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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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      09-28-2012 12:37 AM #276
      Quote Originally Posted by 8716vrocco View Post
      After owning one the Mk2 is by far my favorite. Mk1 is a close second though, both are timeless
      Only the mk3 is timless Lmao
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      09-28-2012 12:40 AM #277
      Quote Originally Posted by r_fostoria View Post
      I means that any hatchback will only ever be mildly pleasant looking. It'll never really turn heads unless it's something crazy like a Renault 5 Turbo. Park a MkIII next to an XKE and it'll just blend into the background.
      I totally agree with you and I own tow mk3's. Only mk3 in my opinion that sticks out like a sore thumb is the Harli and we all know why that is
      That car will always get look no matter where it goes, but any other mk3. Nah I get a few thumbs up every once in a while from strangers but if an exotic passed bye no ****ing way would anyone even look at my car

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      09-28-2012 12:41 AM #278
      does it affect your credibility that you used to say these same things about corrados and mkiis when you were "into" them? (which you similarly spent more time polishing and photographing than driving.) or is that just an evolving personal taste thing? because, as the empirical results of this poll should have clearly demonstrated to you by now, there is no accounting for your personal taste.

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      the best mkiii ever -- the only one of any significant note -- is the black race shop car that was kicking azs and taking names way back when. hint: joe wasn't worried about option codes or airbags. compare the mkis and mkiis -- and even some of the infamous mkivs -- to the mkiiis you usually see for sale. the mkiiis are almost always abused to the last edge of death. not exactly a ringing endorsement of their previous owners' love. the base cars were pure junk, and the VR cars were just painful reminders of what could have / should have been.

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      09-28-2012 12:53 AM #279
      This thread needs moar MK5 love...


















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      09-28-2012 01:26 AM #280
      ^^^^^ last bmp mkv remind me of mine

    6. 09-28-2012 01:47 AM #281
      says the MK1, can't beat the classic.
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      09-28-2012 02:00 AM #282
      In stock unmolested form I like the new MK7 allot, but If I could have it my way then a wide body MK2 with a VR6T and quattro swap would make my day
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    8. 09-28-2012 02:03 AM #283
      MKV >>>

      VW brought back the sort-of aggressive styling. I regret getting rid of mine everyday

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      09-28-2012 02:39 AM #284
      Quote Originally Posted by VWFSIB6 View Post
      MKV >>>

      VW brought back the sort-of aggressive styling. I regret getting rid of mine everyday
      Agreed, I like the MkV's aggressive look.

      Seriously, anyone who has owned a MKV knows how solid they are. The interior is unbeatable.
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      09-28-2012 02:56 AM #285
      Quote Originally Posted by Rod Ratio View Post
      The mk4 is touted as a POS, while the Volvo's are touted as uber reliable. Why is this? Simple. The Volvo owners are more religious with their maintenance, and take better care of their cars.
      Last edited by thebanker; 09-28-2012 at 03:11 AM.
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      09-28-2012 03:58 AM #286
      Quote Originally Posted by Numbersix View Post
      Mk2, in 2.0 16v form.

      The Mk3 is a big fat slug. Worst GTI by far (that honor would otherwise go to the Mk4, but the GTI 337 and 20th saved it).
      Quote Originally Posted by euromaxituning View Post
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      And the only answer is the MK2 in 16v form. Best engine, best body, best interior.
      Quote Originally Posted by Waarp View Post
      Mark 2 all the way. 16V. Best mix of character, decent power, and lightweight.
      Quote Originally Posted by greatfox View Post
      I'm not surprised the MK2 is winning. I've driven all generations of GTI, and none were as fun as the MK2 16v. I really miss mine
      Quote Originally Posted by Saintor View Post
      GTI Mk2 16v is the one that stirred the most emotions and is most engaging. It still felt 'raw' and exciting. It was a bit ugly, though (I prefer the Jetta GLI).
      Quote Originally Posted by SciroccoOhio View Post
      ..The 2l 16v is one of my favorite motors ever. I dont particularly dislike mk3s but for me, they are the most unnattractive and kind of boring.
      Quote Originally Posted by Jedidub View Post
      MKII I love the looks the 2.0 16v is a marvelous engine, and the options were great on these cars.

