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    Quote Originally Posted by crux View Post
    Anyone with an opinion on the passat wagon from a cyclist perspective?
    I have a Passat wagon


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    So who's stoked with the confirmation that US will finally see the MK7 GTD? I think I've found my new car next year after this current WRX wagon. I knew I wanted a GTI, but always lusted after the GTD. It's finally coming here. The new Golf Variant is also looking quite nice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eurospek View Post
    So who's stoked with the confirmation that US will finally see the MK7 GTD? I think I've found my new car next year after this current WRX wagon. I knew I wanted a GTI, but always lusted after the GTD. It's finally coming here. The new Golf Variant is also looking quite nice.
    I'm pretty sure it will be my next car.

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    It is almost too good to be true.

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    Quote Originally Posted by michaelscott View Post
    I'm pretty sure it will be my next car.

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    It is almost too good to be true.
    That is frickin hawt.

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    Here is a pic of my newest dd/bike/family hauler. 2010 Jetta TDI Sportwagen, with a 6 speed of course. I am going to be getting the windows tinted soon, change to a GTI grille, and eventually put some 18's on it at some point. I'm loving the 40 mpg also.

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    Help me out here, I see a huge following for the GTI, in many places, not just here, yet these are front-wheel-drive cars right? What's the big draw?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jayem View Post
    Help me out here, I see a huge following for the GTI, in many places, not just here, yet these are front-wheel-drive cars right? What's the big draw?
    Since the 2007 model came out (which is the sweet 2.0 Turbo charged 207hp/200torque, 6 speed engine) it has placed in Car and Driver's 10 best ever year.

    I test drove something like 20 cars back in 2006 and the GTI won by miles. It is fast and powerful, the hatchback let's it hold tons of gear, and the interior is crazy nice.

    At the time I had a $45,000 budget for a car. I drove the 3 series and still felt that the GTI was a superior car for less than half the money (I got my GTI completely stock for $21,000). The Subaru Sti was faster but the interior was terrible and it was almost $32,000 equipped like a stock GTI.

    GTI's have kind of climbed up in price since I bought mine. But ever since then- my friends seemed to have magically started to acquire them to the tune of 8. If I had to buy a car right now it would be another GTI; maybe a Tiguan since the engine is the same... but probably a GTI.

    Really looking forward to a GTD. If it has engine specs near what Europe has it is going to be crazy awesome.

    If you've never test drove one you should ASAP.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jayem View Post
    Help me out here, I see a huge following for the GTI, in many places, not just here, yet these are front-wheel-drive cars right? What's the big draw?
    Like MichaelScott says, it's an infinitely practical, sporty, handles great, and gets good mileage to boot. The interior is nice. The thing just feels really nice overall.... a driver's car.

    I had a MK3, and it was great for just throwing a bike in the back, front wheel off, and going somewhere. I even hauled 500 pounds of dirt in it once (in buckets).

    Yeah, FWD (one wheel drive) can be annoying at times off the line, but IMO FWD is more practical for a real world daily driver than RWD. RWD ultimately performs better for cornering and off the line in the dry, but it lacks something when the weather turns bad.
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    Just think... the only time a TDI wore a GTI badge was during the MK4 era....

    The 25AE GTI in europe was available in the 150 hp 1.9L PD ARL engine.... the only real difference was the rear valence.... where it did not have a exhaust cutout.

    I was at the NY Autoshow checking out the Golf 7... since there was a shorter line at the Golf vs GTI.... the interior is a huge step up compared to the MK6. The sunroof is misleading... it's not a panoramic sunroof.


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    Quote Originally Posted by pimpbot View Post
    Like MichaelScott says, it's an infinitely practical, sporty, handles great, and gets good mileage to boot. The interior is nice. The thing just feels really nice overall.... a driver's car.

    I had a MK3, and it was great for just throwing a bike in the back, front wheel off, and going somewhere. I even hauled 500 pounds of dirt in it once (in buckets).

    Yeah, FWD (one wheel drive) can be annoying at times off the line, but IMO FWD is more practical for a real world daily driver than RWD. RWD ultimately performs better for cornering and off the line in the dry, but it lacks something when the weather turns bad.
    Yeah, I'm just trying to understand. I'm going to get a winter car this summer (to prepare for winter, haha), but plenty of people do just fine with studded tires on their rear wheel drive BMW or whatever. I thought my WRX had gobs of space for cargo and that GTIs always looked very limited on the interior space. Sure, my rear seats were a joke, but the cargo area was pretty good and with the seats folded down I could haul tons of stuff, like my bike and my brother's entire drumset across california (haha). I've gotten the chance to drive plenty of BMWs, my brother's 3 series extensively. After driving those, my wrx, and plenty of other cars, I'm just skeptical the GTI handles that well, in fact i seem to recall it comparing poorly in shootout tests, but then maybe it's a lack of power compared to WRXs, MS3s, etc, but more power=more torque steer too. I wasn't just trying to center on GTIs though, just volkswagons in general. I know they share chassis with audis, and I might pick up an audi too, so I'm putting some feelers out.
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    Here's another shot of my mk6 that I took the day after installing DG springs. I can name off a few reasons why I went with this car over the other competitors, but I'll leave it at this: 24 city 33 highway

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    Quote Originally Posted by Naturally Aspirated View Post
    Here's another shot of my mk6 that I took the day after installing DG springs. I can name off a few reasons why I went with this car over the other competitors, but I'll leave it at this: 24 city 33 highway

    Great looking GTI. Love those wheels so much more than the swiss cheese "Detroit" ones that came stock on the mk6's

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    Quote Originally Posted by michaelscott View Post
    Great looking GTI. Love those wheels so much more than the swiss cheese "Detroit" ones that came stock on the mk6's
    Thanks! The Detroits remind me of hubcaps. Regardless, they are fugly!
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    '77 Loaf

    1977 VW Campmobile. 200 HP, 20 MPG, can do a wheelie, great offroad clearance, and I can take a nap in it....oh and it has a bottle opener on the rear bumper.

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    Quote Originally Posted by McLoafin View Post
    1977 VW Campmobile. 200 HP, 20 MPG, can do a wheelie, great offroad clearance, and I can take a nap in it....oh and it has a bottle opener on the rear bumper.

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    Quote Originally Posted by McLoafin View Post
    1977 VW Campmobile. 200 HP, 20 MPG, can do a wheelie, great offroad clearance, and I can take a nap in it....oh and it has a bottle opener on the rear bumper.

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    That's bad ass! I wanna see a picture or video of it doing a wheelie!

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    That van is awesome!

    I have an '03 GTI, chipped with sport springs and Bilstein shocks and other assorted stuff for the turbo. Its pretty fun. 200 hp and 245 torque at the wheels. More than enough to have fun in the city. I still get 23/30 mpg in it and my bike fits fine in the back with the front wheel off.

