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2002 GTI vs 2006 gti

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New User | Posts: 1 | Joined: 04/18
Posted: 04/30/18
04:29 AM

My 1996 golf gl that I have had for 4 years is nearing its end and I am looking for a new used car. Would a 2002 gti with 1.8t and the following description be better.

122,000 miles
5 Speed Transmission(Just had the shift linkage recently replaced with new ones)
New Tires on 18 inch wheels
Sunroof Top
Upgraded 3 inch exhaust no cats, rear 02 sensor deleted. May throw check engine light, can be tuned out, or buy a resistor
Lowered with new coilovers and springs
Front Mount Intercooler
Timing Belt and water pump done by original owner at 80k miles
Replacing Headlights this week with brand new European Depo lights and LED bulbs
Majority of hoses and intake replace with high quality Silicone Hoses
Turbo and piping replaced by original owner a while back.
MAY soon need new coil  pack and spark plugs


A 2006 gti 2.0t stock with 91000 miles only driven 2000 miles since bought from dealer

I'm no mechanic  or tuner I just love my golf ive had since highschool and I want a newer one
Which would provide more reliability and longevity?
All inputs appreciated Grin  

Just Try It1 Just Try It1
Moderator | Posts: 2796 | Joined: 08/14
Posted: 04/30/18
09:19 AM

go for the 2006.. cars missing parts suck and VW cats are crazy expensive.

or keep dumping money into yours.  

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