      The mk3 is to GTI's what the mustang II is to the mustang lineage. What a horribly sh!tty car.
      Quote Originally Posted by Numbersix View Post
      Mk2, in 2.0 16v form.

      The Mk3 is a big fat slug. Worst GTI by far (that honor would otherwise go to the Mk4, but the GTI 337 and 20th saved it).












      Last edited by koston.; 09-28-2012 at 04:02 AM.
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    12. 09-28-2012 07:31 AM #287
      Quote Originally Posted by Rod Ratio View Post
      I find it odd that the 01-08 Volvo V70-S60 has the exact same soft touch material, from the same manufacturer, and noone complains about it.. ever.

      The 01-08 V70-S60 is also wired with the SAME Bosch me7 ecu, and electronics, and consequently has a similar fickle cel, etc. Noone complains about it.

      The mk4 is touted as a POS, while the Volvo's are touted as uber reliable. Why is this? Simple. The Volvo owners are more religious with their maintenance, and take better care of their cars.
      TBH, I think it's more of a reputation thing. Volvos have a rep for being well made and reliable. VW doesn't. My family has both car in it and I agree see the interior finish flaking in spots.

      It's like when Porsche owners have consistent issues. No one calls it a POS **** because it's a Porsche.

      In all seriousness, most of the opinions in here are half-joking hyperbole.
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      09-28-2012 07:35 AM #288
      mk7 because they added power and lightness

    14. 09-28-2012 07:44 AM #289
      Quote Originally Posted by roadtripper View Post
      does it affect your credibility that you used to say these same things about corrados and mkiis when you were "into" them? (which you similarly spent more time polishing and photographing than driving.) or is that just an evolving personal taste thing? because, as the empirical results of this poll should have clearly demonstrated to you by now, there is no accounting for your personal taste.

      trying. you're doing it too hard.



      the best mkiii ever -- the only one of any significant note -- is the black race shop car that was kicking azs and taking names way back when. hint: joe wasn't worried about option codes or airbags. compare the mkis and mkiis -- and even some of the infamous mkivs -- to the mkiiis you usually see for sale. the mkiiis are almost always abused to the last edge of death. not exactly a ringing endorsement of their previous owners' love. the base cars were pure junk, and the VR cars were just painful reminders of what could have / should have been.

      Seriously? I look in the classified every so often for Is and IIs and they're all pretty much clapped out. While I agree on the Race Shop cars and cars built like them,(and there are a lot more like that than just Joe P's) they're all old cars. What do you expect? I'd honestly say, though, that it's a bit easier to find a clean MKIII, vs a I or II due to nothing more than age and the number built.
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    15. 09-28-2012 09:27 AM #290
      Quote Originally Posted by crannky View Post
      I'd honestly say, though, that it's a bit easier to find a clean MKIII, vs a I or II due to nothing more than age and the number built.
      Its MUCH easier to find a rust free mk2, than a rust free mk3; although common sense would dictate the contrary.

      Im dead serious. Most of the so called clean mk3's that you see for sale have badly perforated floor pans, and rocker panels.
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    16. 09-28-2012 09:38 AM #291
      Mk2 is my favorite

      Mk3 sucked the most
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      09-28-2012 10:21 AM #292
      Quote Originally Posted by Rod Ratio View Post
      Its MUCH easier to find a rust free mk2, than a rust free mk3; although common sense would dictate the contrary.

