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MINI Cooper, Volkswagen GTI, Convertible, Hatchback
#4 of 8 Re: Cooper S versus Golf GTI [bugsie]
Apr 16, 2006 (12:10 pm)
Hi- I had same dilema and it was a no brainer. I have a 2002 MCS for sale now and was toying on an 06 MCS ,wait for the new 07 Mk II MINI Cooper S (not until December 06) or a GTI. I just pulled the trigger on the Mk V GTI. When you do an apples to apples its hard not to choose the GTI over the MINI Cooper S. BTW I also seriously considered the Honda Civic Si --but no torque untl 6k on tach. The GTI has so much torque.....If you cant afford pkg 1 or (worse) pkg 2 do a base model at 22k.
#5 of 8 Re: Cooper S versus Golf GTI [akitadog]
Apr 16, 2006 (12:19 pm)
I now am selling my 2002 MCS (which I truly loved)-- and yes ,it was not without some warranty problems (all addressed by dealer). I was struggling with another 06 MCS,or wait for the MK II o7 MCS ,choose a Honda Civic Si or choose the GTI. I chose the GTI. For me it was a no brainer.....BTW,There will be a 4 door GTI by summer. Get this, The "Golf" name is going and back to ......amazingly "Rabbit". The only emblem on mine is on the back of my 06 and it says "GTI". Nuf said. You'll see after you drive it.
#6 of 8 Re: Cooper S versus Golf GTI [bugsie]
May 18, 2006 (2:12 pm)
I have the same issue you do, I love the MINI, but the new GTI is gorgeous!! I personally think you should drive both and if money isn't an issue, go with your instinct! The cooper has amazing handling, but if you are looking for a better everyday car, the GTI would be your best bet. The JCW mini is very torquey and not as smooth as the GTI. Decide for yourself!!
#7 of 8 Re: Cooper S versus Golf GTI [akitadog]
Sep 18, 2006 (9:37 pm)
whose this tuner that can add 50 hp for 600 bucks... sounds interesting
#8 of 8 Re: Cooper S versus Golf GTI [masterflexx]
Jul 08, 2007 (9:18 am)
The company who will add the 50-odd HP and similar torque numbers to the 2.0l VW/Audi turbo motor is APR: http://www.goapr.com/Audi/whyapr/index.html
It is a software change only to the engine control unit.
Also see the discussion boards at www.vwvortex.com for enthusiastic discussions around the VW/Audi cars and turbo motors.