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    1. Member Maximum_Download's Avatar
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      01-21-2020 12:26 PM #51
      Quote Originally Posted by Numbersix View Post
      Interesting. I had a 2012 GTI and then a 2016. At least with the Performance Package and DCC suspension, I couldn't disagree more.

      The MQB platform is much more stable, quieter at freeway speed, and has much improved traction and damping over the Mk6. And there is no comparison in terms of the brakes (Golf R brakes on a car that's 250lb lighter with the PP). I always felt that my Mk6 was underdamped and underbraked in stock form, and the Mk7 totally eliminates both issues.

      I'd not recommend another GTI for Vad anyway.
      Fully agreed. Drive a Mk6 and Mk7 back to back and the differences are obvious.

      But also agreed, no more GTI for Vad.
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      01-21-2020 12:33 PM #52
      Quote Originally Posted by absoluteczech View Post
      Did he say he had them done at the dealership? Because they would print out a history of it then. I never kept paper work for oil changes done at dealer because I knew they had the history on it.
      No, that was the issue - none of the services were performed at the dealer. Maybe smart since the car had minor mods, but no records? Obviously that raises questions...
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      01-21-2020 12:35 PM #53
      Quote Originally Posted by MylesPH1 View Post
      No, that was the issue - none of the services were performed at the dealer. Maybe smart since the car had minor mods, but no records? Obviously that raises questions...
      Gotcha.

    5. 01-21-2020 12:50 PM #54
      Quote Originally Posted by Maximum_Download View Post
      Fully agreed. Drive a Mk6 and Mk7 back to back and the differences are obvious.

      But also agreed, no more GTI for Vad.
      I've driven them back to back, along with a modded PP and R, the mk7 is better, I just didn't feel non-PP car was that much better to go back to car payments again after having paid off my mk6. I'm not going back to an open diff fwd turbo car ever again.

      I have pondered the PP pack + additional front camber mods vs adding an LSD + camber plates on my mk6 as modded MK7 PP GTI I drove addressed the main issues with my mk6, but as a modder I still think the mk6 is an LSD and better damping options away from a mk7. Even then, I still don't feel like the mk5 to mk7 gti's felt special enough on an emotional level to me, it feels like a very good tool to have, but not something that says wow, I love this car a lot. But vad has a 993 for that sort of fun
      Last edited by Aw614; 01-21-2020 at 12:56 PM.

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      01-21-2020 12:57 PM #55
      Why not skip the AWD and check out a e90 or e92 m3?

      1st gen SQ5's are another outside the box option if AWD is mandatory

    7. 01-21-2020 01:01 PM #56
      Quote Originally Posted by TurboREX View Post
      Why not skip the AWD and check out a e90 or e92 m3?

      1st gen SQ5's are another outside the box option if AWD is mandatory
      The e90/e92 is going to sit at his mom's house due to a rod bearing failure...

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      01-21-2020 01:13 PM #57
      Quote Originally Posted by Aw614 View Post
      The e90/e92 is going to sit at his mom's house due to a rod bearing failure...
      No, that's why you do the 88c900t strategy-find a car that the previous owner spent their money on. Works every time (so far.....)
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      01-21-2020 01:19 PM #58
      If you don't mind a coupe you should absolutely be looking at M240i's.

      Much cheaper used than M2, more usable with AWD and adjustable suspension, nearly as fun.

    10. 01-21-2020 01:19 PM #59
      Quote Originally Posted by 88c900t View Post
      No, that's why you do the 88c900t strategy-find a car that the previous owner spent their money on. Works every time (so far.....)
      This is vad we're talking about

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      01-21-2020 01:44 PM #60
      This fits all your criteria. You could even get one new (with an amazing warranty and service) for under your price cap:



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      01-21-2020 01:47 PM #61
      Quote Originally Posted by GTI 20v View Post
      This fits all your criteria. You could even get one new (with an amazing warranty and service) for under your price cap:


      I thought this was another Alfa suggestion at first. The genesis is a really good looker imo.
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      01-21-2020 01:49 PM #62
      You should buy a Tesla Model III, but I really like the idea of you repeating your mistake by getting an Audi. That will give you "what should I get next" post fodder for at least another couple of years.
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    14. 01-21-2020 01:56 PM #63
      Go really stupid or go home:


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      01-21-2020 02:18 PM #64
      Quote Originally Posted by Aw614 View Post
      I've driven them back to back, along with a modded PP and R, the mk7 is better, I just didn't feel non-PP car was that much better to go back to car payments again after having paid off my mk6. I'm not going back to an open diff fwd turbo car ever again.

      I have pondered the PP pack + additional front camber mods vs adding an LSD + camber plates on my mk6 as modded MK7 PP GTI I drove addressed the main issues with my mk6, but as a modder I still think the mk6 is an LSD and better damping options away from a mk7. Even then, I still don't feel like the mk5 to mk7 gti's felt special enough on an emotional level to me, it feels like a very good tool to have, but not something that says wow, I love this car a lot. But vad has a 993 for that sort of fun
      Well truly, if he wanted to be economical, keeping the Mk6 and modding it - lsd, flash, new clutch, suspension, etc. - would be a great possibility, and he’s considered it. It’s not like he dislikes the car.
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      01-21-2020 02:48 PM #65
      Quote Originally Posted by absoluteczech View Post
      See my previous post saying spend $1-2k. Tune and suspension work will solve those "differences" you mention. No need to go out and buy another car over that is what I'm saying. It's NOT that big of a change to justify IMO.
      $1-2k isn't buying the e-Diff and bigger/higher capacity brakes, though.

      But again, this isn't about him keeping his GTI or buying a new one.