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    My 08 GTI with the typical mods and big brakes. Nothing fancy. I had a roof rack but flipped it when I got out of MTB'ing for a bit. I recently picked up a Thule 9003 Raceway Platform. It's pretty sturdy but has it's cons.


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    Here's my 2012 Jetta TDI 6MT with my bike on it. The rack has been on no less than 4 of my VWs so to say I'm a fan is an understatement. I'm also a moderator on VWVortex.


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    Quote Originally Posted by bvibert View Post
    That's bad ass! I wanna see a picture or video of it doing a wheelie!
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    Awesome!

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    Quote Originally Posted by McLoafin View Post
    That's great!

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    Quote Originally Posted by McLoafin View Post
    Aw, come on... at least embed it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by eurospek View Post
    So who's stoked with the confirmation that US will finally see the MK7 GTD? I think I've found my new car next year after this current WRX wagon. I knew I wanted a GTI, but always lusted after the GTD. It's finally coming here. The new Golf Variant is also looking quite nice.
    Cool but for now it seems to just be a "maybe" from VW. I'll believe it when I see one on the lot.
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    Got a Curt hitch installed on my MKV GTI this afternoon. It literally took 25 minutes to install the hitch with a helping hand. The 25 minutes included time to take some pics. I don't know why some people on other forums made it seem harder than it was to install it. They resorted to removing the rear bumper. Maybe it's a model year thing on the MKV. Mine is a 2008 and had no issues at all. The only "tricky" part was throwing a mounting bolt and retainer plate through a small hole and then fishing it back out. The hitch hardware included a wire which made it a really easy task. I think it honestly took less than 15 seconds or less to fish out the bolts back through the plate. The other two required bolts were already on the car from the factory.
    The only mod I had to do was throw a hose clamp around the exhaust hanger by the exhaust tips to lift it up a bit. It was resting right on the top of the hitch. The other small issue is that the hitch is pushing up against the valance. It's no biggie to me really.
    My 1Up comes in on Monday. Can't wait!!!






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    my 08 Passat, despite the instructions, required drilling 2 holes on the passenger side frame rail, which makes it a tad harder than your car.

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    The slammed GTi is no more.

    So i got this, mainly because of the siderails, but also because I love sportwagens: 2013 TDi jetta sportwagen Tempest blue

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    I like it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by crux View Post
    Anyone with an opinion on the passat wagon from a cyclist perspective?
    I had the old shape (2003) Passat, TDI euro spec. Bought it for about £3,500, so maybe $5,000. Best value car I have ever had, took a roof rack and a bike or two in the back no problem, very good mileage. My father in law has a new shape Passat, TDI, really likes it. He sold his 1 year old 320d to us and bought a used Passat as he didn't do enough miles to justify a newer car. Passat has a lot more space inside and is very practical. A lot of people have them in the UK.

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    Great Jetta! I love the color, love wagons, and am envious of that TDI mileage! Wish I could have gotten my XC70 with the TD they offer in Europe.
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    yo yo yo Vdub thread!!!!

    Long time Volkswagen owner here!
    Almost fifteen years of consecutive VW ownership and too many cars I've manage to lose count.
    I recently sold my project car - a MK5 2.5 turbo Rabbit - and I'm left with my long time daily GLI. *OE roof rack missing from photo
    No stance-bro here [I'm too old for that] but I need some nice wheels.


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    recent road trip w/2 bikes, mpg ranged from 22.5 to 24.5

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    Not quite sure how I missed this thread.

    In it's original state back in Hawaii:


    Little christmas lights. Favorite wheels:


    It's current state up in Big Bear:

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    ^I still like the Huffs.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zachariah View Post
    ^I still like the Huffs.....
    but the classic one piece look with the BBS CH is...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Island20v View Post
    Little christmas lights. Favorite wheels:
    Damn. Clean looking Veedub you got there. I love the wheels too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zachariah View Post
    ^I still like the Huffs.....
    They are actually detroits. Same thing for themost part.

    Quote Originally Posted by thatdrewguy View Post
    but the classic one piece look with the BBS CH is...
    Thanks. I love the current setup. Functional and still looks good. The Blitz 3-piece wheels were 18x8.5 and 18x9.5. Too much rubbing for me.

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    This is from when I had first got my '88, after my '82 got hit (background), the '88 now has 275k miles and still going strong. Good cars.




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    and without the roofrack


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    2012 VW Jetta SortWagen...2.5 S

    Basic but perfect!
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    Lake......

    Willoughby in the background.....great swimming spot with an occasional mermaid siting! Here is a VW Thing that is on one of my ride routes near home.
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    Good job!

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    and without the roofrack

    Man, that is clean! Love the classic lines of the 'Rocco, to me the best VW design ever. Glad to hear it is still running strong!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JeffSkisMontana View Post
    Basic but perfect!
    I have had that as a rental since July and really happy with the car.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JeffSkisMontana View Post
    Willoughby in the background.....great swimming spot with an occasional mermaid siting! Here is a VW Thing that is on one of my ride routes near home.
    That's a funny looking hood ornament!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimPacNW View Post
    This is from when I had first got my '88, after my '82 got hit (background), the '88 now has 275k miles and still going strong. Good cars.



    Swank! You got the Euro headlights, bumpers and grille. Did you upgrade it, or are you in Europe?

    I had a '79 for over a decade. I put 310k miles on that car, and it was still running strong when I sold it. It hardly ever needed anything done to it, although the first transmission failed soon after I got the car when it had 110k miles on it. I sold when the gas tank started leaking out the top a bit, and you could smell the gasoline in side the car if it was parked on a steep hill.

    Apparently, the '79 was the first year of the 5 speed, and the 5th gear wasn't supported by it's bearings well enough. It had a tendency to crack it's teeth. This was fixed in the 1980 and later transmissions.

    Also, congrats on being able to keep that black piano gloss clean. My GTi was impossible to keep nice, and eventually the clear coat failed because I polished it too much. Wups....

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    Quote Originally Posted by JeffSkisMontana View Post
    Basic but perfect!
    I've got 45k miles on my '11 Jetta 2.5 S Sportwagen. I love it. It hauls my bike gear in the summer and with snow tires it goes anywhere in the snow. Awesome car.
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    Quote Originally Posted by VTSession View Post
    I've got 45k miles on my '11 Jetta 2.5 S Sportwagen. I love it. It hauls my bike gear in the summer and with snow tires it goes anywhere in the snow. Awesome car.
    Yes....its like a snowmobile....have been running snows too....mounted on steel wheels and plastic hubcaps from the original equipment....
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    Quick question for you V-dub guys. I'm looking for a car that's easy on gas, but have mostly been looking at the Japanese cars. I've avoided VW's mainly because I've always heard they were tough to work on, and will cost you an arm and a leg if anything goes wrong. Have you all found this to be true? I hate to dismiss a good car based on hear-say.

