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Welcome to the MkV Gti owners

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Just thought I'd give you all a welcome here. The new model really has grabbed me and if my circumstances were different then i'd be looking seriously at getting one.

Used to own a Mk3 2.0 8v (slow as poo) but still a great car to drive.

So what cars have you peeps changed from ?

Graham

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Thanks for the welcome. I have wanted a Gti ever since the Mk1 came out, but circumstances didn't allow it. However this year the wife and myself thought we would take a test in the Mkv, that hour sold it to us and 6 weeks later we managed to get one. I must say it is a totally different experience to our old passat Tdi

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Cheers for the welcome Hopsta.

Changed from a MK V GT TDI and prior to that a MK IV GTI. I was at the dealers having some warranty work done on the GT TDI and took a test drive in the new GTI and that sold it to me. 169144-ok.gif

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Cheers Hopsta. I changed from a golf V6 4 motion and before that a golf GT TDi 130. before that I was a peugeot man for a few years, mainly as a result of the car scheme at work. New GTi is pretty cool and was worth the wait. As soon as I saw the new Gti in a mag, I knew I was gonna get one.

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Hi, I had an Audi A3 2.0 TDi Sport (mk 2) prior to my GTI, which was a good car but no where near the fun of the GTI. Saw it at the Paris Motorshow and put my name on the list at the local stealers when I got back to the UK. Hadn't even driven the car until I got mine and not disappointed.

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Hi Hopsta. I have owned a list of VDubs from a Mk1 Scirroco, 3 x Mk2 GTi's, 1 x Mk1 GTi, then I defected to the Subaru camp 2 x Impreza Turbo's, an R32, now a 2.0GT TDi, but I just can't get the petrol out of my veins grin.gif Or the VW build quality out of my head. Quick though the Scooby's were, they felt tinny. Plus I'd seen a few bent ones. EEK2.GIF R32 was great, exept MPG UHOH7.GIF Early April I ordered a 3 door in steel grey with DSG and 18" wheels... Waiting is doing my head in!

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Hi and thanks for the welcome. My cars have been 2x VW golf 1.3s, Fiesta mk 2 xr2, Peugeot 205 1.6 GTI, Nissan Pulsar GTiR and going for test drive for one of these babies this friday..... Guaranteed to buy, even the missus loves it. The colour we want is the Laser blue!!! We both love our hatchbacks. My only gripe about the car is the choice of alloy wheels. Outside the dealers in chester sat a lovely TDi with VW 17" splitrim type alloys, so i asked if they could fit them instead as and when i purchase the car.Hope they say yes before i sign the dotted line. 3 month waiting list though frown.gif <font color="blue"> </font>

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Mine should arrive in mid July. Recent cars have been a succession of BMWs, Jags and currently driving a CLK Cabriolet. Never owned a Golf or any VW and in fact have never like the look of any previous GTI (or any other 1 box hatch) so I think the appeal of this one is that it's the Golf for people who don't like Golfs.

Can't wait, should be a refreshing change 169144-ok.gif

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Hello, just got mu GTi yesterday and joined today after months of lurking. Last two cars were a Lexus IS200, followed by a Lexus RX300, which I've just passed onto my wife. My excuse was that I needed something smaller and more fuel efficient for business trips. She wins too because she was driving a rattly Renault Scenic.

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i have my laser blue 3dr 8 weeks now and very happy with it having said that the dealers have to change a door seal already changed up from a 00 golf tdi 90 then a 02 a3 tdi130 and now gti

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Hi all. Getting my GTi in a weeks time. Got lucky, the local dealer had a cancelled order, so I was able to jump in and take it instead of waiting for a late Sept delivery.

Can't wait to pick it up. Currently got a 2002 Mini Cooper, but fancy a grown-up's car now

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Few more of you creeping out the woodwork, nice little community going now, well done 169144-ok.gif

Welcome to all the members, if you're lurking then get registered and post to just say 'Hi'.

Graham

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ok then - have just joined too. Didn't think I'd bother yet as my diamond black 3dr GTI won't arrive UNTIL OCTOBER!!!! :-(

not sure how I'm going to cope with waiting that long. at least there's plenty of reading to to in the mean time!

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I have just joined too - good forum

I have a similar wait - my Diamond Black 3dr with cruise, armrest and winter pack won't arrive until October (20 weeks when ordered)

Can't wait

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Hi everyone. Thought i'd join after a month of browsing the site. Some superb information on here. Golf gti ordered 1st of June expected september. Spec includes met black, leather, arm rest with cd changer, highline com and 18" alloys. The wait is killing me!

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any of you guys experienced a squeek from below centre of dash... pissin me off... can they solve it at vw... also back right door is a bit rattly.... and yes it's only 2 weeks old

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Well after trading my mk v Golf GT TDI in,prior to that I owned an BMW E46 M3,BMW E46 330 CI SPORT,BMW E46 320CI,BMW`S MINI Cooper & MINI COOPER `S` and so on......Cars today are not like years ago most look the same,unlike in the 80`s when I used to own a 3 door Rs Cosworth Brilliant car...........

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Hi everyone!

I'm currently driving a bog-standard Mk4 Golf 1.6 and my previous car was a straight-6 BMW 320i for many years. My Mk5 GTI DSG is scheduled to start being built 11th July (next week) with a delivery date of early August....I'm counting the days!

I'll post some questions as new topics in due course and have already learnt a few things from reading tonight before registering.

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sup people!how long did vw keep you hanging before they delivered your car??...the suspense is killing me...i ordered at the end of may!!

cheers

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I ordered mine 29th March and am taking delivery 18th/19th July.

So nearly 4 months for me! crazy.gif

Going by that you'll be looking mid September. frown.gif

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28th Feb Picking up 15th July. So nearly 5 Months !!! In the fifth month I threw all my toys out of the pram but made no difference until it arrived in the country then they pulled all the stops, they have hurrying it through PDI as we speak.

Steel Grey 3dr , Sat Nav, Leather, Folding Mirros, Winter Pack

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[ QUOTE ]

28th Feb Picking up 15th July. So nearly 5 Months !!! In the fifth month I threw all my toys out of the pram but made no difference until it arrived in the country then they pulled all the stops, they have hurrying it through PDI as we speak.

Steel Grey 3dr , Sat Nav, Leather, Folding Mirros, Winter Pack

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lagrian - our cars were probably on the same boat! Ordered 28th February and.. you guessed it.. delivered to me on the 15th! Difficult to concentrate at the mo, eh?

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Definitely , but to be honest I have found it hard to concentrate for the last 5 months !!

24 hours left !!!

Good luck with your car

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