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Honda Civic, Volkswagen GTI, Coupe, Hatchback
#517 of 523 Its here on Edmunds
Mar 02, 2003 (8:43 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 (10:01 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 (11:17 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 (4:54 pm)
mopar: Did you trade the SI or sell it? Did you buy something else?
#523 of 523 Last call!
Aug 14, 2003 (8:03 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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