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Volkswagen GTI, Coupe, Hatchback
#1009 of 1617 I Love My GTI
Nov 08, 2005 (3:05 pm)
I recently turned sixteen years old and on my birthday my parents bought me a used 2003 VW 1.8t GTI. The car is loaded with leather 17 inch wheels everything. My entire family has German cars including Porsche Audi and VW's. I have had it about a month and absolutely love it, it is fuel economical, fun to drive and makes all the other kids jealous. I was wondering if anyone has any information about winter tires and or how the GTI is to drive in the winter. I live in michigan and the winters are harsh so i would like to know what i am getting myself into .
Nov 09, 2005 (8:16 pm)
Approximate pricing has just been released for the upcoming, February 2006 introduction of the MkV GTI in the US. At around $22,350, the 3-door GTI is about $1,500 less expensive than the Jetta GLI. At first glance, the feature list reads similar to the GLI (xenon, trip computer, ESP).
The two available option packages are (i) sunroof & satellite, and (ii) heated leather sport seats & dual climate.
Nov 10, 2005 (12:00 pm)
I drove through the VW HQ parking lot and they have about 4 or so GTI's there. They look really sweet. A little smaller than I thought. I am anxiously awaiting a test drive. A gentleman I know (that works for VW) is getting one later this month and has promised me a drive.
Nov 10, 2005 (12:08 pm)
Can anyone show me step by step directions to install an ignition coil, for my 2001 GTI.
#1014 of 1617 Re: 2001 VW GTI [fitz240]
Nov 10, 2005 (1:27 pm)
Its a Vr6
#1015 of 1617 No more v6 gti
Nov 13, 2005 (2:47 pm)
I was searching for a 2005 v6 to my surprise dealers state only 1.8 are left what did they ship them back to the factory??? We settled for a loaded 1.8 but come on whats up with vw...due to the very new and not test 2006?
#1016 of 1617 Re: No more v6 gti [ndotym]
Nov 14, 2005 (1:01 am)
Audi/VW is clearly trying to save as much money as possible with regard to their low-sales models by certifying as few drivetrain options and combinations as possible.
The new (MkV) GTI will be available in February in the US. It blows away the old 1.8 in all categories, and with handling also the VR6. It's worth waiting for. Come on, it's almost Christmas, and February is just around the corner!
If you can't wait, give the A3 a try.
#1017 of 1617 Re: 2005 GTI Prices [nmrt]
Nov 16, 2005 (9:42 pm)
I just leased my 2005 GTI 1.8T from Circle Imports in Long Beach, CA. Mine was one of 2 GTIs on the lot, and all are now gone. Try Pasadena Volkswagen which has the largest inventory left (25 cars in October) in the greater LA area. My Indigo Blue GTI was fully loaded: Tiptronic auto, luxury and leather packages, 17 inch alloy wheels, ESP, and 6-CD changer. The car with options had an MSRP of $24,419, and my car was discounted down $3,000 off the MSRP and included the factory's lease special offer that expired Oct 31, 2005. I leased it for $271/month (before tax) with a $2,000 drive-off payment, 36 months lease term, and 15K miles annually. Since I had already leased for my wife a 2005 New Beetle Convertible, I received another $500 off the GTI from the factory's owner loyalty special that expires November 30, 2005 (see www.vw.com). I hope this helps.