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Honda Civic, Volkswagen GTI, Coupe, Hatchback
Dec 31, 2002 (12:41 pm)
I saw my first GTI (red, VR6) on the street today. It looked very cute.
I saw my first Si (from the outside) on the street day before yesterday, a black one. My GF said it looks 'chopped off', unlike my white one. (She likes me, though.)
Dec 31, 2002 (5:23 pm)
People at my job think my white one looks better than this black one that another co-worker has. I think it looks better too ... but I guess that's obvious.
#516 of 523 2003 GTI 1.8 w/autoStick?
Mar 02, 2003 (4:54 pm)
hello, does anyone know the MSRP
for this Golf?
2003 1.8 GTI w/autoStick transmission
with Leather, sunroof, 17"wheels
I live in the UpState NewYork area.
#517 of 523 Its here on Edmunds
Mar 02, 2003 (7:43 pm)
under New Cars|VW|GTI|2003
You might want to think about getting ESP for a great price of $280. The only other car in this class that has this worthwhile feature is, I believe, the Mini.
Just curious too on why you want the tiptronic manumatic cause it just adds cost and makes it slower. The 5 speeds in VWs are easy to learn to drive and will probably increase the resale values on GTIs in particular.
#518 of 523 5 speed resale value GTI and Si
Mar 02, 2003 (9:01 pm)
I question whether 5 speed increases or decreases resale value. It is getting difficult to sell a 5 speed since most people do not know how to drive them. I just sold my Si and have sold a 5 speed VW w/in the last two years and the 5 speeds are becoming difficult to market. The Si and GTI are very enjoyable and easy to drive with manual. Sad fact is that even with a higher than average acceptance among Honda and VW buyers for manual transmission there is declining demand for manual and increasing demand for automatic.
#520 of 523 Is this the most relevent thread?
Mar 02, 2003 (10:17 pm)
I say that because it seems Focus SVTs and Civic SIs are closer to each other in price(as well as configuration/intent) now than the SI is to the GTI.
The $16k battle of the Ford hot hatch vs. the Honda hot hatch.
Me, I would take the SVT but only if I could get a good warranty of say 5/60000 or above.
Mar 03, 2003 (3:54 pm)
mopar: Did you trade the SI or sell it? Did you buy something else?
#523 of 523 Last call!
Aug 14, 2003 (7:03 am)
Since it's been slow here for quite some time, this discussion may soon be closed and archived. Any more thoughts to share on this subject?
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