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Break in period?

It's seriously hard to drive this car conservatively. I give a tiny bit of gas and it lurches forward. And there's so much high end torque, I feel like I don't need to shift until close to red-line.

This evening I was driving around town with some friends. You wouldn't have known that there were 4 people in the car, not a one under 200lbs. My old Jetta would have seriously struggled.

Man, I love it. I actually can't wait to drive to work tomorrow.
 

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Thank you for reactivating this post and reminding me of that fine spring day when I played hooky from work and went and picked up my Fast. 8)
 

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My one year anniversary is coming up this friday!

Payed off my car loan in full on Tuesday. Now it really is MEIN Fast!
 

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Hey all. It's been a long time since I last posted here. I still have my Fast (it'll be 4 years this spring) and still love it. I think I'm gonna drive this car till it dies, I can't imagine ever getting anything else, unless I become super rich and buy a 911 Turbo.

Since my warranty's almost expired I got the REVO stage 1 upgrade on Friday. My dealership is offering free trials, so I don't even think it voids the warranty. It's f'n sweet. In one of my first posts in this thread I marvelled at the GTI's "high end torque", but that was just relative to my old Jetta. The car was actually lacking high end torque... until I got the REVO flash. Now I can actually use 1st gear for more than half a second of acceleration and there's actually power at the high RPMs. Makes the acceleration so much smoother, and I even find the shifting a bit easier. I recommend everybody get it. Or one of the other chip upgrades. I'm sure they're all good.

So here's some new pics I took recently during/after washing and waxing my car. Used the Mothers 3 coat system, looks beautiful.


1st coat of wax


The end result, and product shot




I have a chrome GTI (with Fast) license plate frame on order.


Tire shine applied



 

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Hey all. It's been a long time since I last posted here. I still have my Fast (it'll be 4 years this spring) and still love it. I think I'm gonna drive this car till it dies, I can't imagine ever getting anything else, unless I become super rich and buy a 911 Turbo.
Heh, think I can eat those words now. I just bought a MkVI yesterday. Got $17K trade-in value for my existing Fast, I hope that's good.

Grey Carbon Metallic, should be getting it sometime in the next week or so. This time I opted for four door, the DSG and huffs (or "Detroit" wheels as they call 'em now) to go along with my BBSs which I think will become winter wheels.

Test drove a DSG (for the first time ever, didn't have any in stock when I bought my first one) and man, was I missing out these past four years.
 

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Hehe, Boxster = Porsche with panties

GTI = VW on steroids

Yeah, I noticed on the test drive that it had far better shoulder check visibility than my 2 door. Also tested some CCs and was amazed at how ****-poor the visibility is in those (beautiful car though).
 

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Thought I'd stick with this post for continuity.

The MkVI finally arrived and I traded in the MkV today. I'll miss the old car, but f'n loving the new one. I'll get some nicer pics on here someday but for now I took the opportunity to get some side by sides before I handed over the keys.

The MkV:
Black Magic, 2 door, Manual, Leather, Sunroof, Xenons, crap radio, basic climate control, REVO stage 1,

The MkVI:
Carbon Steel Gray, 4 door, DSG, Leather, Sunroof, Xenons, Touch screen (but no GPS), dual zone climate, still stock (for now)
 

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Forgot to also mention, an upgrade from the old 17" stocks to 18" Detroits, but that's obvious.

In one of the pics below I emptied out my pockets after getting to work this morning (picked up the car before work) and noticed that I had actually forgotten to give the dealership my 2nd set of keys and valet, doh! BTW: I like how the new keys have the VW logo under a plastic shield so it doesn't get all scratched up like my one set of keys did.

Also note in the other pic: Canadian car only has km/h. I'm gonna have to do maths if I ever drive it south of the border.
 

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BTW: if anyone goes to that site and an annoying chat window pops up asking to help you, that's how they got me to buy the MkVI, LOL. I only went to the site, a few months ago, to look up their phone#.
 

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Haha! I didn't notice this before, but look at picture 11, showing the MFD. I traded this car in with the gas light on and 50km (30 miles) till empty. :)
 

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Or Just Get A GPS And Set It To Display The Speed In MPH
I have that and can do that, but I also found out that the car can display mph on the MFD, so makes sense that they'd keep the actual spedometer nice and clean and unimetrical.

Just went on my first little road trip. Actually, wanted to clean my car and had to buy a few things, went to the Walmart next to my place and their selection was absolute horsesh1t (they didn't even have buckets! how do you have a gigantic store like that and no buckets). So looked up Canadian Tire on my GPS (a Canadian version of Walmart minus the groceries plus a much bigger selection of car stuff). Found 5 or 6 in the city that were all too close, so I kept scrolling down on my GPS till I found one that was a good 40km away and drove there. Took some back roads on the way back, found a divided highway that I didn't even know existed, saw 3 MkV GTIs on the trip as well.

Just washed and detailed the car for the first time, looks nice and clean again. I'd take it out for some pictures, but now it looks like it might rain, haha.
 
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