Last post on Oct 23, 2013 at 9:08 PM
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Volkswagen GTI, Coupe, Hatchback
#1608 of 1617 Re: BMW 330ci or VW R32? [kiams]
Mar 15, 2007 (9:59 am)
kiams: do you have the mk IV or mk V r32?
#1609 of 1617 2001 BMW CI convertible
Mar 19, 2007 (8:39 am)
Hi, all: Any repsonse to my question would be appreciated. I'm in the thinking stage of buying a 2001 or 2002 BMW convertible. They seem to really hold their value from what I've seen so far. Is there anyone out there that can give me their opinion about this car? I've never owned a BMW before but I really like the way the convertible looks. I want a convertible with a back seat, no matter how small. I've looked at the Saabs but I'm not too sure about their reliability.
I would appreciate any opinions anyone can offer about this car. Thanks for your help.
Mar 31, 2008 (6:06 pm)
Does anyone know how to install a sealt belt guide on a 330Ci? Any help would be appreciated.
#1611 of 1617 "Red" headlamp warning on 2002 BMW 330ci
Aug 09, 2011 (10:44 pm)
I have a 2002 BMW 330ci, with 64,700 miles on it, in excellent condition. After it sits in the hot sun for many hours, when I start it, the "red" driver-side headlamp warning light is on(but the headlights works fine). I can get the "red" warning light to go off by switching the dial to turn the lights off/on back and forth a few times. I think there might be an "electrical short" in the lightswitch, but my mechanic says that is not possible, and everything is okay, what do you think?
#1612 of 1617 2013 GTI vs 2013 GLI
Oct 29, 2012 (4:00 pm)
Hey guys, I'm trying to decide between a 2013 GTI or a 2013 GLI. They both seem to have good qualities, and I was just wondering if there are any real differences between the two besides body style? Any advice or suggestions are welcome!
#1613 of 1617 Re: 2013 GTI vs 2013 GLI [turboman007]
Nov 01, 2012 (7:02 pm)
Hey Turboman007, they are both really great cars. I'm sure you will be happy with whichever one you choose. I would personally recommend the GTI because it is more sporty, if that's what you're looking for... I feel like it has the edge when it comes to handling and taking corners fast. But the GLI is a great compromise for anyone who may not like the hatchback style of the GTI. Check out viewmywheels.com They have a lot of great videos on both models. Hope this helps, good luck with your choice!!!
#1614 of 1617 Re: Golf 1.4 TSI engine beware timing chain
Jun 07, 2013 (1:31 pm)
I bought a GTI last year, loved it but beware any models with timing chains. the chains can stretch with normal wear and it is a known problem. Users report having the timing chain fail when less than 50000 miles are on the clock. Buyer beware the cost of replacing this is extremely expensive and in my experience VW will not show goodwill.
#1616 of 1617 Best model year GTI? Reliability, comfort, performance, handling, braking,
Oct 12, 2013 (7:42 pm)
Is there a best model year GTI? Reliability, comfort, performance, handling, braking, cost, ease of modifying performance/handling,not too low for speed bumps, etc. How about the interior stuff like seats, stereo, etc. I think the 2010 on are lower vs my 2007? How much of a problem is this for potholes, speed bumps, etc.?
My 2007 DSG GTI was totaled Fri.
I am looking for a replacement car. I like hatchbacks for everyday functionality. It will be my only car. I like DSG because there will be times I am injured and not able to drive a stick. Also traffic here is BAD. I have had manual vehicles until I bought my brand new GTI.
I was able to put my bicycles in the hatch and pull a small motorcycle trailer.
I had 17 inch wheels and would not go larger because I drive on a lot of rough roads.
I liked the MPG, yet performance.
I am open to other vehicles.
#1617 of 1617 Re: Best model year GTI? Reliability, comfort, performance, handling, braking, [mtnbikerva1]
Oct 23, 2013 (9:08 pm)
I am researching golfs too and have found a lot of good info on a the tdi club website. They talk about other models as well as tdi. Not looking for used so haven't paid too much attention to posts on earlier models. The next models 2014 and 2015 may be assembled in mexico and many posts regarding this. Preference is german assembled gti's and tdi's. Much mention of 2013 special edition gti the wolfsburg and the driver's edition. The wolfsburg is built in wolfsburg. May find these special editions at discounts right now.