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Okay guys, I bought my fast a little over 3 weeks ago. The first weekend I took it on a road trip over 300 miles away. Since then, I've only had a chance to drive it in town. It's driving me nuts. I only live about 4 miles from work. By the time I punch it, I'm already at work. Its a 35 zone the entire way and I'm finding it difficult to keep it under 45. I find myself at night staring at it, wanting to take it out for a spin. >:D
 

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dgm said:
There are good things about having an hour and 45 min commute to and from work. O0
What, like idling for half the time and watching people's faces light up with car envy? I'll bet KUcub gets to "punch it" more than I do, and my 40 mins are all highway.
 

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Agreed, highway driving is good for speed, but for sheer in-your-face value, city driving has it hands down! :D
 

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same here some of the time wait til late at night to open up the mkv on a open highway thats how i max out my stock mkv going 140mph (spedo) in 5th at 6100rpms and i hit the computer so it shows up on my dash and it read 138mph. So i think with the chip i can get to 170mph
 

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same here some of the time wait til late at night to open up the mkv on a open highway thats how i max out my stock mkv going 140mph (spedo) in 5th at 6100rpms and i hit the computer so it shows up on my dash and it read 138mph. So i think with the chip i can get to 170mph
lol. be careful though. ill tell oyu one thign right now. all that is logged on the onboard ECU.

we scanned one of our Local VW's guys.

there was a code that wasnt thrown and only to be seen by the vagcom that said.

"maximum speed exceeded, please void warranty. :)"

just like that. i BS you not and i swear it on my GTI. so before going to a dealership i always try and clear my codes with a vagcom.

alf
 

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Why would it matter where you busted the speed cap? The service dep't would only be concerned that you did it, period.
 

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While I sympathize, remember what a warranty is. When a company sells you a car, included is a warranty of merchantability and a warranty of fitness for a particular purpose. Essentially, it means the company is responsible for ensuring the car you bought performs as it should. However, in every contract I write (not automotive), I make sure that I only warrant to the extent the product is appropriately used.

If you aftermarket your car to rag it out, potentially causing or accelerating wear and tear, I can understand why the dealership would want to void the warranty.

FYI, this is the first time I've EVER taken the side of a dealership. I feel kind of dirty, and not in a good way.
 

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I agree with "dean" on this one. As the customer, I wish it weren't so. But if I were to put myself in the manufacturer's position I would definitely void the warranty. If I built a product and warranted it to perform within certain parameters, then the customer modified my design and pushed it beyond the original performance envelope, I would decline any sort of responsibility.

It sucks, but look at it from both perspectives.
 

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IMO I believe that redlining the engine repeatedly over the time you own the car would do more damage than a top speed run. Also, I thought that in germany they didnt have a speed limiter placed into the ecu and i dont believe that VW is going to void european warrenties for execeeding 230km/h
 

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alf said:
lol. be careful though. ill tell oyu one thign right now. all that is logged on the onboard ECU.

we scanned one of our Local VW's guys.

there was a code that wasnt thrown and only to be seen by the vagcom that said.

"maximum speed exceeded, please void warranty. :)"

just like that. i BS you not and i swear it on my GTI. so before going to a dealership i always try and clear my codes with a vagcom.

alf
Ok Alf, now you got me wondering. I have no chip, all stock, and I pushed my car to the limit twice (140) You're telling me my warranty is now voided? Please tell me this is only if you've modded the ECU etc
 

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If that's true, Big Brother has one... I'm not doubting you at all, I have no clue(that's for sure), but it's absolute bullshit for a manufacturer to advertise a "sports" car and then penalize you for using it. Hopefully on track :mad:
 

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KUcub said:
Okay guys, I bought my fast a little over 3 weeks ago. The first weekend I took it on a road trip over 300 miles away. Since then, I've only had a chance to drive it in town. It's driving me nuts. I only live about 4 miles from work. By the time I punch it, I'm already at work. Its a 35 zone the entire way and I'm finding it difficult to keep it under 45. I find myself at night staring at it, wanting to take it out for a spin. >:D
I only live a mile and a half from work and to make matters worse I go in at about 5:30pm so i sit behind some slow ass most of the way there lol
 
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