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    Is there a independent German repair shop near you? If so, you should check their prices on VW oil changes and services. There isn't one near me and I have to take mine to the dealership. Granted, in 7 years I've never needed anything else other than oil changes, service, and the weird fuel pump failure (that fell under warranty) but each service costs me between $100-$200 for my GTI. Heard it was because it was a turbo.

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    Recent trip to Big Bear before the snow.


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    67 vw

    I mounted a fork mount on my luggage rack for my bike.
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    That is awesome karyg !

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    2012 Jetta Sportwagen TDI

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    My 2006 MKV GTI camping in Pisgah NF.

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    ill keep it in the family...

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    Quote Originally Posted by singlefin View Post
    '89 Vanagon Syncro...SVX powered.

    Nice!

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    We added a 2013 V6 Touareg last week to accompany our 2011 Jetta Sportwagen. It replaced a 2006 A4 2.0T 6 speed manual. The Audi was great but maintenance was getting expensive.

    I don't like SUV's but the Touereg blew me away the first time I drove it. It's fast, torquey and is actually fun to drive. There'll will a be a bike rack come spring but for now it's the perfect 280 hp, 5000 lb ski car.

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    I can't believe nobody else has a Eurovan. Unfortunately I don't have a pic with bikes loaded but here it is anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by michaelscott View Post
    Is there a independent German repair shop near you? If so, you should check their prices on VW oil changes and services. There isn't one near me and I have to take mine to the dealership. Granted, in 7 years I've never needed anything else other than oil changes, service, and the weird fuel pump failure (that fell under warranty) but each service costs me between $100-$200 for my GTI. Heard it was because it was a turbo.
    My local independent guy charges me $85 for the oil change (2002 and 1999 Audi A4 1.8t... pretty much the same stuff as VW) for Mobil1 Euro synthetic, drain plug and OEM filter. I saw the new Audis have the oil filter up on top where you can just grab it and spin it off by hand without removing the coolant tank... not that the coolant tank is hard to remove... just two torx screws, up and out of the way. He also inspects a whole bunch of potential trouble spots... like valve cover gasket, seals, loose ball joints, etc.

    VW/Audi has also tried to reduce their regular maintenance in more recent cars. They dropped the timing belt (a $1200 job on my A4 since they change out the water pump and tensioners at the same time) in favor of a lifetime no-maintenance timing chain. Reliability has greatly improved in the last 5 years.

    Quote Originally Posted by VTSession View Post
    We added a 2013 V6 Touareg last week to accompany our 2011 Jetta Sportwagen. It replaced a 2006 A4 2.0T 6 speed manual. The Audi was great but maintenance was getting expensive.

    I don't like SUV's but the Touereg blew me away the first time I drove it. It's fast, torquey and is actually fun to drive. There'll will a be a bike rack come spring but for now it's the perfect 280 hp, 5000 lb ski car.

    Nice!

    Yeah, and it's actually pretty decent off road. I saw a Youtube vid where they were doing some of the Moab jeep trails in one of those things, and it was actually hacking it pretty well, considering it's a unibody street SUV.

    I keep thinking that VW is missing a market here. Imagine if they had the Touareg with a Westfalia style camper/outdoor package option... like an ECamper for the Honda Element. I mean, they aren't bringing in any Transporter Westys, (and I can see why... there's no way they could get $75k for one of those with the exchange rate). It would probably only sleep two, but that's better than none.

    Heh... actually the last few years when I go on camping weekends (like Sea Otter) I put all of my gear in a roof box and sleep in the back of my wife's A4 wagon. It's a bit cramped, but it beats pitching a tent in a gravel parking lot. I'm a side sleeper anyway, so I don't need a 2 meter long bed. Plus, it muffles my broken chainsaw snoring from my camp mates.

    Quote Originally Posted by VTSession View Post
    We added a 2013 V6 Touareg last week to accompany our 2011 Jetta Sportwagen. It replaced a 2006 A4 2.0T 6 speed manual. The Audi was great but maintenance was getting expensive.

    I don't like SUV's but the Touereg blew me away the first time I drove it. It's fast, torquey and is actually fun to drive. There'll will a be a bike rack come spring but for now it's the perfect 280 hp, 5000 lb ski car.

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    Also, nice!

    I see non-Westy high mileage Eurovans on Craigslist all the time for like around $6k, and occasionally after a few drinks I think of getting one to use for camping. Reality of it is, I wouldn't want to drive it for the other 360 days a year when I didn't need it, and my wife flat out told me that she wouldn't be caught dead driving a minivan. So, it would basically sit all the time. I do dream about it from time to time, tho.

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    Bug with a Bike

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    Also, nice!

    I see non-Westy high mileage Eurovans on Craigslist all the time for like around $6k, and occasionally after a few drinks I think of getting one to use for camping. Reality of it is, I wouldn't want to drive it for the other 360 days a year when I didn't need it, and my wife flat out told me that she wouldn't be caught dead driving a minivan. So, it would basically sit all the time. I do dream about it from time to time, tho.[/QUOTE]


    Thanks, this one has 189k on it and still going strong. My wife said the same thing but we need seating for seven and we did not want a Chevy Subdivision. After she drove the Euro she was sold. We actually own two of them now, hers is silver with a little sportier look to it.

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    '13 Beetle & '12 GF Rumblefish in a 1UP USA rack
    Hmm...looks like Ft. Sill...
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    Re: yo yo yo Vdub thread!!!!

    Damn guys this thread blew up big haha awesome Vdubs all around anyways I thought of update everyone on my GTI and my bikes here they are the örngcrüsh GTI 2001 12v VR6 5spd

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    Quote Originally Posted by Island20v View Post

    Last ride with the GTI before I traded it in. Now to figure out a hitch mount for my new Forester XT.
    Curious to hear your comparison between the two. Personally I can't wait to get rid of my WRX for a JSW TDi.

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    We've been looking for a new car, and while the Forester XT comes near the top of the list, the seats are nowhere near the comfort of the Tiguan or JSW. A JSW 4Mo Tdi is all I ask.

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    Quote Originally Posted by deuxdiesel View Post
    We've been looking for a new car, and while the Forester XT comes near the top of the list, the seats are nowhere near the comfort of the Tiguan or JSW. A JSW 4Mo Tdi is all I ask.
    Yeah, a 4Motion TDI anything I would jump on myself. I could totally go for a Jetta Sportwagen if it had AWD and the 2.0t gas engine, or the TDI. Too bad the 5cyl was kind of a letdown in fuel efficiency. The JSW actually bigger inside than my current B5 A4 Avant... plus that double huge sunroof is swank. I don't need a lot of power. I just wish it wasn't one wheel drive. IIRC, they have a Golf Kombi 4Motion in Europe (which is basically the same chassis, if not the same car). The Jetta Sedan here is basically not the same chassis as the JSW, as our Jetta Sedan is a North America only version.

