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Introductions thread (Part 2)

GIACUser

Master Wallet Mechanic
Location
SoCal
Thanks for your time and words of caution. I wanted to post back and let you know that your words of wisdom did not fall onto deaf ears. The planned meeting (for today) with the GTI owner fell apart, and is now planned for Monday evening. I previously met the GTI owner (2 days ago) and did a brief test drive. The car is 100% stock.

The "sales lead" for this GTI was initiated by my ex-wife. I plan to meet with her tonight and again on Sunday. During these meetings with her, I will echo your comments and cautions.

Two years ago, my daughter REALLY wanted a Prius, so that was easy. My Son is not laser focused on this car type (GTI - hot hatch) so I still have time and some ability to shift the pending sale.
Good luck on your hunt for a car and tell your son I am sorry if I did anything to put a dent in his dream for a hot car. It is a great car and there are other variants of the same car just without so much power.... plain VW Golf (non-turbo) or the Turbo Diesel version or even the electric version of the Golf.
 

Marde

New member
Location
Arizona
Good luck on your hunt for a car...
Bad news? We bought the 2006 GTI a few hours ago (8 hours ago).

BTW, I saw & read your build thread. Congrats on your re-build completion. The car pictures that you posted a few days ago are beautiful. The power and performance of your new MkV GTI will take a few weeks OR a few months to sink-in and better appreciate.

I have a new-to-me 2006 GTI (100% stock) car if you would like to repeat that build process one more time? <<evil grin + evil thoughts about my Son's GTI + is not his car until we say so>>.

I will post comments and questions about this new 2006 GTI in a new thread in a few days. Thank you for the warm welcome into this forum.

Cheers
 

Lesleyman

New member
Location
Lesotho
Ride
09 mkv gti dsg
Its not over yet!

Hello everybody, i'm Lesley, from the mountain kingdom, Lesotho. I am an absolute noob who spends so much time on the internet reading on forums and learning!
i'm pushing '09 tornadoRed mkv gti with roughly 57k miles on it! It was pretty fresh up until some old dude ran in to it hitting a u-turn as I was passing, on my 7th day of ownership:mad: So it now gives me all sorts of problems that im surely gonna solve through you guys! thanks in advance for your skills. :smile::smile:
 

Java10990

New member
Location
NYC
Hi all. I’m Linda, I just traded my beloved Mini Cooper Countryman in for a 2019 GTI SE . Great falls green is growing on me. It was that or white. We have a Golf and Golf TDI SEL in the family already. Loving it ,I just wish it was more customizable as far as desirable features go. I haven’t owned a car with manual climate since the 90’s??‍♀
I’m learning a lot just reading this forum.
 

GIACUser

Master Wallet Mechanic
Location
SoCal
Hi all. I’m Linda, I just traded my beloved Mini Cooper Countryman in for a 2019 GTI SE . Great falls green is growing on me. It was that or white. We have a Golf and Golf TDI SEL in the family already. Loving it ,I just wish it was more customizable as far as desirable features go. I haven’t owned a car with manual climate since the 90’s??‍♀
I’m learning a lot just reading this forum.
Congratulation on your purchase, This forum is rich in general info that you can use but in case you haven't joined the GolfMK7 forum, make sure you do to get information on your particular model as this forum is for the MKV which is primarily from 2006 - 2009. Enjoy your MK7. also for your TDI specifically there is a great forum call TDIClub.com
 

K177Y

New member
Location
Houston, Tx
Kit here form Houston Tx. Joined the euro family with this 2009 charcoal GTI I purchased last year in April after my junk car was totaled from a rear end collision ( the car was still derivable, only a messed up trunk that can still close but the car was really old ) I got lucky with this GTI, . . . Stage 2 APR with a APR RCS back exhaust system. I wasn't looking for a car with mods, I was just looking for a hatchback car and found this GTI. Once I tested drive it I heard the blow off valve go off when I changed gears, It was a nice plus.

I have almost ZERO knowledge of mechanics. I have some basic understanding but not much. So with that there are a few issues with the car that I need to fix, like finding the oil leak, change out the ball joints on the front passenger, replace the headlight igniter, Oh and replace the clutch because that stage 2 chip is destroying the ( I think ) stock clutch. So I will be asking a lot of question on here ( forum not thread )


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Crazymarkzee

New member
Location
Wilmington, NC
Ride
07 MK5 GTI
Hi all, Aaron from Eastern NC. Joining the GTI family with my new to me 07 MKV GTI 2.0t bought with 81k miles, recently upgraded it from stock once i had driven for about a month. Loved the stock power but wanted more recently finished first stages of upgrades, K04 kit, gfb DV, 3" downpipe, CAI, hpfp upgrade, r8 coils and plugs, s3 injectors, and uni stage 2+. and some coilovers(not installed yet)
 
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