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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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      10-06-2012 03:25 PM #421
      Quote Originally Posted by thebanker View Post


      So he's a ***got then?

    2. 10-06-2012 04:18 PM #422
      Quote Originally Posted by emkaytree View Post
      Agreed couldn't have said it shorter or better. A cheap VR and 800 bucks later plus some deletes, I'm doing 0-60 in 5.88 and 1/4th 12.6-12.8, depending on how bad I want to beat my clutch up that day. List me another 3 grand car that does that, and I'll cook some eggs for your granny.
      Tons, but the MKIII still fun and cheap to be respectably quick. Thats why I don't get the hate. Parts are cheaper than MKIVs and they generally run better times or the same for less money...
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      10-06-2012 07:13 PM #423
      I don't understand the hate for the mk3? It really does feel like the red headed step child of the forums. I consider myself lucky its not an mkiv

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      10-06-2012 07:17 PM #424
      Quote Originally Posted by reticulan View Post
      Sorry for not reading 11+ pages, but MK2 2.0 16V ABA was the zenith of the GTi Mark as was the 92 Jetta GLI.

      Those cars had to compete with the Saab SPG, and Volvo 850 GL-T.
      Except they didn't, because a 900 SPG or 850 GL-T was significantly larger, significantly more powerful and around twice the price....
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      10-06-2012 07:20 PM #425
      Quote Originally Posted by Zaluss View Post
      I don't understand the hate for the mk3? It really does feel like the red headed step child of the forums. I consider myself lucky its not an mkiv

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      10-06-2012 07:30 PM #426
      Quote Originally Posted by 71camaro View Post
      You want to know why your opinion stopped mattering?
      It's because he drives an em kay eye vee, right?

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      10-06-2012 07:33 PM #427
      Quote Originally Posted by C4 A6 View Post
      It's because he drives an em kay eye vee, right?
      And..... BINGO!

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      10-06-2012 07:43 PM #428
      Quote Originally Posted by 71camaro View Post
      You want to know why your opinion stopped mattering?
      Didn't realize my opinion had to matter to you. I won't make that mistake next time.

      /sarcasm.

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      10-07-2012 12:42 AM #429
      MK3 = Mark 3 = A MK3 ≠ An MK3
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      10-07-2012 12:54 AM #430
      Quote Originally Posted by 71camaro View Post
      And..... BINGO!
      That's a bingo!

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      10-07-2012 06:21 AM #431
      Quote Originally Posted by phil123 View Post
      MK3 = Mark 3 = A MK3 ≠ An MK3
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      10-07-2012 08:07 AM #432
      Quote Originally Posted by C4 A6 View Post
      It's because he drives an em kay eye vee, right?
      don't call it an eye vee. it's a mark 4. the MKV is the only car that deserves the "vee" wording
      girls dig when i play with the V

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      10-07-2012 12:27 PM #433
      Quote Originally Posted by emkaytree View Post
      Agreed couldn't have said it shorter or better. A cheap VR and 800 bucks later plus some deletes, I'm doing 0-60 in 5.88 and 1/4th 12.6-12.8, depending on how bad I want to beat my clutch up that day. List me another 3 grand car that does that, and I'll cook some eggs for your granny.
      Post list of mods, videos, and timeslips. I call

      5.88 0-60 does not = 12 second quarter mile time
      $800 in mods does not = 12 second passes in a naturally aspirated 6 cylinder car, when it runs 15's stock
      "Plus some deletes"? Speak english please

      By the way, my grandma likes eggs poached.

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      Front mount intercooler setup = cheap but ill go high and say $500

      Then you can easily do 12.5 or better time and time again.
      You could even spend a little more money and have yourself an 11 second car for under 3,000.
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      10-07-2012 12:30 PM #434
      Quote Originally Posted by ZACHER3tuning View Post
      That's funny because I believe you refer to it as "an emkay" as well

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      10-07-2012 12:36 PM #435
      Quote Originally Posted by C4 A6 View Post
      That's funny because I believe you refer to it as "an emkay" as well
      I have no words for how much that bothers me.

      I hear the phrase "I need parts for my emm kay vee turbo," (or variations thereof, depending on generation, mostly Mk.III-VI) almost every day. It makes me want to ask a Supermarine Spitfire owner if anyone has ever complimented their "em kay ex aye vee."
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      10-07-2012 02:30 PM #436
      Quote Originally Posted by MJZman View Post
      Post list of mods, videos, and timeslips. I call

      5.88 0-60 does not = 12 second quarter mile time
      $800 in mods does not = 12 second passes in a naturally aspirated 6 cylinder car, when it runs 15's stock
      "Plus some deletes"? Speak english please

      By the way, my grandma likes eggs poached.
      You know, some deletes...



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      10-07-2012 02:35 PM #437
      Quote Originally Posted by C4 A6 View Post
      That's funny because I believe you refer to it as "an emkay" as well
      we do indeed haha
      girls dig when i play with the V

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      10-07-2012 02:41 PM #438
      Quote Originally Posted by heimbachae View Post
      we do indeed haha
      Not something to be proud of

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      10-07-2012 02:46 PM #439
      Quote Originally Posted by C4 A6 View Post
      That's funny because I believe you refer to it as "an emkay" as well
      i call it a mk3, or a3.
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      10-07-2012 03:03 PM #440
      Quote Originally Posted by VadGTI View Post
      You know, some deletes...



