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Offline jsan083

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Re: Mk5 Owners - Your cars please
« Reply #360 on: October 03, 2017, 09:33:00 am »
2006 Golf R32

LED lights
Flapper Mod
Front lip
Tints

Plans to sell due to it being thirsty on fuel especially driving in traffic every day



Offline timwright

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« Reply #361 on: November 11, 2017, 06:07:41 pm »

Hey,

I just got a 2009 Golf GTI Pirelli. It's lovely - my first VW! Currently it's very stock, but depending on any advice, that might change...

Tim


Offline BINKZ

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Re: Mk5 Owners - Your cars please
« Reply #362 on: January 28, 2018, 04:52:06 pm »
Hey,

I just got a 2009 Golf GTI Pirelli. It's lovely - my first VW! Currently it's very stock, but depending on any advice, that might change...

Tim

Hey man welcome to the club.
At the very least i would suggest getting a Stage 1 or 1+ (95/98 octane) Unitronic Tune.
Ups the horsepower from like 230 to 300+
I have done it on my own Pirelli GTI and it's worth every penny, completely different beast.
"Where must we go, we who wander this wasteland, in search of our better selves." - The First History of Man

Offline Knoxy

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Re: Mk5 Owners - Your cars please
« Reply #363 on: February 06, 2018, 02:14:34 pm »
Hi guys,

Recently pulled the trigger on a 2008 Pirelli Edition DSG with 66000km. I'm the first NZ owner so I had everything serviced as soon as I got it, including the all important DSG oil change.

This is my first VW and it's replacing a 1997 Jeep Cherokee that was lifted on big mud tyres... a different experience to say the least.

Given the big increase in performance over my last vehicle I'm happy to get to know the car and leave it stock for the next wee while at least. A Remap will be on the cards after that.

Offline BINKZ

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Re: Mk5 Owners - Your cars please
« Reply #364 on: February 06, 2018, 04:00:02 pm »
Hi guys,

Recently pulled the trigger on a 2008 Pirelli Edition DSG with 66000km. I'm the first NZ owner so I had everything serviced as soon as I got it, including the all important DSG oil change.

This is my first VW and it's replacing a 1997 Jeep Cherokee that was lifted on big mud tyres... a different experience to say the least.

Given the big increase in performance over my last vehicle I'm happy to get to know the car and leave it stock for the next wee while at least. A Remap will be on the cards after that.

Another Pirelli owner woot. Welcome  >:D
"Where must we go, we who wander this wasteland, in search of our better selves." - The First History of Man

Offline EINZ

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« Reply #365 on: February 17, 2018, 05:05:50 pm »
Hi forum, I'd thought to share my old MK5 Pirelli with you, did some performance upgrades to her including Stage 2+ APR, DSG tune, BC coils, Milltek, R32 front brakes, R32 rear bumper, intake etc etc. Kind of miss her, she was quick and awesome to drive., she went to a good owner though.

I then jumped into a MK7 GTI, gave her a similar treatment APR Stage 2, Milltek Downpipe, coilovers, PS4s tyres, so far pretty happy with it.











« Last Edit: February 17, 2018, 05:11:29 pm by EINZ »

Offline 22

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« Reply #366 on: February 17, 2018, 06:36:51 pm »
How do you find the MK7 GTI vs the MK5 GTI? same sort of fun to drive?

I've got a stage 2 MK5 6spd, but looking to go for either a MK6R or MK7 GTI - same mods, stage 2 etc.

I love the look of the MK7 GTI, but also want to try the 4WD of the MK6R

Offline EINZ

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« Reply #367 on: February 17, 2018, 10:07:42 pm »
How do you find the MK7 GTI vs the MK5 GTI? same sort of fun to drive?

I've got a stage 2 MK5 6spd, but looking to go for either a MK6R or MK7 GTI - same mods, stage 2 etc.

I love the look of the MK7 GTI, but also want to try the 4WD of the MK6R

To be honest, I probably enjoyed driving the MK5 more as it was more raw and brutal. To me, the MK7 is more mature, lighter, better chassis, more refined and fuel efficient, dsg is improved etc.

I test drove the MK6R before I brought the MK7. I think you get alot for your money in the GTI. plus I just wanted a newer car.

In stock form, I found the MK6R to feel more like a touring car rather than a hot hatch, with a tune and mods sure its a different story.  In the end, it depends on your goals, I think if your going for straight power and speed from the lights, you cant beat the 4WD. But if you want some drama get the GTI and invest in good tyres. 

