Civic Si or VW GTI

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Which one?

  1. Civic Si

    21 vote(s)
    42.0%
  2. VW GTI

    29 vote(s)
    58.0%
  1. Singh888

    Singh888 OT Supporter

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    Which one should i get?
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  2. CUCUY

    CUCUY OT Supporter

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    hondor for ricerz and easy dily driving-

    vdubb for effortless looks and daily driving

    honda quality > vw quality
     
  3. Noah

    Noah The things we know best are the things we haven't OT Supporter

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    I can tell you from personal experience...VW Customer Service BLOWS.

    Even having said that, given the choices here, I'd still take the VW.
     
  4. Drifter87

    Drifter87 Yippi-kay-ay, Motherfucker

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    Honda > VW

    Honda are more reliable and cheaper. I ended up buying a Honda Civic LX-S, the only reason I did not get the SI model is because I have a 300zx & RX7, so I wanted a straight daily driver.
     
  5. kamen

    kamen OT Supporter

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    Depends, do you want a 3 door hatch or a 5 door sedan?
    My first car was a Civic Si sedan, I chose that over the GTI because it was more fun to drive imo and I didn't really like hatches. I tested them both and chose a manual, but if you want the GTI the DSG is the way to go.

    For the current year, I would probably pick the new redesigned 2010 GTI with DSG over the Si though. I've heard really good things about the new GTI.

    Have you driven them both already?
     
  6. deusexaethera

    deusexaethera OT Supporter

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    Why are you comparing the 3-door GTi to the 4-door Civic? At least compare it to the 2-door Civic.
     
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    kamen OT Supporter

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    Or the 5 door GTI :)
     
  8. mtnbikekid08

    mtnbikekid08 Aime-moi moins, mais aime-moi longtemps

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    I'd take an Evo over a Subaru over either of those.
     
  9. deusexaethera

    deusexaethera OT Supporter

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    Mitsubishi transmissions are garbage and Subarus have trouble wearing out their wheel bearings.
     
  10. Singh888

    Singh888 OT Supporter

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    Done.
     
  11. StylishDOHC

    StylishDOHC New Member

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    Both of these things only really happen with track use.

    the real issue is neither of them makes a good dd because they get shit gas mileage...my 15 year old truck uses less gas.
     
  12. Drifter87

    Drifter87 Yippi-kay-ay, Motherfucker

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    According to the internet...

    GTI 0-60mph = 6.9 seconds
    SI 0-60mph = 6.7 seconds

    Plus Honda is more reliable, cheaper to fix, and great on gas.
     
  13. deusexaethera

    deusexaethera OT Supporter

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    I know three people who daily-drive their Subies and they all have either noisy wheel bearings or dragging brakes caused by loose wheel bearings. It's terrible.

    But yes, the AWD also sucks for gas mileage.
     
  14. mtnbikekid08

    mtnbikekid08 Aime-moi moins, mais aime-moi longtemps

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    Deus, you drove a VW and now a RX8. You claim a helmet blocks out all noise on a motorcycle.
    You do not know anything, and should shut the fuck up. The WRX, I do not know about the Evo, only starts blowing up transmissions when you get in the 400+hp range and/or go to the track and abuse the shit out of the gas pedal and gears.
     
  15. Singh888

    Singh888 OT Supporter

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    :coolugh:
     
  16. mtnbikekid08

    mtnbikekid08 Aime-moi moins, mais aime-moi longtemps

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    Evo: 4.9 second 0-60
     
  17. c0x20

    c0x20 New Member

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    lol have u drove ether car...i have a somewhat worked wrx and my boys evo has trouble keeping up...hes no where in sti territory
     
  18. The1Ash10

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    GTI not even something to consider.
     
  19. mtnbikekid08

    mtnbikekid08 Aime-moi moins, mais aime-moi longtemps

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    Lol, speak English fag.
    I'll believe a car magazine review over your half-ass attempt to speak English.
     
  20. controvert

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    love my GTI- got it earlier this year for 0%, and customer service depends on the dealer; I'm fortunate to have a nice one close by.
     
  21. ForevererZero89

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    the GTI would be my choice. it has more torque, which means more fun in the straights. the chassis is stiffer o the handling would be more neutral. it also is turbocharged so it can def be made to be faster than th si. finally, vw is not as unreliable as they have been in the past, so you can have peace of mind there too.
     
  22. BigBlue

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    Honda > VW for quality.

    VW > Honda for design.
     
  23. DawnsKayBug

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    I believe Car and Driver got a second quicker in there GTI than advertised claims Lexus does this all the time.

    GTI is getting 32 mpg real world and add APR Stage 1 ECU re flash is $500 and you get 54 more hp and 75 tq with same mileage all which can be hidden from the dealer.
    The quality for VWs have gone up and almost every review the interior is noted for its high quality.

    GTI got Automobiles Car of the year award for 2010// Civic wasnt even mentioned...
     
  24. Raider007

    Raider007 om nom nom nom

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    having owned a mkIII gti vr6...

    GTI if you plan on owning it up to 50-60k miles
    Si if you plan on owning it for longer than 50-60k miles

    after that 50-60k mile mark, vw/audi cars develop what i like to call "issues"...
     
  25. donson

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    my friend had an 04 wrx with some light mods and daily drove the thing. went to phoenix from los angeles every month in. sold it with 80k miles, no problems.

    i had an 09 evo gsr and i beat the piss out of it every moment i had. new tires by 10k miles haha.

    anyways, i would smash on my friends wrx all day in a drag race but especially in the canyons. what year wrx do you have? i heard the 09+ wrx's are ridiculous with an exhaust and tune.
     

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