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  • RipsWTK Volskwagen Polo Gti late model, anyone got? opinions?

    Loving this car for the wife next year.
    2 door in black with hopefully sunroof.
    Done lots of reading and watched it burn on youtube, like everything I see.
    So who owns one in Perth?
    Any overheating dramas?
    Has the discombobulator broken off the flappy paddle because your wife changes gears with hairbrush?
    Really still economical if I steal it and thrash it most mornings?
    She munchkin but Im tall, hows the comfort with two soft bags to Margaret river?
    Essentially Im asking for the owners on the ground local quibbles if any, and any owners pics of how you set it up for personal porn value.
    If not familiar with the model check it on youtube doing the Top Gear track like its on rails, this thing is 33k!!! Brand spanking new!
    Ask not what your country can for do you,
    But what is your country going to do to you next?

  • #2
    [MENTION=6812]rgvlee[/MENTION] owns the previous model I believe, you're looking at the current model?

    I'm a fan of them on paper as well, something that could prove entertaining despite the lack of transmission options, but can't look at anything too entertaining in that price range as the missus can only drive auto
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    • #3
      Originally posted by Todd B. Rexington View Post
      [MENTION=6812]rgvlee[/MENTION] owns the previous model I believe, you're looking at the current model?

      I'm a fan of them on paper as well, something that could prove entertaining despite the lack of transmission options, but can't look at anything too entertaining in that price range as the missus can only drive auto
      Were in the same boat, it doesn't have a clutch so is ok on auto licence as far as I knew?
      Its described as an automatic gearbox in the literature, fingers now crossed.
      Ask not what your country can for do you,
      But what is your country going to do to you next?

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Rips View Post
        Were in the same boat, it doesn't have a clutch so is ok on auto licence as far as I knew?
        Its described as an automatic gearbox in the literature, fingers now crossed.
        Correct, it's automatic.

        It's not really the first car on my "Do Want" list (that'd be the Toyota 86), but if / when my Merc eventually dies from neglect, the Polo GTi will get a test drive.
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        • #5
          The wife has the previous 1.8l GTi. She loves it and it is great fun to drive. They make very good torque and so will roll around the suburbs in 3rd. If you push them they go well. They are surprisingly roomy inside.

          Only mechanical issue was the air conditioner stopped working out of warranty and the dealer diagnosed compressor failure and metal in the system requiring new everything and $2000 cash. A couple of months later the air con started working again and has ever since. Lucky we didn't spend $2000.

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          • #6
            Yeah we did alot of looking at the 86 in the same price range, its just a little dragon sticker in Northbridgey for our taste.
            But in grown up silver and black with moderate rims and suspension its alot of Bond style gt for the coin, I could see driving it.
            Must have custom drawer for Walther.
            Wifey does a straight country town to country town run for work, the mileage, safety and chic of the little Polo seems a real winning combo in the price range, would be expecting good resale from a gti in good colour scheme and spec as a bonus down the track.

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            Originally posted by Neil-51 View Post
            The wife has the previous 1.8l GTi. She loves it and it is great fun to drive. They make very good torque and so will roll around the suburbs in 3rd. If you push them they go well. They are surprisingly roomy inside.

            Only mechanical issue was the air conditioner stopped working out of warranty and the dealer diagnosed compressor failure and metal in the system requiring new everything and $2000 cash. A couple of months later the air con started working again and has ever since. Lucky we didn't spend $2000.
            Well done for hanging out on the air con!, she wants to keep the model then?
            Ask not what your country can for do you,
            But what is your country going to do to you next?

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            • #7
              If you get one with a DSG you'll have the best of both worlds. Easy "automatic" gear changing for your partner and flappy paddle manual for yourself.
              Spiral out, keep going...

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Stu View Post
                If you get one with a DSG you'll have the best of both worlds. Easy "automatic" gear changing for your partner and flappy paddle manual for yourself.
                Tis the only box it comes with, but you got the plan right!.
                She goes to work, I cruise to Montenegro/Pinjarra on sunday morning.
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                But what is your country going to do to you next?

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                • #9
                  Check out the vwwatercooled 6r forum for common issues. There is meant to be a new motor out which deals with the oil consumption issues many have had.

                  I have the previous model. Considered the 6r for a split second but preferred the tried and tested 1.8T platform and 9n3 shape. I'm not really a fan of the twin charger setup, it doesn't suit my 300hp+ engine upgrade plans.

                  I bought mine a year ago and still enjoy the hell out it. I went out a short fang the other night, turned traction control off and had a heap of fun.

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                  • #10
                    Cheers mate, will check out the forum to read about the oil issue.
                    300hp Polo, that should be blisteringly quick to say the least.
                    I think this model is 190hp and I thought that pretty hot.
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                    • #11
                      "Plans"

                      6r stock is 132kw at the flywheel.

                      9n3 is 110. Stage 1 flash up to 140.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by rgvlee View Post
                        "Plans"

                        6r stock is 132kw at the flywheel.

                        9n3 is 110. Stage 1 flash up to 140.
                        So more power is an optional extra?
                        I would have gone with " shiny wheels"
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                        But what is your country going to do to you next?

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Todd B. Rexington View Post
                          Correct, it's automatic.

                          It's not really the first car on my "Do Want" list (that'd be the Toyota 86), but if / when my Merc eventually dies from neglect, the Polo GTi will get a test drive.
                          Let me know if you decide to get the 86, can hook you in to a network that has a wealth of info!! Easily the best car I have ever owned
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                          Doesn't apply to Honda Cubs, due to their ability to carry up to 12 Asian family members.
                          If there were more than 4CPB though....

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by HarleyR View Post
                            Let me know if you decide to get the 86, can hook you in to a network that has a wealth of info!! Easily the best car I have ever owned
                            A string of things would need to fall into place for me to park one in the driveway, and sadly a big thing would be my partner getting her manual license, which won't ever happen

                            It'll have to live on my "toy wishlist" for a few years yet.
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                            • #15
                              The wife has no plans to change from the 1.8 GTi. It has done bugger all k's and she says it is the best car she has owned. It is easy to live with as a shopping trolley as the low down torque makes it like driving a diesel, only when you push it it is more like a go kart.

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