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Mk1 Golf - Jetta - Scirocco / Re: MK1 Scirocco's in NZ.
« Last post by dave on April 09, 2021, 10:40:53 am »
You just described my perfect car
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Mk5 Golf - Jetta - Eos / Re: MK5 GTI vs. MK8, which is better?
« Last 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.....
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Mk1 Golf - Jetta - Scirocco / Re: MK1 Scirocco's in NZ.
« Last post by sifty on April 09, 2021, 08:50:17 am »
Fair enough. If it was a four door I bet you'd keep it.
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Mk5 Golf - Jetta - Eos / Re: MK5 GTI vs. MK8, which is better?
« Last 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.





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General Discussion / Re: Auf wiedersehen Sabine
« Last post by the phantom on April 08, 2021, 08:48:56 pm »
the hugely affectionate Top Gear sendoff

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

with all generations of Top Gear represented, Hammond particularly heart felt
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Technical Stuff / Wheel spacer advice
« Last post by heylinb4nz on April 08, 2021, 08:25:27 pm »
Fitted some 3mm spacers to front wheels on RS5 (to give some more caliper clearance). Noticed the spacer is smaller in diameter than the wheel mounting face and hub face....by about 30mm. Consequently the outer part of wheel face isn't  flush with hub. (ie unsupported). Is this a) safe and b) normal.

Pic here
https://www.a5oc.com/threads/wheel-spacer-hub-to-wheel-face-gap.176458/#post-1619359
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Mk1 Golf - Jetta - Scirocco / Re: Sifty's MK1 GTI...
« Last post by 80 Vert on April 08, 2021, 08:15:13 pm »
Why donít you shift the engine and gearbox forward 20mm to gain some firewall clearance?

Did that already  ;D Problem solved
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Mk1 Golf - Jetta - Scirocco / Re: MK1 Scirocco's in NZ.
« Last post by dave on April 08, 2021, 07:05:45 pm »
Nah I actually pulled it out to take it down to the scrap yard aye. Just have too many projects and canít finish them all
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Mk1 Golf - Jetta - Scirocco / Re: MK1 Scirocco's in NZ.
« Last post by sifty on April 08, 2021, 07:00:03 pm »
You should get some Enkei G Zeros and paint this metallic green like a V can
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Mk1 Golf - Jetta - Scirocco / Re: MK1 Scirocco's in NZ.
« Last post by dave on April 08, 2021, 06:23:31 pm »

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