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My old car just crapped out! Needs a new catalytic converter, oxygen sensor. Will be buying a 2007 GTI soon!!!! I can't wait!!!!!!!!
 

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Go with the white, black is a PIA to take care of and keep looking good.

The UG is even hard to keep clean :(
 

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Dragon said:
Go with the white, black is a PIA to take care of and keep looking good.

The UG is even hard to keep clean :(
I'm thinking of the DSG. Anyone likin the DSG?
 

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kryptonkid07 said:
DuJour said:
Dragon said:
Go with the white, black is a PIA to take care of and keep looking good.

The UG is even hard to keep clean :(
I'm thinking of the DSG. Anyone likin the DSG?
I love the DSG. But you'll hear a lot of different opinions. Just depends what you're into.
Anyone rockin the 4 doors out there? Anyone hate the way the 4 doors look and vice versa?
 

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Congrats on finally getting one!

Your questions are BEGGING for heavily opinionated answers. Just go to the dealership, sit in a few cars, test drive BOTH the manual and DSG, and trust me, you will definitely fall in love with some car you see, and you'll buy it right then and there.
 

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lol car crapping out just b/c of a cat and O2 sensor...well can't wait for mine to crap out well anyway congrats on soon getting a fine automobile..and totally get a DSG
 

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Fun topic. ;) Initially, I wanted the 4-door with DSG. The 4-door is more practical and arguably offers quite a bit more for a very small premium. I liked the DSG because it was fun, but also allowed me to relieve my left foot in heavy traffic. I will be graduating from college soon, and this is my first new-car purchase, so I wanted to make the right decision. Ultimately, though, I decided on the 2-door manual (go figure). The reason I wanted the 2-door is because I liked the sporty factor of it, and I really don't need the increased practicality the 4-door offered. Don't get me wrong, the 4-door looks sweet as well, and some might argue it even looks more finished than the 2-door. I do plan on bringing it to the tracks occasionally, and my dealer brought up the good point that the 2-door has slightly more rigidity than the 4-door. Not a biggie, just personal preference. Onto the DSG... Two main reasons I opted for manual: 1.) I want to mod my car. My dealer got me specs directly from VW that the DSG was rated at a max of 264 ft/ lbs of torque (somewhere around there). I'm not saying going over this rating would cause tranny problems prematurely, but I'm not saying it wouldn't either. It wasn't a risk I wanted to take. (Stock...DSG is still faster anyways) 2.) I just prefer driving manual. This is my only car, and all performance reasons aside, I just enjoy driving manual. Period. And that's what it should ultimately come down to, don't let anyone tell you otherwise.

You can't go wrong either way. IMO, there are tons of pros for every set-up, and the downsides aren't really downsides...it just boils down to preference (having to drive manual in traffic, for instance). In the end, remember one thing...a GTI is going to be a GTI regardless if you get it in a 4-door DSG or a 2-door manual. Be proud of your fast!
 
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