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Old 05-04-2019, 01:24 AM   #683
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Iím a proud owner of a 2008 mkv gti, 145k miles on the clock, well maintained by previous owners, all the paperwork from day 1 on every bit of work done , completely stock, happy motoring guys


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Old 05-16-2019, 01:09 PM   #684
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Great site for info. Located south California.
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Old 05-25-2019, 05:11 AM   #685
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How Goes It?!

I'm Justin & I have Been reading this forum for awhile finally signed up!
this forum has been a big help with several things....
I Have a 07 GTI with 113,000 miles// she is real ugly due to a nice impact with a deer....bought a parts car replaced the whole front end. So at the moment she a grungy white front end and gray from doors back with a nice scratch down the driver door . After I get performance where I want it I'll worry about looks
Really I'm just glad she runs just as good as always....actually better parts car gave me ecs tuning exhaust/intake plenty of spare parts and APR stage 2 ECU (ECU not installed yet bc came off a manual and I have DSG and want to upgrade pcv/dv as well as some other things & get it flashed for the dsg// if anyone has suggestions on anything I should do before the boost gain from APR stage 2 please feel free to share!)
This is my first newer VW I have always been a fan/owner of Old Beetle/SuperBeetles/(been considering & reading a bunch about a Subi swap in a Beetle & Mk1/Mk2 got damn I love dem boxy ass bitchs!
Must say I love my Mk5 (not only for the reliability compared to my older VW's haha)
Look forward to chatting with you peoples!
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Old 06-04-2019, 08:24 PM   #686
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Talking Introoo

Hey all, Keltyn from North Carolina here! I'm bringing home my (first) 2006 GTI 2.0T FSI at the end of the month and can't be more excited, I've been digging through these forums for the past few weeks and finally signed up.

(to my knowledge) Car is bone stock aside from a resonator delete, and currently throwing a couple codes (P0089 & P0100) with some other minor issues (passenger mirror, the black finish coming off the headlight control dial, etc.), but regardless I'm excited to get to work and get motoring!

Since I'm new to the community, any advice would be awesome!
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Old 06-09-2019, 05:21 PM   #687
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hello

Hello

Im Juri from Germany
have mk5 gti

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Old 06-11-2019, 12:39 PM   #688
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Hi from Dallas

Hi all. I got my MKV GTI in January and have been using this forum to figure out small issues I've had. Great forum so I decided it was time to join.

I have a 2008 Tornado red GTI with the DSG. It has a K&N Typhoon intake, APR stage 1, and koni coilovers. I have installed a new radio also.
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Old 06-13-2019, 10:57 AM   #689
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What's up, everyone? About to be the proud owner of a 2007 MKV in candy white. 6 speed manual. Modded a bit by the previous owner. Looking forward to reading as much as I can in here!
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Old 06-13-2019, 11:02 AM   #690
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Hi All

Recently acquired a MK5 Golf GTI and I have definitely caught the bug. I just cannot leave it alone and by the end of this Saturday it will be as follows:

Pre Cat Delete - Done
Revo Induction - Done
DV+ - Soon
Quick Shifter Front to Back and Side to Side - Done
R-Tech Stage1 - Soon

Failed Mods:
PCV Delete - Fail because although it was an easy install, it caused my GTI to turn into a Steam train when at a stop

Things I have had to have done since getting:

New Fuel Pump
Oil Pickup
Purge Valve
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Old 06-13-2019, 11:57 AM   #691
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Congrats on the pickup, Harp. Sounds awesome!
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Old 06-13-2019, 02:11 PM   #692
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Old 06-26-2019, 01:53 AM   #693
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Hello!

Hello everyone, not quite a newbie - signed up years ago but not been here for some time! Wife's car is a Mk5 1.4 TSI which we've owned for years.... we're having quite a few issues so thought I would come here for some advice. Any idea how I can place a post in the tech / engine forum as it says I'm not allowed?

Thanks
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Old 06-26-2019, 03:22 AM   #694
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Hi everyone - just to say I’m now able to post in other forums - issue sorted!
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Old 06-28-2019, 01:09 PM   #695
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Hey everybody! New to this page. 2008 5 door DSG in Indiana, USA. 100% stock.
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Old 08-04-2019, 03:57 AM   #696
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Talking Playing catch up

New to this forum, but not VW. This is my 3rd VW. I've got a 8 year gap in my knowledge from my 00 1.8T to my MKV. I love VW and hope to catch up on my knowledge about my new toy.
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Old 09-07-2019, 01:45 AM   #697
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New to the page. I've got a wannabe GTI. Basically, my car is stock aside from the exhaust. Here's a hero shot.



I've got a few questions, but I figured it'd be polite to introduce myself.
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Old 09-28-2019, 02:52 AM   #698
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Hello everyone!
I'm posting here as an introduction, -my first post.

We might purchase a 2006 GTI DSG 2-door (tomorrow) for our 16-year old Son. I created an account to thank you guys in advance for this site, and for this forum.

I have been surfing this site for only 2 days, to learn about the MkV GTI. VW Newb? -who me? Yes.

After we purchase this 2006 GTI (or a similar VW) I will definitely post again.

Cheers!
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Old 09-28-2019, 11:10 AM   #699
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Hello everyone!
I'm posting here as an introduction, -my first post.

We might purchase a 2006 GTI DSG 2-door (tomorrow) for our 16-year old Son. I created an account to thank you guys in advance for this site, and for this forum.

I have been surfing this site for only 2 days, to learn about the MkV GTI. VW Newb? -who me? Yes.

After we purchase this 2006 GTI (or a similar VW) I will definitely post again.

Cheers!
First, welcome to the forum. This model VW is now almost 14 model years old so there is not a lot of new activity on here but there is a wealth of historical data here and still a few loyal owners still here.

Because I am a Dad and though it was a long time ago, faced buying a car for each of my first time driver kids (1 boy and 1 girl). I would strongly recommend that you NOT buy a VW GTI for your 16 yr old. Its performance is just too much for an inexperienced driver. I would recommend that you look at something like a Golf or Golf TDI, much cheaper to operate and much better economy and its performance is much safer for first time driver.

Every year in my town I watch folks get their kids cars that are too fast for first time drivers and they end up wrapping them around light poles and trees and some die. The GTI is just too fast for a first time driver under almost all circumstances. The cars get going very fast very quickly and an inexperienced driver can easily get into trouble.
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Old 09-28-2019, 10:08 PM   #700
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First, welcome to the forum...

...The GTI is just too fast for a first time driver under almost all circumstances. The cars get going very fast very quickly and an inexperienced driver can easily get into trouble.
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.
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Old 09-28-2019, 11:04 PM   #701
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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.
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Old 09-29-2019, 01:27 PM   #702
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Theodosis from Cyprus, Golf MKV 2.0TDi 2006
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Old 10-02-2019, 05:12 AM   #703
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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
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Old 10-07-2019, 11:10 AM   #704
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Smile 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 So it now gives me all sorts of problems that im surely gonna solve through you guys! thanks in advance for your skills.
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