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      02-07-2008, 10:28 PM   #1
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To trade or not to trade

I have a 07 golf gti right now...it's been stuck in the snow for the past few weeks, kinda bothering me...so i've been looking to trade in for a nice awd car...

and my 1st choice is the new evo X...

i'm assuming the evoX is about 50K CAD....while my gti would probably give me about 28K CAD if i sell it when the evox comes to canada....

which is about 22K more to pay if i confirm on this action...

so should i trade my gti for the evo? or do any of you guys have any better suggestions?
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DO IT! The Evo X is freakin sweet! If you want AWD, why not go with one of the best? Do it do it do it do it do it....do it.
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DO IT! The Evo X is freakin sweet! If you want AWD, why not go with one of the best? Do it do it do it do it do it....do it.
Love it when people encourage me to spend more $$$
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It's easy for us b/c it's not our money.

I know watcha mean though. In all seriousness, you're getting a car that has four doors, can get to 60 in ~5 secs, has a DCT, advanced yaw controls, and an amazing AWD system that supposedly "eliminates understeer". I also think it looks amazing. The front is ridiculously aggressive...in a good way. The back is...well it's okay. But hell, that thing is destined to have great mod support.
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      02-07-2008, 11:33 PM   #6
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That's actually even more expensive than the Mitsu.
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not a fan of sti
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The Evo X has a lot of potential BTW. They're seeing very very nice results with minimal mods.
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I bet it does. Small displacement + FI = mod heaven most of the time.
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i'm thinking if i should trade in ma 06 330i instead...that way i won't need to pay for the evo...
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then you'd have two weekend cars!

i say you do it
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get the evo... evo would be a fun weekend car...
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Or keep the GTI and drive in reverse when you get stuck.

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Or keep the GTI and drive in reverse when you get stuck.

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doesn't work too well, 'cause i live uphill...
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I see too many evos around here. but whatever, test drive first!!
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doesn't work too well, 'cause i live uphill...
I live uphill as well... and every time there is heavy snow on the ground, I just get a little bit of momentum and drive in reverse up the hill to get where i am going. The 60/40 weight dis. will in theory, help the front wheels get traction as it pushes the car in reverse.
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I live uphill as well... and every time there is heavy snow on the ground, I just get a little bit of momentum and drive in reverse up the hill to get where i am going. The 60/40 weight dis. will in theory, help the front wheels get traction as it pushes the car in reverse.
There's been situations where shitloads of cars behind me when i was stuck in uphill...so i couldn't go reverse...

the biggest problem is that once i stop at a uphill, i can't get the car to move again...the wheels just keep spinning....
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Where do you live? North Pole isn't really a populated area with E90s running around .

If its Canada, then yes I would probably invest in a AWD car of some sort. But if spending more $$ by the thousands is unjustifiable to you... then just get chains and some good winter wheels.
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Where do you live? North Pole isn't really a populated area with E90s running around .

If its Canada, then yes I would probably invest in a AWD car of some sort. But if spending more $$ by the thousands is unjustifiable to you... then just get chains and some good winter wheels.
lol....yea...i sold my place in North Pole long ago....i'm in Canada now...vancouver

well the evo isn't just for snow...i just saw the pricetag being very attracting...and that if i had a AWD car...it would be perfect...

plus, the evolution line has been my dream cars from day1....
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I bet it does. Small displacement + FI = mod heaven most of the time.
Maybe people, including myself, didn't think it would live up to the 4G63 (the previous engine used in the Evos), but tuners are finding it to be even more responsive than the Evo IX.

At mid 30g's it's not a bad buy IMO.
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lol....yea...i sold my place in North Pole long ago....i'm in Canada now...vancouver

well the evo isn't just for snow...i just saw the pricetag being very attracting...and that if i had a AWD car...it would be perfect...

plus, the evolution line has been my dream cars from day1....
Well, if the EVO has an attractive price to you and is practical enough, why not I guess. Or just buy a VF engineering kit for your GTI to produce 380whp and have that as your weekend car. rofl... then buy a beater awd... then, not listen to me anymore.

But yeah, if the price is attractive and is not a hard hit, go for it.
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