    I'm hoping Audi brings over an A4 TDI Quattro 6MT Avant soon, so I can afford to buy it in 6 years when it depreciates to my pay grade. It won't happen, tho.
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    I'm glad to see the dub community is alive and kicking in the mountain bike world!

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    yo yo yo Vdub thread!!!!

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    yo yo yo Vdub thread!!!!

    I had a Draw-Tite hitch installed on my '12 Jetta today, and it doesn't look right. It seems like it should be a little tighter to the bumper. Anyone who has a hitch on a MKVI Jetta, is that what yours looks like?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tednugent View Post
    I have a Passat wagon

    My idea of the perfect car at this point in my life is a TDI Passat wagon. Frustrates the hell out of me that I can't get one in the States.

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    Re: yo yo yo Vdub thread!!!!

    My gf's jetta 2.5 gets over 30mpg.. I was really surprised. We were averaging mid 30s driving to Florida. I had to do the math over.. I thought I messed up lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by ltspd1 View Post
    My idea of the perfect car at this point in my life is a TDI Passat wagon. Frustrates the hell out of me that I can't get one in the States.

    You can't? I see them all over the place in the SF Bay Area. I think they don't have new Passat TDIs with manual anymore, tho. I could be wrong.


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    Ooooh. I see what you mean. I guess they no longer have a Passat Wagon new in this country. Dang.... It probably has something to do with the MK7 Passats being a North America only model, made here in the states. The Passat used to be an import model from Germany, like the Jetta Sportwagen. Notice the Jetta Sportwagen looks nothing like the regular Jetta here. That is because the Jetta here is a NA only version, and the Jetta Sportwagen is actually a euro Golf wagon.

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    One of several Vdubs I've had...probably my favorite...


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    ^^^nice mk2! i definitely miss my aba mk2.
    here's a couple of my mk5.

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    I found my next car.

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    Quote Originally Posted by askibum02 View Post
    I found my next car.

    VW Will Bring An AWD Manual Diesel Wagon To America


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    I love tdis and all but that is going to be the most boring car to drive. The dsg is the only thing that helps the fwd tdis "keep up". Now they are going to give it awd? That's about like getting excited to drive a crosstek, forester, or outback with the 2.5.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Impulse922 View Post
    I love tdis and all but that is going to be the most boring car to drive. The dsg is the only thing that helps the fwd tdis "keep up". Now they are going to give it awd? That's about like getting excited to drive a crosstek, forester, or outback with the 2.5.
    Wow, I hope this is true... getting the Golf Kombi TDI-AWD!

    Why would AWD make the car more boring to drive? You like burning rubber, or something?

    I have quattro A4s, and they're a blast to drive. The quattro A4 is the same as the FWD A4 apart from off the line traction. EPA Gas mileage is 1 MPG worse, but not noticeable in the real world. Quattro only adds 150 pounds to the car for all of that extra rear wheel drive gear and center diff. I'll bet the Golf Wagon AWD is going to be Haldex clutch based, so it will add even less weight.

    The only reason DSG is slightly faster 0-60 than a manual is that it can shift gears in like 0.1 seconds, where a human is at least half a second.

    Oh man, I would totally plunk down for a car payment for an AWD TDI Manual... pretty much anything.

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    Yeah I don't get how fwd is less boring than awd. If never buy a car without a manual, so dsg means nothing to me. I've driven the older mk4 tdi and it's a fun car, fwd kinda limited it if you ask me. My gf has a Jetta and I literally have to pull it out of the parking lot if it snows over 6 inches. With my a4. Which car is more fun? The a4.

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    Never really debated the fun of a fwd, just don't see how awd in a car with 150hp and an engine with a revband like a school bus is mildly entertaining in manual form. I reckon its the manual i don't understand more so than the awd.

    No doubt it will be a fantastic car, but i just don't see the masses buying into it enough to keep it around for any amount of time. I personally drive a manual, but the dsg just *works* with the 2.0L tdi and its short comings.

    And then there is vw is claiming 39mpg in the new gasser form which will not only remove the distant, yet catastrophic hpfp failures in the diesel, but no forecast of problematic DPFs in the 100k+ mile maintenance fund. Then there is the fact that gassers are still cleaner burning and diesel is more expensive than premium fuel.

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    For me I snowboard so I want awd, and as for the gas vs diesel, I prefer diesel. I was reading that the vw tdi puts out the same as the prius. I've owned numerous vw and audi cars, but i don't know what those letters mean. I have however driven a tdi with no major work done and 400k miles on it. As for the gas, I'm really doubting they make it to 150k these days. Mine has 135 and runs great, but its the old 12v 2.8 so that's expected. If I wanted fast I'd get an s4. But I want longevity, awd, manual, and great mpg. I'm excited for the golf r. Hopefully that comes in tdi.

    I had an 82 Mercedes Diesel, before the turbo. 0-60 in maybe 45 seconds. That car wasn't fun... Ran on heating oil back when it was 2 bucks a gallon and got 35mpg so I couldn't complain,

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    Quote Originally Posted by Impulse922 View Post
    Never really debated the fun of a fwd, just don't see how awd in a car with 150hp and an engine with a revband like a school bus is mildly entertaining in manual form. I reckon its the manual i don't understand more so than the awd.

    No doubt it will be a fantastic car, but i just don't see the masses buying into it enough to keep it around for any amount of time. I personally drive a manual, but the dsg just *works* with the 2.0L tdi and its short comings.

    And then there is vw is claiming 39mpg in the new gasser form which will not only remove the distant, yet catastrophic hpfp failures in the diesel, but no forecast of problematic DPFs in the 100k+ mile maintenance fund. Then there is the fact that gassers are still cleaner burning and diesel is more expensive than premium fuel.
    It ain't the 150 horsepower... which is the same as my wife's '99 1.8 turbo A4 Avant with a 5 speed manual (and still pretty dang peppy, at that) with 192k miles on it. It's not the 150 HP that is the entire picture, it's the axle shearing 265 ft/lbs of torque available all the way down to 2000 RPM. No, you're not going to win any drag races at freeway speeds, but you might off the line up to 30 MPH. It's going to be zippy as heck around town.

    I read more about the Golf Sportwagen. It's still in concept car stage. VW made a lot of concept cars that didn't actually make it to the public. When they arrive in showrooms, then I'll believe it. I personally don't think we have enough people who will want to buy an AWD TDI Wagon in this country to justify production. The fanboys and fangirls will buy them, but those numbers aren't that huge.

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    BTW, is the 6th gen 2006-2010-ish Passat Wagon (like the one in post #401) available in a stick? I was starting to look for one and have not found a single manual transmission 6G Passat wagon. As I said, my wife's A4 is up to 192k miles, and the interior is pretty ratty, seats are uncomfy, somebody dented the driver's front and rear door and took off, it needs another timing belt job and tires soon, might need a new propeller shaft (which is like $650 for just the part)... I'm just wondering how much money is worthwhile to dump into that (what is now worth probably $2k at best) car, or should I just replace it with a slightly newer car?

