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2k5 GTi?

Discussion in 'Reality Check' started by Shafft, Oct 11, 2004.

  1. Shafft

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    not too bad actually..

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    IRVINE, CA - For 2005, Volkswagen introduces an all-new Golf and GTI, bigger and more refined than any previous Golf in almost every respect. Already tooling around the streets of Europe, the sporty GTI will land first in the U.S. late in 2004 while the Golf will go on sale in the spring of 2005. As with the current Golf, it will be available in three- or five-door hatchback configurations.

    Heading up the list of changes to the 2005 Volkswagen Golf is exterior design. Overall length increases by 2.3 inches, it's wider by one inch and it's taller by 1.5 inches. These stretched dimensions should make even more spacious a car that's already renowned for its generous headroom and cargo space. In terms of styling, the 2005 VW Golf isn't dramatically different from the previous generation, following the familiar two-box template laid down decades ago. The rear is as boxy as ever, but the hood is more steeply sloped to create a wedge-like profile. Creases on either side of the bonnet follow the lines of the clear-lens headlamps to add character and flair.

    Underneath the sheetmetal, an all-new suspension with a strut-type front and multilink rear layout combined with electromechanical steering is touted to provide the 2005 Volkswagen Golf with much more responsive and athletic handling than its predecessor. Drivers will rejoice in the 80 percent increase in torsional rigidity, making the new Golf and GTI stiff, responsive and less susceptible to cabin creaks and groans.

    Specifications for the North American lineup of engines have not been officially released, but we expect a 1.9-liter turbodiesel inline four-cylinder engine making about 105 horsepower and a 2.5-liter powerplant producing around 150 horsepower for the 2005 Volkswagen Golf. Euro-spec transmissions include a five- or six-speed manual, or a six-speed automatic transmission. We should also see the introduction of Volkswagen's Direct Selection Gearbox (DSG), which eliminates gear change jolts to provide a more refined driving character. Fifteen-inch wheels will come standard, but 16- and 17-inch wheels are options.

    The 2005 Volkswagen GTI sports a tauter suspension, meatier tires and wheels, and a 200-horsepower turbocharged version of the 2.0-liter engine. Unique exterior styling cues will provide greater distinction between the sporty GTI and the regular Golf, and the interior is likely to include thicker seat bolsters and special trim.

    Other features include stability control, power lumbar seat adjustment, automatic climate control and a navigation system. The 2005 Volkswagen Golf will start at a base price of about $17,000 and is likely to cost as much as $25,000 with every option, which just undercuts the price range of another premium German hatchback, the Mercedes-Benz C-Coupe, and runs a couple grand higher than the new 2004 Mazda 3.
     
  2. kitty kat

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    hmmmm different.. although it kinda reminds me of a civic! :ugh:
     
  3. dpwu32

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    That thing is fucking putrid.... :o :puke:
     
  4. Lex Lucas

    feels good.

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    Not a fan of the front... I think it looks a little too roundish, compared to the rest of the car.
     
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    looks like a new SiR with 05 RSX headlights.

    they strayed from their boxy style and it looks what honda produced 2-3 years ago.
     
  7. redliner

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    Word, VW guys must not be feelin this
     
  8. Benedict

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    this one is a little better folks...
    im feelin this one
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  9. redliner

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    I am feelin it as well, it just screams honda knock off though
     
  10. Benedict

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    you can say honda knock off all u want... i still think THIS one is alot nicer then the new SIR..

    when u think about it.. the civic hatch and the GTI were always kinda similar for the different companys... same class/ size etc...
     
  11. Boots

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    hello SiR!
     
  12. redliner

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    so now they look the same as well
     
  13. Benedict

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    Those cars are so different it not even funny haha.
     
  15. billybob

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    Considering that they are in a highly competitive sport compact market....... they really look alike. The VW is much nicer IMO.

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  16. Benedict

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    well that VW does have an aftermarket kit and BMW wheels on there... it kinda helps the cause

    i like them both
     
  17. Digital_7

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    what the heck happened there? not bad lookin' but not all that great either
     
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    I really like the new GTi. I don't get how everyone says it looks like the new Si (SiR). Of course, they are both hatchbacks similar in dimension but that is right where the similarities stop. The detailing and everything are different, profiles, etc. They look nothing alike to me.
     
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    Nice bmw wheels :wtf:
     
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    Now the pic of that gti is much better than the red one. Though it isn't stock so that would mean you would have to buy it and then immediately change it so that you don't go and puke... The blue gti is pretty nice. Between the sir i'm not sure which I like better... I like the longer feel of the sir, it doesn't look so scruntched together when looking at the two..
     
  21. boob

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    no thanks. i'm not the biggest fan of the mkIV either.
     
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    I like it, it is kinda similar to the SiR, but alot nicer.
     
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    I'm sure it'll grow on me...
     
  24. Still slow

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    Thats the first thing I said.
     
  25. tunedforester

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    It reminds me of a Volkswagen.
     
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    ...am I the only one that just laughs at the people that say it reminds them of a Civic? It's almost like they have no idea where the Civic got that style from....
     
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    Yup they look like the SIR to me as well! gross for VW!
     
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    i was referring to the 93 civic style of the first pic with the red vw. the rear quarter panels to the hatch looks a lot the same as that year civic.
     
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    To me the front looks so Porshe Cayenne to me. The rest looks like a bastardized mix of the mazda 3 hatch and SIR.
     
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    Well....I'm not too pleased with it. Im glad I got into the MKIV. I guess I'll just wait until I see one on tha foe real.
     
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    Just FYI, the MkV has better steering, better suspension, and is lighter.
     
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    I dig it.
     
  33. Redshift

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    One of my favourite quotes is from the recent issue of CAR magazine from the UK, talking about how the MK VI GTI is going back to the roots of the GTI is a light and nimble car.

    They referred to dressing the Mk IV Golf up as a GTI was like putting cleats and a running jersey on John Candy and trying pass him off as an elite athlete...
     
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    I like all 3409 lbs I have lol. But yeah people are saying that it drives like a highly refined MKIV. Which, as we can both imagine, would be super sick.
     
  35. DC5-S

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    but will they be in the shop getting electrical work as often at the mkiv's? :lol:
     

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