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      02-28-2008, 05:05 PM   #1
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VW IS SUPER LUCKY...

.....that I'm not running sh!t. I would temporarily end the sale of new GTI/Rabbits in the U.S. Its time for the Scirocco. Yes, I understand how much of a dedicated following the Golf platform has. I just dont care for how it looks. My first car was a Veedub so I'm always looking forward to seeing them do well. Too bad the Scirocco isnt coming here(for now). Cannibalization of sales would be an obvious concern. Anyhow, without further delay:



Slap a nice TDI engine in that and wham!!! 45-50mpg.

http://www.worldcarfans.com/9080228.014/fi...cco-photos-leak
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      02-28-2008, 05:09 PM   #2
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Gotta say... that is a gorgeous looking car. Give AWD and a powerful engine and that would be a hell of a car.
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      02-28-2008, 05:16 PM   #3
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Gotta say... that is a gorgeous looking car. Give AWD and a powerful engine and that would be a hell of a car.
I know right. It looks a lot like the Volvo C30 but not as funky. They REALLY need to bring it. The GTI dosent do it for me man.
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      02-28-2008, 05:25 PM   #4
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That's not too bad for a hatch. IMO the R32, essentially a Golf, looks like a child's clubfoot correctional shoe.
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My thought on it is simple...

Why doesn't VW bring it across the pond, and call it a MK6 GTI??...:iono:

Correct me if I'm wrong but it's based on the same platform as the golfs/rabbits, so why not?...then we'd get the sexy new styling, the power and price it deserves, and they wouldn't have to worry about sacrificing their precious "GTI" nameplate... :wink:

On a sidenote, while on Vacation in Cancun for the last week I spotted 2 1-series...the 1 I got a a good look at it, it was the Hatchback, and I must say the hatch version wasn't nearly as fugly as pictures lead me to believe...the size of the car was good too...the coupes are gonna niiice when they get here
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I know right. It looks a lot like the Volvo C30 but not as funky. They REALLY need to bring it. The GTI dosent do it for me man.
This should work out well for me. I would be surprised if they don't bring it which means it would be here in about a year. Perfect timing. Just, please oh please give us a good engine. I am not a fan of the GTI turbo and the R32's V6 is underpowered. Oh, and price it reasonably...
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      02-28-2008, 06:12 PM   #7
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I want these wheels from this C30 on it. Bring it Veedub!! Please.

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BTW, two more pictures have shown up on Top Gear's site:

http://www.topgear.com/content/news/stories/2664/

I don't like the interior. It looks exactly like a Golf's and I hate it when an interior does not have at least an ounce of originality.
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"A 1.4-litre TSI producing 122 bhp"

Makes a Focus seem like a supercar :biggrin:
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Gotta say... that is a gorgeous looking car. Give AWD and a powerful engine and that would be a hell of a car.
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A the pics keep slowly coming in...

http://www.autoblog.com/2008/02/29/g...-pics-surface/
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A the pics keep slowly coming in...

http://www.autoblog.com/2008/02/29/g...-pics-surface/

Bang Bang!! Yo Mpower, what kind've mileage do you get with your Cooper S? What options do you have? Dont ask...lol
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Bang Bang!! Yo Mpower, what kind've mileage do you get with your Cooper S? What options do you have? Dont ask...lol
Depends... if I really work it pretty good and stay only in town, it hovers around 26-27. If I keep things smooth and stay in the city (and maybe some highway), I get 29. The only time I took the car on an extensive highway trip (LA to Phoenix), I got 33 mpg. But the car was literally brand new (< 300 miles on it). Taking a look at the instantaneous mpg gauge in the car, I would say that averaging 36 mpg (at 80 mph) wouldn't be too hard to do on an extensive road trip.

Only option was Premium Package (which, for 07s, brought dual-pane panoramic sunroof, multi-function steering wheel w/ cruise, and automatic A/C). Otherwise, Pepper White w/ Black roof, and Carbon Black leatherette.
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nahhh i don't like that at all. rather have a 1 series any day.
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good looking car.. VERY euro..
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Oooo.... Scirocco video:

http://news.windingroad.com/videos/v...o-on-the-road/
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