    I can't seem to find any reference one way or another on this.

    *edit*

    Okay, I found a reference that there was no 2006 model. 2007 and 2008 had a stick option, but not 2009.

    I just have to keep my eyes peeled, I guess.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Impulse922 View Post
    I love tdis and all but that is going to be the most boring car to drive. The dsg is the only thing that helps the fwd tdis "keep up". Now they are going to give it awd? That's about like getting excited to drive a crosstek, forester, or outback with the 2.5.
    Bah

    I had a 02 TDI with only 90 hp....It was fun to drive... But you can't drive it like a gasser.

    It was more fun when I had the injector nozzles upgraded, custom ECU tune & bigger turbo.

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    Just got base bars for the CC I bought in Jan.




    Unlike the bars for my GLI, which had a thule fairing bolted through the bottom. The CC bars are quite different. It has what looks to be a chrome steel tube in a channel along with some plastic inserts and wind deflectors along the bottom. No place to drill to mount the fairing.

    Guess I will sell the fairing with the MKV bars and not worry about it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OilburnerDe View Post
    Coils are in the trunk waiting to go on..
    Rookie, air is the new coils.😉

    Looks good, I had a CC for a loaner a couple months ago and I really liked it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by askibum02 View Post
    Rookie, air is the new coils.
    Ha

    Not for this guy. I meant coils as in coil springs.

    This car had HR Coil overs on it since the day the PO took delivery. I tried to buy the coils with the car along with the sway bars and other things he took off. But couldn't make the deal. So I bought it with 33K miles on it and a fresh suspension. Traded an 06 GLI with stock suspension on it.

    I also have a 90 Corrado lowered on Koni Yellows (owned a Corrado for 24 yrs now) and a b4 TDI on Bilstiens.

    I like the nice plush ride, although the 19's on the CC have gotten beat up since I bought it thanks to road conditions.

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    Air ride is so lame. If it looks different while it's riding what's the point in spending all that money for bags

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    Quote Originally Posted by askibum02 View Post
    Rookie, air is the new coils.

    Looks good, I had a CC for a loaner a couple months ago and I really liked it.
    Static ride is the way to go, air is too temperamental I know a guy who has air ride and during all of the snow and stuff in north Carolina he went through 4 management systems in under a month because they kept breaking cause of the cold.

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    does anyone know if the thule fork mount carrier (like prologue) work w/ oem base bars? I have the vw bike carrier and have to always let almost all the air out of my front tire for it to fit. figure ill get a fork mount attachment instead

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    demand TT-RS..... wait wrong forum.

    yes, with the Xadapt9 kit

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    Quote Originally Posted by absoluteczech View Post
    does anyone know if the thule fork mount carrier (like prologue) work w/ oem base bars? I have the vw bike carrier and have to always let almost all the air out of my front tire for it to fit. figure ill get a fork mount attachment instead
    I switched to the Thule fork mount on my OEM Votex bars for my MK4 and MK6 with no issues. That would apply with the MK5 as well. The baracuda was a great piece but it was annoying having to let out air all the time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Island20v View Post
    I switched to the Thule fork mount on my OEM Votex bars for my MK4 and MK6 with no issues. That would apply with the MK5 as well. The baracuda was a great piece but it was annoying having to let out air all the time.
    do you still have yours for sale?

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    My brother had a '78 Beetle, my parents had a Beetle or two back in the day, even my gf had a TDI Jetta, but this is my first VW.

    LOVING it so far.


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    Quote Originally Posted by absoluteczech View Post
    do you still have yours for sale?
    No, I was able to finally get rid of it all within the last couple months. Sorry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by absoluteczech View Post
    does anyone know if the thule fork mount carrier (like prologue) work w/ oem base bars? I have the vw bike carrier and have to always let almost all the air out of my front tire for it to fit. figure ill get a fork mount attachment instead
    My factory Audi bars (made by Thule) have a slot in the top that is filled in by a removable rubber bumper strip. You slide out the strip and you just get the inverted T-bolts (they look like an M6 bolt welded to a 3/4" or so square plate) from Thule in one of their kits and you can bolt anything to them. IIRC, the kit I got was like $12, but I forgot which one it was. I just looked through the stuff at REi until I found one with a handful of T-nuts. It may have been a fairing hardware kit, but it was years ago.

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    pimpbot yea thanks i think its called the xadapter 9 kit

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    yo yo yo Vdub thread!!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by absoluteczech View Post
    pimpbot yea thanks i think its called the xadapter 9 kit
    I could of sworn I said that last week

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    yo yo yo Vdub thread!!!!

    I traded my '12 TDI sedan in for a '14 TDI SportWagen last week. I didn't plan on trading my car in, but an opportunity presented itself and I came out smelling like roses. I'm getting the hitch for my 1up installed this week, but I'm not sure if I will put my Yakima roof rack on too. The new towers for my roof rails are quite a bit more expensive than it would be for just new clips if I had gotten another sedan.


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    2011 TDI. I desperately need a bike tray for that rack.
    Craigslist!

    Nice Sportwagen! Er, or Passat Kombi er, Golf Kombi? I noticed the Euro plate. I'm seriously looking at the Sportwagen myself. TDI with a 6 speed manual would rawk, apart from the one wheel drive.

    It seems all of the Manual Transmission Sportwagens in this country don't have the killer panoramic sunroof, tho. What's up with that?

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    Becasue its a 2,000 option and people that want manuals are "frugal" LOL. I drive alot and I like the DSG. No more manuals for me.

    The HID's throw it off huh?

    Its a US sportwagen retrofitted with grey market parts, like the headlights, fogs, etc. Its also debadged, which confuses people. Technically I rebuilt it into a Golf Estate. Which is what it is anyway.


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    Craigslist!

    Nice Sportwagen! Er, or Passat Kombi er, Golf Kombi? I noticed the Euro plate. I'm seriously looking at the Sportwagen myself. TDI with a 6 speed manual would rawk, apart from the one wheel drive.

    It seems all of the Manual Transmission Sportwagens in this country don't have the killer panoramic sunroof, tho. What's up with that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Borsig View Post
    Becasue its a 2,000 option and people that want manuals are "frugal" LOL. I drive alot and I like the DSG. No more manuals for me.

    The HID's throw it off huh?

