New car on the way, MKV GTI
I decided I wanted a little econobox with a bit of a sporty feel for some fun, the merc and bimmer are a little costly on gas and not very practical in the city (but bliss on the highway!) so I went and ordered a new Mark V GTI.
I got the united grey, w/ all the leather trimmings and satnav, etc. I got the 6 speed because no matter how great the DSG system is, nothing is more reliable and more controllable than a manual. Can't wait to put some veil on the lights (hey maybe they'll match the paint), get the V1 hardwired, and see if this little pocket rocket is any fun.
Sweet the golf's are great cars. Hope your happy, post some pics when you get it.
i just got a VW myself and still using the cig lighter plug, havent had the guts to hardwire it yet!
and i am not sure about the veil, i have a huge chrome front grill which is probably balck in the GTI
I'm sure it will take me about a week to decide I want to chip it. Turbos benifit so much from a chip its hard not to. Thats about all I'll do though, definitely will not do exhaust and that nonsense, all of that gets into riceage. i like germans the way they are.
I'll let you know how hardwiring it goes when I get it. The dealer says 90 days, God I hope they are wrong.
hey let me know about chipping the car, i hear that there is a very good gain with our engine
however.... i am scared to void the warranty and lease.
there are 2-3 companies that do it. somehow i think the dealer can find out if you have chipped it
90 days?! in the dealer here there were a couple of GTI's
the passat we wanted was on the lot, we drove off with it after signing the papers
good luck with the wait... must be hard
GTI vs Si vs Cooper S... GTI wins
even in a heavier car, the 2.0T is a lot of fun
I want to get a new GTI too to replace my 98 GLX Jetta. I haven't actually driven a new GTI, but I've been in one at the Chicago Auto Show and after feeling the clutch effort and the linkage system, I can say that my car feels like driving a truck. They are fast as heck too. One was following me through Bull Valley (Candy white, his ID is drit0404 on vwvortex I believe) and he was all over my VR6 5 speed. And it was all stock. That was before I had my X50 RD though, and it was risky driving through Bull Valley like that, although he apparently had the V1. I know GIAC and ARP makes chips for them, and they are have different modes too.
well if you get a flasher that stores your stock ECU settings there really isnt much they can do since history is typically erased and if they ask you unpluged your battery over night...
but for the most part unless you have a check engine light or something of that sort they wont look at you ECU...
Yoda of Radar
STUPID VW... I mean the 1 time I'd see a failure like that, probably in the in-house testing, I would scrap that design and do it right. Instead they plod on with it...
as you can see in the picture the pinionshaft has a machined groove on the end for the circlips.
they did use them but stopped, and as you can see they used bigger rivets just on the either side of the pinionshaft..
all the rivets on the diff should look the same, and the circlips should be on the shaft....
then we wouldnt have this problem..