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Sure the GTI is nice, but that GT500 is going to be a collector's car within the next 20 years. It is so fast for the price, looks like a beast and probably growls like one too.

If I had to pick one over the other, I'd take the GT500 any day.
 

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Gotta tell ya........the GTI sounds great. As good or better than the Shelby.

The GTI is a blast to drive and it handles, in my opinion only, better than the Shelby.

The GTI was about $20,000.00 less than the GT500.

I know the Shelby may increase in value but the GTI is my daily driver.

I love cars......I traded in a Turbo Beetle for the GTI!

Rock on...............

Mike.
 

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Can't beat V8 American muscle for the sound, and I love the styling. But the 4 banger, and cargo space make the GTi a more practical buy. If money wasn't a factor, I would go for the GT500.
 

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UnitedGrayGTi06 said:
Can't beat V8 American muscle for the sound, and I love the styling. But the 4 banger, and cargo space make the GTi a more practical buy. If money wasn't a factor, I would go for the GT500.
If money wasn't a factor - I'd buy a Viper ;D

BTW - Really nice combo of cars. You have a ton of All-American muscle and a convenient German piece of engineering. Awesome!
 

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Lets not forget the semi-creative commercial for the GT500 where the guy exports it to Germany (i think) and there is that clever exchange on the docks.. Oh the irony!

here's the vid

 

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Lets not forget the semi-creative commercial for the GT500 where the guy exports it to Germany (i think) and there is that clever exchange on the docks.. Oh the irony!

here's the vid

I passionately HATE that commercial. Sure the GT500 is a nice fast car, but have it passing an M3 not a half a million dollar Carrera GT. It might be clever, but it hit a nerve in me and I didn't like it.
 

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friend of mine has the new mustang and is having a few problems with wheel hop and such...he is definatly a mustang person (had many classic mustangs including the Hertz which they only made a few of back in the day) but he loves the car...has great pick up and sounds amazing...

here's a picture of it in front of my house



and here's a picture of my little Jetta close to being sold for a GTi
 

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UnitedGrayGTi06 said:
Can't beat V8 American muscle for the sound, and I love the styling. But the 4 banger, and cargo space make the GTi a more practical buy. If money wasn't a factor, I would go for the GT500.
If money wasn't a factor - I'd buy a Viper ;D

BTW - Really nice combo of cars. You have a ton of All-American muscle and a convenient German piece of engineering. Awesome!
Between these two I would pick the GT500. But if money wasn't a factor and I could pick any car, it would have to be a Ford GT. Because even though there are more expensive Euro cars out there, no one has a Ford GT. It would almost be one of a kind. I 've never seen one on the road. But when I sat in the one at the delearship, I was in love.
 

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You guys are all great!

Shelby = big hot wheel.

GTI = fast and super fun daily driver.

Here is a pic from my 2001 Turbo Beetle on a typical Manitoba winter highway.

Dangerous.

The quality of VW is unsurpassed.

This board is more laid back and fun then the Shelby Mustang ones.

Cheers!

Mike
 

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whoa the gti is only 20k less then ur gt500? maybe on msrp, but from what ive heard, dealers are asking close to 70k for that car. why get that when u can spend close to the same money getting the corvette z06?
 

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HOLY THREAD REVIVAL!!!!! Jeeze. This is just nuts. Close to four years old.
 

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