    Its a US sportwagen retrofitted with grey market parts, like the headlights, fogs, etc. Its also debadged, which confuses people. Technically I rebuilt it into a Golf Estate. Which is what it is anyway.
    You can't get a "poverty" spec TDI anymore since the MK4


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    Golf sportwagen, Jetta sportwagen.... It's just a name

    Also...unlike the MK4, there were visual differences between a Golf variant and Jetta/Bora variant.... Namely the front end and tail lights

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    Quote Originally Posted by askibum02 View Post
    I traded my '12 TDI sedan in for a '14 TDI SportWagen last week. I didn't plan on trading my car in, but an opportunity presented itself and I came out smelling like roses. I'm getting the hitch for my 1up installed this week, but I'm not sure if I will put my Yakima roof rack on too. The new towers for my roof rails are quite a bit more expensive than it would be for just new clips if I had gotten another sedan.

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    Nice JSW. While shopping for a Subaru Forester, happened to come across the JSW. 95% of my driving only requires 2WD. I'm inclined to see if a 4motion TDI 6-sp ever comes to the US or if I can make do with snow cables for trips to the ski resorts. 42+ MPG and 700+mile range is awfully tempting...

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    The jetta sport wagon is supposed to come with awd and diesel. I'm waiting on that. If that comes out maybe they will make a golf awd diesel. That's what I really want. They already made the golf awd now so, I assume they can throw a tdi into it. We'll see.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ou2mame View Post
    The jetta sport wagon is supposed to come with awd and diesel. I'm waiting on that. If that comes out maybe they will make a golf awd diesel. That's what I really want. They already made the golf awd now so, I assume they can throw a tdi into it. We'll see.

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    They already are and have been. The jetta/golf are on the a3 line and the passat is on the a4 line

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    Quote Originally Posted by ou2mame View Post
    They already are and have been. The jetta/golf are on the a3 line and the passat is on the a4 line

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    Only the B5/5,5 Passat was based on a Audi A4 platform

    Since then, it is based on the PQ35 (mkv golf) chassis

    The new wagon is on the MQB architecture


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    Quote Originally Posted by ou2mame View Post
    The jetta sport wagon is supposed to come with awd and diesel. I'm waiting on that. If that comes out maybe they will make a golf awd diesel. That's what I really want. They already made the golf awd now so, I assume they can throw a tdi into it. We'll see.

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    2006 GLI, have had it since 2008 with mild mods done, nothing too crazy. Currently at 130k with no major failures and still running strong. Gonna be keeping this one for a good while.

    Recently picked up a Kuat Trio for the roof rack. Really slick bar being able to do 9, 15 and 20mm forks.

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    Guess I should have posted mine too. Considering a roof rack.

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    VW Golf MK4 with VW OEM racks and Thule Sidearms. All packed up for a camping/biking excursion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by moefosho View Post
    VW Golf MK4 with VW OEM racks and Thule Sidearms. All packed up for a camping/biking excursion.
    How do you like the Sidearms with the VW oem racks? I have thule bigmouth racks on the vw bars on my mk4 and it sways alot. I was thinking of upgrading to the sidearms which hopefully don't sway nearly as much.

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    They seem very solid. I think having 2 clamps at the front of the sidearm gives it great stability. I took it up to 90mph on the highway, I drove up curvy mountain roads, and I drove up a bumpy dirt road without issues.

    Also, 30 seconds to mount and dismount bikes is awesome.

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    Nice! I have even more incentive to get one now... my wife just bought a GT with iDrive and because of the high top tube it doesn't fit in the Big Mouth. Now I have even more of a solid reason to upgrade. Oh darn.

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    Looking at picking up a "new" car.

    Thoughts on a 2008 Golf? No details on the mileage or anything yet, this information is coming from a friend of a friend...

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    Depends on the car, price.. Miles? Stick? Diesel?? We have an 08 jetta and its fun to drive. I'm so glad they went to 5x112 bolt pattern so I can use my a6 wheels with snow tires that I had on my a4 before I got passat steelies for cheap.

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    One of the lingering problems we have with the jetta is the subframe frame moves around because they used stretch bolts, so I bought some a4 bolts to torque it down so it doesn't click around as I shift into 2nd. That and the secondary cooling fan.. Not a big deal really.. Otherwise the car has been great. I'm sure the golf is pretty much the same.

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    All I know at this point is that it is a 2008 Golf, 5 speed manual and I would assume it isn't diesel.

    Not sure on the miles yet, the guy is away on a trip at the moment so communication is not happening. He is selling it for $2500, which honestly sounds pretty cheap given my brief ten minute research. If I understand correctly, it sounds like this is his secondary car which isn't used much. Has to get rid of it because of a lack of parking space.

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    Even if it's not running that's till a good deal

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    Love the 67's with all their 67-only parts! I miss my a/c VW's, but no room in my life for one right now. I keep driving by this '66 rag though......

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    yo yo yo Vdub thread!!!!-image.jpgyo yo yo Vdub thread!!!!-image.jpg

    I just finished building these 2 recently. Not bike haulers but I'm
    Building my 74 thing to be the perfect trail hunter. I'll post pics soon.
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    Oh man those are so sexy. Really love the brown one. Do you just do them as a hobby or do you have a business?

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    thanks!
    it's just a hobby but I did sell the 52 recently and the 53 rag (green one) will probably be moving on pretty quickly. the Thing will be more of a daily driver for hauling my MTB and I'm sure i'll start another full build soon. always open to build cars for people though as I love the build more than the drive!

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    Gotta post mine up! 2005 Jetta GLI w/ 175,000 miles. No rebuilds, factory turbo, no leaks, doesn't use any oil, and spikes at about 22psi. Front Mount Intercooler, Revo Stage 2+ tune, 3" catless downpipe, turbo inlet pipe, Forge Diverter Valve, etc. etc..Not near as quick as some other cars that I've owned, but this car has by far been my favorite so far. Quick enough to have a little fun on the street but nothing too crazy, and it's extremely practical!




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    My '10 Jetta Sportwagen TDI with the new Farley 6. Sorry...I was concentrating on the new bike, not the car!




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    I just finished building these 2 recently. Not bike haulers but I'm
    Building my 74 thing to be the perfect trail hunter. I'll post pics soon.
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    Bubbles out of curiosity how much do they sell for? Awesome builds.

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    I just finished building these 2 recently. Not bike haulers but I'm
    Building my 74 thing to be the perfect trail hunter. I'll post pics soon.
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    Man, those are beautiful cars!

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    VW Golf R Estate revealed: Full details and launch date | Auto Express

    Worth checking out the above. Looks like the business.

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    Yeah it sure looks badazz. Wish there was a US release date, and it didn't cost $38,000 +.

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    Maybe you guys can help me.. I've got a 96 a4 with major issues. I can't connect to vagcom. I could up until I did the heater core. Had to rip the dash, and now the airbag light is on and I can't connect to vag or obd2. I've disconnected both airbag modules, abs, cluster, radio, climate control... And nothing will connect. Any ideas?

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    yo yo yo Vdub thread!!!!

