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    Thread: What Does TCL Think of TDi Cup?

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      10-12-2012 12:22 PM #1
      Title says it all

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      10-12-2012 12:44 PM #2
      What kind of idiot would pay extra for a tarted up, diesel chick-car.

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      10-12-2012 12:55 PM #3
      Quote Originally Posted by sandiegan View Post
      Title says it all
      Love it! My mom has a DSG Tdi sport package and the thing handles great. The Cup kicks it up one notch, right?

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      10-12-2012 12:56 PM #4
      Quote Originally Posted by Geesixty View Post
      What kind of idiot would pay extra for a tarted up, diesel chick-car.
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      10-12-2012 12:56 PM #5
      There are couple of these TDI Cup edition Jetta coming to the AutoX events around Chicagoland. They actually do pretty good! That low end torque comes really handy in AutoX.
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      Please consider your audience before saying something sensible. 80% of TCL drivers were actually banned from Formula 1 for being too fast.
      A turbocharger is a device in where exhaust gases go in, witchcraft happens, and then you go faster.

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      10-12-2012 01:12 PM #6
      Quote Originally Posted by vasillalov View Post
      There are couple of these TDI Cup edition Jetta coming to the AutoX events around Chicagoland. They actually do pretty good! That low end torque comes really handy in AutoX.
      I tracked mine this summer at the Golf R / R32 event at Summit Point (DC area). I was dumbfounded at how well it performed on the track... bone stock.

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      10-12-2012 01:15 PM #7
      Here is what I thought of them when they first came out.

      Quote Originally Posted by Geesixty View Post
      What kind of idiot would pay extra for a tarted up, diesel chick-car.
      The kind of idiot that, when they were new, wanted a sporty diesel. Back then (before the MKVI Golfs) this was the only way to get a factory sport suspension, GTI/GLI brakes, and sport seats on a TDI.

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      10-12-2012 01:19 PM #8
      Quote Originally Posted by SilverSLC View Post
      Here is what I thought of them when they first came out.



      The kind of idiot that, when they were new, wanted a sporty diesel. Back then (before the MKVI Golfs) this was the only way to get a factory sport suspension, GTI/GLI brakes, and sport seats on a TDI.

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      10-12-2012 01:20 PM #9
      Never was big on those front bumpers.

      Yes I know they sold some without that bumper, and yes I wouldn't mind owning one of those.
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      10-12-2012 01:52 PM #10
      Quote Originally Posted by SilverSLC View Post
      Here is what I thought of them when they first came out.



      The kind of idiot that, when they were new, wanted a sporty diesel. Back then (before the MKVI Golfs) this was the only way to get a factory sport suspension, GTI/GLI brakes, and sport seats on a TDI.

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      10-12-2012 01:54 PM #11
      Quote Originally Posted by zaYG View Post
      Never was big on those front bumpers.

      Yes I know they sold some without that bumper, and yes I wouldn't mind owning one of those.
      Agreed. I like the 2.0T TDI Golf that I owned.

    12. 10-12-2012 01:58 PM #12
      It was essentially a GLI with a TDI motor, what's not to like?

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      10-12-2012 02:02 PM #13
      Quote Originally Posted by Remedy View Post
      It was essentially a GLI with a TDI motor, what's not to like?
      Everything except that god awful front bumper.
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      10-12-2012 02:10 PM #14
      I wish they would have at least come with a tune or something to set it apart engine-performance wise from the standard diesels. The suspension and everything that was upgraded was great, but increase rev limiter or raise the boost... something
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    15. 10-12-2012 02:10 PM #15
      At first I thought you were talking about the daddy's spoiled little brat racing series where they race cup TDIs.

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      10-12-2012 02:15 PM #16
      I think they're very neat cars--even if they aren't worlds different than a regular Jetta tdi.

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      10-12-2012 02:17 PM #17
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      10-12-2012 02:21 PM #18
      Quote Originally Posted by ncsumecheng View Post
      At first I thought you were talking about the daddy's spoiled little brat racing series where they race cup TDIs.
      If that's what you think of that series, I think you've got a misapprehension there. I know a couple of guys who drove in it, and they're anything but "spoiled little brats." They're extremely hard working, focused people who put in a LOT of effort to get where they are.

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      10-12-2012 02:25 PM #20
      Quote Originally Posted by ATL_Av8r View Post
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      Because racecar?

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      10-12-2012 02:26 PM #21
      Quote Originally Posted by SilverSLC View Post
      If that's what you think of that series, I think you've got a misapprehension there. I know a couple of guys who drove in it, and they're anything but "spoiled little brats." They're extremely hard working, focused people who put in a LOT of effort to get where they are.

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      10-12-2012 02:30 PM #22
      Quote Originally Posted by Remedy View Post
      It was essentially a GLI with a TDI motor, what's not to like?
      Quote Originally Posted by Aonarch View Post
      Everything except that god awful front bumper.
      so the only thing you like about it is that awful front bumper?

      After seeing Mk2 GTD's in Germany when I was living there, I wonder why they only sold diesels in the base models here in the US
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      10-12-2012 02:36 PM #23
      Get rid of the stripe and paint the blacked out parts body color. Then I'd like it.

