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  • my name is teresita ...
    i was just about to buy a 2001 vw GTI next week ..
    when i stumbled upon this forum ... and i am so glad i did!
    good tips about the new2002 GTI that i didn't know about ...
    now thanks to you all, i'm better informed and i think i'll wait for the 2002 line ...
    they haven't arrived in California yet ... I am counting the days ...
  • I'm glad you're were able to find our ongoing GTI discussion. We look forward to hearing about your 2002 GTI purchase... when the time comes. Good luck. ;-)

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  • Just a brief announcement, to let everyone here know that as of today, I'm going to be changing my user name/profile to "Revka" and will no longer be going by "Pocahontas." No big explanation, but just decided it was time for a change.


    So for those that know me as "Pocahontas", please be aware that when you see the user name "Revka" that it's still me.


    Thanks for your participation at Town Hall. ;-)


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  • header2header2 Posts: 10
    Hi, everyone, have being looking at cars and reviewing them through this site. Finally bought a new 2002 GTI golf last week. Go hosed by the dealer on the price, $21,750 for GTI with Alloy wheels and premium package and 6 disc CD changer.
    Anyone need any questions answered about the car let me know.
    By the way, it's a blast to drive. 600 miles on it already.
  • ghuletghulet Posts: 2,628
    GLX (V6) or GLS (1.8t)? Auto or 5 speed? Just wondering which one, I'm assuming by the price that it's a 1.8 (I think V6 are like $23-24k). I totally can't afford a new car, but I'd definitely consider one if I could (5 speed, of course). Don't feel bad about the price unless you don't like the car or can't afford it. If neither, be happy you can afford a car you like! (-;

    Oh yeah, here's me:

    ghulet
    age 32, live in Chicago (n. side of city)
    unemployed, it was fun for a while, now it sucks
    drive 90 Saab 900S hatchback 5 speed
  • revkarevka Posts: 1,750
    To Header- Congratulations on your new vehicle. Also, glad to see you've found your way to our ongoing VW GTI discussion where you can share notes with other owners and enthusiasts. We look forward to hearing all about your GTI ownership experience!

    To ghulet- Thanks for your introduction. Look forward to seeing you around the Hatchbacks message board....

    Happy Motoring! ;-)

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  • header2header2 Posts: 10
    Hi, it was a 1.8T manual with alloy wheels and the premium package. I don't feel bad about the price just having to argue with the dealer for 2 hrs to get him to agreed to that price. but anyway I screwed him on the VW customer survey.
  • just wanted to introduce myself: marcus 53 years old. i just bought a new rsx regular not s model. very nice car. fun to drive but brakes seems not as powerful as they should be.( perhaps they need more time to set) ..
  • revkarevka Posts: 1,750
    and congratulations on your new Acura RSX! I see you've also found your way to our onging Acura RSX discussion. You may want to compare notes with other owners there about the brakes....

    We look forward to hearing more about your RSX experience. Happy Motoring! ;-)

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  • ...Hey-hey! I've already posted a few times to the C230 Coupe topic, but I'll go through the formalities anyway, since I have the time right now.

    I'm Mike, closing in on 40 years old, and although I drive a roadster at the moment, I recently placed my order for one of the aforementioned C230K's. This car looks like a real winner, and I hope to keep it for quite a while. I've owned a few other hatchbacks over the years, including a Gremlin X (what a car!), a couple of older 280Z's, and a couple of Rx-7's. I also frequent the Coupes/Convertibles/Sports Cars section, and I really enjoy watching people argue about goofy things, like what exactly *is* a sports car. Anyway, I 'spect that I'll be hanging out more 'round here as time goes by, so here's a toast to more traffic .
  • revkarevka Posts: 1,750
    and share your story. Also, congratulations on your new C230! I guess you must be pretty excited. Do you have much longer to wait?

    "Anyway, I 'spect that I'll be hanging out more 'round here as time goes by..."

    That's great. I look forward to seeing you around the Hatchbacks Message Board. Happy Motoring. ;-)

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  • The salesman said mid to late January in all probability. I am excited, but I'm also somewhat sad to lose my beloved S2000. The car is great with the top down, but something of an annoyance with the top up. Practicality at finally won out, sort of.
  • Hello- Just introducing myself after already posting a message! My name is Jessica, I live in Rhode Island and I am a graduate student at Boston College. I am about to retire my 1989 Honda Prelude and slip behind the wheel of a 2000 VW Golf GLS (I pick it up tomorrow!). This is my second hatchback (my first was a Nissan Pulsar) and I'm looking forward once again to the advantages of a cavernous backside... if you know what I mean. Have a lovely Thanksgiving everyone!
  • revkarevka Posts: 1,750
    Congratulation on your new VW Golf! Hope everything goes smoothly for you tomorrow. I see you've also found your way to our ongoing VW Golf discussion where you can compare notes with other owner/enthusiasts. We look forward to hearing more!

    Btw, feel free to also join us in any of the discussions in our Women's Auto Center. I look forward to seeing you around Town Hall. Happy Motoring! ;-)

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  • Hello, This is my first time posting on a message board. Two days ago during my new car research, I discovered this town hall community. Thanks to all, the messages were a positive confirmation on the car I was considering. Yesterday I bought a 2002 Hyuandi Accent GS.
  • revkarevka Posts: 1,750
    and congratulations on your new car! We look forward to hearing more about your 2002 Hyundai Accent experience.... See you around the Hatchbacks message board. ;-)

    Revka
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  • revkarevka Posts: 1,750
    Here are some good discussions to help you get started:

    - Which 5 door hatchback?

