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VW GTI MKV
Cool?
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post Mar 13 2006, 02:46 PM
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Since I just bought one, I am curious to see what the rest of you think.






200HP @ 5100 - 6000Rpms, 207lbs-ft torque @ 1800 - 5000rpms
Curb weight ~ 3300lbs
0-60 in 7.1s (with manual 6.9 with DSG)

Not sure if that adds to "coolness" but they are being made in Germany for the time being.
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post Mar 13 2006, 03:28 PM
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nnnrrrrggghhhhh this is hard.

It's a sharp drive, but its hefty curb weight (which is actually 3178 pounds for the basic 6-speed model, FYI) and blobtastic styling makes me just wanna call it uncool. Plus it's getting more praise than it really deserves.

Also it seems to me that with the MkV cars VW has lost a lot of that mini-BMW look and feel that people were drawn to so much with the MkIV cars, even if the MkV cars are technically superior.
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post Mar 13 2006, 04:09 PM
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cool, barely
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post Mar 13 2006, 05:01 PM
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Clarkson loves it , hence your wife has gential herpes uncool.
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post Mar 13 2006, 05:08 PM
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I like it, particularly in white. That red stripe on the grille does it for me. I bet it looks good in black too. Red... not so much.

I vote cool.
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post Mar 13 2006, 05:36 PM
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QUOTE(dukenukem @ Mar 13 2006, 05:01 PM) *
Clarkson loves it , hence your wife has gential herpes uncool.


Clarkson is man, I wish I could drive a car like him :-)
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post Mar 13 2006, 05:48 PM
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Tough call.. But it gets a cool vote from me, mainly for it's engine. But I still think it does not look like a proper VW. And it's too heavy.
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post Mar 13 2006, 05:54 PM
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Its a VW and VWs are generally uncool. Especially the hatchbacks.
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post Mar 13 2006, 06:19 PM
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I like the commercials for it so much I'm giving it an ice cold.
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post Mar 13 2006, 06:32 PM
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It's cool. I love it in white heart.gif
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post Mar 13 2006, 06:58 PM
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QUOTE(Cyclone @ Mar 13 2006, 09:32 PM) *
It's cool. I love it in white heart.gif

You damn right.
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post Mar 13 2006, 07:01 PM
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It looks like a marshmellow in white!
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post Mar 13 2006, 07:17 PM
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QUOTE(DakianDelomast @ Mar 13 2006, 05:54 PM) *
Its a VW and VWs are generally uncool. Especially the hatchbacks.



Well, it depends on who you're asking (aka ultra enthusiast versus clueless passer-by), but VWs are considered cool by a large portion of the hard-to-reach late teen/early adult crowd.
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post Mar 13 2006, 07:22 PM
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Who are generally people that are NOT cool.
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post Mar 13 2006, 07:31 PM
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QUOTE(clarkma5 @ Mar 13 2006, 09:17 PM) *
Well, it depends on who you're asking (aka ultra enthusiast versus clueless passer-by), but VWs are considered cool by a large portion of the hard-to-reach late teen/early adult crowd.

So according to VW fanbois it is cool as opposed to a non biased individual ?
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post Mar 13 2006, 10:57 PM
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Fanboys tend to think the objects of their affection are cool no matter what...that's kinda how you define a fanboy.
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post Mar 13 2006, 11:01 PM
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Frozen, because I'd buy one if I had the money.
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post Mar 14 2006, 01:13 AM
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It was a tough call between cool and uncool. Cool for being possibly the best hot hatch for sale on the US market right now. But uncool for its utterly uninspired exterior styling and retina-damaging plaid seats. It's a tough call.

I just voted "uncool," but I think I'm gonna go with "cool." It was a tough call though. Could a moderator move one vote from uncool to cool?
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post Mar 14 2006, 01:44 AM
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QUOTE(Mitlov @ Mar 14 2006, 01:13 AM) *
It was a tough call between cool and uncool. Cool for being possibly the best hot hatch for sale on the US market right now. But uncool for its utterly uninspired exterior styling and retina-damaging plaid seats. It's a tough call.

I just voted "uncool," but I think I'm gonna go with "cool." It was a tough call though. Could a moderator move one vote from uncool to cool?


Moved the vote for you.

And god, I think the plaid seats are awesomely cool, though the quality of the cloth material itself is eh.
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post Mar 14 2006, 05:12 AM
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QUOTE(clarkma5 @ Mar 14 2006, 12:57 AM) *
Fanboys tend to think the objects of their affection are cool no matter what...that's kinda how you define a fanboy.

you are a fanboy and your opinion isnt all peaches and whatever else about it.
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