Canadians didn't get cheap MK7 and MK7.5 GTIs like Americans did. A base GTI manual was always about $30k + tax and PDI if I remember correctly. So out the door, it's almost $37k including taxes.I paid $23,500 for my poverty spec 2016 GTI in December 2015 & at the time a Autobahn was about 30k.
I’m not trying to kink shame, just have never once personally seen a Autobahn track prepped and I’ve got customers in 49 states and Canada.
The motor itself has pretty high potential. These guys in Australia found the GR Yaris' head gasket started to fail at 350-360kw @ the hubs (470-485hp). The only motor work, besides bolt ons, were upgraded valve springs. But like @bentin said, 350-400whp is probably a semi-reasonable power level to expect. Still pretty nutty for 1.6 liters!I don't hate it, but curious what the modding scene will look like. Doesnt sound like there will be a lot of headroom for more power.
Glad to see an enthusiast car only being offered in manual though for sure.
I can't speak for all EV's but Tesla does run an oil filter on the drive unit. Brake fluid is typically a 2yr/20k recommendation.I think the dealer network will be killed off with the push to EV's. Ford's move is very clearly based around getting the greedy dealer network out of it, and I think it's reciprocal, as the only maintenance an EV needs is an annual brake flush. I'd have considered a Mach E GT, but a quick scan of local inventory spoke to markups and I just closed the browser and kept looking at Polestars which have almost direct sales, not fully there, but I bet it's coming. Audi is apparently working to do the same, it's really only a matter of time until the crooked collective is killed off.
Man... sounds like there are going to be at least 78 more cars on the road gapping the Scion FRS.On the local enthusiast forums here in BC there are already 78 confirmed deposits on the GR from 5 dealers in the lower mainland here. There recently was information released by an Ontario dealer saying that ONT would get the majority of allocations which is currently 30 cars so I'm guessing BC will get 15-20? How true this information is unknown so take it with a grain of salt.
Edit: Information was from a sales manager at Clarington Toyota in Bowmanville ,Ont.
Tesla also has a conventional 12v car battery, coolant, and an electric coolant pump and heat exchanger to keep the batteries cool. You get enough of a leak in the cooling system and the drive system shuts down, leaving you stranded. Or a dead 12v battery. Or so I read. So if you buy an EV you'll still need to carry a jump box. And do they come with a spare?I can't speak for all EV's but Tesla does run an oil filter on the drive unit. Brake fluid is typically a 2yr/20k recommendation.