    - Inexpensive new hatchback wanted

    - Used hatchbacks: got any ideas?

    - What do like about hatchbacks?

    - Upcoming Hatchbacks (real or concept)

    Or try using the Search feature, on the left side of the page, to find a specific topic (make/model) of interest throughout Town Hall. Happy Motoring!

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  • Hello. I'm Pat, 26, car enthusiast, and Focus ZX3 owner of 9 months. I need more e-mail like I need elective gum surgery, but I'll post here anyway. If you have insomnia, ask me why the Focus is the perfect L.A. car.
  • revkarevka Posts: 1,750
    and thanks for your introduction. Here's are a couple Hatchbacks discussions that I think you'll enjoy: Ford Focus ZX3 and What do you like about hatchbacks?

    You said: "I need more e-mail like I need elective gum surgery, but I'll post here anyway"

    So you know, your email address in your profile is private by default. However, you can make it public if you choose to. Look forward to seeing you around the Hatchbacks board... even if it's just in the early hours of the morning! ;-)

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  • Hope that all of us can force manufacturers to build better cars and fix problems w/o hassle.Same for the dealership.
  • revkarevka Posts: 1,750
    Abundant good wishes for happiness and joy this holiday season... and throughout the coming year! Thanks for your participation on this message board. Happy motoring, and drive safely. ;-)

    Revka
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  • 8u6hfd8u6hfd Posts: 1,391
    I'm looking to get a new 2002 Golf GLS TDI sometime in Late January-early February.

    Current I drive a 3-box Camry
  • Hi, I'm a very satisfied owner of a 1999 civic hatchback. I love my car, but I'm planning a move out to Colorado this summer and I'm worried that it won't handle to well in the snow. So, I'm hoping that someone can point me in the right direction to get my question answered. Thanks!

    Abby
  • revkarevka Posts: 1,750
    Hi 8u6hfd- You may want to stop by our ongoing VW Golf discussion to share notes with other Golf owner and shoppers. Good luck with your purchase. We look forward to seeing you around the Hatchbacks Message Board. ;-)

    Hi valdelievre - Glad to hear your Civic is serving you well. Here's a direct link to one of the ongoing Honda Civic discussions on this message board. Use your copy/paste so you don't have to re-write your message. Btw, in that discussion, you'll also find a direct link to our Honda Civic Owner's Club... which will lead you to many other Civic discussions throughout Town Hall. Good luck. ;-)

    Revka
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  • Hello,
    My name's Mark. I used to own a '79 Plymouth Champ w/ 1.6 L and 8 on the floor. Yeah, you know one of those oddities w/ the split rear axle so every gear had an overdrive. Cool concept but not real practical for the lower gears. Anyway, it got too small for our family and I needed cash so this mechanic who had worked on the car once, when he saw it in the paper, scarfed it up. I often wonder if I should have sold it.

    My son owned a 1982 Saab Turbo. Real sharp looking car and rolled straight cruising at high speed. But someone installed the engine in backwards in that car, which made it a joke to change the alternator. We gave up.

    I now own a 1995 VW Golf GL std. 5 spd. This is not your pappy's VW. Great car around town and on the highway. I gave it to my wife to make up for the '63 VW bug I sold out from under her which she never forgave me for.
  • I love small hatchbacks (have a 1990 honda civic hatch) and am currently trying to decide between getting a VW Golf GTI or a Honda civic EX. This site seems a good place to look at. All opinions welcome.
  • revkarevka Posts: 1,750
    Here's a direct link to our VW Golf or Honda Civic discussion. I just moved it back to this board from our Archived folder. Hope this is helpful.

    In addition, you may also want to check out our Volkswagen Golf and Honda Civic discussions. Use your copy/paste so you don't have to re-write your message. Good luck with your decision. ;-)

    Revka
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  • risa5risa5 Posts: 23
    Hi everyone. I didn't realize until just recently that I've never owned anything other than a hatchback. My first car was a then-new 1991 Honda Civic DX. That got me through university; then, it went to my younger brothers while I took public transit to work because that was more convenient. When I moved away from home in 1998, I left the car with my brothers. One of them pretty much trashed the car already at that point anyway. I bought a 1989 Plymouth Sundance for $1400 since I was a poor graduate student at that point. That car got rear-ended a year later, written off and the other driver's insurance company gave me $2000. I used that money to buy a 1987 VW Scirocco. These three cars all served me well from getting stranded cyclist friends get themselves and their bikes home to taking my car-ride-loving dogs out for a fun cruise. I'm no longer a starving grad student and I'm in the market for a new car. I briefly considered getting a mini-SUV, but I'm sticking to a hatchback and buying an Elantra GT.
  • revkarevka Posts: 1,750
    and thanks for sharing your story. Also, glad to see you've found your way over to our ongoing Elantra GT discussion where you can share notes with other owners and shoppers. Good luck with your purchase.

    Btw, being a long time hatchback owner, you may also appreciate these discussions: What do you like about hatchbacks? and How Much Stuff Can Your Hatchback Hold?. I look forward to seeing you around the Hatchback Message Board. Happy motoring! ;-)

    Revka
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  • jesljesl Posts: 1
    Hello everyone, Thank you everyone for posting your messages here. My wife and I just brought a 2002 Hyundai Elantra GT. We did a lot of looking around and a lot of test drives in different cars. This message board helped BIG time in choosing this car. Thanks again
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