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8V or 16v Golf GTi MK3?

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Hi,

Im looking for my first GTi confused.gif

Obviously - keeping family tradition - i havnt got a clue blush.gif

Whats the difference between 8v & 16v? & what would you choose & Why?

Ta

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16V is 150bhp, 8v is about 120.

16V is much more revvy and is usefully quicker but only a group higher for insurance.

I'd get a 16V - I had one for three years and it was great!

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is the 16v more thirsty?

How many miles roughly - local driving £10 = 70 to 80 miles?

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Very little difference.

I generally got about 32-35mpg.

About 30mpg if I thrashed it.

Not sure the range but mpg is not a problem in them.

Many who got 8Vs wished they'd gone for a 16V.

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I though the 2.0l 8v was only 115bhp. The 1.8l 8v was only 112bhp.

The 16v obviously has more power but its qyuite far up the revs. Bruv had MKII 8V with Kent Cam and skimmed head and it was / is quick and an easy tuning option.

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Six - That's why I said "about" 120bhp - Wasn't 100% sure!The engine on the 16V does need working but it's still fine at low revs.

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Nope - Too nose heavy, softer suspension and the hit on mpg is not worth it in performance gains (only 20bhp more).

Also costs a packet more to service it.

VR6 with suspension mods is okay but it's a barge without.

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Just don't think I could live with the drone of a 4 cyl engine, I'd put up with the other issues on that alone.

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I've heard worse sounding 4 cylinder engines but I know what you mean.

It's not a bad lump though - Unburstable and uses naff all oil.

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For me I'd opt for a 1.8 8V MKII. Best of the bunch by far.

Might only have 112hp, but its still a whole lot of fun and much better put together than the MKIII.

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I know a wee bit about cars ! ,, Got MkII 8v.. lol

but can i ask,

why did VW do 8v & 16v models at the same time if the 16v is soo much better, an is there any advantage to an 8v over 16v ??

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So they can charge more for a car which offers minimal performance gains whilst at the same time not costing them much more to produce, ergo, increasing profits!

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I loved my 8v...loadsa torque, and it felt quicker off the mark than the 16v.

Although it did run out of puff at the point where the 16v started to get excited.

IMO 2 totally different drives, drive them both and see what you prefer.

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Thanks for the info... people always say 8V has more torque.. ??

Well that kinda leads onto my next question, My 8v has a Kent Cam, full stainless, K&N,lowered etcc,, usual aye,,

But what could i do to get a little bit more, (not looking for mega) withouot going mad on £££'ss see polish an port in the 'Golf' mag,, is that worth while ?? or is their other alternatives,, car is K-Jetronic system.

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