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You are in the Volkswagen GTI
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Volkswagen GTI, Coupe, Hatchback
#1574 of 1617 Re: Any news on the 2010 GTI [upstatedoc]
Jul 15, 2009 (6:33 pm)
I actually drove the MINI (Cooper S, not clubman) and didn't love it. I was however very impressed with the Acura TSX.
When is the release date for the new GTI? Nobody knows?
#1576 of 1617 Re: Any news on the 2010 GTI [kyfdx]
Jul 16, 2009 (7:05 pm)
#1577 of 1617 Re: Heat/AC Constant [tabran]
Jul 21, 2009 (5:22 pm)
Hey, I have had this issue with every car I've owned, I drive a 2003 golf and it tends to do that also. It's pretty standard with most cars. I suggest instead of turning on your AC if you just switch it to cold it will let out cold air but if you have it set on heat it will blow out warmer air. At least that is what I've noticed. So whatever setting you had it on when previously driving it is probably the temperature you will feel when you drive it next, even if it is off. I am looking to get a new GTI, and aside from that small issue are there any other problems with its handling or just in general? I have been researching for about 4 months now to assure myself that I get a good, long lasting car.
#1578 of 1617 Re: Any news on the 2010 GTI [nyccarguy]
Jul 21, 2009 (5:32 pm)
I've test driven both of those cars to see which was also better, I suggest the GTI in performance I'd say it beats the cooper. Just my personal preference the mini cooper s is not very quick and it has a slow 0-60 speed. It also seemed more cramped to me. I'd definitely go for the GTI and I hear that year of the GTI will be out by fall of this year? I could be wrong but that is just what I hear.
#1579 of 1617 Re: Heat/AC Constant [ksteffey77]
Jul 21, 2009 (7:28 pm)
Thanks for your reply--Glad to know it is a common issue. Only other issue I've had w/my 06' GTI was a starting problem which was fixed within a few months by a computer software upgrade. Otherwise it's been flawless and an absolute joy to drive. Couldn't recommend the car more highly...
#1580 of 1617 Re: Heat/AC Constant [ksteffey77]
Jul 22, 2009 (8:06 am)
I've had my '08 GTI 6MT for 19 mos and 12k miles (primarily a summer car) It is a joy to drive.
What is not a joy:
OEM summer Bridgestones fanning/feathering so bad (the noise) they had to be replaced at 8k miles, I would not get summer tires.
MPG counter went haywire shortly after purchase.
Plastic skid plate/rock guard protecting engine compartment just fell off at highway speed, I thought i ran over something but there was nothing in front of me on the highway. Haven't had it replaced.
Good little car with gobs of torque and still gets good gas mileage.
Oh, another negative, all the ricers want to race me.
#1581 of 1617 Re: GTI Torque / turbo [bug4]
Aug 29, 2009 (2:41 pm)
did you rented the gti? where can i rent a gti before i buy one?
#1582 of 1617 Re: Volkswagen Reliability? [qing615]
Aug 29, 2009 (2:51 pm)
How's your car doing?
#1583 of 1617 Re: ipod adapter [die4valor]
Aug 29, 2009 (2:59 pm)
you have had your gti since 2008(saw your post), how's is it doing these days? i'm in the market of getting a late (very late)2009 gti. any major problems with your car at all?