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#48 of 57 Re: wow, i have not been here in awhile. [eldaino]
Aug 13, 2008 (5:07 pm)
I have 22,000 miles on my 2007 5M Rabbit and am enjoying it a lot. I have had no trouble. It's been a great car thus far.
Aug 13, 2008 (5:42 pm)
Rabbit Log: 2200 hours, 997 miles:
Observed and driven 2008 Rabbit 4 door automatic for 30 days. No problems noted, except for 2 moderately-deep half-inch scratches on rear bumper caused by lame attempt to load road bike through rear hatch.
A bit more power desired. Should have bought a GTI.
Will do better next time.
Over and out.
#50 of 57 ah i had a fun time
Sep 23, 2009 (10:33 am)
reading some of my old posts! new user name, couldn't remember my old email.
probably will be getting into an mk6 in the next year or two. maybe a tdi.
hope everyones rabbit is doing well.
#51 of 57 Re: ah i had a fun time [eldaino2]
Jan 10, 2010 (12:28 pm)
My 2006 Rabbit just passed 61K. Unlike my past VWs(4 GTIs, 1 Passat), This car has been extremely reliable and a pleasure to drive. My only issue was a fluid leak after a 40 K mile service. Castrol Syn. oil every 10K. No electrical glitches for a change, and with the Mk5 independant rear suspension it handles better than my past GTIs. I have never owned a car for over 3 years and there is no rush to replace it, but a new Golf TDI or Jetta Sportwagen TDI could get the nod soon.
#52 of 57 Performance steering Mods.
Sep 29, 2010 (1:18 pm)
Just purchased a 2007 Rabbit with only 22,000KM's,yes a little old lady story,she trades them every 3 years weather they need it or not!Yup,I hit it lucky,right time,at right dealership.Anyway,so far I love it!Goes like stink.So Heres my Question of the day.Does anyone know where I can get a front upper strut tie down bar for this thing.In Canada would be great if possible,but doesn't really matter.Thanks for any help.
Oct 05, 2010 (10:16 am)
Stay away from any prods from Evolution Motorsports pertaining to air intake kits!They don't even send an instruction sheet as to how to install them!It is up to you to use your imagination as to how the parts go to-gethor,in what sequence,or what original parts not to use,etc.Very perplexing.I recieved mine to-day and was flabbergasted!I contacted them and they told me "No dice,we ain't got one"!.They did say they would have one of their "Tech's" talk to me on the phone and give me some tips.GOSH,that will really help.For a substantial layout of bread of this amount at least you should get a "How To" sheet!I must admit it looks like good quality stuff,but how does it go togethor?
#54 of 57 Re: Bogus goods. [chaoslooter]
Oct 05, 2010 (10:28 am)
The question I have is why you're bothering with an intake at all. I mean, unless you want your engine to sound louder under most driving conditions, the intake isn't going to do much for your car.
#55 of 57 RESCIND MESSAGE #53
Oct 05, 2010 (7:13 pm)
Ok boys and girls,I take back what I said about Evolution Motorsports,they finally did come up with an installation "How To",but I think there is one part missing from the kit!And yes Shipp,other than the noise it dyno's out to over 10 extra ponys!Almost fifteen with some exhaust mods that are simple.
#56 of 57 Re: RESCIND MESSAGE #53 [chaoslooter]
Oct 05, 2010 (8:21 pm)
I'll bet you that A) the dyno numbers are more than a tad optimistic and even then only when operating at WOT at redline, B) the "usable" midrange torque numbers are actually reduced, and C) a modification to the exhaust will just make the midrange loss even more apparent.
Now, if you routinely drive around with the tach somewhere north of 5,000 RPMS, then yes, an intake may help you get there a bit quicker, but otherwise, all you're going to get is more noise.
#57 of 57 Evolution Motorsports OK After All.
Oct 06, 2010 (1:00 pm)
OK folks,if you care at all,I got the missing part straightened out with Evolution and they are going to send it to me post haste at no expense to me.I guess I jumped the gun about them,they are nice to deal with after all.Hey,there are bound to be some neglible screw ups with any mail order stuff I guess.Check out their website, they have a lot of good prod's for the Rabbit.