My butt dyno tells me my stage 2 MK7 is faster than my MK5 at Stage 2+ but probably not much in it really.

Offline 22

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« Reply #368 on: February 17, 2018, 10:18:11 pm »
To be honest, I probably enjoyed driving the MK5 more as it was more raw and brutal. To me, the MK7 is more mature, lighter, better chassis, more refined and fuel efficient, dsg is improved etc.

I test drove the MK6R before I brought the MK7. I think you get alot for your money in the GTI. plus I just wanted a newer car.

In stock form, I found the MK6R to feel more like a touring car rather than a hot hatch, with a tune and mods sure its a different story.  In the end, it depends on your goals, I think if your going for straight power and speed from the lights, you cant beat the 4WD. But if you want some drama get the GTI and invest in good tyres. 

My butt dyno tells me my stage 2 MK7 is faster than my MK5 at Stage 2+ but probably not much in it really.

Thanks for the reply.  I've heard a lot of stories that the MK6R is more of a cruiser, though more awoken once bolt-ons + tune.  I think the car will be driven daily, mainly to work and back + a bit of weekend driving. 

I think i'll test drive both like you did and see what feels more engaging. 

I love the MK5, but just like you I want something newer though with a bit more power.

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« Reply #369 on: February 18, 2018, 08:20:27 am »
I've recently read a couple of "which is the best Golf GTI" articles, MK5 all the way

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xg43AedLHtY

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CShriIFLmi0

etc.
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Offline Jdoit

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« Reply #371 on: February 19, 2018, 05:07:54 pm »
Hi everyone...
2005 VW Golf Gti Black.

Forge Twintake Cold Intake
Milltek Turbo Back Exhaust.
3 inch pipe non-resonated, hi-flow cat,
Cerakote ‘Black Velvet’ exhaust tips.
Stage 2 Tune from NZ Performance Tuning

18" ABT AR alloys in Gloss Black.

Goes like a rocket... I Love it!

Dan

Offline NicB83

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« Reply #372 on: April 26, 2018, 12:22:00 pm »
Hi all,

My name is Nic and Im new to the forum having recently bought a 2007 Golf GTI. I'm located in Wellington  :D The new car is pretty stock standard but I have been on the look out for one for a while.
Get In, Shut Up and Hang On! ;)

Offline DA7X

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« Reply #373 on: July 12, 2018, 03:50:35 pm »
Hi guys,

Well after a big search for “my” perfect Mk 5 GTI, I’ve just bought an ‘05 manual.

I knew deep down that I wanted a manual, test drove with the DSG back to back, and in the end am over the moon with my decision.

Will try and get some photos up soon.

Alex
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Offline The Red Warrior

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« Reply #374 on: July 12, 2018, 06:38:07 pm »
I take it we're talking a GTI?

Offline DA7X

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« Reply #375 on: July 13, 2018, 09:05:18 pm »
Yep, sorry GTI  ;D

Offline The Red Warrior

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« Reply #376 on: July 14, 2018, 10:11:30 am »
I've got an 05 manual too. Still love it after 4 years and many mods.

Offline DA7X

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« Reply #377 on: July 14, 2018, 02:17:36 pm »
I've got an 05 manual too. Still love it after 4 years and many mods.

I’m looking at initially doing the stage one upgrade in August or September. Did you have any issues with your OEM clutch slipping or did you just upgrade right away?

Anyway stoked with the car. I remember seeing a red MK5 at the Sydney Motor Show back in 2005 and knew then one day I wanted one. Needless to say, the wait has been worth it.

Offline The Red Warrior

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« Reply #378 on: July 15, 2018, 08:48:01 pm »
I’m looking at initially doing the stage one upgrade in August or September. Did you have any issues with your OEM clutch slipping or did you just upgrade right away?

Anyway stoked with the car. I remember seeing a red MK5 at the Sydney Motor Show back in 2005 and knew then one day I wanted one. Needless to say, the wait has been worth it.

Went stage 1 at about 120k then stage 2+ at about 130k. Just replaced the clutch recently at 166k.
It hadn't been slipping but went up in a cloud of smoke as I was reversing up a steep driveway and couldn't see where I was going. I was having to ride the clutch while being given directions. Next thing, clutch is out and I'm not moving.