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Re: Mk5 Owners - Your cars please
« Reply #30 on: July 14, 2007, 09:05:44 pm »
Hi, bargain of the century!!! the new 30th edition GTI is a true wolf in disguise. The engine is not a std gti, its basically a S3 motor, with the KC04 turbo and other mods. I brought one last month in red, dsg etc nice with the 230hp but I knew it could do more. Look below the surface and you shall find a engine that could be remapped to preform alot better. I looked at superchips UK and yes they have remapped a edition 30 to a whopping 307hp that is 228kw. Well to cut a long story short I just upgraded my wifes car with the bluefin product......and wow what a car......this car with the upgrade turns in to a beast from hell. Yes putting the power down through 2 wheels is not easy but it can handle it, and what you get is 1336kg of car and 228kw of smooth delivering power that is close to a super car. 180mph/290kph and a 0 to 100 in around 5 secs I haven't been able to measure it.....but bloody fast. I have'nt had this much fun since getting chased by the police as a teenager in my MK1 lotus cortina and that was slow. So if you smart you will look at grabbing one of these babies, remember only 30 coming to NZ. I was so impressed I just ordered another 1 as my wife does'nt like me driving hers, mine is black which I get next week. Don't delay as there are only a few left for sale, so re-mortgage the house, sell the kids, sell the wife, win lotto. Just do it. Cheers MM http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Lwc8eB9lHQ
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Re: Mk5 Owners - Your cars please
« Reply #31 on: July 14, 2007, 10:09:01 pm »
Tiff Needle is a  GOD on the track this is a good ad for the new GTI
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kKxCT1UK_sE

There was a clip of him driving the ford Puma a couple of years back when it was vote Top Gears car of the year I think it was Quentin Wilson who sat in the back without his seat belt on and ended up doing sumasaults as Tiff balanced it on the edge
I'll say it again Tiff is GOD >:D >:D >:D >:D

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Re: Mk5 Owners - Your cars please
« Reply #32 on: July 15, 2007, 08:18:27 am »
Sounds great fun Madmax100 and the car sounds like a complete mad man!  >:D

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« Reply #33 on: July 15, 2007, 03:46:15 pm »
Thanks, a lot of fun. Question: What is it with Auckland drivers who hog the outside lane doing 90-100kph? haven't they heard of the keep left rule unless they overtaking. Only in NZ, sorry to the guy in the Honda people mover today doing 90k's up a hill with his finger up his backside on the northern motorway, he got a little upset when I under took him.....for some reason his lights seem to be flashing. I was 'nt going that much faster, yet they feel they have the right to control our road use and lane hog.

What is it with the police they can only nick people for speeding, why not the stuffed turkeys for lane hogging???? I suppose its easy to nick people for a instant fine than it is to nick those that cause frustration on our motorways. Come on boys in blue wake up and stop collecting tax and think about road safety and dealing to poor driving skill.
I have driven for 18 years in NZ never have had a speeding ticket from a police car (have had a few from those white dustbins that sit on the side of the road in the most odd places....road safety....yeh right.... I drink tui's too. Well that's my moan for Sunday, back to work tomorrow, have fun and  enjoy your week. Cheers MM
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Re: Mk5 Owners - Your cars please
« Reply #34 on: June 30, 2008, 09:01:35 pm »
What car do you have?

Year/Model/Engine/Colour/Spec/etc.

Modifications and plans?

Photos as well.
 

08 MK5 GTI BMP with the DSG box. Had it now for about 6 weeks, totally addicted to the driving experience, 6500 k's already!!

I will keep the car completely stock original. I have owned many air-cooled beetles/kombi's and have always appreciated the opportunity to own old original cars more than anything else.

The wife owns a MK4 that we bought from John(vert1), thanks John, has been an awesome little car so far. Our garage looks great with both cars together.

I have been on holiday for the last couple of weeks and have pretty much done nothing else but blast around the South Island.

My first good drive was from ChCh, across the Arthur's Pass, around lake Brunner, back over the Lewis Pass, Hanmer Springs then back to ChCh, no tickets.

Next was a drive south to Oamaru, catch up with some friends, inland to Waimate, Kurow, then onto Otematata, Omarama, north Twizel, Lake Pukaki, onto Fairlie, Geraldine, Ashburton then home, no tickets.

Next up was with the family to Queenstown, getting there saw us head back over Arthur's Pass to the West Coast, south through Hokitika, Hasst and on down to Wanaka then to Queenstown, no tickets. 10 hr road trip and could have turned around and done it again, the driving position and comfort is near on perfect for me.