    2007 Rabbit with 270000km on it. Thule aero black with rockymount euro pitch bike rack.

    Volkswagen all the way. Next one is gona be a 2016 golf R bleu




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    I have had a few different VW's but this one was the closest to my heart. I was the second owner of it and it had 100k on it when I got it. Wish that I still had it
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yougi View Post
    2007 Rabbit with 270000km on it. Thule aero black with rockymount euro pitch bike rack.

    Volkswagen all the way. Next one is gona be a 2016 golf R bleu
    Nice to see another high mileage Rabbit! My 07 just rolled 137k miles this week. Updated pic just after its annual detailing (roof rack temporarily removed):

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    Quote Originally Posted by CDK View Post
    I have had a few different VW's but this one was the closest to my heart. I was the second owner of it and it had 100k on it when I got it. Wish that I still had it
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    I had one also. It was a love hate thing. In the end I sold it for a S4 Avant.

    Here is mine. Some days I do miss it.
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    Oh damn is that one in that really nice burgundy color? I also had a '92 in a rad plum/burgundy color that I just never finished and sold it with a spiffy rebuilt motor in a crate

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    I cant find any pics of it done but this is the '92 monty green i built with a 2.0 16v block and 1.8 16v head. The only thing I think that I had done to it in this pic is the euro spec quads and french fogs. after the winter was when it was done.
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    I'll trade a 96 a4 for a Corrado lol

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    My new 2014 GLI with the rack. No pictures with the new mountain bike yet.
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    New (to me) A4 Avant

    Sadly, my B6 A4 blue sedan got accordioned. My soon-to-be-ex-wife (not the reason for the soon to be) was driving the kids to the beach in my car while I borrowed her 99 Avant, and somebody rear ended her, pushing her into the car in front of her. Front end damage, rear end damage, nobody hurt thank goodness. My bike rack was in the trunk, and it pushed through the back seat, hitting my kid's rocket chair. He had his bell rung a bit, but he was fine... scared and crying but okay.

    So, car was totaled out. Truth be told, I was considering selling it for a wagon anyway, so I wouldn't have to borrow the stb-ex-wife's car when I went camping, or to Sea Otter, or wherever.

    I took the fat insurance settlement and ended up buying a B7 Avant with a 6 speed manual. I love this car. It was super hard to find. I only found two for sale on the West Coast, and the other was in Seattle.

    First rub was that I had a locksmith make and program a spare key for me, and he ended up bricking my car computer. $2500 later (repair, rental car for a week), I'm back on the road, and the locksmith is refusing to pay it. I have to take him to small claims court over it. Bastid.

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    So far, the only mods have been to add an iPhone interface with bluetooth, and a phone holder. The roof racks were Rola universal roof racks I got off Amazon.com for half the price Thule racks go for.... and I can move them to any car with factory roof rails. The Thule ones are certainly nicer, but not twice-the-price nicer. I also added the DIS wiper stalk to get the added trip computer functions. I wish this car had the winter package, but I'm not complaining too much. Soon, I'm going to chip it and maybe get some factory replica S4 wheels. The suspension is a bit soft, too. I might need to upgrade that.

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    Here is my sons 84 GTI. Found it sitting for 10 years in a garage luckily



    Here is my 06 GTI. Just has a blow off valve and a thunder bunny rear bumper.


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    Quote Originally Posted by gearhead94 View Post
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    Here is my 06 GTI. Just has a blow off valve and a thunder bunny rear bumper.

    Nice! Back when those came out in the 80s, my dad, aunt, uncle, and grandfather all had one at the same time. Sadly they all sold them though
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    Quote Originally Posted by vdubz View Post
    the R is filthy. This winter has not been nice to her.


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    So a fatty fits up top with that Thule? My Yakima HIgh roller can almost fit my front wheel

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    have had a few GTIs, picked this up last year got a Thule roof rack too, I'm sure that'll come in handy with my roadie this spring and when the mtb gets ordered
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    I just got a 2011 jetta sportwagon TDI. I will pick it up tomorrow after work. I'm really excited about it. I will post some pics as soon as I can.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rovert86 View Post
    have had a few GTIs, picked this up last year got a Thule roof rack too, I'm sure that'll come in handy with my roadie this spring and when the mtb gets ordered
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    this is an .:R32 golf i have had a 1.8t GTI and mkV GTI too. had a BMW 525 TDS before them, bought that from a couple that moved to NY from Poland and brought it with them. the TDS was for Turbo Diesel Saloon. that car was sweet.

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    got the wagon not too long ago. loving the amount of space.

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    that looks awesome. LM's always look great

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    Had it for 6 years and 100k. Nothing beats that VR6 sound.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Millerlite3421 View Post
    Nothing beats that VR6 sound.
    Ain't that the truth. We traded our MKIV 24v GLI for a MKV GLI and there is no comparison in the way the engine sounds. The VR6 wins hands down.
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    this is an .:R32 golf i have had a 1.8t GTI and mkV GTI too. had a BMW 525 TDS before them, bought that from a couple that moved to NY from Poland and brought it with them. the TDS was for Turbo Diesel Saloon. that car was sweet.
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    My mistake. "I have always loved Silver .:R32's as much as Silver GTIs."

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    Good call on those Audi UltraSport 18x8s!
    Thanks. Love those wheels. They're off an Audi TT ALMS edition. Same wheel as the ultrasports but in 5x100 so no adapters needed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zac808 View Post
    How do you like the gli? Its on my list this year.
    I'm loving it. Just the right combo of looks/performance/price. It's very spacious for a smallish car too. I was leaning towards a Passat until I sat in the Jetta and checked out the trunk.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zachariah View Post
    Good call on those Audi UltraSport 18x8s!
    Second that. Sexy, sporty without looking wannabe ricer racerboy. Bonus points for not painting them flat black. I always thought flat black rims were fugly.

    Looks factory OEM Plus, like a VW/Audi designer did it proper.

    I got 17s on my Avant. You might be motivating me to go for 18 Ultrasports. I dunno... I'd rather spend my money on bike parts... or travel... but, tempting!

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    Some nice VW's in here! Struggling on what to do with mine for bike carrying. Most racks for the roof hang over far enough that you end up overlapping the moonroof and I don't really want to add a hitch since the car is lowered.

    Strapped truck mounts are out of the question for me.

    Good thing is, with the CC, the truck is GIGANTIC!
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    Posted this in the Wagon thread too. 11' Sportwagen TDI doing work!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ska View Post
    Some nice VW's in here! Struggling on what to do with mine for bike carrying. Most racks for the roof hang over far enough that you end up overlapping the moonroof and I don't really want to add a hitch since the car is lowered.

    Strapped truck mounts are out of the question for me.

    Good thing is, with the CC, the truck is GIGANTIC!
    Nice!

    So, how Gigantic is that trunk? Like.... can it fit a hardtail 29er with the wheels off, saddle off kinda big?

