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VOLKSWAGEN => Mk5 Golf - Jetta - Eos => Topic started by: the phantom on January 07, 2021, 11:53:27 pm

Title: MK5 GTI vs. MK8, which is better?
Post by: the phantom on January 07, 2021, 11:53:27 pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RKQ8mkQAa3c (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RKQ8mkQAa3c)
Title: Re: MK5 GTI vs. MK8, which is better?
Post by: schattenblau on January 08, 2021, 07:44:47 pm
 ;D

should have kept mine ?

hmmmmm
Title: Re: MK5 GTI vs. MK8, which is better?
Post by: the phantom on January 09, 2021, 10:12:25 am
yeah, I always check the rego of any united grey GTI I see to see if it's my old one
Title: Re: MK5 GTI vs. MK8, which is better?
Post by: brian on January 09, 2021, 11:03:46 am
;D

should have kept mine ?

hmmmmm

Do I detect a slight decline in enthusiasim for the Megane? ;)
Title: Re: MK5 GTI vs. MK8, which is better?
Post by: schattenblau on January 09, 2021, 12:59:23 pm
After driving some of the latest hot hatches - Fiesta ST, GR Yaris - I have a newfound appreciation of small cars.

Those two are real giant killers.

 ;D
Title: Re: MK5 GTI vs. MK8, which is better?
Post by: breakfastdude on January 09, 2021, 09:54:02 pm
yeah, I always check the rego of any united grey GTI I see to see if it's my old one
I've got a united grey gti, what was the rego of yours?
Title: Re: MK5 GTI vs. MK8, which is better?
Post by: the phantom on January 09, 2021, 11:04:13 pm
I've got a united grey gti, what was the rego of yours?
ERW537, NZ new 2008, I won it in a Top Gear magazine competition
Title: Re: MK5 GTI vs. MK8, which is better?
Post by: breakfastdude on January 10, 2021, 12:01:58 pm
ERW537, NZ new 2008, I won it in a Top Gear magazine competition
Unfortunately your one isn't the one in my hands right now. Jeez, that would've been crazy awesome when you knew you won?
Title: Re: MK5 GTI vs. MK8, which is better?
Post by: schattenblau on January 10, 2021, 04:25:36 pm
Do cars of similar colour hang out together ?

 ;D

When I had my GTI there were 3, maybe 4 Shadow Blue GTI in town.
Title: Re: MK5 GTI vs. MK8, which is better?
Post by: The Red Warrior on January 10, 2021, 07:52:13 pm
They must do, because that seems to be the rarest colour :)
Title: Re: MK5 GTI vs. MK8, which is better?
Post by: NZDoug on January 11, 2021, 08:51:00 am
IMHO, I think the original Mk.5 was the most modern radical car in 2005, hence most classic.
So good in red.
Too many tickets.....
Title: Re: MK5 GTI vs. MK8, which is better?
Post by: hamuera on April 08, 2021, 04:01:46 pm
MK4 -> MK5  :o
MK7 -> MK8  :-\
Title: Re: MK5 GTI vs. MK8, which is better?
Post by: albert7550 on April 08, 2021, 05:39:57 pm
Yes and no... if you can look past the peeling interior trim and the fading red LED screen in the mk5 maybe 😁 has always bugged the hell out of me when I had one, but I am anal about things like that. Also don't agree though that the ride comfort was that good. Maybe they have stiffened it up a lot in the mk8 but the mk7s I drove had much better ride than the mk5.
Title: Re: MK5 GTI vs. MK8, which is better?
Post by: RS on April 09, 2021, 08:44:06 am
Yes and no... if you can look past the peeling interior trim and the fading red LED screen in the mk5 maybe 😁 has always bugged the hell out of me when I had one, but I am anal about things like that. Also don't agree though that the ride comfort was that good. Maybe they have stiffened it up a lot in the mk8 but the mk7s I drove had much better ride than the mk5.

Thats the beauty of the MK5 now though, being a VW hatchback you just need to pop to Pic-A-Part or Zebra and stock up on trim bits from lesser models to keep it fresh.

The advancements in cars since 2004 have mainly been what gizmo's go into them and POWER, I would find it very hard to justify forking out 65k for a Mk8 vs buying the nicest Mk5 and adding a $1000 head unit with car play etc.

The same cant really be said if you compare a 1990 Golf to a 2005 Golf in terms f refinement and dynamics.





Title: Re: MK5 GTI vs. MK8, which is better?
Post by: 80 Vert on April 09, 2021, 09:13:21 am
Why compare a manual 3 door mk5 with a DSG 5 door MK8.....