Thinking about trading in for '98 GTI VR6

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  1. 1979TA

    1979TA OT Supporter

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    I've found a 1998 GTI VR6 with 51,000 miles, leather interior, spoiler, cd player etc. for $10000, I am thinking about trading in my 2001 civic (automatic, I/H/E, lowered etc) in for almost even. just wondering everyone's thoughts
     
  2. KeeperOfAcheron

    KeeperOfAcheron I dub thee Sir Phobos, Knight of Mars, beater of a

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    Well, IMO anything is better then a civic...

    MY roommates girlfriend has a '98 Jetta and we haven't seen any issues yet except a minor tranny problem that was easily solved. she has about 75k on it now.
     
  3. Audiophile

    Audiophile boom boom

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    go with the dub for sure. you'll love that vr6
     
  4. muyinuno9

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    I had been looking for a GTI VR6 for a while and if my opinion means anything i would try and go for a 2002 GTI VR6 (6sp, 200hp, newer body style) I think they look better than the up to 98 models. After the few months i bought an 99' Audi A4 Quattro, but i still would like to have the 02' GTI VR6
     
  5. Polofreaks

    Polofreaks Is your God. . . .

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    get rid of that p.o.s. jap car a.s.a.p.
     
  6. Bavarian3

    Bavarian3 OT Supporter

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    Front wheel drive....Ehh i duno.

    but those are sick cars and can be made faast.
     
  7. black jesus

    black jesus OT Supporter

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    You can do a junkyard turbo kit on that car, run 9psi, and see 300whp.

    The car is alot more fun than the newer version, mk4...and alot less known electrical issues. Be ready to get a new thermostat, replace the coil pack if not done already, and if you drive hard be very prepared to buy a peloquin differential.

    The diff is pretty damn expensive, I finally got one for mine, and it's worth every penny. The car is alot of fun.

    You have to love a big block german fwd car where 3rd goes out to 109mph.
     
  8. FryingPan

    FryingPan Certified Thread Killer

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    Damn. At 109 I'm in 4th and getting ready to reach for 5th :eek3:
     
  9. MB300E87

    MB300E87 Active Member

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    same here...
     
  10. eightvalve

    eightvalve Reformed Lurker Crew #1

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    Gte the vr6, can be made to be very fast, and they can handle very nicely with the right equipment, and another huge plus, torque below 7k!
     
  11. black jesus

    black jesus OT Supporter

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    BS, a vr6 is a fucking boat.

    If you really want to make a car go fast and handle, do what I'm doing.

    I currently drive an 8v mk3 jetta, and took the turbo system off about a year ago, when I just couldn't get the thing tuned right at 16psi, and was only making 252 whp.

    I bought an obd1 8v bottom end, and had it bored over to 2.1 for $175 total (the obd1 block has oil squirters for the pistons. The obd1 crank is forged, and I had it knife edged for $120. Had forged copies made of je pistons for $75 each. Bought a blown 2.0 16v motor for $150. Did a valve job on the head for $200 with big valves, and had it slightly decked to run at 8.6:1 with the pistons used. Use the obd2 rods, and have them shotpeened, they are stronger. Buy the autotech extreme duty 16v oil pump, and go ahead and pick up a windage tray. Bolt the head up to the block, use the 16v intermediate shaft and pully, use the 16v crank pully, and the aba head gasket. You can even run stock engine management.

    If you don't turbo, you have to either deck the head, or get high comp pistons. AT 15-18psi, people are hitting 300whp.
     
  12. eightvalve

    eightvalve Reformed Lurker Crew #1

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    Sure a 2.0 turbo is a great way to go for power and weight, i know plenty of guys who have them. But the vr6 is by no means a boat, and if you power right away without having to spend another 2 grand, then go for the vr6.
     
  13. anjego

    anjego Invading your economy!

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    you'll love it
     
  14. Michael Westen

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    I have a white GTI VR6, 98' leather etc. I love it, maintainance is a bit on the expensive side, but the car puts a smile on my face every time I drive it.

    14.9'[email protected] stock is also a nice plus :) although most people will get mid 15's or low 15's at first. and i have been getting about 30mpg on the highway :)
     
  15. vr6ofpain

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    I have a 95 Jetta VR6, it is really clean...and for sale in the classifieds section.
     
  16. black jesus

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    vw is the best car made under 50g
     

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