On the way back from Queenstown, we headed south to Alexandra then across country taking in the 'Pig Route', some of the best driving roads there are!! Mile after mile of outstanding driving roads with no traffic, except for the one cop!! Hit the east coast south of Oamaru, turned north and on up through Oamaru, Timaru, Ashburton and on home. 1 ticket!!

To bring up the 6500 k's saw a quick trip up to Nelson, north out of ChCh, up through Culverden, past Hanmer, Springs Junction, Murchison to Nelson. Next day, caught up with some friends before heading south again before cutting across to Blenheim, south to Kaikoura before heading inland past Mt Lyford to Culverden then back out to SH1 before pointing my nose for home, no tickets.

For those of you that know these roads, you will know that they are some of the best. Mind blowing scenery, unpopulated, and with the MK5, a simply outstanding car to travel them in. Only having to go back to work stopped me going further.

I've prattled on enough about my travels and only briefly mentioned the car itself. To do that many K's in a few short weeks, I think tells you how much I love this car, i can't stop driving it, simple.

Struggled to upload some photo's, check some here ........ http://www.flickr.com/photos/11966916@N07/
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Re: Mk5 Owners - Your cars please
« Reply #35 on: July 01, 2008, 07:48:39 am »
Holy crap 6500 kms already!! You don't muck around then do you.
Looks very nice, easy to see why so many people like them  :laugh:
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Re: Mk5 Owners - Your cars please
« Reply #36 on: July 01, 2008, 08:19:16 pm »
Nice GTI in black. (is there any other colour for a golf!!!)

Your description of your travels makes me want to go on a roadtrip in my golf :'(

Id love to get a new GTI now. How much did it cost you?

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Re: Mk5 Owners - Your cars please
« Reply #37 on: July 02, 2008, 07:16:33 am »

How much did it cost you?


I have been into air-cooled VW's for many many years and have always enjoyed seeing one owner cars and the history that is built as the years tick over. That was my main motivation to buy new, so had to pay plenty. There are a ton of good used MK5's on the market, but they would never be the one owner car I hankered for. For me, it just adds something very special to the experience.
03' NZ New 4Motion Passat
MK2 GTI
56' Oval Beetle - stock
56' Oval Beetle - stock, project
57' Oval Beetle - modified, 2165cc engine, narrowed beam with disc brakes - project
65' Kombi
66' Split Kombi - Devon Torvette with Dormobile Pop Top
86 T25 Westfalia

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Re: Mk5 Owners - Your cars please
« Reply #38 on: July 03, 2008, 01:39:53 pm »
I've just bought a 2008 spec GTI DSG, Black Magic, Leather, Sunroof, Bluetooth, Ipod Connection, 18" Wheels, tinted windows, Euro plates.

Had the engine management software upgrade by Revo - taken the stock 200bhp/147kw up to 260bhp/191kw and 387nm of torque (thats the same as the Audi 4.2L V8).  Runs like a bat out of hell.

Badly need a radar detector...  :police:

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Re: Mk5 Owners - Your cars please
« Reply #39 on: July 03, 2008, 03:38:23 pm »
I've just bought a 2008 spec GTI DSG, Black Magic, Leather, Sunroof, Bluetooth, Ipod Connection, 18" Wheels, tinted windows, Euro plates.

Had the engine management software upgrade by Revo - taken the stock 200bhp/147kw up to 260bhp/191kw and 387nm of torque (thats the same as the Audi 4.2L V8).  Runs like a bat out of hell.

Badly need a radar detector...  :police:

Welcome to the forum. Sounds a very nice car. Where abouts in the country are you situated?
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Re: Mk5 Owners - Your cars please
« Reply #40 on: July 07, 2008, 10:14:37 am »
Thanks. I live in Auckland (Mt Eden) and work in the City.  Days like these, heated leather seats are a god-send.
I'm new at this - any track days planned for later in the year?

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« Reply #42 on: May 03, 2009, 10:12:00 pm »
Seems a bit watered-down, with the last post ages ago on most topic's...

But what the hell:  ;)

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Re: Mk5 Owners - Your cars please
« Reply #43 on: May 03, 2009, 11:15:16 pm »
MY08 TDI 2.0 GT Sport 4Motion 6 Speed Manual - Pearl Black

Nice!

I'd love one of those 8)

P.S. Welcome to VASK! ;D
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« Reply #44 on: May 04, 2009, 09:05:30 pm »
Thanks  ;D