What are your thoughts on the MK5?

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What are your thoughts on the MK5?

Postby BigSkyGLI on Mar Sat 18, 2006 9:40 pm

Just wondering what opinions are on the MK5 Jetta or GTI.

I must say that they have really grown on me. At first I hated the new shape, but the longer I look the more I see the VW in them. So far I have only driven the Jettas. One was TDI the other had the 2.5 5 cylinder.

The TDI is actually a blast to drive. The torque is incredible and the MK5 seems to be pretty tossable, although I didn't have an opportunity to really drive hard.

The 2.5 is nice and smooth and has a nice note to the exhaust.

Anyway, I am just trying to get some threads going so... :?
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Re: What are your thoughts on the MK5?

Postby Mikewire on Mar Sun 19, 2006 2:50 pm

BigSkyGTI wrote:Just wondering what opinions are on the MK5 Jetta or GTI.

I must say that they have really grown on me. At first I hated the new shape, but the longer I look the more I see the VW in them. So far I have only driven the Jettas. One was TDI the other had the 2.5 5 cylinder.

The TDI is actually a blast to drive. The torque is incredible and the MK5 seems to be pretty tossable, although I didn't have an opportunity to really drive hard.

The 2.5 is nice and smooth and has a nice note to the exhaust.

Anyway, I am just trying to get some threads going so... :?


Honestly, If I were looking at the MKV I would choose the GLI - otherwise I would pick up an S4 or A4 over @ Dick Walter Audi. I think the new Jettas look too much like the Toyotas and not enough euro...In about 3 yrs when my car is paid off I will be up there test driving an Audi.

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Postby BigSkyGLI on Mar Mon 20, 2006 10:44 am

I have to agree, that looks wise, the MK5 has taken a lot to get used to and I would also choose a GLI.

The 2.0T is such a smooth motor. Its hard to believe it is a turbo really. I enjoyed it more than the 3.6 when i was taking Passats home.
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Postby ValveFloat on Mar Mon 20, 2006 11:21 am

I still do not like the rear of the Jetta, or the chrome thing on the front either.
I really like the new GTI, I think the front end works well on it, and I love the rear.
I have only driven an A3 with the new 2.0FSI, but I was really impressed by that engine, and I have not driven the 2.5.
I was glad to see the standard Golf as shown at Detroit, or was it Chicago, has the same front end as the Euro Golf, which looks much better than the Jetta in my opinion.
I am looking forward to the four door golf with TDI, and I hope we get the new generation of TDI engines sometime.
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Postby ST33ZY P on Mar Mon 20, 2006 6:33 pm

GTI = HATED IT AT FIRST AND NOW I WANT ONE!
JETTA = HATED IT AT FIRST AND STILL HATE IT!

The GTI has grown on me so much and after seeing alot of the parts they are making for them, I want one bad.

The GTI looks like a Camery or Avalon. Its too generic for my taste.

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Postby BigSkyGLI on Mar Mon 20, 2006 11:18 pm

I felt the same way about both. Today I had the great idea :idea: to buy a GLI grill and throw it in a white TDI, chip it and add some wheels and a drop...ooooo...I think it would look pretty hot.
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Postby ValveFloat on Mar Tue 21, 2006 9:23 am

hmmmm, not a bad idea.
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Postby BigSkyGLI on Mar Thu 23, 2006 3:26 pm

Nicely done Joe...I dig it a lot...
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Postby Dagger281 on Apr Thu 27, 2006 10:29 pm

I have to admit, the 2.0 FSI is one hell of an engine. My friend has a 3.2 VR6 A4 and that engine definitly kicks ass as Joe knows as well. Yet, the 2.0FSI seemed to be just as powerful with little or no turbo lag, very impressive!
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P.S Joe, the R32 can still romp that A4, LOL...been in both he he... :P
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Postby Rennwagen1 on Nov Thu 16, 2006 5:43 pm

This is one that I would like to see. Look closely......Mk5 4-door GTI!

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