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Offline VAGHAG

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2008 GTI Cup Edition
« on: November 24, 2012, 07:54:03 pm »
Hey everyone,

This is my first post really, would really appreciate any advice on the Cup Edition that I'm about to buy. I used to own 2002 Seat Ibiza Cupra R in London, this looks like it's about the same spec. Is there anything I should watch out for on them? By the way I have owned evo 8's sti's golf gti's and this polo was by far the most fun I have had with my clothes on  :) loved every minute of it.!
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Re: 2008 GTI Cup Edition
« Reply #1 on: November 24, 2012, 11:28:59 pm »
there are less then 10 of these currently in NZ, that I am aware of.
The Cup edition had the body kit, and not much else. It's pretty much just a dressed up GTI.

The only thing I am aware of about these are the fact if you don't cool the turbo down properly after a spirited drive.
They have a tendency of loosening the bolts from the turbo to Exhaust manifold.

Otherwise, they are great cars. Look good, drive nicely and go like cut cats with a mere tune. But with intake, tune and turbo back exhaust you can push these out to approx 145-165kw's at the front wheels. So lighter then MK5, almost similar power figures and much better power to weight ratio,
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Offline rambo_005

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Re: 2008 GTI Cup Edition
« Reply #2 on: November 25, 2012, 03:08:02 am »
The Polo GTI Cup Edition had a 132kw/180hp 1.8T, not the 110kW/150hp of the standard Polo GTI.
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Offline VAGHAG

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Re: 2008 GTI Cup Edition
« Reply #3 on: November 25, 2012, 08:32:37 am »
there are less then 10 of these currently in NZ, that I am aware of.
The Cup edition had the body kit, and not much else. It's pretty much just a dressed up GTI.

The only thing I am aware of about these are the fact if you don't cool the turbo down properly after a spirited drive.
They have a tendency of loosening the bolts from the turbo to Exhaust manifold.

Otherwise, they are great cars. Look good, drive nicely and go like cut cats with a mere tune. But with intake, tune and turbo back exhaust you can push these out to approx 145-165kw's at the front wheels. So lighter then MK5, almost similar power figures and much better power to weight ratio,

Thanks mate, yeah I was thinking the cup edition had a few extra horse's over the standard gti. Either way it was an absolute hoot to drive.
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Offline VAGHAG

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Re: 2008 GTI Cup Edition
« Reply #4 on: November 25, 2012, 08:33:39 am »
The Polo GTI Cup Edition had a 132kw/180hp 1.8T, not the 110kW/150hp of the standard Polo GTI.

Cheers Rambo !!!
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Re: 2008 GTI Cup Edition
« Reply #5 on: November 25, 2012, 08:41:55 am »
If its this one: http://www.trademe.co.nz/motors/used-cars/volkswagen/polo/auction-514204131.htm
I think its well over priced. If I were you I'd look into importing one from Japan.
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Re: 2008 GTI Cup Edition
« Reply #6 on: November 25, 2012, 09:32:07 am »
If its this one: http://www.trademe.co.nz/motors/used-cars/volkswagen/polo/auction-514204131.htm
I think its well over priced. If I were you I'd look into importing one from Japan.


Yes it is that one, comparing it to the other gti's that i have seen on trade me it does't seem that over priced does it ??

I would love to import my own especially a 3 dr model instead but I wouldn't know where to start ??

Thanks
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Re: 2008 GTI Cup Edition
« Reply #7 on: November 25, 2012, 11:52:46 am »
The Polo GTI Cup Edition had a 132kw/180hp 1.8T, not the 110kW/150hp of the standard Polo GTI.

fairly sure it's purely mapping nothing more for the 132kw, ain't it?
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Re: 2008 GTI Cup Edition
« Reply #8 on: November 25, 2012, 12:02:13 pm »
GLIDN is correct. It's only a mear tune difference and body kit. Slightly lower too. I have to say I do love the wheels!

I would not consider them any better than standard GTIs if you are planning to tune them. If you want to keep it factory then it's another story.
I do not think they are overpriced especially that black model if it's full genuine cup model. Even though the mileage is touch high.

Be sure to check out the mileage / service history, as apparently to change the mileage is as easy as buying a 50 pound software and plug in the number you like. Or switch the instrument panel.

Aside, Polo is the longest keeping car I have ever had. It sure is super fun. Driving Golf GTI back to back, Polo feels like a go kart, Golf more like a grand tourer in comparison.

Like GLIDN said, it's easy to get power out. Mine should be 140kw at wheels. If you want more then you go with a front mount intercooler which will net you another 7kw or so. 150kw at wheels is doable at reasonable cost.
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Re: 2008 GTI Cup Edition
« Reply #9 on: November 25, 2012, 06:00:40 pm »
those look like MK5 GTI front seats
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Re: 2008 GTI Cup Edition
« Reply #10 on: November 25, 2012, 10:40:33 pm »
GLIDN is correct. It's only a mear tune difference and body kit. Slightly lower too. I have to say I do love the wheels!

I would not consider them any better than standard GTIs if you are planning to tune them. If you want to keep it factory then it's another story.
I do not think they are overpriced especially that black model if it's full genuine cup model. Even though the mileage is touch high.

Be sure to check out the mileage / service history, as apparently to change the mileage is as easy as buying a 50 pound software and plug in the number you like. Or switch the instrument panel.

Aside, Polo is the longest keeping car I have ever had. It sure is super fun. Driving Golf GTI back to back, Polo feels like a go kart, Golf more like a grand tourer in comparison.

Like GLIDN said, it's easy to get power out. Mine should be 140kw at wheels. If you want more then you go with a front mount intercooler which will net you another 7kw or so. 150kw at wheels is doable at reasonable cost.

Thanks Polo GTI, some really interesting and useful points.
Do you know at what k's should the cam belt have been ?

Cheers
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Re: 2008 GTI Cup Edition
« Reply #11 on: November 25, 2012, 11:07:46 pm »
What more could you want? 30hp more than a standard one, a nice body kit, nice wheels and lower suspension. I'd say it's worthy of being called 'Cup Edition' and certainly not just a dressed up GTI or just merely tuned. Apparently the brakes are bigger/better also, I can't confirm that though.

I like them 8)
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Re: 2008 GTI Cup Edition
« Reply #12 on: November 26, 2012, 07:43:29 am »

Yes it is that one, comparing it to the other gti's that i have seen on trade me it does't seem that over priced does it ??

I would love to import my own especially a 3 dr model instead but I wouldn't know where to start ??

Thanks

Ill see what I can find. But at those kms at that price I think they are asking way to much.
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Re: 2008 GTI Cup Edition
« Reply #13 on: November 26, 2012, 08:57:10 am »
What more could you want? 30hp more than a standard one, a nice body kit, nice wheels and lower suspension. I'd say it's worthy of being called 'Cup Edition' and certainly not just a dressed up GTI or just merely tuned. Apparently the brakes are bigger/better also, I can't confirm that though.

I like them 8)

Yes Rambo they also had larger brakes, I love it!!!
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MY01 Seat Ibiza Cupra 1.8 20v Turbo
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Re: 2008 GTI Cup Edition
« Reply #14 on: November 26, 2012, 08:58:02 am »
Ill see what I can find. But at those kms at that price I think they are asking way to much.

That would be great if you could, thanks
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MY01 Seat Ibiza Cupra 1.8 20v Turbo
MY05 VW Polo Gti 1.8 20v Turbo
MY05 VW Golf Gti 2.0 TFSI
MY09 VW Golf Gti Pirelli Edition 2.0 TFSI