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      That is what came to mind when he said "plus some deletes". Thanks for that
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      10-07-2012 03:08 PM #441
      emmkay too

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      10-07-2012 03:57 PM #442
      I've owned or driven every generation of gti at one point or another, and have had extensive experience fixing/modding them. Out of the box I would have to say the MK1 rabbit gti gets my vote. Great car to drive and it has a character unlike any other generation IMHO. For overall comfort, cheap mod ability while still retaining a connection between the car and the road that many new cars lack, I'd have to say MK3. Most junkyards around here have loads of them available, and their biggest factory fault (the atrocious suspension) can easily be fixed with a cup kit.
      The MK5 and 6 both seem to be boated far-flung images of what the GTI used to be to me, but the MK7 looks to be a turn in the right direction. We'll see. I do not like the MK4, my brother and a few friends have owned them and they were a pain to work on and had some of the stupidest problems I've run into. They were also VW's 1st attempt at moving the brand "up-market." The MK2 is a good car, but it looks like a fat MK1 to me. Maybe with a vr6 in it I would have a different opinion. Just my little spiel.

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      10-07-2012 04:01 PM #443
      Quote Originally Posted by matteo07 View Post
      The MK5 and 6 both seem to be boated far-flung images of what the GTI used to be to me, but the MK7 looks to be a turn in the right direction. We'll see.
      If the 5 and 6 are bloated and off the mark why does the 7 look like it'll be any better? It's the same size, right? I'm not arguing, just seeing if I'm missing something here.

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      10-07-2012 04:55 PM #444
      Well for starters it is the first GTI to be lighter than the previous generation, and if the numbers prove correct, it is a significant upgrade in terms of power out of the box. It also incorporates track technology into a street car, something VW hasn't done much of since the early generations as far as I know. I don't necessarily dislike the 5 or 6, but I will say they felt less engaging to drive to me than the older cars. That being said, I did like the MK6 better than the 5. VW improved what is essentially the same platform. I should also say that by "bloated" I mean big and heavy, without the chassis or power to even things out. The MK7 looks to be an improvement in both of those areas.

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      10-07-2012 05:45 PM #445
      Quote Originally Posted by matteo07 View Post
      Well for starters it is the first GTI to be lighter than the previous generation, and if the numbers prove correct, it is a significant upgrade in terms of power out of the box. It also incorporates track technology into a street car, something VW hasn't done much of since the early generations as far as I know. I don't necessarily dislike the 5 or 6, but I will say they felt less engaging to drive to me than the older cars. That being said, I did like the MK6 better than the 5. VW improved what is essentially the same platform. I should also say that by "bloated" I mean big and heavy, without the chassis or power to even things out. The MK7 looks to be an improvement in both of those areas.
      And if VW does what they normally do, they will strip off all these things for the north american market
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    26. 10-07-2012 06:20 PM #446
      Quote Originally Posted by MJZman View Post
      Post list of mods, videos, and timeslips. I call

      5.88 0-60 does not = 12 second quarter mile time
      $800 in mods does not = 12 second passes in a naturally aspirated 6 cylinder car, when it runs 15's stock
      "Plus some deletes"? Speak english please

      By the way, my grandma likes eggs poached.

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      Front mount intercooler setup = cheap but ill go high and say $500

      Then you can easily do 12.5 or better time and time again.
      You could even spend a little more money and have yourself an 11 second car for under 3,000.
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      10-07-2012 07:43 PM #447
      4.20 R&P if no forced induction
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      10-08-2012 07:23 PM #448
      Quote Originally Posted by phil123 View Post
      And if VW does what they normally do, they will strip off all these things for the north american market
      thats a GIVEN
      Geld und Macht bringt korruption!!!
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      10-08-2012 08:00 PM #449
      Quote Originally Posted by phil123 View Post
      And if VW does what they normally do, they will strip off all these things for the north american market
      It's not just VW. Most companies do that. We never get nice things. Hell, even FORD, an AMERICAN company, doesn't offer its Focus RS here.

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      10-08-2012 08:37 PM #450
      Quote Originally Posted by r_fostoria View Post
      If the 5 and 6 are bloated and off the mark why does the 7 look like it'll be any better? It's the same size, right? I'm not arguing, just seeing if I'm missing something here.


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      10-08-2012 09:01 PM #451
      Quote Originally Posted by MangoBurnout View Post
      emmkay too
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      10-08-2012 09:16 PM #452
      Mk3 because I lusted for that car with a Vr6. Bought it. Supercharged it (2nd to worst mistake ever). Totalled it (worst mistake ever).

    33. 10-08-2012 09:16 PM #453
      eye see what you did there.
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      Did you know that it's not pronounced Em Kay ? ALL OF THE CAR LOUNGE WILL BE HAPPY TO LET YOU KNOW THAT. SERIOUSLY. IT STANDS FOR MARK. DID YOU KNOW THAT? BEFORE THAT A1,A2, A3, ETC WAS USED. LIVE UP TO TCL STANDARDS BEFORE YOU GET ON MY ASS. THAT'S DISGUSTING.
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      10-08-2012 09:46 PM #454
      Quote Originally Posted by emkaytree View Post
      Agreed couldn't have said it shorter or better. A cheap VR and 800 bucks later plus some deletes, I'm doing 0-60 in 5.88 and 1/4th 12.6-12.8, depending on how bad I want to beat my clutch up that day. List me another 3 grand car that does that, and I'll cook some eggs for your granny.
      You sir, are so full of **** your eyes have turned brown.....

      Edit: And that's from a VR6 owner.

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      Quote Originally Posted by David802 View Post
      You sir, are so full of **** your eyes have turned brown.....

      Edit: And that's from a VR6 owner.
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