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Old 11-17-2014, 05:11 PM
 
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The best part about the GTI and R is the aftermarket. As good as these cars are from the factory, with a little tweaking they become true sports cars. Stiffer swaybars, bilstein suspension, vwr sport springs and a stage 1 tune (320hp & 360 ft/lbs and 400hp & 400+ ft/lbs, respectively) make these cars ridiculously fast and capable, like a 3000 pound m3 for half the price. Or you can just leave it stock, or just put stiffer springs and swaybars in, whatever you want.

The naysayers should go test drive a SE '15 GTI.
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Old 11-17-2014, 05:15 PM
 
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What's unusual is mechanically, the VW Jetta is the same car as the VW Golf and yet the Golf gets all the awards and attention at a higher price over the Jetta. Jetta is also available in fuel efficient base and diesel engines models as well as the same powertrain as the GTI in the Jetta GLI.
I drove a jetta recently, and it's no MKVI GTI, most certainly isn't a MKVII.
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Old 11-17-2014, 05:39 PM
 
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I drove a jetta recently, and it's no MKVI GTI, most certainly isn't a MKVII.
Did you drive the Jetta GLI?
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Old 11-17-2014, 05:40 PM
 
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Just got my Popular Mechanics magazine in the mail and they also named the Golf GTI as their car of the year.
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Old 11-17-2014, 06:59 PM
 
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I think Op means the golf wouldn't have even been considered once. Perhaps the Beetle was missed but the Golf?
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Old 12-01-2014, 06:01 PM
 
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I drove a jetta recently, and it's no MKVI GTI, most certainly isn't a MKVII.
The Jetta is no longer so similar mechanically to the Golf. The MkVII Golf is in a different league.
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