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Volkswagen Jetta, Sedan
Apr 23, 2003 (6:50 pm)
With all due respect... in the world of automobiles QUICKER is the term used for the Lotus. It is neither just semantics nor proper english...
When it comes to QUICK -vs- FAST, the dragstrip is where this stuff is decided. There is such a thing as a vehicle doing the 1/4 mile with a FASTER speed but a SLOWER time than another vehicle.... it is NOT the QUICKEST car! (but is the FASTEST) Too bad the awards are given to the QUICKEST ET!
BTW... I am going to NED (New England Dragway) this weekend for the "import wars"... this is a GREAT competition. All of the street ricers that think they have fast cars are EMBARRASSED by the Dodge 2.2L turbocharged vehicles.
It is a tad humorous to see a Honda Cvic with $10,000 worth of go-fast goodies get clobbered by my buddies $2000 1991 Dodge Shadow. (320HP!!)
Since this is a Jetta forum... yes the VWs do respectably well too.
Apr 24, 2003 (4:15 am)
1.8T has 15s, and the 2.0 has 17s.
#11003 of 12749 It is semantics and both of you are right in a way
Apr 24, 2003 (4:28 am)
bpeebles is right that in the context of the automobile world, these words have different meaning. He is wrong in saying that it is not semantics, because technically quick and fast have the same meaning. But in this context their relationship is different. And that is what semantics is.
Blueguydotcom is right in saying that most people that are not totally into the details of this world would probably just say faster without thinking twice. Most people that have an appreciation of cars do so with an eye for the visual or the physical components. They do not often extend that to thinking if the verbiage they are using best describes the situation.
In other words, the layman is going to use whatever word they would normally use in regular conversation. The one who is immersed in the automotive world a little deeper is going to use and understand the proper terminology.
Have fun this weekend! I have a friend that dragraces his civic in NE. Always gets blown away by something you would not expect. Glad to hear the VW's give a respectable showing.
Apr 24, 2003 (5:13 am)
The dodge may be faster and or quicker, but it is i've read you can slap a supercharger or some other go-fast gadgets on a neon rental in about an hour and they'll do insanely fast sprints. but you're still driving a neon. and if any of you haven't driven a neon, you owe it to your vw to strap one on for about a day. your vw will seem like a benz after that misery.
today i get to finally leave houston and thus the 03 alero i'm driving. wahoo! I can't wait to get back into my little car.
BTW, strangely VW service claims to have fixed all my electrical problems and even removed a nail from a front tire. Are they actually taking service seriously?! Maybe the Touraeg will encourage them to step up service levels to at least 1980 levels.
Apr 24, 2003 (5:33 am)
Thats why I like autocrossing better than drag racing, the car is not as big of a factor. Heck, I beat a Z06 last fall in my silly little TDI. I somehow doubt that could have happened at the dragway unless he went into the wall or something.
#11006 of 12749 Sold my Jetta
Apr 24, 2003 (7:18 am)
Well my 01 Wolfsburg is gone. I sold it a few weeks ago, and picked up an 03 Audi A4 3.0 yesterday.
So after two MkIVs, I've finally moved on!
Apr 24, 2003 (7:44 am)
contrats! you are missing the blue lights, but outside of that, the A4 interior is as nice as the other VW's! and the outside is BEAUTIFUL. wish i were you!
Apr 24, 2003 (8:24 am)
tires by chmeeee
On the Golf (when it was available) and Jetta, 195/65 r15 is the standard size, still is. GTI 1.8T's got 205/55 r16
tires by renfrew
I would have to say, on the consumer end, luck of the draw. At the factory, probably what they had at that time.
Apr 24, 2003 (9:35 pm)
What did you get for yours and with how many miles? buyout on mine is around 14k but I don't think i can sell it for that much.
#11010 of 12749 Engine Coolant Level
Apr 25, 2003 (4:32 am)
So I get in my car after work and the engine coolant light came on and started blinking. I pulled over and sure enough the engine coolant was low. Seeing as how I just got the 10k service a month or so ago I was pissed that they did not bother to check. Took it straight to the dealer and complained and they topped it off.
Service advisor (who actually is a great guy and usually very helpful), said that VW fills it just to the minimum and all new VW's usually have to get it topped off. Shuffle the blame all you want, but the service guys should have checked, especially if they knew it was an issue.
And I should have checked after the 10k service to make sure, but alas I did not.
Okay thanks for letting me rant. Has this happened with anyone else? Or was the dealer just covering for not checking?