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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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      10-01-2012 05:03 PM #376
      Quote Originally Posted by thebanker View Post
      Because I couldn't find a MK5 for $1500. Also, I own the only GTI that matters.
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      10-01-2012 05:25 PM #378
      Quote Originally Posted by Adam144 View Post
      Imagine that, someone in touch with reality who understands that just because he owns it doesn't make it TEH BEST!
      Whatever. Volvos WERE the best. But I might set it on fire now that I've seen the light of the great MK3.
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      10-01-2012 07:53 PM #379
      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.

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      10-01-2012 08:30 PM #380
      his name is joey. sometimes known as joeyz.
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    6. 10-01-2012 08:41 PM #381
      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.
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      10-01-2012 09:02 PM #382
      Quote Originally Posted by ZACHER3tuning View Post
      you guys dont have to justify anything here, those who own mk3 gti's know, and those who dont , just dont know yet...With looks to die for, and a proper platform to build on, they are just about perfect.
      in other news 512 out of 568 people polled agree that the mk3 is the **** end of the gti stick

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      10-01-2012 09:38 PM #383
      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?

      *Ducks*

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      10-01-2012 10:07 PM #384
      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.

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      10-01-2012 10:27 PM #385
      Quote Originally Posted by Charlie84 View Post
      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.
      Regardless of intent, it is a flyweight car. It's not unheard of for a car to become more desirable over the years just by being a product of its time.

      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.
      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.

      Anyway these days, Mk3s seem like good, cheap, tune-able fun.
      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.
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      10-01-2012 10:28 PM #386
      Quote Originally Posted by Charlie84 View Post
      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?

      *Ducks*
      I see where you're coming from, but I have a feeling people are purposefully piling on the hate to counter act all of ZACHER3tuning's s and s, which is always a good thing.

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      10-01-2012 11:11 PM #387
      Quote Originally Posted by AKADriver View Post
      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've never heard of the Citation X-11...likely because I was not yet born. Also likely because it was a Citation. Regardless, it was not the first and certainly not the last to use that formula.

      Quote Originally Posted by AKADriver View Post
      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.
      Good points. But I'm still kind of amazed how people go out of their way to sh!t on Mk3s. I mean, it's still a GTI! It's not like VW crapped out a Citation X-11 or a Chevy Eurosport or something. The Mk4 (merely an overweight and less reliable Mk3) would be everyone's favorite red-headed stepchild were it not for the 337/20AE/R32.

      Quote Originally Posted by r_fostoria View Post
      I see where you're coming from, but I have a feeling people are purposefully piling on the hate to counter act all of ZACHER3tuning's s and s, which is always a good thing.
      Yeah...but he seems damn skilled at trolling y'all.

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      10-01-2012 11:21 PM #388
      Lets all remember the MK3 is the only generation that had a "DRIVERS EDITION".

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      10-01-2012 11:56 PM #389
      Yeah...but he seems damn skilled at trolling y'all.
      zacher? trolling? he's had his ups and downs.

      http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthrea...ld-outtt/page2

      or when the mkiii love was just in its infancy:

      http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthrea...6842-who-s-car

      lots of fun to be had cracking this nut!

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      10-02-2012 12:07 AM #390
      I like how the Mk3 is second to last.

      Next to a non-existent car.
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    16. 10-02-2012 12:39 AM #391
      Quote Originally Posted by nemo1ner View Post
      Yep. And he will continue to do so as long as he has an audience. MK3's are crap, and any true GTI enthusiast who has driven every generation will agree.
      I've driven all of them. I like some things about all of them, since they are all a little different, but my gripes with them are the powerband of small displacement turbos and their on/off personality and the buzzy character of the 16 valve. The DBW lag on the MKIV didn't help, either. I guess they mod well (16 valves), but when I drove my uncle's GLI, I kept thinking, "This car would be awesome with a VR6."

      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...
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      10-02-2012 04:41 AM #392
      Seeing as i don't like golfs i voted for the mk1 the generation i despise of the least.
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      10-02-2012 03:38 PM #393
      Quote Originally Posted by r_fostoria View Post
      I see where you're coming from, but I have a feeling people are purposefully piling on the hate to counter act all of ZACHER3tuning's s and s, which is always a good thing.
      you dont think i know this...If ANYONE would've started this poll besides me, i promise you the mk3 gti vr6 would be 1st o r a close second.We all know how the world, and vortex views the mk3, hell just look around, its no mystery...Its the best at what it does...It terms of cult status, the mk3 also has the biggest following.So hate away

      p.s. EVEN the europeans, who hated the mk3 when it came out, are really starting to appreciate how great the car is/was.
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      10-02-2012 03:50 PM #395
      Quote Originally Posted by ZACHER3tuning View Post
      you dont think i know this...If ANYONE would've started this poll besides me, i promise you the mk3 gti vr6 would be 1st o r a close second.We all know how the world, and vortex views the mk3, hell just look around, its no mystery...Its the best at what it does...It terms of cult status, the mk3 also has the biggest following.So hate away

      p.s. EVEN the europeans, who hated the mk3 when it came out, are really starting to appreciate how great the car is/was.
      I want to stab you in the face with a dead condor's beak and throw you into a MK3 full of baboons that were fed cocaine and viagra.
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      10-02-2012 03:54 PM #396
      Quote Originally Posted by nemo1ner View Post
      I want to stab you in the face with a dead condor's beak and throw you into a MK3 full of baboons that were fed cocaine and viagra.
      Geld und Macht bringt korruption!!!
      Von allen je gebauten volkswagens,steht man Kopf über den rest,den mk3 golf VR6

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      10-02-2012 04:46 PM #397
      Quote Originally Posted by ZACHER3tuning View Post
      you dont think i know this...If ANYONE would've started this poll besides me, i promise you the mk3 gti vr6 would be 1st o r a close second.We all know how the world, and vortex views the mk3, hell just look around, its no mystery...Its the best at what it does...It terms of cult status, the mk3 also has the biggest following.So hate away

      p.s. EVEN the europeans, who hated the mk3 when it came out, are really starting to appreciate how great the car is/was.

      http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthrea...-Best-Ever-GTI

      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

    23. 10-02-2012 05:14 PM #398
      Quote Originally Posted by nemo1ner View Post
      I want to stab you in the face with a dead condor's beak and throw you into a MK3 full of baboons that were fed cocaine and viagra.
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    24. 10-02-2012 05:14 PM #399
      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.

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      10-02-2012 05:50 PM #400
      Quote Originally Posted by ZACHER3tuning View Post
      you dont think i know this...If ANYONE would've started this poll besides me, i promise you the mk3 gti vr6 would be 1st o r a close second.We all know how the world, and vortex views the mk3, hell just look around, its no mystery...Its the best at what it does...It terms of cult status, the mk3 also has the biggest following.So hate away

      p.s. EVEN the europeans, who hated the mk3 when it came out, are really starting to appreciate how great the car is/was.
      Oh, for the love of...

      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.
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