      Im dead serious. Most of the so called clean mk3's that you see for sale have badly perforated floor pans, and rocker panels.
      my mk3 is original, and 100 percent rust free, and has perfect rockers...You DO have to buy from the west coast if you want a clean mk3, but that is true for any vintage golf.There are a lot out there, but the ones that are in the same condition as mine, the owners dont want to sell them, so all your left with are the beat examples.
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    18. 09-28-2012 10:52 AM #293
      I've owned every MK up to the MKV. I love my MKV for the smooth power, but my favorite car was a 1991 GTI. It had the lowely 8v engine, but it was fun to drive, looked the part and never let me down. I wish I had kept it.
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      09-28-2012 03:06 PM #294
      I dont get it. How everyone says that the mk4, mk5 and mk6 are sooooooo much better then the mk3, performence wise and confortability. Well obviously. Its a newer car. I dont think vw is going to make a new car worse then the previous. Wouldn't that be stupid. One guy was comparing the heights of the cars. The mk3 to the mk6. -_______- are you f..... Serious. Which older car didnt look like it was made for off roading. *facepalm. I like all Vw's (except mk4) but i just prefer the mk3 cuz of its options and different looks and ideas.

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      09-28-2012 03:36 PM #295
      1) MKV (Looked Japanese, but brought back true GTI performance, very fast, 4-door available, plaid seats, etc. Just a great car)
      2) MKII (Classic. 16v please.)
      3) MKIV (slug. But a really nice looking one, particularly in special edition form. Great interior, if a bit breakable. Introduce small factory-turbocharged cars to the GTI lineup).
      4) MKVI (like the MKV, but looks better. I think that the interior was a step back, though).
      5) MKI (the original. But compared to the MKII, it's hard to really get excited over a MKI).
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      10) MKIII (ugly and plain looking at a time when dynamic and flowing cars were the norm. 8v engine was terrible. Interior was pretty bad looking. The VR6 was a great introduction, but even that did not handle so great. The MKIII was essentially confused -- it was trying to be a lightweight oldschool GTI but also be a modern, heavy car wtih modern conveniences. The MKIV had this problem, too, but not nearly as bad).

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      09-28-2012 04:22 PM #296
      Quote Originally Posted by VWFSIB6 View Post
      MKV >>>

      VW brought back the sort-of aggressive styling. I regret getting rid of mine everyday
      As far as the fun factor yes I regret getting rid of mine. Reliability was horrible though, but it was an 06 FSI...
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      09-28-2012 04:24 PM #297
      Quote Originally Posted by ZACHER3tuning View Post
      if this was a popularity contest, the mk3 gti vr6 would win.
      if this was a beauty contest, the mk3 gti vr6 would win.
      if this is about best handling, then i fold, mk2.
      You need to tone it down.
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      09-28-2012 04:30 PM #298
      Quote Originally Posted by MKVmyfast View Post
      Were on "the car lounge" not vortex lol
      Unless your admitting your a vortex member???

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      Im pretty sure he loves VW. Shows up one every thread with hate, I dont think he misses one lol.
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      09-28-2012 04:39 PM #299
      Quote Originally Posted by volkstyle View Post
      Im pretty sure he loves VW. Shows up one every thread with hate, I dont think he misses one lol.
      I second that...

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      09-28-2012 05:22 PM #300
      I voted mk3 because they hold a sentimental value to me. Although, the original owner said it was the worst car he ever took to the track in his life and that was the reason he sold it.
      I get lots of looks and thumbs up from random people when i drive my car so i guess other people besides myself find mk3s nice.

      Ive owned 2 mk1s and absolutly loved those cars. Just a great car overall weather you like vw or not.

      My friend owned 4 mk2s and i thought they were slow and uncomfortable but that was with cheap coilovers.

      I drove a few mk4s and liked them.

      I also think my girlfriends mk5 drives and handles incredible.

      And even though the corrado isnt a choice, i enjoyed driving and sitting shotgun in my brothers corrado but found the rear window hard to see out of.

      this is oviously just my opinion and not fact
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