Need a new car. Recommmendations? v.GTI?

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  1. verbal

    verbal Active Member

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    So I'm in need of a new car. I had an '02 Subaru WRX and due to my fault, it died. Been researching cars the past few days and I'm really liking the GTI.

    Most likely buying used. My main requirements are 4 doors, manual, AWD, and under $20k. The GTI doesn't meet the AWD requirement unfortunately, but I found an '07 locally for a good price.

    What do you guys think of the GTI? How's the modding scene? Since I just had a kid I won't be doing much modwise, but I wouldn't mind squeezing some extra performance out of it.

    Any other car recommendations?
     
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    P07r0457 New Member

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    the classic gti problem is horrible electrical system.

    What about a used S40? (2005.5+)
     
  3. verbal

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    The one I'm looking at is still under warranty. What happens to the electrical system?

    I think the S40 is hideous.
     
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    wow, first person I've heard that thought the new S40 didn't look like sex on wheels.

    the electrical system goes to shit.
     
  5. miahmouse

    miahmouse crash test dummy

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    +1 for electrical issues... Aluminum oil pan (plan on someone stripping that out at some point). The GTI's are actually made in Germany which gives some plus points from me. You'll likely have ongoing issues with sensors when the warranty runs out.
    Aftermarket scene is quite nice. Chipping alone can get you 20-50 hp. add some exhaust and such and you can make some decent power...
     
  6. Cachee0

    Cachee0 OT's Technical Recruiter, Send me your resume

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    The GTI's are solid. Find one with a DSG tranny. They are much more fun to drive then the WRX.
     
  7. t3h jam

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    gti's arent 4 door?

    vw's suck, buy a bmw. this is coming from someone who has owned both and has driven his fair share of both.

    if i were you i would start looking at e36 328is/m3's or e46 3 series.
     
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    the DSG more fun than a regular manual tranny?

    how ridic are repair costs gonna be on the DSG when it's out of warranty?
     
  9. alexs464

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    vw had issue with electronics in previous generation of cars as they were build in mexico.

    The new GTI is made in Germany, very reliable, and most likely the best car you could get for the price.
     
  10. verbal

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    I drove a Fahrenheit today. I didn't really like the DSG tranny. Manual shifting with clutch and shift >>> pushing a button.
     

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