHV and made 135hp, it it was a 2.8L V6, and that car was a lot lighter than a Mk3 GTI.I was a kid when the Mk3 was new and I remember thinking what a novel/crazy idea it seemed (to me) to stick a "big" V6 into a hatchback.
I owned one. They're just not that good. However cheap they are you'll make up for in repairs and deferred maintenance. VR6 parts were always expensive, and the damned thing is so complicated. Just because it's one of the worst GTIs (I'll reserve that full honor for the MkIV 2.0 8v) doesn't mean it's a bad car altogether. I did think it was cool enough to buy once, and this was back when they were late model cars and relatively expensive.Anyway these days, Mk3s seem like good, cheap, tune-able fun.
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I don't practice llanteria
zacher? trolling? he's had his ups and downs.Yeah...but he seems damn skilled at trolling y'all.
or when the mkiii love was just in its infancy:
lots of fun to be had cracking this nut!
(copied mainly for the awesome lock post by mod. gotta give props.)
I like how the Mk3 is second to last.
Next to a non-existent car.
In all honesty, they all need suspension mods, IMO. It's just a thing with VWs of any gen. My ideal GTI of a given generation would have a motor from the following car. IE a MKI with a 16 valve, a MKII with a 12 valve, a MKIII with a 24 valve and R32 with a 3.6, etc...
I'm really just here for the pancakes.
I'm Sorry Hachi... I love you.
Seeing as i don't like golfs i voted for the mk1 the generation i despise of the least.
p.s. EVEN the europeans, who hated the mk3 when it came out, are really starting to appreciate how great the car is/was.
Geld und Macht bringt korruption!!!
Von allen je gebauten volkswagens,steht man Kopf über den rest,den mk3 golf VR6
"stop telling lies about me, and ill stop telling the truth about you"...MD.
Well well what do we have here, a poll on the best gti ever NOT started by zacher3tunning and the mkIII gti is still in forth place. NOT first, NOT a close second, and NOT even a distant third. Just fourth place barley ahead of a mk4 gti. you sir would make a great politician for making promises that are full of B.S. and aren't true
I picked the sixth generation, because I like how the front end has a mature look. This past february my family brought a lighty used 2011 gti in black. What a beautiful car. They got it with a 6spd manual transmission also. I drove it a couple of times and all I can say is what a sweet ride.
Poll is gone, but read the comments here: http://skiddmark.com/2009/03/vote-fo...n-of-golf-gti/ . Not a single comment in favor of the Mk3. In fact, this one stands out: "If not the Mk1 then the Mk5 would have got my vote. It marked a return to form for the GTI badge and meant I could finally forgive VW for the awful Mk4 and so-so Mk3." Yep, those folks across the pond just adore the Mk3.