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VW GTI (All styles)



  • I am in the market for a new MP3 player. My 08 GTI has an iPod adapter in the armrest. I was searching by player features, and I have seen a Sony player that seems to be a better buy than the iPod nano ($60 less for equivalent storage, similar other features). My question is, can you get the full functionality in browsing the folders of the player for anything other than the iPod? The Sony doesn't have a dock adapter, just the USB. Just wondering what works, and how others like their choices.

  • bc6152bc6152 Posts: 3
    I checked the owner's manual but could find no reference to mounting a front license tag on my 2006 GTI. Has anyone done this? If so, where can it be mounted?
  • upstatedocupstatedoc Posts: 710
    Did you move from a non-front-license-plate state to a front-license-plate state? My front plate was mounted dead center on the front bumper. Is yours the 1.8 or 2.0L engine? (mid year change)
  • bc6152bc6152 Posts: 3
    I have to replace the driver's side Xenon bulb in the headlight. I called my local dealer and was quoted a price of $216.00 for the bulb. One bulb. I removed the bad bulb, went on Ebay, and got the exact replacement - a Phillips D2S 85122 - for $40.00. I thought that the VW was a "peoples car". Not many people I know can afford $216.00 for a headlight bulb. Ridiculous and the last VW I'll buy.
  • I've had my '06 GTI for a year and love it but am looking at the Mazda2 for it's gas economy. I have not test driven one yet..can anyone tell me what the differences are? Good/bad etc?
  • Hello everyone close to purchasing a GTI Autobahn model for my son our concern is if there is any difference when some one has to enter the back seat of 2 door model between the cloth version or leather seats mainly concerned about the seat belt on how to clear it out of the way for passenger. It seems a little flimsy on the cloth model was just wondering if same set up for the leather version with the control for seat belt. thanks for any info you can pass along
  • did u buy gti for ur son finally . cuz i am think to buy one 2.. i found that many people lease gti than buying one... btw, what is the price ur paid if u bought it.. with tax,, (exclude title, etc...)
  • tsarheld1tsarheld1 Posts: 4
    are there any forums for the Mazda 2????
  • shiposhipo Posts: 9,152
    The Mazda2 is way-way smaller than the 2006 GTI, as an alternative might I suggest a new Golf TDI.
  • I have a 2002 BMW 330ci, with 64,700 miles on it, in excellent condition. After it sits in the hot sun for many hours, when I start it, the "red" driver-side headlamp warning light is on(but the headlights works fine). I can get the "red" warning light to go off by switching the dial to turn the lights off/on back and forth a few times. I think there might be an "electrical short" in the lightswitch, but my mechanic says that is not possible, and everything is okay, what do you think?
  • Hey guys, I'm trying to decide between a 2013 GTI or a 2013 GLI. They both seem to have good qualities, and I was just wondering if there are any real differences between the two besides body style? Any advice or suggestions are welcome!
  • Hey Turboman007, they are both really great cars. I'm sure you will be happy with whichever one you choose. I would personally recommend the GTI because it is more sporty, if that's what you're looking for... I feel like it has the edge when it comes to handling and taking corners fast. But the GLI is a great compromise for anyone who may not like the hatchback style of the GTI. Check out They have a lot of great videos on both models. Hope this helps, good luck with your choice!!!
  • dotty1dotty1 Posts: 1
    I bought a GTI last year, loved it but beware any models with timing chains. the chains can stretch with normal wear and it is a known problem. Users report having the timing chain fail when less than 50000 miles are on the clock. Buyer beware the cost of replacing this is extremely expensive and in my experience VW will not show goodwill.
  • Is there a best model year GTI? Reliability, comfort, performance, handling, braking, cost, ease of modifying performance/handling,not too low for speed bumps, etc. How about the interior stuff like seats, stereo, etc. I think the 2010 on are lower vs my 2007? How much of a problem is this for potholes, speed bumps, etc.?

    My 2007 DSG GTI was totaled Fri.
    I am looking for a replacement car. I like hatchbacks for everyday functionality. It will be my only car. I like DSG because there will be times I am injured and not able to drive a stick. Also traffic here is BAD. I have had manual vehicles until I bought my brand new GTI.
    I was able to put my bicycles in the hatch and pull a small motorcycle trailer.
    I had 17 inch wheels and would not go larger because I drive on a lot of rough roads.
    I liked the MPG, yet performance.
    I am open to other vehicles.
    Thank you.
  • I am researching golfs too and have found a lot of good info on a the tdi club website. They talk about other models as well as tdi. Not looking for used so haven't paid too much attention to posts on earlier models. The next models 2014 and 2015 may be assembled in mexico and many posts regarding this. Preference is german assembled gti's and tdi's. Much mention of 2013 special edition gti the wolfsburg and the driver's edition. The wolfsburg is built in wolfsburg. May find these special editions at discounts right now.
  • conallconall West TexasPosts: 91

    The new Mk.VII is the best since the Mk.II
    By Mk.II, I mean the '92 2.0 16V.

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