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What hot hatch do you own?
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Golf GTI / R / R32 196 0.02%
Impreza WRX / STi 133 0.01%
Mazdaspeed 3 92 0.01%
Veloster Turbo 20 0.00%
Focus ST 149 0.01%
Other Hot Hatch 230 0.02%
Elantra GT 1000001 99.92%
Total: 1000821 votes
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Roundup Ready
Mar 10, 2004

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I've had a 2011 gti for about two years now and it's been nearly flawless. Got it at 23k miles, now approaching 60. Only issue was a check engine light around 50k that ended up being a manifold issue that vw covered at no charge.

Edit, was 33k, but whatever.

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Roundup Ready
Mar 10, 2004

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The logo fell off my key fob. I think I'm doing this right?



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Mar 10, 2004

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Nuts and Gum posted:

Seems like a reasonable purchase. Hopefully it has some maintenance records? If not you may have an intake manifold replacement coming up soon, approx. $900 if the dealer does it.

I had the intake issue on my 2011 happen about six months ago and even though the car is very out of warranty it was no charge at the dealership. Apparently vw extended for that specifically? I don't know for sure, I was just happy to not have a bill.

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Mar 10, 2004

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Warbird posted:

No really, what is that?

Basically the golf version of a fiesta, but a little smaller. They don't sell them in na. Small city car.

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Mar 10, 2004

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I've been carting around my buddy's pup for the last week. He's just heavy enough to trigger the seat belt alarm on the passengers side in my mk6 gti. Is not exactly the worst, but it's kind of annoying. Is there any way to disable that warning? Here's a dog picture tribute.




Edit for apparently doxxing my friend via dog collar

Roundup Ready fucked around with this message at 15:16 on May 16, 2019

Roundup Ready
Mar 10, 2004

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It is Pubert. Also I'm going to remove that picture for my buddy's sake. New Pubert picture in place

Roundup Ready fucked around with this message at 15:17 on May 16, 2019

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Mar 10, 2004

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revmoo posted:

I turned the seatbelt warning off w/ VCDS. SO much better. I don't even get a light anymore.

I'll have to look into this, sounds pretty cool. Thanks!

Roundup Ready
Mar 10, 2004

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The truth is in the middle, as slate/gun metal gray is the best color for a gti.


mines black

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Mar 10, 2004

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I bought a 2011 mk6 about 2.5 years ago and it's been mostly perfect. Had a code pop up about a manifold problem, but vw had extended the warranty and it was fixed for free. Super smooth other than that. Though I did buy it with 32.5k miles. Just turned over to 66k and been loving it.

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Mar 10, 2004

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alltrack talk

Dude I work with has a buddy that owns a high end tuning shop. He somehow managed to snag the engine from an Audi rs8 and dropped it into a standard looking alltrack. Zero visible changes sans a small lowering from the shocks and whatnot he added.

He just goes around town blowing the doors off of Microsoft yuppies in their Porsche and BMW in a 600+hp sleeper VW

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Mar 10, 2004

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BlackMK4 posted:

What is the emissions situation like up in WA? Standalone ECUs pass or is it strict?

Totally depends on the county. I live in whatcom and have never had to deal with it. I know people in King and it's a weird thing that needs to get done, but they relax the standards the older your car is

Roundup Ready
Mar 10, 2004

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My understanding is that he has a connect in Canada that salvages and parts out wrecked Audis.

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Mar 10, 2004

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Look, this was a couple months back, so I might be remembering the exact model wrong. This dude has zero reason to lie, I just know it was some Audi you can't get stateside and was around 600 hp.

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Mar 10, 2004

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wolrah posted:

FYI, what bcoCOMG means by impossibly rare is that no RS8 has ever been officially produced. One prototype has been confirmed to exist (https://www.carscoops.com/2019/07/a...ould-look-like/) but the RS7 is the highest one that's ever actually been built.

Also as noted putting that drivetrain in to anything on the Golf platform would be a project on the order of the Nissan Juke-R, you'd pretty much just have to shorten a RS7 and make an Alltrack body fit on top.

That's not to say he might not have a seriously powerful sleeper Alltrack using Canadian parts. HPA Motorsports just outside of Vancouver is famous for cramming a bunch of boost in to a Passat R36 drivetrain and bolting that all in to something on the Golf platform.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x6SYG37uHiI
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DnR6FBRC0F4

If I had money to burn I think having them work their magic on an Alltrack and keeping it as stock as possible externally would be hilarious.

Like I said, I (or the dude who told me) might have hosed up on the actual engine. Also the guy who made it owns a multi million dollar, massive tuning shop, and builds sleepers as a hobby. If I hosed up the engine, sorry. The point remains that it kicks rear end.

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Mar 10, 2004

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big crush on Chad OMG posted:

no, no, she really does go to another school!

For fucks sake. No need to be a cock about this. I hosed up a minor detail of an interesting story, and owned up to it. Chill the gently caress out.

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Mar 10, 2004

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My stock (to my knowledge) mk6 gti shows it's actually 1 mph faster than the speedo/cruise control says. Ain't too worried.

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Mar 10, 2004

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latinotwink1997 posted:

Where do you get this checked and how much does it normally cost?

Just from Google maps showing me the speed as I have it on cruise. That or those stupid roadside speedo things that yell at you to slow down. Not exactly high tech, but it's always exactly 1 over what the cruise says.

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Mar 10, 2004

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Do the mk7s really have that small of a tank? I've got a 6 and have put in nearly 14 when super low

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Mar 10, 2004

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Weird they would drop the size. The 6 has 14.5 gallon according to the internet

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Mar 10, 2004

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On Android, and I would assume something similar on iOS, I can just voice command pause if that helps. Just "ok Google, pause music"

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Mar 10, 2004

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I've been driving a mk6 gti for the last few years, and just had mom ask me to drive her 08 mini s to get it some miles since she bought a new car. Holy poo poo that little thing is a rocket. Ride wise I vastly prefer the vw, but that little mini goes like hell. The interior is baffling and the ride is a bit hard, but that little bastard is fun as poo poo. I'd take my car for a long distance drive any day, but the mini is fun as gently caress

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Mar 10, 2004

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More general vehicle question incoming. To offset my unemployment I started doing food/beer delivery for a local brewery. The company van wasn't starting and we were way behind, so I took an order in my gti. The loving cap blew off a growler of oatmeal stout, emptying the 64oz of beer onto the floor in my backseat. Anyone have recommendations for small, powerful carpet shampooer you can rent? My car smells like rotten soy sauce dumped into a hangover.

Tried doing some research at home depot and whatnot, but most places aren't even doing rentals right now.

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Mar 10, 2004

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taqueso posted:

Did you try supermarkets? I always see them in cages near the service counter.

I would suggest asking the company to pay for a detailer to clean it up

The grocery stores around here only have the big gently caress off upright ones that you use to clean an apartment or something. If the depot near me had any it was only like 16 bucks or something for a rental. Just kinda seeing if anyone has had experience with the hand ones I could fit in a two door back seat easily

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Mar 10, 2004

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Thanks for the advice, I finally found one at ace hardware and went to town on it the other day. Took like three hours, but the smell is 90% gone now.

Roundup Ready
Mar 10, 2004

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I sprayed some ozium in there if that counts.

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Mar 10, 2004

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The lady just bought my mom's old 08 Cooper s. We're now a hot hatch house.

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