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Volkswagen GTI, Volkswagen, Hatchback
#10 of 18 Re: [revdrluv]
Sep 12, 2004 (4:25 pm)
The car is front wheel drive, so the wheels are a little bigger in front for more traction. Many after market mod's include larger front wheels and tire combinations. Consider the front wheel-drive Porsche's, also: I believe the 944 and probably the 968 or whatever it was in the early 90's had bigger front tires.
Sep 12, 2004 (7:09 pm)
Oops, you meant wheel wells. The wheels have to be able to turn outside of the fenders, so the fenders have to allow for suspension travel while the wheels are outside of these fender flares.
#12 of 18 Re: Competition (not coming to America) [creakid1]
Sep 13, 2004 (11:53 pm)
The article talks about a 'potential' v6 in the focus that would give similar performance to the 2.0T with DSG.
I'd prefer a more balanced car with a 4cyl turbo (in this type of application) to a 6 cyl. The article did however mention borrowing an engine from Volvo, assuming the T5. This combination could be interesting.
If VW users get cylinder envy they could always 'upgrade' to an A3 and get the 3.2.
#13 of 18 'upgrade' to an A3 and get the 3.2.
Sep 14, 2004 (11:30 pm)
means AWD w/ a hardcore stiff ride, not unlike the next Focus RS.
#14 of 18 You'll have to wait for one of those
Sep 15, 2004 (3:48 pm)
till "the first quarter of 2006" according to European Car magazine. You should be able to get one and import it on the gray market before then.
#16 of 18 2000 VW GTI GLX
Oct 01, 2004 (7:12 pm)
Having problems with the ignition switch on the steering column. Started up my car yesterday and the engine started but the starter was still engaged(?)like when you hold it in the start position too long. Wouldn't quit till I pulled the key out. Didn't get the little click that locks the steering wheel either. Steering wheel won't lock and car won't start. Hope the ignition system didn't get fried? Anyone ever have this happen. My GTI is 5 years old this month and just passed the 50K mark. thanks.......