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    My 29er hartail fit in my rabbit. Even with my rear wheel on.

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    Don't think I threw up a pic of the '13 T-Reg yet. Here she is loaded with my 29er and my wife's hybrid:

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    Well last night it was time to trade in my faithful 2011 Jetta Sportwagen for a 2015 GTI 4 door S. Black with a 6 speed manual. I'm very stoked in this car. More pics to come when the roof rack goes for bikes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VTSession View Post
    Well last night it was time to trade in my faithful 2011 Jetta Sportwagen for a 2015 GTI 4 door S. Black with a 6 speed manual. I'm very stoked in this car. More pics to come when the roof rack goes for bikes.

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    Sweet!

    Oh, looks like the Golf Wagon is going to have a sporty version next year... GTi style! I'm looking forward to that.

    My next car might very well be a 4 door GTi. I like my A4 wagon, but it just feels so dang big, and I rarely need that much room. The other day I backed it into a garage door at my apartment. My rack digned the door a bit. Landlady says it was cool, but it's just a sign that maybe I need to reduce.

    When I had my MK3 GTi I never really wished for more room... except when trying to sleep in it at Sea Otter. Between a hitch rack and roof racks (for a roof box) I think I'll have plenty of space. I still need the 4 doors for kids. My 2 door GTi kinda sucked when putting kids in the back seat. It would be a step back to go from AWD to one wheel drive, but oh well....

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    Quote Originally Posted by pimpbot View Post
    Nice!

    So, how Gigantic is that trunk? Like.... can it fit a hardtail 29er with the wheels off, saddle off kinda big?
    I honestly believe I could fit my 29er in there with saddle lowered and rear wheel still on. I should try it some time. The trunk really is huge.

    Surprised mob bosses aren't wheeling these things around these days.

    They probably would though, if they knew how big they were.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pimpbot View Post
    Sweet!

    Oh, looks like the Golf Wagon is going to have a sporty version next year... GTi style! I'm looking forward to that.

    My next car might very well be a 4 door GTi. I like my A4 wagon, but it just feels so dang big, and I rarely need that much room. The other day I backed it into a garage door at my apartment. My rack digned the door a bit. Landlady says it was cool, but it's just a sign that maybe I need to reduce.

    When I had my MK3 GTi I never really wished for more room... except when trying to sleep in it at Sea Otter. Between a hitch rack and roof racks (for a roof box) I think I'll have plenty of space. I still need the 4 doors for kids. My 2 door GTi kinda sucked when putting kids in the back seat. It would be a step back to go from AWD to one wheel drive, but oh well....
    I would love to see a GLI wagon with the GTI powertrain, that would be a perfect mountain bike car.

    I can't recommend the GTI enough. I put some miles on it last week and it loved every minute of it. The 4 door GTI I bought is only 8 inches shorter than my '11 Jetta wagon. The new Golf/GTI platform is substantially wider and longer. With the seats folded down there is a lot of cargo room.

    As for AWD, it would be nice but I swear by snow tires. I drive back forth skiing all winter in Vermont and have found a stick shift with FWD and good snow tires will get you through almost anything.

    I installed the Thule rack. Now she's bike ready.

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    I gotta say, after this weekend I'm sold on AWD.

    The GF and I went camping in the Trinity Forrest and did a couple hikes. One of them involved a 10 mile fireroad drive up some loose stuff in parts. The A4 got up it like a champ, where if we took her Civic, it would have been spinning the tires.

    I think I would have a hard time giving it up. I know I would only actually 'need' it maybe two or three times a year, but it's nicer to drive the rest of the time as well on dry pavement. I see it like an SUV, but drives like a sporty car and gets better than 30 mpg.

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    Last one that I had. Nothing special. 1.8T Jetta. Got me around. Enjoyed it while I had it. Not as cool as my old MKII GTi though.

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    Hey guys! I suppose its been a while since I posted in here. These pictures are a little dated (circa May 2014) but I want to keep the thread going! These were from some mountain driving when I was at Southern Worthesee in Helen GA and that last one is a before shot. Saddly the VR is currently torn down in the garage being re built with some minor modifications, along with a new rig. Both of these projects should be finished by the end of the summer so stay tuned!
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    Want,want,want! The new T6. Although in a different color and the California Beach edition which is a multi van with the pop up top and rear seats folds into a bed.
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    I was actually one of the suckers who put down a deposit (refunded 2 years later) on the Microbus back around 2002 (?). I ended up driving a crappy Dodge Minivan for 6 years when that project fell thru. The new California Beach edition sounds cool!

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    I traded in my '08 Beetle two years ago for a '10 Eos. Here's Vader with my Lemon/Lime Redline 29er.

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    Quote Originally Posted by redcon1 View Post
    I was actually one of the suckers who put down a deposit (refunded 2 years later) on the Microbus back around 2002 (?). I ended up driving a crappy Dodge Minivan for 6 years when that project fell thru. The new California Beach edition sounds cool!
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    That awkward moment when you're demoing bikes worth more than your car lol.


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    I have an 01 Golf TDI 4dr 6spd with a lot of work done to it pushing about 170-180hp and 300ft. It is fun to drive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by marinemonkey View Post
    I have an 01 Golf TDI 4dr 6spd with a lot of work done to it pushing about 170-180hp and 300ft. It is fun to drive.
    "Horsepower sells cars, torque wins races." Carol Shelby

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    I'm looking for a fork mounted carrier that can be used with a 15mm thru axle for the OEM bars on my MKIV GLI. I'd like it to be minimalist in nature (less parts the better), and $120 or less. I like the Rocky Mounts Euro Pitchfork, but it requires the adapter, which I don't want. Any suggestions? I have the OEM barracuda carriers, but they don't hold wider tires.

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    Here are a couple of my 84 GTI and my old 06 GTI.





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    Replaced it with a Ford??? GTFO!


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    My MK5 VDub loaded with my toys!

    BTW, I'm switching to a hitch mount, the roof rack (with bike trays) are for sale if you're interested!

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    My first VAG. 2016 Golf R, DSG, DCC, DAP, HRE FF15 wheels, VWR springs. Evil The Following.


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    Quote Originally Posted by RancidSLP View Post
    My first VAG. 2016 Golf R, DSG, DCC, DAP, HRE FF15 wheels, VWR springs. Evil The Following.

    nice R!

    What hitch do have? ecohitch?
    any scrapping issues?
    Lowered my '15 GTI with the same springs... can't decide between hitch or roof rack but leaning toward hitch.

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    VW TDI replacement because of buyback

    Given the popularity of the the Jetta TDI's with the mountain bike community (three silver TDI's in the parking lot at trailhead at UCSC today), wondering what others are thinking about replacing with given the upcoming buyback from VW. There is nothing else in the market that matches what I have now....Diesel, wagon, & Manual Transmission.

    What is on your short list to replace?


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