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      10-12-2012 02:51 PM #24
      Quote Originally Posted by EdRacer71 View Post
      After seeing Mk2 GTD's in Germany when I was living there, I wonder why they only sold diesels in the base models here in the US
      This. I was in Austria back in '94 and my jaw hit the ground when I saw a Mk2 GTD. At the time, I didn't know they had even existed (this was before the intarwebs, for you young folks), but swore I would own one the minute they came out in the US. Fast forward 16 years, and the TDI Cup Edition was offered here in the US and I pulled the trigger. Honestly, I would still rather have a GTD (I am partial to hatchbacks), but I applaud VWOA for offering a one-off sporty diesel, which ironically, wasn't made available to any other market outside of the US.

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      10-12-2012 02:56 PM #25
      Quote Originally Posted by Geesixty View Post
      This. I was in Austria back in '94 and my jaw hit the ground when I saw a Mk2 GTD. At the time, I didn't know they had even existed (this was before the intarwebs, for you young folks), but swore I would own one the minute they came out in the US. Fast forward 16 years, and the TDI Cup Edition was offered here in the US and I pulled the trigger. Honestly, I would still rather have a GTD (I am partial to hatchbacks), but I applaud VWOA for offering a one-off sporty diesel, which ironically, wasn't made available to any other market outside of the US.
      Do you ever wish it had moar power?

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      10-12-2012 02:59 PM #26
      Quote Originally Posted by SilverSLC View Post

      The kind of idiot that, when they were new, wanted a sporty diesel. Back then (before the MKVI Golfs) this was the only way to get a factory sport suspension, GTI/GLI brakes, and sport seats on a TDI.

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      10-12-2012 03:01 PM #27
      Quote Originally Posted by Geesixty View Post
      This. I was in Austria back in '94 and my jaw hit the ground when I saw a Mk2 GTD. At the time, I didn't know they had even existed (this was before the intarwebs, for you young folks), but swore I would own one the minute they came out in the US. Fast forward 16 years, and the TDI Cup Edition was offered here in the US and I pulled the trigger. Honestly, I would still rather have a GTD (I am partial to hatchbacks), but I applaud VWOA for offering a one-off sporty diesel, which ironically, wasn't made available to any other market outside of the US.
      What about that 2004 Jetta Sport TDI? Different?
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    28. 10-12-2012 03:10 PM #28
      Quote Originally Posted by Aonarch View Post
      Everything except that god awful front bumper.
      Well, the bumper was iconic to the cup series; (i actually like it, personally. It's different)




    29. 10-12-2012 03:14 PM #29
      I like it, including the bumper. I think it represents better in person than in pictures.

      I attended one of the TDI cup races at Lime Rock years ago. It was a blast to watch although a little strange because the cup cars were so quiet compared to the other races. If they crashed all you could hear was impact noise.

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      I would so buy one, especially with the prices of fuel going up.
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      10-12-2012 03:35 PM #32
      I really like the Thunder Bunny front end. And now with APR having an inexpensive tune for it, to 170 HP/297 TQ, I wish I had one. The only thing lacking is the GTI/R flat bottom steering wheel. They should have included that with the car. But it's a cool idea and kudos to VW for bringing it to market.

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      10-12-2012 03:36 PM #33
      Quote Originally Posted by sandiegan View Post
      Do you ever wish it had moar power?
      Absolutely! As is, it has great power / torque off the line, but the torque does not translate as well after third gear and the acceleration rate drops noticeably. At the track, I found myself repeatedly looking at the speedo on the longer straights to make sure it was still picking up speed, which it inevitably was, just not with the same zest as it was at the lower speeds.

      Quote Originally Posted by oh noes! cars! View Post
      What about that 2004 Jetta Sport TDI? Different?
      I'm not aware of a Jetta Sport TDI... are you asking about the MKIV Jetta TDI Wagon?

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      10-12-2012 03:45 PM #34
      Quote Originally Posted by chuckster1 View Post
      I really like the Thunder Bunny front end. And now with APR having an inexpensive tune for it, to 170 HP/297 TQ, I wish I had one. The only thing lacking is the GTI/R flat bottom steering wheel. They should have included that with the car. But it's a cool idea and kudos to VW for bringing it to market.
      I agree about the flat bottom steering wheel. The APR tune for the TDI is kind of a double edge sword. According to the APR guys I was talking to at the track event, the TDI tune yields a nice bump in power but may result in premature failure of the DPF, which can be a very costly repair.

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      10-12-2012 04:00 PM #35
      Quote Originally Posted by Geesixty View Post
      Absolutely! As is, it has great power / torque off the line, but the torque does not translate as well after third gear and the acceleration rate drops noticeably. At the track, I found myself repeatedly looking at the speedo on the longer straights to make sure it was still picking up speed, which it inevitably was, just not with the same zest as it was at the lower speeds.
      i drove the same TDI Cup that Tim drove & the underlined part is where i thought it fell flat on it's face...but i still loved it

      of course it didn't help that i was trying to keep up with a German spec TT-RS and a Sport quattro

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