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      03-26-2013, 08:00 PM   #1
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I passed a guy in a brand new GTI going about 65 and then he feeled threatened so he tries to catch up to me. I put my car in M mode and take it to 110+. I totally lose him. What is it about guys in slower cars trying to prove themselves? It would be like me trying to show myself up with a 911 Turbo. Idiotic. At least I got to show him his place
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      03-26-2013, 08:11 PM   #2
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We all got to start somewhere.... And my gti was tuned.



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      03-26-2013, 08:18 PM   #3
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We all got to start somewhere.... And my gti was tuned.



The guy driving the car looked well into his 40's. Too old to have a driving ego like that. I could feel his hate for me driving an M3.

He definitely did his best to keep up. But at the end, he couldn't.
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      03-26-2013, 08:47 PM   #4
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I am guessing putting the car in M Mode determined the outcome of the situation
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      03-26-2013, 08:55 PM   #5
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I am guessing putting the car in M Mode determined the outcome of the situation
You know the +100hp from a push of a button......j/k.

My car was in D mode w/ just 1 bar when I passed by him.
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      03-26-2013, 09:31 PM   #6
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You know the +100hp from a push of a button......j/k.

My car was in D mode w/ just 1 bar when I passed by him.
LOL... I get it all the time. Mostly younger kids though. From Civic Si's, GTI, good ole STI's. Damn even maxima's and accords. The worst culprit has got to be the STI's as I seem run in to them very often. One observsation ive made is that they never try to run with me on an open road but rather always while in traffic. I dont condone driving like a tool in traffic so I dont pay them mind. I could only imagine their sense of triumph looking in their rear view mirrors seeing me lagging behind.
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      03-27-2013, 12:47 AM   #7
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I get that behaviour occasionally. Usually after passing someone. I rarely engage but if conditions allow I'll have a little fun with 'em.
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      03-27-2013, 01:00 AM   #8
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Sure it wasn't you who was trying to prove something?
Just messin'. I do the same thing.
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      03-27-2013, 05:58 AM   #9
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Sure it wasn't you who was trying to prove something?
Just messin'. I do the same thing.
What can I say, life is dull otherwise.
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I passed a guy in a brand new GTI going about 65 and then he feeled threatened so he tries to catch up to me. I put my car in M mode and take it to 110+. I totally lose him. What is it about guys in slower cars trying to prove themselves? It would be like me trying to show myself up with a 911 Turbo. Idiotic. At least I got to show him his place
I don't think he was trying to "prove" himself, he was just trying to have a little fun with a fellow enthusiast

It's like if you saw a 911 Turbo and wanted to egg the person on to see what their car can do. People do it all the time.
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Seems that happens all the time. Only time it really bothers me is when I'm cruising home at night and don't want to be bothered.

If it was 911 turbo that passed me at a good rate, I'd probably want to follow. Doesn't mean I'm trying to race or anything.
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      03-28-2013, 08:26 PM   #12
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I don't think he was trying to "prove" himself, he was just trying to have a little fun with a fellow enthusiast

It's like if you saw a 911 Turbo and wanted to egg the person on to see what their car can do. People do it all the time.
You are probably right. I tend to take things too personally when I drive.
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Seems that happens all the time. Only time it really bothers me is when I'm cruising home at night and don't want to be bothered.

If it was 911 turbo that passed me at a good rate, I'd probably want to follow. Doesn't mean I'm trying to race or anything.
This guy was trying to kiss my ass though...maybe he was driving without his glasses
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A Nissan Sentra R was trying to show off...I'm pretty sure he redlined at 240km/hr and I just left him. lol
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      04-16-2013, 04:38 PM   #15
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just ignore people like that
otherwise you'll end up racing with everyone :P
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I wouldn't under estimate the GTI, especially if it has a larger turbo.

My previous car was a GTI with a Ko4 turbo... My laptimes around Buttonwillow where 2:11's which was held back by the software tune that I had which caused me to overheat by the 2nd or 3rd lap so rather than concentrate on driving I was always having to worry about the motor.

My buddy is getting 2:08 around Buttonwillow CW13 in a similar tuned GTI with the Ko4, BBK, Coilovers, grippy tires, full interior, no aero mods...

Just did Buttonwillow this past weekend in my stock M3 and the best I can manage is 2:15 laptimes where as the modded M3's where 2:10's to sub 2

Also... GTI's with a Ko4 are easily capable of a 12 sec quarter mile at close to 120 mph with a proper launch... And then there are GTI's with stage 3+ turbo that have 450 whp going to the wrong end.

All this and the car would still get 27 to 30mpg...

Anyhow since selling the GTI I moved the turbo and all its supporting mods into my wife's Stock looking Passat CC
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I've seen a AWE Tuning GTI on the track, and it can put down some serious power. That thing was flying and apparently puts down 400+ to the wheels and only weights 3,200 pounds.
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I passed a guy in a brand new GTI going about 65 and then he feeled threatened so he tries to catch up to me. I put my car in M mode and take it to 110+. I totally lose him. What is it about guys in slower cars trying to prove themselves? It would be like me trying to show myself up with a 911 Turbo. Idiotic. At least I got to show him his place
There was no other traffic around and the 911T was messing with me and I really tried to ignore him...but the 911 driver was like wtf
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I wouldn't under estimate the GTI, especially if it has a larger turbo.

My previous car was a GTI with a Ko4 turbo... My laptimes around Buttonwillow where 2:11's which was held back by the software tune that I had which caused me to overheat by the 2nd or 3rd lap so rather than concentrate on driving I was always having to worry about the motor.

My buddy is getting 2:08 around Buttonwillow CW13 in a similar tuned GTI with the Ko4, BBK, Coilovers, grippy tires, full interior, no aero mods...

Just did Buttonwillow this past weekend in my stock M3 and the best I can manage is 2:15 laptimes where as the modded M3's where 2:10's to sub 2

Also... GTI's with a Ko4 are easily capable of a 12 sec quarter mile at close to 120 mph with a proper launch... And then there are GTI's with stage 3+ turbo that have 450 whp going to the wrong end.

All this and the car would still get 27 to 30mpg...

Anyhow since selling the GTI I moved the turbo and all its supporting mods into my wife's Stock looking Passat CC
There will always be someone that says do not underestimate this car. I will in stock trim. Been there done that with a dozen faster cars.

At the end of the day its a GTI Volkswagen, just like Lamborghini and Koenigsegg owners say at the end of the day you drive a 3 series M3. lol It goes all ways.
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i imagine it's an outcome very similar to this:

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We all got to start somewhere.... And my gti was tuned.



$ for $ - my '09 GTI was the best car I've ever owned.

6spd, power nothing and the dealer threw in wheels/tires from the Fahrenheit Jetta GLi (I couldn't stand the stockers). Had a mild APR tune and it was a riot.

My next winter beater will be a 4d Golf R.

Anyway, OP - I'd give the kid/guy a break. The GTi is probably their first taste of performance. You tearing ass to triple digits when he showed up on your bumper was probably the biggest compliment you could have paid him.
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