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      01-21-2020 04:43 PM #66
      Vad, skip the S4 and get the D2 Audi S8 like you were meant to 10 years ago. This will undo the karma and restore balance in the universe.

      https://forums.vwvortex.com/showthre...bout-the-D2-S8

      https://forums.vwvortex.com/showthre...based-on-looks

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      Last edited by bzcat; 01-21-2020 at 05:42 PM.

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      01-21-2020 05:09 PM #67
      Quote Originally Posted by Maximum_Download View Post
      On Vad's suggestion I loaded up my Golf R into Carvana's appraisal process and promptly got a number I was very happy with.

      I sold it to Carvana yesterday, and the process couldn't have been smoother, transparent, and convenient. They came to my house, 10 minutes of paperwork over coffee at my dining room table, and the car was trucked away.

      If anyone is thinking about it, I highly recommend giving them a try.
      While the Carvana offer I got for my R was higher than the trade quotes I got (and one dealer even agreed to match their offer) that offer wasn't high enough to account for the tax savings of trading it for less.

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      01-21-2020 05:39 PM #68
      Despite the grey audis' technically being identical to your search parameters 10 years ago, the reliability of a volvo S60R makes an OG Allroad look like a reasonable choice relatively speaking.

      An S3 or S4 is not a mistake unless you don't like the car. The S3 is, in my opinion, the much more fun option because its more spritely than the larger S4. The S4 however is faster, smoother, comfier, its a sporting GT car and that S/c v6 is a hell of a motor (tune and pulley is well over 400hp) that so far has proven to be quite reliable.

      Also, you'd be surprised at used S5 prices. They recently got my attention, there are about 12 near me (South Florida) in the 2012-2015 and 20-40K mi range going for $22K-$30K.
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      01-21-2020 05:47 PM #69
      If you can stretch a couple thousand, there are a good amount of ATS-V manuals out there.
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      01-21-2020 05:50 PM #70
      Quote Originally Posted by JustinCSVT View Post
      If you can stretch a couple thousand, there are a good amount of ATS-V manuals out there.
      I hear from reputable sources that these are fun as hell.

      Okay, there's only one source, and it's Brendan, but I trust him... Mostly.
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      01-21-2020 06:53 PM #71
      Performance is a relevant thing.

      A 200hp Civic to a new driver is a rocketship.

      Everyone has personal tastes as to what is acceptable in a daily driver. I don't know why you are so worried about ticking all the boxes when you have the 993 as a fun car outlet?

      I'd rather have a weekend car to just cruise and enjoy that has some character. And then something to thrash on the track and get it out of my system.

      Daily?

      Give me 300+ hp, AWD for our ****ty winters, comfort for 4 adults, a little luxury and i'm happy.

      Make a short list of the most important items to you and shop that.

      You aren't the same guy you were at 29. At nearly 40 i'd assume you're more mature and your wants in a daily have changed, as has your life.

      You likely identified really hard with what you drove every day at 29. I'm hoping at 39 you're more practical.
      Quote Originally Posted by cockerpunk View Post
      yes, i am bored by FWD driving dynamics, and anyone who doesn't drive there cars to the limits and the beyond.

    23. 01-21-2020 08:57 PM #72
      Quote Originally Posted by TurboREX View Post
      Why not skip the AWD and check out a e90 or e92 m3?

      1st gen SQ5's are another outside the box option if AWD is mandatory
      I've owned a lot of the cars in question, including an e90 M3. Currently dailying a mk8.5 SQ5 that I bought last year on a bit of a whim as we were rotating cars to get my wife into a Macan. i'm pretty blown away by the 3.0t and tuned ZF8 in the SQ. It's a beast. And very tunable. Several folks running deep into the 11s with simple bolt-ons. I've resisted the urge to tune while mine is still in the Certified warranty, but I'm not going to be able to resist for long.

      I've been through the first couple generations of S4's (including a b5 and b6 avant) and am honestly surprised by how much I'm loving the SQ. I hated the idea of them (Q5's, SUVs, etc) back when I was running the Avants but IMO it's probably closest in spirit right now to the early rowdy Audi wagons.

      We drove the B9 SQ5 before buying the Macan and barely got out of the parking spot before my wife wrote it off because of the drop in interior quality from her 2010 Q5. Had to agree with her.

      If given the choice of grabbing the keys for my wife's Macan S or the SQ, it's the SQ every time. with the exception of the ride/handling balance it's got the Macan beat on fun.

      YMMV. Enjoy.
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    24. 01-21-2020 09:10 PM #73
      You’re going to get bored with most of the Euro cars again, even my 62 year old father yawns at the thought of one of those; he’d rather drive my STI and destroy his bad knees every day.

      Get something more chaotic while you’re young enough to enjoy it every day; Mustang GT, scat pack, hellcat, M4, C63..

      or be dumb like me and get an STI and dump $10k into it to build it and make 400+whp with pump gas, you’re never gonna have a dull day and it will go through any weather.. but there is no comfort mode.
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      01-21-2020 09:19 PM #74
      Quote Originally Posted by bzcat View Post
      Vad, skip the S4 and get the D2 Audi S8 like you were meant to 10 years ago. This will undo the karma and restore balance in the universe.

      https://forums.vwvortex.com/showthre...bout-the-D2-S8

      https://forums.vwvortex.com/showthre...based-on-looks

      https://forums.vwvortex.com/showthre...-parts-catalog

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      01-21-2020 09:37 PM #75
      Go drive a Model 3 Performance.

      Go drive a Model 3 Performance.

      Go drive a Model 3 Performance.

      Or even just a dual motor.

      It’s basically an RS3 for built for LA.
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